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Thanksgiving Road Trip

December 4, 2023

Tags: Blog

Summary For Thanksgiving break Dahlia and I drove down to Carlsbad Caverns National Park. There were even some bats that had yet to migrate from the cave (a rarity this time of year), so we got to see them exit for their evening feast. We also visited White Sands National Park, and celebrated Thanksgiving by camping in the Jemez Falls area of northern New Mexico. We ended the journey with a visit to Pagosa Springs, where it snowed fairly hard, resulting in some cool photos. ...

October Update

November 2, 2023

Tags: Blog

I’m a few days late, but here’s a brief October update! Aspens I went out with Dahlia and saw the Aspen trees change color this season! I’d been meaning to do this the last few years here in Colorado. MPC 2023 I attended the 44th Midwest Probability Colloquium, got to hang out with my buddy Curtis, and make some new math friends (and eat some Lou Malnati’s deep dish)! Jimmy’s Wedding My friends Jimmy and Chloe got married! ...

Beginning Korean Resources

October 31, 2023

Tags: Korean

Here are some resources that I have found helpful in learning Korean. None of the links are affiliate links; if I put a resource here I simply believe in the product. Pimsleur I find the most value in the audio tapes, rather than the supplimental materials. If you are getting this for a single person then the best deal is here. This version costs $15/month. However, if you and another person want to learn different langugages, you can share a subscription between 4 unique users, in which case their “All Access” subscription is the best deal, at $21/month. ...

My Latex Setup

October 15, 2023

Tags: Tech

The past few days I spent at the 44th Midwest Probability Colloquium, and there I met another graduate student interested in good latex setups. From our conversation on the subject I figured this may be a good opportunity to put my current setup on my website. Components Filesystem and git Below is the directory layout for a sample project, titled document1. document1/ .git/ latex-preamble/ .git commands.tex packages.tex theorems.tex .gitignore .gitlab-ci.yml . ...

Writing Emails

September 27, 2023

Tags: Korean

Recently, I began meeting with one of the math professors in my department for an informal language exchange. I noticed something about writing: The spacing for 씨 as a term of address seems to be inconsistent. Sometimes it looks like “니콜라스 씨” and other times “니콜라스씨”. According to my Korean professor, the correct usage is with space (i.e. “니콜라스 씨”), but usage is not consistent with all Korean speakers. An equivalent of “Best, Nicholas” as a sign-off is “니콜라스 드림”

Puerto Rico

September 17, 2023

Tags: Blog

This weekend I got the opportunity to visit my friend Chiqui in Puerto Rico! Day 1 I spent the first day in Viejo San Juan, exploring el Castillo de San Cristobál and el Castillo de San Felipe del Morro, as well as Parque de las Palomas and generally just meandering the streets. Day 2 The second day I spent in El Yunque national forest. I arrived around 6:30AM, not knowing that the forest itself isn’t open to car traffic until 9AM. ...

New Korean Words

September 14, 2023

Tags: Korean

I think it may be beneficial for me to compile a list of words and things that I learn about the language. It will likely be unorganized, and that’s okay. For now I just want to put it somewhere and here looks like a fun place. Korean Word Meaning Eg. Sentence Sentence Translation 자다 to sleep 저는 잤어요. I fell asleep. 주무다 to sleep (hon.) 아버지, 언녕히 주무세요. Sleep well, father. ...

First BJJ Tournament

August 26, 2023

Tags: Blog

This past weekend I competed in my first Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Tournament. I won one match, and lost two others, all three by submission.

Road Trip with Jasmin

July 8, 2023

Tags: Blog

This summer my roommate (and academic sibling) Jasmin and I did a pretty long road trip. We followed this route: Phoenix, San Diego, Tijuana, Big Sur, Newman, San Jose, Reno, and back to Boulder. Below are some selected photos: A big burrito experience (Tijuana, MX) An occult themed castle on the ocean (Rosarito, MX) The open-air market (Tijuana, MX) Meeting the good boy Duke (Newman, CA) Pacific Coast Sunset (Sand Dollar Beach, CA) Pinnacles National Park: Sand Dunes (Brawley, CA): Us on the Mexican side of the border (Tijuana, MX):