Puzzle and puzzled

Last year I bought One Piece puzzle in Anime Festival Asia. It’s been awhile since I did my puzzle, it caught me surprise because it’s 1.5x larger than my previous one. 

I plan to build the edge that night and call it for a day, but instead I work on the characters. They are easier to recognize since they have more distinct features. 
And it came to my mind that, it’s okay to work not in order. It’s your work after all, so do it your way, enjoy it. 

Because I enjoyed it, I was immersed into getting it done and forgot the time that I need to rest. 

Which reminds me of what my sensei told us, hobby is something that you do when you have time to refresh yourself. So, don’t rush it. Enjoy the process, finding the pieces and building it.

pokémon and me

I just finished watching Pokémon XY&Z series which I started last week of November. I just feel I need to have some catch up with the Pokémons since I’m playing Sun & Moon now. The first series I watched was Kanto region and they have 7 regions now: Kanto, Johto, Hoenn, Sinnoh, Unova, Kalos and Alola. (man, I have to admit I feel old now)

The Sun & Moon was released 18 November and I bought it a week later after playing the demo and can’t help to fall in love again.

The game and anime remind me of a few things

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Goodbye 2016 and hello 2017

Yes, this is the first blog post in 2017. I really miss blogging regularly like in 2014 and 2015. I thought after getting used to blog every week for 2 years, I don’t need a reminder to do it. But, seems like I became slack and didn’t really write here in 2016. On the other hand, I scribbled and drew more often in my agenda. I discovered a new hobby (sort of) that colouring, drawing or doing scrapbook is therapeutic. Drawing is not a new thing to me, I’ve been liking it since I was a kid, although I can’t draw like a mangaka (as much as I want to be)

So.. I’ll blog more regularly again in 2017! That’s my first mission.

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Lessons from Pokémon XY&Z

俺だって迷うことぐらいあるさ… でもさ、迷ってる時間があるなら、まず動いてみる。それで失敗したって何か残る、無駄なことなんて何もないさ

さとし EP20

I feel unsure sometimes too. But you see, if you have time to feel unsure, you should just try to make a move.

If that ends in a failure, you’ll still be left with something.

There is nothing you did that would be pointless.

Ash EP20

When having one plan is not enough

How do you usually plan something? Usually I build one plan and if it’s not working then move on to next plan. But recently I find that 3 out of 5 plan didn’t work out and I need to use next plan. I find this quite “tiring”.

Being perfectionist myself, I like to plan thoroughly. So I spend quite sometime in building one plan. When the success rate is not in my favour these days, I get discouraged of planning. Or rather, I have high expectation about my plan but it was not going well as I thought.

I learned in the hard way.

After talking to some friends, here is what I concluded

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Lessons from Yokai Watch Wib Wob

I know what may come to your mind. “Seriously? Why you’re playing a kid game?”

Almost everyone I know is into Pokemon Go these days, and so do I. I was looking for some distractions from my Pokemon Go because I was so addicted to it and to the point which I became obsessed with it.

One day I was discussing next 2020 Olympic in Japan with a friend after watching the the closing ceremony clip. Mr. Abe was in the movie with Mario, Doraemon and other famous characters. There wasn’t any mentions of Yokai Watch in the clips but we know that it’s a big hit in Japan now. So, my curiosity about Yokai Watch ignited..

The more I play the game, the more I withdrawn to it, and here are some of the key points I learned while playing the game:

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Conspiracy theory

When you want to get something, sometimes the universe is just conspire to help you.

I heard about that quote from The Secret book and I thought, really?

Recently I saw this from my Pinterest,

If you want something you’ve never had. You’ve  got to do something you’ve never done

If you want the situation in your team to change, you have to do things that you think it’s too much effort (I’m just want to live peacefully within my hamster ball, please don’t create trouble)

If you want to be able to run 21km, train more and build up your stamina (don’t you realize that your stamina actually had been improved from barely able to run 2.4km and now you can complete 10km)

And this morning, disqus digest sent me a notification from a blog post that I commented 5 years ago(!!!), there is always some meaning behind things happened to you.

One Piece Songs: side note

走り出せ 走り出せ 誰よりもその先へ
Start running, start running, Up ahead, more than anyone else

逃げ出さなければ 明日をつかめるんだ
If we don’t run away, We can grasp ahold of tomorrow

僕はなぜ さがしてるんだろう 何がほしいんだろう
Why am I searching? What is it I want?

答えはきっとその先に
The answer is surely somewhere ahead

動き出す世界の中へ ココロして行くよ
My heart will go on to the moving world

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