劉志金

The soft gentle thud of the coffin lid settling into place really emphasized the finality of this moment. It didn’t help that, as is tradition, the priest had asked us to face away from the coffin before the lid was placed. We were allowed to enter the small holding room in the back for a…

Balancing Act

I did the math, and I think I’ll miss ~25% of Q4 days from work. In somewhat related news, my bank account is living paycheck to paycheck right now, in terms of reaching an equilibrium point of money in vs money out. No thanks to my having paid off almost 30k in expenses in Q3.…

Newcar!

Car accidents are never a good thing. It’s even worse when you’re the at fault party. It’s exponentially worse when the other suffered pretty minor damage to their rear bumper (like 3 small scratches) but my car took a rough beating. The claims process is still ongoing, but our insurance said that unless I get…

Farewell

It’s 5.30am Monday morning Sept 18, the blinds are drawn, it’s still dark out, and there’s about an hour til my first alarm (of seven) begins to go off. I’m sound asleep, comfortably enjoying the last vestiges of my weekend as best I can. Suddenly, the lights come on, my mom comes in and shakes…

Sojourn

By now I think people are wise enough not to over look things and remove that tunnel vision in focusing merely on the destination. We’ve heard phrases such as “Stop and smell the roses” and “It’s not about where you’re going, but how you get there,” and its nice to see more and more people…

life’s abyss

You know the feeling. We’ve all had it before. It usually happens when you’ve got a million things to do, or when you’re up into the wee hours of the night. Or is it because you were trying to avoid the gigantic mess on your plate/it kept you up into the darkness past midnight. It…

Staying Busy

I’ve completed the onboarding process (salary negotiations, drug/background test, references, etc) with my newest job, and I guess I’ll start sometime in July. It pays 24% more than my regular job, which is a pretty sweet deal. My schedule should look something like this when everything gets situated (it’s a little messy, but it works…