Sidekick 3

Sidekick to possibly debut on June 26.

I think I’m getting a little tired of flipping screen. May be time for me to try out another device.

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One way trip to Mars, would you go?

One way trip to Mars, would you go?

Hmm, tough question. I don’t think I will do it, although it’s a very tempting thought. Probably not, as I don’t really have the passion or desire to go to Mars and leave everybody I know behind. I’d rather have a quality of life than gaining five seconds fame for being one of the first people to go to Mars (quickly name the dog that Russians sent into the space, now you get what I mean.) But I have a prediction that at the rate we’re going at, there will be an expressway between Mars and Earth—more room for everybody or when Earth gets fked up.

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Bodyboarding

Grr, I need to get myself to a beach and ride those waves!

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Remaindered links section altered

I’ve altered the Remainders links section since I have classified myself as a referential blogger. This will allow me to be more active in sharing the links and my short comment on them. I hope you’ll keep coming to my site for some good interesting links.

I’ve also been working on the redesign of this website and I hope to release sometime this week. So, that’s something to see. :-)

Hope everybody had a good weekend.

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Fences around Gallaudet University

Last night, my roommate and I went out for a run and decided we’ll stop by Gallaudet University to see the protest. Sure enough, there were students scattered around and camping next to the gate. While running around the campus, it occurred to me why is there a fence around the whole campus? Many people have said it’s because we’re in a bad area, err, black area. I don’t recall any other colleges that have fences around their campus. Do you? I do know that Georgetown University, Howard, Univ of MD, GW and almost all other colleges around DC area don’t have fences.

To me, I really don’t think it’s cuz of the “bad area” Gallaudet University is in. I think it’s to cage those deaf students so they don’t get hit by cars while going across streets. It’s like we’re in a zoo. That’s my perspective as I finish the run around the campus.

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Technology No Longer Distances Deaf Culture

Saw this nice article by Joseph Shapiro from NPR. Technology No Longer Distances Deaf Culture

At Gallaudet, when they talk about diversity, often what they mean is diversity in the range of hearing — from people who are deaf to ones who have some hearing.

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First Deaf RIT Student Government President

RIT, my alma mater, has selected their first ever Deaf Student Government President. Elizabeth “Lizzie” Sorkin’s the name. Congrats, Lizzie!

RIT Student Government has several affiliated major organizations, one of which is NTID Student Congress (NSC). That’s the organization that represents the interests of the 1,200+ deaf and hard-of-hearing RIT students and hearing students who attend NTID. That’s the one that’s always been run by deaf or hard-of-hearing students.

SG, on the other hand, is the boss of all student activity at RIT and represents all 15,000 RIT students (92% hearing). SG has had several deaf Student Senators in the past, but no deaf president or veep. –Adam Stone

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Sally Mae 10k Race

Woke up at 7 am yesterday to get ready to run in the 10k race. Andy Tao went with me. We almost missed the gunshot as we were looking all over for parking, found the parking space and had to run for like 1 mile to finally get to the start line. Ha. We were in the back of the crowd and took me a while to get to the front of the crowd and get my pace going. I decided to start out a bit slow as I didn’t want to get fatigued too soon; it had happened to me and was struggling to cross the finish line.

After about two miles, I was feeling strong and not panting hard, so I began to speed up my pace. I crossed the finish line at 48 mins 28 seconds or 7:48 mins per mile. Not bad. My goal was 7:30 but with the huge crowd at the start, I had to run slow as I weaved through the crowd. At the end, I wasn’t even breathing that hard and felt like I could run for a few more miles, so I was in a much better shape than I was a month ago. I hope to keep continuing and staying in shape. I’m also thinking about signing up for Chicago marathon. My friend, Jess, has already signed up. As for my roommate, Andy, he finished at 1 hour 5 mins. He improved his time by 5 mins, congrats to him.

You may see the full results here. To find my name, just use find function and type my name. Sally Mae 10k website is here.

Pics coming up.

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