2018… What a Year!

Time seems to accelerate with a child… They say “days are long but the years are short”… and it’s pretty much spot on. I haven’t been contributing to my blog as much as I’d like, but I cannot miss the 2018 review post for my personal sanity and as a nice recap of the things…

Night Photography in Hawaii

In Jan, Betty and I went on our babymoon in Hawaii. We love Oahu because of the mix of good food, things to do and relaxation outside of Honolulu. Among other things, I was able to spend a few nights out shooting nigh photos (astro photography). below is the area which I traveled to from…

An open letter to myself…

I thought it would be fun to write a little letter to myself… musing on several key topics. Dear Andrew,   Do you remember that time when you were 13 years old… you begged and begged your dad for a new laptop (since they were becoming affordable mass consumers). You pleaded your case for why…

Epiphany

It’s 8PM and I’m laying here on the couch, Mama’s on the left, baby’s to the side. The sun has slowly set, the sky is purple, I lay here drained and groggy. In this moment, I’ve reached nearly a breaking point. Crying, fussing, lack of sleep, unknowns, fears… All this weight to be perfect, great,…

2018 Themes

Woo, this one has been sitting in my “drafts” since Jan… Decided just to wrap it up and publish… Time Make more with less. “Where does the time go?”… as 2017 came to a close, I can barely remember what I did in Q1 of 2017. In the same vein, every night at 10PM, I’m…

Color Factory

It’s amazing a business model like this can succeed… Purely made for social media. I’ll keep it short and sweet: Not worth the ticket price About 60 minutes end to end (if you take your time) A few little fun surprises Overall, it’s a cool concept and definitely appeals to those who love social media….

Thank You 2017 (A Photo Post)

Reflecting back on 2017, I had a few thoughts on how to continue to change and grow in 2018. But I’ll be using this post as a photo journey through the last year. I’ve divided it up into different themes – enjoy! Dogs Bleu was our first and is still our pup. This year she’s…

I Love My Dogs

Over the past couple of years, I realized that I’ve never written about one of my dearest subjects – my dogs! Here are a few topics: Health Issues Purebreds in general have more issues – Frenchies double down on that unfortunately. Besides the typical short snout problems, these little critters have more allergies and are…

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…