Fascinating Squirrel

January 17, 2020 Leave a comment

Squirrel remains a fascinating creature. I captured images of them several times.

A squirrel was eating nuts and not distracted by a passerby, even when I hold a phone directed at it.

Another one slept in a lazy afternoon, knew nothing about screaming kids nearby.

This afternoon, I have a one-minute encounter with a real fat squirrel. It’s inching closer than any other rendezvous. I observe the squirrel, and the squirrel stares back. We remained curious about each other.

The squirrel bored and fled away. I smiled and appreciated the story I was sketching.

Do you have any similar experience?

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Why A Day Moon?

January 17, 2020 Leave a comment

I like a clean moon, visible in daylight. That’s why I was happy when I spotted them the first time.

Afternoon Moon

I took pictures and uploaded them to social networks. And I found out I have an audience.

Early Moon

I began to pay attention to those moons. Sometimes in the early morning, and sometimes afternoon, I found them unexpected everywhere.

Half Moon

They’re not as bright as shining bling in the late night, and they’re as plain as a piece of white in the background of blue.

Day Moon

Their attractiveness lies in moderate, yet they invoke tremendous curiosity. It fits a modest personality but moving forward.

Half Moon

Do you like to see those day moons?

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How To Deal With Monday Blue?

January 14, 2020 Leave a comment

Monday is a soft obstacle. I need extra sugar to fight drowsiness, often mixed in coffee.


Did I party over the weekend or binge watch tv dramas? No, I dealt with constant distractions in a dull state, return phone calls, mini-meetings, and on and on.


To gain my mental sharpness, I decided to walk through a nearby park.


It’s a golden afternoon. I wandered through the trail. Relaxing and rejuvenating, I felt the tasks on my back were unpacking, one after another. I breathed and yelled. I wanted to experience it every afternoon.


How do you deal with the Monday blue?

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Looking For The Other Side

January 12, 2020 Leave a comment

I never know the other side if I never tried.

Some thirty years ago, I lived in a country as locked off as North Korea. I knew nothing outside. One year, I watched a film showing a flea market in Canada. Its colorful fabric, red or curly hair, and skyscrapers. A distinctive shock.

Yet, after I stepped in the States, I learned how common a flea market is. It’s even an eyesore sometimes.

Through years, I learned to look for the other side and step over the warm couches. It is a soft obstacle. It fogs my eye and fuzzy my vision.

Full of curiosity, I take a different vantage view.

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Life Never Fair

January 11, 2020 Leave a comment

Life never fair. It throws things when I unexpected.

I was active and played soccer in college and afterward. Somewhat overweight, but within the guideline. Yet, one year my mother fell and broke her hip. I spent more time with her by going independent.

Page turned, my mother’s health was worsening and passed away. My marriage dissolved. I lost everything. The worst part of that is type 2 diabetes began to ruin my life since I was worrying too much. I couldn’t sleep.

The cycle repeats for years. This year, I decided to right things straight. I’m going to follow the power ritual to prove it.

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Client from The Hell

January 10, 2020 Leave a comment

If you work in a client-facing business, you know how hard it is to please a particular group. A popular Instagrammer classifies one of them as ninjas.

One fitting definition for ninja is the stealth way they conduct themselves. A popular Asian culture storyline shipped across the ocean.

I had several stories. In every tale, they made justifications one after another to skid past a deadline. When needed, they vanished without shadow.

Yet, they pop up in an unimaginable minute. Kicking, begging, even crying, ninjas plead their cases. They interrupt the office and interfere with themselves.

I have no other answer but to refuse their services. What’s your experience in dealing with the worst clients?

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What Morning Routine Do you Follow?

January 9, 2020 Leave a comment

One of the productivity fads is the morning routine. Get up early in a quiet hour, and focus on crucial things before any noise and interruptions.

One routine item proposed in the Miracle morning is silence or meditation. There’re a variety of ways to install it. In discussion with others, I said one can tailor it to fit personality.

My version is driving to a place away from home. Once there, I observe the sunrise, take a photo, and keep silent for five minutes. The photo part serves as an associated action to foster a better habit. It’s a must for the social media age.

Steps to and from the car, I recall crucial things remembered from the night before. And what points should I address for the day?. Within minutes, I note my thoughts in an app. It’s thought, work, assessment (TWA) sequence that worked for me.

What other morning routine installment you follow?

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Find My Footprint Again

January 8, 2020 Leave a comment

I’m a happy man since I re-connected my old WordPress. First, I tried to create a new one, but no options I want to swallow. After minutes of searches, I gave up.

I went back looking for my old password. Yet, I had a hard time to match which username is. Young man, don’t surrender, I grunted. Minutes passed. Bang, I jumped and picked up an odd name to proceed. That’s it. Young man, I did it.

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How Do You Take A Break?

January 8, 2020 Leave a comment

Like a kid with a new toy, I want to have as much fun as possible today.

One of my questions perplexed me over the holidays is: how do you take a work break? I take a walk, I move my arms, and I listen to music. I even made one for myself.

What kind of activities you do during your break? Or, what kind of music you listen during work hours?

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A Brand New Day

January 8, 2020 Leave a comment

Today is a new beginning for me. I tried to open a new WordPress account. Yet, there’re many obstacles that I didn’t expect. After hours trying, I give up. I managed to find one of my old accounts and attempted to reopen it. Now, let’s have some fun.

I’ll use this as a diary to cover my thoughts on growth mind, grit, goal setting, and one of my favorite activities – photos.

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