Monday, October 10, 2016

obligatory 31st birthday post

So I'm now 31 years old. It's hard to believe time goes so fast.

To celebrate the occasion, my family went to The Cheesecake Factory for dinner. While Dad has been here before for meetings, this was my first time eating here. Though the food wasn't that extraordinary, the free was a nice touch. Of note is that two adjacent tables also had people celebrating their birthdays. What are the chances?

This wasn't the only celebration as we also had lunch with the Tangs on the 8th. Speaking of which, Eileen gave me a jar of high-quality cocoa powder from Silly Cow Farms. I haven't tasted it yet, but it looks delicious. Thanks, Eileen!

In other news...

I just got level 92 prayer in RuneScape. That's halfway to level 99 if you do the math. :-)

Currently listening to: "Love Me like You Do" by Ellie Goulding

Monday, October 3, 2016

check out the Fire App Builder!

Our team at Amazon Lab126 just released the an open source library called the Fire App Builder. Internally known as Calypso, the Fire App Builder is a Java-based framework that allows easy creation of streaming media apps for the Amazon Fire TV. It's more for developers rather than end users, but feel free to check it out. :-)

Sunday, October 2, 2016

congratulations to my cousins Anne and William!

I have two very big news relating to my cousins. The first is that Anne just gave birth to a little boy named Brian last night. I'm really happy for the Changs and would like to congratulate them on delivering their second child.

The other news is that my cousin William just got married. The name of the lucky young lady is Sui. Though the last time I saw William in person was over 16 years ago, he and his new life look absolutely love in the pictures. I definitely hope to meet them soon!

In other news...

Happy birthday to my uncle Yeh-Wei!