Monthly Archive: October 2012

Calm Down Valley!

There is a hurricane getting near to us. Since it will be our first hurricane, we are not quite sure what it will look like. To be on the safe side, we went to mart to get some equipment suggested by university. I couldn’t believe what I see there: all torches and water are gone. I saw a man who...

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Notes From This Week – 3

1. The Melting Pot We went to The Melting Pot / Bethlehem with Pelin this week. It’s a chain fondue restarurant, which offers both cheese fondue and chocolate fondue. Since we are addicted to chocolate fondue already, we wanted to try cheese fondue. We tried Cheddar Cheese Fondue, and it was amazing. We surprised that in each table, there is a pot,...

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To Do List

I have some theorems and corollaries regarding my weekly to-do list. Theorem 1: There is at least one homework/assignment each week. Proof: Thanks to Prof. Eisenberg, I have MATH 310 (Random Processes) homework each week. There was an exception last week, but we had IE 495 (Machine Learning) assignment instead, so theorem holds. Not an ordinary proof, but it’s my...

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Notes from This Week – 2

1. American Humor This week we attend a seminar with Pelin about American Humor presented by Curtis Buie. It was very funny and educational, I learned various outlets of humor. I realized that humor is one of the most complicated things for a non-native speaker, because you need to be very careful while responding or making a joke. I am...

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City of Festivals

It is almost two and a half months since we arrived in Bethlehem, and three festivals are happened already! Our first one was Musikfest, which is the biggest non-gate music festival in US. It was very crowded and settled in a huge area. We enjoyed a lot, especially food was great. Since it was in first days of August, the...

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Notes from This Week – 1

I realized that people tend to read and comment posts when you write item by item. Let’s try it out! 1. Philadelphia is nice We were able to visit Philadelphia (finally, thanks to cancelled class of Mathematical Programming). It took almost one and a half hour to Philly. We visited Reading Terminal Market, City Hall, Walnut St., Macy’s in Center...

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5th Anniversary

I wrote my first post on sertalpbilal.com at 1st of October, 2007. It was Monday, as yesterday. Since I have an exam tomorrow, I couldn’t write so long, but it seems my energy and desire to write regularly decreased a lot. At that time, I was capable of writing 27 posts in a month, although I published only 7 posts...

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