M1 Finance: One Year Later

M1 Finance: One Year Later
It’s been more than a year since I last posted about M1 Finance. Just wanted to give an update on my investing journey on what I’ve learned and adapted along the way. Investing Strategy Changes The 2020 year has been a pandemic year where we had a bit of a recession in March/April. Dividends of companies got suspended as well as lost value in favor of many growth and stay-at-home stocks. [Read More]

C2E2 2020

C2E2 2020
Last weekend was C2E2 in Chicago. I went all three days this year and spent most of the time in the main stage room for panels. I was barely on the show floor taking cosplayer’s photos, but I think I still got a decent amount. The show floor seems to have expanded the autograph/photo-op area, as well as more space for cosplay and eating/chillaxing. I think it’s making great decision in creating a better experience for con goers than just a place to buy stuff. [Read More]

M1 Finance

M1 Finance
Lately I’ve been spending a lot of time reading books and watching youTube videos on investing. For years I’ve heard a lot about the Robinhood and Acorns apps, but there was nothing about them that made me want to try them out, or move away from my traditional brokerages. It’s great that they have mobile apps and free trades for young investors and beginners, but I’d rather manage my investments carefully on a desktop browser. [Read More]

Migrated Website to Hugo

Migrated Website to Hugo
Over the past week I migrated my blog from using static site generator, Jekyll to use Hugo. I also switched hosts from Github Pages to Netlify. The main reasons for the changes are: Jekyll/Ruby is just too slow as a static site generator in development/production. Hugo/Go is fast. Wanted to try out Netlify. When I wrote new posts with Jekyll, it was painfully slow to build the site after any small set of changes. [Read More]

Star Wars Celebration

Star Wars Celebration
This past weekend I went to Star Wars Celebration in Chicago. This was my first Celebration event I attended so I wasn’t sure what to expect. Overall, I’d say it was fun and very doable event for its size. What I mean by this is that larger cons like San Diego Comic Con is super fun, but it’s also super large where it’s not possible to do all the things you want. [Read More]

C2E2 2019

C2E2 2019
Last weekend I attended C2E2 at Chicago’s McCormick Place once again. It’a convention I recommend to all my Chicago friends to attend as it’s very convenient to attend and is quite affordable since they wouldn’t have to travel far. If you weren’t able to attend, check out SyFy Wire’s youTube channel. They have videos of most if not all the panels that happened at C2E2 as well as many other conventions across the US. [Read More]

San Diego Comic Con 2018

San Diego Comic Con 2018
Another year, another Comic Con (SDCC) in the bag! The programming for this year’s Comic Con was different than other years as some of the big studios were not there– namely Marvel Studios and HBO. I can understand Marvel Studios not being there this year, as they are between the Infinity War movies. They don’t want to give much information away in regards to how things are going to be in the coming movies and the next phase of their movie/storytelling development. [Read More]

Anime Expo 2018

Anime Expo 2018
Last weekend I was at Anime Expo (AX). In general it was super fun to be taking photos of cosplayers there again. But it was a crazy hot weekend. It was 100+ ° F every day there! It’s been three years (2015) since I was at AX. I mostly hung out inside the South hall again. I didn’t see as many cosplayers as I thought I would, and I think that may be because of the heat, and that many notable cosplayers/photographers set up near the Staples Center out West. [Read More]

Deadpool 2

Deadpool 2
I watched Deadpool 2 over the weekend and I thought the movie was just okay. The movie was done in a Deadpool way, which is both good and bad. This is my review. Spoilers below of course. The Good The movie is made for comic fans and those familiar with comic book pop culture. Deadpool’s character in the comics and movies is very meta in it’s commentary of comics, pop culture, current events. [Read More]

Avengers Infinity War

Avengers Infinity War
Destiny has arrived. I watched the Avengers: Infinity War twice already and I loved it. The first time was the most emotional and suprising, the second time I caught some dialogue I missed and was more relaxed. It’s been over three years since Kevin Feige announced the plans for MCU Phase 3, and ten years since the first movie. This is the culmination of everthing that has come before. Spoilers below. [Read More]