“Looking Up Into The Cloud”



With recent natural disasters, many major city areas have been submerged. South Asia is known for their location of enterprise call and data centers, and the Houston area has numerous corporation subdivisions. Flooding has caused many people to be without power and vehicles can’t get to the people that need help for at least food. How do these situations affect companies?


More than ever, many corporations and enterprises will have no choice than to use the cloud verses the physical on-prem to store all-of their company data and then some. If a company’s other facility’s power goes out, another location can still access all-of their data to keep them operating. This is most effective way to make sure that customers and partners are still taken cared for during a time of extreme emergency.


Since some hospital named chains use a source such as Oracle, if one facility is without power due to a storm or another disaster, a different location can still access information for patients so they can assist accurately. This is extremely important since peoples’ lives are at stake for medical professionals can easily be sued for malpractice later if a death occurred. Any doctor and/or nurse doesn’t want to provide the wrong care and medication to a patient especially if they have certain ailments already such as diabetes, HIV, cancer, etc.


MANY companies offer a cloud service for internal use as well as for their client base. It all depends on the size of a company and how much data they’ll be needing for storage, which determines price. Cloud storage is going to be on demand more than ever due to many facilities losing data from weather related occurrences rather than an atomic disaster.


Why the cloud now? Do you want to lose all-of your customer information? Do you want to lose all-of the data you’ve worked tiredly to gather? How important is the data that you must have it all? What would happen if all-of that data is lost? Do we really need all-of the data in the long run? Who is the responsible one(s) to store data? How do we get all of it in the cloud? Is cloud realistically safe?


There are so many questions regarding cloud storage since data centers and on-prem aren’t working out for companies’ due to natural disasters causing data and power to be lost indefinitely. It’s important more than ever that companies shift what they do and operate if they expect to survive times of crisis. People’s lives are at stake and it’s important that organizations prepare for when tragedy strikes.


Ironically, there’s a downside as to who will be efficient using cloud storage. Most medium and large government offices don’t have the adequate funds to pay into cloud storage and most of those employees are skeptical since they’re accustomed to old-fashioned on-prem as well as printed physical copies of files. These are the most difficult people to try to convince since they’re not very tech savvy, amongst other matters. Getting the less tech savvy employees of government offices on-board to use cloud verses on-prem, will be a struggle, but they’ll have no choice once they SEE that their paper copies are easily destructible.


Companies that specialize in offering cloud storage will profit from now on if not in the very near future. This means that these companies will profit, due to the services that they already provide. Most of the companies in cloud, haven’t had much success due to the immaturity of a lot of overhead who are in denial to change. They will prevail! They will succeed! When many companies finally realize that they’re business is falling apart, they’ll invest into cloud, like right now or at the latest, next week.



“Insecure, After-all”



With the political quarrels all over this world, governmental figures are blaming one each other that they’ve been hacked. There’s skepticism whether that someone who happens to be working for the opposing government, hacked the systems, or in these matters, it was more likely carelessness from political persons that allowed a regular “Joe” or “Sue” to access it all. Are corporations the next targets to hack their servers attacked or was it just governments from around the world that suffered?


No matter where a person goes to in the world, governments are broke and they can’t even pay employees since politicians used up all the money for luxury vacations with numerous security guards around the clock. There has become an older generation that has taken over governments around the globe, and it’s obvious, they’re not tech savvy. Younger people desire for democracy, while older people (mostly men) have reverse the times into a dictatorship. Most countries in the world have new laws to prevent women from receiving an education and for gay men to be punished due to their sexual orientation. Name any major country in the world, and they’ve all stepped back, rather than move ahead.


We cannot rely on our governments to keep us safe. They don’t have the tools and finances to have secure computer servers, plus it doesn’t help that their government buildings are always plugged in, which is a keep component for a real hacker to know. Corporations nowadays, are international based, well, most of the time. Their system servers are synced around the globe and oddly enough, are safer than governments! Tech companies, especially, have a safer system since they are using mostly cloud storage than the traditional on prem. Tech companies and corporations, also, have newer computers, whereas governments have much older systems. (From personal experience working in a government run facility, their computer operating system isn’t compatible with the newer monitors that are usually a minimum of 4K.)


Our personal information, healthcare records, and phone numbers track us where we are all the time. It doesn’t matter what we do, we can be tracked down with just a few little bits of information. Most persons in the world have at least one mobile phone and that alone is enough just to track down a person’s whereabouts. Most persons also, live and breathe by means of social media, which also tracks down a person’s whereabouts. At the same time, just because people have smartphones and use social media, doesn’t mean they’re easiest people to locate. There are more people who don’t use social media and a smartphone that are easier to locate because they’re personal information is on the internet and they haven’t really moved their whole life. It’s all relative where people are and what they do.


How safe are you? Would you trust the government or a business corporation with your personal information? Who is more reliable? Who is more trustworthy? Where do we/you stand with all this? Who’s safer? Who’s the bigger threat to our lives? How come our local government can’t seem to get it together? What’s with all of the disagreements? Who is really in charge of where we live and work? Who decided on these political figures to run my country? What’s the fate of where I live? Will going to another country be any better? Does another country have it worse than where I am? Was there ever real hack that chose the dictator types of politicians to be in power? What’s the future for me regarding my home country? How does this affect my line of business? Will these politics break-up my family? Will these politics put a divide between colleagues?


Tech corporations that operate the security companies, are run by mostly liberal types of people. They tend to be anti- government lately due to numerous countries mistreating their people, which they’re disgusted with since it affects them in some way. Most of the tech overhead still consists of white males and when political figures put a bad taste in their mouth, they may still not agree having a female leader, but they surely don’t want to see their home country fall to pieces! Tech companies tend to be synced even with their competitors these days since politics are what’s pushing them to solely rely on each other.


No matter where we are in the world, all of us need to be careful with what we do, where we go, and whom we meet. We need to be aware with our surroundings since there’s no way of knowing what will happen next, either towards me or you. This world is insecure. We’re not safe anywhere. Anyone can hack our smartphone and laptop without our knowledge. What’s the next step? Do we detach from modern conveniences to avoid all insecurities that our technology and government have against us? Can we save ourselves? If we can’t save our own government, we know our tech companies does save something politicians can’t.

“Burning Bridges”



What is the most difficult ordeal to cope when dealing with people we know? People will burn bridges under us. Why? The people who have been burning bridges, don’t understand the hardship it takes to make one’s self successful in materially, mentally, socially, emotionally, and overall economically. It doesn’t matter how old a woman or man is, people are narcissistic. Most persons from all walks of life are too selfish to accept working hard to get somewhere. They’re unempathetic to what it means to work hard, by using every bit of physical and emotional energy of ourselves.


It doesn’t matter where people are from, race, gender, and even their sexual orientation, humans are narcissistic from all walks of life. We cannot change how people choose to behave and live their life. It doesn’t matter if they’re our own children or another relative. Genuine people have lost friends and have disconnected with family members over their selfish ways. This is a growing trend amongst fellow humans on financial and social level.


The path to a successful life isn’t so much about money and relationships. Life is about not burning the bridges that have lead us to have a successful life, whether it does consist of financial or romantic relations. There are so many people out in the world who have been taken for granted by those they’ve helped through terrible times that were out of their control. Many persons have forgotten their roots and origins of coming from poverty, financial and emotional.


On a business professional level, people have had the audacity to burn bridges with their so-called colleagues, investors, friends and family who’ve contributed to their fortune, and even their clients or a fan base. Why and what is with all this selfishness? The most emotional and financially painful experience we suffer is when people take advantage of our kindness, time, and money. People don’t care, if they can “get ahead” in life and that’s only by screwing people over, according to their mentality.


For the most part, how and when do you notice if someone is on the verge of burning a bridge under us? The warning signs differ from person to person. Some people will burn their bridge with us sooner rather than later if they see that they’re personal life is improving according one’s own mental state. Those who burn bridges faster, are the people who fail to see consequences and losses of whomever helped them along their way to something better in life. Will any of these social abusers ever suffer in the long run from their poor choice of burning bridges? Those people are narcissists, so they’ll never see their consequences of their actions and will forever see themselves as a victim when all along, they’ve mistreated everyone around them.


Whenever people have burnt their bridges, depending on how and who we are, we become sensitive when we meet other people again in life that need assistance. Whenever it’s our own family who burnt bridges while we’re still standing on it, we lose trust and are conflicted with the idea to never help them again. It’s an ongoing process that we need to block the idea of whether or not, we should help the next person. There’s nothing worse than being burnt numerous times, but all it takes is once and then we’re finished to ever help another person ever again.


People are cruel to us, professionally and personally. It’s not a boss that is cruel to us, it’s the people who are out professional equal or lower who are the ones who are abusive. Our “boss” is likened to a parent and the fellow abusive colleague is like having a sibling who wants to rival for the attention of the boss. Will those who’ve abused our efforts to assist them ever come to terms of their wrong? Usually, they don’t and overall, they never will! Will those people help others that have helped them? NEVER, they’re too selfish to return the favor, especially minus the whining!

Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, California

We need to be careful in dealing with friends, colleagues, and even family members. People don’t care for anyone but themselves and will burn bridges continuously until someone stands up to them, finally exclaiming, “NO!” Will we stand up against these abusers? Are we even aware of the abuse from these unlikely people? We need to be more aware of who we are with, what we do, what we say, and how we listen to their “needs”. Don’t let anyone take advantage of you, the one who worked hard to get somewhere in life and be independent. The next time it seems like someone is about to burn a bridge you are standing on, make sure you jump off because continuing to stand on it assuming they’ll put out that fire, that’ll never happen! Jump off that burning bridge before you succumb to the ashes it will become.

Which one describes your relationship status?

A.) Several colleagues ended their romantic relationship with their significant other because they chose not to be on the same page in their growing success.

B.) Several (former) colleagues chose to stay with the same significant other and can’t figure out why they continue to fail at everything they do.

C.) Several colleagues are in a successful relationship with their significant otherwho is on the (same) path to success as them, even  if it means being in a different industry.

D.) Several colleagues just chose to stay single because most persons they’ve been interested romantically, didn’t have (the same) goals to be independently successful.

Which one describes your relationship status?

“Why I Chose NOT to Go Back to School AGAIN”


EVERY day in my youth, I was told that I was stupid, fat, ugly, and a failure. My sisters ALWAYS told me that and my mother, of all people. ALL of my cousins and aunts that I grew up around, they too insulted me with the same. ALL of the family friends NEVER said anything nice to me, just insulted me, assuming it was funny. I grew up believing that I am fat, ugly, and a failure, just not stupid. I never knew what good I was until I got away from my family by parting ways with the Christian faith and moving away to the point, I didn’t have any family around. God was NEVER good to me even when I had faith because I just suffered at the hands of everyone around me: my older sisters who continue to verbally abuse me, my mother, and all those who claim to be Christian.


My older sisters and younger brother never finished actual high school. Growing up, they were always praised to be successful, only to be bigger failures than me! I struggled to finish high school due to the death of my father when I was sixteen. Home life was stressful but I always managed somehow. The music of my teenage years consisted of themes of suicide, promiscuous sex, and being emotionally disturbed by inner demons. The popular books of that time didn’t fit my interest, so I took up writing song lyrics and fiction to help me escape my life in a small town.


I eventually went back and took classes at the local community college where I was living. I did okay. I had my first child a year later and didn’t go back to school, so that I could take care of my daughter. I moved across the USA and after nearly nine months in the California central valley, I moved to San Francisco. I got accepted into a mediocre art school and was the only Asian female in the film program. I got pregnant again while a student and failed my third quarter because I was jobless and homeless. My own family NEVER once sent me any money and refused to help me due to frowning upon any women who has children out of wedlock. Several students at the art school helped me as much as they could. One student in particular, had allowed me to stay with them for a while in student housing until another student moved in who threatened to report them to get expelled for allowing me to stay there even though I was pregnant and nowhere to go at the time.


I eventually had my second child and many bad things followed. I didn’t reapply to art school right away because I had some personal matters to take care. A year goes by and I reapply, only to get rejected due to my poor grades. About two years later, I get asked to return to the school, only because the school needed money by accepting students. I did a stint where I took a modern dance class which I dropped out of before being charged, and a Saturday real estate course. Around that time, I made very different types of friends who I am still on contact with today.


I was curious what was happening at the convention center in the downtown area. I asked people who went to them, but they were vague and didn’t explain anything since I learnt later, they’ve been going to those functions for many years. Attending tech conferences which led to meetups and then other types of popular events, have since changed my life. I became an actual blogger, as I share my experiences with the many things I now do. I’ve met many great people along the way and as always, there are some terrible people. I went from rarely attending a music concert since they can be expensive, to going to many that are part of the conferences I attend. I have since taught myself to drink in moderation since I wasn’t accustomed to higher end free alcohol!


From blogging, I have gained some notoriety and eventually received press passes for most conferences. I have taken part in hackathons, winning in three of at least a handful I’ve participated in. By having a press pass for some conferences, I have been able to attend workshops for free that would normally cost several hundred to several thousand. I am on numerous email lists to be invited to many paid events for free. I have become more active on social media due to networking. I have created my posh network of attending just about anything business related and leaving with new colleagues and occasionally new swag. Due to working in numerous industries, I’m able to have conversations with people who work in the sciences, medical, finance, and even the food industry, not just tech, film, music, and gaming that I have been involved with. I have colleagues from all walks of life and most have an education from prominent schools in the USA as well as, the rest of the world.


Various friends and family insist that I go back to school. I thought about it, and then I decided not to for several similar reasons. Within under a decade, I have discovered the many events being in a major city does offer. I learnt that I can (and have) get certified in various professions for free or for several hundred at the most if I were to pay my own way. I have access to many different types of industries, as long as, I stay in a larger city market. Whether in tech, healthcare, gaming, or finance, I can become trained and qualified easily without having to take courses that don’t have anything to do with that industry. Wow, it’s possible, but only while living in a major city that does offer such a variety!


Realistically, I don’t have to go back to an actual college or university to be prove my intelligence by means of a lavish education. I can prove that I can do the work by merely getting trained within a company course work in an industry. Just because people have been educated at some of the top schools in the world, it doesn’t mean that they’ll be independently successful, since most are not and never will be! It’s about the connections and who I engage with when I am out somewhere. It’s about meeting prominent successful people who are either big names in the business world, or better yet, under the radar. It helps to be at the right place at the right time and know who are worth being friends with and who are NOT! The people who give you tough love to succeed are the ones that will always be there for you when times have hit a personal rough patch. Anyone who makes it too simple, doesn’t care about others and who don’t care about you!


Many colleges and universities can’t keep up with the sciences and technology. They don’t even know what will be next success or failure in business since those said industries are running at light speed. Text books would have to be printed every three to six months to keep up with the changes in this world, where as before, the text books were updated every three to four years at the very least. Why do I see no need to go to school, again? The real world gives me experiences that are changing constantly, where-as attending another school does not. As long as I know how to do basic things such as reading, typing, writing by hand, and have access to numerous resources, I am set, ready to me immersed in the work forces and the changes happening daily.


[I watched the first ten episodes of the TNT channel’s series “Will” and after watching interviews of the title actor, I felt more inspired. The show resonates how Shakespeare was able to reach the hearts of ALL persons, not just the rich or the poor. He wrote for everyone in his time. It was noted that he wasn’t as educated as all his fellow contemporaries, yet his choice of words, caught the hearts of the old, young, rich, and poor. He knew to have a way with words and rhyme, while the other authors had no empathy beyond people not of their financial class. This may be a fictional take on the author’s life, but it paints the story of the most famous writers of all time.]


Go out in the world of strangers and make your dreams come true.

“Colleagues and Friends, Part 1”


In big cities, one’s colleagues are their friends! I grew up with the notion that it’s improper to not mix business with pleasure, yet several colleagues and friends met their life partner or spouse from work. Times have changed with since the old coined terms about business but there are some lessons that will never die. In smaller towns around the world, meeting a life partner does have challenges since they would be in small working circles. In big cities, couples can work at the same company, and yet they never see each other during their day due to the many different departments in their place of employment. So, what’s the ordeal nowadays?


I know from experience that when colleagues make time for me, I must be on their schedule. When I make plans with friends, only half will accommodate their time for me while the other half doesn’t even bother to cancel or reschedule. There’s a reason why some of those friends get demoted to being more of an acquaintance since they’re inconsiderate with scheduling and timing when it comes to certain things. There’s also the other reason why those who are irresponsible with their time just so happen to be terrible at their job and go through them constantly, never being happy and content. A good number of colleagues become friends over time because we share similar interests separate from their employment.


Whenever we are in a new (living) situation, we must adapt, not to what we want but to what others need! This concept applies for both colleagues and new friends we’ve made and will make. The ONLY people who will tarnish their own reputation, are the ones who refuse to accommodate the time of others that are making for them. The old saying, “time is money” continues to hold true to this day, yet many people haven’t applied that term and it’ll be a long time if they ever do! Successful people apply, “time is money” whereas those who have failed, NEVER applied that into both their professional and personal life.


We can only say and do so much for our friends and colleagues. If they refuse to accept our advice, that’s their loss and not ours. Men are cockier to accept advice and life discipline in both business and their private life. Women in general are humbler. Not everyone is meant to be a leader while those who are successful employees (followers) do listen, take notes, and apply when advised. We cannot fix people who are stubborn and continued failures. The most successful people in business for the past 200 years have had to make changes in their life to become the household names we know well past their death.


I may not see some friends and colleagues as much as I used to. But what I do know is that before their successful business ventures skyrocketed, they made time for me and even others. What I learned from them, is that many people they have skipped out on making time for them with the result of being a failed business contact due to their rash behavior. It’s all trial and error of who will make time for you or in my case, for me.


It doesn’t matter where, when, and how a person is educated to be successful in business and other matters of life. Any person can have attended prominent schools around the globe, but half don’t even apply structure into their own life that will help them succeed in business and romantic relationships too. “Timing is everything” continues to hold true, too. Are we going to be late to a meeting that will determine our business professional fate or even our own wedding? I’d rather be early than late. Being late results in a bitter fate.

“Success with Updating Something Old”



I had an interesting and filling week for the second week of July 2017. It started out with a luncheon where a tech company had revamped their hardcore products. The second event consisted of IoT (Internet of Things) and what VC’s (Venture Capital) had to say about the emerging market. The second day and third set of events is a combination of sorts, solar and semiconductors. The third day had to events: Google Cloud and S&P Dow Jones, yes, very different industries!


In the tech industry, it’s the most competitive of all the other industries as a whole. Why? Developers and start-up founders have all worked with one another in some form or another in the early days of their careers. All-of their ideas about how to fix certain problems clash throughout months and even years, causing various persons to part ways and start their own projects or another company overall. Since the early 2000’s, tech companies have been suing one another by means of using an “old” law concept of: copyright infringement and failure to abide an NDA (Non-Disclosure Agreement). The tech start-ups are obviously new, having been created in the past decade give or take, and yet, most of the men and women operating them have not read up on the “old” business laws created in their country, causing legal actions against them!


When I did my research on some of the VC companies on several workshop panels of that week, the newer firms have been sued within the past few years over greed from one of the parties but have managed to profit from their investments in a VERY short period of time whereas the older companies took a couple of years to several decades. Business practices are changing and what the younger CEO’s and founders have been accused of is sexual harassment, being underpaid, and stealing funds from the company bank account and putting into their personal one. Older companies have had the same type accusations but with social media, the complaints are automatically on every news outlet where as a half century ago, it would be in the newspaper a week later. Being an investor isn’t just about investing smart, it’s about having excellent when engaging with employees, colleagues, customers, and clients.


Tech needs investors and VC’s need something to put their money into to bring in recurring income. Some VC’s don’t think that there will be a recession in the US or even the rest of the world, while others DO suspect there will be by the end of 2017 into 2018. The reason behind the fear of investors is that they see the business market crash since MOST people will be out of work due to machines doing more work that used to be for five to ten persons to operate per item. Most persons around the globe don’t already have proper skill sets and don’t have the proper education to back them up on top of it all.


No matter where people live in the USA or in the world, politics are hindering what people can be employed to do by continuing to limit their businesses and resources. For example, most countries in the world have created other ways to generate electric power by using hydro, solar, and wind turbines. In the USA, some of the equipment and parts that go into making any of the supplies is still declared illegal and unsafe according to building laws that were written at least a century ago! Europe and Asia have been active in creating more forms of alternative and clean energy that they are able to be sustainable during extreme weather changes and have sufficient food supplies. Is there any reason why a known first world country can’t adjust and compete with the countries that have a lower GDP?

What people to do with their own money, can vary person to person and their influences. We can’t control what people do to invest or splurge with their hard-working earnings. In first world countries, the average person spends their money on little things rather than what’s important regarding their needs over temporary wants. Just as with investments, most persons will invest in old ideas since they see them as a more long-term fix rather than on newer options that are taking over the economy anywhere you go in the world.


Many companies that have been in business for well over a hundred years, are going bankrupt if they haven’t already gone under! Many companies that have been around for as short as five to ten years have profited into the billions and trillions. For anyone who wants to invest their time and money into something that will be trending indefinitely, they will have to put their interest into the medical and technical fields since all other industries are no longer around due to poor sales and lots of losses. Emerging tech is helping not just the average person, but also for the medical industry to help cure or even detect diagnosis’s that people are born with.


New money needs to stay with other new money types of companies and organizations. They need to invest into their own even though many companies are a competition rather than as a client or some kind of customer or user. We can’t depend the old companies that can’t stay afloat in the new age where technology is taking over industries that used to take actual physical labor. Machines are making our homes, food, vehicles we drive, and our clothing. Sure, it does take human brain power to make sure these machines are up and running properly, but where are the jobs? They don’t exist due to the creation of more machines.


We need to update many things in our professional life. That includes our investments, living situation, and colleagues. Who we surround ourselves does influence what we do when making serious life decisions that we didn’t know was possible aside from where we lived and whom we’d settled down with or have children.  So, for today, make a list of what our monetary successes are. If the number is low, then we need to make changes to keep up with the world around us where we desire to or not. The world isn’t going to wait for us, we just need to catch up!