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04/08/2015
The prolonged winter in DC is over. This past week, the temperature has consistently been around 60F. And the once chilly and aloof DC starts to strike people with its cuteness by offering thousands of cherry blossoms and magnolias. After work, I took a walk at the Washington Monument and WWII...
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04/01/2015
I last left off with my plans for attending CPAC, the Conservative Political Action Conference, in Maryland. Boy, was that fun! Out of the 4 days it was around (Wednesday-Saturday), I was present for 3 of them. On Thursday, I got to meet my favorite Senator and presidential hopeful, Rand Paul...
03/16/2015
The Library of Congress was one of the biggest incentives behind my UCDC application. As my work at the Wilson Center is picking up, I have become a frequent patron of the LOC. A good thing about working in a think tank is the flexibility of your schedule. Unlike my friends who work, say, at the...
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02/25/2015
The past few weeks have been a little rough. I’ve been trying to shake off a persisting cold, to little avail. On top of that, applying for jobs takes up a great deal of my time, in addition to scholarly pursuits here at the UC Center. Finally, I made an obligatory excursion to the United States...
02/11/2015
I never realized how much I had been enslaved to my cell phone until three weeks ago. I went skiing in Maryland--- Yes, they do have a couple of ski resorts around D.C., nothing like Lake Tahoe, though --- with three friends from UCDC, and accidentally gave my cell phone a mountain funeral. Since...
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12/22/2014
I just recently left the nation’s capitol, in a whirlwind of work that left me exhausted but content. I thought I would share my concluding thoughts on D.C. I arrived in D.C. with very little in the way of expectations. But I left D.C. with a desire to return to policy making soon. One of the most...

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