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Everyday NhanSense – Day 43

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Everyday NhanSense: Each day, I will blog about something that comes to mind. My goal is to practice writing about my hobbies, my interests, my opinions and so forth.

Day 43’s Topic: Days off.
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Phew.

I have to say that getting days off is really nice, especially after a whole week on the job. I get Sundays off, so that’s pretty sweet.

Let’s just say after spending lots of time unemployed before, where having an abundance of free time was the norm, it just feels right to have that one day to yourself. It makes those days where you don’t have to work that more special and significant.

You can plan for that given day, establish a sense of structure and really live it up when the day finally comes.

I feel a touch tired, a bit more exhausted than usual, but my body is growing accustomed to this new work schedule. Working at the restaurant has been good. We’re a busy restaurant, so every day is generally a rush of customers from start to finish with limited downtime.

I prefer it this way, anyway. It keeps me busy. I don’t feel like I am standing around twiddling my thumbs, plus I have great coworkers who make the job a lot more pleasant. I get along with just about everyone there.
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Everyday NhanSense – Day 37

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Everyday NhanSense: Each day, I will blog about something that comes to mind. My goal is to practice writing about my hobbies, my interests, my opinions and so forth.

Day 37’s Topic: Football and card games.
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What a pleasant day off.

I ate lunch with my landlord and then went over to my friends’ house to watch football with their family. As a Washingtonian, it was pretty cool to watch the Seattle Seahawks pull one of the best comebacks you could ever see in football against the Green Bay Packers.

Not gonna lie, I thought the Seahawks had lost the game at one point. I didn’t expect them to win after four turnovers with the Packers up by a healthy lead.

And then, of course, the comeback started. Or you could say the Packers threw the game away they should have won. Regardless, it was a fun game to watch in the fourth quarter into overtime.

I may be a Cincinnati Bengals fan for the rest of my days, but great football is great football to behold, and the Seahawks certainly gave everyone a reason to see why they are going to be playing in the Super Bowl again this year.

Football aside, it was great to spend time with my friends and their wonderful family. As my life is coming together, it’s nice being able to talk about stuff in a positive manner with less moaning and groaning about dire circumstances.
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Everyday NhanSense – Day 36

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Everyday NhanSense: Each day, I will blog about something that comes to mind. My goal is to practice writing about my hobbies, my interests, my opinions and so forth.

Day 36’s Topic: Those long walks at night to think.
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So last night, I started the process toward rebuilding my life, at least to my liking.

After work, I decided it was about time I went to a local game store to play card games. I totally did awful the whole night, but it was fun. I had lots of fun. It was good for a socially awkward guy like myself to mingle with people who just wanted to play cards.

I hope to continue playing cards from here on out. It should be a blast.

But afterward, because I was unable to get a ride home, I had to walk the entire way back. It takes a whole hour or so on foot.

So I committed to the tread in the cold, frosty weather. It wasn’t too chilly or anything, but it was a temperature just low enough so you would feel it if you weren’t bundled up. Nonetheless, I didn’t mind my long walk back up the hill toward my place.

With plenty of time to think about things, I can at least say there were happier thoughts than before where I was overrun with fear and worry. I just thought about how the pieces are falling into place. A place to live. Food to eat. A job. Some goals to keep me going.

If you really lay it all out, one could say I am on my way toward truly being back on my feet and in control of my life.
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Daily NhanSense – Day 9

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Daily NhanSense: Every day, I will blog about something that comes to mind. My goal is to practice writing about my hobbies, my interests, my opinions and so forth.

Day 9’s Topic: Life.


Leave it to an anime song geared toward children to resonate so much with how my heart is feeling right now about life …

Pendulum★Cute - “One Step”

Translated Meaning of Lyrics
Now, catch that heart-pounding dream and cry your tears to release
Step forward to the field as the game starts
And take a fabulous one step to see a miracle

I realized that strength isn’t given
So I reach for it, one step after another
As I keep on working, never ever stopping

Even if walls or fierce winds stand in my way
I take a step forward, drawing my trump card called “Courage”
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Daily NhanSense – Day 8


Daily NhanSense: Every day, I will blog about something that comes to mind. My goal is to practice writing about my hobbies, my interests, my opinions and so forth.

Day 8’s Topic: Card games.


I love card games. For about a year and a half or so, I have been playing a lot of Magic: The Gathering.

It’s the world’s most popular card game for a reason, as numerous players across the globe play Magic.

As of last week, Magic’s Standard format has since rotated to make room for the new Khans of Tarkir set. Basically, each Standard block restricts the type of cards you can use for an extended period of time.

You may only use certain sets of cards allowed for this time period for the decks you build to compete in tournaments. It may sound strange, but it’s a means of letting cards get their time to shine while hopefully mixing up the format for each Standard rotation.

Of course, this newest Standard rotation meant I had to retire the deck I was using for so long, which was my Green White Hexproof deck.

I am a bit saddened at this fact because I really did enjoy this deck. It won me A LOT of cards as prizes, placing well or winning first at my local tournaments on many nights.

But alas, every good thing has to come to an end at some point. At the very least, I can still play a Modern version of this, so not all is lost.

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Card Me: Ethereal Armor


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Card Me: A favorite hobby of mine is playing card games. There is just something really remarkable about how laying cardboard onto a table can bring people together for lots of fun/frustration. As a naturally shy person in real life, I enjoy how card games can bring me out of my shell for quite the social activity.
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Behold one of the strongest commons in Magic: The Gathering.

Ethereal Armor just rocks on so many levels. It honestly should not have been a common. When used in an appropriate deck (cough* Hexproof), Ethereal Armor pays for itself and then some.
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Card Name: Ethereal Armor
Mana Cost: White
Converted Mana Cost: 1
Types: Enchantment — Aura
Card Text: Enchant creature
Enchanted creature gets +1/+1 for each enchantment you control and has first strike.
Flavor Text: Metal is scarce, smiths are pricey, and plate mail is heavy.
Expansion: Return to Ravnica (Common) Return to Ravnica
Rarity: Common
Card Number: 9
Artist: Daarken

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Card Me: Kiora, the Crashing Wave


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Card Me: A favorite hobby of mine is playing card games. There is just something really remarkable about how laying cardboard onto a table can bring people together for lots of fun/frustration. As a naturally shy person in real life, I enjoy how card games can bring me out of my shell for quite the social activity.
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In Magic: The Gathering, my absolute favorite Planeswalker is Kiora, the Crashing Wave. The moment I came across this card spoiled all the way back when the Born of the Gods set was revealed, I just knew deep down I wanted a Kiora card badly.

It took earning second place at a win-a-box tournament at a local card store, splitting the booster box prize in half and then, with sheer luck, I fortunately came across a copy of this card in one of my pulls. Just plain awesome.

Kiora, by the way, is an excellent card in her own right as well. All three of her abilities are respectively powerful and useful in various in-game situations. Let’s just say I have won multiple games when I can unleash the kraken(s) with her extremely overwhelming ultimate ability.

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