Cruise Control

Posted on: Friday, June 26, 2015

I woke up way early today at 4am for a flight to Dallas to visit my family.  This flight with Southwest is extremely cold, and evidently I’m not wearing enough clothes this time.  I know that it will be so hot in Texas.   The airport lines at Oakland intl was like JFK this morning, luckily I was early by accident.  Perhaps it was a combination of things: Father’s day weekend, the Golden State Warriors just won their the final, increased security, and it’s summer vacation time.  I wish I was taking a real vacation too.  Somewhere sunny with a breeze and quiet.

I have been busy every minute of everyday so I haven’t had much time to sit down for some quiet time.  Even during my short road trips to Big Sur and Tahoe seemed to fly by way fast, thank goodness for cruise control.  That’s what my life’s been feeling like flying by on cruise control.  I still have not finished booking the rest of our itinerary for Thailand, yikes…that is coming soon huh.  I still don’t have my return ticket back to the US since I was supposed to go to Mount Everest after, but I’m still undecided at the moment.

The worse news ever for me this month was getting attacked by bugs in Dallas, I have over 100 bites on my body.  Notes to anyone visiting Texas, put on all the extra strenght bug spray you can find.   That city has been growing rapidly, and has changed quite a bit since I left 5 years ago.  But I think I will buy plane tickets for my family to visit me in California instead.  I’m a bit traumatized by this last visit.

Here are some photos of nice backdrops recently.

Shot by Pawell Sarota with Contax 645 www.srt-studio.com

Shot by Pawell Sarota with Contax 645
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Shot by Pawell Sarota with Nikon www.srt-studio.com

Shot by Pawell Sarota with Nikon
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Shot by Pawell Sarota with Nikon www.srt-studio.com

Shot by Pawell Sarota with Nikon
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View in Tahoe

View in Tahoe shot with Samsung S5

View in Tahoe

View in Tahoe shot with Samsung S5

Dallas, TX

Dallas, TX shot by Michelle N.

Workout update

Posted on: Tuesday, May 19, 2015

It’s been awhile since I updated my workout routine.  I was pretty thrilled when I decided to train to hike Mount Everest, but with everything that’s going on right now in Nepal my team and I are waiting to decide if we will still go in October.  We were so close to going this past April since that was the other window of good climate there.

I still cook and eat pretty healthy at home, it’s when I’m out with friends that gets out of control lol.  I’ve been following Arnold’s Blueprint which I think he only wants to make my shoulders huge because that’s a lot of shoulders workout!  I’ve been lifting more than cardio, summer is coming up so I should try to do more cardio.  But wait, it’s never really summer here in the Bay.  I’m always cold!  Well, just in case I accidentally end up at any beach or pool I shouldn’t scare people lol.

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