Today was a CMP group lunch. CMP, Chemical Mechanical Planarization, is the group I used to work in at Samsung. Over the years we built up a couple of traditions, one of which was our March Madness pool. We'd make our picks and at the end of the competition the person at the bottom had to pay for the group lunch.
You might laugh that it's over a month since March Madness ended but I think this is actually the earliest we've ever had the lunch. My picky eating and training schedule usually seems to mess up the schedule (big suprise).
Today we met at EZ's for lunch and got to update eachother and our jobs, engagements, kids, people quiting Samsung, Tan's graduation for UT Business school, and other useless things.
As you can see from the picture above, the Biomechanics student / Bike shop employee / Triathlete doesn't really look like the other semiconductor engineers. Even so, these guys became my family while I was at work. Although I have no regrets about my decision to return to school I still miss my friends and enjoy the opportunity to spend an hour with them.