I Got to Know My Aunt

Had I never left my normal life and moved to Korea in 2014 I would never have gotten to know my elderly Aunt. She was born in Incheon in 1942 under Japanese occupation and lived through the Korean War. She was the last link in my family that had memory of this difficult period and […]

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Grinding

I know a few people that would argue with me, but the hardest part of any RPG is grinding. You go off into a dungeon and you repetitively stomp out low level creeps until you are strong steamroll through the boss. I don’t like grinding but I understand it to be an integral part of […]

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My Bike

In the early Spring of 2015 after having lived in Seoul for just half a year I had purchased a small displacement motorcycle, a Yamaha YB-1. It was shipped over the narrow sea from its native Japan and somehow made its way into the Korean used bike market. When I saw it on display in […]

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I Interviewed at Nine Companies in Big Tech while Traveling Full Time as a Grad Student and Here is What I Learned

Starting in February 2017 over the course of nine months of full-time travel as a remote graduate student, I interviewed at nine companies for a senior level hardware engineering position (MS/PHD with 5 to 10 years of industry experience). This included 18 one-hour long phone screens, two onsite interviews, and one day long interview. Altogether […]

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