I was informed that my language skills and technical prowess were requested for a business trip to China. It was my first time to China and I was excited at the prospect. While there isn’t much that I did outside of work, we did eat delightful food the nights we were there with some sightseeing […]Read more "First time in Shanghai"
The first time I heard about Knight’s steakhouse was from a friend who treated himself after a particularly long night of research. Kevin suggested treating me to a dinner at Knight’s in Ann Arbor last year for my birthday. I declined. We recently decided to go get dinner one night, and he suggested steak. I […]Read more "Knight’s Steakhouse"
Every year, since I’ve met Jimmy, I visit him for his birthday. It was a lot easier when he lived 2 floors below me; these days, I drive (usually with company) 7 hours to Indiana to celebrate. This year LaDante and LaTonya accompanied me.Read more "Semi-Annual Visit to Indiana"
2017 is the Year of the Fire Rooster. January 28th, 2017 marks the Lunar New Year. It’s a very important holiday in Chinese culture and I feel like I actually know very little about it. Friday I headed to my parent’s house to celebrate with family. During dinner I learned a few things about why certain foods are served at dinner during New Year’s and some other cultural history. For instance, the reason we eat Tofu (豆腐) is because it sounds similar to 多福.Which means more luck. I need to start writing some of this knowledge down or I may forget, oh wait, that’s this.Read more "Chinese New Year – Year of the Rooster"
Living in the metro Detroit area, the second half of January always signifies the coming of the auto show. I’m not a very big car guy, but recently I’ve been going to see all the new models. More recently it’s because I am in need of a new vehicle and NAIAS is basically a giant car dealership. Ravi was free on Friday so he accompanied me on my vehicular viewing.Read more "2017 North American International Auto Show"
It definitely feels like it’s been a while since we’ve ventured out of Michigan. So John’s invite to come visit him was a nice chance to explore a city I always pass through but never stop in. This trip served as John’s housewarming party…one year after he moved down to Cincinnati. We got in around […]Read more "A visit to Cincinnati: The City of of Seven Hills"
I think everyone can agree 2016 has been a shitty year. It has been relentless, and even in the last few days it has caused a lot of sorrow. But mankind perseveres, and despite all the heartbreak we chose to focus on the good, celebrate, and try to make the best of a lousy year. I […]Read more "2017 is here"