Although I’m affiliated with Avery House, I am currently living off campus, which means I’m also off-board. My roommate Jessica (yes, she’s also a senior, an Averite, and chemistry major…confusing, I know right : P) and I have been cooking and baking up a storm together. Those of you who know me know how much I like to bake. Baking is like the chemistry of food, a combination of two of my favorite things. Jessica enjoys cooking, so I’ll be sharing with you throughout this year with our attempts and experiments :) Let me know if you have any suggestions and if you want to see more! I can also add recipes on here and explain how to make the things I post. For now, here’s a few things we made this past month!
Bon appetit! :P
first meal! honey glazed chicken, onions and red peppers, tomatoes and eggs,brown rice, broccoli
ok…i didn’t make this, but i really like trader joe’s greek yogurt and nature path’s pumpkin flax granola :)
banana walnut muffins!
fresh white bread :)
brown rice, cha siu pork, veggies
Grant’s 22nd Birthday Cake! Black forest cake with cherry filling, whipped cream, and lots of chocolate! #portal #buckyballs
On May 8, the Washington Nationals came to Los Angeles Angels for a lovely Mother’s Day Game. I, being a D.C. native and avid Nationals fan, of course had to attend– the Nationals play the Angels very rarely because they play in different leagues and on opposite coasts. My dad and I have a goal of going to all 30 Major League Baseball stadiums, and we had to take advantage of our home team being in L.A., so my mom and dad both flew out for the weekend.
As I write this blog, I’m sitting on a grassy knoll on Pomona-Pitzer’s campus. It’s the last match of my final season of tennis here at Caltech. It’s definitely a bittersweet feeling to be done with my college tennis career (unless I decide to use my final year of NCAA eligibility, granted to athletes affected by the COVID-19 pandemic). Being a part of the women’s tennis team here has been a defining part of my identity and where I met my community on campus. In this blog, I want to discuss a bit of the process of becoming an NCAA athlete, the Caltech experience of handling schoolwork and a sport, and my take on how it affected my growth here.
A few days ago, I wrote a blog post for recommendations of boba around Caltech. This follow up includes a far more comprehensive list of boba shops in the 626/SGV area. Now, I’ll admit that I have a rather extensive spreadsheet of boba stores and drinks that I’ve tried and enjoyed or disliked. However, I’d rather not bore everyone with a full spreadsheet, especially when it reveals just how much boba I’ve had each year. However, if I attempted to write about all of the shops I’ve tried, this post would get too long, so it’s instead compressed into a much more easily digestible format: a Tiermaker list. Obviously, this is the most sophisticated possible presentation of this information and 100% objective. Definitely tested via the scientific method and not subject to personal bias whatsoever.