Author Archives: Joël Thai

About Joël Thai

Bonjour ! My name is Joël Thai, I am an environmental engineer, passionate photographer, triathlete, and world traveler from Paris, France. I spent four years in Berkeley for graduate school, research, and teaching. Living at International House Berkeley was such an enriching and exciting experience! Go Bears!

Summer I-House Reunions in Europe – Köln, Germany

This summer I have been very busy with I-House reunions in Europe, and it kicked off with the I-House reunion in Köln, Germany in May. I-House Executive Director Hans Giesecke and his wife, Susan, were doing a Cal Alumni riverboat … Continue reading

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Share some I-House love with prints

Bonjour ! Today is December 1st and the start of the holiday season! This comes with the eternal question: what gifts should I give? Being a photographer, I have found that prints of photos that I took are always thoughtful … Continue reading

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Blue & Gold: Berkeley at Night

Bonjour ! This week is Big Game week, my favorite week of the year. For the Berkeley vs Stanford football game many buildings light up in blue & gold, making the campus even more beautiful! I love night photography so … Continue reading

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Allons au musée !

To read this post in English, please click here. Bonjour ! Ce week-end c’est le premier week-end du mois, donc comme à Paris il y aura beaucoup de musées gratuits ! Voici une petite sélection : Tout d’abord vous n’avez … Continue reading

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Let’s go skydiving!

Bonjour ! What are you going to do this Halloween weekend? Something special such as going to Santa Barbara I hope. If you are staying in the Bay Area, how about having an adrenaline rush? I can tell you that … Continue reading

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Halloween in Santa Barbara

Bonjour ! Now that Gabby has showed you how to choose the perfect Halloween costume, where should you go to show off your costume? The answer is Santa Barbara! Every year, tens of thousands of students from all over California … Continue reading

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Let’s go to the Zombie East Bay Bike Party

Bonjour ! Do you want go to the biggest party of the weekend and celebrate Halloween early? If yes, you are in luck, because tomorrow, 10/10, there is the Zombie East Bay Bike Party and it is 100% fun! So … Continue reading

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