Saturday, November 18, 2017

Positives Thur Nov 3-Fri Nov 17, 2017

*Interviewed for a CPM analyst position.

*Watched A Beautiful Mind movie.

*Played Japanese Mahjong or Riichi online at Tenhou creating an account.

*Baked and ate New York Style Sausage Company sausage for the first time from an online recipe.

*Cleaned the house.

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Positives Sun Oct 15-Wed Nov 1, 2017

*Ate at Bobbie's Cafe and Three Brothers From China restaurants for the first time.

*My car passed smog check.

*Cleaned bathrooms and mopped floors.

*Watched Badlands (1973) and Patton movies.

*Ordered an In-N-Out secret menu item for the first time. It was Double Meat.

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Positives Wed Sep 27-Sat Oct 14, 2017

*Interviewed for a Reporting Analyst II position.

*Watched Jerry Maguire, The Addams Family, i Robot, and Spaceballs movies.

*Checked flashlight batteries, first-aid kit, and smoke detectors.

Saturday, October 14, 2017

2017 The Game Is Over

There are 78 days remaining in 2017 counting today. The chances of two back-to-back bad years from Jan 1 to Dec 31 increases while I'm unemployed and living with my parents. It's going to be the first time I live two consecutive bad years. 2013 and 2014 were bad years ending on a good note. 2015 was a good year.

I might as well call 2017 a bad year. It's like the 2017 San Francisco Giants. Their season was over months before the regular season ended. I take it easy. I prepare for 2018. No job is no freedom.

Two consecutive bad years is going to happen. Nobody lives a perfect life all years good from the cradle to the grave. I hope I don't live three consecutive bad years. Moreover, life is unfair. I hope I'm not a person who lives the remainder of his life all bad years. There are people who live a bad life for their entire lifespan.

I continue living life. Life goes on. I continue searching for jobs, learning new job skills, reviewing existing job skills, eating healthy, working out at the gym, and reading books. I hope all my 2017 expectations and goals happen in 2018. Two less worries for the remainder of 2017. Maybe I should go back to 2009 when I'm a beginner again less sure about everything.

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Positives Sat Sep 9-Tue Sep 26, 2017

*Finished reading Small Gods by Terry Pratchett.

*Completed all BTD5 Special Missions.

*Ate Stan's Donuts and Hula Wok BBQ restaurant for the first time.

*Cleaned my teeth with the Waterpik for the first time.

*Watched San Francisco 49ers vs. Los Angeles Rams at Levi's Stadium.

*Updated my web page Innovate Infinitely.

*Watched Blade Runner movie.

*Ate Trident Seafoods The Ultimate Fish Stick and mochi ice cream for the first time. I also drank IZZE soda for the first time.

*Cleaned the house.

Saturday, September 9, 2017

Positives Sat Aug 19-Fri Sep 8, 2017

*Watched Hell or High Water movie.

*Finished reading The Return Of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, The Shack by W.M. Paul Young, and Small Gods by Terry Pratchett.

*Cleaned the house main areas.

*Phone interviewed for a Business Operations Analyst II position.

*Assisted a family friend home improvement repairs.

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Raymond Mar Act III. Act IV Coming Soon.

Blogger's note: Today's blog is posted at both Innovating Common Knowledge and Finding Raymond Mar.

I separate my life from the day I was born to today in three acts. Here they are below:

Act I: 34 Years As A Child (day I was born to Oct 3, 2008). My childhood was boring. My parents provided little guidance. They were too quiet. They were slow. They did have intelligence. Honestly speaking, they were not dumb. I learned more child life lessons watching Sesame Street. I have a small amount of childhood stories to share; likewise for my teenage years. I experienced a less than my share of typical teenage firsts such as first kiss, first date, first school dance, and first girlfriend. My high school years were 50% good and 50% bad for which some may argue I had a good high school life.

I failed to take advantage of living life in my 20s in the 1990s. The mistakes I failed to learn in my 20s caught up in my 30s. I didn't earn my successes. I wasn't responsible. I didn't meet new people. I didn't make new friends. I didn't learn new ideas. I didn't experience new experiences. I didn't seek new adventures. I failed to take advantage experimenting new ideas and trying new activities as a San Joe State University student. I took life for granted.

Act II: De Anza College (Oct 4, 2008 to Nov 19, 2013). I was a late bloomer. I was overdue for adulthood. I realized I must grow up on Sat Oct 4, 2008. The actions growing up paid off immediately. First, I forgave my parents for doing a poor job raising me as a child. I'm responsible for myself catching up what I missed in my young adult years. Second, I discovered new hobbies such as ballroom dancing thanks to my sister, hiking, reading fiction books, and listening to classic jazz. Third, I purchased a new mattress, new clothes, and built a new desktop personal computer thanks to my dad, gmontem, and Appu for guidance.

I took advantage of the Great Recession going back to college. I earned an AA degree in Accounting at De Anza College. I was satisfied I corrected some mistakes. I experienced what I should have experience when I attended San Jose State University; for example, I met new people and I made new friends. Furthermore, the time from the day I graduated at De Anza College to my first day at my new job I continued seeking new adventures and experiencing new experiences I should have done both during my 20s. I continue catching up what I missed today.

Act III: Lonely Soul (Nov 20, 2013 to day before independence date). I finally got a break working at a retail start-up. It was my first job since I lost my contract job back in Nov 2008. I was hired as a contractor in a networking company for six months after working at the retail start-up. I'm job searching, learning new job skills, and reviewing existing job skills. I pace myself with leisure reading books and watching movies. I stay in physical shape working out at the gym four to five days a week. I'm lonely most of each day.

It was time to say goodbye to people holding me behind. It was time to retire from anime. It was time to go on my own to find my independence. I don't know when I achieve independence. Independence can be tomorrow. Independence can be next month. Independence can be next year. I continue living the present life intelligently. I'm not watching TV eight hours a day. I'm doing what I feel is the best for me today. I'm doing what I feel is the best for me tomorrow. I'm open to new ideas. If I stop living, then I die.

Act IV: Independence (independence date). All of my successes. All of my failures. All of my frustrations. All of my experiences. All of my wisdom acquired. All of my mistakes and the lessons learned. One of these days I connect all of the above backwards to who I am in my future. My future is a strong, intelligent, and independent Raymond Mar. Grit, responsibility, hanging on, strength, courage, and earning my winnings pay off on the day I declare myself independent.