Posted in Uncategorized at 7:59 pm by Martin

Over the last few weeks I had two anniversaries to celebrate. The first was my 30th birthday where me and a couple of friends went to a really expensive restaurant in La Jolla called George’s at the Cove. Usually I don’t go to these kinds of exquisite places, but I thought “what the heck, it’s my 30th birthday after all”. Surprisingly, the food was actually really good and plentiful! Anyway, a lot of people have asked the oh-so-predictable question “Now that you’re 30, what has changed?”. Well, sorry to disappoint you, but nothing really. I still feel the same and am in no significant way wiser than I was a year ago.

The second anniversary that I can celebrate is my 1-year anniversary here in the US. I arrived in the US on October 9 a year ago. My first day at work was on Monday, October 16, and I still remember like it was yesterday. It was quite an exciting day. The first DVD I bought here in the US was at Frys (a huge electronic store here aka the store where “you simply have to buy something once you go in and you’re a guy”) and it was Kung Fu Hustle. Just in case you were wondering 😉

It’s been an exciting year. I did a bit of traveling (most notably to some of Utah’s national parks and the Grand Canyon) and I work at the best company I’ve ever worked at. But boy, did this year fly by quickly. I still remember when I was in Australia for 8 months and it seemed like a really long time. Maybe because I was still a student and had a lot of time to go exploring, traveling and just hanging out. Now that I’m working, time just passes by incredibly quickly and I spend most of it at work…ah well.