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A Walk to Arcadia!

So being crazy kids like we are, Sarai and I decided to walk to Arcadia yet again during Spring Break! It took us around 1.5 hours, and we ate again at Din Tai Fung, the international dumpling restaurant chain. Again, we got xiao long bao, which are Shanghai steamed soup dumplings:

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Huntington at last!

So Sarai and I had planned to go to Huntington Library and Gardens since almost two months ago, but somehow something came up every weekend and we never made it. Finally, we got around to going there during Spring Break! On Friday, Sarai, Carrie, Albert, and I walked to Huntington. We were greeted by beautiful trees and flowers as soon as we walked past the entrace. All four of us brought a camera, and I took quite a few pictures. First we checked out the gardens with a lot of sculptures, trees, and flowers (not quite sure what it was called.) I realized on the trip that these are my favorite flowers (unfortunately I don’t know what they are called – anyone care to enlighten me?):

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Spring Break [at Caltech]! (Part 1)

A lot of my friends left Thursday or Friday, but there are quite a few who still stayed. It feels quite strange to have the house so much quieter, and have less people wandering into our room at random times. It’s also a lot less convenient since we have to find food for ourselves for the next 1.5 weeks since we don’t get dinner or money to use at the convenience store. Sarai finished up her last final on Thursday, and we went with a couple of our friends to Tea Spots. It’s a rather popular place that Caltech students go to for boba or shaved ice since it’s only a 10 minute walk away. There are better boba places around, but not within walking distance, and unfortunately we don’t have a car :( Another popular place Techers go to would be Cherry on Top, an awesome frozen yogurt place. It’s like Pinkberry except cheaper and better. They always have a large variety of flavors which change every week. A group of us went over on Friday, and they had flavors such as Pineapple tart, cake batter, pecan praline, as well as more original flavors such as tart and vanilla. I always go for the tart flavors, flavors like chocolate and cake batter are more befitting for ice cream…

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Random // Photo Dump [Part 1]

So I have a lot of pictures that I’ve randomly taken but don’t quite merit a blog post. Therefore, this is pretty much a photo dump of random things I’ve done at Caltech, many of which are actually from first term.

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Help Japan! Charity Event at Little Tokyo

One of my friends from Virginia came to visit Caltech this week, so Michael, Sarai, Ben, and I decided to take him to visit Los Angeles. First, we stopped by Chinatown, where we found a random restaurant to eat. We were sitting next to an aquarium with fishes, two of which were kissing…a couple of us found it rather amusing, but I didn’t get a picture of it. Anyway, the food was also amazing, it was nice to get some Chinese food once in a while.

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Formal Dinner / Book Night

Last Tuesday was the second term formal dinner for Page House! Of course, like most dinners, you don’t have to be part of the house to attend, a bunch of people from other houses came too. Since it is a formal dinner, most girls come wearing dresses, and guys suits or dress shirts. Of course, if you don’t want to, you don’t have to dress up. One of my girl friends came wearing a polo shirt and nice pants. One of my guy friends decided to dress up like this:

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The Streak is Over!

Before coming to Caltech, I never cared about basketball games. However, my roommate Sarai is a huge basketball fan and started dragging me to them. Ever since then, I’ve gone to most of the home games, including the last home game of the season today against Occidental! Everyone went with high hopes that we would break the streak, seeing that we haven’t won a single game for the last 26 years. That’s a losing streak of 304 games.

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Page Snow Trip

On Thursday night 1/6/2011 half of Page House who went on the ski trip left for Mammoth Lakes. The other half, including me, left Friday morning. We only had to pay 10 dollars for the ski lodge for 2-3 days, which is amazingly cheap (the rest of the cost was subsidized by the house.) So on Friday morning Anguel, Dan, Sarai, and I left for the 6-hour trip.

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