Hope you all had a fantastic weekend–I know I did :) We had GORGEOUS weather this weekend (hello spring!) and I had a fun event on my calendar I’ve been looking forward to: the Wine and Food Pairing course hosted by the MOSH.
The Wine and Food Pairing course is offered to seniors (that are of age, of course) throughout the year to teach them how to observe, pick, and enjoy wines with/without food. The class is only one day, but takes several hours, since several wines are chosen to sample and at the same time along with a multi-course meal.
11 wines, and 6 courses! Phew!
The Master Of Student Houes (MOSH) Geoffy Blake opening the next bottle of wine—what could it be?
Mrs MOSH (Karen Blake) pouring into our glasses the wine to sample with the wonderful meal she prepared
Yum! Beef Tenderloin and a few Cabernet Sauvignon :)
As food reviewers–Andrew and I definitely approved!
To avoid heavy-handed pouring and to keep sample sizes of the wine in check–there was this one ounce pour stopper fastened onto the wine bottles—GENIUS! Brian and I, the engineers we are, had to investigate this mechanism more closely…AHA! It was found to contain two ball bearings…
OMG–I was stuffed at this point…but we had two more dessert courses to go!
I had a great time and definitely learned tips and tricks of pairing wine with a meal. This crash course was awesome!—and I think the MOSH spoke about having a follow-up advanced course next month… :)
My favorite part about Caltech is the Houses! The easiest way to describe them is as Hogwarts houses: each has their own personality and group of people and the first thing you do at Caltech is go through a “sorting” process. The people are what makes the Houses at Caltech so great. As a frosh, it’s amazing to be able to come in and immediately have a group of 100+ people to support you. Because the Houses have students from every grade, you make friends with upperclassmen and can ask for help on tons of things like:
It’s crazy to think that it has been four years now since I was applying to college. I remember it vividly. This week we’re spending some time reflecting on our personal admissions processes, and how we ended up at Caltech. There’s one question though that I wanted to spin out into a separate post: “what advice would you give to the admitted class of 2025?” And I think the best way to do this is to tell a more detailed story than I did in my other post.
These past six months have been a whirlwind- from having to move out of Caltech housing in March within a week’s notice due to COVID-19, to starting the first term of my junior year, I’ve definitely experienced a lot of change. When I went home in March, it was to a completely new state-my family moved from Chino, CA to New Jersey in January (great timing, huh?). While I missed seeing my friends from home, it was fun to have the chance to explore a completely new place. The pandemic obviously limited what I could see and do, but I got to experience walks through nature and along rivers normally foreign to a SoCal native and had some time to focus on bioinformatics research for the lab I work with on campus.