My parents visited Canada for the first time to attend my graduation in 2017. They were warmly welcome by Loraine, Jared and the rest of the Rudek family.
My favorite part of visiting NYC is the museum trip. I had a chance to check out Guggenheim in 2012, and will definitely do it again next time I visit.
Hiking the Stawamus Chief
I went to hike the second and third peak of the Stawamus Chief with colleagues from work in 2016. It was a physically challenging and immensely gratifying experience.
I went to Bali for a wedding and had time to enjoy a really nice show at Garuda Wisnu Kencana in 2013.
Skydiving in Hamilton
I went to McMaster University as a research exchange student with Prof. Jeff Hoyt's group in summer 2013. I had a chance to try out skydiving--easily one of my best 40 seconds!
Unagi in Narita
I had a long layover in Narita in 2017. I joined a short local tour to try out their famous unagi. It was an interesting experience to see it being prepared fresh.
Paddy field in Ubud
I spent a full day biking around Ubud with a Meetup group in 2013. I miss the fresh air and the breathtaking view of the paddy field.
A conference presentation
I went to Singapore in 2012 to present my PhD work in an international conference. I talked to many great PhD students and scientists, some of whom I still keep in touch personally.
Hiking Elfin Lake
My co-workers and I went to hike Elfin Lake in 2014. I am very close to few of them since we started our PhD around the same time. I look forward to being in the same room with them again.
I really enjoyed my first (and probably only) time going skydiving that I had to post it twice.