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Online changes

December 10th, 2017

Well, I’m about to sound old, but I opened my very first website in 1999, and I’ve been making sites since. In the beginning, I was obsessed. I wanted to make as many as I could, and I went through a phase where I mostly focused on Anime sites and graphics sites.

Now I want to own fewer, and I’ve been slowly closing up sites I don’t want to update anymore. There were a few that I left in an “archived” state – no more updates, but I didn’t want to delete the content. However, with no updates and barely any visitors, I’m now wondering why I bother. So, these have been shut down:

  • NokoNoko – group gaming blog
  • Hachi Roku – Initial D fan site
  • Dark Abyss – Gasaraki fan site

Shattered Wings is now updated (also with a slight design change) with my active sites. Though it’s still a lot (currently 10), most of them don’t need frequent updates.

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Recap: October 2017

November 1st, 2017

October is one of my favorite months – part of it is because the weather gets cooler and the other part are events like our anniversary and Halloween. This past month can pretty much be divided into 5 major things!

Work User Conference

My company had our annual user conference early in October. Instead of hiring lots of event staff, they encourage employees to volunteer, and it’s a great way to meet the people who use our products. The past several years, I’ve helped out with photography, and I did it again this year along with two hired photographers.

Though not all of the photos have been posted yet, I’ve already recognized some of my photos being used in articles and social media. Some of my past photos were also used in slide decks for the conference. It always feels good to see my photos out there!


October 9th was our 6th wedding anniversary! Unfortunately, it fell right on my work’s user conference, so we couldn’t really celebrate that day. We went to a couple of our favorite restaurants before and after the conference days, so that sort of counted. I might still make a reservation to a nice restaurant to “officially” celebrate though. Better late than never, right? (Fun fact: October 29th is our dating anniversary, and it’s been 12 years since we’ve been together!)

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Seattle + OOTD #2

September 21st, 2017

My husband and I recently took a short trip to Seattle from the 15th to 18th! We went for a friend’s wedding and stayed a couple extra days to see other friends we haven’t seen in awhile. I’m not the best at keeping in touch, so I was glad they still wanted to meet up, even though we haven’t seen each other in 6 or 7 years.

The Sights

We’ve visited Seattle a couple times before, so we focused more on seeing people than sight-seeing this time around. We did have a bit of time to kill on Friday, so we hung out in Gas Works Park. It’s a park by the lake with a lovely view of the city across the water.

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