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Merry Christmas, And a Garlic new year


Dec 24 2011, 08:26 PM (Post #1)
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Hello all wave.gif

At the end of this year, I'd like to take a look back and echo the sentiments of Jinghao and remind everyone that this is a lifetime community.

We have met, grew and drifted apart together, but 2012 should be a year of celebration and reconnection, and I'd like to start by returning to the community. While we are all older now with more commitments and responsibilities than we did 3/4/5 years ago, this doesn't need to be the daily commitment it once was. I for one will aim to come on here for a few hours every week to catch up, chat and reconnect with my fellow forum friends.

So heres to the past THUMBS.GIF and here's to the future happy0082.gif and let's get the doors ready and open to welcome back all our old friends. Try to track down anyone you have on email / facebook / twitter etc and convince them to come back into the fold.

Merry Christmas, and a Garlic New Year ssmile.gif


Chris
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Dec 26 2011, 12:37 AM (Post #2)
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GJ/Chris!

Good to see you here. Yeah, I definitely came today with the intention of wishing everyone a Merry Christmaskawanzaakuhstivus (Christmas + Kawanzaa + Hanukkuh + Festivus) and a Happy New Year! Good to hear that things are going well with you. What is new?

Update on me: I now work at Cisco as a Project Manager on one of their tools, Cisco Quad and help people understand social media. Additionally I also put together a weekly newsletter and make sure that a lot of the under the hood stuff gets taken care of. In addition, I also run my own business and had a pretty decent first year for some on the side income (http://www.albertqian.com/hireme) and saw a 52.3% profit margin for the work I do. Other than that I am also dabbling in photography and trying to work out, though these days I have been under the weather. Also saw Jinghao for a dinner earlier this year as well where we caught up.

I would say that of all the social networks I'm on, this is the only one left where I talk about my personal life. Haha.

Cheers to all,
Albert
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Dec 26 2011, 03:36 AM (Post #3)
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No need to be so formal, y'all! This isn't a board meeting stongue.gif

Nice to hear from both of you here. Origin was the start of something beautiful for me, and I'm sure for many of you. I learned to program by coding up random features for Origin. I always dreamed for Origin to be a tightly-knit community. Unfortunately, I never achieved Facebook status (lol), but thankfully I am able to continue the mission at Facebook. Anyway, I'm glad to hear from both of you!
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Dec 26 2011, 04:39 AM (Post #4)
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Glad to see everyone doing well! I still lurk around on here, even if I don't post as much as I used to (who am I kidding, I never posted much). As crazy as it is, I'm finally finishing college this spring; the extra year for a math degree feels well worth it.

Missing you all! Hope your holidays are as enchanting as mine =)
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Dec 26 2011, 06:29 AM (Post #5)
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QUOTE (Jinghao @ Dec 25 2011, 08:36 PM)
No need to be so formal, y'all! This isn't a board meeting stongue.gif

Nice to hear from both of you here. Origin was the start of something beautiful for me, and I'm sure for many of you. I learned to program by coding up random features for Origin. I always dreamed for Origin to be a tightly-knit community. Unfortunately, I never achieved Facebook status (lol), but thankfully I am able to continue the mission at Facebook. Anyway, I'm glad to hear from both of you!
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So its nice that we get the honor of knowing you before you went to Facebook, and seeing you do all the awesome things.

Message me some time dude. Its been too long since we had a regular and normal conversation, though it looks like from Facebook (lol) you are busy!
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Dec 26 2011, 06:30 AM (Post #6)
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QUOTE (B-Rai @ Dec 25 2011, 09:39 PM)
Glad to see everyone doing well! I still lurk around on here, even if I don't post as much as I used to (who am I kidding, I never posted much). As crazy as it is, I'm finally finishing college this spring; the extra year for a math degree feels well worth it.

Missing you all! Hope your holidays are as enchanting as mine =)
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Well!

#1 - congratulations are in order for your pending graduation. If PoA were around, he would break out some of his world famous rum to share with us all.

#2 - See what I wrote to Jinghao. Message me some time and let's catch up! I wanna hear what kinda Hell(er) you're givin' the world!
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Dec 26 2011, 07:17 PM (Post #7)
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Speaking of... Where is PoA? stongue.gif
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Dec 26 2011, 10:12 PM (Post #8)
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QUOTE (Jinghao @ Dec 26 2011, 12:17 PM)
Speaking of... Where is PoA? stongue.gif
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Did we ever send out that email for old members (Daemos, Leviat, PoA, CK) to come back and hang out?
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Dec 28 2011, 06:20 AM (Post #9)
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Clearly not, or I'd have actually posted at some point in the last year. ssmile.gif


Maybe I'm not old enough....
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Dec 30 2011, 08:57 AM (Post #10)
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QUOTE (Odd @ Dec 27 2011, 10:20 PM)
Clearly not, or I'd have actually posted at some point in the last year. ssmile.gif
Maybe I'm not old enough....
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Welcome! What's the occasion? stongue.gif
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Jan 1 2012, 12:37 AM (Post #11)
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Happy 2012 everyone sbiggrin.gif glad to here of your many successes!!

2011 for me was a new job (same company, same job, different department) which has been very challenging. Also moved into a flat with my fiancée which means more freedom but restrictive internet access (and lost of bills to pay!!). Been taking it slow, laying the foundations for our future together as a family ssmile.gif

My aims for next year are to get The Z Saga published (remember that?!) and begin making moves towards a career as opposed to a job.
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Jan 7 2012, 09:37 PM (Post #12)
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Remember when we used to do best ofs for each year? Just noticed this because GJ still has "Member of the Year 2005" lol
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Jan 7 2012, 09:37 PM (Post #13)
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QUOTE (Odd @ Dec 27 2011, 11:20 PM)
Clearly not, or I'd have actually posted at some point in the last year. ssmile.gif
Maybe I'm not old enough....
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WHOA. Hi!
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Feb 18 2012, 03:18 AM (Post #14)
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Hey there! I just logged on here on a lark after landing on EA's new download site, origin.com. The name rang a bell...

I'm taking the semester off from NYU to pursue a music internship in my hometown of Los Angeles. I was way ahead and on track to graduate at the end of the summer, so thought it'd be good to come home a while, slow down, and enjoy life a little bit more. I am, but I also have a lot of downtime... which led to me deciding to download the new (well, old by now) SimCity game and give it a whirl. I'm writing a lot of classical and pop music now, and recording too.

I have a band that was active a lot last year but not so much now as we're in different locations. You can see the website I [poorly] designed for us here: http://themedicinemusic.com/
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Mar 5 2012, 01:20 AM (Post #15)
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Hey GJ, you folks may or may not know exactly who I am, but I may or may not be all over CNN by now and about to meet General Uncle Seven Jobs (dr. bow wow) in B.H. next Toisday.

Just sayin.


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Roger Smith
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