Welcome to the new blog. In the coming weeks, I’ll be porting over old posts. This process will likely be painstaking, but will allow me to also review some of my work and likely make some cuts and edits. In the meantime, all the old posts will stay up at the blogspot link.

What do you mean by “old posts?”

Since August of 2018, I have written a blog post every day without fail for over 1000 days. I used to publish these blog posts publicly; I have since moved them to a private blog, but I have kept up some pieces of writing I stand by and occasionally posted new ones. This site contains an archive of those posts, along with blog posts I write on other platforms, such as for MIT Admissions.

The RSS feed for this site is here. An archive organized by month can be found here.

  • 364A — It seems like years since it's been here…

    a post about going home after six weeks of counseling for RSI

    In Chinese they don’t say “goodbye”, they say “see you again” and I think that’s beautiful.

    Today was a pretty decent day, especially considering that I had to deal with flights.

    I got up today around 11 AM or so, and went and hung out with one of the other counselors who was also leaving today. I went and said goodbye to all the rest of staff, and then we Ubered together to the airport.

  • 322A — Sun coming up…

    a post at the end of my first real all-nighter, reflecting on Presidential Scholars

    Today—well, yesterday—was a good day. I woke up around 6:20, and got up around 6:40, after which I dressed up and headed down to breakfast. I ate breakfast quickly, ran back up to get something I forgot, and eventually time came to participate in an activity by an organization called WeListen.

  • 318A — Ayer, lloraba por verte, llorona; hoy, lloro porque te vi...

    a journey from China to counseling RSI

    This portion of the post was written starting at 8:35 China Standard Time (AM) and Eastern Daylight Time (PM).

    I’m writing this at a bus terminal waiting for a bus to Beijing Capital International Airport. Our intent was to have left by now on an 8:30 bus, but unfortunately an 8:30 bus did not exist, and so here we are. This delay created both significant boredom on our part now, and a time crunch for me when I get there. We’ll see how it goes, I guess.

  • 208A — What is a legacy?

    a post reflecting on the end of five years of debate

    Today was a good day. Now, this could change drastically because I am currently in a mini-bus on an interstate that is covered with patches of snow and ice which have significantly slowed our journey and have resulted in some relatively difficult slipping and sliding here and there, but at the moment the situation seems mostly fine. Updates may follow.

  • 96A — Your life is bad, your prospects are worse...

    a small post checking in on fall goals

    Yesterday’s intense anxieties and emotions came and went in strong bursts today. A general lack of self-efficacy overcame me, resulting in me not doing anything. I feel so out of it, and the emotions today seem less to do with the worries and disappointment of yesterday, but more with a dreadful apathy that has invaded my soul and prevented me from accomplishing things even though I rationally know I have things to do.