2021 in review: Model making

Another one of my pandemic hobbies is model making. In 2021, I completed 14 models, all of which you can see on my Flickr. I also post most of them...

2021 in review: Launchable

On weekdays, except for cycling, I’m spending most of my waking hours working. I’m an early riser, I work from home, and my team is basically 8 hours behind me...

2021 in review: Cycling

I started riding in 2020 May but it was 2021 that I got really into it. In 2020 I used to ride about 35 miles / 50km a week, which...

2021 in review: Watercolor

I’ve been painting with watercolors since this summer. I fell from my bike, injured my ankle, and I couldn’t ride for about 6 weeks, so I had to find something...

Governance of open-source projects

One of my colleagues have tweeted about how open-source projects are individually unique and therefore individuals who seek to participate in such projects should focus on learning about their projects,...

Sea Otter Classic

I’ve participated in my first cycling event today. Really more of a big festival. It was such a nice clear autumn day.

Honda Gorilla 1:12

According to my wife, her late father used to drive this bike for commute in Tokyo. He was a chubby man, this is a tiny bike, so I try to...

Birthday status update

It’s wonderful that Facebook lets me hear words from my friends every once a year, especially in this 2nd year of the pandemic when I’m not seeing many people. So...

Bike trip across America, DONE!

Almost exactly one year after I started, I’ve finally completed my transcontinental virtual bike tour from San Jose, California to New York City, New York. 4723km ~= 2936miles. Quite a...

Rutherfurd Hall

I’m biking east along Interstate 80 and today I’m at Rutherfurd Hall in Allamuchy, New Jersey.

DuBois, PA

I’m biking east along Interstate 80 and today I’m in DuBois, Pennsylvania.


My colleague told me a while back that he watched Nomadland and he wondered what I’d think of the movie. Yesterday I finally had a chance to watch it.


I’m biking east along Interstate 80 and today I’ve just entered Ohio.

Lotus Super 7

My next build is Lotus Super 7. This was an “in-between” build; a kit that I bought without careful consideration, just so that I have something at hand to build....

Gary, IN

I’m biking east along Interstate 80 and today I left Illinois and entered Indiana.

Crossing Mississippi

I’m biking east along Interstate 80 and today I crossed the Mississippi river. This feels like a major milestone to me. Good bye, Iowa, hello, Illinois!


I’m doubling down on the painting part of the model making. This is the most fun part of the whole process for me.

Avoca, IA

I’m biking east along I-80 and today I’m in Avoca, Iowa, just because my ex-colleague at Sun Microsystems told me this is his home town.

Omaha, NE

I’m biking east along I-80 and today I’m crossing the Missouri river. Leaving Nebraska behind and entering Iowa, two states that I have never been to. It took me 35...


I continue to put together more models. Another pandemic coping mechanism of mine.

The Archway

I’m biking east along I-80 and today I went through the Archway. It looks like a bridge over I-80, and it sure draws attention.

Pony Express Museum

I’m biking east along I-80 and today I’m visiting Pony Express Station & Museum in Gothenburg, Nebraska. I travelled more than 80km this 3 day weekend, including one 48km trip,...


Overnight sleeper services are all but gone today in Japan, but it used to be a vital transportation mode.

Sidney, NE

I’m biking east along I-80 and today I’m in Sidney, Nebraska. Wikipedia says the city is named after a president of the Union Pacific Railroad.