Not good enough

Me and procrastination seems always a good friend.

I want to post something and procrastinator-me will say, do you have time to write a good blog? You usually have little patience to compose a post with good flow, have you thought of the title, and many other questions.

Yes, the procrastinator-me sounds like me at work when dealing with projects. I have a series of check list which I usually ask my colleagues to ensure the project can be done properly.

The procrastinator-me is perfectionist. If I can’t deliver the best, it will be a shame.  Why you deliver half baked blog post, no one cares about your thought. Too many people have poured their thought in the Internet, right?

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Experience grinding

If you’re a gamer, you’ll get this instantly when people say, man, too much grinding is needed.

In our younger days, my brother and I often play the same game but I like to see what’s next in the storyline and didn’t spend much time to train myself, as a result the boss easily beaten me up. I look at my brother playing his character and he had lots of patience than me, trained his character well, strategize the team, etc. (he even repeat the chapter if he didn’t get what he wants, he’s my best practice when it comes to gaming) :p

Most of the RPG are like that.. right?

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Family Reunion Day

This post was meant to be published in 2014-01-31 during reunion day or Lunar New Year. But I wrote halfway so this post has been lying in Draft for 3 years.

After reading it, it was few sentences and I couldn’t remember what did I want to say 3 years ago. So I decided to rewrite it with 2017 in mind. The date of the post in 2014 is fairly close with 2017 hey?

Glad to be home for the first few days, then I started to feel restless because some of my usual activities can be done in my hometown. For example walking from one place to another, I need to drive. Although on one hand, I miss driving too.

However, it gives me a chance to take a break from my routine. Which is good, if it’s breaking from bad routine. Often I found ideas or plan my whole year better when I’m at home, away from all the distractions I’m having while I was overseas.

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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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