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Yet Another Busy Week

posted May 11, 2010, 4:06 AM by Quoc-Anh Vuong   [ updated May 13, 2010, 4:20 AM ]
It has been busy for the last few weeks. With typical daily routines and weekend working on the new place, trying to get the basement & backyard done so we can sell it. In addition, it's close to the end of the school years so B & T have boat load of homework and projects. Even when we're all running around, trying to deal with this hectic life, this year I am pretty happy that Bảo is going to NCSU and Thuỵ is going to present his project at JMU. Bảo turned down Rutgers to North Carolina State University was a bit un easy at first, but come to think of it, it's the right decision after all. NCSU has lower tuition, better ranking engineering school, more research facilities, and internship opportunity due to it's location near the research triangle in NC; and best of all the students there are a bit more friendlier and studious when we came to visit.
Last week, we had 2hrs of free time, so we went & checked out the National Cathedral. Once a year, the National Cathedral hold an opening fair, open all of its doors to people to come & visit. We went up the North tower to see the greater washington dc below, watch the performance in front, and went to its garden. The inside is an architectural marvel, they said if we lay the Washington Monument on its side, it should fit inside the National Cathedral. With beautiful stain glass windows and high ceiling, long corridor it's just amazing to see the structure up close. We even went behind the center stage, and walked around the structure looking for gargoyles.

The week before last, we went to JMU, attending the university tour. The place is beautiful, cozy and friendly; but it lacks the atmosphere of an academic, competitive, studious environment. It's more relax than the other two universities we had visited. At the end of the tour, the student ambassador took us to James Madison statue. It's cast in bronze in middle of a raised garden.  She also pointed out that the statue is cast not by scale but exact dimension of the scholar.