Category Archives for Life

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Note: I recently created a personal website/blog where I will start posting these annual reflection and goal-setting posts as well as thoughts on tech. Check it out at! 2018 was an incredible year. Certainly not the easiest but when … Continue reading

10. February 2019 by Earl
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Hello, World! I always look forward to writing these annual reflection and goal-setting posts, and it will be nice to look back and hopefully be able to see progress through the years. I find these posts to be helpful in … Continue reading

27. January 2018 by Earl
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2016 was a tumultuous year for the world, with Brexit and Trump’s rise to the presidency erupting a new normal, but amidst the chaos, 2016 turned out to be both exciting and calming for me. I grew to love DC, … Continue reading

25. February 2017 by Earl
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Growth Feedback Framework

I recently published a post on Medium about feedback culture. Specifically, I applied the Growth Mindset to feedback to help organizations address feedback problems. Here’s a preview: Let’s face it, it’s hard to give feedback that matters. Feedback that matters … Continue reading

21. August 2016 by Earl
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2015: What if it’s a gift?

A young teen opens up his Christmas presents to find an Xbox One. It’s a huge upgrade from the hand-me-down PlayStation 2 he used to play as a kid. He loves it and immediately becomes addicted to Halo 5, playing … Continue reading

10. January 2016 by Earl
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Outcome Independence

While drive to fulfill a certain desire helps us accomplish our goals, it can also create an unhealthy mindset. You become emotionally dependent on these desires, and setbacks or failures negatively affect other aspects of your life. Continue reading

21. March 2015 by Earl
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2014: Habits I Plan to Keep and Acquire

Will Durant once said, while paraphrasing Aristotle, “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” In the spirit of excellent habits, here are some habits I plan to keep or acquire in 2015. Continue reading

09. January 2015 by Earl
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2013: Strangers, Money, & Opportunity

I learned two things in 2013 that have made me a happier person. Read on to find out. Continue reading

01. January 2014 by Earl
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Raku and Dolcezza Artisanal Gelato

Raku’s dinner menu spans over 15 sections, from First Flavors to California Lineups. Among the many options are intriguing dishes such as ‘Seoul’ Train Roll and Chinese Five Spiced Duck Breast. Without doubt, Raku is not suited for the indecisive, and it is menus like this that makes me want to pursue a part-time role as a paid food writer, just so I could order everything that fancies my mind. Continue reading

20. August 2013 by Earl
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Google Chrome Academy 2013

Last week, I attended a program called Google Chrome Academy, and it was one of the most memorable weeks I’ve enjoyed in my life. Chrome Academy is a weeklong camp at Google’s main campus in Mountain View, CA, where rising sophomores and juniors learn about web technologies, such as AngularJS and Polymer, and build their own web apps for a culminating presentation Continue reading

27. June 2013 by Earl
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