It’s been awhile since there were any updates. Work, writing, and trying to find an apartment has been the real focus at the moment.

And binge watching shows or watching hours upon K-pop music videos to escape the pain and suffering of living.

There’s nothing like the bubblegum pop jams of a bunch of cute women dancing their asses off. And men too. Don’t forget the men. (Example, NCT U – “Baby, Don’t Stop.”

At the moment, my body is recovering from a spell of the springtime cold. It’s shit. Coughing up white phlegm is shit. Annoying as shit. Inhaling slowly, there’s that tickling sensation that’s definitely going to morph into a coughing fit.

Anyway, let’s just jump to what has happened.

1. May 4th — promoted to an Academic Assistant.

2. May 7th — Bunny’s application is finalized(!)

3. May 13th — finished a short script

4. May 18th — an unexpected resignation resulted in an additional title change to include “EAP Coordinator.”

Grinding has paid off a little. Now the next step is to finalize the living accommodation situation, which is a whole another level of a challenge.

 

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There’s a great resource for intelligent people hanging out on Quora. It’s a great read especially on the commute home from work. You see some interesting posts and intriguing answers. However, a ton of these answers is from these self-proclaimed success gurus who are trying to walk the footsteps of Tony Robbins, who has some great advice and information on trying to reach your peak performance.

Skimming through the popular questions, you see a lot of questions revolving around the theme of regret. It’s unspoken but it’s basically out of desperation. I know because I feel it in my guts.

The basic universal question that is asked is along the lines of “If you can learn one habit or do one thing now or do that thing you should have done years ago… what would it be?”

As the Chinese proverb tells us, the best time to grow a tree was 20 years ago, the second best time is NOW.

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Sometimes it feels like there’s this focus to constantly try to please others into liking you. And sometimes it feels like you’re amputating parts of your personality and interests rather than adjusting or adapting. This is not saying that my own experience is that shit or that great but it feels like that. This push and pull and the longing and the unwanting of trying to make new relationships versus accepting the undying truth of “you’re going to die alone someday.”

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Right Mindset

March 13, 2018 — Leave a comment

The distance between my first job and my second is about a 50-minute walk. It’s getting sunnier but at times the wind is what hurts the most. Despite that, it’s great to have a chance to see the city above ground and to get some fresh air, especially being cooped up for 8 hours. During this time I like to listen to some pump up songs. At the moment, my current obsession is some very particular Kpop songs and a few edgier tunes. Continue Reading…

There is a student in my class who is spending a year in Toronto with his family. He told me that it was his dream to come to Canada and study English. He failed nine times in the past five years before getting the timing right. It was then he mentioned his simple method of achieving his goals. All he does is keep a notebook with his goals written down with the steps to achieve them and some notes about his feelings about his journey.

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The silence was too long due to the struggles of stringing together a semi-coherent story. My own refusal to commit to the project is mostly due to my fears. It’s strange to write about my own research and knowledge on the subject, but only to let the inner demons to haunt me from the inside out.

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NEW CHALLENGES

February 26, 2018 — Leave a comment

It’s been about 54 days since my last cup of coffee. There are days when I feel out of it and want to give up, especially mid-afternoon. That’s when the aid of baby wipes or a splash of cold water around the eyes help get the sting out. Sometimes the use of eye drops are required to clear the fogginess that comes along with staying awake for so long.

Following a caffeine-free lifestyle has proven that it’s possible to wake up and rely on the internal energies that you naturally possess to jump start the day. Sure, the winter mornings can get the best of you and get you rolling out of bed at a snail’s pace. Then there’s the whole issue of having a big breakfast when your body doesn’t really want to eat at all. Besides that, mornings are generally OK.

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