Believe in You


Do As Infinity - “Believe in You”

English Translation of Lyrics
I’m not even afraid of the sorrow
Or pain that I must get over
There is a life I’m joined with
Believe in you – I’ll go toward tomorrow

We’ll cross the waves of time
And finally arrive there, I’m sure

I won’t lose
On that day when I was helplessly lost
Your words pushed my back

“Get good. Be better.” – Nhan Fiction

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That’s Our Miracle


Love Live! School Idol Project (Season 2 Opening) – “Sore wa Bokutachi no Kiseki (That’s Our Miracle)”

English Translation of Lyrics
With courage, we will make our dreams come true
With an indomitable spirit, let’s run toward the future

A strong, strong wish
Always guides us on our way

We’re not going to compromise on things we love
We’ll seize whatever time we have left
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Happy Haiku: Body Change


Happy Haiku: I try to dabble in writing haiku poems in Japanese.


Tsuyoku naru
Undou suru no
Ii karada

English Translation
Become stronger
To exercise
A good body

“Get good. Be better.” – Nhan Fiction

The 54th Deadline: Opponents


The 54th Deadline: Life is a series of chances to achieve something by a given point. You might very well miss out on opportunities if you are not careful. However, I firmly believe that God gives us plenty of means to find our way, even if we mess up here and there. After all, life demands deadlines. Try and try again until your goals and dreams are realized. Strive to finish on a successful note with whatever you set out to do. Always.
Opponents in life are necessary. The best things in the world stem from competition. To the victor go the spoils, after all.

An opponent here. An opponent there. 

Is it wrong for me to think of anyone who gets in my way as an opponent? Am I justified in thinking of them as a literal obstacle to where I want to be?

Deep down, I just see this as how the world works. It’s a constant series of winners and losers, and to get ahead you need to make sure you’re the one who bests your given opponent.
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Abide by the Vibe: Structure


Abide by the Vibe: Your everyday “vibe” is created on your own terms. Every action and thought will affect this “vibe” constantly. Will you choose to be fueled by a happy “vibe” or will you destroy yourself with a negative one?
“We all abide by the vibe we create for ourselves.”

For the past summer, the concept of “structured success” has grown apparent in my day-to-day life. Every little thing adds up toward the big picture, which is something that eluded me during some of my darker days full of self-destructing, inner turmoil.

Basically, it all boils down to three aspects: mind, body and soul. Without an appropriate balance between all three, one’s homeostasis goes out of whack.

When one part of the machine is broken, you as the individual need to fix or improve that malfunctioning part. It is the only proper way of seeing everything function correctly again. 

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Random Kanji Knowledge: Tora


Random Kanji Knowledge: Kanji is a complicated means of conveying language. With literally thousands of symbols that have different readings depending on context, the layers of complexity can prove overwhelming. However, beyond the squiggly lines lies sophistication to those patient and diligent enough to learn. Kanji is really cool in this regard.

Today’s kanji is 虎, which is pronounced tora (toe-rah.) It is the kanji for tiger, as in the largest cat in the world. 

The stroke order.

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Song 4 U


I am enjoying Tales of Xillia 2 as a side game I have been playing. Very fun and interesting. I love the featured song as well. I think it really describes my life to a T at the moment. 

Ayumi Hamasaki - “Song 4 U”

English Translation of Lyrics
Even now, I still don’t have that much confidence
There are times I can’t step forward

If you think to yourself, if I make a mistake or if I look back
What will happen?
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