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2007 Chinese New Year

April 17, 2007

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2007 Ottawa Winterlude

April 17, 2007

Finally back to Blogging!

April 17, 2007

My life has finally calmed back down and I find myself capable of blogging again. Many things have happened since I mysteriously disappeared back on Feburary 12th, 2007. I’ve been pushed through many challenage, I’ve experianced some amazing things, and I’ve learned so much about myself, which includes good and bad.

Here’s a quick summary of activities/achievements:

  • Traveled to Canada to finish the project (Again…)
  • Took very good care of my team there (I’m proud of this)
  • Went Speed karting at about 40.3 mph! (Edward beat me on the last stretch!)
  • Saw the most beautiful ice sculptures! (burr cold)
  • Experianced -30 degrees C with wind chill (nearly lost an ear)
  • Learned technical information on today’s cutting edge technology!
  • Truly broke through the first few barrier of self realization.
  • Played a part in the Canada national fingerprint system go-live!
  • Had an enlightening Chinese New Year with my older peers
  • Ice Skated straight for over 12 kms (not very many places that can do that)
  • Had a lot of Korean Tofu Soup
  • Started heavy design and implementation on my personal project
  • Found out I had scoliosis
  • Learned the word “Idiopath”, because I am one
  • Researched about medical science in regards to the spinal column
  • Went to and saw a cryropractor
  • Went to see my dentist
  • Started changing my posture the correct way!
  • Expensed over 9000 dollars, still another 3000 or so to expense! (food)
  • Start diggind through my old music cd’s, listen to them one by one
  • Finally took a vacation (2 weeks, 6 days left from today to relax)
  • Moved back into my old house, finally settled down and enjoying a less luxurious life
  • Sold my old house, made $160,000!
  • Took a loan for $300,000!
  • Getting a tax return of over $9,000!
  • Bank reads (but mostly from the loan) $470,550.37   :3
  • Planned my trip to Anime-Expo (June)
  • Got rear-ended the second day I got back to LA
  • Took a Rental Car for over 2 months! (yikes that was expensive!)
  • Bought my lil brother a new laptop! (he loves it)
  • Played and finished Final Fantasy XII
  • Played and finished Command and Conquer 3 (with trainer help :X)
  • Got to drive around LA like a mad man again (speed is fun ;D)
  • Lost some weight
  • Learned how to use my medical plans for once, various details on how to and what to do.
  • Played a paper based version of my video project with my partner (we really nailed down a lot of ideas thanks for this!)
  • Completely and utterly took a vacation and completely did not care about work! This is truly an accomplishment =)
  • Saw some old friends, of what rare chance I get. They play ball together still, but I’m spending this time healing (back/teeth/doctors).
  • Plan to visit my old buddies more often ^__^
  • Tooke some amazing pictures! (My favorate below)

So now life is back to somewhat normal patterns. I hope this continues. But yet the future seems much brighter from here. After taking on such a large inscalable mountian, other things in life seems so much easier in comparason.

I’ve learned a lot in these part 3 months…

Kudos!

Co-workers at YardHouse

February 9, 2007


Larry, Me, Tony, Edward, Hongming, Michael, Patrick


“Taste like water!”

Pictures of Ottawa in the FALL!

February 9, 2007

Exploring Canada WeekendOutting

February 9, 2007


There are people in side that truck… It’s a mobile advertizing environment in a box connected to a truck. REAL people are inside and modeling… It is a cold day.. the wind is chilly… they have hot lambs and mexician music is playing. Pretty inviting advertising actually!


Sushi at the Kinki’s Sushi Bar.


Yumm! Sushi!

Canadian Parliament … Raving….

February 9, 2007


Dunnnn……


Dunn DUNN!


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DA…..

Memories of Venezuela from 2005Nov-Dec

February 9, 2007

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LAX… Hurray! delayed plan… “The flight is doing to be delayed to some unknown duration as we are experienceing an electrical issues” then later on “the unknown electrical issues seems to have disappeared so it is resolved, please prepare to begin boarding” …… D: What?!… disappeared? huh?…. wait… you mean we don’t need to wait anymore! Yay! Last one on the plane’s a rotten egg!


Anyone have a sudden urge to play simcity?


Delayed flight so we missed out connecting flight. This is a shot of the lobby at the hotel we were allocated for the lay over.


Houston, Texus… very … very… sticky feeling. High humidity and also 12 year olds walking alone in the middle of the night… I think that state death penality really makes an affect on the culture here. So they either have no crime or the 12 year old is working the corner…


Some of the other corner workers… j/k XD okay I’ll stop with the bad jokes. Pretty nice place though. This is all FREE. Open night, i think the city pays for the water fountians and also the clean atmosphere. It was very nice.


At 40+ thousand kilometers in mid-air over the gulf of mexico, I take a brillant snapshot of the sun setting above the clouds.


The 20th floor snap shot of an cylinder structured Embassy Suites lobby below. Was nice rekindling my fear of heights. All I could think about was accidentally dropping my camera. That definitly would be bad…


Promptly decided to reach the ground floor for stability and piece of mind.


*Drool….* under the hood of two racks in this 200+ server setup… *drool..* raw fucking power man… just raw….. what a rush.


The chinese are taking over Venezuela! Watch out! Here is my co-worker Carl. Cool guy, slow talking, fast thinking, easy going, dude that can beat you up if you touch his servers.


Me, enjoying my multiple telnet connections to those 200+ servers. It’s like having the raw power at the tip of your finger tips, but without the cold vacuumed server climate.


How the world looked like after the long hours under the chinese whip.


Our rations >.>;;;;


Omg! Our head software architect has been taken hostage! Just kidding…The armed venezuela national army troops stationed to protect us during the election event. Very diligent =)


Our work! Our pride! And all the cheaters! Actually not that many, just some were. They get a slap on the wrist, a fine, and they were then free to go.


Another great picture I took! Man I could do this for a living!

Me!~ Bored at work =P

January 13, 2007

This is were I lose my sanity every time I travel. It’s pretty getto, but the amount of power at my fingertips are rippling intense. Over 100 CPUs and over 10 terabytes of harddisk space. Windows, Linux, Unix…. any flavor I want. They all have compilers. They are even clutered!

// Baking himself with the raw power….

Of course… this was far less than another project I had. I should dig up those pictures too!

The command center!

Snap shot of remote desktop connections to multiple servers running processes.

Snap shot of more remote desktop connections!

And more!

and more! (Hence the boredom….)

Zoomed out. This is where the functionality demostrations are also held.

Reverse shot to the other side of the room.

Returning to Canada

January 7, 2007

So like it’s the evening before the morning I will travel, yet again, to Canada. I’m really starting to hate all this traveling. But then again it’s quite neccessary for the success of my companies project of which I have been choosen as a technical lead for. Regret? A little bit.

Sadly, I really could have weaseled myself out of this one but I choose to go anyways. This trip should be a little less strainous but then again it will also be kind of painful. Tony, my good friend and co-worker, was about to be sent up for the job, but I decided to step in to keep him in a critical position for home development. There’s lots of trade-offs, I’m not sure if it was for the best or not. For the most part I might be avoiding the development/testing work, but then again I am throwing myself into the training system and support systems up there.

Well it’ll be a nice trip, we’re staying at the Marriott. It’s a difference for a change; I was getting pretty sick of the Delta hotel anyways. I wonder if I can join the Marriot program. I think they are in-line with Hiltons no? I’ll have to do some research on that.

So anyways, I should be preparing for my trip. I have a load of laundry which shoudl have been done days before >.> but looks like I’ll be taking them with my to Canada. Haha. >.>;;; Anyhow, I need to start packing.

I suppose all this travel does put me into another depression, but then again I can again focus on embettering myself. My abs are still soar from overworking them at mammoth. I now realized that the screwdriver i fell on was only part of the pain, now it’s on all sides. Definitly a result of me doing those 1080 degree spins on my board.

Was thinking a while back…. wow I own a nice house and yet I don’t get to stay in it much! I’m always at work!

How that I have started traveling. The thought’s like: Wow! I’m not even in the country to enjoy my nice house!

Here’s some pictures of home. I took them as memorablia for the current house (Btw anyone want to buy it?):

My poor locked-up dog. He’s saying, “Let me out! I want to play!”:

My beloved grandmother and my mother in the front living room:

Center shot of the front living room. My mother is an amazing decorator. See the twin Las Vegas, Excaliber Axes? One’s a little off tilted (probably the dog did it), but it’s a very good use of a props:

Front Living room, stair-way to the bedrooms:

Master Dinning room, my mom’s terrority (“Beware of Mom”) >.>;;;;

Here’s a shot of the 2nd living room. (Yes we have two of them, a bit of a waste of space if you ask me, but it is quite colourful):

2nd Living room from another angle:

The adjacent kitchen from a distance:

The adjacent kitchen from a closer distance:

A shot of the backyard beside the building:

The backyard under the confortable shade of my house:

I’ll be moving out of here when I return from Canada. A bit sad to leave it, but then again living this life style has been an economic pain and we really make ourselves suffer too much for just empty realestate we can’t properly use. If I had 2 kids and a wife, it would be worth it. But most of the time it’s just my father and my mother. Grandmother usually doesn’t stay with us. Little brother is in the teenage stage and soon to be in college for 4 years. I am usually at work or traveling.

I’ll miss this house. It made me feel “rich” but I really wasn’t.

To Canada! eh!