HI! IT’S SUPER LATE BUT I’M STILL POSTING IT. It was supposed to be posted in late March but it somehow got lost in the pile. But HAHA! Here it is!
This spring break, my best friend came to visit me from Seattle. As a courtesy of the host, I took her to explore some of the food spots that were hidden in the great city of St. Louis.
(All photos were taken by me without filters)
Continue reading “Spring Break Eating in the LOU”
Out of the 365 days of a year, I am home for about 35 days on average each year for last 3 years. Every time I come home, so many things remain the same, and yet, so many things have changed. Continue reading “Being a Tourist at Home”
Here I am, enjoying the comfort of my couch at home in Zhuhai, China, a coastal city right next to Macao. I travelled for about 20 hours from my cozy little apartment on Ibn Gabirol St in Tel Aviv to my home in China. With a welcoming attitude since the beginning, Israel has given me nothing but a unforgettable summer. As I reflect on my journey in emerging into the local culture and exploring the startup scene, here are some of the things I have learned:
Continue reading “Six Weeks Later…”
Having been in Tel Aviv, Israel, for a month, I have learned my lessons in saving money by cooking at home. As I was craving a little homemade chinese food, I decided to make some chicken soup with Vietnamese noodles.
Continue reading “Chicken Soup with Carrots and Onions”
June16-18: The weekend spent at Jerusalem was tiring but never boring. Our schedule was filled with intermittent company visits and historical cite visits. Here are some of the pictures I took during our first weekend excursion of the program in Jerusalem. Continue reading “First Weekend Excursion: Jerusalem”
June 15: We left early in the morning for Jerusalem. After about 1 hour and a half, we arrived at the First Railway Station at Jerusalem. From there, we started a tiring and yet cultivating weekend with meetings with different speakers and historical cite visitations. Continue reading “Eighth Day: Jerusalem and Saul Singer “
June 14: We had the honor to visit Microsoft R&D Headquarter in Herzliya, Israel yesterday and listen to Ed Mlavsky, basically the father of Israel’s venture capital industry, and Yoram Yaccovi, the General Manager of Microsoft Israel R&D Center. Continue reading “Sixth Day: Meeting Ed Mlavsky from Gemini and Yoram Yaacovi from Microsoft Israel”
June13. It was a pretty ordinary day at IDC learning about different Israeli companies and venture capital. Continue reading “Fifth day: Summer Nights”
June 11 was our first day of class in Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya (IDC).
Before class started, we were required to read the book StarUp Nation by Dan Señor and Saul Singer. In the book, it mentions that Israelis have a unique spirit of chutzpah. As Señor and Singer interpret it, it means “gall, brazen nerve, effrontery, incredible “guts,” presumption plus arrogance such as no other word and no other language can do justice to (p.30).” Continue reading “Fourth day: About Being Whatever”
July 10 was the day I forgot I have a body part called the neck. I forgot my neck exists while I was spraying sun screen before I embarked upon about 5 hours of walking outdoor. I thought my Florida base tan was able to protect me. But no. I have never burned so bad in my life. Continue reading “Third day: Old Jaffa”