Eric Kao's Originals →
Over the past couple days I’ve been going through old tumblr posts to try and put together a list of original content that I like. It’s still a work in progress (at the time of my posting this link, I’m through 2010 and 2011), but I thought I’d share what I’ve curated thus far! Some of the linked posts are actually private, aka you can’t even find all of these...
organic freckles: things the great gatsby is not about love happiness running away to be… caratonin: things the great gatsby is not about love happiness running away to be together forever having fun love doing whatever you want lol #yolo LOVE things the great gatsby is about death corruption abandonment hopelessness dishonesty manipulation delusion f scott fitzgerald...
On the "Reblogging" generation
It’s interesting how the lives of our generation are so intertwined with social media - many can’t imagine going a day without Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Instagram, Pinterest, and all of the like. I’m not going to lie - I love that information spreads like wildfire through all of these innovations. I’m of the opinion that an individual should be as well-versed on as many issues as possible...
On Watermarking my Photos
It makes me smile when people use my photos for profile pictures and cover photos and what not. “Photo Credits” are appreciated, because as of right now, I don’t put watermarks on my photos. Part of it is because I don’t consider myself a photographer (I’m nowhere as good as my friend Anna), but another part is simply that I don’t want to take what’s not...
3 Steps to Sadness
1. Look at things that get a lot of likes/shares on Facebook. 2. Look at things that are worth looking at / the links that are worth reading. 3. Feel sad because you did not just read/look at the same thing twice.* *on average
My thoughts when I press the submit button on...
wheninlawschool: Don’t normally reblog things like this but it just hits so close to home.
"I miss you already" 
erickao: Before I even left Northwestern, I started to feel really sad, and thought, “I miss you already” As we move forward, all of our relationships “bend or break from the flight that they take, and come back together again” (Yeah it’s a stretch, but yay for a Jason Mraz reference?). I like having friends all over the place. I like my level of breadth in friends, not just because I have a...
thepasta-nerada: vvrathia: the sexual tension when u and ur crush are online on fb at the same time and u just stare at their lil green dot and suddenly you know what gatsby felt like I am so amused right now…HAHA
To my [extended] TASC family
Hi all, When I walked onto campus, I really had no idea what to expect. Not being 21 meant I felt isolated from the other 1Ls at the law school, and I was lost. Ashley and Florence asked me to be a family head, and that was probably one of the best decisions I made the entire year, because I got to have you as my TASC family. I can honestly say that my year would not have been the same if I...
As I read, I chuckled. I’m just glad to know I wasn’t crazy when I had a bad gut feeling…
lilbookworm7777 replied to your post: Passion: Developed, Not Taught. Thanks Eric, I needed this. haha. Not at all :) I’m just glad that people are reading my random musings, so thank you for commenting. It’s a lonely life when you’re trying to be a content creator and you’re not famous…
Passion: Developed, Not Taught.
When asked what she wanted to get out of a workshop, my friend replied, “I want to be passionate about something like you guys.” Here’s the thing. Passion is not something you can teach or force on someone else. Passion is something that you develop through your experiences. In order for you to really be passionate about something, you have to care about it yourself, and not...
Haven’t had a dream I could vividly remember in a while. This time, I found myself at a theatre. I was with a bunch of U of I kids, but they were being really loud and obnoxious so I left and went up into the balcony, where I sat down next to some random girl I don’t know, but we had a good time an enjoyed the show. Theatre: To dream that you are in a theater signifies your...
heathxboom: 10knotes: tigursblood: my heart just broke in 9 seconds.. This post has been featured on a 1000notes.com blog. And this is why dogs are superior to cats. Cats will scratch you and only goes to you when they want to be petted or fed. The feeeeeels
A little taste of what you could have had - Sweet in the moment, but bitter afterward.
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How Being Young Shaped my Perception on...
I’ve always been one of the youngest students in any class that I’ve been in - but I never skipped a grade, except maybe you’ll consider graduating Washington University in St. Louis a year early as such. I was born in Michigan, but started school in Maryland, where the cutoff date for starting school was (is?) pretty late in the year. After half a year of kindergarten, I moved...
Protip: Selecting your leaders
Being the only candidate does not make that person qualified for a job. Therefore, having only one candidate to choose from is not a valid reason to vote for them.
ambiants: ambiants: what do you get when you mix alcohol and literature? tequila mockingbird
Why are people so surprised/amused about these afterparty stories? It was a week ago! Does this mean I’m too uptight? LOL
notoffended: davidstrider: davidstrider: which american president was least guilty lincoln he was in a cent I told this joke at Mouth Rushmore and the park ranger hit me
Being honest with yourself is one of the most important things you can do. We often build a web of lies and wish that if we live it long enough, it will become true…but in the end, the longer you live the lie, the worse it hurts when it all falls apart. The hardest part is getting yourself out while you can. The next month is going to be crazy busy, but I need to make time to search within...
The loneliest moment in someone’s life is when they are watching their whole...– F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby (via marisadanae)