Today I Learned Something New

As a rising engineer and applied physicist, I am furthering my knowledge in graduate school. This is my photoblog.

I went for my first walk today. After receiving my first paycheck as a graduate student, I decided to treat myself to a nice dinner. My walk up and down the hills around La Jolla Village Drive reminded me of my time in Japan. The independence and the flexibility to do what needs to get done is a welcome responsibility. Better yet, the driving forces of necessity (mostly hunger) are keeping me out of any post-undergraduate slumps.

To celebrate, I ate steak tonight. A hearty cut of choice ribeye, cross cut and seasoned with onions, fish sauce, and pepper, served with some jasmine rice.

Yeah, it turns out that if you want to eat meat, you can just go and get it yourself. Who would have thought?

After 5 months and countless memories, it is time to say goodbye. Thank you for making my second time in Japan amazing!

After 5 months and countless memories, it is time to say goodbye. Thank you for making my second time in Japan amazing!

Send-off party. Thank you very much, 古川電工!

Send-off party. Thank you very much, 古川電工!

Waffles. WAFFLES. 

Organizing my thoughts before I leave. 

Took a row boat around the lake. Photos courtesy of Christian Vega. 

Pretty cheap shaved ice. 

Pretty cheap shaved ice. 

And of course, baby monkeys. 

Inside the viewing cage.