Posts by Eul Basa

My greatest fear is losing my parents: dealing with chronophobia

- “With a right understanding of time, all clocks are alarming.” — Steve Nimmons on chronophobia What do people my age worry about? As a member of the generation that has been named the most anxious in history, I guess it’s only in my nature to wonder about such things. For millennials, feeling behind in life is […]

The Queen’s Gambit: an exploration into the flaws of perfectionism

- “Harmon plays pawn to Queen Bishop four. The Queen’s Gambit.” What makes great television? To me, it goes beyond clever storytelling and well-developed characters. Great television dares you to do more with your present situation; to depart from familiarity and venture into curious worlds that broaden the possibilities. Great television, the truly admirable kind, inspires […]

Kamala Harris is the real victory: a step forward for women and society

- After a murky battle for the White House that has been all about the Biden-Trump rivalry, Kamala Harris shines through. Biden’s win may be the prime focus of today’s celebrations (and rightfully so), but the significance of Harris’s win cannot be understated. To many people, hers is the real victory of this election. On Saturday, […]

Apex Legends: the psychology of skill-based matchmaking

- In the present era when battle royales are regnant and unabated, it does not take much for an FPS-enthusiast to develop some degree of gamer’s anxiety. For no other game does this ring truer than for Apex Legends, where screaming matches and rage-quitting are seemingly inevitable outcomes in every session. When Apex Legends first came […]

Trump, Biden, and the magic number 270: an Electoral College primer

- In a few hours, the fate of the free world will be decided in what some experts are calling “the most important election of our lives.” While such sentiment may seem melodramatic, it really does feel like there is so much more at stake this time around. Then again, anytime Trump is involved, everything feels […]

SZA and the subtle power of unabashed vulnerability

- SZA once considered retiring from music before she even released CTRL, the album that changed her life. In 2016, she tweeted that she was anxious and that there was “a lot going on” in her life. “I’m still miserable. My world got so much smaller so fast. I have so much to write about. I […]

Canada’s best kept secrets: surreal places you may not know exist

- By now, most people are well-aware of Canada’s timeless beauty. Surreal places like Moraine Lake in Alberta, Niagara Falls in Ontario, and Peggy’s Cove in Nova Scotia have become so famous that they are regularly featured on postcards and souvenirs. But beyond these Canadian standards exists a plenitude of lesser-known locations that are equal to […]

Secluded swimming spots you can visit in Canada

- Canada may be one of the coldest countries in the world, but that doesn’t mean ice and snow are all it has to offer. In fact, Canada gets considerably hot in the summer months, with temperatures reaching tropical highs in some locations. On the most torrid days, many Canadians become inclined to seek out swimming […]