Tokyo: Japan day 2

It was a blur, really. It was also very hot. We were in Shibuya and Shinjuku that day – in the morn we ate these really fluffy pancakes (reminded me of angel food cake, but better) and I had my first order of roasted green milk tea, which was less sweet compared to what you’d […]


Tokyo: Japan day 1

Japan has always been one of those places I thought I’d visit in the far future, a place of unknown lore and exciting past. I’d see pictures on Instagram filled with the red posts of torii gates, the fog of steam wafting off delicious street finds, and think – that’ll be me! someday. So I […]

NYC and Staying Put

It’s already been a travel-heavy start to the year! I took another trip to Stowe for snowboarding, and weekend trips to Philly and Chicago. I couldn’t help but compare the latter two to New York. As year two in the city is almost half over, it’s always ripe for those questions of how long I […]

A Full Year and More

It’s been a full year, plus, in NYC. I’m confident that I’ve adjusted more or less completely to the city; it feels like home now. My best moments are spent chilling in my new place on the Upper East Side, and everyday I feel fortunate to see daylight streaming through my window (my last room […]

Post College Impressions

It’s been six months. I tried to write about NYC sooner, but I didn’t have much to say. On a daily basis my thoughts range from how the subway trains are so screechy to how the air can be stinky to how I made two perfect train transfers in a row, I dunno. Even with […]

Dancing and Dual Core

About a year ago, I was encouraged to attend dance workshops in the Bay Area, called Monday Night Workshops. They were held late at night in San Jose, in a mirrored room with red curtains and polished hardwood floors. In this compact building I went to six workshops that summer, and in each I had […]

CDA Art Classes

During the time when I was leading animation club in college, two of our members decided to take a leap of faith into the relative unknown and enroll in art classes in Pasadena. These classes were run by an independent studio called Concept Design Academy, CDA for short, and designed to get artists up to […]

Trampolines and Sailboats

Gymnastics always seemed like an exclusive sport reserved for flexible, energetic 3-year-olds that would later become cheerleaders and great athletes. But in recent semesters, several of my college friends took the gymnastics course at Cornell and had rave reviews. It seemed like an accessible class and a worthwhile venture. Taking the gymnastics class ended up […]

Senior Perspective

I was fortunate enough to give a short talk on my perspective via a recent ACSU event featuring a panel of seniors. That talk was oriented towards my perspective in context of the CS major. To summarize, I talked about how I didn’t let myself take opportunities that reflected my true interests. My goals became distorted with […]

Advanced Game Design

Usually classes don’t get their own blog posts, but this class was my last “final” at Cornell — not measured in a test, but measured in an annual Showcase at Carpenter Hall. It was one that particularly defined my availability and sleep schedule this semester, and one that turned out to be particularly gratifying. The thing […]