Global Network Week at IE Business School in Madrid, Spain

I had a great time at global network week hosted by IE Business School in Madrid 🇪🇸 It was an incredible opportunity to learn a cool topic (Digital Transformation) in-depth with some of my current classmates and driven students from peer institutions around the world!       Here are some tips for future goers: (1) The Yale EMBA program covered lodging for the entire week assuming you arrive one day before and leave one day after. I extended two extra days out-of-pocket. We had no choice in lodging, but I recommend staying next to IE Business School or close … Continue reading Global Network Week at IE Business School in Madrid, Spain

Printing Press Tour

Professor Richard Rose gave us a tour of the printing press at the Jonathan Edwards residential college. I think he mentioned it was one of the oldest residential colleges at Yale. The basement of the residential college had multiple printing presses. This particular one was next to the laundry room! He gave us a brief history of printing and passed around some old documents that he had in his collection. Check out this picture of me holding an old Korean book! The Korean is mixed in with Chinese characters (this is pretty normal), but some of the Korean segments looked … Continue reading Printing Press Tour

Capitol Hill Lego Set

My wife has been stocking our house with puzzles and legos for M to play with. He’s a bit too young for puzzles and tiny legos honestly, so I think these toys were actually for us adults. Charli’s most recent acquisition is Capitol Hill. We started assembling it while hanging out with friends, but we took the rest of the night to complete. We learned the hard way that we need to finish after opening these things, or M starts throwing the pieces all over the room. Continue reading Capitol Hill Lego Set

Toddler Update

Time is flying by, folks! Meritt is a toddler now. Here are some videos that I posted on YouTube: (1) M loves animals, so we put animal YouTube videos on loop. Now he recites a bunch of animal sounds. I felt the power of YouTube! (2) I was changing his diapers, and he started counting in Spanish. This caught me off-guard, and I thought it was hilarious when I first heard it. I made him repeat it in this video. (3) This is the full toddler update (7 minutes). I also added one minute of Charlotte’s rant in the video after … Continue reading Toddler Update

Our Hospital Experience

It’s been almost two years since our hospital experience, but I need to recollect my thoughts and also to warn to-be-dads. I recall the whole experience as chaotic and somewhat unprofessional, and as a to-be-dad, I felt way underprepared. I also admit to wrongdoings because I requested my wife to take a tablespoon of castor oil to trigger labor earlier that night. My wife had two instances of prodromal labor the week before, so we tried castor oil suggested by Youtube videos. I think it worked because she went into early labor a few hours after. Anyway, I’ll summarize the … Continue reading Our Hospital Experience