Weekly Update about Anderson MBA life 11/24/2013

 

Loneliness

My friend told me that she felt so lonely those days that she cried every night when she backed home. Actually, I felt she is the kind of girl that would feel happy everyday and not easy to feel sad and lonely as she seems so happy whenever I see her.

Maybe people perceive me like what I perceive her. I  feel lonely even I am so happy with people when I see and talk with them, but at the end of day, when I back home and stay alone, I will feel lonely time to time. I wouldn’t cry but I would shout or knock the desk, just to release the negative feeling.  

And when you become missing someone, it will even increase your loneliness.

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We Run The City 5K. UCLA Vs. USC.

It was my first time to run a race in U.S.,and first time more than 1.5K in running race. ( Although I always run farer than 5K, but have never attended a race more than 1.5K).

Got up early and quick eat the half apple that I haven’t finished eating last night and drove to the park. There are 1386 people registered to attend today’s UCLA Vs. USC race. Felt excited to participate this event.

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@ LA Tech Summit

It seemed a little crazy last week. How crazy? Sorry…Too busy to remember everything, only left me a feeling about crazy, busy and tired. That’s it.  BTW, I even didn’t spend time reading book, finishing ungraded tasks.

1. Proactively reach out to people and finally you will receive response.

Last weekend, I almost send 15 “cold-email” to alumni in my targeted companies. Then I wait. Guess what,  8 people responded my email; I already talked to 5, and visited one in the local office,and others agreed to meet with me when I travelled to San Francisco. Some proactivity offered to help connect with HR. Although I am not quite sure where will I end up at the end, but the warmness and willingness from the alumni made me at least more confidence to apply for MBA intern positions.

Lesson: Hold On! Continue to keep in touch with alumni if you still haven’t hear from them. Ask for help if you do need a help.

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Quick Notes for Life @2013.11.10

 

Mulholland Drive @2013.11.9

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Mulholland Drive @2013.11.9

 

 

UCLA Basketball Game

First time to watch U.S. National Basketball Champion Game on site, although it was not a N.B.A. game. Really enjoy the onsite feeling and just want to get the taste of be so close to the players! Hope maybe will soon have the chance and time to watch a real N.B.A. game at L.A. That would be awesome. ( yeap…people here love to use awesome so often, I should also learn to use awesome, yea!)

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Newport Seafood House

Sunny Day and Delicious  food! So happy I don’t need to stay at home and could come to meet friends.  Well, maybe I should try to make this a regular event and invite different friend to enjoy food together.

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Learn to Code

 

Tonight, I attended a event named Build a Web Apps in 90 Mins organized by General Assembly. It was interesting, and I was surprised to see there were so many people want to learn how to code and how to build a apps here. 80% of the attendance had no development experience including me almost with zero knowledge about coding.

Of course, you couldn’t learn to build a apps in 90 mins, but the learning environment and experience was attractive.

There are several online education website for people who want to learn coding.

Codecademy

http://www.codecademy.com/learn

Udemy:

https://www.udemy.com/courses

Codeschool

https://www.codeschool.com/

Never too old to learn!

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Photo with Miller at UCLA

One of my classmate told me that Miller ( Michael Scofield ) was in UCLA tonight after I ended the long-day MBA life and headed to apartment…then just rushed with him to check whether he was till on campus or not as it was too late maybe.

We were lucky. He was till on campus and was so nice that he almost took picture with everyone student one by one.

Prison Break was the hottest OMTV when I was in my final year at college. I watched till late night just want to finish watching it and know what happened later. After five years, who could imagined that I was now in U.S. and took a photo with him on UCLA campus!

Life is so amazing, that’s why I always told my friends that never make too much assumption on future. Embrace future as uncertainty is the most beautiful things in our life.

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Use Google Analytics and Google Adsense

 

Finally integrate Google Adsense into my personal blog/website. My estimated earnings is $1.85 for two days….so pity I lost all my traffic data after upgrade to a new version for the website..It take so many years to gain the data….By the way, Google Analytics is a really good tool to monitor your website, you can customize almost every data you want to know about your personal website..and it’s easy to use.  Now since you have both Google Analytics and Google Adsense accounts, you can integrate Google Adsense and Google Analytics to monitor the performance.

Well….I still just have a basic knowledge about how to use those tools, after all, now it is just as personal hobby and I don’t need to know much about the website as there is not so much traffic now. But I do love those product. It’s a better way to use those product if you want to know how it works and whether there is any place and improve…..though I come to realize that it is almost impossible for me to become a product manager in the future….

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Quick notes about life

Time flies! Only one month before the final exam…some quick note about my MBA life at UCLA Anderson School of Management.

Startup at L.A.

It seems L.A. pays more and more attention on startup environment. If you are serious enough, you could find more and more resources  about startup, accelerator, incubator and tech summit. This Friday night, I attended a event named Sawtelle Tech, they invited a angle investor David Lee as the keynote speaker to share his experience and opinion with us. 10 People have the chance to pitch their ideas in 1 minutes in front of him and other peers. It’s a great experience to merger into this vibrant environment and meet with so many people who share the same interest to start up their own company. I am lucky to be here.

Compared to SF, New York,Seattle and Austin, L.A. still need to improve this environment for entrepreneurial, and attract more and more talent to come here to make this startup ecosystem better.

Next Month, I will travel to SF, and I believe it will even more attractive.

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Feng Xiaogang Imprint Ceremony

It’s lucky to be here and witnessed the first film director from mainland China giving his speech and accept the glory for his imprint ceremony in this Film Kingdom.

It’s also the first time to be so close with the movie stars and the director.

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