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A long day

After a long long time quiet in this blog, I felt I need to write something to show I am not idle.  Actually just too busy with too many things.  For example, today is a really long day:

7:30 AM, go to school.

8:00 – 11:00 AM, three hour long class MBA 295A Entrepreneurship.

11:00 – 12:00 PM, meeting with two fellow classmates for a project.

12:00 – 1:00 PM, grab lunch and do reading for classes in the afternoon.

1:00 – 1:30 PM, meeting with two other classmates for another project.

1:30 – 2:00 PM, meeting with teammates to discuss Oil shock case for Macroeconomics class.  The case write-up is due tomorrow Friday Feb. 19th.

2:00 – 4:00 PM, Operation class.  I usually do not have Operation class on Thursday, but because of time conflicting with next class, I switched to another cohort’s class today.

4:00 – 6:00 PM, Macroeconomics class.  I have two (four hours) Macroeconomics classes every week: Tuesday and Thursday.

6:00 – 6:30 PM, meeting with my teammates for Entrepreneurship project.

6:30 PM, go back home.

Tonight:  read and reply 50+ unread emails, do research on the IBD (International Business Development) project that I am working on, prepare for conference call tomorrow morning, and company visit trek to Palo Alto tomorrow afternoon.

What a long day!

Cohort names: Gold, Blue, Oski, and Axe

As a Berkeley MBA tradition, we have four cohorts every year: Gold, Blue, Oski, and Axe.

Gold and Blue are named by the California Golden Bears which is the nickname used for 27 varsity athletic programs of the University of California, Berkeley, and the official campus alma mater for UC Berkeley is “All Hail Blue and Gold“. Oski is the official mascot of the UC Berkeley. Axe is named from the trophy awarded to the winner of the annual Big Game, college football rivalry between the University of California, Berkeley and Stanford University.

I am in Cohort Axe!  So we are the Axe that cleft Stanford Tree.  🙂



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Hello, Berkeley

Finally I started my two years life as an Berkeley MBA student.

It took me 11 hours to fly directly from Shanghai Pudong airport to San Francisco airport.  Eleven hours, not too far away from my perspective.  Could I imitate the famous words “That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.” from Neil Armstrong by saying: “That’s one small step for a flight, one giant leap for me.”  🙂

After a couple of hectic days, I settled down in Albany, CA.  It is not very close from the UC Berkeley campus, but I can take a very convenient bus to commute.  So far everything is pretty much fine.

I took a shot of a slight bay view at Albany.

Hello, Berkeley, and Albany.

Slight Bay View at Albany