Saturday, November 17, 2018

The Green Steno Notebook 3



The picture above is the notebook I acquired on the first day of my new white collar job. I wrote notes during my job training. I wrote other notes, reminders, and knowledge thereafter. I share many of them. Here is the third blog.

*Jan 2011. My friends and I stayed at The Wilshire Hotel in Downtown Los Angeles June 30, 2010-July 5, 2010. Room number 1178.

*Feb 2011. Cinderella Liberty the movie click here for IMDB information. Cinderella Liberty is also a navy jargon which means a sailor given a pass which expires at midnight.

*Apr 18, 2011. Avoid eating noodles on gym days.

*May 2011. ephemeral: lasting for a very short time.

*May 2011. Eat warm salami and rice together.

*May 2011. The most important lecture Arithmetic, Population and Energy by Professor Al Bartlett.

*May 2011. Junior is younger or subtract. Senior is older or add. A man is 40 and a woman is 20 years his junior means the woman is 20 years old. A man is 40 and a woman is 20 years his senior means the woman is 60 years old.

*Jul 19, 2011. Dental floss cut on my gum. Dental floss in front a mirror. Side note: it took me years later to resume dental flossing in front of a mirror.

*Aug 11, 2011. I listened to a song Take A Chance by ABBA on US Highway 101 Northbound in Sunnyvale, CA.

*Oct 3, 2011. Jean Nate body splash horse race commercial in 1984 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EjTbgY7L49I.

*Apr 7, 2013. Garage door open with cover to block the sun. An idea is hang a tarp from the top of the open garage door. Secure the tarp with heavy rocks or bricks.

*July 27. 2013 The driving video game I saw at Chuck E Cheese's in 1981 or 1982 is The Driver by Kasco. YouTube video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YLRKkzcWIpU. I have strong confidence the video was a red car and not a racing track depicted on the YouTube Video . One scene was a truck spilling tree trunks on the road. Here's a French version of The Driver https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dwYqmaHw1UY.

*Aug 21, 2013. 1980s television shows. Click title for the Wiki. Lottery!, The Quest, Grand Slam released in 1990, Outlaws, and The Charmings.

*Sep 16, 2013. Colgate Peroxide good for minor oral health problems.

*Nov 12, 2013. Project A bicycle scene starring Jackie Chan https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Fl43rq3Zqw.

*Apr 18, 2014. Appu recommended personal projects to strengthen my resume. I started my personal projects in Aug 2014.

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Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Self-Esteem Blog

How does a person know he or she has poor self-esteem? It's hard for a person to self-asses himself or herself physically, mentally or intelligently, emotionally, financially, and spiritually. He or she does good living a good life for which he or she doesn't question how good. There are people who call out personal shortcomings accurately. How does a person respond when people or the world tells him or her you have poor self-esteem? The question is does he or she accepts the call out sincerely or denies the call out knowing it's true.
Take note of the conversation tone. It's a personal judgment call.

I'm no expert being a psychologist. I'm no expert teaching self-improvement. I know there is no quick solution to strengthen self-esteem. Time is required. Mistakes are made. Trial and error are required. Prepare to say good-bye to people, places, and things. Patience is necessary. Get healthy. Sleep well. Sitting in front of a television and/or playing video games eight hours a day are prohibited. Spend time with good people. If you don't have good people, then find good people. Good people are hard to find. Prepare for time being alone. Learn to be professional. Learn new skills. Relearn existing skills. Hope for good luck. Hope for fortunate timing.

Update On A Past Blog

Today's blog reminded me a past blog The Person Wants No Help on Mar 24, 2015. I wrote some people don't need help with their problems. Also, how long do people continue telling the problem people they need help? Helpers do the best they can. Some people accept help. Some people refuse help. Maybe the source of a person's problems and the personal choice to accept or to refuse help is poor self-esteem?

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Wednesday, November 07, 2018

You're Smarter Than You Think

You may be smarter than you think. There are more people than you think who can't read. Never take reading for granted. 911 operators receive ridiculous emergency calls. I hope you call 911 for legitimate emergencies. You don't drive while intoxicated. A good parent never abuses his or her children. There are no felonies in your record. Everyone makes mistakes. Smart people pay for their mistakes. Smart people learn from their mistakes.

You don't embarrass yourself or other people when you're socializing. You're open to new ideas. You listen to opinions. You always meet new people. There is no complaining. There is no need for good self-esteem assurance via online social networks.

Desire Greater Than Knowledge

Schools teach book knowledge; however, one of the few life skills schools teach successfully is the quote, "I will is more important than I know." Motivation is more important than book smarts. If you don't know it, then you learn it. Innovate infinitely. You don't live a couch potato. You don't watch TV eight hours a day. You don't play video games daily. There is something missing you find it no matter how long it takes. Live life one day at a time intelligently.

Update On A Past Blog

The Prepare Multiple Conversation Subjects blog reminded me there are winners and losers in life. I actually realized nobody wins all the time years ago. Good people don't win all the time. Winners and losers apply to job searches, college applications, games, contests, and life in general.

Presidential speech writers prepare two speeches. The first speech is a winner. The second speech is a loser. The multiple speech preparation applies to CEOs, head of households, coaches, and ourselves.

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Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Throwback Blog: I Remember That Guy

Blogger’s Note: Throwback blogs are blogs from my past. I start posting past blogs reflecting what I wrote. It's like my "A Second Look" blogs for which I give myself feedback.

Today's throwback blog is titled I Remember That Guy in Sep 2009. I have an above average long term memory. I saw a student who attended my junior high school when I shopped at Costco. The student was enrolled in a special education classroom or orthopedically handicapped or OH. Pardon my lack of being politically correct. He must use a walker to balance himself. His body shook involuntarily. He talked to himself.

The student was the same when I saw him at Costco. He had a walker. His body shook involuntarily. He talked to himself. His physical appearance stayed the same from junior high and as an adult. He didn't age older.

Take a moment to think about your life and compare with the student. The blog made me pause a moment to reflect how lucky my life is good.


This blog entry is delicate and fragile. I do my best to write without offending anyone. If I do, I apologize in advanced. I'm going to type as is without proofreading.

I was at Costco on Thur Sep 17 buying dinner. I paid for the groceries and walked to the exit. I pass by the food court on my right. I saw a group of mentally and physically handicapped people. I recognized one of the people in the group. He went to my junior high and high school.

I thought about how he's living life today. He lives his life fully dependent 24/7. Comparing my life with other people is a no-no, yet I still do it when I converse with people. My life is good compared with him. I bet he rather be laid off, little money, and going back to school than living mentally and physically handicapped. I saw him alone everytime I walked around campus. He talked with himself, shook his body, and needed a walker. He must be with other people for mental, physical, emotional, financial, and probably spiritual needs. He's not going to get a job. It's highly likely he's going to get married. He can't drive a car. He can't even travel to a foreign country on vacation assuming he can't ride an airplane.

Yeah, something to think about.

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Sunday, October 28, 2018

Today I Want To Talk About Taking Care Of Yourself

Self-responsibility. Self-respect. I'm serious. Everyone can live better lives working on themselves. Everyone can achieve one step closer to become happy. Take care of yourself honestly. Take care of yourself sincerely. Don't take life for granted. Don't take your body for granted.

Take care of yourself head to toe. Take care of yourself inside and outside. Everything is important. Physical health is important. Eat healthily. Be physical move your body. Mental health is important. Read books. Learn new skills such as job related skills. More knowledge is required in today's information age. Surround yourself with good people to be emotionally stable. Be honest choosing your circle of relationships. Sleep well to practice good spiritually. Our bodies must sleep to recover. A good recovery is required for good physical, mental, and emotional well being. Finally, control your spending. Make good financial choices. Minimize eating out. Buy the best mattress you can afford.

I've seen people and I've heard of people stressing out. In particular, stressed out mothers and fathers affect their children. Stressed out people forget who they are. Stressed out people become weaker, think slower, lose patience, self-esteem becomes poor, and spend more money on processed foods. They fail to take time to take care of their bodies. No self-responsibility. No self-respect. It's ironic intelligent hard work is required to take care of our bodies which includes family time and leisure time.

Update On A Past Blog

I listed books which were New York Times Best Sellers in 2008 in Instant Bullets Blog Nov 11, 2017. The books are under the bullet point "Top Ten New York Times Books Best Seller list in 2008." I finished reading The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho in Feb 2018. I forgot to add The Beach House by Jane Green on the list for which I finished reading in Sep 2018. I'm currently reading City Of Thieves by David Benioff.

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Sunday, October 21, 2018

Instant Bullets Blog Oct 21, 2018

*Two Absolute Minimums. An individual's absolute minimum is become a better person each day. Everyday a person becomes better today compared to yesterday. A married couple's absolute minimum is become a better couple each day. Everyday the marriage becomes better today compared to yesterday.

*Faster Car Repair Service. Tell the repair shop manager you have an important event to attend; for example, a wedding trip, a family reunion, or a child's finals recital. Maybe the repair shop fast track your auto repair request.

*Backyard Peace. My mom helped me transfer one of my indoor plants to a bigger pot with better soil. We were in the backyard. I rarely go to the backyard. The ten minutes I helped I felt peace because of the trees and plants.

*Shoes. I better understand why women own many shoes. One reason is art. Women shoes are art. Women shoes are beauty. Another reason is practicality. Women wear the proper shoe for the proper occasion. I own many shoes for the occasion. My shoes are the following: cardio at the gym, weights at the gym, hiking or backpacking, cleats for playing sports on grass, skater shoes for socializing, outdoor shoes involving water, backup sandals for backpacking, sandals walking around the house, ROTC military boots, formal shoes when I wear a suit, and ballroom dancing.

*Stress must be in the Center for Disease Control (CDC) infectious diseases. A group of people stresses out when one person in the group stressed out. Stress is contagious.

*Chrome And Firefox Add-Ons. Here are my add-ons for my two browsers: Awesome Screenshot: Screen Video Recorder; Chrome Download Manager for Chrome only; Complete YouTube Downloader for Firefox only; Download Manager (S3) for Firefox only; Flash and Video Download for Firefox only; Flash Video Downloader for Firefox only; Forest: stay focused, be present; Full Page Screen Capture; Go Back With Backspace for Chrome only; HTTPS Everywhere; Imagus; Mercury Reader; OneTab; Privacy Badger; The Camelizer; The Flash Video Downloader for Chrome only; uBlock Origin; Video DownloadHelper for Firefox only; and Video Downloader professional for Chrome only.

*Labyrinth Movie Life Lessons. The worm said things don't appear as they seem. The wiseman said sometimes you must go backwards (to go forwards).

*Neighbors And Family Friends Keep In Touch. Buy a birthday cake to a neighbor's or family friend's son or daughter on their birthday. Drop off the cake at the residence. Spend a few minutes small talk catching up. A simple idea.

Update On A Past Blog

Freakonomics posted a podcast titled Here’s Why You’re Not an Elite Athlete (Ep. 351) on Sep 26, 2018. The podcast reminded me I wrote Top Ten Life Lessons I Learned Watching Sports on Nov 5, 2016. Some of my lessons included redemption, streaks and slumps, and consistency. The Freakonomics podcast mentioned luck, circumstances, and talent are reasons to be an elite athlete. My blog and the podcast both mentioned good coaching and support.

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Monday, October 15, 2018

Counterintuitive To-Do List

I was inspired to write an opposite to-do list or an opposite checklist on Sun Oct 7. I was on my desk preparing to write what I must accomplish in the morning. I thought of the opposite idea. I experimented the opposite planner Sun Oct 7 to Sun Oct 14. It felt different writing down everything I accomplished instead of writing down everything to accomplish. The satisfactory feeling was no different writing down everything I accomplished and crossing out everything on my to-do list. There was no increase or decrease in motivation to complete my responsibilities. The following is my counterintuitive to-do list:

Sun Oct 7: Washed sheets, washed hiking hat, job searched, checked email, downloaded financial statements, cleaned desk, archived past blogs, prepared items to sell on eBay, paid DMV car registration, put hiking gear back in closet, uploaded a blog, and played Mahjong.

Mon Oct: 8 Self foot spa, learned Power Query, learned SQL, installed permanent light timer, job searched, checked email, shopped for books online, and cooked.

Tue Oct 9: Learned Power Query, learned Power Business Intelligence, job searched, checked email, archived past blogs, learned Power Pivot, cleaned hiking equipment, cooked, and wrote blogs.

Wed Oct 10: Learned SQL, cooked, job searched, checked email, archived past blogs, learned Python, and workout at the gym.

Thur Oct 11: Self foot spa, learned Power Query, learned Power Business Intelligence, shopped, cooked, checked email, job searched, and workout at the gym.

Fri Oct 12: Cleaned toilet, learned Power Query, learned SQL, cooked, job searched, checked email, learned Python, and workout at the gym.

Sat Oct: 13 Wrote a blog, read a book, cooked, watched an inning NLCS, read another book, uploaded two blogs, watched an inning ALCS, washed towels, and played Mahjong.

Sun Oct 14: Checked email, shopped, attended a gathering in Japantown-San Jose, CA, watched football, cooked, job searched, and uploaded a blog.

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