Say goodbye to your actual college life and hello to AMAZING, LUXURIOUS COMFORT. I remember those daysOkin said:Whoow got a nice ass apartment for the next 3 years! Moving in after this summer, gonna be heaven after living in this shitty dorm room. God, it's been so long since I've had my own bathroom, I could cry. Going to make college a lot easier.
Instead of moving to the west coast, I moved to the extreme east coast (Maryland), and we did end up having a son (Kagan), so that worked out. I also did get out of print journalism, and am now doing sort of a hybrid copywriting/trend reporting that pays quite a bit better than any job I've had heretofore.Walter said:Well, my wife and I will be moving within the next two years, so I suppose one of my long-term goals is to find a new place to live. More specifically, we need to decide WHERE in the U.S. (or elsewhere) we should settle down and ultimately raise kids. I also have to make a difficult decision in the near future -- whether to abandon my short-lived career as a journalist. The writing is on the wall for the future of this industry, and I don't need to be a weatherman to know which way the wind blows.
Still hasn't happened yet! But we did launch the podcast since then. And that thing makes... negative money. Shit.If only I could be legitimately paid to chronicle Berserk and administrate the forum ...
I have a lot of new material for this, just haven't found the time or willpower to do anything with it. Doing the enc justice would take a lot more work.Short-term goals include updating the Berserk Encyclopedia
Didn't happened but I did play a lot more beginning Feb 2013 to present. Was part of a tournament in Oct-Nov with players from Bloomberg, Google, Neilsen thanks to DirectDK.IncantatioN said:Join the Table Tennis club (.....soon*cough*)
I did make a quick trip in Feb-March 2011. Unfortunately I haven't been able to go and visit my family since then. Both Mum and Dad have come visited me instead for a short bursts of 5 weeks each, my Mum was here last month.Save up enough money for a short 2 week visit back home (somehow I think this's going to be a challenge considering how I dropped about 200,000 Yen on AOW last night *twiddles fingers*)
Goddamnit. This never happened but I'm in the middle of asking a friend if he could spare some time to teach me cos we both like certain style of 'Djent' bands and I want to learn how to play that, not the noodley kind.Practice practice practice till my fingers ache and I can put out a demo release (.....prolly giving myself 2 years time for it, that's what I said in late 09 though )
I need to give my professional career a big push and there are three tough choices I'd have to make. One that I go to Law school (part-time) which'll take years and put me in eternal debt which could be hard if I'm to marry-have a kid-etc. The other is I completely switch my field of work and start from scratch which would be tricky given the worker's status that I'm currently in. Third being I leave the US and get into corporate back home. With the way America's Immigration system works at the moment, it'll take me another 10-15 years before I get a Green Card, which means I'd have to stick with 1 employer throughout this time and limits my chances professionally speaking.A couple more ... it'll come to me.
Those are both great goals, stalking Miura sounds as fun as it is illegal! I'd love to meet him some day as well though, I hope he comes to the US for a convention of some sort, but he's not the type to do that sort of thing.puella said:I wanted to have a pool in my garden back then but now I want to have some wild animals like toads, hedgehogs, lizards... along with a small waterway. The good thing is that I've built my career relatively well. For now, my goal is to be healthy.
The one thing that hasn't changed for the past 13 years is my passion for Berserk. And I still keep that hope of seeing Miura some day. Maybe I'll go to Japan and lurk around Hakusensha's building everyday until he shows up!
I can't believe CnC still holds a spot.Dar Klink said:and getting my post count per day back up to at least 1 while stealing Grail and CnC's spot on the "most time online" list in the stats page.
Okaaayyy, let's see here:yota821 said:Short term:
Get my first and second degree black belts within the next 2-3 years. That should give me plenty of experience (as well as personal confidence and skill) to possibly open my own studio. I'm still kinda taking the situation as it goes, so it's still pretty vague.
Get more experience at my currrent workplace; the engine component I'm working on (EGR coolers for diesel engines) have a long future in the industry, especially as the EPA brings even more strict emission requirements. The more knowledge I gain now, the more it will benefit me down the road.
Finding a place to share with some friends so we can split the rent, but even this plan might fall through since one of them is sorta on the fence. This is more of an optional one, I guess
Getting a new car; my mustang already has more than 100K miles on it, and I can just see the maintenance bills coming in.
Get a decent home, most likely in the suburbs somewhere. Not planning on getting married, so I'll (hopefully) have plenty of space for all my junk.
Another thing is to just get out the automotive industry. Now, looking at one of my short term goals above that may seem counterintuitive, but actually my field is mostly related to heat transer between dynamic fluids and material properties, and I can imagine many places not related to automotive stuff that may be impressed enough by my resume.
Get a Masters degree. This is probably optional, depending on how my job situation goes.
Well, I graduated from UCLA, and then never left and have a job with benefits and retirement and everything, like a real boy. Plus, I got married. So next on the agenda is prolonging death (continuous), kids, the aforementioned retirement, and then dying anyway. I think that pretty much covers it.Griffith said:Well, I guess I'll be moving to Westwood and attending UCLA in the fall.