Frankfurt Layover Fun

On my way to and from Jordan last month, I had two ~6 hour layovers in Frankfurt, Germany.  The idea of hanging out in the airport for all that time wasn’t super appealing, so I went into the city to explore a bit. I went through Passport control, joking with the officer there that “I have…

Ireland with mom

In between jobs (I’ve moved from Thismoment to Bigcommerce), I visited Ireland with my mom.  It was a whirlwind tour that involved lots of wrong-side-of-the-road driving (with mom-screaming), some rain, and lots of beautiful scenery. Some highlights: Seeing how cute Galway is and going for a run along the water there.  Mom had her first…

Singapore: an excellent place to eat

In Singapore, when someone’s friends ask “Where are you taking your friend from out of town?” they tend to mean “Where are you taking your friend to eat?” Food is a big deal in Singapore, as I discovered when I visited with friends from undergrad, Holly and her husband.  Fortunately for me, they were excellent…

Tropical diseases are no fun.

It’s been a while since my last post.  I’ve been busy wrapping up at my old job and starting a new job at Thismoment, where I joined the engineering team almost a month ago! Of course, that’s not all that’s been going on.  Two days after returning home from Singapore where I visited some friends…

In Mumbai, Dharavi slum tour

After leaving Bangladesh, I headed to Mumbai to meet up with a former colleague of mine, M and her daughter who have been living in Chennai for the last two years.  We spent the evenings enjoying the snacks at the hotel; the snacks at the Mumbai Grand Hyatt are excellent and they have non-Indian wine….

Arrived in Bangkok

I’m now ensconced in the nice Bangkok hotel that my (favorite) BF booked with points for me. A few observations before bed: – Bangkok is much more developed/ built up than it was 11 years ago.  There’s a new airport and many new highways that put even Southern CA’s to shame. – But the night…

Back to Bangladesh

Nearly four years ago, I embarked on a journey to Bangladesh.  My goal: to impart some knowledge about science to young women from South and Southeast Asia. Right now, I’m starting to pack to head back to Bangladesh (Thailand, India, and Singapore) to see those same young women– who I hope still think science is…

Traveling with an organized group

I realize I haven’t written much about my trip with TechWomen to Jordan, and it’s been nearly two months since I returned.  Part of that is because we experienced so much and had so little time to process any of those experiences.  The rest is because things have been a bit busy around here. Recently,…

Mentoring Monday(?)

What is Mentoring? This was one (of many) questions that we tried to answer during the TechWomen visit to the Princess Sumaya University of Technology during our trip to Jordan. Mentoring is a relationship with someone who sees your potential, can give you some (often much needed) perspective, who wants you to succeed, and who doesn’t have…