Being part of Puerto Rico's current exodus

Being part of Puerto Rico's current exodus

Last month, CNN published an article regarding a sizable increase in Puerto Ricans migrating towards the United States. This was in response to the island's Institute of Statistics publishing a press release indicating a record number of the population emigrated from Puerto Rico in 2014. These news always catch my

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Do what you must, do all you can

Do what you must, do all you can

I've recently been going to a few tech-related meetups, which is something I've been trying to do more often since I moved to Japan. It's a great way to meet new people, hear interesting talks and conversations, and - in my case - just gives you a chance to get

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Being half a day ahead while working in Japan

Being half a day ahead while working in Japan

I've been living in Osaka, Japan, for a few months now. Moving to a foreign country is a huge step, but it's been a smooth transition, thanks to my wife helping me every step of the way. But that's mostly regarding my personal life. Having to deal with the changes

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My One and Only Goal for 2016

My One and Only Goal for 2016

In the beginning of last year, I decided to publicly state my goals for 2015. I thought it would be a fun thing to do and would give me a chance to reflect on how the year went by. Now that the new year is already upon us, I went

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Sayonara, San Francisco

Sayonara, San Francisco

I'm sitting in San Francisco International Airport, waiting for my flight to begin boarding soon. I have a one-way ticket to Osaka, Japan, which means I won't be coming back to San Francisco for the foreseeable future. I'm still processing how to feel about that, despite my outward calmness. Two

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Dealing with Craigslist and eBay

Dealing with Craigslist and eBay

I'm in the middle of preparing for a long-distance move (Berkeley, California to Osaka, Japan). Part of that preparation is deciding what I will be taking with me. In reality, the way I've been mostly thinking about it is what I will not be taking with me. That mindset came

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What I disliked about freelancing

What I disliked about freelancing

As I return back to the world of full-time employment after leaving freelancing, I've been able to spend some time reflecting a bit on those months that I spent working on my own. I've also had many people ask me what was it about freelancing that made me leave that

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Leaving Freelancing

Leaving Freelancing

In October 2014, I made a decision to leave the job I was working at and get into freelancing full time. Before leaving, I tried my hand at interviewing at other companies but was unsuccessful for the most part. So I decided to take the plunge and try working for

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