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By: Paul Ip
September 26, 2008

It's been a while, but seeing that it's another Friday and I'm chillin' in the Hall of Mirrors, I figure it's time for another post. I've been here in New Haven for the past few days to help Microsoft with recruiting. It's been a good time so far. Aside from the official events, I've been spending some quality time in my old haunts (the Hall of Mirrors and Food for Thought) hanging out and talking to people while doing a bit of work in between. The only difference is that instead of doing classwork, I'm doing work work (or "real" work).

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By: Paul Ip
May 27, 2008

I'm here in my apartment sorting through all the stuff that has accumulated over the two years I've been here. The worst part of this exercise is going through the "pile" of random things that invariably grows. Right now I'm sorting through that pile, and I'm finding some interesting things. The most interesting curiousities are in the Welcome Weekend stuff that I still have for some reason. Yup... Welcome Weekend 2006, where this journey began.

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By: Paul Ip
May 5, 2008

I just realized this morning that things are about over. After turning in two papers today, I'll only have one paper, one exam, and one class left. Not only that, but thinking about groceries, I counted the days that I'll be in New Haven before graduation weekend: five.

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By: Paul Ip
April 29, 2008

Yep. That's me chillin' on the New Haven green like a bum. Three hours ago I was writing a paper, last two hours I've been enjoying some fantastic live music from Sean Kingston and The Roots. Temple Grill for dinner + drinks in half an hour. Good times. Some pics from the concert:

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By: Paul Ip
April 18, 2008

The worst day this week - Monday: 8:30 - Wake up 9:30 -10:30 - Start preparing for 10:30 Negotiations meeting 10:30 -11:30 - Negotiations meeting 11:30 - 1:00 - Student Government meeting 1:00 - 2:20 - Class - Behavioral Perspectives on Management 2:40 - 4:00 - Class - Consumer Behavior 4:10 - 7:10 - Class - Negotiations 7:30 - 2:00 - Yearbook and an 8:15 class the following morning!

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By: Paul Ip
April 15, 2008

I was just shuffling through my binders when I noticed that this is what I have left to turn in before I graduate: 2 papers 1 case writeup 1 project 1 final

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By: Paul Ip
March 13, 2008

Hello there. Like many of the second years, I am enjoying my last spring break. I would have posted earlier, but I just figured how to post using my iPhone. For us second years, most of us had either papers, projects, or full semester classes, leaving us a full two weeks for travel. Consequently, as Lydia and Georgi were going through exams, Patrick and I were probably already in Egypt. It's hard to believe that after the end of this break we'll only have six weeks left together.

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By: Paul Ip
March 2, 2008

I wake up this morning with an unsettled stomach from last night. (Happy Birthday, Patrick!) Yesterday was a great day and we got a lot of stuff done. I still have an 8-10 page paper to write that I haven't yet started, but we made a lot of progress in planning out things that need to be done between now and graduation.

Watching a New York Knicks game (NYC) This will be done Wednesday by leaving immediately after a meeting to catch the 4:24 Metro-North train to New York. Go Cavs!

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By: Paul Ip
February 23, 2008

A good friend of mine from college has recently moved to the greater New Haven area, so we've been able to hang out regularly for the first time since undergrad. In doing so, I've become a bit more conscious of how easy it is to run into fellow SOM students while hanging out at the usual haunts in New Haven. For example, tonight when all we did was go and grab a bite to eat, we ran into Luis (who lives in my building) while walking to the car, then ran into a couple other SOMers at the restaurant.

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By: Paul Ip
February 15, 2008

My schedule has been a bit busy, and it looks like next week will be equally challenging. This is my reward for taking about two more courses than I need to be taking. Technically, I'm only in four courses (the minimum), but I'm also auditing a fifth and informally taking a sixth. You're probably wondering what I mean when I say "informally taking" a course, so I'll tell you.

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