Category: Daily Life

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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Philly vs NY/NJ

Pelin and I are really curious about Philadelphia. We couldn’t find a chance to visit it, because strong presence of Emre Uzun forces us to visit NY/NJ every week. We have gone to NY three (or four, I am not quite sure about it) times already. We really like it, thanks to our talented guide. As Emre stated, you can...

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Heavy Metal & Presentation

I work efficiently when I listen heavy metal at the same time. It is most probably, due to the fast nature of the tracks. My favorites are “Wherever I May Roam”, “Sad But True” of Metallica and “Sleeping Awake” of P.O.D. I have a presentation tomorrow (Thursday). Lately, I couldn’t even start to prepare my presentation somehow. Today, I started...

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First Impression About Foods in US

We have been in US for approximately 1.5 months, so we tasted so many things already. Here is a short list about which foods we liked and didn’t like. One of our favorite is Taco. Pelin really likes Mexican food. Another great thing is meat. We love eating steak, especially I love Ribeye Steak. Since steak is cheap compared to...

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