2019 Year-in-Review

2019 was the last year in a decade, the year I turned a quarter of a century old, and a year I spent not knowing things more than I did knowing things. We’re already 1/4th done with 2020, and I’m just getting my thoughts together on 2019. Here are some notable events, new experiences, skills…

My greatest strength is also my greatest weakness

Lesson #1. I’m a procrastinator. And before there’s any confusion, I will tell you now that procrastinating is NOT the strength that I’m referring to in the title. I’m a “long-term procrastinator” and the consequences of that have been self-criticism and regret. The feeling like I haven’t done as much as I wanted to. The…

2018 Year-in-Review

2018 came and went in a blur, like the years seem to do more and more so as I get older. The start of a new year usually makes me reflect on what happened the previous year, and to be honest, there were some really sh*tty parts of the year on top of a general…

I’m a Procrastinator

A couple of weeks ago, I watched this Ted Talk: “Inside the Mind of a Master Procrastinator” by Tim Urban. Tim Urban tells the story of working on his thesis in college, where in his head, he knew that the most optimal approach to completing his thesis was to work on it a gradually over…

Dubs vs Cavs

In June, the Golden State Warriors won the NBA Championship for the second year in a row. Whooo! Let me stop here and say that I’m biased. I’m a Warriors fan – I was a student at Berkeley when the Warriors had won their first Championship in 30 years. More importantly, this is the fourth…

How Do You Want to Live Your Life?

What do you want to be when you grow up? What do you want to accomplish in your life? Where do you see yourself in 5, 10, 20, a million years? When I’m asked these questions or questions like these, I have no idea how to answer.  I am jealous of the people that do…

Wandile Charles Gumede

It’s been over 1.5 years since I’ve conducted this interview, but I can still remember a lot of memories that I have shared with Charles (most of them are past midnight, in the economics building).  His full name is Wandile Charles Gumede. I met Charles in my Social Impact Enterprise class; we were one of the…

One Year Since Berkeley

Last week was General Commencement at UC Berkeley, which means it has been one year since I’ve graduated.  Boy, the time sure passed by quickly, and my whole life is different now from what it was a year ago. This time last year, I was packing up my apartment in Berkeley, walking onto campus for…