Farewell Yahoo! Messenger

2018-06-10 00:06:00-0700

Farewell Yahoo Messenger. Farewell Yahoo Messenger. I never liked Yahoo Messenger much, but it is where I met my wife Tien, so it's a bit sad to see that it is shutting down on July 17th, which is 3 days after our 9th VN (8th US) anniversary.

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Catching up from Vietnam to Telegraph Hill

2010-04-17 19:04:00-0700

The View from The RoofMuch has happened since last time I wrote. I'm currently living at 425 Green Street on Telegraph Hill, but will be returning to Vietnam to be with Tien in two weeks. Before I get into the present and future, I should probably dive into what's been going on since I …

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My 39 hour day

2009-08-04 23:08:00-0700

By the time Monday morning rolled around I had slept away over half of my weekend while doped up on NyQuil and Imodium. I was finally starting to feel better on Monday, so much so that I decided I was well enough to drive to CO. I think I may …

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A sick friday, catching up with the 4211 girls

2009-08-01 00:08:00-0700

Friday I woke up sick as a dog in Rob's place. I had full on flu symptoms on top of the ongoing digestive problems and was not a happy camper. I slept well though, amazingly. I took a shower and played online a little while Rob kept sleeping. I decided …

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38 hour Thursday

2009-07-31 21:07:00-0700

Thursday morning I woke up above the Pacific Ocean somewhere off the coast of Japan. I knew this because right after I saw the clouds and ocean below I looked at the helpful map showing where we were on the planet. I was given breakfast and the loudspeaker announced that …

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Waiting at SFO

2009-05-29 09:05:00-0700

SFO, May 2009I am currently sitting in the check-in area of SFO's international area, waiting. I'm a little underwhelmed by having to wait in this boring section of the airport, but Lisa may come visit me before I pass through security so I have to wait out here.

I managed to pack …

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12 Hours Left

2009-05-28 22:05:00-0700

Go this wayMy last night in the USA is being spent sorting my things into ziplock bags and fitting them into my backpack in a way that will be conducive to easy traveling.

Liquids are in the TSA standard 3-1-1 fashion in the top-front pocket where they are easily reachable at the …

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Memorial Night

2009-05-25 22:05:00-0700

Sunshine at Heritage It's the night of Memorial Day, the Memorial Night. I'm sitting in 4211 #1 having finished a bottle of Bogle 2006 Old Vine Zinfandel with Lauren. I was just developing photos from a day out with Donna and listening to jazz as Brianna got dressed for a date.

I love …

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My Last Friday

2009-05-22 23:05:00-0700

Today I headed out from work up to Lila's house to drop off some photos and pick up some stuff I had left up there. On the way up to SF to meet Rob and Donna for dinner I stopped to take some photos of the clouds spilling over the …

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1 week left

2009-05-22 11:05:00-0700

Calm waters in Santa Cruz This morning I woke up at Kyung and Kat's place.

Every morning I wake up and think "What do I need to do before I leave?" Buy a backpack. Get a shot. Sell my car. Find a place for my bicycle. Port my phone number onto a pay-as-you-go phone. Buy …

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8 Days left in the USA

2009-05-21 11:05:00-0700

Checking the Mizzon Every Wednesday my friend Bernadette goes sailing with friends in Santa Cruz, so yesterday Blake and I headed down there to enjoy some time on the water. This was going to be Blake's first time sailing. It was a small group, just 9 of us. The weather was beautiful, the …

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Drinking in the Tendernob, Post Street Divas

2009-05-17 02:05:00-0700

After getting back from Santa Cruz, Brianna was the only one home at 4211. Shannon and Lily were already well into their evening somewhere out in the city and I was pretty late meeting up with them. Brianna decided to go out, so we got in the car and headed …

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Back in the office... on a Saturday morning?!

2009-05-16 10:05:00-0700

*sigh* I forgot some paperwork at the office that I need in order to get my Visas for Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia. It's funny how my mind works, I get so much good thinking done when I should be in deep sleep. And by "funny" I mean "kinda lame." Anyhow …

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Remembering the South Bay

2009-05-13 22:05:00-0700

Just arrived at Gecko's place after dinner and drinks with Kyung at Kat at 99 Chickens in Santa Clara. Driving towards 101 on Great America Parkway with Kaskade on, anticipating the freeway with that electronic music pouring in my ears and filling my veins, I recalled some of the exciting …

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Rebranding

2009-05-13 14:05:00-0700

Today I am rebranding and redesigning my website. In the near future this is where you can keep up with me and what’s happening in my probably to be mostly off the grid life as I backpack around SE Asia.

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Tuesday in the Office

2009-05-13 09:05:00-0700

I slept on Gecko and Brian's memory foam bed last night! It was interesting, I've never slept on memory foam before. They are letting me stay in their Menlo Park cottage while they attend a wedding in Arizona.

A girl named Megan Lau from Logitech came to my office to …

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Geeking out with Donna

2009-05-10 22:05:00-0700

White Gorilla Man Went to How Weird with Karen today and had an awesome time. Afterwards I realized I probably would've had a more exciting time if I hadn't had my camera on me. I'll have to keep that in mind while I'm over in Asia... remember to have camera-less days. One thing …

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Mother's Day

2009-05-10 11:05:00-0700

Crashed at Rob's place again last night. Just got back from picking him up at the airport.

Yesterday I taught Donna how to drive stick and moved some more stuff out of Lauren's place. I kinda freaked out about having too much stuff and nearly just threw most of my …

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Planning to meet my brother

2009-05-08 23:05:00-0700

I'm crashing at Rob's house to night. Right now I'm on his couch chatting with my brother in Baghdad. He's planning to meet me in Bankok on July 30 and we're working out the details right now. I'll probably arrive early and meet up with My. Hopefully she can show …

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Location Update: 2009.5.8

2009-05-08 18:05:00-0700

Last night I crashed out on Rob's couch. He's out of town until Sunday and I'm staying at his place.

I may go to Angel Island tomorrow with Sara and her BF. Really though I ought to be moving my shizz out of Lauren's apartment. Meh, we'll see.

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Gearing Up for Asia

2009-05-07 15:05:00-0700

I'm trying to not gear up too much for Asia. That is, I don't want to spend a ton of money on this trip, I want to make it cheap. Reason one is so there's less liability for lost, damaged or stolen gear. Reason two is that since I'm quitting …

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Location Update: 2009-05-07

2009-05-07 13:05:00-0700

Learning the Hills So much for keeping track of where I will be staying. I ended up crashing at Lila's place instead of B's because of some work stuff that was going on. Lila's house is on top of a mountain range looking out over the forest down to the ocean. It was …

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Location Updates 2009-05-06

2009-05-06 12:05:00-0700

I suppose I should keep track of where I go. I'm looking for a way to embed some kind of map about my journey, it will be great to have a geographically aware journal with geotagged images. For now I'll just log it.

Friday and Saturday nights I slept on …

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Resuming the Journal

2009-05-04 11:05:00-0700

A lot has happened since I last updated this journal, and now I feel like resuming this introspective personal outlet for my own benefit. I'm going through some changes in life right now and would like to keep track of the thoughts that are developing in my mind. The two …

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