Future Me Category

Posts written with the hopes that a future me will take a look through them.

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Jul 27 | Mountain Adventures, Part 1: Rigi

I’ve decided to spend the summer here in Switzerland with a bit of an organized regimen, and this time it’s going to be tackling mountains around Switzerland. Today, I made my way to Mt. Rigi, in the canton of Schwyz. Altitude: 1,798 m Weather: No clouds but slightly hazy Path to get there: Zurich HB […]

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May 11 | Assume nothing, appreciate everything

“I hope you enjoy India”, a man told me as he left the train one stop before Mumbai CST. I had spent the night curled up on the second of three bunk beds on the sleeper class train between Aurangabad and Mumbai, and I wasn’t particularly in a good mood, since I hadn’t gotten a […]

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Dec 6 | Goodbye, Silicon Valley

Goodbye, Silicon Valley. In about a weeks time I will be taking a one-way flight from San Francisco to Tokyo. From there on I will be taking up a post at Google Z├╝rich in Switzerland as an Associate Product Manager, beginning in June. I leave behind many memories of my time in the United States […]

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Sep 9 | Summer adventures of a Google APM Intern

So… what was your summer like at Google? If you’d rather see the Hangout on Air that I was in to see the perspective of being an intern from other people’s perspectives, go here It’s really hard to summarize a summer in a couple of sentences, much less a couple of complete and well-thought out […]

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Jul 12 | The view from the top

Sometimes the most amazing experiences are the most coincidental, and the most unplanned. This isn’t perhaps to say that everything should be unplanned – I think that there’s a certain amount of dangerous excitement when the best laid plans come into conflict with the most unpredictable elements of life. And this weekend was certainly no […]

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Jun 2 | A question of life and death

Today was a rather unprecedented example of the two extreme realities of life and death. In both scenarios there is a woman in her 20s, in one case she lives, in another she dies. One is Japanese, the other is American. The similarities, it seems, end there, not because they do not exist, but because […]

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Apr 17 | On closing my Facebook account

I’ve had Facebook since 2005, when I had just been accepted to Swarthmore and was anxiously waiting for my .edu email address to sign up into this exclusive online directory. Now, almost 7 years on, I have just gotten enough motivation to shut down my account, and it’s something I want to chronicle as part […]

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Feb 15 | Dreamers and four years

I think I know now why the dreamers take to the skies. Photo by victorvonsalva My ride home from Stanford takes about 5 miles of bike routes, from Palo Alto through to Mountain View. Along the way there are plenty of nice sights, interesting places (I pass by AOL and Groupon’s offices) and good roads […]

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Jan 2 | Predictions for 2012

It’s taken me a week to get my thoughts together about what 2012 may bring us, but here’s to a ritual that I’ve kept up for the better part of a decade. To be fair, predictions are really nothing but glorified educated guesses, but it feels appropriate to start a year with hopes for good […]

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Nov 6 | The halfway point

It’s halfway into the first quarter of my last year at Stanford, and I feel as though I have kept these pages woefully uninformed of the personal things that accompany me every day. The blog started as a way for me to voice my thoughts in ways that would be interesting to reflect upon at […]

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