Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Tuesday, February 28, 2006

and so the Hippo departed ...

Posted by Hippo Bean at 6:59 PM Links to this post
This morning I saw a huge gorgeous rainbow on 85 and in the afternoon I found it again right above Moffett Field. I drove past the wind tunnel like I did so many mornings before but today my eyes lingered on it nostalgically. Next time I see it it would not be from inside the Base. It was an emotional day. When I turned in my NASA badge, it suddenly dawn on me this was it. Not until that moment, my leave seemed surreal. When I said goodbye to Cath, she was teary eyes. Heather sang 'tell me it isnt so' all morning and I just couldnt keep back my tears. Strange how after 9 years at Apple, I didnt cry when I left. I've grown to love the NAS bunch so much. And this was just a part-time job. I simply cant imagine my daily routine without Don's insults, without Lisa's goofiness, without Ryan's quick responses, without Heather's continuous saga of life mishaps, without Veronica's gentle voice. Stranger still how I didnt even want this internship a little over a year ago and it had turned out to be the best job I've ever had. I still remember how happy I felt when I drove home on the first Friday after starting the internship. I've completed my first job in PHP and felt so good about myself. A satisfaction I havent felt in a long long time. Ryan said today I've inspired him to fly web 2, yelling and screaming. He said without me Web DTS would still be in the dark ages. I told him it was because he gave me free reins and so I was able to explore and experiment and learn and grow. He really is an awesome guy. It really was an honor and a good fortune to be able to be part of this intelligent and fun group. I told Cath today every one of her staff is a jewel. If the rest of all my working life is bad, I'd be happy and content with having this one experience.

DTS ROCKS !!!!!

2005 was probably one of the best years in my life as I worked, learned much, and played even harder than ever, at NAS, taken Multimedia and design classes, and Flash'd all the way through the year, making new friends and getting into trouble. And 2005 brought Japan and Sicilia to my reality and Tomaso's family reunion in Sorrento, oh, Italia again! So much memories ...


And now, the closing of one chapter, and the beginning of another ...

Friday, February 17, 2006

Friday, February 17, 2006

So the kid was right

Posted by Hippo Bean at 6:35 PM Links to this post
Alex said love was like a drug addiction. And the kid was so right!

When Love is here, when you can communicate with it, hear it talking, Love is total ecstasy. When Love is gone and you can no longer talk to it, communicate with it, then Love is absolue agony. Gosh how I miss him, his voice, his words!

I dont want to leave NAS. I knew all along that some day I had to but when that day finally arrives, I'm shattered. Specially knowing where I'm going aint so cool! Why does life never offer something good forever or even would last a long long time? Why is fun so short? I'm not looking forward to the new job. But in life, you gotta do what you gotta do and it aint always what you want. In my case, it's never what I want. I'll try my darnest to make it fun, but I expect it would be difficult.

So soon it would be the end of a good chapter and the beginning of another ... I just want to hug something/someone warm and big and cry ...

Wednesday, February 01, 2006

Wednesday, February 01, 2006

Fire Dog brought delightful surprises - 2!!!

Posted by Hippo Bean at 8:48 PM Links to this post
Ah what can the Hippo say! New Year but so far it did not bring any good news. Still at NAS doing the same old same old. No prospect of a new job yet! However, the year of the dog brought not one but 2 delightful surprises. I've waited patiently and gave up as usual. And then bang! And I didnt even realized it was the Chinese New Year! Thank you Dog! And I'm happy! I think I'm gonna have a new friend but I'm not totally sure. He's rather strange and that's why I like him. New Taproot gig had started and just today I've installed the easyPHPCalendar and had some fun. Hope to do and learn more. Also finally got the online portfolio done and the Flash version almost done. On he school front, Web Design class is promising. I'm already learning about sketching and colors. Looked through so many websites I'm blind! Hopefully this is the year of RSS, Ajax, Ruby on Rails, and much more. Hopefully that job at Stanford would come through but I highly doubt it. Havent heard from them yet. It's really more of a sys admin than web development, but at this point I'd love to work there. Strange life is! 7 years ago I had the perfect opportunity and I turned it down. What would had been if I've accepted it? Would it mean no Vicinity, no clients, no layoff, no unemployment and therefore no Flash and no NASA and no Google and no There? But I made the choice. I'm not regretting it. As hard as it was/is. Karma!
 

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