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Clemens Wan
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Attended The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art
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http://seelemonslive.com/2014/06/16/travel-advice-kingston-jamaica/ blog update: [Travel Advice] Kingston, Jamaica
Kingston, Jamaica is not Montego Bay, Jamaica. It's the deep rooted real world and not the touristy beaches with hot women, Regardless, there are things to
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http://seelemonslive.com/2014/06/13/getmomentum-prioritizing/ blog update: prioritizing my tasks at work and at home
Once you have a list of tasks, which one do you do first? How do you prioritize so you're the most productive and efficient? I prioritize based on importance
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http://seelemonslive.com/2014/05/23/travel-advice-vancouver/ blog update: travel advice for vancouver
I spent 3 days in Vancouver and jam packed my days with activities and different places to eat.
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http://seelemonslive.com/2014/07/31/final-thoughts-to-interns/ blog update: final thoughts to interns
Tomorrow marks the last day of the 10-week internship. Here are my final thoughts.
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Welp. Just finished writing a #haikueveryday for 30 days. What did I learn and what's next?
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Freedom, to me, is about letting your imagination flow and setting dreams that sound like they'll be really cool memorable experiences. Control, in this case, is a huge part of that freedom. For traveling, knowing the destination and the constraints are a part of a responsible set of planning ...
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http://seelemonslive.com/2014/06/05/lessons-learned-key-start-up-questions/ blog update: demystifying venture capital evaluations
Venture Capital companies ask a lot of questions to invest in the people and the ideas behind the company. After doing a lot of reading and talking to a lot of
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After being a part of Jason Womack's Get Momentum, I feel motivated and informed on how to evaluate my goals and get them done in a timely manner.
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http://seelemonslive.com/2014/05/22/travel-advice-whistler/ blog update: travel advice for whistler
I had a short 3-day visit in Whistler staying in Whistler village and jam packing the days with hikes, ziplining, ATV tours, and little day trips nearby.
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Clemens Wan is an Electrical Engineering Master's and Bachelors graduate from Cooper Union.  He currently has been bitten by the travel bug and feels the need to explore his career choices through backpacking while researching at various Universities in Japan and Germany.  

He keeps a blog of these travels (seelemonsonline.wordpress.com) and tries to use these experiences to find the career that will suit him best.  The bulk of his research has been involved with artificial intelligence applications to robotics, but his main interests within these new cultural environments involves learning new languages, new customs, and finding new hobbies.  With a constant and persistent search for happiness, he maintains productivity while trying to stray from any particular routine.  

The working world scares him to death, but not because he's not qualified - every interest just seems to fight for his attention like a child with ADHD in a room full of shiny objects.  He feels like a jack of all trades, but a master in none and it's scary that he must make sacrfices to become an expert in a particular field.  

The more he learns about the world, the less he feels like he knows, and despite the obvious downward spiral towards realizing his insignificance, this seems to be a motivation more than a discouragement.  

Hopefully, he will find a place to call home and just be happy with his contributions towards the community he influences - whether it involves immediate family members and friends, or a large social network of random followers and acquaintences, there will be a group that will miss him.
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    Electrical Engineering, 2004 - 2008
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If you've ever wanted to have real Chinese food, just come to the basement of the New World Mall in Flushing. It transports you to the deliciousness of street food in Asia like no other place. They even have the same cheap plastic chairs and wooden fold-out tables for seating. The best part is that almost all of the take-out places in this area are absolutely delicious. All the cooks probably speak zero English and have been making their noodles, dumplings, or congee for (perhaps) 40 years. I tend to try to get things that I can't get in Chinatown - look for anything hand-pulled or hand-cut because that stuff is going to be fresh and amazing. It's a pity I tend to go to Flushing solely for dim sum. It would be great to just buy a bowl of noodle soup for $6 and call it a day. I'd leave with a full belly and some leftovers. If you haven't tried coming here, you're definitely missing an authentic Chinese experience (Yes, it's ghetto and gritty). The best chicken and rice doesn't come from a sit-down place, so why should the best hand-pulled beef and noodle soup be any different?
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Wow. I brought my gf here for a belated valentines day dinner and we had such an amazing time. I love the corner booth seats that let you stretch out your arms around your significant other between dishes. Decor and overall quality of this place is top notch for a fancy steak house. I think anyone would be impressed by its subtleties and attentive staff. Let's talk about food. Here's what to order: 1) cracker jack sundae. Even though this is dessert, I mention this in the beginning because you should certainly save room for this baby. The caramel bits with popcorn is flavorful and completely infused in the ice cream to give everything a consistent taste and complimentary range of sweetness. 2) steak for two. I've always recommended ordering the larger steak portions because the cut is better and more flavorful. We got the 40 Oz NY strip with the bone marrow topping and it was amazing. I could barely keep my eyes open from the savory flavor. We ordered it raw and it came out exactly the raw I wanted. Their house steak sauce also has a nice tangy and smoky flavor behind it, but I rather taste the natural flavor of murder. 3) mashed potatoes. This isn't just because I love mashed potatoes. Well... Not entirely due to that. It's because they use a tomato puree method that really goes nicely as a side sauce to top on the steak. Of course, I tend to mix mashed potatoes with everything... 4) California cab red wine. Bought a bottle because sometimes you have to go big. Great idea with the honig 2011. Steep, but worth it with pairing. 5) Caesar salad. This is a weird one, but I've always found Caesar salads to be specifically done right at a steakhouse. This one was very fresh, crunch, and delicious. Overall, what a great place for a special night with a special gal.
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I used to eat Menkui-tei at the East village location, and I absolutely loved it because it was the perfect place to slurp down noodles between class. When I was a poor college student, I would treat myself with a nice sit-down meal before cramming for more exams. Now that I've expanded my ramen palette and actually lived in Japan where I was spoiled with fresh ramen daily, I think this place is slightly under par. My par, however, is rather high and snobby, so you can take my advice with a grain of salt. When compared to other places, I found the ramen to be tender, but fairly ordinary. The broth isn't too salty, but doesn't have the rich boldness that I've come to enjoy at Totto or Ippudo. It wasn't terrible where I'd return the order and ask for my money back, and it's certainly still much better than anything I would be able to make, but it's also not close to the best out there. In terms of atmosphere, I love how they hire Japanese-speaking waiters/waitresses and their overall demeanor. It's also relatively inexpensive for ramen in the 56th and 6th street area, so I could find myself coming here again if I were in the area and had that ramen craving.
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I'm not usually in the Connecticut area, but if I ever do a drive up to New England, you BET this is going to be one of my stops. Why? C'mon. It's called Super Duper Weenie. If you've ever been to Crif Dogs in NYC, then you get the basic idea of this place. It's a mix of fresh homemade topping combinations on a pure meat hotdog (no odds and ends here, folks). The main chef (Gary), wearing the stars and stripes bandana, is there ALL the time. He's a CIA graduate chef who just loves his job and continues to experiment with different food combinations. When I was here this past weekend, he was literally making something he's never made before for a regular customer. Incredible dedication and attention to detail makes me weep with joy that passion like this actually exists. As for what I ordered, I was feeling peckish, so I got: 1) Dixie (Meat chili with cole slaw). I was initially skeptical, but this is so much better than I thought it'd be. I think the homemade cole slaw is very light and compliments the chili very well. 2) Californian (Chili, onions, cheese, and relish). Where are the avocados for this? I think the raw onions overpower everything, but it's a great combination for those who want something slightly tart and savory. 3) New Englander (Sauerkraut, bacon, mustard, relish, onion). This is the famous one. That bacon clamped in the middle of the wurst just brings out so much flavor. It's very balanced and extremely flavorful. This is one of those places where I'll come here as many times as it takes to try all of them.
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Woah - these places still exist? Where are my suspenders and newsie hats? After a beautiful stroll at the Brooklyn Flea, my friends and I decided to continue our antique-y Saturday with a few floats from Brooklyn Farmacy. We were certainly happy to enjoy the beautiful weather by satisfying our sweet tooths. I ordered the Orangenius (orange soda with vanilla ice cream) and wound up devouring the whole thing before realizing I'm lactose intolerant (and a masochist). It hurts so good. I didn't try their actual food, but I would come here again just to see what the other 14 famous combinations would taste like. The ice cream is slightly frozen with a very large scoop hanging off the side of the old-school milk-shake glass. The sodas and ice cream are local and absolutely fantastic. Service was exceptional. Our waitress mixed up giving the order to the wrong person, but let us keep it and just gave us another one. I wound up eating half of the coffee ice cream with caramel syrup and vanilla cream soda (which was also amazing). Verdict: Certainly worth the trip on the G/F train and an excellent place to stop by on a date. I'll be here again once the weather warms up.
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What? It's like the chipotle of Indian food. I came here during lunch and there was a line out the door. I'm sorry curry-in-a-hurry, but they've got this pipeline customization business model working for them. Overall, the food is decent for the Chicken biryani. I think it's certainly limited when compared to the authentic delights from Curry Hill (28th and Lex) area, but this is the equivalent of calling Chipotle a high quality Mexican restaurant. To be fair, I find the extra customization and spiciness to be a nice adventure. I'm not going to lie - the choices every step of the way makes me want to go back and try different combinations. They're so tricky with their mind game trickery. If you want authentic Indian food, definitely go to a $11 lunch buffet at any of those Indian restaurants (I personally like Tamba because of their goat curry), but if you're too lazy to walk over there or you really just like curry and rice, have a try. It's basically a burrito bowl from Chipotle for the Asian persuasion.
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What do you call a cow head on a fish's body? Mer-cow? Mer-moo? I'm sure it's a popular bar conversation starter because it's their logo and I'm always a big fan of getting to know the restaurant background better. I came here with my gf for a late brunch and sat at the bar with the cool breeze on my back. It was bustling, but I somehow felt at peace with a somewhat nautical theme. I was feeling like it was one of those boozy brunch afternoons, so we shook the bartender's hand and began our adventure. * Bloody Mary - Pretty decent. I like how they use the Icelandic vodka. It's a good amount of spicy and cures a hangover like no other. * Bellini. They use this peach concentrate on the bottom that causes it to fizz up, so be careful when stirring. * Oysters - East and West coast. I actually really enjoyed the East coast ones more. Fresh and some great sides. * Huevos Rancheros - An interesting mix for this one. Loved the poached egg on top, but it needed something more. Great flavors from the guac. * Salmon Eggs Benedict - Loved the combination of the hollandaise sauce with the salmon. I think the English muffin could have been crispier, but it all came together nicely. I'd recommend this over the huevos rancheros. * Oyster shooters - this was a nice surprise. The bartender, Tim, gave this to us because they forgot the oysters. It's basically a bloody mary with an oyster and some brine inside. I recommend not drinking it like a shooter and actually chewing the oyster (e'hem). Overall, I truly enjoyed that brunch and I'd do it all again exactly the same. Great company and great service. I'll be recommending it to my friends. What a cute find on a beautiful spring day stroll.
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