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Homemade Boba Goodness

With the Alley in my neighborhood releasing the Deerioca, a simple drink with brown sugar tapioca pearls and fresh milk, a while back, it’s been my favorite drink to get at any boba joints. The sweet, chewy sensation of the warm boba is the perfect companion for the light, refreshing taste of fresh milk. While to me, this drink is perfection, I can’t help but notice how much I’m being ripped off. Any brown sugar latte or their cousin variants are simply made of three ingredients: boba, milk, and a shit ton of sweetener. Being charged over $6 per drink considering what goes in is ludicrous.

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Federating Your Go GraphQL Services

During my internship at Khan, I was looking into schema stitching solutions for our new Go services, when Apollo released their solution – Apollo Federation.

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Improving personal SEO

With the introduction of mobile-first indexing from Google, I began doing some search engine optimization (SEO) work at work, and that got me thinking – how does my personal website fare?

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Cooking with the Yan: Cold Spicy Peppers

I’m a big fan of cold side dishes, and one of my favourites are the cold spicy peppers that my Grandmother makes for our family reunions. After finally obtaining the recipe, I’m excited to break down what goes into these spicy boys.

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Soymilk!

Recently I was watching JunsKitchen and I was inspired to try making soymilk from scratch. I really did turn out to be suprisingly simple!

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How I gained 14 pounds in 4 months

At Waterloo, it always amazes me how fast a term can breeze by, and this summer was no different. Despite all the wetness this summer brought, I had a great time at my first internship at Aterica Digital Health, where I mostly worked on our Android application. (Shipping SoonTM)

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Those Years

Those Years (Na Xie Nian) is a coming of age movie based on the real life story of its author and director – Giddens Ko. At a first glance, this is your classic “boy meets girl” film with your fair share of low cutting humor. However, as we grow up with the main character, Ko Ching-Teng, we begin to see that really, the world isn’t as precious as we think it is.

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Hello World!

After much procrastination, I’ve finally decided to start a blog! For those that don’t know me, I’m currently an engineering student at the University of Waterloo with an unhealthy obsession with ice-cream, orange juice, and hot chocolate.

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