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It’s Good-bye Again…

Seal Slough of San Mateo

I started this blog on WordPress (my first post) after a job opportunity took me back to the beautiful city of San Mateo.  But now it looks like yet another job change will take me back to San Francisco.  It is definitely a bittersweet decision for me personally because I do feel very connected to this tiny city.  It is gorgeous, clean, and very safe.  Lots of good eats everywhere.  Many of the people that I have met while working in San Mateo are special to me.  Some more special than others of course.  You know who you are.

I will miss working with you, antagonizing you, making you laugh, making you dance, drinking with you, solving tough problems together with you, working super late with you, working super early with you, making fun of you, being made fun of, challenging you, being challenged, shooting you, being shot at, and last but not least taking walks with you.

Good-bye and take care!


It’s Good to be Back!

Golden Field of San Mateo

Recently I got a new job and that brought me back to San Mateo where I used to work from ’99 to ’05.  It’s a nice change of scenery since I had been working in San Francisco for the last five years.  It feels good to be able to drive again.  And it definitely feels good to have real lunch options again.  You know, there are only about four or five palatable lunch venues within walking distance in downtown San Fran.  Most of them you’ll have to deal with either the homeless guys or the pigeons, so…  Nothing wrong with that!

Coming back to San Mateo brought back a lot of memories for me…  I was able to meet up with a few old friends that I haven’t interacted with in real 4-dimensional Minkowski spacetime for many years!  Poking your “friends” or writing on their walls on Facebook doesn’t count as real interaction, okay?  I’m sorry if you feel otherwise.  It’s good to connect physically in the same neighborhood!  And three different people had asked me about what happened to my “random thoughts” website where I used to blabber about trivialities like the meaning of life and how to find true love.  You know, I was blogging before blogging was called blogging and a few of my friends remembered reading my random thoughts.  Truth is I haven’t written anything since my server totaled when its hard disk crashed back in 2004.  I lost EVERYTHING and I just didn’t want to deal with it anymore.  Now I don’t know if I can do it again.  So I got the advice of my creative hero Moe and Moe recommended me to use WordPress.  Thanks Moe!  And so… here I am!

It’s good to be back!