Year in Review: 2019

I usually write a review every year on my birthday to reflect (past editions here: 2018, 2017, 2016, and 2015). Here's what my 2019 looked like: Finishing up my chess sabbaticalI spent the first part of 2019 finishing up my days of chess tournaments and teaching kids. Chess consumed my…

My Plan to Make Friends From Scratch In a New Country

I’m moving out of the Bay Area after spending my entire life there to settle down in Toronto, Canada. This is my plan to make friends. I know a few people in Toronto, but not many. It’s going to feel like moving as a kid and enrolling into…