Crazy, Stupid, Love

In the opening scene of “Crazy, Stupid, Love”, Cal Weaver is shocked when his wife, Emily, announces that she wants a divorce. The movie centres on Cal’s attempts, guided by pickup artist Jacob Palmer, to regain his manhood and win back Emily’s love. Love does not leave the other characters unscathed. Cal’s son Robbie is … Continue reading Crazy, Stupid, Love

IMO 2013 Q1

I decided that I wanted to improve my mathematical problem solving and proof writing skills. The first question of the 2013 International Mathematics Olympiad seemed like a good place to start. I found the idea for a messy solution in about half an hour, but I could tell that there was a simple solution I … Continue reading IMO 2013 Q1

A New Journey

In less than three hours, my life is about to change. In three hours I fly to the United States for my undergraduate studies at Carnegie-Mellon. Perhaps surprisingly, I don’t feel any anxiety, or a sudden rush of nostalgia. I know that in a few weeks’ time, or maybe in a few months’, I will … Continue reading A New Journey

Despicable Me 2

A giant, hovering, horseshoe magnet appears above a research facility in the Arctic circle. First, a few coins are sucked into this device. A man holding a metal rod soon follows. Then all hell breaks loose and, within a few moments, the entire facility is stolen. The remaining 95 minutes of Despicable Me 2 are no less … Continue reading Despicable Me 2