• Basketball,  Chapters

    The Cougars win a game

    Its been a rough first season with the Cougars in my first basketball league. We’ve gone 0-7 before this past week’s game against Mixed Plate (not the same as my LVI team) and it was good to leave on a good note. The team is half returning players and half new players so i figured that this season was a getting to know each other’s game. League play is so much more different from pick-up basketball with every possession played super intense and each shot so important. Each half is only 20 minutes but after the game I feel more worn down than two hours my Monday night Narbonne games. Every loose…

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    Singapore Sidetrip

    With so much uncertainty with floods that are affecting Thailand, the one part of the trip that i knew that i could deal with was our side trip to Singapore. While i can wait on booking our island escape to Phuket until we actually reach Thailand, i didn’t see any benefit of waiting on booking flights and hotels to the city state of Singapore. After much research on hotels.com cross referenced with reviews from traveladvisor.com it became apparent that it was going to be the expensive part of our vacation. Rooms of at least 3/4 star ratings average around $150 and anything slightly nicer will be well above $200. So instead even though…

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    Say Uncle

    Saturday afternoon the Wangs celebrated Noah’s 4th birthday that was full of Angry Birds. I happened to know this, so when i was at the mall buying him some birthday socks (which i’m going to be doing from now on for everyone) i found a mini black angry bird which i added to his Nordstroms bag of socks (also another permanent gift giving tradition). Considering that i’m going to be a real uncle next year, i figured it was time to really put in some times with the rug rats and since most of my friends have one or two it was a good introduction to dealing with a bunch…