My 2015

I just want to take a break from writing about technical posts to just talk about myself a little bit. I’m inspired by Scott Muc’s post about his 2015 Resolutions. Before getting into 2015 I want to take a step back and review my 2014

My 2014

  • I got the opportunity to work in Turkey as part of my consulting job with ThoughtWorks. I can count Turkey to be my 6th country I have lived and worked in. I used to work and live in Thailand, China, India, United Kingdom, Germany, Turkey.
  • Learned C#. C# is the first language I learnt at school when Windows Form was a big thing. I loved it but then the web took over and I felt in love with Java instead and never look back. The project in Turkey is C# so I got to relearn that again and I can say that I like it more than Java now. The language is nicer and more functional. I can do more stuff with less code.
  • Moved to the US.

My 2015

Move to the US and join Fusion

I decided to join Fusion and left my glamorous consulting job. Partly because of the city. I felt in love with New York City when I was there in 2013 for a conference and I thought it would be nice to live here. When the opportunity came I took it immediately. Now two months passed by and I still love the city and my job. Much to explore and lots of places to travel in the US. Fusion is also the first place I get to know what’s like to work remotely. I absolutely love it. I get to be anywhere and also do what I love which is coding. I will write another post about remote collaboration later. Fusion is a media company which is a new field that I haven’t explored before.

Join Kollaboration

I join Kollaboration New York as a Technical Director because of my roommate Tanner Chung. Kollaboration is a non-profit organization that help and promote Asian American artists through entertainment. In this organization, I get to learn what’s like to be Asian American. I’m asian myself but I was born in Asia. So, I didn’t know the problems a lot of asian people living abroad having.

What I want to do in 2015

Learn to invest

Who doesn’t want to have money? I’m going to learn how to invest my saving and will keep posting the results.

Travel across America

When I was living in Europe, you can get to a lot of countries in just 2-3 hours but in America everywhere is so big and South American has always been my dream location.

Learn Spanish

My previous goal leads to this goal. I speak Thai, English and Mandarin. I learnt German before but didn’t really get anywhere. This year I’m going to learn Spanish and make it my fourth language. I love languages and it’s fun to talk to the locals and amazed them with their language.

Run a marathon

My friend Rajveer and Srini inspire me to running. I’m a chubby guy and I really want to get into shape. Running a marathon takes a lot out of you mentally and physically. I thought if I could do it at least for once, I’d accomplish something.

Summary

I started off 2015 pretty good. I went to India for my friend’s wedding in Rajasthan. I went to US west coast to experience super cold whether. I learned PHP and WordPress and improved my JavaScript skills which I will continue doing that.

Feb 5th, 2015

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