Thursday, July 30, 2009

Positives Thur July 16-Wed July 29, 2009

*Visited the Charles M. Schulz museum in Santa Rosa, CA with Bash and gmontem.

*Updated my webpage I uploaded My Cosplay pics from Fanime'09.

*Purchased Coraline DVD collectors edition and a new hat for hiking at REI. Read the Coraline book first.

*Family Portrait. My parents, sister, brother's family, and I took a family portrait.

*Shopped at IKEA for the first time. Went with Bash, mDuo13, Spiritsnare, and Tsubasa. Awesome store! Want to go back and eat their $.99 breakfast that we missed.

*Tried Pho for the first time. Pho is Vietnamese soup.

*Played board games at Ultimate Gaming Night gathering.

*Basic Car Maintenance. Changed oil, air filter, and cabin air filter. And applied Armor All to the dashboard.

*I'm lifting heavier weights at the gym now I'm going back for full workouts.

*No More Floppies. I transferred all the data from floppies to a CD. It wasn't boring because I watched Coraline, Wall Street, My Neighbor Totoro, and The Transporter movies. I have more free space now.

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Saturday, July 25, 2009

Update: What Are You Missing In Your Life?

Blogger's Note: I asked myself the same question on Mon Mar 23, 2009. Click here to read. Here is an updated answer to the question.

I'm missing a person who is like me, a go-to person I call anytime to ask "Are you free?" The person is free 90% of the time and we do something together. We have our families and other friends, too. We introduce our friends to each other to expand our circle of friends.

The go-to special person, a best friend, and I have similar living situations (think George from Seinfeld: Hello, I'm Raymond, I'm unemployed and I live with my parents.). We have a list of new things we want to do together, share new experiences, and have similar hobbies. We share our happiness, our laughers, frustrations, and help each other correct our mistakes. The person is very close to who I am. Personally speaking, I'm missing out many places, many activities, and many adventures. Examples we do together include attending concerts, random walking in cities and downtowns especially new places, chat in bookstores, cooking, ballroom dancing, playing games, watching anime, hiking . . . anything new, anything outdoors, anything indoors.

Nobody can live alone—live like hermits. Think of the most successful people. They succeed with help from other people: friends, family, co-workers, partners, close people, networks, acquaintances, and a special person.

I was alone 98% of the time while I was a college student. I missed out many adventures and experiences in my 20s. Given my current life situation, it's highly likely I'm going back to school. I need people, friends, family of course, and a special person. My future successes depend on people.

I continue to meet new people to expand my circle of friends, my networks, my acquaintances, and in time I meet my special person. I failed to meet new people in my 20s. I'm correcting my mistake today meeting new people.

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Thursday, July 16, 2009

Positives Thur July 9-Wed July 15, 2009

*Finished watching the anime series "Strawberry Marshmallow" and "K-On." For Strawberry, kids should live their lives just like the character in the series. For K-On, the character Mio is awesome because she's left handed.

*Finished rereading "Seinlanguage" by Jerry Seinfeld. The book was not funny as I read it the second time. My brother and sister gave me the book for Xmas a long time ago.

*Ate Costco chicken gyoza for the first time. Need more experience using the frying pan ^^

*Mini family get together. One of my uncle's family and my brother's family visited for the weekend. I hung out with my two cousins. We played Settlers of Catan and Betrayal At The House On The Hill. We played Mario Kart and Smash Bros on Gamecube. We watched "The Dark Knight." And we played Fluxx. We had epic games as we all tried to win by "All You Need Is Love." Everyone caught up on the latest and one of my cousins did magic card tricks.

*Went back to the gym since middle June. I have been sick and fatigued from Anime Expo. I did a light workout. I'm eager to get well soon to continue my weight training =)

*Good news. I'm almost guaranteed my braces are removed on my next ortho appointment on Mon Aug 17. I have my list of food I eat after my braces are removed :{}

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Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Positives Sat June 27-Wed July 8, 2009

*Updated my webpage

*Celebrated my Mom's birthday with two of my uncle's families at my brother's place. Watched movies and played Settlers of Catan with my cousins.

*DrankPocari Sweat for the first time.

*Helped Appu moved to his new place.

*Attended Anime Expo'09 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Satisfactory experience! Highlights were the cosplayers, Fullmetal Alchemist gathering, and meeting new people. Visited Little Tokyo for the first time afterwards.

*Ate grits for the first time.

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