Archive from August - December 2010

Date: Dec 28th, 2010
Huge fire at Union City, right after Christmas. The blizzard made it difficult for rescue workers to get to the location and put out the fire. It burned probably for a good few hours before dying down.

Date: Dec 16th, 2010
Christmas Carol singing at Troy Towers!

Date: Nov 9th, 2010
Our 2nd official event with the Urban Assembly school this year, this time students visited our EMC office for a 3 hour tour. We had an opportunity to give these 9th grade students an understanding how a company functions, and what each of the departments does between sales, marketing, finance, HR and others. These kids are very bright and we had a very interactive session!

Date: Nov 9th, 2010
The Radio City Christmas Spectacular is an annual musical holiday stage show presented at Radio City Music Hall in New York City. The show features over 140 performers, lavish sets and costumes and an original musical score. The star performers are the women's precision dance troupe known as the Rockettes.

Date: Nov 4th, 2010
Kickoff event for our annual mentoring program. Our NY office partners with the Urban Assembly School of Wild life Conservation in the Bronx, where we share activities and active communications between the mentors and mentees. This is the 3rd year for me to participate in the program. I look forward to a fun and exciting school year!

Date: Oct 6th, 2010
Went to Istanbul last week to host our EMC Banking Summit for the Middle East region. I was the presenter for two sessions and also moderated during the event. Lots of good opportunities in this extremely fast growing region. Had some fun too!

Date: Sept 25th, 2010
House hunting in Atlanta. Want to invest in another property and looked at a few units in Alpharetta, Johns Creek, and others. This one in Johns Creek seems to be a good choice: very decent size, 4 bedrooms, upgraded kitchen, large living room, and fixed up backyard. Think I'm going to take it! =)

Date: Sept 21st, 2010
Ex-Documentum Happy hour gathering, at The Frying Pan. It's a pretty cool place along the side of the Hudson River, happens to overlook directly at my home building. The weather was beautiful though it got a bit windy later in the evening. Great to catch up with the folks!

Date: Sept 10th, 2010
Spent a few days in Beijing, and got to visit the Olympics Park, Temple of Heaven, Houhai... but the highlight definitely was being on the Great Wall of China, finally!

Date: Sept 5th, 2010
A short tour in Shanghai during the World Expo. It's a city rich in culture, both eastern and western, and a good mix between the old and new. I like this city very much, though I was shockingly surprised how expensive everything was.

Date: Aug 28th, 2010
EMC and Cisco co-hosted our joint customers in Hong Kong (mostly banking customers) to a tour of the EMC R&D facility and Cisco Pavilion at the World Expo in Shanghai. I was invited by the team to give a presentation about EMC in the financial services industry.

Date: Aug 27th, 2010
Expo 2010 is being held on both banks of the Huangpu River in the city of Shanghai, China, from May 1 to October 31, 2010. It is a World Expo in the tradition of international fairs and expositions. The theme is "Better City Better Life" and signifies Shanghai's new status in the 21st century as the "next great world city".

Date: Aug 14th, 2010
In Antony Gormley's Event Horizon exhibit between March and Aug 2010, thirty-one life-size body forms of the artist cast in iron and fiberglass inhabited the pathways and sidewalks of historic Madison Square Park, as well as the rooftops of the many architectural treasures that populate New York's vibrant Flatiron District.

Date: Aug 7th, 2010
At the Warren County Farmer's Fair. It started as a gathering of farmers, mechanics and manufacturers in 1859, and more recently mushroomed into an annual event that include a hot air balloon festival, mud bog, farm exhibits, circus, and plenty of food!

Date: Aug 7th, 2010
Mud bogging, also known as mud racing, is a form of off-road motorsport popular in Canada and the United States in which the goal is to drive a vehicle through a pit of mud of a set length. Winners are determined by the distance traveled through the pit or, if several vehicles are able to travel the entire length, the time taken to traverse the pit. This one was at the Warren County Farmer's Fair.

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