Saturday, October 22, 2011
Today I just realised the importance of having a good team.
I would rather work with my friends over strangers anytime.
It's strange how one meeting/discussion can change everything. All thanks to my phone batt almost dying and I need to use the GPS to drive back home =DD
I was this close to quitting the team of Rainmakers. What was supposed to be a fun project was treated as work which just makes it all the more tiring.
You just gotta love what you do. And most importantly, you gotta love your team members too. =)
In my 2 months here, I feel that the way silicon valley works is that people here invest in other people. Which is why y-combinator scrutinizes team member before investing in them. All in all, learning about terms like vested interest, dilution, the story of how facebook founder mark zuckerberg changed the startup world in terms of the amount of power investors hold over the startup as well as how one of the bigger Venture capitalist have and cannot invest in facebook as told in kah hong's words is really interesting.
I love hearing stories of how entrepreneurs start their own business =)) I am now more motivated than ever after the downside the past few days. =)
Maybe I should start blogging about the experiences I have learnt and share with the world =D
Saturday, October 8, 2011
An empty house tonight. I am giving up.
I feel like I am fighting a losing battle.
Monday, October 3, 2011 Running on adrenaline sucks.
Today was way too exciting for my liking. Feels like I have been running on adrenaline the entire day and it is kinda giving me a headache. =(
Started the day off with October Feast in San Francisco. Drove one hour there. Honestly, I don't think that paying $12.50 justifies for the entrance ticket. There were any complimentary german beer/food that came with it. >=( Luckily I paid the student price for it. I would feel even more cheated if I paid like $65 for it. =( German food was expensive inside and the atmosphere wasn't there. Having been to one of Germany famous beer pub before, today's Octoberfeast can't even be compared to the general countryside atmosphere in Germany.
A waste of money.
Other than that, the rest of the day was just a rollarcoaster ride of getting stuck in the middle of the traffic because I went past the red light, having a close shave encounter with the cops because of that, nearly knocking down pedestrians in that one incident, and then followed by the numerous almost-sliding-down-the-slope-backwards because my engine died in the middle and I had to pull hand brake/my engine had no power to bring us up the slope. =( Ended the day off with a burning smell from my car! >=( Luckily and hopefully it is just me over using the clutch pedal because I was in the half clutch mode way too often. =XX
I HATE san francisco streets and slopes. How they have stop signs all over the place.
On another note, now I know how it feels like to be taking for granted and to be baby sitting. Definitely not the way I would have loved to spend my weekend. =( I did take some nice pictures though. i am so glad that "Hui (not sure how to spell)" was there today as well.
Saturday night was more fun than I thought it would have been. the people I met at the party from CMU were really friendly =) Definitely people I would love to meet up with again =)
Saturday, October 1, 2011 I think my head is clearer now =)
Took a jog yesterday around my neighbourhood coz I was feeling wayyyy tooo fat ><
Was in a crazy mood yesterday. Getting lost in the dark was fantastic. Found the playground with a swing and a smaller one meant for adults a few streets down. walking down the dark streets with japanese music playing in the background was great.
I think I found myself yesterday.
But somehow, I keep losing myself whenever I start working =( Always feel like a rat on wheels running like crazy.
If there was anything I learnt, opportunities are good. But problems are even better. Being in a tough situation and meeting different kinds of people enables me to learn and grow.
Think I have been giving the wrong impression. Need to work on that.
Other than that, I know I made alot of stupid mistakes lately. But what is important is to how I react to it. And that, I will deal with tomorrow.
On a brighter note, starx pitching session tomorrow! =) I hope it is good and worth my 1 hour drive there.
- I need a real bed. =( My back hurts from wearing heels 5 days a week.
Monday, September 19, 2011
Friday, September 9, 2011 Personal Development
Sometimes, it's so surprising to find out the life story of someone. I never knew that the stories behind a guy at the age of 24 can be so amazing. =) Maturity. That's what comes with the expereience he has. I feel inspired already.
For now, I think I just need some time alone, to just enjoy and find out what I like and want from the NOC experience... Else, I think I will fall into depression soon. Been too ambitious recently. It's kind of my first job so I learnt quite a few things already within the past 1 and a half month. I need to learn some tai chi and take whatever I hear with a pinch of salt.
Personal development.. That's what it is like for me right now.. =) Will be rolling out the things I learn in my job in my other blog soon. =)
For this weekend, it will be a busy one. There are just so many events happening in the bay area that I have to pick and choose which ones to go. First up, I will be attending startup weekend in Mountain View. Gonna sit down and brainstorm some ideas for a business. A good oppotunity to find fellow founders as well as programmers. I need to get started! then I will be attending tech crunch disrupt in San Francisco. =) It's one of the largest event in the bay area. I think all the pitches will be pretty exciting. Pity I will be missing the tech crunch hackerton due to startup weekend.
The programmers here are world class from what I heard. =D
Saturday, August 27, 2011 What do I want to do?
Time flies! Seriously. It's already been a month since I have been in the US. And so far, all I have been doing is travelling. I feel like I haven't settled down yet. =(
I still need to buy a car, a chair, bolster..
My mind is all over the place.. =(
Focus Geraldine. What are you here for?
Which brings me to the question. Should I sacrifice the fishing trip (waking up at 4am tomorrow morning, pay $80 just to go out on a boat) or should I go and look for a car. I really need a car right now. Buttt... There is just so many things to do. so many events to attend. There is like a Japanese event tomorrow at san francisco as well. Not forgetting, my plans for surfing next week!
Do I want to feel like I have done nothing 5 months later? Or... should I just continue my way of life? =(
Sigh... I don't know what I want.