I recently replaced the lawn in the front yard with drought tolerant plants. The total out-of-pocket cost of the project was $536.81. Here was our entire process from start to finish, along with cost breakdown.Continue reading “Front Yard Landscaping”
10 year reflection @ 32 years old.
Most of this post was written next to my wife on a return flight from our honeymoon. My choices were to watch movies with no earphones, or write. Easy decision.
I just turned 32. I call the Bay Area home. I’m married. I work from home. I almost have an MBA degree. I play tennis regularly. I’m riddled with physical injuries. As I contemplate how we got here, I reflect on the past 10 years leading up to the present, and I envision how the next 10 years will pan out.
How did we get here?Continue reading “10 year reflection @ 32 years old.”
2019 budget: expectations vs. reality
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”
Retrospective on 2019.
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.”
Retrospective on recent years, and 2019 resolutions.
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.”
Hans Zimmer Live Performance
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.
How I got accepted into UC Berkeley, and why it doesn’t matter (that much).
8 things I learned from buying a used car.
First live MMA event: Evolution Sports Expo.
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.”
Thoughts on Taiwan’s economy.
“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.”