Napa Valley: wine tasting tour at Robert Mondavi

90% of the wines produced in the United States is on the West Coast, the vast majority being in California. Napa Valley outputs 4% of the wine production in California. This post shares a brief history and the current wine production process at Robert Mondavi Winery.

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East Coast Vacation: DC, Philly, NY, New Haven, and Boston.


View of Manhattan from the Staten Island ferry.

I recently took my family to the east coast for vacation. This post shares not just the fun of traveling, but also the planning, logistics, and costs of the trip. My goal is to inspire you to travel with the understanding that it doesn’t cost a fortune to explore and have a good time.

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The International 2017: What it was like attending the biggest gaming tournament. Ever.

I attended the largest computer game tournament in history to watch professional gamers (read: 17-25 year olds) compete for a $24 million dollar prize pool.

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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.

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Law in business: what I learned from working with lawyers in a technology company.

A friend of mine used to be a  sales engineer. On business trips, he was assigned an entire team of lawyers, each with a different specialization. His clients were also equipped with the same.

In the negotiation process with deals reaching hundreds of millions of dollars, the lawyers audited every letter, word, and number. He first joked that the lawyers just place roadblocks on everything, then shared:

Their job was to make sure we stayed out of trouble.

And if we got in trouble, their job was to get us out as fast as possible.

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