January Has Come and Gone


Here Ye! Here Ye! by stechico.

Wow! That was one fast month. The day seems to be get­ting shorter and shorter, and the weather changes more fre­quently than ever (at least in SF).

Since the start of the year, I cre­ated a new project for myself just to use my new toys more and get more expe­ri­ence as well with pho­tog­ra­phy. It’s pretty much a-photo-a-day. It’s hard to pick one photo that describes and sums up my day as I tend to take a bunch. But what can I tell you, so far so good. You may take a look at the Flickr set over here.

Amongst other things in the world of muah, I’ve been active as ever doing beta-testing for dif­fer­ent Web 2.0 com­pa­nies. It’s fun see­ing and expe­ri­ence people’s accom­plish­ments and cre­ativ­ity. Not to men­tion, it gives you ideas when the bulb is dim.

Besides the wait for my Yahoo! Mail Beta invite (still), I just signed up for a beta-test with OmniDrive. Hope­fully, I can grab one and see what the fuss is all about. Techcrunch’s Michael Arring­ton seems to like it ver­sus other com­pa­nies cur­rently in the online stor­age market.

Mean­while, board­ing sea­son is fun so far. I went up with a cou­ple of friends to North Tahoe for MLK Hol­i­day Week­end. I can’t wait to go up again. Hope­fully, some time soon but most likely for Biggy’s BDay first week­end of March around the South Tahoe area.

Any­ways, three big trips for me this year: Hawaii, Japan and P.I. Other than the major saving-up for cash, I also need to save PTO days from MA. Going to go to Hawaii for Farida & Brad’s wed­ding on the first week­end of August. I think it’s in the north-west part of the Big Island. Should be good times as the old roomies from 916 are com­ing. That’ll be cool too as I have never been to the Big Island but have been to Oahu back in the early 90’s with my family.

Then, dur­ing the first week of Novem­ber, Japan with some UCI buds. Belle seems to be the ring-leader of this trip. It’s just hard to get every­one on board this one as it is likely to span 10 days (a day or two more for relax­ation after we get back from the flight). Hope it goes through, and we get a good group size to go. I can’t wait to take pho­tos over there.

Last but not least, ever since my bro and I got here in 88–89, we haven’t spent Christ­mas nor New Year’s in the P.I. So, my grandma blurted out the idea that we should all go for the Hol­i­days this year. What can I say, it’s all gravy with my grandma’s idea. Damn, that should be fun.

From my mind to yours, if you are ever in a rutt… turn to your friends for some good times!

After writ­ing this, I got an email from Yahoo! Mail Beta regard­ing my invite. Finally! This thing is clean. I hope to see more new func­tion­al­ity. Dopeness.


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