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My First email from Mom

Today, I got my first ever email from my Mom.  :)  It’s pretty amazing.  My dad set mom up with a Macbook pro with chinese hand writing ability.  So now she is on the internet sending emails in Chinese :).

I just love technology!!!

Weekend / Monthly Update with Min-Hsao Chen

So it has been a very long time since I wrote in my blog and since I am in the middle of my craziness at work on a Sunday, what better time to write a little bit about what have been going on so I won’t forget all the little things.

So Let’s start from now and go back to where we last left off…

Today.. I am working in the office today… overwhelmed with 2 major projects. Oh and I also receive my new glasses… which is incredibly fast.  I ordered them on line on 05/20/2010.  Which means I got them in 2 days!!!!! oh and it was only 15 dollars with lens and coatings and all!!! Coastalcontacts.com baby!!!

I may post a picture later if I have time.

Yesterday (05/22/2010), we spend an entire day looking for carpets and paint colors…. why? well… look below… :)

This past Friday (05/21/2010), I was suppose to be a home owner, however, the stupid lender decide not to fund in the last minute and then decided that they made a mistake and will be funding me.  So I will be closing on Monday!!! Oh … I guess I will be a home owner soon!!! yeah!!!

This past Friday was bike to work day, and I biked to work going my fastest getting to work for an 8AM meeting.  54minutes from my townhome to my office!!! just short of 14mile/hour average time.  I am getting stronger.  In the afternoon, I took on the challenge of 8th Ave NE going south bound.  Yes, it was a super step hill and on top of that it was pouring !!!!  I was soaked!!!

Wednesday, my folks arrived in Seattle.

Monday, I biked to work with my new bike seat… I felt the comfort and more power!!!

2 weeks ago… I was back in NYC for my second trip for my project.

about a month ago… oh I signed contract for a new house. :)

So did I miss anything?

3 years in Seattle!!!!

I was reminded that today is my 3 year anniversary with Sparling, my current company.   It is hard to believe that 3 years ago I moved from the little town called Ephrata to Seattle.  It was 3 years ago that I started my life in Seattle.  So many things have changed since that time and more changes are coming … stay tuned!!!

Google Voice Turns 1

It’s pretty interesting…  Just recently I figured out how to use google voice and my old packet 8 ATA to get free phone service within US and today I found out that Google Voice turns 1.

Happy Birthday Google Voice!!!

http://lifehacker.com/5491684/google-voice-turns-one-heres-how-to-get-the-most-from-it?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+lifehacker%2Ffull+%28Lifehacker%29

Happy Chinese New Year!!!

Yesterday I had a dumpling making party :). Happy Chinese New Years Everyone!!

ISU Alumni

Woo hoo, after exciting graduation, I am now a Master of Science in Information Assurance. Yeah!!!

Few comments about my masters graduation. I am very excited and nervous about my graduation it was interesting. During the pre-graduation reception, the engineering college offer us a one minute speech time…. yes and my most memorable experience in Iowa State is being signaled off the stage for talking over my one minute time … it was actually very funny :)

The graduation was good, however, after seeing all the cool gowns of the PhD students, it really makes me want to get a PhD just for that :) Oh maybe in another 10 years.

Speaking of 10 years, I graduated from Auburn in 1999 for my Bachelors. In 10 years, I finally got my Masters. Thanks for everyone that supported me, especially my parents for encouraging me to get a Masters degree. Thanks Mom and Dad.

Also can you believe it … I actually accidentally meet couple of my classmate during graduation. yes… my classmates were all online classmates. I also met another guy, who also took exactly 10 years to get his Masters. Both of his graduation was on the same day Dec. 18 1999 and 2009. Cool huh?