Post-Trip

Why I’m Excited About Machine Learning and Joining LiftIgniter

by Jason

The End of Bento After struggling all of last year to get Bento to profitability, we were finally able to hit breakeven in October and November. Despite being “profitable”, funds were extremely tight. I wasn’t able to pay myself a sustainable salary, and growing further was not going to be easy. In December, I decided […]

The Sales Email Template with Nearly 100% Response Rate

by Jason

The past year I’ve been working for This Week In and LAUNCH. My job has primarily been comprised of sales and business development. It’s my first sales job and has been a huge learning experience from prospecting, to finding almost anyone’s email address, learning empathy, and most importantly, how to write a good email. While […]

Housewifery, Pregnancy, and Me

by Sharon

It’s hard to believe we were still residents of South Korea a little over 3 months ago. We have changed virtually every aspect of our lives since then; Jason works full time while I am now the Housewife, we live in a city where we can communicate without circus gestures, we have carpeted floors in […]

Coming Back Home – Reverse Culture Shock, Life in SF & Work

by Jason

It’s been a common question — what’s it like being back home? In this hodgepodge post I wanted to give an update on the “reverse culture shock” I experienced, what it’s like being back home and what I’m doing now for work.

Thoughts on Being a Blogger & The Plan for Life After Cubes

by Jason

Having a blog is a funny thing. At the beginning, it’s really exciting. You’ve got a thousand post ideas, funny stories, and great pictures to share so you start writing. Then, you get your first comment – things are even more exciting! But then, things start to slip. You miss a week. So you apologize […]

The Demantski Update: Post Wedding, Honeymoon, and Korea

by Sharon

We really lucked out. I’m sitting on our personal balcony facing a picture-perfect ocean view of our own little bay. Not only is the weather amazing, but the sand is soft, the water is warm (but not too warm to the point where it’s no longer refreshing), the beach is not in the least crowded, […]

Semi Update: We are homeless!

by Sharon

Since we’ve been back, one of the most frequently asked questions we get is “so where are you living now?”  Just like most things since we’ve been back, we answer with a long, drawn out “well…..”  The reason for this is quite comical; we don’t have a home. I started applying to teach in Korea […]

7 Life Lessons From A 27-Year Old

by Jason

I realize the irony of the title of my post. Reading about life lessons from someone who has (hopefully) only lived about a quarter of their life is ridiculous. However, over the last year of travel I’ve figured out a lot about myself and where I want to go with my life. I wanted to […]

Weddings, work, and more weddings!

by Sharon

Although I am technically unemployed, I have a full-time job.  This wedding planning stuff has really taken over my jobless life!  I mean this in the best way possible, I really do, because I absolutely love planning my own wedding.  Besides, how else am I going to plan an amazing party in 3 months? There […]

LAC Update: Congratulations Giants!

by Sharon

So Jason and I have been back in the mainland US for one month now, and I have to say that it’s been an awesome month!  We’ve been to a wedding, we’re going to two more, we’ve been seeing our friends and family, we’ve been spending a sh*tload of money on food, and we’ve been […]