Tuesday, March 31, 2009


I read an article about Aristotle's logic in Standford Encyclopedia of Philosophy. As I quickly glanced through it, a word caught my attention immediately "essentia".. I will explain what it means in this post. Since I could not find it anywhere on Wikipedia or Google.

This is the direct translation from the article:
Essentia:"...Roman translators, vexed by this odd Greek phrase, devised a word for it, essentia, from which our "essence" descends. So, an Aristotelian definition is an account of the essence of something..."

I think that "essences" is being, and only being can be defined in definition.

It was a weird night when I created a this blog for the first time. And I needed a nice title that can relate to me personally. So I looked up several words that I use a lot. After a while I searched for "logic" (i use logic_nguyen for everything) and stumbled on the Aristotle's logic article. At first I wouldn't read those pages pages of words as you can see in the link at the bottom, but I was managed to read all the way to 7.1 :) Then I came across "Essentia" I must say I fell in love with that word on first sight.

So the real question is "What it is to be?" :)

Aristotle's logic
Search for section "7.1 Definitions and Essences"

Sunday, March 29, 2009


I want to say it. I want to understand it. I want to write about it.

I guess discussing it won't change anything, yet understanding it will help either . I always thought I understood it very well. Until I don't know myself anymore. It is invisible inside of me. I can not see it, but I can feel its presence. I can feel the pain caused by it. I'm tired of it. I just want to understand it so bad.

What if I fully understand my feelings? What good will that do for me?... Oh wait, I wont be confused and sad right? If that is true then I will never understand it.

Maybe I am just afraid.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Something to do this Spring

Spring is here! I spent some time outside to take some pictures for my Spring collection :) I will be uploading some as I go. check up! I hope everyone likes it as much as I do.

And that is Me :)
ps. you can find the complete album here on my flickr

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

So I gave it a second thought.

Last night was a long night for me. I got home from work around midnight and ready to go to bed. But then it turned out to be a three hours talk with my closest cousin of mine. We had a long discussion and at the end he suggested me to start a blog, as he said that to me a couple times when we talked in the past. This time was very different, he mentioned many powerful point that I never thought about.

A lot of things had changed for me this year. I never felt more confidence than ever to write, to express my feelings in writings. This is very new to me, yet I will try my best here.