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Corruption in DoDEA and the Decay of U.S. Institutional Trust in the 21st Century

Corruption in DoDEA and the Decay of U.S. Institutional Trust in the 21st Century

You have backdoor deals made by their corrupt director, Tom Brady, who has shielded the likes of pedophiles, serial sexual harassers, physical abusers, and manipulators who head the different school districts and schools within DoDEA.

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personal

Feeling Hopeful

Feeling Hopeful

It's currently 4:57 AM. I woke up earlier this morning and I decided not to just go back to sleep. I'm not sure how much I actually slept, but probably roughly 4-5 hours, which is terrible. But, I'm going to see if I can force my body to start

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Feeling Overwhelmed

Feeling Overwhelmed

That photo isn't of me, but it perfectly encapsulates my feelings as I sit down to work each day. My head is a highway filled with buzzing noises directing me this way and that. If you've ever had ADHD, you'd most likely understand the feeling. And even if you haven't,

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ramble

The Innocence of Childhood Revealed Through the Eyes of a Childhood George Takei

The Innocence of Childhood Revealed Through the Eyes of a Childhood George Takei

I just finished reading They Called Us Enemy, a new graphic novel written by George Takei that depicts his life as an innocent, young boy growing up in California who was torn from his home by the U.S. government due to his ethnicity. George Takei was Japanese American and

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personal

Nanjing and Beijing Highlights

Nanjing and Beijing Highlights

It's been over a week since we left China and I still haven't written down about my experiences, so I'm going to quickly go through the highlights of Nanjing and Beijing.The PeopleFirst off, I wanted to say I was wrong about the people. Chinese people can definitely be rude.

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personal

Shanghai, Suzhou, and Tongli

Shanghai, Suzhou, and Tongli

We just got into Nanjing last night, but the past few days in Shanghai have been wonderful. Sunday, June 30th - Bund & Sky BarWe kept the day fairly simple, but in the evening we had a nice walk to the Bund. However the closer we got, the more crowded

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personal

Arrived in Shanghai

Arrived in Shanghai

Well, today is officially our second day in Shanghai. So far I've had majestic views of the insides of the airport and of our hotel.We arrived yesterday afternoon and hailed a cab to go down to the central city. We got into the hotel around 16:00 yesterday and

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cool find

Amazon Echo Auto - Take Alexa on the Road

Amazon Echo Auto - Take Alexa on the Road

I just wanted to quickly share about another cool find called the Amazon Echo Auto. This product is better for older cars that either lack bluetooth capabilities and/or smart car features.I have a 2009 Toyota Prius that I inherited from my parents after moving back to the US.

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personal

Life Update: Too Much To Do, And Too Little Time

Life Update: Too Much To Do, And Too Little Time

Life is still crazy. The wedding is over and I know that both Jin and my spirits have been lifted. Yet, our life is still crazy because of the million and one to-do's left.We're headed out to China tomorrow and yet I've been rushing to complete r/PronunciationStation so

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project

r/PronunciationStation Released

r/PronunciationStation Released

Big, exciting news! r/PronunciationStation was just released. Check out the video explainer and the blog post on the official Café Lingua blog for more details.

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project

New Logo for Café Lingua

New Logo for Café Lingua

I've been toying around with different logo ideas for a while now. I'm right about ready to officially launch r/PronunciationStation. I had been playing around with different banners and logo ideas as I made the banner and I've decided to change around the Café Lingua logo. I'm going for

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Andrew Yang

Andrew Yang on the Late Show with Stephen Colbert

Andrew Yang on the Late Show with Stephen Colbert

Andrew Yang just appeared on the Late Show with Stephen Colbert and will be appearing on the debate stage this Thursday night.I can tell with time that Yang is growing more confident. He is pretty repetitive with his messaging, but at the same time I think this is a

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DoDEA

Should we trust teachers or parents?

Should we trust teachers or parents?

Just yesterday the Stars and Stripes published an article entitled, "When DODEA investigates its teachers for bullying, parents say they’re left in the dark." I had several friends sending me this article yesterday including both parents and teachers within DoDEA. There has been a fair amount of controversy over

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cool find

The Pod by Eight Sleep - Temperature Control Smart Mattress

The Pod by Eight Sleep - Temperature Control Smart Mattress

The easiest way to innovate these days seems to be the trend of taking an ordinary household item and turning it into a "Smart" item. There are smartphones, SmartBoards, and smart homes. Well, since I've just moved in with my wife, we've been looking for new mattresses.I tend to

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personal

Today I get married! (again...)

Today I get married! (again...)

Today, Friday, June 21, 2019, I will be married to the love of my life, Jin Wang, again...Yes, that's right. Today we're getting married at the courthouse in Rockville, Maryland and then celebrating at Fiola Mare in Washington D.C. with her mother's side of the family and then

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project

Announcing r/PronunciationStation

Announcing r/PronunciationStation

Today I wanted to announce a new project I'm going to be working on called r/PronunciationStation, which is a subreddit focused on improved pronunciation of foreign languages.One of the biggest struggles in language learning has to do with perfecting the accent. Some people take the wrong approach to

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Andrew Yang

Who is Andrew Yang?

Who is Andrew Yang?

Andrew Yang is a man of the people. He listens to his fans. He remains transparent. And he has more policy proposals with facts to back them up than any other candidate on the left or right.

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ramble

My Morning Routine (or lack thereof...)

My Morning Routine (or lack thereof...)

It's my second day of blogging and it feels good to stay consistent, but I've never been able to really maintain a stable routine. Life has thrown me so many curveballs that I can literally never stay in one place long enough to establish a consistent routine. And without routine,

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rant

Why Belgian Internet Is Worse Than Your American ISP

Why Belgian Internet Is Worse Than Your American ISP

Hasan Minhaj just released his latest episode of the Patriot Act, “Why Your Internet Sucks” where he discusses telecom companies in the US and how they take advantage of their customers.In the US, we're beholden to whichever telecom companies are present in the area and Comcast, Verizon, Google, etc.

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