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Can’t wait to try to implement this on a website

Life since graduation

Life since graduation has been pretty sick. I love living at home again. NEVER HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT COOKING OR EATING HEALTHY. In early June, I came back to the Bay Area intending to only stay for 3 or 4 days. I have now decided to live here until I hear back from medical schools next year. 

I also applied to a bunch of medical scribe positions in the area and thankfully I recently got hired by a medical scribe company and will be working at a place in East Palo Alto called Silicon Valley Cardiology. I’ll be working here while I’m filling out secondary applications for medical school. I’m also going to be volunteering at the emergency department at El Camino Hospital. Gonna be pretty interesting to see how different it is volunteering in a nice ass area like this as opposed to St. Francis Medical Center in Downey down south. 

Outside of that, I’ve been diversifying my athletic activities. My dad wants me to take tennis lessons and once I took the first one, I got hooked. Tennis is stupid addicting. Also WORLD CUP. God damn, so exciting. Start playing soccer with a buncha locals at the park next to me. We got full games going every Monday and Wednesday. Picked up a gym membership as well. My mom made a bet with me that if I lose 10 pounds in 6 months, then she’ll give me $500 yeeeeeeeeeeee. easy breezy. (But unfortunately will be going to paying off my student loans)

Dad also made me make a website for him and I happily took on the challenge. Now I’m learning HTML, CSS, jQuery, and Javascript all at the same time. It’s a bunch of hard tedious, frustrating fucking work, but hella sick. When you get that one jQuery script to work, it’s like sex. Also been learning a lot of design philosophy and coding techniques. I learned CSS and HTML in the past, but not like this. I realized I should know all the basics if I really want to make a unique website. If I don’t get into medical school, I definitely want to be a full stack web developer. But one can dream right?

All in all, I’m adjusting to life back in the Bay pretty well. Having my grand piano is also pretty sick. Definitely miss the autonomy and proximity to a urban environment, but I’ll only be here for a year. I also wanted to go live in Peru with Uber’s family (which my mom said I could do) for three or four months to solidify my understanding of Spanish, but the medical scribe gig requires a one year commitment. I really want to quit before the one year is over, but we’ll see. 

Going back to LA next week to pick up most of my stuff to complete the move back here. Super stoked to see da homies down South and grab some KBBQ. Anyways, back to writing essays on essays D:

Most touching video I’ve seen out of E3 2014. Omg the future of gaming. 

Audiophile kind of things.

Audiophile kind of things.

Now that Im graduating, I would like to mention the biggest influence of my life after my parents. I studied piano under Ms. G (Erna Gulabyan) for  8 of 12 years I learned piano before college. She showed me the nuances and articulation of the beauty of music and taught me pieces I could never hope to learn like the Wilde Jagd (Liszt Transcendental Etudes). A lot of my work ethic and discipline came from piano playing. I love you Ms. G and you better live longer than me :)

Now that Im graduating, I would like to mention the biggest influence of my life after my parents. I studied piano under Ms. G (Erna Gulabyan) for 8 of 12 years I learned piano before college. She showed me the nuances and articulation of the beauty of music and taught me pieces I could never hope to learn like the Wilde Jagd (Liszt Transcendental Etudes). A lot of my work ethic and discipline came from piano playing. I love you Ms. G and you better live longer than me :)

Was studying for my Epidemiology final and came across these pictures! I love the art. Super hipster way to convey health messages haha. 

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Venturing into Venezuela’s Angel Falls

To view more photos and videos from Angel Falls explore the Angel Falls location page and browse the #angelfalls and #saltoangel hashtags.

Venezuela’s El Salto Ángel, or Angel Falls, is the tallest uninterrupted waterfall in the world. Towering over Canaima National Park at 979 meters (3212 feet), the waterfall is 19 times the height of Niagara Falls.

To access Angel Falls in the heart of Venezuela’s isolated jungle, visitors must have an adventurous spirit. After first flying to Puerto Ordaz or Ciudad Bolívar to reach the park, visitors are taken to the base of the falls by guides in dugout wooden canoes.

Though originally known as Kerepakupai Vená (“Waterfall of the Deepest Place”) in the indigenous language of the Pemon people, the falls came to be known by their current name in 1937 after American pilot Jimmie Angel’s plane crashed at the mouth of the falls.


Absolutely gorgeous and innovative. Shows you the potential of how beautiful a website can look on tumblr. I considered switching out of tumblr, but didn’t want to migrate all my posts to a new webhost. Plus, the fact that tumblr is free makes me less pressured to always be constantly pressured to work on a website. 

Without substantial revisions — not only to lethal injection, but across the board — the administration of capital punishment in America is unjust, disproportionate and very likely unconstitutional.

- Mark Earley, a member of a bipartisan panel of criminal justice experts whose new study is billed as one of the most comprehensive reviews of capital punishment ever undertaken in the U.S. Earley was a Republican attorney general of Virginia when the state carried out 36 executions. (via latimes)

Absolutely mindblown

I think it’s pretty amazing how quickly our world is evolving. It makes me excited to see how every industry and academic field is constantly pushing the boundaries in reaction to each other to strive to be on top of the next big “trend”. I’ve gotten the privilege to observe a lot of these changing trends this year.

In epidemiology, with a lot of the quicker developing countries slowly conquering the communicable diseases, they are starting to have to face with the problem of noncommunicable diseases, a problem even the United States is facing today. 

In medicine, they are pushing the boundaries for personalized medicine as molecular biology is allowing doctors to prescribe medicine and diagnose based on one’s genetics. The rise of evidence based medicine is slowly converging public health and medicine together. 

In operations management, the e-commerce industry and more frequent price fluctuations has shaken things up and modeling is moving away from the field of economics and into the field of statistics.

In marketing, companies are starting to take advantage of marketing these “good enough” products in developing countries and multinationals are aggressively entering developing markets to start making money off the lower income segment. It might sound exploitative, but I think it’s very good for local economies.

In computer programming, well, it’s computer programming. I think they’re ALWAYS pushing the boundaries. But everyone’s been predicting the rise of the linux system and how open source projects will start to dominate. The oculus rift and google glass has been making headlines and I’ll definitely be getting those sometime in the future.

IT’S EXCITING TIMES GUYS. I’M EXCITED FOR THE FUTURE. YOU SHOULD BE TOO!

I usually don’t post teasers of new songs coming out, but they nailed 신용재’s vocals in this one. Excited!


CLICK ON THE LINK. I’ve been working on the presentation of my blog. Stop reading the posts on the tumblr dashboard and actually type in the url :)

I need to write the greatest essay of my life

Applications for medical school are out. EEK. I need to write an essay better than 48,000 people across the world. LET’S DO THIS

This is actually the most stressed I’ve been my whole life

Waiting for MCAT scores wasn’t stressful compared to this. Waiting for SAT scores wasn’t stressful compared to this. Having four finals in one week wasn’t stressful compared to this. 

Writing 50 pages apparently is. I’ve had three ocular migraines in the last week and everytime I open up a word document I keep getting nauseated and wanting to throw up. I keep getting dizzy too. 

Ugh. I really dislike big project papers. 

SO CLOSE YET SO FAR.

HELL WEEK. LET’S GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

(readers i am so sorry for the span this week. if i don’t write these self motivating blog posts, my brain is going to collapse on itself)

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