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Everyday NhanSense – Day 62

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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 62’s Topic: Change.
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I have become different over the years. Well, I guess I should be more specific. After all, most people undergo some kind of personal transformation as they get older. It’s only natural.

For me, I think some aspects of my character and skill-set are becoming something else entirely. For instance, I used to be VERY GOOD at finding typos.

It sounds silly, but I was more or less a walking F7. I could see errors from all kinds of spots, from subtle things like seeing lack of extra spaces in typing or even inconsistencies in how things were written. There is more to being a competent editor (which I was at my school newspaper in college) than just spotting a spelling mistake or two, an incorrect use of a comma … etc.

You have to utilize a certain mindset to spot and recognize such errors, especially ones that look correct on the surface.

This type of editing was what I was great at, at least at one point in my life. That was five years ago when I was a budding, aspiring journalist. Those skills were fresh on my mind. But fast-forward to present day … Well, I am not going to say I have lost it, but it’s not quite the same anymore.

I still possess above-average editing in my book. It’s not as great as it was a few years ago, but rightfully so – I have shifted gears over the years. I still get annoyed as heck at typos when I spot them, but my own judgment isn’t as keen. It’s like I have become a bit of a dull blade in this regard – still sharp, but not as sharp as it could be.
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Everyday NhanSense – Day 54


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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 54’s Topic: Toughness.
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Yay, up to post No. 54 of this blog series! This particular number, 54, has always been my favorite for some reason. I don’t really know why. It just is.

Anyway, I just feel a lot tougher as of late. Well, I mean that I am physically, mentally and emotionally tougher than before. Especially if you compare to the me from five years ago.

The me from back then wouldn’t have been able to do what I have been doing. To bounce back from the pits of depression from being temporarily unemployed again for a few months started to show some cracks on the surface. However, once that problem was fixed, the fortitude came in its place.

When I say I was a weakling before, I wasn’t kidding. Like, for example, I had a hard time working my restaurant job for more than three days a week. That’s how physically deficient I was at the time. Those three days literally wiped me out. I lacked the energy, and the gumption, to clench my teeth to go for a whole week’s worth of work like a normal person has to do for a living.

But over time, I grew stronger. Growing up forced me to strengthen both my resolve and ability to endure more hours each week.

Heck, this restaurant job I currently work at entails me to work at least six days a week on most occasions, but I have found myself more than resilient enough to stick with this without losing a beat, more or less.

This is a good thing. After all, if I couldn’t put up with it, I would be aching and crying for some relief. But in the real world, most people have to do this kind of workload by default. It’s only natural.
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Everyday NhanSense – Day 10


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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 10’s Topic: Identity.
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“Nhan, who the heck are you?”

I guess it’s a good question you could probably ask me these days. And I wish I could give you a good, respectable answer. Truth be told, there are days where I don’t even know how to identify myself.

A lot has happened over the years. Some good things. Some bad things. And there are also some questionable things thrown into the mix as well. All of which has contributed in some shape or form toward creating my “identity” as a person to this day. However, let’s say our identities are like blank canvases, just waiting to be painted on with whatever comes to mind.

If you could take everything in your life and then splash it all over this canvas, what can people identity you as?

For some people, it’s pretty obvious.

Michael Jordan the basketball player.

Peyton Manning the quarterback.

Taylor Swift the singer.

There are millions of examples, but the point is these individuals all have their easily noted identities.

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Daily NhanSense – Day 39


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 39’s Topic: Courage.


Life is scary sometimes, but all you can really do is muster up any bit of courage and press forward. That’s what I have to do right now …

“Get good. Be better.” – Nhan Fiction

Daily NhanSense – Day 35


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 35’s Topic: Maturity.


I am such a child. Despite my physical age, I don’t act or behave the way someone “mature” would. It’s embarrassing, but, at the same time, it can’t be helped.

When life has got you down, I have found your mental maturity peels back to cope with the situation. For me, this has entailed a lot of backtracking upstairs, meaning my mind doesn’t think like an adult should.

Why can’t I just grow up for once?

“Get good. Be better.” – Nhan Fiction

Daily NhanSense – Day 32


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 32’s Topic: Last straw.


This is the last time I ever want to feel this pathetic in life.

No more.

No more!!!

“Get good. Be better.” – Nhan Fiction

Daily NhanSense – Day 30


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 30’s Topic: Loneliness.


Having anti-social tendencies sucks, mainly when the feeling of loneliness starts creeping into your soul.

I understand myself. It’s in my nature. I have a lot of days where I just want my own space, to do my own thing, to be alone, but then there are other times where I yearn for some social contact.

It’s almost an everyday coin toss in this regard, and I never know what I will feel like throughout the week. I wish I could compromise with my anxiety and go like 50/50 with it, but that’s a lot of wishful thinking.

Like today, for instance, I just want to trap myself in my own personal bubble. I don’t want to be around people, but I kind of have to.

As a result, I create an awkward bind where I feel anxious about being near others, but I’m compelled to do so and thus I am going to feel all kinds of strange for the rest of the day.

Talk about a lot of conflicted feelings. Sheesh.
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