Random Kanji Knowledge: Kizuna

Random Kanji Knowledge time!

Today’s kanji is 絆, which is read as kizuna (key-zoo-na). 絆 means “bonds” (as in bonds that are emotional, relationship-driven and otherwise.)

絆 is a word you hear the Japanese say a lot. It’s important to talk about the “bonds” you have with others and what it means to you.

Source.
The stroke order for 絆 is shown below.
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Ambiguous

Nhan-Fiction Note: Kill la Kill is a crazy, but very entertaining anime.

Song: Ambiguous

Artist: GARNiDELiA

By Judee Zee.
Once the threads of fate are severed
Our destinies will change forever

I tried to be someone that I’m not
In a world of fear and distraught
I can’t breathe, I had to leave

As I walked down my own runway 
I put on a mask of disdain
To hide this vile and wicked smile

Even if i fake my uncertainty 
You’re the only one who can see right through me
Once we both felt hatred and pride
but now we’re standing side by side 

No one else can take away what’s meant for the both of us
A fever so Ambiguous
is not even enough to stop these beating hearts

Once the threads of fate are severed
Our destinies will change forever 
So that we can see the dawn of a new day together

You and I will always be connected

The 54th Deadline: Wild Card


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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.
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If people are like cards in this elaborate game of life, then I am no doubt a wild card.

My value is ambiguous. My purpose is further shrouded in unpredictability. Regardless, I am cool with this.

Other people are more obvious about what they bring to the table. They already know what they represent as cards and nothing more.

When it is a non-wild card’s turn to be played, they contribute toward life in some way and that’s that. They fulfill their respective role in the name of the game.

However, as a wild card, my time to shine isn’t so obvious. It isn’t apparent until all the other pieces are in play. And then, and only then, will everything make sense.

Abide by the Vibe: Guidance

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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?
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“We all abide by the vibe we create for ourselves.”

Sorry for the lack of posts for a while. I would like to get back into the blogging swing of things.

Lately, I have been seeking a lot of guidance from all kinds of sources.

Soon, I hope to have everything make sense again.

“We all abide by the vibe we create for ourselves.”

Born to Be

“Born to be” by ナノ (nano.)

Translation of Lyrics (Click for Source)
OOH YEAH!!!

They bring me down
All the world is stereotypical
Playing out rules , but act another
Look now , you thought you had me by the upper hand
But I see through the cynical face you’ve covered

Four : Unleash the beast that lies inside of you
Three: Take on the fire that burns in front of you
Two: Let out the fear you feel surrounding you
One: Become the soul that you were born to be

If you lost your strategy dream that you’ve lived up until now with
Break the handle, and continue on with your ra ra-raging dreams
If you’re challenged by this life without any thrill
If you’re going to embrace these reckless emotions
Then surely you have to brace yourself
And break away from yourself

If it’s a destiny that steals everything from you
What should you go on through life believing?
Ask yourself, the way there’s nothing to lose or die for
If you fear your past scars
Are you prepared to throw even your future away?
The choice is yours to make
This is what I choose to live for

The 54th Deadline: Attitude Shift

Satsuki's Quote
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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.
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I’ve been gradually changing my attitude about everything. I don’t see the world in the same light as I did even just a few years ago.

My parents brought me up with the notion that hard work pays off, and this is something I do hold dear to my heart. However, I never really factored in the COMPETITION in life that has become way too obvious and apparent. Sometimes, to get ahead, you really need to be BETTER than everyone else.

Your peers.

Your friends.

Your “rivals.”

EVERYONE else. Continue reading

Happy Haiku: Getting Ready


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

Haiku
イベントで
準備できる
似合ってよ!

Romaji
Ibento de
Jyunbi dekiru
Niatte yo!

English Translation
At an event
Can prepare
(Looking good!)

- Nhan “Nhan-Fiction” Pham

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Abide by the Vibe: Image

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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?
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“We all abide by the vibe we create for ourselves.”

It is natural for people to desire showcasing a certain, ideal image of themselves on the the surface. Your best foot forward and all.

I am all for seeing someone’s true colors. Whether truly good or bad, I want to know the real person behind a given image.

“We all abide by the vibe we create for ourselves.”

Random Kanji Knowledge: Shouri


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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.
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Random Kanji Knowledge time!

Today’s kanji is 勝利, which is read as shouri (show-ree).

勝利 is “win.”

勝 means “win/victory.”

利 refers to “advantage/benefit.”

The stroke order for 勝利 is shown below. Continue reading

The 54th Deadline: Reset


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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.
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Do you wish you could just wake up one day and then reset your life?

That’s what I’m doing.

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RESET!

Happy Haiku: Tears


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

Haiku
涙目で
完全に泣く
哀情

Romaji
Namidame de
Kanzen ni naku
Aijou

English Translation
With teary eyes
Cry completely
Sadness

- Nhan “Nhan-Fiction” Pham

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Abide by the Vibe: Visible

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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?
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“We all abide by the vibe we create for ourselves.”

I’ll admit I am an oddball in many ways. When it comes to “attention,” I have always been an extremely shy and bashful person who preferred not being seen or heard.

The center of attention has always made me a nervous wreck. What will people think of me? Will I do something to embarrass myself? Am I going to get judged?

As a result, I’ve relied heavily on avoiding attention whenever I could …

I cope with social anxiety on an everyday basis. It has been like this for me my entire life. Growing up, I was always that “quiet guy,” the one who would barely utter even a squeak. When I would try to talk, I often mumbled my words (a horrible habit of mine even to this day.)

Over the years, I will freely admit it is lonely trying to be hidden all the time. I want attention. NO. I crave it.

Whether through triumphs or struggles, I want people to notice me. I will force myself to become visible to others, whether my anxiety likes it or not.

“We all abide by the vibe we create for ourselves.”


Random Kanji Knowledge: Genki


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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.
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Random Kanji Knowledge time!

Today’s kanji is 元気, which is read as genki (gehn-key).

元 means “origin.”

気 refers to the “spirit/mind/mood.”

Combined together, you can think of 元気 as the “original mood” in the sense that humans are supposed to default to being healthy, right?

In fact, one of the first things you’re taught in Japanese class is how to ask if someone is feeling well.

元気ですか? (Genki desu ka?) —> How are you (feeling)?

元気 is also used in the context of someone who is lively or full of energy.

The stroke order for 元気 is shown below. Continue reading