About (now illustrated)!

**Updated August, 2013**

Welcome to my blog!  (Since December 2008…hosted since August 2010)

I am a 22 year old graduate of Vassar College, class of 2012. I majored in biology and am about to start medical school at the University of Connecticut. I just got back from seven weeks of gadding about in Southern Europe and the Middle East in addition to the four weeks or so I spent in Asia back in April. Before that I lived in Durham, North Carolina. I was there living with my then girlfriend from August 2012 until March 2013.

Vastly underestimating the difficulty of landing a lab job, I worked part time on the food truck Baguettaboutit from late August until around Christmas 2012. After doing some recovering at home for the holidays and turning down an offer to work the register at REI, I landed a job at the Refectory Cafe in the Duke Law School. By that time I had given up on finding an actual lab job, since my availability was quickly running out. I worked at the cafe until March, then I drove home and got on a plane to China the day after.

When I am not browsing the internet and devouring NYTimes articles, I like to take pictures on occasion, play ultimate frisbee whenever I can, and travel when I have the money and time. I suppose I have an above-average interest in technology, urban development, and sports; as well as a hypocritical interest in environmental conservation and sustainability. I am a Celtics, Saints, Patriots, and Red Sox fan, in that order. I also love  good food of all description.

I’ve been taking pictures somewhat semi-almost-seriously for a few years now, mostly on my D40 and now my D90. Did a bunch of black and white 35mm stuff for awhile while in high school too, but haven’t had the time/motivation to go back to that yet. Maybe I will foray into making short videos at some point, but that seems to require more planning, editing, and talent…

I try to post most of my better pictures here, but there are some older ones on flickr and Google/Google+ (most notably from Greece and Montreal).

http://www.flickr.com/photos/alouba/

http://picasaweb.google.com/alouba03

https://plus.google.com/u/0/100483535519903076158/posts

And I’m a fan of Twitter too, always useful:

http://twitter.com/alouba

There’s bits of all sorts of things on this blog, but the most recent interesting posts are from my summer 2009 trip in Europe and some traveling from the past summer. I try to post plenty of pictures, though that sometimes doesn’t quite work out.

I got referred to both this blogging thing and twitter by my friend Ian…who has been keeping an awesome photoblog that you should probably check out

http://maclellanimages.com/index.html

Also, my brother has a blog too at http://yluk.blogspot.com/ It’s full of nonsensical poems and pictures.

Figured I’d update my picture here…and maybe have a new one every once in awhile. I’ve also added some old ones. In chronological order:

Summer 2002, Maine

Winter 2003, Paris

Summer 2005

Summer 2005, Mt. Washington

Summer 2005, Bali

Spring 2006. Taiwan

Spring 2006

Summer 2006, UChicago

Winter, 2006/2007

Fall 2007

November 2007

Spring 2008, Naplion, Greece

Spring 2008, Groton, MA

August 2008, New York

Me!

October 2008, Dickinson College

December 2008, had my wisdom teeth removed

Winter 2008, morning practice

Winter 2008

March 2009, Georgia

Summer 2009, Amsterdam

Summer 2009, Bernese Oberland, Switzerland

October 2009, Haverween, Haverford, PA

January 2010, Philadelphia

Spring 2010, some frisbee tournament somewhere

Summer 2010, Cherating Malaysia

Fall 2010, Marist?

May 2011, Coit’s Tower, San Francisco

September 2011, Shawangunks, NY

October, 3 2011, Harpoon Brewery, Boston

Fall, 2012. Poughkeepsie, NY. Practice.

Halloween, 2011. Carlisle, PA.

Winter, 2011. Poughkeepsie, NY. An ill advised haircut

Spring Break, 2012. Southern Soul, St. Simons Island, GA.

May 2012, Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, NY

June 2012, Bermuda.

June 2012, Kilauea Iki Crater, Hawaii.

July, 2012. Puget Sound.

January, 2013. Eno State Park, North Carolina.

April, 2013. Siem Reap, Cambodia.

June, 2013. Wadi Dana, Jordan.

June, 2013. Petra, Jordan.

June, 2013. Wadi Rum, Jordan.

June, 2013. Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt.

July, 2013. Dubrovnik, Croatia.

July, 2013. Dubrovnik, Croatia.

 

2 Responses to About (now illustrated)!

  1. I love your blog, you should add an RSS feed feature so I can get automatic notifications of new blogs. If you set one up please email me! i will bookmark you for now. Again Excellent Blog!

  2. Matthew Luk says:

    Thanks! Sorry I haven’t responded until now (I really thought I did). Anyhow, I think RSS should work? At least through Google Reader. Maybe that’s a special case. I’ll look into it when I get a chance.

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