Year in Review 2020

I write a review every year on my birthday to reflect (past editions here: 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, and 2015). Here's what my 2020 looked like: The goals I set at the beginning of 2020 were simple:Dance bachataTake improv classesMeet my new girlfriendBuild homes for a non-profit in NepalRoad…

Year in Review: 2019

I usually write a review every year on my birthday to reflect (past editions here: 2018, 2017, 2016, and 2015). Here's what my 2019 looked like: Finishing up my chess sabbaticalI spent the first part of 2019 finishing up my days of chess tournaments and teaching kids. Chess consumed my…

Year in Review: 2018

2018 for me has been full of excitement, adventure, and peace in that order. A good friend of mine described me as transitioning from a naive and wide-eyed boy to an old Asian dad. I agree with her. Every year on my birthday, I look back and reflect on how…

Year In Review: 2016

I want to take the chance and reflect on this past year. The piece is a bit random, but I hope you learn something useful or gain a new perspective on what it’s like to live a day in a dropout’s unconventional life. I CAN’T RELATE TO…