What’s up with Ted?

Howdy! My name is Ted, I’m a squid, I write stuff sometimes.

I don’t post enough on this website, so I wanted to share what’s goin’ on in my life right now. It’s good, it’s bad, it’s ugly.

The good? I was accepted as a PhD student at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology! Wow! A few years ago I studied abroad in Tokyo, and now I’m excited to study in Okinawa too.

The bad? Given the ongoing pandemic, it might be a while before I can get a student-visa to Japan! I’ve already been double-vaccinated with Pfizer, and I’ve agreed to be tested and quarantined anyway, but no student-visas! The LA embassy told me to call back in a few weeks.

The ugly? Two years ago my dad died, a year ago my uncle committed suicide, and my grandfather’s mental health isn’t looking well. So there’s a lot on my mind.

Anyway, I’ll try posting more on this site more. I think that’ll be a decent amount of socialization!