Monday, January 15, 2018

Positives Sat Dec 16, 2017-Sun Jan 14, 2018

*Watched Bonnie And Clyde, Miracle On 34th Street (1947), Dunkirk, and 2001: A Space Odyssey movies.

*Ate Nonni's Almond Dark Chocolate Biscotti and Alfaro's Artesano bread for the first time.

*Sold Dec eBay auctions.

*Replaced outlet power strips with surge protectors.

*Cleaned the house.

*Cooked rice with Aroma Rice Cooker for the first time.

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Explain A New First In 2016 And 2017

Jan 1, 2018 was the first time the years 2016 and 2017 were bad years from Jan 1 to Dec 31. It was expected. Nobody can avoid consecutive bad years in his or her life. 2013 and 2014 were bad years both ended well. 2015 was a good year. The last time I experienced a bad year from Jan 1 to Dec 31 was 2007. Is it possible 2018 brings three consecutive bad years? Yes. I hope not.

The new year starts over again. Super Bowl and Chinese New Year in Feb. Speaking of NFL football, the 2017-2018 NFL season went by fast. NBA Finals are in June, and the NBA season is close to the half way point. Outside sports, taxes in Apr, checkups, new bedsheets, routine maintenances, children's after school activates, new school years, etc. For me, I continue my weekday routines cooking, job searching, learning new job skills, exercising, reading books, brush my teeth, check emails, eat three healthy meals, and sleep. The best I can do is stay active, avoid boredom, and keep my eyes open for lucky opportunities. I'm not settling.

I speak on behalf of those down on their luck in 2016 and 2017: keep moving forward. It's the best we can do. Trust yourself. Trust life somehow finds a way to help you. Good luck!

Saturday, December 16, 2017

Positives Sat Nov 18-Fri Dec 15, 2017

*Black Friday purchases included motor oil, slippers, foot care, socks, soap, and desktop speakers.

*Flashlight, first-aid kit, and smoke detector check.

*Spot vacuumed, mopped main floor areas, and cleaned bathroom.

*Applied Earth Therapeutics foot therapy kit to my feet.

*Finished reading Catch-22 by Joseph Heller.

*Watched The Peanuts movie.

*Rinsed my mouth with Crest Pro + Health Multi-Protection mouthwash for the first time.

*Phone interviewed a Technical Product Manager position and a Sales Operations Analyst position.

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.

*Ate Lotus Biscoff Biscotti cookies for the first time.

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.