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On Bias in Sports

If there’s one event to capture the world’s attention towards the end of 2022, it should be the ongoing FIFA World Cup, the second most watched sporting event that’s held only quadrennially. Besides the deafening roar of fan-packed stadiums and its far-reaching fanfares, there are facets of this world cup that are oftentimes overlooked, like Qatar’s heinous human rights records that built the stadiums with something comparable to modern day slavery.

One of such issues is gender equality, that recently made headlines with Iranian protestors, a close ally of Qatar. And if one compares the popularity of this (male) world cup to its female counterpart, it’s not hard to realize the latter had been dwarfed by the former pretty much since their inception. On the sidelines, I had some online discussions on this subject, which quickly deteriorated into a debate, first heated, then ugly.

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Cyberpunk Edgerunner, A Masterpiece Recreation of the Cyberpunk Spirit

Poster of Cyberpunk Edgerunner

Poster of Cyberpunk Edgerunner


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Weekend Trip to Florida

I had some events to attend in Florida over the third weekend of September 2022. This is a post about my flights back and forth, and the places that I visited along the sidelines.

Alligator

Alligator

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Flight Log of American Airlines Flight 500 and 2878 from Denver to Washington DC via Miami

My flights back to Washington DC after a week of mountaineering trips in Colorado.

National Mall

National Mall

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Day 8 of 2022 Colorado Trip, Downtown Denver

Eighth and final day of our 2022 Colorado Trip. After taking my friend to the airport in the morning, I took a brief tour of downtown Denver before hopping onto an evening flight back home.

Denver Art Museum Exterior

Denver Art Museum Exterior

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Day 7 of 2022 Colorado Trip, Rocky Mountain National Park

Seventh day of our 2022 Colorado trip. We would be visiting Rocky Mountain National Park today, do some hiking among the scenic alpine lakes in the Bear Lake area, and finish the day with a tour of the park’s Trail Ridge Road.

Dream Lake

Dream Lake

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Day 6 of 2022 Colorado Trip, Longs Peak, Crest of Rocky Mountain National Park

Sixth and probably the most exciting day of our 2022 Colorado trip. We would be climbing Longs Peak via Keyhole route, a stunning YDS class 3 14er in Rocky Mountain National Park for intrepid adventurers.

Longs Peak

Longs Peak

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Day 5 of 2022 Colorado Trip, Red Rocks Park

Fifth day of our 2022 Colorado trip. We would be leaving Breckenridge for Longmont, a base for venturing into Rocky Mountain National Park for the next two days. Along the way, we would visit Red Rocks Park.

Red Rocks Amphitheatre

Red Rocks Amphitheatre

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Day 4 of 2022 Colorado Trip, Mount Sherman from Iowa Gulch

Fourth day of our 2022 Colorado trip. We would be hiking Mount Sherman from Iowa Gulch, a 14er outside the town of Leadville, generally considered to be one of the easiest Colorado 14ers.

Iowa Gulch

Iowa Gulch from Mount Sherman Summit

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Day 3 of 2022 Colorado Trip, DeCaLiBron Loop

Third day of our 2022 summer trip to Colorado. We would be hiking the DeCaLiBron loop, a famous group of mountains outside the town of Alma, offering an opportunity to bag 3 or 4 14ers in one day.

Mount Lincoln

Mount Lincoln

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