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Jan
1
2013

New Years Post

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Sep
1
2012

Recap of my KGI Orientation Experience: Foreshadowing

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“KGI takes the traditional science PhD program and turns it on its head. KGI prepares students for what they will face in the industry. In the real world, you have to have business, people skills and science to get a product to market.” -Dennis Fenton ( executive vice president of process development, operations, and quality at Amgen) It has been almost two weeks since I have started my orientation at KGI, but it feels like it [...]

Aug
21
2012

My Last Day at Riverside: Not Merely a Means to an End

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    I sit here on my last day at UCR and thus, I am compelled to write.   How do I begin to write about an opportunity so life-changing and so dynamic? Or more so, how do I start? I met so many great people here and I have met my life-long friends at UCR. I met friends who supported me throughout my college experience and I met friends who saw me as their [...]

Aug
9
2012

To the Parker Jotter, an Ode to a Pen

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An Ode to a Pen by Kevin Kim This shiny object I hold in my hand so tight Pondering for hours wondering what I should write For your elegance and beauty strikes me firece Wondering what boundaries next I should pierce For this pen is more than a mere tool But perhaps it appears that way to the next fool This instrument creates greed, pain and treason On the contrary, it must be called an [...]

Apr
22
2012

An Ode to a Beautiful Cell

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“Darling, you initiated my sodium influx, but you failed to depolarize my cell. So instead of reaching +30mV, my potential actually fell. I know you meant no harm, you only wanted fun, but unfortunately for you, my M.O. was all-or-none. So ultimately, with dying jolts, our neurons never got to fire, perhaps you should block my K channel, to try and make my voltage higher. However, my love for you is like an AP’s path; [...]

Jan
8
2012

10 Tips to Be a Total Bad-Ass Academic

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        Even under stressful situations, 007 always maintains his cool.           1 ) Relieve your stress and bend it before it bends you. 2 ) Take advantage of your time wisely. 3 ) Improve focus by not taking on too many tasks at once. Man has got to know his limitations. 4 ) Get adequate sleep when you must, but also forgo stress when necessary. Let me be contradicting: [...]

Jan
8
2012

A Letter to a Friend, an Insight to My Heart and Thoughts

Kevin. Bending his Stress And Trying to Help You Bend Your Stress

Preface From this day until now, I have started to bend my stress and again live life with a completely new mentality. This is the exact letter I wrote to my friend the night I felt everything changed for me mentally and emotionally. I knew that from this moment on, I was back, and this time, I would be more ready than ever…         “You know, my good friend…”   I began [...]

Oct
5
2011

Steve Jobs: 1955-2011

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Steve Jobs Inventor, Innovator, Creative Genius 1955-2011   Hard to believe it, but Apple co-founder and ex-CEO Steve Jobs has passed away. I feel an intense amount of sadness and grief after realizing that he has passed. His vision and creative genius was unparalleled. His team brought music to a wider audience. His dreams made computing much more feasible and attainable. No wonder Apple is, and still remains one of the most liked companies today. [...]