vincent -> substack

i have migrated to substack for the forseeable future: first post is already up i wasn't intending to move so soon but apparently i accidentally turned on some substack twitter integration so a bunch of people i'm friends with on twitter got notified. it turns out substack is a very stalkable platform some notes … Continue reading vincent -> substack


winter break

i finally watched mit regressions (a documentary about mit that two students put together over the past 2 years)! super impressed by the creators’ dedication and the quality of footage they were able to find. i wonder if i will ever, in my entire life, produce anything of this caliber; i certainly hope so, but … Continue reading winter break

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some updates: a few weeks ago there was a fire show by the spinning arts club at mit and it was one of the prettiest things i’ve ever seen. i did not realize how expressive people spinning balls of light around themselves could be. they had a nice balance of music and choreo and might … Continue reading short post


also on mit admissions november 29th, 2022 10am: you attend nano lecture but are unable to focus on the class because you feel BURNOUT. you think about how you somehow always manage to feel burnt out at this point in the semester, regardless of how many classes or commitments you have 11am: you decide to … Continue reading whiplash

art and work

also on mit admissions lately i’ve been thinking about my relationship with art - specifically, art that takes a while to experience, such as books and movies and symphonies. my attention span has gotten worse over the years, to the point that nowadays i regularly find myself skimming through chapters or skipping past uneventful scenes … Continue reading art and work

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at the beginning of the semester i ate a lot of candy every day, mostly because there was abundant supply both from the physics lounge and from my dorm. then someone reminded me about type ii diabetes so i stopped. i was actually very surprised by how easy it was to quit candy, since i … Continue reading short post


also on mit admissions in cities and ambition, paul graham writes: “Great cities attract ambitious people. You can sense it when you walk around one. In a hundred subtle ways, the city sends you a message: you could do more; you should try harder. The surprising thing is how different these messages can be. New York … Continue reading ambition