Sunday, September 26, 2010

Positives Sun Sep 19-Sat Sep 25, 2010

*Ate Hostess Zinger for the first time. Very sweet.

*Ate at Elephant Bar restaurant for a birthday party for the first time since my Cisco job celebration.

*Fall ‘10 quarter started at De Anza. I’m taking Intermediate Accounting, Computer Acct. Systems, and Excel.

*Finished watching Ookami-san anime.

*Washed my clothes using Cheer liquid laundry detergent for the first time.

*Watched the dance production “Burn The Floor.”

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Monday, September 20, 2010

Positives Sun Sep 5-Sat Sep 18, 2010

*Taking showers with Old Spice Odor Blocker body wash. It’s the first time I use body wash.

*Highway 1 Monterey Peninsula. Visited Monterey, Carmel, and Big Sur.

*Drank Pepsi throwback, Pepsi soda with real sugar and not high fructose corn syrup.

*Ate strawberry licorice for the first time. I don’t like it. I also tried chestnut cake.

*Rewatched Bakemonogatari. The anime series is on my all-time favorite list.

*Celebrated my cousin’s birthday early, and my nephew and niece’s birthdays.

*Played Monopoly card game for the first time at a board gaming gathering. The game is on my Xmas wish list.

*Hiked at Los Trancos Open Preserve.

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Saturday, September 18, 2010

Let’s Talk About Summer ’09 and ’10

School starts Mon Sep 20. I’m looking forward to school because vacations must end and I must work on my future. I must prepare for the next economic turnaround. Who knows? I may get a job during the fall quarter.

Summer 2009 and 2010 were catching up summers. These two summers were summers I should have experienced while I attended San Jose State. These two summers were summers I should have experienced in my late teens and early 20s. I had advantages including more spending money from my jobs and being over 21. I had disadvantages including being in my mid 30s and living with my parents; however, most 20 year olds college students live with their parents anyways, lol. Unemployed could be an advantage such as lots of free time or a disadvantage such as earning no income.

I’m happy and grateful for my new experiences experienced, adventures explored, and knowledge learned. I realized I must grow up on Oct 4, 2008. The catching up being a grown up man started on that day. Summer ’09 and ’10 were special and they helped me define who I am today. These moments I should have experienced in my 20s I’m fortunate I experienced this summer and last summer.

Quality and Quantity

There is a distinction between Summer ’09 and Summer ’10. Summer ’09 was quantity and Summer ’10 was quality. Summer ’09 I did lots of activities and I experienced small moments. There was hiking, watching lots of movies, trying new foods, visiting the Charles Schulz museum, jazz festivals, and, gosh, so much happened. Summer ’10 I did fewer activities which were big. I hiked only two times both at new trails. My family did a rare activity on one summer day visiting cavers in central California. I played StarCraft 2. I attended a Paul McCartney concert. And I started learning how to ice skate.

The activities listed above were a good amount of what I did. There was so much more that happened my list is long!

There was still . . .

Oh, absolutely. I attended Anime Expo, worked out at the gym, meet new people and make new friends, watch anime, read, write blogs, play board games, cook . . . spending time indoors and outdoors. The difference is I do better. I always improve.

I Want More

I want to skydive, attend a San Francisco Giants baseball game, and walk on the Golden Gate Bridge. The list grows.

A Top Ten List?

No top ten list. I’m in my 30s catching up what I missed. I say all my experiences, adventures, and knowledge are all number one moments.

However, I want to recognize Anime Expo (AX) 2009. I choose to attend AX ’09 days after Fanime Con ’09. (Fanime ’09 is my all time favorite anime con.) I made a good choice to attend AX’09 because it set the tone for the rest of my Summer ’09. Also, attending AX’09 debunked the negative rumors and fears when AX went back to the Los Angeles Convention Center. Without AX ’09, I don’t attend AX ’10. AX ’10 was a good con and I had a good time.

What About Fall, Winter, And Spring?

It’s all 24/7/365. It’s every season. It’s every day I experience new experiences, seek new adventures, and gain new knowledge. Summer ends, school starts, and catching up continues.

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Sunday, September 5, 2010

Positives Sat Aug 28-Sat Sep 4, 2010

*Taking ice skating lessons.

*Minor face surgery. My cyst was removed on my right cheek.

*Finished reading Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout.

*Watched the movie Mao’s Last Dancer.

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Thursday, September 2, 2010

Update The Introduction To Say All Is Well?

Yes, it’s time to update the introduction. Maturity and wisdom FTW!

I’m Raymond Mar. I have experienced new adventures and experiences and gained wisdom and knowledge since I realized I must grow up. I never have changed if I didn’t grow up and act my age. The collective new everything grows bigger day by day, and soon my growth reach epic proportions. I still don’t know what I want to do. I continue to be kind, be a strong man, be positive, and be optimistic. Never take anything and anyone for granted.

Here is the old one:

I'm Raymond Mar. I'm a human being growing up and I'm tired of acting tough 24/7. I have strengths, weaknesses, and problems. I live to battle my weaknesses and solve my problems to become stronger. I'm lonely. Like millions of other people, I don't know what to do. There are new adventures, new skills, and new people to meet and to encounter. I continue to loosen up, be positive, be kind, and be optimistic. Never take anything and anyone for granted.

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