In the middle of March 2022, I began my job search. I had been dreading this. I always managed to find an excuse to delay it. "I want to do research." "I should apply to a Ph.D. program." "I need to improve my technical skills before I start job hunting." These were some thoughts that … Continue reading Pinned at Pinterest
The Start of the End
Today is January 24th. It's a warm, beautiful, and sunny day. I also got my first Ph.D. rejection. What a fantastic day it is today. I'm going to write this post in the form of a story as a means of catharsis. Here it goes. I wake up. It's 9 in the morning. My body … Continue reading The Start of the End
My Ph.D. Applications in a MEME
My journey of applying to grad schools sprinkled with humor, self-deprecating jokes and a hint of satire. Most importantly, a collection of my original memes documenting the process.
I Actually Like BTS?
Three years ago, randomly scrolling through YouTube and jumping from one song after another, I came across a fancy-looking video. It had Korean in the title and Blood Sweat & Tears written in English. This was my first exposure to BTS. What stood out to me were the popping vivid colors in the video and … Continue reading I Actually Like BTS?
Covid Vaccine Dose-1: Check
Yesterday I finally managed to book a slot to get my first dose of the Coronavirus vaccine. This was a huge milestone! It has been tough to find vaccines. It even seemed as if vaccines didn't exist, and this entire vaccine drive is a colossal hoax. No center seemed to have vaccine slots for 18+. … Continue reading Covid Vaccine Dose-1: Check
What our Future might look like?
I added this book, The Future We Choose: Surviving the Climate Crisis, to my to-read list after seeing it mentioned in Goodreads' top-rated newcomer list end of last year. I finally got around to reading it. I am concerned about the environment and wanted to understand the current situation. What can we do to prevent … Continue reading What our Future might look like?