Sunday, March 29, 2009

my last spring break of college

So spring break has ended. It wasn't all that bad despite the economic recession. :-)

For starters, my family had dinner with Dad's doctoral advisor from the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign. Seeing that Dr. Trick and his wife were in town, Dad invited them over on the 20th. This was followed by a hike in Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park on Saturday. The plan was to go hiking on Sunday as well, but we went to a farmers' market instead as it was too windy outside.

The rest of the week was relatively uneventful as I mostly studied for the upcoming IEOR 161 midterm. Prof. Lim's class isn't easy for sure. On the other hand, Mom and I went shopping for groceries a few times. As weird as it sounds, I love going to supermarkets. There's always so much food. Haha.

The second weekend was nice too. The weather on Saturday was just right and made for a great hike. Stevens Creek County Park is one of those places that never gets old. Considering that it had rained a lot in recent weeks, Stevens Creek Reservoir was almost full and will likely overflow soon.

Our family friend Karen then came over for dinner. This was overall the best part of the weekend. Given that Karen is a foodie, the conversations were mostly about food and wine. Of course, there were also the usual lawyer jokes. Good times.

The three of us went hiking in Rancho San Antonio County Park this afternoon. However, my parents had to drop me off at Berkeley after dinner. These breaks are never long enough. On the bright side, I'm thrilled to see Bryan, Danny and Tyler again!

Currently watching: Second in Command

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Welcome to my new blog!

I just finished setting up my new blog here. You may remember that I was consideirng switching to another blog platform. I've settled on Blogger for the following reason:

  1. MySpace is plagued with glitches while Blogger is extremely reliable.
  2. The anti-spam "feature" on MySpace was blocking legitimate sites. It doesn't actually stop spammers from posting their crap.
  3. Blogger is considered more professional.
  4. The blogs are ad-free by default. Woohoo!
  5. Blogger offers more features, such as the ability to manage multiple blogs and authors.

This does not mean I'll stop updating my old blog - anything I post here will be available at MySpace and vice versa. So don't unsubscribe just yet. :-)