You board the PATH at Journal Square. The seats are hard plastic and full of bodies with expressionless faces. The train ushers you through bedrock hundreds of feet below the Hudson River, wheels screeching against the steel tracks. You reach 33rd Street and people pour out of the train. The station always has that damp […]Read More New York Fucking City
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 […]Read More I Got to Know My Aunt
This is a random picture that I shot while in France. It has nothing to do with this entry but it felt weird to have a post without a picture. Anyway, I got this question from a friendly internet stranger and I did my best to address it. Hey man, I messaged you a while […]Read More Question Asked. Question Answered.
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 […]Read More Grinding
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 […]Read More My Bike
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 […]Read More I Interviewed at Nine Companies in Big Tech while Traveling Full Time as a Grad Student and Here is What I Learned
I was in New York City this past November and was browsing for cheap and interesting destinations. I had initially wanted to travel to Greece but the ticket to Lisbon was less than half the price so I bought a ticket, booked a hostel, and thus began my short but eventful excursion to Lisbon. The […]Read More Lisbon was my Favorite Travel Destination of 2017