SgHama's MBA Dream

After 2 years of what if's and worrying about the finances... class of 2008 here I come!

Wednesday, March 22, 2006

It's official

In at Chicago!

I think I'm in??

Came into the office this morning and saw an email from Eddie Pulliam, Associate Director of Admissions at Chicago, asking me to call back later! Checked my status online and it still says invited to interview, but I think I'm in!!! =)

Sunday, March 19, 2006


Thank you all for your condolences... the blogging community here has been a great support group through this whole process. I was definitely in a bit of a shock after getting the Wharton ding (it affected me more than I thought it would and I couldn't sleep that night), but soon realized that I am pretty lucky already compared to some of my fellow bloggers. I'm happy to report that W is now out of my system.

I know it's a little early to be doing this (especially after a ding and you never know what might happen on Wed), but I am having a hard time deciding between Tuck and Chicago. Originally I entered this whole process intending to return to consulting, and if that were the case now, I would definitely be going to Tuck in the fall (I'm already dreaming of my season pass at Killington!). However, I am now interested in exploring buy-side finance as well and I know that Chicago undeniably has an edge in terms of finance recruiting. I am a Tuckie at heart but I don't want to be at a disadvantage career wise. What should I do? Arrrrrghhhh...

Thursday, March 16, 2006

And the verdict from Wharton is...

Ding! Had a lot of nervous energy waiting for this decision - especially since I was at work the whole time. Oh well, it's certainly disappointing but at the same time I'm glad it's made my school choice easier. Now it's down to Chicago...

Oh, and congrats to all the admits!

Wednesday, March 08, 2006

Mata ne, Nippon

I said my final goodbye to Japan today, at least for a while... It's been an awesome 2 months or so, and last night wasn't any different - tearing up the Tokyo's city streets and the Shuto highway (loops around Tokyo and a great circuit to do laps in) in my buddy's first gen Honda S2000. OMFG - that car is unbelievable. Fast, tight, and the sweetest engine note ever between 6000-9000rpm. Yes I am not kidding. 9000rpm before the limiter kicks in - the screaming VTEC engine is out of this world. I was living out my Ridge Racer and Gran Turismo fantasies. I think I just found my second love...

Monday, March 06, 2006

tick tock tick tock

I thought I was immune to this whole admissions anxiety thing but it turns out that I've been in denial the whole time and it's now a rampaging bull in my mind as the Wharton decision date approaches. I seriously have no idea where I would go if I get accepted to all 3 schools, but I just want to have that choice to make!! 10 days and counting.... arrgh it's killing me.......