Archive for the 'Academics' Category

Oh hey, it’s the end of the semester already. Doesn’t time just seem to fly as you get older? (I have yet to find any hard science that backs up this claim, but have once heard someone suggest that, as we get older, our perception of time warps because we have more experiences and time […]

I woke up this morning feeling overwhelmingly terrible. I had given a so-so presentation last Thursday, with a subpar poster that the instructors told me I would have to resubmit. I had spent the entire weekend managing an event for over three thousand students and their parents, only to be called out afterwards for running […]

Much Needed Recaps

11 Nov 15

I went to Stanford this past weekend. The campus was gorgeous, as expected, with sandstone arches and open plazas and the architecture of a Spanish monastery. Is it a bit traitorous to start an MIT-related post with an image of the sprawling landscape and California sun that is Stanford University? It’s been over two months […]

The past two weeks passed by in a blur. I spent much of the entire time punting this blog post, telling myself that I would write it tomorrow or the next day or even the day after that, when I would have more time to put down my thoughts and feelings while not tethered to […]

The past weekend has been a special kind of code monkey hell for me. I’ve woken up, gotten on my laptop, debugged a few things, grabbed some kind of sustenance, gone back to my laptop, debugged a few more things, Google’d a bunch of incomprehensible error codes, and reinstalled three different operating systems no less […]

In Progress

30 Apr 15

Fangfei S. ’13 came by a few days ago while I was at desk and handed me a little Ziploc bag of kumquats. They were so cute, I wanted to give them all names and little smiley faces and adopt them as my babies. There were around twenty of them, all small and oblong and […]

There’s a light in the front half of my dormitory room that went out several months ago. Rather than call facilities to ask for it repaired, I let it stay out; I decided that I didn’t really need that light, that I was slightly reducing my energy consumption, and that I aesthetically liked the darkness […]

Around two days ago, Victor L. ’17 and I were standing around in Bonfire kitchen as I pan-fried even more tofu with chili peppers and gochujang for dinner. It was one of those lazy Random Hall evenings, when people find that they suddenly have nothing pressing due the next day, and we were, like many […]

Busy Busy Beavers

20 Mar 15

Since around two weeks ago, when I started experimenting with tofu and going purposefully part-time vegan, I’ve been making spicy tofu. I’ve been simmering it in chili sauce, throwing it in some spicy miso soup, and stir-frying it with a pan full of small red peppers, Capsicum annuum, either chopped or whole and occasionally exploding from the heat […]

A Week at MIT

11 Mar 15

Things I did in the past 7 days: – play Dust: An Elysian Tail – play League of Legends – go to this really creative play called “Tristan and Yseult” at the ArtsEmerson Majestic Theatre – practice DJing vinyls at WMBR (the MIT community’s radio station! it’s super fun) – eat Venezuelan food at Orinoco […]


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