My name is Lui. I am a computer engineer based in Vancouver, Canada. I graduated from Simon Fraser University in 2019 with a bachelor’s degree in computer engineering. Currently, I am working as a software engineer at a networking company headquartered in California but with an office in Burnaby, Canada. I am always learning new things here and there, and I think I will be doing this for the rest of my life: a life-long learner, as one would call it.

Outside of work, I do some computer projects on the side. One of them is helping out with maintenance tasks on SFU Anime Club’s Discord bot, Ren. Another is playing around with my small home lab setup, which I try to improve upon here and there as the times keep changing and I want to continue learning things here and there.

When I’m not doing that, I enjoy watching anime, playing mobile phone games, such as [email protected] Cinderella Girls Starlight Stage and Azur Lane, and listening to music. I also collect anime figures from said series.

This blog

This is my web log, where I talk about random things, including anime figures, my coding adventures, and daily life.

It exists because:

  1. It is a way to keep a running “highlight” diary of sorts, whether it be positive or not so positive.
  2. It serves as a place for me to just gather my thoughts and express it freely.
  3. It is a way for me to unwind and relax.
  4. It provides an inherent “time capsule”-like ability if I keep at it for a long time.

Although I’m a software developer by day, in the context of this blog, I just want to write stuff and post photos, so I’ve stuck with WordPress to just get things done. That being said, I am self-hosting this blog so that I have full control of the data I put on and how much space I need to allocate. As such, this blog might be occasionally offline, but you can always keep track of its status on this external status page.

My writing style

I’ve revived my blog from the dead in May 2019.  My goal now is to write more about anime stuff, such as the figures I’m collecting, the games I’m playing, and, of course, the anime series I’m watching, and more.  I’m leaving my old blog posts up as a blast to the past.  I don’t really want to delete them, as I think they’re a vital part of who I was, and show how I’ve changed since then.

My posts don’t really have a set format: I sort of just write what’s on my mind and see where that takes me. Once I have something written out, I come back and do a check for grammar and overall flow before posting. Currently, I am aiming to have one longer piece of writing per month, which will contain more photos and screenshots. 🙂

Interestingly, I still have things that I wrote back in school (e.g. grade 7), so this is already serving as somewhat of a time capsule for me. Some of it is kind of bad, but alas, here we are.

As well, just in case it wasn’t clear, all opinions expressed in this blog post are my personal opinion only, and does not necessarily represent those of my current and former employers. I have tried my best to not directly mention my employers, as this is a “me” place.

The banner image

The banner image was taken in September 2019 at the Azur Lane 2nd year anniversary event in Akihabara, Japan. At this particular venue, this was an event mural at an entrance to an Azur Lane gallery with fanart from a plethora of artists. You can read more about it in this blog post.