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By Monith Ilavarasan

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About this blog: My parents, brother, and I moved to Pleasanton when I was in the seventh grade. I then graduated from Amador Valley High School, went to college at UC Davis and started out a career in tech. After several years working in large co...  (More)

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Rekindling my love for Indian movies
Aug 10, 2022 7:59 am
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I recently watched the uber popular Telegu film RRR and it was one of the most entertaining experiences I’ve had all year. Director S.S. Rajamouli’s... More
What it takes to become a teacher
Aug 3, 2022 7:45 am
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I recently hung out with a family friend that I’ve known forever. We both grew up together as kids in Fremont and our families would spend holidays together every... More
Driving from St. Louis to Chicago with my brother
Jul 27, 2022 8:10 am
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Last week I flew to St. Louis to help my brother move to Chicago. Earlier this year he got into medical school at Loyola which was quite unfortunate for me. It solidified... More
A wedding to remember
Jul 13, 2022 7:45 am
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Last Saturday I found myself having one of the most surreal experiences of my life. I was standing on the corner of Taylor and Sacramento street in San Francisco... More
Memories of July 4th
Jul 6, 2022 8:06 am
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The first fireworks show I remember watching was on my parent’s Magnavox tube television. We huddled around the 27 inch screen on July 4th to witness our very... More
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