Early on in 2019, I created a budget on how much money I’d spend for the year. This post shares how much money I expected to spend, what I actually spent, and my analysis of the results.Continue reading “2019 budget: expectations vs. reality”
1. You need to depend only on yourself. Nobody is going to tell you what to do from the get-go. You cannot and should not expect others to hold your hand. You have to put in your own effort to acquire things that you want. Continue reading “Eight things I learned at Berkeley.”
My stay in Berkeley is quickly coming to an end. I went to the school gym for presumably the last time tonight. En route to the Recreational Sports Facility, I passed by the innumerable homeless people on the sidewalk for the Nth time. My dad had remarked yesterday that Berkeley possessed more unsheltered folks than he had ever seen. I concur – seeing them on the streets for these past two years has taught me that, while it is noble to uphold ideals, it is also necessary to acknowledge the harsh truth of reality. It is hard to uphold your Utopian views. Continue reading “Berkeley: how the homeless have altered my views (#8).”
There are thousands of classes available every semester. Some courses are taught by multiple professors and they all range in difficulty. There are often classes that will never be taught again, or new classes being offered for the first time. Check out schedule.berkeley.edu to search for Fall 2012 and Spring 2013 course offerings. Continue reading “Thanks for replying to my post earlier, it was really helpful. But one more question, how are the class in terms of difficulty? Are there any suggestions you have for which course/instructor? Again, Thanks!”
The night life in Beijing is very, very vibrant. Most people, particularly international students/foreigners go to San Li Tun 三里屯 District where there is a plethora of clubs and bars. You’ll meet people from every continent bar Antarctica. Continue reading “Hey, I came across your blog about PKU. I’m an incoming freshman at NYU and I’m planning on going to the PKU Summer School International this summer. Although I have plenty of things that I’m not sure about (the info online is really confusing, especially housing), I’m really curious about the night/city life in Beijing. How is it/ how was your experience? Thanks!”
It’s my final semester at Cal. I’m going to be sad when I leave. Putting much effort into documenting everything I can about this place.