This is the final paper I wrote for my Chinese Foreign Policy course. I actually really enjoyed writing this piece and wanted to share it with the public. I’ve removed in-text citations and anything else that would deter from smooth reading. Continue reading “War Between China and the US: Why it Will Never Occur.”
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I’m entering my 4th and final year at Berkeley. Continue reading “Hi, I just stumbled across your blog and I absolutely love it! I have a few questions for you. First, what grade level are you in Berkeley? Also, why did you choose to study abroad in China and not Taiwan?”
This post is about the two-week pre-course of the study abroad program and about the my campus experiences so far.
The first day of the program officially started on Tuesday, June 19th. We received a welcome package that included individual name tags, maps of the school and the city, our school ID cards (aww yeah!), and a program guidebook. Continue reading “Beijing: the two-week pre-course (Post #4).”
Two weeks ago, I called my mom when I flew back up to Berkeley to tell her I was safe. “I’m home, Mom.” Her response to my words were full of exclamation points. “Home?! What do you mean home????” Thereby lies the dichotomy: where is home? Continue reading “UC Berkeley: The Second Home (Post #4).”
For my International Terrorism final exam, I had to write an essay that required me to answer two cases of terrorism. I had to explain the possible causal factors that explained violence in that area, followed by potential ways to solve or at least mitigate the issues. This is my rough answer. Continue reading “Two cases: Possible causes and solutions of terrorism in the Middle East.”
This is just about what I wrote for my International Terrorism midterm today (an in-class essay), the most difficult class that I’ve taken in my entire life. Continue reading “The Phenomenon of Terrorism”
Six weeks have passed since the start of classes. According to the school officials, 4-6 weeks is typically required to fully adjust to the university setting. I’m not sure if I’ve fully adjusted yet, but I’m definitely feeling more comfortable here. Life here is good for the most part – one of the few drawbacks is the courses I’ve enrolled in this semester. Today’s post is about my classroom experience at UC Berkeley. Continue reading “UC Berkeley: Classes (Post #3)”
Choosing between living in a dorm or in a mini-suite (very much like an apartment) was a tough decision for me. I weighed the pros and cons of both and finally decided on living in the dorms. Continue reading “UC Berkeley: Dorm Life (Post #2)”
I realized that It’s been three weeks since I’ve moved up here to Berkeley, yet I haven’t even written exclusively about it. I’ve been documenting various aspects of my life here via photos and videos, and it’s time I start incorporating them with writing as well. Continue reading “UC Berkeley: The Introduction (Post #1)”
It still doesn’t feel as though I’m 21 years old, but the polite people I’ve been encountering are constantly reminding me of that fact.
I’ve always enjoyed interpersonal communication on a first name basis. Whether it be with a friend, a family member, an acquaintance, or even a complete stranger, I’ve always preferred going by Andy. Continue reading “Formalities: more like abnormalities.”