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[College Tips] Use less salt, eat less sodium

  In college, you will eat lots of high sodium meals and snacks. Energy drinks, soda, potato chips, burgers, fries, pizza, chicken strips, ramen, etc are all high in sodium. Since too much sodium is bad for you, try to consume less of it when cooking in your own apartment. Here’s a convenient and easy […]

[College Tips] Choosing EE/CS classes

For sometime now, I’ve been wanting to write about the tips and tricks I used to survive UC Berkeley and Berkeley EECS. The combination of my recent graduation and the incoming of a new class of freshmen has finally persuaded me to pick up the laptop and start typing. Let’s hope I have enough tips […]

Economic independence teaches the responsibility of freedom

While driving down the 85 today after work, I was really focused on the pressure of my foot against the gas pedel. I tried to step on it as lightly as I could to be as gas efficient as possible. In fact, for the past two weeks, I’ve been stretching those gallons of liquid gold. […]

As we go on, we remember all the times we had together.

And as our lives change, we will still be friends forever. My first oversea trip since my arrival at Hong Kong ferried to Macau the 13 people I would later grow very fond of. The combination of cramming into two hotel rooms and Chanrith’s special talents, our travel group got cozy almost overnight. Throughout the […]

Three months as a Summer Intern at LinkedIn

As a member of the first graduating class of LinkedIn Interns, I am proud to say that this summer has far exceeded my expectations, and I came already with a high expectation after turning down a few other offers. I remember when I first left my resume with Doris at the Berkeley spring career fair, […]

Life Lesson: Myers-Briggs Personality – ENFJ

ENFJ — Extraverted Feeling Aided By Intuition Main Characteristics ENFJ’s are outstanding leaders of groups, both task groups and growth groups. They have the charming characteristic of seeming to take for granted that they will be followed, never doubting that people will want to do what they suggest. And, more often than not, people do, […]

Explaining the Internet

Spending half an hour explaining what the Internet is and how we can’t bring it with us on a camping trip to a whining baby is FRUSTRATING! Try it. How can you put this commonly known, yet less intuitive term in plain English, without using words like “connection”, “network”, or “browser”?

Reflection: 3A/4C

“It’s been 10 years.” has been a phrase I imagined to be confined within the television’s black frame, somewhere far out there. It’s something people say to each other after a horrible dispute, usually between white-haired men with faces full of wrinkles. Yesterday, these four syllables came from me, and it was not about a […]

Reflection: Procrastination

It has become totally obvious to me the main reason I study. Why do I bury myself in textbooks, stacks of binder papers, some stationery, and a 15.4 inch LCD screen littered with wikis, when I could go out there and hang out with friends, or at the minimum just lie on my bed and […]

Reflection: Berkeley

Berkeley. That word used to have so many different meaning. Mysterious, gloomy, an institution for super smart young minds to be educated by Stalin-like figures in a totalitarian method twenty-six hours a day, eight days a week, because clearly that’s how they do it in Soviet Russia. Its meaning became increasingly dynamic since school progressed. […]