Humble and concise

Berkeley, Wednesday, October 10, 2018 9:58 AM This week, I have learned two important things, both were advices, but the second one was part of experience. Yesterday, in a discussion with Joe McBride, a Emeritus Professor who I admire, a topic regarding the preparation to the qualification exams was in the table. Joe has traveled […]

Hey, please do not hit your head

Berkeley, Friday, October 5, 2018 12:30 PM I have not paid fully attention to all the risk of heating my head, although, of course I have acknowledged how important and sensitive is it, as the brain is there, until learnt about further details about concussion. On September 24, I was diagnosed a mild concussion, 2 […]

A month with Jian

Berkeley, Wednesday, October 3, 2018 10:17 AM September seems that was a long month. Time is relatively. I often correlate time with how many things have been done. September was, definitely, an active month in my life, and in some ways not all my decisions are only driven my own preferences and time management anymore. […]

Clarity, a need for writing

Berkeley, Wednesday October 3, 2018 10:06 AM I write for clarity. I need to write daily about decisions, failures, ideas, challenges, questions. I need to catch up with my blog posts. I have not been writing in a daily basis, and rather sporadically, since September 15. I often speak my mind, and in previous days, […]

Life experiences in a duck shaped curve. I welcome a frequent recurrence of the curve. Thus, the lifetime curve has a sinusoidal shape.

Berkeley, Tuesday, September 25, 2018 2:14 PM Fig. 1 is a more detailed version from a chart that I was instructed about what to expect during my academic journey in my program. I was instructed about it in a Fulbright orientation seminar ‘Pre-departure’, in Quito, Ecuador. I think the exact date was June 9, 2016. […]