The lovely 2016 will be soon replaced by the new, unexplored 2017. Looking back, I did a lot of things this year, here are some numbers related to them. I will use this as a brief summary of my leaving 2016:

**1**- I built my 1st personal website - Qingkai's site

**2**- 2 papers published (Link1, Link2)

**3**- I taught 3 workshops (python bootcamp, artificial neural network, Mining Gmails)

**4**- My family will have the 4th member next year (I made it this year)

**5**- I read 5 books from cover to cover

**6**- We visited 6 museums this year (Exploratorium, California Academy of Science, SF Moma, The Tech Museum of Innovation, Asian Art Museum, De Young Museum)

**7**- I spent 7 days a week

**8**- I visited 8 places outside of Bay Area (Pasadena, New York, Reno, San Diego, Austin, Palm Spring, Yosemite, Lassen)

**9**- Attended 9 conferences (ShakeAlert Research meeting, Seismology student workshop at Lamont-Doherty, SSA, Data science faire, Scipy, PyData, SCEC, ERA meeting, AGU)

**10**- Shockingly, I applied 10 faculty positions this year, not sure if I can get at least one response :-)

**12**- I gave 12 public talks during this year

**52**- All together, I wrote 52 blogs this year (including this one)

**74**- I read 74 interesting scientific papers and write summary for each of them (started writing summary only in June this year)

**101**- I bought a total of 101 printed books from Amazon (I am a book lover. My home is full of books that my wife constantly complains, I need buy fewer books next year)

**366**- I have 366 days this year (who didn't?)

**1115**- I have 1115 commits on my Github!

The best of this year:

The best Chinese movie I watched - Goodbye Mr. Loser

The best English movie I watched - The Martian

The best book I read - In Praise of Simple Physics

The best place I visited - Lassen National Park

The best fun place I visited - SF Exploratorium

The best hiking place we found - Bon Tempe Lake

The best Chinese movie I watched - Goodbye Mr. Loser

The best English movie I watched - The Martian

The best book I read - In Praise of Simple Physics

The best place I visited - Lassen National Park

The best fun place I visited - SF Exploratorium

The best hiking place we found - Bon Tempe Lake

# Goals for 2017

(1) Publish at least 3 papers

(2) Give 2 or 3 workshops

(3) Finish the following 5 books

(2) Give 2 or 3 workshops

(3) Finish the following 5 books

(4) Visit 10 museums

(5) Give 12 public talks

(6) Write 50 blogs (difficult, not sure if I still have enough time)

(7) At least finish 20 hiking (with a pregnant wife, it is also difficult)

(8) Read 200 interesting papers and write summary for each one of them

(5) Give 12 public talks

(6) Write 50 blogs (difficult, not sure if I still have enough time)

(7) At least finish 20 hiking (with a pregnant wife, it is also difficult)

(8) Read 200 interesting papers and write summary for each one of them