From San Francisco, with love.

Quick blog before I sleep. I spent an hour typing a blog last weekend only to have the browser crash. Since the Yahoo takeover of Tumblr, the pages no longer save as draft. Shame. That was a long post that we’ll never, ever read.

Three months ago, I was hoping for my future to be on the east coast or in Asia. Continue reading “From San Francisco, with love.”

The Disadvantage of an Elite Education: “Ahh, is that what the rankings say?” (2/2).

Today started off as a good day. I slept the most I have in the past three weeks and woke up at 10:30am. I went to the Cal Alumni Club annual BBQ in Virginia with a great turnout. I ate damn good food and conversed with past, current, and future Cal Bears. Continue reading “The Disadvantage of an Elite Education: “Ahh, is that what the rankings say?” (2/2).”

Washington DC: volunteering efforts.

I’ve been a hermit for the past two weeks – been going through job recruitment and have been awake until 1-5 am every morning, including work days. Therefore, not much energy (and activity) to update.

Yesterday, I took a break for half of the day and volunteered at two local efforts. From 9-12pm, I helped prepare salads for homeless people at D.C. Central Kitchen. I met many interesting people from different sectors of life: an army Captain getting his masters degree from George Washington University, a woman who worked in politics for 26 years, and a woman who was born in North Carolina and moved to DC to live and work. Continue reading “Washington DC: volunteering efforts.”

A discussion on modern religious debates: the simplicity of such a complicated topic.

A friend of mine shared a video of a Muslim political journalist debunking Western conceptions on his religion. I think it was a valuable talk which requires further discussion. I learned something from him, and I would like to extend my thoughts to the public. Continue reading “A discussion on modern religious debates: the simplicity of such a complicated topic.”