“We must all suffer from one of two pains: the pain of discipline or the pain of regret. The difference is discipline weighs ounces while regret weighs tons.”
— Jim Rohn
The breeze of a new day

The breeze of a new day

HOW LONG HAS IT BEEN?????? Oh man it's been exactly two weeks since I updated. Why, you ask? It's been a REALLY eventful two weeks that I'll try and capture as well as I can in this post. It'll use bullets/numbers because I like to write in bullet points instead of coherent paragraphs because I am an adult and I can do what I want and also write in run-on sentences and not use commas. 

jk...

...but not about the bullet points.

  • Trip to socal - It was a pretty amazing break/job hunting time for me. We took a road trip down to Arcadia to visit Cindy's parents and brother for some RnR. Probably one of the most relaxing weeks I've ever had. We stayed in, played with Orion (doggie), and even woke up once and awhile. It was marvelous. Cindy's parents pointed out that the gold line now stretched past Arcadia so we were able to take a day trip to Little Tokyo which was pretty awesome. Next time we'll have to go to Santa Monica to visit things and maybe even the MKS down there. 
  • First weekend back - So we went to visit my grandpa at Half Moon Bay the weekend after we came back. You can say he lives there. He died when I was in middle school and was cremated and placed at Half Moon Bay. There's not a day that goes by when I don't think of him. Everything he did, he did to better his family, and I hope that I inherited not only his kindness, but his drive to better myself and my family. It's times like these that remind me of an article I read awhile back. Image your family, or the people that you love. My family for example, I only see them about once a week. "Only?" you say? Let me try and put this into perspective. Think of how much time you spent with your parents when you were still young, before college. You spent pretty much your entire life with them, but maybe only remember about 12 or 13 years. Maybe not even that much. That's a pretty long time, right? Now think about how many times I visit my parents. Given that I visit them once a week and I don't miss any weeks, I see them 52 times a year. Let's be generous and say that they'll be with me for another 30 years. 52 x 30 is 1560 days, divided by 365 (let's forget about leap years) and we get about 4.3 years. Not so much now, is it? I probably have a better relationship with my parents than most, I could always tell them anything and they always respected my space and privacy. Even when I moved back in after college for a few months, and they had my room rented out, they still furnished our garage to a great living area and even put up a huge heavy curtain for my privacy. The point is, don't regret not visiting the people you love when it's too late. No one is here forever, and you never know what might go wrong. Don't spent years hating someone. I've spent the past year trying to reach out to people that I've burned bridges with, and I can tell you that life is way too short to be stubborn or hard headed. Just visit the ones you love and care for, yeah?
  • THANK YOU - To everyone who has supported me through my time at MKS. I cannot imagine how many times I flaked or bailed on events that I wish I could have made. It was a really hectic time and you all dealt with my shit. I can now say that I'm a proud member of the Bandai Namco platform team, where I'll be working as a platform web engineer, helping build their free-to-play game websites. It's with a small group of passionate people that really care about the experience their users have, and I get to be a part of that. Although being in the gaming industry was what lead me to becoming a web developer, never did I think my first job out of MKS would be at a gaming company. Sorry It might seem like I'm bragging a little, but I'm just so happy that everything worked out, stars aligned, or whatever. I owe it all to everyone, thank you so much for dealing with me. Thank you for everyone who helped me out of my slump last year and lead me to bettering myself in such an amazing way. I can't express my gratitude enough. My parents, friends, colleagues, teachers, and finally my girlfriend, Cindy. Thank you for being my rock. My support when I thought that I couldn't be more than I am. I hope you'll have the same great experience at MKS as I did, and know that I'll always be your support, just as you are for me.
The first of many (hopefully)

The first of many (hopefully)

You won't like me when I'm full

You won't like me when I'm full