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Update from April 2nd, 2019

engineering

I've finally finished my undergraduate degree. Luckily, I've been stressing about this moment for several months and am somewhat prepared to deal with it. I recently interviewed at an extremely cool and innovative biomedical device company and I'm hoping I get the job. I have also begun work under Professor Joshi at UC Davis. He's helping me design a remote controller for someone with muscular dystrophy, who can no longer operate the controller properly. Definitely a rewarding project to finish off my undergrad. As for grad school plans... I'm holding off until next year at least. I definitely need to start studying for the GRE...

 

dancing

I have seen so much growth from dancing at Chapkis. Greg's style of choreography has challenged me like nothing has before, and I'm finally beginning to understand what textures and pocket really are. The amount of time I sacrificed for it was definitely non-trivial... but definitely worth it.

I'm afraid that because of engineering, I will have to put some of my dancing aside for a while. But I will definitely find another way to integrate it into my life if I can't do Chapkis anymore.

Dancing has helped me connect so many aspects of life together over this past year. I'm beginning to realize that when it comes to learning and mastering everything, knowing how to properly demonstrate and explain the subtlest elements is actually the most important part. I've found this is true with engineering as well--low-level understanding leads to high-level mastery. I'm trying to find more ways in which to implement this concept so that I can learn topics better and quicker. It certainly helped me with school--my final quarter GPA was a 3.8 (Aircraft Propulsion screwed it up). It was also the quarter where I put the least effort into my courses compared to any other quarter.

 

meditation

My discipline with meditation has fallen considerably. I find myself missing days more often than I should. These bad habits were definitely exacerbated by finals week. But I continue to try to gain back the skill I once had. In my daily life, my meditation has still been helping immensely. I can actually stop myself from getting angry and overreacting to things much quicker than before. Although I still get irritated quicker than I should (my mom loves to point it out), even the small moments of bliss are revolutionary.

 

"no" to everything else

I have a problem saying no, and I am constantly finding myself wanting to take on as many projects as possible. Slowly, I'm coming to the hard realization that life is about sacrifice, and that eventually (soon, perhaps...), I'm going to need to let go of some of my activities, and maybe even passions, to pursue one thing.  To commit to something. For now, I am still in a mode of exploration, trying to figure out what exactly my path is.

Therefore, if you would like to contact me regarding a project, either pertaining to engineering or to dance, I'm more than willing to discuss it with you.

 

Update from August 22nd, 2018

engineering

I'm currently interning at Eclo working on an accuracy paper for their 3D scanning mobile app. It's pretty fun stuff, because I'm exposed to the trials, tribulations, and excitement of startup life on a daily basis. The founders, Alex and Ivan, are super cool dudes who have offered me invaluable advice and guidance during my time here.

The Stridesight team, including myself, Angela, and Samir, are planning on making more progress on our work in order to make our device ready and robust enough for use by biomechanics labs and experts. The plan from there is to see if we can create something with real commercial viability. You can find our project presentation here.

I have plans to work with an amazing professor at Davis this fall as I finish up the final two quarters of my undergrad. The lab deals with neuroprosthetics, something I've been intrigued by for a long time.

 

dancing

I recently started training with the Chapkis Dance Family, an reknown urban dance academy. Some pretty big names have come out of there and I feel pretty blessed to have gotten through the audition.

I am also continuing to make videos whenever time permits. I think true expression of art in the form of concept videos is a powerful mode of consuming dance right now. Plus, it's an amazing way to interact with other dancers and collaborate to form something truly unique.

More than anything, I am focusing on growth in my hard and soft skills pertaining to dance, especially urban movement. Growth is what I'm focused on right now. Getting my name out there in any capacity is purely accessory.

 

meditation

I have been meditating consistently for 1 hour (or at minimum 30 minutes...) every morning. Even the marginal changes in my behavior and approach to life that I have gained through meditation have been somewhat life-changing. I definitely have a very long way to go.

I have also been practicing the art of  "meditating with the eyes open"--essentially, forgetting about everything that isn't the present moment, and focusing on the breath. It really has helped me in being more at ease and focused, and it's given me a better perception of how important the present is (and how easy it is for us to focus too much on the past or future).

To read more on how I meditate and why I believe in it, check this out.

 

"no" to everything else

I have a problem saying no, and I am constantly finding myself wanting to take on as many projects as possible. Slowly, I'm coming to the hard realization that life is about sacrifice, and that eventually (soon, perhaps...), I'm going to need to let go of some of my activities, and maybe even passions, to pursue one thing.  To commit to something. For now, I am still in a mode of exploration, trying to figure out what exactly my path is.

Therefore, if you would like to contact me regarding a project, either pertaining to engineering or to dance, I'm more than willing to discuss it with you.

 

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