Thanksgiving 2016

This year’s Thanksgiving was pretty eventful. Started with the turkey trot, then went to dinner with parents, and finished with a party on Saturday. Sarah was back in town, along with a lot of other people so we had a great get together. The morning of Thanksgiving, we headed to downtown Detroit to participate in […]

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Birthday Weekend 2016

There are few events that I celebrate more than my birthday. Starting in college I had two major parties: Cinco de Mayo and my Birthday. Since then my major events have evolved into a BBQ in the summer, my annual New Year’s Eve Eve party, and of course my Birthday. This year I had a […]

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Taiwan Trip 2016: Final Day

The last day of my Taiwan excursion was spent with Connie & Marissa’s family. We met up at the Songshan MRT station and headed towards Yangmingshan (陽明山) to eat at the Grass Mountain Chateau (草山行館). The weather was a bit inclement and it had just started drizzling, but I thought it was nice. The wind was […]

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Taiwan Trip 2016: Day Five

The fifth day was met with a languid atmosphere. After climbing Yangming Mountain (陽明山) we were pretty exhausted. Most of us slept until 10:30-11:00 AM. My calves were the main soreness I was experiencing. Other than that I felt pretty good. It was shaping up to be a pretty relaxed day and our primary one […]

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Taiwan Trip 2016: Day 4

Day four of our trip we were on our own again. We had planned on going hiking, and my aunts suggested going to Yangming Mountain (陽明山) and to climb the Qixing Mountain (七星山). We took the MRT then a bus to get to the Yangming Bus Station. We were pretty hungry, so we grabbed some […]

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Taipei, Taiwan Trip 2016: Day 3

My plan to post pictures in real-time faded quickly as our activities drained our energy. But here’s Day 3! We started off our day with a breakfast run at a 燒餅油條 place near my aunt’s apartment. I was here 10 years ago, and they are still around. Good to see that their business has been good […]

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Taipei, Taiwan Trip 2016: Day 2

Second day in Taiwan! My aunt met up with us and took us around the northern shore of Taiwan. We hit up Shimen Dong (石門洞), Guihou Fishing Harbor (龜吼漁港), Yeliu Geopark (野柳地質公園), and finished up at Keelung Night Market (廟口夜市). It was a jampacked day and hot as hell.  Today I only managed to take […]

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