Random things about me
- In my "free time", I play
the guitar. I was actually part of a high school ensemble called
"House of Guitars" that was managed by my guitar teacher, Jeff
Williams! I would eventually like to learn how to play more jazz
or even some metal.
- I don't listen to a lot of music,
but when I do, it's usually metal (like Megadeth or System Of A
Down) or occasionally J-pop/J-rock.
- I do like to play video games
and if I were to pick a genre to be my favorite, it would be
- Obviously, I am not interested
in just Astronomy. Some other subjects that I find fasinating
are: Anthropology (e.g., the study of human evolution up to
its current state), some Philosophy (I really found my
undergraduate class with Prof. Francescotti at SDSU very
interesting!), and a little of Paleontology (dinosaurs were
If I actually had free time
- One of my goals is to learn
Japanese to the point where I can have a conversation with a
native. So far, I can barely read Hiragana, some Katakana, and
a handful of Kanji...
- Even though being able to
play the guitar is enjoyable, I'd also like to pick up learning
how to play other instruments. As of right now, the only other
instrument I have any interest in playing is the piano.
10 Lessons from Admiral William H. McRaven
- Lesson No. 1: If you want to change the
world, start off by making your bed.
- Lesson No. 2: If you want to change the
world, find someone to help you paddle.
- Lesson No. 3: If you want to change the
world, measure a person by the size of their heart, not the size of
- Lesson No. 4: If you want to change the
world get over being a sugar cookie and keep moving forward.
- Lesson No. 5: If you want to change the
world, don't be afraid of the circuses.
- Lesson No. 6: If you want to change the
world sometimes you have to slide down the obstacle head first.
- Lesson No. 7: If you want to change the
world, don't back down from the sharks.
- Lesson No. 8: If you want to change the
world, you must be your very best in the darkest moment.
- Lesson No. 9: If you want to change the
world, start singing when you're up to your neck in mud.
- Lesson No. 10: If you want to change the
world don't ever, ever ring the bell.