It's Been a Long Time


Well, it's been a long time since I've written anything. More than a year, in fact. So, to pick up where I left off from my previous post, I would like to say that I am one happy father. My daughter, Brooklyn, is now 8 months old. Time has flown by so quickly. So when people say, "love on your kids, hold them, spend time with them, play with them, etc before they grow up", well, they weren't kidding. My wife and I are the happiest parents and we are so gratefully to have such a wonderful, beautiful, and healthy daughter. So about me. I left Uber in the beginning of November 2018 and moved to Twitch, which is a…

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We are Expecting!


That's right! My wife and I are expecting our very first child. I cannot express how happy I really am to finally be able to live my dream of being a father. I get to see my child be born, watching them grow, and teaching them all I can do be an adult. My wife is only at 10 weeks at this time, so determining the gender will have to wait. We are already looking at decorations, colors, toys, cribs, car seats... you name it. I may sound like an expecting mother, but I am so happy to be looking at baby-related items. I've been waiting for this moment for quite some time and we have been waiting for just…

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Bringing Back an Old Hobby


As you may know, I enjoy playing the drums. Chances are, if you've only known me for a few years, you probably never noticed I played them or had any interest in them. Well, that's because I didn't have a set to play with. Back when I was in high school and some college, I played the drums as a hobby. I still have yet to learn to read music, but I think I do pretty well with playing the drums anyway. I've always had an interest in playing them, even tapping on random things every day. When I was 18 years old, I finally bought my own acoustic drum set and played in a small garage band with some…

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Promotion and House Closure


It's been a few weeks since I've posted anything. Wanted to give an update that on Friday, August 4th, I got news that I've been promoted to the next position at Uber. I am now a Systems Engineer II on the Corp Site Reliability Engineering team. This is my 2 years and 2 months at Uber and can't be happier. It's been quite the journey and every day is an adventure. Something that I am so ecstatic about. I would like to thank everyone for all of the support you've given me throughout the years. I wouldn't have done it without you. Today, the third house we put an offer on has closed. My wife and I are now homeowners,…

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We Bought a House!


I never thought I'd be saying this at 30 years old in the San Francisco Bay area, but I bought a house with my wife. It wasn't too hard, but there are a lot of things I've learned and I now see the stress that occurs when trying to buy. On July 3rd, 2017, we put an offer on our first house. It was a 4 bedroom, 2.5 bath house with a hot tub in the backyard. We fell in love with it, so it was something we had to put an offer on. This was the first time I ever put an offer on a house, so doing it was scary, knowing how much the houses are in…

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