5 Things I Miss About Living in Hawai’i

July 2010, at the US Embassy in the Philippines. Visa Officer: So, you’re moving to Hawai’i to do a PhD? How long? Me: 5 years. Hopefully less. I felt dread. I was moving, ALONE, to a place I’d never been to before and where I knew no one. It took all the courage in me not to…

Bergen Survival Tips

Late last month to early this month, I went on a trip to Bergen, Noway for a conference (you can check out my posts on Bergen here, here and here). And here are some of the things I learned from my recent trip to Bergen: It pays to do research before boarding a plane to…