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From California to Lyon, France: living & studying abroad…and coming back!


Since I’m going to be applying to graduate programs, I’ll be taking the GRE (the Graduate Record Examinations), very, very soon. The math on it is stuff that I learned … Continue reading

September 3, 2012 · Leave a comment

Looking at Graduate Programs

Researching graduate programs can be exhausting, not to mention scary! I forgot how overwhelming it was to look at undergraduate schools. Well, this takes it to a whole new level, because … Continue reading

September 2, 2012 · Leave a comment

Waoh, an update!

I haven’t updated in a while… How embarrassing! Now that it’s the start of September, I’m done with my 8-week summer internship at UCSF, and now I have a little … Continue reading

September 1, 2012 · Leave a comment

Rosy Retrospection

Have you ever heard of the rosy retrospection effect? It’s a psychological phenomenon that explains why we see the past through rose-colored glasses: and I think applies pretty well to … Continue reading

June 11, 2012 · Leave a comment

Lyonnaise Street Art

I’ll always remember these little guys as a symbol of Lyon: They’re a design called “BirdyBrain” that came from the graffiti artist K’Nar. They are incredibly cute and unique to … Continue reading

June 10, 2012 · Leave a comment

Introversion, Travel, and Energy

Now that I’m back in the States, I have some time to reflect! :) One of the strange things I had to deal with was coming to terms with this: … Continue reading

June 3, 2012 · Leave a comment

Back in the States

I’ve been officially back in the States now since Monday afternoon! Now that my study abroad experience is over, I was contemplating on what to make of this blog. I … Continue reading

May 20, 2012 · 1 Comment