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Everyday NhanSense – Day 76

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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 76’s Topic: Creativity.
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I strongly believe I am a creative individual. I have always been someone who likes to think outside the box in a variety of ways.

Ultimately, my ambition for the future is to become a content creator of sorts. I want to make stuff with my creative stamp to it, especially things I could be particularly proud of to show anyone.

I certainly have a passion and appreciation for those who like to think beyond linear means, so I want to make sure my own projects prove worthwhile.
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Everyday NhanSense – Day 64

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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 64’s Topic: Joy of living.
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Your life is as wonderful as you choose to view it as, and I have certainly accepted this notion over the years.

Work hard for stability, and then squeeze in some things that make you happy. This is life in action. It’s not supposed to be extremes of happiness or sadness, but it’s more of a mix of both constantly alternating.

Obviously, you should focus on the former rather than the latter. It’s better to be happy than sad, but sometimes life throws you stuff to test your fortitude.
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Everyday NhanSense – Day 55

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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 55’s Topic: Determination.
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I do believe destiny has something important in store for me, and I am not just saying that. I do like to think that everything that has happened in the past few years, both the good and the bad, will make itself clear in due time.

I was at my wit’s end at one point, pushed to a breaking point I never want to experience again and so I continue to live each day with the mentality of changing myself for the better.

Be stronger.

Be smarter.

Be this.

Be that.

Whatever I can do within my own personal limits, I will try a bit harder at surpassing my capabilities. This in itself is where I derive my sense of determination, my willpower and that intangible thing called heart when the going gets tough.

I will admit I have had my share of moments where I wanted to buckle under the pressure, but perseverance lifted me through the troubling times. And now, as I approach another threshold in my life, I want to take my determination to the next level.
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Everyday NhanSense – Day 46

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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 46’s Topic: Frustration.
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Ugh, today was a day I wish I could just pry open my head and take a look at what’s bothering me. Because, oh boy, today was quite a doozy, emotionally anyway.

I just suddenly felt super frustrated near the end of my shift at work for some reason. I do not know exactly why in the sense that it just came up abruptly, literally out of nowhere. Maybe it was a case of my mood swings going a bit haywire, but then again I am pretty good at keeping the emotions under wraps for a majority of the time.

Ack, I wish I could just toss away these stupid feelings. It makes me feel unmotivated, just not passionate enough to stir up some momentum.

Again, life has been more than fine for me. Better than OK, honestly.

Lots of ups and less downs to drag me down into the pits of despair and self-loathing. But regardless, I have felt like a mess in the past few hours. I am scared. I am frightened.

But why?!
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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 23

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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 23’s Topic: Good luck charms.
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I still have it.

The 功 necklace I bought at the anime store from the mall is still being carried with me each day. I freak out if I misplace it, even for a moment. I still don’t like wearing jewelry of any kind (I don’t even like the sensation of a watch around my wrist), so I just have this thing chilling in my pocket.

And sometimes, I’ll admit I like to take it out and twirl it around when I’m thinking. It’s only natural, right?

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This necklace isn’t worth much by all means, but the 功 itself is still important to me. It acts as a constant reminder of how I can get myself out of any predicament.

功, again, means “success.” Its symbol components consist of “work” and “strength.” You need to work toward success and have the necessary strength to endure and make it happen. Isn’t this what life is all about?

功 is such a powerful and meaningful symbol. It just inspires you, doesn’t it? Continue reading

Everyday NhanSense – Day 9


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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 9’s Topic: Chasing after hares.
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The Japanese culture has a particular proverb that resonates with me.

二兎を追う者は一兎をも得ず。
(Ni usagi wo ou mono wa ichi usagi wo mo ezu.)
Literally: One who chases after two hares won’t catch even one.
Meaning: Trying to do two things at once will make you fail in both.

As human begins, we often feel stretched in multiple directions as far as interests go. It could be delving into photography one day or learning how to do a particular dance style the next. I am certainly guilty of this as well when it comes to pursuing these “hares” in life.

I want to do this. I want to do that. I want to do this while doing that. There are so many things I want to learn, but realistically I am aware I am not giving each respective activity enough attention. It requires time and energy to become proficient at something. Piano, singing, painting … everything for that matter.

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