Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Positives Wed Jan 11-Tue Jan 24, 2012

*Watched the movie Moneyball.

*Attended a friend’s one year old daughter birthday.

*Ate at Han Yang Korean BBQ and The Red Onion restaurants for the first time.

*Finished watching Ben-to, Ika Musume season 2, and Working season 2 anime series. Ben-to is one of all time favorites.

*Tires rotated and balanced.

*Finished Half-Life 2 video game seven years later. It took me 26 hours to complete.

*Shopped at Costco Business Center for the first time.

*Too sweet for me. Ate Frosted Toast Crunch for the first time.

*Purchased Crystal Reports XI Encyclopedia to further self-teach and refresh my Crystal Reports skills.

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Sunday, January 15, 2012

Top Mistakes Part 3

I continue sharing my top mistakes I made in life. We become better people learning from our mistakes. Here are mistakes 7-9:

Mistake 7: Trivia Is Not Trivial

I avoided trivia because it was a waste of my time and brainpower. Who cares about trivia? I rather spend time studying while I was in school? It’s not going to help me get a college degree. It’s not going to help me get a job. I have better use for my time than read useless information and memorizing weird facts.

The lesson I learned is trivia can be good. Trivia can be used to start a conversation. Trivia, if used properly and discretely, can be funny and make people laugh. Trivia can bring people together. I have witnessed it.

I signed up to receive daily trivia on my Twitter at Trivia Cafe.

Mistake 8: Doing Nothing And Waiting For Something

I did nothing and waited for something to happen during most of my 20s. I say it with sadness, angry at myself, with regret, and forgiveness. I realized life doesn’t come to me on Sat Oct 4, 2008. Seek new adventures. Experience new experiences. Learn something new.

I created a personal motto: Get out and do something, anything. That’s the lesson I learned. It’s simple, clear, and straight to the point.

Mistake 9: Food Is Food. It’s All The Same.

My mom told me food is food. We ate the same food and cooked the same way 95% of the time. I enjoyed that food. We cooked easy and healthy. I thought we ate good tasting home meals. I got bored eating the same food as time went on. The taste became bland. There are better ways to cook healthy and tasty food. In short, my mom taught me to cook lazy, cook with minimal mess, and cook enough food so I don’t cook the next day or two.

The lesson I learned is put heart into my cooking. Put effort and sincerity in preparing food. Learn how to cook new dishes. And always improve my cooking skills.

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Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Positives Wed Jan 4-Tue Jan 10, 2012

*Ate at Taqueria Los Charros and House Of Soul Food for the first time.

*Played Mahjong (Riichi) online at Mahjong Time.

*Watched the anime movie Redline.

*Played Chez Geek for the first time since 2007.

*Saw a Chinese show performed by a Chinese dance company in San Ramon.

*Watched the animated movie Tangled.

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Sunday, January 8, 2012

Feeding Off One Another

The answer to the question is the question for the next. I start with an event in 2009.

*2009. What classes did you take at De Anza? Strength development, social dance, and beginning accounting.

*Social dance. What was the first dance you learned? Fox trot taught by my sister.

*Fox trot. What type of dances do you like? Smooth.

*Smooth. Name a song from Michael Jackson? Smooth Criminal.

*Criminal. Fact: one of my favorite shows I watch to waste time is Cops.

*Cops. Fact: take pictures of police cars is one of my favorite hobbies.

*Hobbies. What are your longest hobbies you have done? Play video games and watch anime.

*Video games. What is your all time favorite arcade game? Gauntlet II.

*Gauntlet II. Where did you play Gauntlet II for the first time? Chuck E. Cheese in 1986.

*1986. My homeroom teachers were Mrs. Greene and Mr. Mahn in sixth grade.

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Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Positives Sat Dec 24, 2011-Tue Jan 3, 2012

*Merry Christmas. The best Christmas since 2008.

*Finished watching Tiger & Bunny anime series. Thank you tsubasa for the episodes.

*Chewed 5 Gum Solstice flavor for the first time.

*Watched Transporter 3 for the first time.

*Changed my car’s oil.

*Happy New Year. Watched the fireworks at San Francisco on New Year’s Eve.

*Drank Starbucks’ Hot Cocoa for the first time during breakfast. I also drank Trader Joe’s Hot Cocoa for breakfast.

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