Archive for the 'Personal Development' Category

Watch Update Acquired!

August 17th, 2010 Posted in Personal Development | 1 Comment »

My parents gave me the Swiss Army Active Original with Red Bezel (#24221) as a gift for high school graduation, which had a retail price of 155USD at the time of purchase and is now sold by authorized dealers for 195USD. The Original features a Swiss analog quartz movement and scratch-resistant mineral crystal. Its strap […]

2009Q2 in a Word: Busy

August 16th, 2009 Posted in Personal Development | 1 Comment »

In a word, one could say that I have been “busy.” I was unable to find time for my blog during a whole quarter of the year. In one of those weeks, I flew from LAX to Dulles, Geneva, Paris, and Frankfurt. During another week in San Mateo, I was at the wedding of a […]

Car Update Acquired!

October 29th, 2008 Posted in Personal Development | 3 Comments »

On February 7, 2004, I bought my 2004 Honda Civic LX sedan from Honda of Hollywood. I put down 3500USD, got a 2.9% APR, and received a total financing cost of 1571.70USD. It was my very first car purchase. I went at it alone, and needless to say, I got slammed hard. On July 25, […]

Phone Upgrade Acquired!

August 17th, 2008 Posted in Personal Development | Comments »

The Nokia 3588i, activated on January 24, 2004, was my first mobile phone. At the time, I was working at THQ, Inc. as a game tester with the hope of working for one of their subsidiary game development houses and making it big at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3). Unfortunately, being a game tester who […]

Gym? I Hardly Know Him

April 10th, 2008 Posted in Personal Development | 1 Comment »

If the definition of “computer specialist” can be stretched to include software engineers, then software engineering qualifies for Heather Boerner’s list of America’s Surprisingly Unhealthy Jobs. Though Boerner states that computer specialist jobs are associated with issues of ergonomics and her article appears to equate unhealthiness merely with injury, it is worth considering a sedentary […]