2.23.2006

Irvine

Thanks to all my blog friends out there for the birthday well wishes! After a week of being 03, nothing has fallen apart yet. I've got some more pictures up on my Flickr, which I just started using because everyone else seems to love it. Pics of Simon trying to take apart the wireless mouse packaging are in there and so is a photo of us liquor shopping ghetto style. I figure I will put up my publicly viewable photos there and keep the ones of my friends passed out, throwing up, and engaging in borderline illegal activites in my Kodak Gallery. You also have to check out Cute Overload. Oh my, if you love any sort of animal you will love that site.

So I got word that I've been accepted to UC Irvine's Phd program in social cultural anthropology which means free trip to Irvine in a couple weeks. Yahoo, more free shit!! I'm pretty excited about this one because a couple of the profs there were really responsive and just seemed darned interesting and supportive. Good vibes count you know. It's going to be a nerve wracking couple of months as I wait to hear back from all the other schools. I still have between May and I guess September to work as I'll have my post completion practical training visa which lets me work up to a year after graduating. College teaching gigs would be ideal but seem really hard to come by. If anyone hears of anything in Asian American studies, mass communication, or cultural studies, please let me know.

7 comments:

Egan said...

Congrats on the UC Irvine acceptance. That's great news. Hey, how does it feel to be 30 for a week now? Any different? Pants turns 30 today!

Claudia said...

Happy birthday (belated)

And I have a whole bunch of postings for faculty positions at Canadian Universities if you are interested, let me know.

Good luck.

p.s the CBC coverage of the Olympics id fan-fking-tastic ;)

Van said...

Thanks Claudia but since I only have a few months I'll probably stick around here... but I might ask again if situations change :) thanks so much and dammit I miss CBC!!!

Claudia said...

Hey, by the way, I'm curious as to what your thesis is on, do tell.

Van said...

Hey Claudia,

I am looking at 2nd generation Asian American "amateur import models" who author personal web sites with highly sexualized content. I initially thought they might be demonstrating some sort of rebellion as a result of being torn between two cultures with opposing values (western individualism, self-expression v. humility, concern for family name, conservative views re: sexuality). Through interviews I end up proving myself wrong :)

Egan said...

I also miss CBC. We don't get it on satellite tv. It's nice to hear the Canadian perspective on things.

Claudia said...

i prove myself wrong all the time...
next time i should just go with the opposite of what I think...for sure.