Hi again! :D
So this past Tuesday, someone told me that In-N-Out was here
in London. If you are a Techer or have been to California before, you know how
good In-N-Out burgers are. So, my friend Daniel and I went to check it out theplace.
It was about a 20 min tube ride away to Hendon. When we got
there, the line was pretty long and we were told they were running out of
burgers. We didn’t end up staying to see
if there would be any left. I was pretty disappointed, but I’ll get a double
double next year when I’m back at Caltech. Daniel, on the other hand was pretty
bummed out (he’s English). I wonder if they will open a pop up café again
Last night, a few of us went to see the London Philharmonic Orchestraplay at the Royal Festival Hall. Tickets were only £4, and included a
free drink afterwards (the legal drinking age here is 18). We listened to:
Beethoven Overture, Leonore No. 3, Carl Vine Piano Concerto No. 2 (UK
première), and Shostakovich Symphony No. 10 with Vassily Sinaisky as conductor
and Piers Lane playing the piano. I really enjoyed the piano concerto-maybe I’m
a little biased since I used to play piano when I was younger. It was amazing
how accessible and inexpensive it was to go hear the orchestra play. I think
I’ll be going to another performance later on if I can.
I’ll be heading to Dublin this weekend with Kalpana and
Conway, along with several other American friends we’ve met here. :D I’m really
So until next time,
Unlike many students, I never had the opportunity to visit Caltech before enrolling. I had visited California once in elementary school, and the first time I returned was to move in for college. The only time I had ever left home before was for a week or two of sleepaway camp. Now, I would be moving across the country to a place I had never seen before with a bunch of strangers. Naturally, I was a bit terrified.
…Or, How a Disciple of Bethany Ehlmann, a Former Desert Militiaman, Moore Lab Subbasement Dwellers, Roblox’s Newest Intern, a Florida Man, and a Luminous Plasma Scientist Went to War with the Caltech Mail Center, Got Double-Crossed by AirGas Corp., Survived Three COVID Outbreaks, and Nearly Stranded Themselves in the Mojave in order to Send a Bag of Peanuts to Space (A True Story).
Every midterm week and final week, Page House Peer Advocates (PAs) put on a de-stressing event. This term for midterms, the PAs hosted a painting night in conjunction with a Page dessert night. (Every Thursday, the House gives $60 to a pageboy (a member of Page) to buy a bunch of dessert and snacks for the house for dessert night.). They provided canvases, paint brushes, and a variety of paint colors for the night. It was a really fun and relaxing time to stop working on sets or studying for midterms for a bit and hangout with friends.
On the weekend of April 16th, my friends and I participated in the first ever Southern California College Poker Tournament! The tournament was for college students in the SoCal area with a $0 buy-in that doubled as a recruiting event for quant and finance firms. A senior friend of mine (Vanessa, a fellow blogger) put together a team of five girls who had no interest in being recruited and just wanted to have fun playing poker.