Boys 哥俩

Scroll through time with these quarterly snapshots…

2020Q3_Alex

2020Q3_Alex
2020Q3_Yoyo

2020Q3_Yoyo
2020Q2_Alex

2020Q2_Alex
2020Q2_Yoyo

2020Q2_Yoyo
2020Q1_Alex

2020Q1_Alex
2020Q1_Yoyo

2020Q1_Yoyo
2019Q4_Alex

2019Q4_Alex
2019Q4_Yoyo

2019Q4_Yoyo
2019Q3_Alex

2019Q3_Alex
2019Q3_Yoyo

2019Q3_Yoyo
2019Q2_Alex

2019Q2_Alex
2019Q2_Yoyo

2019Q2_Yoyo
2019Q1_Alex

2019Q1_Alex
2019Q1_Yoyo

2019Q1_Yoyo
2018Q4_Alex

2018Q4_Alex
2018Q4_Yoyo

2018Q4_Yoyo
2018Q4_Yoyo&Alex

2018Q4_Yoyo&Alex
2018Q3_Alex

2018Q3_Alex
2018Q3_Yoyo

2018Q3_Yoyo
2018Q2_Alex

2018Q2_Alex
2018Q2_Yoyo

2018Q2_Yoyo
2018Q2_Yoyo&Alex

2018Q2_Yoyo&Alex
2018Q1_Yoyo

2018Q1_Yoyo
2017Q4_Yoyo

2017Q4_Yoyo
2017Q3_Yoyo

2017Q3_Yoyo
2017Q2_Yoyo

2017Q2_Yoyo
2017Q1_Yoyo

2017Q1_Yoyo
2016Q4_Yoyo

2016Q4_Yoyo
2016Q3_Yoyo

2016Q3_Yoyo
2016Q2_Yoyo

2016Q2_Yoyo
2016Q1_Yoyo

2016Q1_Yoyo
2015Q4_Yoyo

2015Q4_Yoyo
2015Q3_Yoyo

2015Q3_Yoyo
2015Q2_Yoyo

2015Q2_Yoyo
2014Q4_Yoyo

2014Q4_Yoyo
2014Q3_Yoyo

2014Q3_Yoyo
2013Q4_Yoyo

2013Q4_Yoyo
2013Q3_Yoyo

2013Q3_Yoyo
2013Q2_Yoyo

2013Q2_Yoyo
2013Q1_Yoyo

2013Q1_Yoyo
2012Q4_Yoyo

2012Q4_Yoyo
2012Q3_Yoyo

2012Q3_Yoyo
2012Q2_Yoyo

2012Q2_Yoyo
2012Q1_Yoyo

2012Q1_Yoyo

Blog Posts

Bokeh: Lights and Holidays

May lights shine brighter at the end of the tunnel…

So long 2020. Time for a reset…

How To Film Baseball With An iPhone From Behind The Cage

iPhone 8 with clamp-on fish-eye lens

In just a few weeks, my 8-year-old has upgraded from Little League to Travel League. I am taking up the challenge of filming some real ball games also, upgrading my gears as well. This time right behind the cage, instead of sticking a mono-pod into one of the metal tubes along the dugout fences.

To make the whole system shock-proof (not sure it’s Major League shock-proof), I iterated a couple of different setups until I settled on this one, pictured above, that I really love. (Shown below is a sample clip from a 105-min whole-game video starring my boy’s single, base stealing and run.)

Forest Hills Bombers Evan scores a run while Juan RBIs and teases 1B

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Little League 2020 Season Highlights

First of all, a big shout out to the Forest Hills Youth Athletic Association, without whom this season, even though delayed, wouldn’t have been possible due to the new crazy world we are all living in due to COVID-19. The adequate social distancing restrictions on the fields and decent amount of policing have made all parents feel much needed peace of mind.

And a special thank you to Coach Frank, Assistant Coaches Tommy and Dre and all the families of Forest Hills Rockets, the best 8-year-olds baseball team in LLB. Here immediately blow is the whole-season recap:

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Charting the Carnage of Covid-19 (data via NYTimes)

Total reported cases and deaths in the U.S. (and by states/counties)

As New York Governor Andrew Cuomo likes to say, we have climbed a monstrous mountain. Even though we are on the other side of it, and for quite a few weeks, there’s still no place for complacency and chance-taking.

Here below is just a chart where you could filter any states and/or counties of your interest and see how the pandemic has been wreaking the havoc. A big shout out to the New York Times COVID-19 data team, who have offered all the data for free here.

Bear Markets: S&P 500 in Historical Perspective

It’s quite a sight to witness the stock market dropping by 35% in 33 days (S&P 500) thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic, beating the 1929 record in velocity with a drop of 45% in 58 days. See slide 6 and 12:

Notes:

  • The red bars indicate the S&P 500 peak and trough prices during the bear markets, background reading by James A. Kostohryz on seekingalpha.com
  • Top image from morningstar.com by Paul D. Kaplan [The chart shows that over this period of almost 150 years, $1 (in 1870 U.S. dollars) invested in a hypothetical U.S. stock market index in 1871 would have grown to $15,303 by the end of March 2020.]
  • Slide 12 might be a work in progress…

About Me

From landing the luckiest photo on the front page of the New York Times to so many more at work and in life…

Interactive: spicing it up with a slider (thanks WordPress)

Left: Evan Yoyo at 13 months; Right: Alex at 16 months
Left: Pudong, Shanghai in 2009 by Dheera Venkatram; Right: Pudong, Shanghai circa 1920

Video highlights on and off work:

Forest Hills Bombers Evan scores a run while Juan RBIs and teases 1B

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