I started to realize that the more I grow older, the more I forget things.
I foggily remember listening to Radiolab on memory and forgetting. I could be quoting this entirely wrong, but I believe the interviewee stated that there is a limit to what our brains can store and once you’ve reached capacity, all new information that is being retained would push old memories to this black hole section of our brains. We unfortunately do not have the luxury of buying an external hard drive to increase our memory storage, so we work with what we have.
Me doubling down on social drinking + my lack of healthy brain foods (and healthy foods in general) probably means my storage has decreased.
I had a great conversation with a friend maybe 7 years ago, who mentioned that the purest form of a memory is the first time in which you recall it and anytime thereafter, the details change until it becomes something slightly if not drastically different from the original. Kind of scary… right?
Every now and then I return to this site and skim through the posts and I feel my brain being reignited. Apparently, mnemonic devices are a great tool for recalling things and the photos posted will serve as a memory triggering device. So before I become senile, I would like to retain the purity of my memories within this space.
The Mummy Returns… again!
Steamed shrimp dumplings with XO sauce at Koi Palace in Daly City on a mostly lazy Sunday