The silliness of the quarter system has UCLA on hold for a good number of weeks before things start. But in the meantime, I've said farewell to my colleagues and am getting my mind geared up for school. In other words, I'm taking a vacation.
Posting this one from Taipei, Taiwan where I'm visiting my parents. They moved here a few years ago and this is the first time I've seen them over on this side of the Pacific. Great night time views of Taipei flying in with the hulking phallic spire of Taipei 101 literally shimmering above all the rest in the evening sea of lights.
Woke up this morning after getting a decent 6 hours of jetlagged sleep and saw it again outside my room's window at my parents' condo.
Depart for Beijing on Saturday so that'll be fun. More to come in these dwindling days before school.