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blackbootz  ·  130 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: August 8, 2018

This Week

Today is the last day of my internship. Ten weeks flew by. Tomorrow I come in for a 15 minute exit interview and then receive (or not) a job offer. Analyst at Morgan Stanley's Legal & Compliance Division. My team would most likely be in Global Financial Crimes, the firm's anti-money laundering group. Crazytown. I'll probably accept the offer, too.

When I reflect on my path, I never thought I would ever take a role in compliance at a Wall Street firm. But sometimes we don't live out the inchoate conceptions of our futures-that-were. Just trying to make the most of what I have right now. That involves paying down student loans, acquiring some coin, and making moves in a few years.

This Fall

Friday I fly to San Diego to help my sister move into her new place. After ten days, I come home for three, to then board a plane for my semester abroad in Seoul, South Korea. I've cycled through every phase of anticipation, and currently at sheer trepidation. I watched some videos of last year's Yonkojeon Games--an annual set of games in five different sports between the historic rivals, Yonsei University (my school to be) and Korea University. The school spirit is no joke.

However, I'm at a point in my life right now where hangovers not only suck, but they give me anxiety. And I'm about to go to a city with what some consider to be the best night life in the world. I'm not complaining... I'm just a little sore in anticipation.

Any tips on traveling and travel-documenting? elizabeth Should I get a camera? I don't have one save my iPhone.




elizabeth  ·  129 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Honestly, if it’s just for posterity and not for some fancy artistic shots an iPhone is plenty. The one drawback is that phone battery drains fast during travel with google maps, research and general planning. But you can get a power bank and then you’re good to go.

Lugging around a dslr is tedious so I feel you really got to be into it for it to be worth the effort. You’re always paranoid of getting it stolen, it’s heavy, and it’s an extra device to think about charging, dumping and backing up the footage etc.

A lot of people opt for the action cam like a go pro, but personally I dislike the wide angle look, and if you really want to make the most of it you’re also stuck with 5000 accessories.

There is also a middle ground with small pocket cameras / compact mirrorless cameras that I like if you have a couple hundreds to spare. You get a dedicated camera with a longer lasting battery, quality can be a bit better than your phone (zoom, low light capability), and you look less like a target for theives.

In the end it all comes down to how much effort you’re willing to put in for “the shot”. I’ve met many people in my travels that buy a big dslr that they end up leaving at home 95% of the time because it’s a pain to carry around.

blackbootz  ·  129 days ago  ·  link  ·  

    I’ve met many people in my travels that buy a big dslr that they end up leaving at home 95% of the time because it’s a pain to carry around.

That sounds like that would be me. I'm interested in the middle ground. I'll check those out.

Although, do you find that the "portrait mode" capable iPhones are comparable to those compact cameras? Because then I might very well stick with the iPhone and a battery pack.

elizabeth  ·  124 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I don't have the newest iphone so I can't really tell. A shallow dept of field, good low light and a zoom are things that a smartphone won't have. Honestly iphone + battery pack is really all that you need for decent memories and social media posts. Especially if you have one of the newer phones.

kleinbl00  ·  130 days ago  ·  link  ·  

    Friday I fly to San Diego to help my sister move into her new place. After ten days,

IF you get a couple days off, come north. Just sayin'.

blackbootz  ·  130 days ago  ·  link  ·  

To the Emerald City or City of Angels? Because I will be in LA 8/16-8/19.

kleinbl00  ·  130 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I've got the 13th and 14th off. I'll have evenings available (ish) 15-16-17-18. I'm on a plane the 19th.