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This has been a sad week. One of the worst weeks this year with so much turmoil in the country I live in, in my life with relationships and what people are going through, and a bit at work. It began on Friday, and since Sunday I have felt depressed, sad, and defeated. When it rains, it pours!
It took me a good four days to realize that, as always in times like this, you have to be grateful for what you have, let go of what you can't control, and be hopeful and active about things you can control.  
I am so grateful for the people in my life who see my sadness on my face or in my voice, and shower me with words of encouragement, care, love, and including sending me flowers. I appreciate that so much because it's the little things that count. 
There are so many things that I can't control like how the presidential election unfolded and how badly certain people treat you, but you put up with it cause you have to. And you give when you don't want to or when it's divisiv…

November 9 2016

This is a very sad day for America. I don't have to cover the facts because you already know, we have elected Donald Trump to be our president. 
I voted by mail couple weeks ago, and at around 4 PM PST, I started watching the election polls and results freaking about the whole time and hoping it was going to turn around. This lasted from 4 pm to midnight. I went home and sat on couch and just watched the election coverage literally praying that it would turn around, but it didn't. The moment I brought my pillow and blanket to couch to start falling asleep while watching the news, they announced Trump was taking stage, and a second letter I get a text that Hillary conceded. 
I, with all of America, is shocked at the results and how this came out. It felt like a wake all night and the all day today.  However, people have not lost hope. I have seen a lot of feeds, messages, conversations, notes, etc. about #notleaving and continuing to respect, love, and keep going. Love will …

San Francisco Elevator Pitch

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This week, I went to my first pitch event. It was very fascinating, and I really enjoyed my time. 
I found it on EventBrite, and immediately signed up to go after I came from San Diego to check it out!
The way it works is that there are 10 people who sign up ahead of time to do a pitch as if they were asking for investment, and the panel gives them feedback on the pitch to help them improve for when they actual go pitch to real investors.
The hardest part is that the pitch can only be 2 mins, and there is a lot of content to squeeze in 2 mins, and you have to choose words very carefully to cover all your points and not leave your audience confused. After that, the panel asks a few questions, and finally each person on panel provides feedback and score on scale of 1-5. 
Here were the pitches on 11/1 Adventures in Common, GlennFriendFinds, GregGiveYa, EugeneGoCarrot, TonyIrisVision, AmmadneoEyed, AlessioPacer Automated Solutions, KarlWatchbox, DavidWaveSolar, ColinTripTop, Basil

Other tha…