I should not have been lingering around for such long time without putting a letter here. Actually, I had written something during this period of time talking about the life I had been spending in Downtown Seattle and the limited knowledge that I had learned about the history of my ex-company and how it impacts the south Lake Union area. This is a question thrown on the website and surprisingly enough, this question was also a question that I asked my interviewer when I was struggling to join my ex-company. The interviewer obviously did not expect to be asked questions like this, but I was at that moment trying to find some answers to it. I would like to know more about this place. And now it has been more than two years since I moved here.

The word record has more than one meanings. Here, I am either writing down some notes to record my life or I think I have made some personal records in my life till now. This month I conquered the Mount St. Helens on the first day of May. That is a nice record in my life since I would like it to become my very starting point of mountaineering. My short-term goal is to get to the top of Mount Rainier. I am targeting that.

This April, I did my last Stevens Pass day on 24th and then made an post-work hike to Tiger Mountain. During this month, I started some other day hikes. I went to Sauer’s Mountain for the first weekend after the St. Helens trip, and then to Lake Serene for the second weekend. I recall that I had been to Lake Serene before but the memory gets blurred since I am going to spend the third summer here and there are so many trails heading to a lake surrounded by mountains. And this is one of the reasons that I believe recording would be helpful. This weekend I went to the Ocean City State Park and be a razor clammer. And the following long weekend I will be spending it in Oregon - my last snowboarding of this season.

I tried to gain some habits to ‘waste’ my money and time and to distinguish myself from others. I hope my efforts will not be in vain.