Last weekend, I went to get brunch with my friends. We went to Bird’s Nest Cafe near USC, which serves pancakes, tacos, sandwiches, omelettes, and more. I got the Sunrise Tacos pictured below, and I thought they were delicious. They usually come with avocados which would probably make them super appealing for most people, but unfortunately I’m allergic to avocados :( I would recommend coming to this place, since it’s really cute, not expensive, and quick!
Afterwards, we went to Cafe Bora in Koreatown, a cafe that specializes in purple yam desserts. Purple yam is a type of korean vegetable, so it’s different from ube and regular yam! The cafe itself was incredibly cute. Everything had a purple and white theme, and the layout and decor of the place was just soo cute.
This is my friend Fabio trying the purple yam ice cream! I tried a bit of it, and it definitely has a distinct flavor. I’m not really sure how to describe it though.
I got the purple yam tiramisu :) I thought it was really yummy, although the layer of powder on top was a bit too thick. I stole the flower from Fabio’s ice cream, so it actually comes as a small bowl with tiramisu and a flat layer of powder. I personally liked the tiramisu better than the ice cream, so I would get that if I came again. They do have a purple yam bingsu as well, so I might try that next time instead. It is a bit more expensive though – the bingsu is $8, while the ice cream and tiramisu are $3-4.
As a Caltech student, I obviously have a love for STEM. But for me, that love is incomplete without the bigger picture—the role that STEM can play in helping society. That connection between science and humanity served as the initial motivation for one of my primary passions: organizing for environmental justice.
Now that the 2021 baseball season has come to close, I want to take a little trip down memory lane to the 2019 Major League Baseball (MLB) playoffs. To set the scene, after an exciting wild card game win, the Washington Nationals (my team) began a five game series against the Los Angeles Dodgers. The Dodgers win the first and third game of the series, and the Nationals win the second and fourth game, making game five a do-or-die situation. The final game took place at Dodgers Stadium, a mere 20 minute drive from Caltech. I pounced on this opportunity, going to the game with my fellow baseball-fanatic and Caltech student, Arya.
Hi y’all – this is my first post on the blog, and I’m glad to be here! This is actually a continuation of my friend and fellow blogger Tyler Colenbrander’s previous post about our experience living together over the past three virtual terms at Caltech. You can see his post at this link.