Here now collected is the complete chronological order of the Dr. Loser 4 Quests saga! Follow the ups and downs as I attempt to come to grips with life AFTER failing a Phd. Everything started out fine, I had some grand plans to pursue four challenging but fun and interesting tasks but as I put more focus […]Read more "4 Quests of a Directionless Loser – The Full Adventure"
8 years is a long time. That’s about twice as long as most people put into writing their PhD theses. And they pass. I failed. Okay, so now I’m not going to be able to strut around with the prestige of that doctorate and get into all the best clubs and upgraded on flights. And […]Read more "Dr. Loser! 8 Lessons learned after spending 8 years on a PhD… and then failing!"
What do you do when nothing goes your way? For example, let’s say you spent 8 years on a PhD thesis that ultimately failed, then I guess you would be massively disappointed. The psychological effects of this un-achievement on you would be extremely interesting: What have I done with my life? Who is to blame? […]Read more "The 4 Quests of a Directionless Loser!"
First of all, I’m not a writer. I mean, I’m not a professional writer. I’ve actually paid to write everything I’ve ever written, including all the stuff I submitted at various stages of higher learner, that movie I wrote in the screenwriting workshop I attended, and even every word of this blog so far. So […]Read more "Why would anyone ever want to become a writer?"
Have you ever done something that was so frustratingly difficult that you couldn’t remember why you’d even tried in the first place? A task so massively daunting that it doesn’t even seem humanly possible. Maybe it could be as simple as beating a friend 1-on-1 in basketball, or maybe it’s just trying to dunk once on […]Read more "4 Quests of a Directionless Loser! – Highest Score Ever on Angry Birds Star Wars"
Lots of losers exercise for the right reasons: health, energy, looking good, feeling good, making friends… but only Dr. Loser exercises for the wrong reasons! Sure, I’m out of shape, look like a mess, feel like shit and have no social life whatsoever, but I’m not going to use exercise to fix those problems, oh […]Read more "4 Quests of a Directionless Loser – Exercising for ALL the Wrong Reasons"
Following the failure of my PhD, I vowed to watch so much TV that I just vomit blood from my eyes. However, the problem I’ve had recently while pursuing this quest is that I don’t want to become another one of these “binge-watching” douche-bags. As far as I’m concerned, people who binge-watch are such monumentally annoying […]Read more "4 Quests of a Directionless Loser – Binge-Watching is for Posers"
If you’ve ever played Angry Birds then you’ll understand why I’ve cracked two windows in the past few years after tossing my iPad like a frustration frisbee. The physics engine behind the game sure seems to digitally interpret gravity perfectly, so much so that it even translates the unexplained way some things will just fall randomly […]Read more "Unorthodox (yet effective) Ways to Obtain Crazy High Scores on Angry Birds"
Riding my bike around Seoul has been fun~ish. Some good exercise I suppose, but definitely a struggle for a weakling like me to get much further than a few blocks without needing to chug some Powerade and take a 20 minute break. Still, there is no doubt that this kind of pathetic attempt at a normal […]Read more "Exercising – Street Style!"
All I want to do is just watch TV. Is that so wrong? I even wanna watch so much TV that the blood vessels in my eyes burst from the strain. Why is that crazy? If you tried to tell me I was wasting my time then I would have thought YOU were the crazy […]Read more "Is the TV Talking to Me?"
I had this grand plan – watch all of the TV that I wish I could have watched while I was toiling away on a PhD for 8 years (which in the end I failed anyways). I would have been infinitely more satisfied with life had I just said fuck that PhD and watched stupid TV […]Read more "Watching TV is Kind Of a Stupid Waste of Time"
As I stated months ago here at the Dr. Loser blog, my physical condition was extremely neglected over the past few years while studying for the PhD that I eventually failed. I was and am a mess, and getting visibly older everyday. Now I know why they tell you to exercise regularly because it’s so […]Read more "Exercise? More like Loser-cise! "