Friday, September 12, 2014

level 60 on Newgrounds!

I never thought this would happen, but my Newgrounds account finally reached level 60 after all those years. For those unaware, Newgrounds is a website that hosts games, animations, music and digital art. Getting level 60 requires a total of 38,640 experience points; given that users can only gain up to 10 points per day under normal circumstances, this took around 13 years on and off. Damn, I really spend too much time on that site. ^_^

Currently watching: Her

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Labor Day long weekend report + an incredible summer

The long weekend was pretty good. Because our new family friend Sheila and her partner Jeff recently had us over for dinner, my parents figured there was no better time to return the favor. Mom also invited Howard's family as we really enjoyed their company last time. The dinner on Saturday was lots of fun, especially with all the good food. Click here for the pictures.

I spent most of Sunday listening to online lectures. There wasn't much else to do besides play RuneScape and Angry Birds Epic during breaks. However, yesterday was nice as we went hiking near Woodside. The plan was to go to Half Moon Bay afterwards, but the heat made us change our minds. The rest of the day was uneventful, although I watched The Amazing Spider-Man 2 on the Amazon Fire TV after dinner. The action was intense!

Summer in review

All in all, this summer was incredible. July began with a visit from my aunts Jill and Yu-Hua. Dad took all of us to Reno and Tahoe just after they arrived. The five of us went to Pasadena for Connie's wedding two weeks later. Seeing my cousin get married to the love of her life made for wonderful memories.

August began with the annual Lab126 family picnic and the party at Sheila's house. That was followed by a field trip to San Francisco with Henry's film club. The LAHS reunion was lots of fun too. Then there's this weekend. Just because I had to work didn't mean we didn't have fun!

In other news...

I recently joined the World Financial Group's money management program at the recommendation of Min, my former supervisor at Cisco. The classes cover topics related to personal finance and are pretty useful.

Currently watching: The Amazing Spider-Man 2