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Harvard + MIT

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I just got back from several days in Boston. It was my first time in the city and it’s not a bad place to visit, though I don’t think I would like living there very much, whether for work or for college. Boston’s kind of a sprawling mess with schools all over the place. I’m sure the college atmosphere is much more alive there (something that was quite lacking at my school), but now that I’ve visited Boston, I can appreciate the quiet, self-enclosed entity that is Johns Hopkins.

So yeah, I visited Harvard and MIT while I was there. My brother’s dorm room at Harvard is quite small and pitifully run down. I understand officials wanting to preserve the history and legacy of the buildings by not upgrading, but yeck, now I feel quite spoiled with the rooms I had. Call me unappreciative of art and history, and you would be quite correct.

Harvard Medical School

I’m not 100% sure of this statistic, but I wouldn’t be surprised if Harvard was the #1 most toured school in the country. There’s always groups of giant tour buses parked around the school with all the tourists curious to check out the students to see if they’re any “different”. Surely it must be distracting to go to school there and feel like you’re the exhibit!

The famous MIT “Great Dome”

MIT felt empty in comparison. Not much fun looking at nerds and geeks right? I kid, I kid.

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May 26th, 2007 at 9:22 pm

Posted in School,Travel

I’m done!

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If my life were a Xbox 360 game, an achievement would have just unlocked because I am now finished with college! All that’s left for me is the graduation ceremony itself. In the meantime, I’m busy packing up my things and getting ready to move out.

My itinerary for the next couple months: after my graduation ceremony, I’m headed up to Cambridge, MA to visit Harvard University and to help my brother move out of his dorm. Following that, I’m headed to Taiwan for a month. While I’m in Asia, I’ll be going on a tour of Hokkaido, Japan, which should be pretty neat, but my personal highlight of the whole trip is a self-guided, 4 day stop in Tokyo. I’m currently busy planning out what places I want to see and shops I want to visit. From what I hear, Tokyo should be pretty English friendly but somehow I don’t believe that and have a feeling there’ll be many times when I’m going to be completely lost with no English speakers around. It’ll be interesting to see how much I’ve actually learned after 2.5 years of Japanese classes…

I was planning on typing up a review of the iRiver Clix 2, but the one at is so good I’m not even going to bother. It’s a fantastic review for a phenomenal product with tons of photos, so go read it.

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May 12th, 2007 at 8:48 am

Posted in Gadgets,School,Travel