2009.09.07 15:00

What I've been up to...

Blogging has been slow while I was pushing to finish my dissertation and traveling around later.

June: I finished the first draft of my dissertation.

July: Held the last committee meeting, then went to California. Went camping in Doran beach, wine tasting in Sonoma county with Kahye and Erhan, then CIAP conference in Lake Tahoe. Also I had a chance to catch up with Kyujhin on my last day in California. It was nice little Daegu sciecne high/SNU EE/in the US reunion.

I flew from SF to Korea. Still working on my dissertation + lots of catching up with old friends, going back and forth between Daegu and Seoul.

August: On August 5th, my parents, brother and I all flew to Inchoen airport together. They went to Munich, and I came back to Boston for two days. Then I flew to Munich through Amsterdam to meet up with my family. We had a nice family vacation; highlight of it was the five concerts we attended at Salzburg Festival.

On my last day in Europe, I gave a talk at the Austrian Academy of Science in Vienna. For some reason, I wasn't too impressed by Vienna. I enjoyed Salzburg much better.

On 25th, I had my
"PhD final oral exam" - that is what dissertation defense is officially called in my department - and passed. Herin gave me these beautiful flowers.

On 27th, I moved to Harvard Sq. Cambridge. It was a very busy week.

September: I will submit the final version of the dissertation to the library, and start working at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary as a postdoc.

I am planning to be better about blogging from the fall. We'll see how it goes. :)
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