When Learning is Dangerous

Learning without continuously doing makes mistakes hit harder. … We always think that learning is a good thing. For the last three years, I’ve definitely thought this way, and tried to learn as much as I could in my time at Penn and outside of it. But I’m starting to realize that some of my learning has actually set me back a few steps, and has not only taken away from time I could’ve spent with my friends and family, but has actually made it harder for me to get better at new things....

June 23, 2021 · 5 min · Me

Things I like

A running list of things I like. All of these things have made a pretty big impact on my quality of life this year, and I hope some of these can for you too. Food Don Memo’s Chicken Burrito McDonald’s McChicken Lucy Ho’s Azu Chicken Fried Rice Platt Hot Chocolate Software Typora - A way faster/cleaner alternative to Word Alfred (universal copy paste feature is unreal) Notion Whimsical (for diagrams) TickTick iTerm2 Books/Readings Atomic Habits - James Clear The Last Lecture - Randy Pausch The Dip - Seth Godin Westgate, E....

May 23, 2021 · 2 min · Me

Understanding the Homeless Shelter Diet and How We Can Do Better

Like a lot of people this past year, I’ve been forced to eat many more meals at home rather than outside as a result of the pandemic. Moreover, from the increased number of meals made at home, my grocery store bills have been way higher, and I’ve realized that eating healthy is actually really expensive. For many who don’t have the privilege of eating healthy, how are they doing? A better question could also be, how are we doing to help them especially in these unprecedented times?...

April 11, 2021 · 4 min · Me

Temporal Landmarks: What they are and why they matter

Introduction I love Thursdays. At Penn especially, Thursdays for most of us are when we’re done with our classes for the week, and we can just max and relax. When it’s Thursday, it feels like the next school week is a forever away and is a problem for the “future me” to solve. In the same vain, there’s so many things right now that we constantly delegate to a new and better “future us” to solve, at way bigger time scales....

November 27, 2020 · 5 min · Me

Workflow 1.0: Terminal

I think a workflow is really important. Of course everyone agrees, but I want to go further and argue that having the right workflow at the right time could actually determine how well things works out for you in the long term and even how passionate you are about this something in the future. Many people’s first impressions of programming is incredibly intimidating since the amount of things thrown at them is really high and the number of familiar things (software used, relatable experiences) is really low....

November 2, 2020 · 6 min · Me