An Academic Confession

Social media has a funny way of showcasing our strengths but rarely our weaknesses, struggles, hardships, and embarrassing confessions. Here's my embarrassing academic confession: I've read less than ten fiction novels cover-to-cover in my life. As...

Visiting Color Factory Houston

Yesterday I had a day off and decided to visit the Houston Color Factory, an interactive exhibit celebrating color! This exhibit has previously been in San Francisco and New York, so it's definitely something...

Farewell, BMW Z4!

Today is a day of great sadness - I finally got rid of the BMW. Although I've had my Tesla for over a month (and absolutely LOVE it), the Z4 had so much sentimental...

My Retirement Plan – Roth IRA, 403(b), 457(b)

Income and wealth are two entirely different entities. One can have a high income but make horrible financial decisions that focus more on pursuing "wants" rather than making sound decisions for the future. Here's...

Nova – My Tesla Model 3 Performance

I've had my BMW Z4 for over fifteen years, and in that time, I've learned so much about the internal combustion engine (ICE). I tinkered with its components, upgraded so many parts, repaired and...

How I Got Into Programming

As a child, I remember being fascinated by the scrap computers my dad brought home. He encouraged me to tear them apart, learn how to reassemble them, and appreciate the interplay between how hardware...

New Zealand And Australia Vacation

After a decade long vacation hiatus, I decided to spend roughly a week visiting New Zealand and Australia before starting my life as an attending physician. Although this trip seemed very rushed, I had...

32nd Birthday

As a 31 year old, I completed my adult cardiothoracic anesthesiology fellowship in Boston, won Fellow Of The Year, had to unfortunately part ways with the incredible classmates and mentors I met, and moved...

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