Mia Syn on “Your Carolina” this morning.

Our daughter who recently finished her RD certification is now a practicing Registered Nutritionist\Dietician. A Registered Dietitian (RD) is a trained nutrition professional who has met the strict educational and experiential standards set forth by the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND). Also, with her Masters Degree in…

Your Carolina with Mia Syn

This weekend we are flying to Charleston to hang with our daughter as she finishes her Medical University of South Carolina Dietetic Internship Program. This morning, after finishing several weeks of interning with New York Private practices, she did her third piece on Channel 7 “Your Carolina” in South Carolina. Recently Whole Foods picked several…

Scoring an apartment in the Upper West Side….

Success at last!  We started the quest for an apartment in Manhattan 8 days ago in New York and managed to rent one today with the help of our relatives in New York willing to walk the listings with a great broker–Jenny Nokeo. Jenny was best thing about the whole experience. She was one of…

NEW YORK CITY

The fourth of July in NYC is a tradition in our family. This could be Nicks last year to travel. Our goal this year was to secure an apartment for my daughter near Columbia in the upper west side. More on that shitfest in a later post. Get the flash player here: http://www.adobe.com/flashplayer

UC Berkeley Commencement 2013

So in a day ,  what seemed to be the ultimate goal, has come and past.  It was a hopeful wish the day she was born, a landmark that I planned my retirement around,  and a source of anxiety as we watched the cost of education rise faster than our savings plan. Mia Syn, our…

Mia Presents her Research at CAL

We took the day off to head up to Berkeley to watch Mia present her Senior Research Project to Faculty and Alumni. Only 4 more weeks of UC Berkeley for her and then off to Columbia in New York.  The last 4 years have flown by.

Who would have thought back in 2007

  Gina came across some old pics from 2007.  Columbia’s Med School campus is a stones throw from Gina’s sisters home in New Jersey.  Here are some pictures of Mia touring Columbia undergrad and Mark Skateboarding all over the place.  There are some shots of the subway she will be taking to school and in…

Spring Break is Over

It was nice having both kids back for a little while this past weekend..  Marks two jobs at Oregon requires a car so we sold his non speed bump friendly BMW 330 and purchased a 2009 Mazda3 Hatchback with the help of expert mechanic and friend Ryan Rich.  He headed out today for school, but…

Mia goes Ivy League, Mark gets his Geek on…

Yesterday, a landmark day in my daughters career – acceptance to Columbia University’s  Masters Program.  One of the premier masters programs in Nutrition in the country.  Its off to New York before the end of the year.  Congratulations to our Ivy League bound daughter.   My sister and brother in law live not 15 minutes from Campus…

Mia’s CALTV piece on Memorial Stadium

In her last year at University of California Berkeley, Mia juggles her upper division studies with CALTV. Today, CAL was again ranked the number one public university in the world by Newsweek, the top 21st nationally, and #2 in Biological Sciences nationaly Newsweek also ranked University of Oregon 55th in the country for public schools…

Mia Syn reporting for CALTV

Behind the scenes,  two individuals who proclaimed that they work for Abecrombie and Fitch asked Mia after the filming of that piece if she would come to SF and be evaluated for an in store modeling position.  Sounded kind of fishy to me so I researched it.   Seems this may be a way that…

CalTV”s Mia Syn covers the Occupy Berkeley Movement

Mia Syn–reporter for CALTV– covers the Occupy Berkeley Protest. What is with this hatred of wealthy people? I was informed that the 1% is defined as those with an adjusted gross income of $343,927 or more. That is about 1.4 million people (of which doesn’t include me and I don’t hate them). Doesn’t that 1%…

Mia Syn’s CALTV – Ralph Nader

Mia had the opportunity to interview and do a piece on Ralph Nader at CAL (at 55 seconds). Nader was at CAL to talk about the effect of Sports Scholarships on the viability of great universities. You be the judge, but I must admit that I am a big fan of College Football and that…

Mia’s Trebuchet Physics Project

First of all, yes this was my daughters Leland High School Physics Project that I enjoyed helping her with, however, if they didn’t expect parents and outsiders to help these kids, why did they set the dimensions of the device to one square meter and choose a projectile like a baseball?  No way to build…

Mia’s Last Highschool Homecoming

For parents and friends that would like to have some of the photos I took yesterday and for those looking for the Freshmen and Senior Homecoming Skits,  The Videos can be found on Vimeo.com and the Photos can be found at FLickr.   My Vimeo (for video)  and Flickr (for Photos)   memberships are  under “Meng Syn DDS” .

Fear and Loathing in Mexico

Its time for Collage tours in Southern California. What better way to see SOCAL than after a Disney Cruise around the Mexican Riviera. The goal- Tour UCLA, USC, Claremont McKenna. Loyola Marymount, and Azusa Pacific after a week boat ride in Mexico. For only the second season in the Disney Cruise History, “the Magic” is…