I am sitting at a giant table made by my brother and Dad while writing this. We have so many friends and family coming for Turkey Day that they decided to make a giant table. It is the first time in years I am at home for the holidays and most of the family, minus one brother is coming (he will join for Christmas), and it will be memorable.
Over the years I tended to just visit family during business trips but lately I haven’t needed to travel so I decided this year we would make the trip. Having kids myself now makes it more important to all get together and experience some holiday time. For me, this is the best time to enjoy the states. All the commercialism aside, the festive season is enjoyable when all your family is around.
I know not everyone enjoys the season and it is a very personal time. I hope anyone out there not enjoying the festive season has a friend or two to reach out and bond with. I am very thankful I am surrounded by family and friends. This is what it is all about.
Take care and enjoy the day.
I need to write more – both for myself and for myself.
November looks to be another good month even though I have not written about the last week or so. I have been in transit to America with two small kids. Takes days to recover. I am now in the secluded mountains of Alta, CA – enjoying the cold, the scenery and the slow internet. Stuns me how bad internet connectivity is – my parents pay the same as I do in Singapore for 2.5mbps line but I get 300mbps – soon upgraded to 600mbps. Shows you what happens when big telco controls the Internet.
Anyways. I just the new Desk blogging app for the Mac since I still write more on my laptop than I do on iOS – hoping this helps me to write more.
We shall see.
Back to my box of Twinkies for now…
In LA for a few days. Hanging in the hotel cafe having a coffee and trying to stay awake. Of course every freaking TV has the piece of shit NFL on which is loud and annoying enough to probably help keep me awake.
I always find it comical to land and deal with immigration. Was surprised to see the computer kiosks for residents in place but what is comical is it just seems to add and extra step versus cutting down on time or process. First the kiosk but of course it seems you still fill out the dumb form on the plane. Why have both? Then the kiosk prints something and you wait to see an officer. He takes the paper from the plane and gives you back the receipt from the kiosk. Then go grab your bag. Talk to another officer to get out of that room. Then another line with another officer checking to see if they need to scan your shit. Seems I was not flagged for secondary this trip and sailed through but still comical there are so many checkpoints and that the computer part of it doesn’t seem to actually speed anything up.
Well the sun is shining, I have email to do, BigAssMeeting prep and some dinner to hunt down.