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​TeenTix Press Corps Writer Sophie D. Likes Many Nerdy Things

About the DJ: I like many nerdy things and if I don't know what you're talking about, I'm always willing to learn. Because I love learning about new things, I'm also active in journalism and media production. I will be attending New York University in the fall, where I will be studying Media, Culture, and Communication.

On my recent flights to and from New York, I listened to South Korean pop group BIGBANG's album Still Alive using the in-flight entertainment. The stunningly produced, riveting tracks did not disappoint, even for someone who knows no Korean. These MTV Music Awards "Best Worldwide Act" winners are some of the most iconic K-pop personalities ever. They are signed to YG Entertainment, the same powerhouse that employs rapper PSY, of "Gangnam Style" (the most-viewed YouTube video of all time) fame. BIGBANG is making a much anticipated comeback this summer, when they are sure to show the world that they are still "Fantastic Baby."

2. A Game of Thrones by George R. R. Martin
The fourth season of Game of Thrones premiered this month on HBO. I don't have HBO, but I love reading, which is why I started reading A Game of Thrones, the first book of A Song of Ice and Fire — the books Game of Thrones is based off of — last week after hearing so much about the franchise. The books would be a good choice for someone who doesn't want their eyes to be bombarded with all the gore, violence, and sexuality of the HBO show. The books are interesting because of the multiple, diverse, and frequently changing viewpoints the story is told from, so good and evil isn't black-and-white and the plot isn't predictable, which is often the case with so many fantasy novels.

Have you checked out the Museum of History and Industry (MOHAI)? It's been in a new location at South Lake Union for a little over a year, and it's pretty amazing. The new space is a lot bigger than the former space and is packed with interesting and innovative stuff, which gets even more amazing when you learn that only about 2 percent of the museum's collection is on display at any given time. Catch the temporary exhibit Revealing Queer before it's gone in July and look forward to an upcoming skate culture event, Innoskate. My favorite exhibit is probably True Northwest: The Seattle Journey, though; it's permanent, so it can be viewed anytime.

4. Revised nutrition facts
The FDA is proposing to make over the nutrition facts label currently required on all packaged foods by listing serving sizes that more accurately reflect how much people actually consume of a product (Who stops at 1/4 a cup of ice cream, anyway?). In an age in which access to large amounts of unhealthy food is easier than ever and two out of three American adults are overweight or obese, this is a good idea. You can comment on these proposed changes via the FDA website.

5. Tumblr
Now that the stress of college admissions is gone ,I have more time and created a Tumblr blog. I've blogged with Blogger and Wordpress (which are great platforms) for years, but Tumblr's blown me away with how easy it's been for me to discover new things and for other people to discover me. The Internet breaks down barriers with through websites, and Tumblr's one of the best websites around.

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