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Birthday week in photos

March 19th, 2017

I have to admit I’ve been distracted from blogging lately. Every time I sit down to write something, I end up doing something else, like reading manga, editing photos, or playing Breath of the Wild… lots and lots of Breath of the Wild… Ok fine, it’s pretty much all Breath of the Wild.

This past week was a birthday week, which included my birthday and a few coworkers’. To sum it up, I’ve decided to do a photo spam instead! These are quick photos from my phone or compact camera (except for the cosplay ones at the end).

Birthday feast, part one: the day before my birthday (which is on the 13th), my husband and I went back to an izakaya-style restaurant that opened up recently. We liked it the first time and wanted to try more from the menu.

Sashimi with avocado and grapefruit

Duck breast with orange sauce

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Recap: February 2017

March 1st, 2017

February was both a stressful and productive month, which consisted of a few late work days due to emergency hotfixes. (Yay for being able to work from home and do a production deploy from my couch.) On the bright side, my teams released with a few large features, so it was great to see everyone’s hard work out there. I also took one of my teams out for a team outing, and that was a good stress reliever!

And of course, February is known for Valentine’s Day. This year I baked heart-shaped mint chocolate chip cookies for my coworkers, and I bought heart macarons for me and my husband from our favorite bakery :) We also bought some marbled beef rib, which my husband cooked into gyudon (beef rice bowl). Aahh, we love donburi (rice bowls) so much.

I’ve been productive with my hobbies too. On the photography side, I finished post processing my last photoshoot from a recent Anime convention, which was a Code Geass one:

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Recap: January 2017

February 1st, 2017

January was a month of getting back into the work routine, post processing a ton of photos, and trying not to play Diablo 3 too much. In the past, I haven’t been consistent in summing up my month, but since I’m trying out monthly goals, it seems like a good idea to do!

Usually after the holidays, I can ease back into my work. This time I didn’t have that leisure and was immediately put on a major project that has hard deadlines. On top of that, I’ve had to figure out some team transitions. I transitioned my team of designers to a different manager (one who is actually a UX/design person), and I picked up a second team of developers instead. It’s been very busy!

Other than work, I’ve gotten back into running. Texas often doesn’t understand what “winter” is, so we’ve been having a lot of spring-like weather. I’m taking advantage of that by running outside more, and it especially feels good after work. Then I spend the night watching shows, playing games, and working on photos. Recently, I’ve been watching One Piece, Psycho Pass 2, and Voltron season 2 – the last of which I finished fairly quickly. I like how Netflix releases all episodes at once, but the downside is that some people bing it in a day or two and then post spoilers online. It makes me feel like I have to rush through them =/ (Why do people feel the need to post spoilers so soon???)

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