Walking through a ghost town and admiring the dilapidated houses’ tin roofs.

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Crawling through an abandoned complex long gone and deciphering the graffiti pasted on over time.

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Driving my Suzuki Samurai along old Native American trails.

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Soaking in the concentrated, complex culture of an old city center.

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Standing in absolute darkness and silence in ancient lava tubes.

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Eating fresh made gelato for the third time while watching the sun set.

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These are a few moments of life I have enjoyed.

The standard stuff ¶ 

I was born in Shanghai, China. My family headed for San Francisco when I was five, and that's where I grew up most of my life.

I wanted to be an inventor! So, I pursued electrical engineering (I really should have chosen mechanical engineering, but that's another story!) I got schooled hard at Cal Poly and finally left with a MS in EE with a focus on mechatronics and control systems. Along the way, I also found my life purpose and my best friend.

Interests ¶ 

  • Playing, explaining, and promoting modern board games.
  • Taking stuff apart (not necessarily to put back together)- because I'm curious!
  • Playing violin in ensembles. I am currently involved with Cal Poly's Arab Music Ensemble.
  • Going on adventures! Visiting places I haven't been before!
  • Trying out new foods of different ethnicities.