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Selam G. '18

Hello! ሰላም! 你好!Diggoo!

I began this blogging adventure over IAP 2015. I'm now a junior, Course 2A-CIR (Mechanical Engineering with Robotics). I am from a lot of different places, but physically speaking, I’ve lived my whole life in Colorful Colorado. Another place I am from is a small province in Ethiopia called Kaffa, where my father was born. The language we speak there is only spoken by 800,000 people in the whole world! ("Diggoo" is "Hello" in that language.) I think that should automatically qualify me for a degree in Course 24 (linguistics). My mother was born in a much, much bigger place: Shanghai, China. Her language is spoken by 1.35 billion people.

I am interested in places, and people, and culture. I am constantly fascinated by how changeable and interesting people are, and I like to hear their stories.

MIT has been my dream school since I was 8, and I’m incredibly excited to be here! I still sometimes smile to myself in a goofy way because of all the wonderful wonders that are all about.

But enough about me, how about you? Where are you from? What’s your favorite thing to eat? What are your biggest struggles? What kind of music do you like? Feel free to email me with thoughts/insights/song suggestions/youtube videos or whatever it is you would like to say. Tell me all your stories, and I’ll tell you mine! Ask at [email protected]

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