Hello There, 2012

Powerful Persistence

I have learned that one needs to persist, persist and persist if results want to be achieved. Being lazy about pursuing a given goal is not how you want to get things done. Ever.

Sudden Change … Again

I have experienced lots of sudden andĀ abrupt changes that force me to adjust on the fly, especially in these past two years filled with awkwardness and moments of uncertainty plus despair all rolled into one strange package. Once again, I am compelled to rethink my plans for the future.

Nonetheless, I find myself pleasantly content with the new challenges that await me, particularly in regards to how it will affect my various self-imposed objectives.

I guess a lot of this has to do with my brighter viewpoint on life, where every obstacle is not an impossible hurdle to overcome but a test of willpower and patience to be tenacious when the going gets tough. Well, my circumstances have gotten significantly more difficult, but I am not stressing … at least not yet. If life were easy, we would all be living in the lap of luxury, sipping on cool glasses of lemonade without a care in the world.

But news flash – life is hard. Life will try to break you down any chance it gets, and it will show no mercy doing it.

I am not afraid of these looming difficulties anymore, but instead I am more than confident at taking them head on with unsheathed claws!

Make an Entrance

If there is one thing I have learned from watching Japanese anime, TV shows or movies, it is that the Japanese culture really LOVES roll calls and transformation sequences (actually, I think Asian cultures in general love roll calls). There is something about taking turns and calling out your name while doing some kind of sequence plus pose that makes my inner five-year-old go nuts. Of course, it is apparently disrespectful to disturb a roll call sequence in progress, but this is a different matter altogether.

Below is a random example using footage from the Super Sentai series (commonly known as Power Rangers to westerners). There are some stylish and cool elements about something that one could chalk up as a very Japanese thing to do.

Dat roll call.

Up a Notch

I have not figured out an official name for my plan of attack for the next upcoming months to get my life on track, but the pieces are starting to fall in place. I now have a deviantART account. Check it out if you want to catch a glimpse of my world.

Be warned – there will be cats. >^..^<