Early on in 2019, I created a budget on how much money I’d spend for the year. This post shares how much money I expected to spend, what I actually spent, and my analysis of the results.Continue reading “2019 budget: expectations vs. reality”
As the year comes to an end, I wanted to reflect on 2019. It’s been a good year, one filled with joy and fulfillment.
I first focus on the two resolutions I made, followed by other things worth noting throughout the year.Continue reading “Retrospective on 2019.”
This post is a retrospective on my happiness and resolve in recent years, followed by sharing my 2019 New Year’s resolutions.Continue reading “Retrospective on recent years, and 2019 resolutions.”
On Wednesday, April 19, I watched my all-time favorite composer Hans Zimmer perform at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium. This is the mastermind behind some of the highest-grossing and most critically acclaimed movies of our generation; the genius behind the music of some of my favorite computer games; the gateway to my addiction of endless looping Epic music mixes on YouTube.
On Saturday, June 27, I spontaneously attended the Evolution Sports Expo with Terisa, held at the Santa Clara Convention Center. I didn’t expect actual competition to take place – there were judo, boxing, bodybuilding, BJJ, and MMA events. Continue reading “First live MMA event: Evolution Sports Expo.”
“謝謝光臨請慢走! Thank you for coming, please walk slow!”
I hear this phrase every time I walk out of 7Eleven. The cashiers say it robotically, a motor reaction to the ding dong! sound from the entry/exit sensor. Continue reading “Thoughts on Taiwan’s economy.”
A couple weeks ago, I went to the hospital to get vaccinations for Influenza B, Typhoid, and Hepatitis A, and to get a supply of Malaria pills. Here’s my experience:
The day before: Registered online with my personal information. Time required was 3 minutes. Continue reading “Health Care: Taiwan vs. America”
I went to my grandma (mom’s side) house for Chinese New Years. Her house is located in Chiayi 嘉義, the middle/south part of Taiwan. Continue reading “Chiayi for Chinese New Years”