I have a particular affinity toward moleskins, Nietzsche, and fountain pens. I also enjoy cappuccinos, The Economist, dancing, B&W photography, Kafka, electronic music, philosophy, kickbox, Paulo Coelho, black (color), and politics. And of course, blogging. That's where BohemianTranscendence comes in: this blog is not only the recount of personal experiences, emotions, and thoughts, but also an exploration of the passion hidden behind our desire for life.

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Photography, Calligraphy, Work, Travel, and more…

Posted by on October 14, 2011 at 1:52 pm under catogories [Arabic LanguagePersonalPhotography] and tags. Leave a reply.

Last Thursday, after completing the last class of the photography workshop I had signed up for five weeks before, I took a deep breath, let it out, and told myself I could start relaxing a bit. I hadn’t seen September pass by and before I knew it, October had already thrown itself onto me and taken me down with a countless list of tasks to be accomplished within tight deadlines. Although I had enjoyed the workshop immensely, being done with… [Read more.]

Mnemonics and Arabic vocabulary: making it work

Posted by on July 28, 2011 at 11:16 am under catogories [Arabic LanguageLanguage Learning] and tags. 2 Comments.

Just this last Friday, I was rejoicing at having completed four weeks of intensive, intermediate (Modern Standard) Arabic. Those were four busy weeks! Each day, I spent 3.5 hours at the school (three hours of class with a 30-min break), and then another 3 to 4 hours back at home.
I’ll be honest and admit I was glad to have signed up only for four weeks, rather than the full eight. While I enjoyed the classes and benefited greatly… [Read more.]

“LIFO” – Last In, First Out: Arabic

Posted by on June 25, 2011 at 11:18 am under catogories [Arabic LanguagePersonal]. Leave a reply.

Since my last post, I’ve gathered plenty of things to write about, such as: a *huge* update on polyphasic sleep, a busy week in France, the completion of my first MBA semester, the completion of my first year of Arabic language studies, or another trip – to Colorado, where I am currently.
Of course, I’ve got to start from somewhere, and this time I’ve decided to use the “Last In, First Out” approach. So let’s start with the Arabic… [Read more.]

Non-polyphasic updates: Workouts & Studying Arabic

Posted by on February 12, 2011 at 5:32 pm under catogories [Arabic LanguageLanguage LearningPersonalWorkouts] and tags. 2 Comments.

My noise-canceling headphones on, I’m trying to fill my head with music from my Pandora station.
Such as “Vuelvo al Sur” by the Gotan Project.

Usually, this helps my concentration.

Of course, today, with Eva playing and then sleeping right next to my keyboard, it’s slightly more challenging. Yet, nothing that I cannot deal… [Read more.]

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