“Retired” at 30. What Now?

Photo from our trip to Hawaii, Feb 2018.

As we finished breakfast today, George asked me:

“What do you want to do today?”

Exactly a month ago, I officially resigned from my position at a Silicon Valley company to “retire”…


Chasing the sun

Ocean sunsets can be spectacular. Ocean sunrises, while usually a bit more subdued, are at the very least an inspirational way to greet the morning.

But how often can you see both in one day?

We decided to give it…


The Sands of Time

The Russians have taken the beach. The Japanese, apparently, ceded control peacefully sometime in the night.

Gone are the formal Japanese wedding parties. Gone are the couples posing in front of the sea, with coconut trees providing a handy frame…


Under the Sea

Hawaiian Green Sea Turtle swimming in the lagoon with us.

The previous day, we had the pleasure of making the acquaintance of two Hawaiian Green Sea Turtles. I even caught one on camera up close. Now we were back with…


I think we can all relate to some degree and logically so.

I think we can all relate to some degree and logically so. By definition, most things, people, places are average.

As to why people rave about average things, it’s probably a combination of personal taste and the experiences that color…


Perhaps you’re conflating the hustler and the workaholic.

Perhaps you’re conflating the hustler and the workaholic. The hustle is about being resourceful and advancing your business efficiently. Not keeping busy till you drop. Overworking is not efficient. I agree with the sentiment but not the terminology :)


Gravity Can Wait

I’m staring at white, yellow and black fish swimming nonchalantly in the clear turquoise water, just a few inches from my nose. I’m lying face-down on my newly conquered island with my head hanging over the edge. As the floating…


Hawaiian Thunderstorm

The happiest-looking storm you’ll ever see

As soon as we booked our flights, it dawned on us that we hadn’t checked the weather forecast for O’ahu. Naturally, the prediction was a full week of thunderstorms. We shrugged it off and…


The making of my tribute to Chester Bennington

Or ideas on how to make a cover song your own.


There are many types of covers. Some sound just like the originals, some sound nothing like it. I absolutely love cover songs that are somewhere in between. It…


Trains, trams, boats and butterflies

We were lost. And trapped. Maps — physical and via phone — were of little use. But this was no time to panic. We put our survival skills to good use. (Sherry spent her summers as a Scout and I…