Some thoughts on 2018

The year is almost over and it’s a good time to be reflective of what has happened this year, where I went, and just how I feel about it. 

First of all, I got married in 2018!! 👫


I recently came back from Portland and I decided to jot down some places I visited in all of 2018.

Places I went to this year:

  • New York City
  • Las Vegas
  • Arizona (couple of small cities)
  • LA (SoCal area)
  • Portland

It seems like I went more places this year but I guess not. Weird because I felt like I took off time here and there that was for traveling but I guess not so much. 

Learning & projects

I’ve had a good time with learning new things this year. I decided to learn some more Vue.js and Node.js fundamentals. Learning node.js was actually more enjoyable because I could put together a whole “web app” after setting up a basic Express server.

I also started working on Bookends and I’m trying to spend more time working on it but the past few months have been unexpectedly busy which is not bad but it leaves little time for me to work on things at home.

For 2019, I want to continue learning new things. Hopefully, I’ll look into things like Ruby and Go, now that Weebly is part of Square.


Samson is a year and a half now. He’s super cute. Heisenberg is very cute still.

Me & Samson


I wanted to post my top songs of 2018:

A surprise but others are not so surprising. 

My top personal favorites:

  1. Raoui by Souad Massi
  2. Vienna by Matt Costa
  3. DNA. by Kendrick Lamar
  4. Malembe-Malembe by Bonga
  5. Kerala by Bonobo

I liked those because I was obsessed with each one for awhile at some point in the year.