Self-Powered Commuting+ Exercise

It’s been two years since I’ve posted about commuting, so here’s an update! First things first, a few things have changed. I sold my Look 675 and got a Giant Defy Advanced 1. Went more of an endurance bike for commuting and upgraded to disc brakes! Disc brakes are increasingly common on road bikes and…

Lifecycle

Decided to finish a post I started writing 4 months ago on a plane to Hong Kong and Macau. cycle (v.) – a repeating series of events or actions Sitting here on a plane to Hong Kong, I’ve never felt so alone. A full flight, 777-300 jet with adults, children, and babies. Maybe it’s the…

Closing out 2016

2016 has been an amazing, yet tough year. We witnessed a crazy election, many changes around the world, many many losses and much more. It’s easy to focus on all of the tough times, but there is still plenty to be grateful for… and with that, here are some highlights from 2016 with just a…

Osaka, Japan

Earlier this year, I was lucky enough to join a work trip out in Taiwan. Afterwards, Betty and I decided to travel to Japan for our first time! We decided to visit the more “traditional” Japan and went to Oaska, Nara and Kyoto. We landed late at night and went straight to our hotel. The…

Resilience & Recovery – 2 Weeks After a Bicycle Crash

The human body is an amazing creation. The power of the mind is even more amazing. Recently, I witnessed this for myself in the form of a cycling crash in which I went over the handlebars at approximately 30MPH. Note: I was going closer to 40 before I hit the brakes. It literally looked and…

Chasing Waterfalls

With El Niño this year, local waterfalls became abundant. Earlier this year, Betty and I decided we wanted to do more hikes, so naturally, we went looking for waterfalls. Personally, I’ve enjoyed waterfalls… especially in years past when Yosemite had all of its different falls flowing. This year, we ventured down to the South Bay…

Happy New Year

Hey all, giving the blog post thing a mobile try. Starting this year off with a 100% mobile device post. It’s been a while since I last wrote but I do have some good things to share from the end of the year. Last year brought a lot of new changes, but the one that…

Trip to Socal

With the current rainy day, I decided to finalize my post about SoCal that’s been sitting in my drafts for several weeks now. A little over a month ago, we were invited to go to Disneyland to celebrate our good friends’ 5 year anniversary. Betty and I decided to take the time to visit some…

A Weekend in Big Sur and Monterey

After a few planning sessions, we were able to get our schedules to align with my Mom and Stepdad for a mini-vacation down to Big Sur and Monterey. Betty and I have been meaning to get down to Big Sur and Monterey for a while now, so this was a great opportunity! Next time, we’ll…

A Walk in the (Golden Gate) Park

  With Betty’s aunts in town visiting from Taiwan, it’s a great time to put on the tourist hat and do things I normally don’t do. It’s always a good excuse to see things for a second or third time and enjoy it – often times many years after the first time. We spent the…

A Few Days in Vancouver

Vancouver recap – the weather was gorgeous and we had just about two days to see and eat our hearts out. With some help from a friend, we landed a great Airbnb spot… hard to beat this view. We settled on a spot in Yaletown which happens to be a pretty nice neighborhood. I relate…

Flashback to the Grand Canyon and Hoover Dam

  With all this warm weather this year, I was thinking about the last time I had seen or felt some cooler weather. Tahoe this year had some snow, but not enough for it to feel like winter in Tahoe. So flashback about 18 months to Thanksgiving 2013, I was with Betty’s family on vacation…