Friday, June 30, 2017

Throwback Blog: Never Give Up Finding The Ultimate Happiness

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 Never Give Up Finding The Ultimate Happiness in Apr 2015. The ultimate happiness is being married to the love of your life. It's hard to find love. There are parts of finding love you can't control. Trust life whether it's fate, destiny, karma, good timing, and good luck you succeed. Take a chance. It's worth the potential happiness and joy. It's worth potential pain and suffering.

Finally, watch the movie La La Land.

I believe the ultimate happiness is being in love with another person. There is no substitute for another human sharing a bed every night. Goods, material objects, any experiences, and a live non-human are not substitutes. A lover is flesh and blood with a human body, an independent thinker, and an individual soul. He or she has a heart to soothe, arms to hug, ears to listen, mouth to communicate, eyes to see, tongue for sex, and an entire body for warmth. A couple laughs, experience new experiences, find new adventures, create memories, converse about everything life, share different thoughts to learn, and grow old. A couple is victorious in good times and challenged in bad times. Courage, strength, dedication, and openness are required for a long term relationship to last indefinitely.

The difficulty finding love is as it should because choosing to spend the rest of your life with another person is an important choice. Almost all of us experience break-ups before finding our lover. It's part of finding love. Devoting time, making mistakes, and improving oneself are also part of finding love. Couples must earn their respect, appreciation, and trust.

Two potential lovers make eye contact with timing and luck being at the right place at the right time. One of them takes the initiative for the first greeting. Never lose hope. There are lots of people in the world. Don't quit finding love. Don't remove yourself from the world. One person is a match for another person. Continue living life to the fullest single people. Do something, anything to be a better person. The better person shares more stories and experiences. Attract people. Get smarter, stronger, kinder, and wiser indefinitely.

We have one opportunity to obtain the ultimate happiness. Work on it. Don't take the ultimate happiness for granted.


Saturday, June 24, 2017

My Thoughts On The Golden State Warriors Won The 2017 NBA Finals

Here are some facts the Golden State Warriors and the Cleveland Cavaliers entering the championship series:

*It was the third straight Warriors vs. Cavaliers finals. Both teams were healthy. No significant injuries.
*The Warriors won 12 consecutive postseason wins sweeping first round, Western Conference Semifinals, and Western Conference Finals.
*Warriors and Cavaliers won all of their postseason road games.
*Seven NBA All-Stars played which ties the NBA record.
*LeBron James needed five more points to become the first player to achieve 6,000 career playoff points.

The Warriors defeated the Cavaliers 4-1 to finish with an NBA postseason record best 16-1. Redemption, forgiving, forgetting, eliminating curses, silencing criticisms, ending negative discussions are some of the results of winning. Sometimes winning can ignore problems, hide conflicts, mask grudges, and false solutions; however, it's another conversation.

The Warriors 73 win disappointing 2015-2016 season is forgotten. Redemption is achieved. The Warriors responded with action after losing the 2016 NBA Finals to the Cavaliers. There were problems which must be solved. Draymond Green's 2016 NBA Finals Game 5 suspension arguably the turning point for the Cavaliers down 3-1 comeback win is forgiven. Kevin Durant leaving Oklahoma City Thunder or jumping ship to the Warriors criticism is over.

Winning opens the thought process what the late Steve Jobs said, "connecting the dots backwards." What happened yesterday which results in winning today. Here is a timeline:

*Jun 2009. Stephen Curry was drafted number 7. The Warriors considered trading the 7th pick for veteran all-star Amare Stoudemire.
*Nov 2010. Joe Lacob and Peter Guber were the new owners. Success starts at the top of any organization.
*Apr 2011. Bob Myers was hired as the Assistant General Manager. He was promoted to General Manager in Apr 2012.
*Jun 2011. Klay Thompson was drafted number 11. The Splash Brothers were born.
*Jun 2012. Draymond Green was drafted number 35.
*Summer 2013. Andre Iguodala was acquired from the Denver Nuggets in a sign-and-trade deal. He accepted a bench role as the sixth man. He won the 2015 NBA Finals MVP.
*Sep 2014. Steve Kerr was hired as the Head Coach.
*Jul 2016. Curry, Thompson, Green, and Iguodala recruited Durant at The Hamptons. The five are known as The Hamptons 5. Kerr and Myers participated in the recruitment.

The Warriors plays basketball their way. There are no egos. Superstardom is shared. The basketball is spread. There is sacrifice. The team plays unselfishly. They are family friendly. Professional. Humble. Transparent. Relax.

Finally, LeBron James is still the best basketball player on the planet.


Sunday, June 18, 2017

Control What You Can Control And Trust Life What You Can't Control

Blogger’s Note: I wrote two versions for today's blog. I rejected my first version because it was another daily activities or recent events blog my regular readers know. However, I choose to post the first version in Finding Raymond Mar because I express my frustrations and I share a life lesson. Click Control What You Can Control And Trust Life What You Can't Control FRM to read the first version.

We live our present today for our future tomorrow. We make choices today which affects tomorrow. However, we can't control everything in our lives. We can't control accidents, weather, economy, diseases, the end of life for a microwave, products obsolete, car battery died, a basketball shot hits the rim, and getting caught for a traffic violation. Anything "Act Of God" no human being controls. It's normal to express frustration and anger for something negative which happens beyond your control. Trust destiny, fate, karma, and chance life flows in favor for the part of life we can't control. Trust good luck, good timing, and good fortunes come soon.

Live life accepting control what you can control. Live life accepting don't control what you can't control. Let life choose what happens today and what happens tomorrow. Hope for the best. Pray for the worse.


Saturday, June 17, 2017

What Is Believe?

A common life advice is believe in yourself and you can do anything you want. Why do I have to believe in myself? I want to do something. I'm going to do it. I don't need believe to motivate me. I'm going to make mistakes. I expect setbacks. I get better learning from failure.

Believe was not a factor while I was a student from grade school to college. I attended classes, listened to my instructors, completed my homework, and studied for my exams. I had to be a good student. I had to pass my classes to graduate anyways.

Currently, I'm looking for a job. I'm working to earn my independence. I have been believing a company hires me. No job offers. I have been believing I live my life my way. I still live at home with my parents. I have been learning new job skills such as Python and JavaScript. I have been reviewing my existing job skills such as Excel and VBA. My full time job is searching, learning, and reviewing; moreover, learning and reviewing improve my resume. I have to succeed anyways. I'm not living at home for the rest of my life. I have to do them anyways. I'm not watching TV and playing video games eight hours a day. There is no stopping. There is no quitting. I keep going. Where is the believe in my current life situation?


Thursday, June 08, 2017

Have I Ever Chased Something Or Someone?

I asked myself the chase question last night. Was I successful chasing? Or was I successful getting what I want? I worked to achieve a goal. Earning a college degree doesn't count. Daily errands are too small to be considered. Winning a casino jackpot is silly. Watching a television series from episode one to the end of the series is ridiculous. Almost all of my friends I have met we share a common hobby at a common place. These instances involve no challenge. There are little frustrations. Mistakes made are minimal. Anyone can graduate with a college degree. Students attend classes, study, take exams, and pass.

I'm chasing plenty for the first time in my life. The chase, seek, or working hard and working intelligently is, in brief, independence. Say them whatever with different words. I want to live a good life consistently, to make my own choices, be proactive, and to control more of my life. I'm chasing the best job I have ever worked. No more data entry. No more short-term contracts. I continue learning new job skills such as Python and Tableau. I'm chasing new circle of friends. I'm looking for mature good people. I'm chasing independence. I'm chasing intelligence. I'm chasing new adventures and new experiences. I'm pursuing happiness. I succeed passing the finish line.

An exception is meeting people. Be attractive. Attract people to meet new people, make new friends, and find love.


Sunday, June 04, 2017

Addicting To Learn Programming

One of my personal projects is learning Python. I hope knowing how to program creates job interviews. I have been learning new job skills while job searching.

Project Euler is a website asking math questions to help people learn programming. For example, problem 1 is find the sum of all multiples of 3 or 5 below 1000. People write a program to solve the problem. Some people use C. Some people use JavaScript. Some people use Python. The best way to learn programming is write programs.

I wrote a program for problem 3 Largest Prime Factor on Fri Jun 2. The program I wrote was successful. It calculated the largest prime factor for 10, 100, 1000, and 13195. However, my Ubuntu didn't have enough memory to calculate the largest prime factor for 600851475143. I spent hours figuring out how to write my Python code requiring less memory. I was laser focus like the late Steve Jobs. I became forgetful. I ignored all my surroundings. I lost my sense of time. I was stressed unnecessarily. There was no deadline. I wanted to complete the problem desperately. I could have waited next week to continue. I solved problem 3 at 2am on Sat Jun 3. Was it worth the extra hours staying up? My answer is no. My addiction to learn programming was like being addicted to binge watch Breaking Bad or an all-nighter playing video games decades ago.

No more learning programming addiction. I gather my strength and my courage to take a timeout when I reach the stress point solving programming problems. Timeout rests my brain. There is a chance my timeout helps me solve my problem with a rested brain. Moreover, there are easier, non-mathematical learning websites for programming students to solve problems; for example, Practice Python. Google "Python programming problems" to find more Python problems websites.


Thursday, June 01, 2017

Throwback Blog: I Got Published, Sort Of ^^

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 Got Published, Sort Of ^^ in Feb 2009. The San Jose Mercury News asked readers to share what they recently discovered. I submitted a life lesson never take anything for granted. The life lesson was one of the first lessons I learned when I realized I must grow up on Sat Oct 4, 2008. Also, a good interview question is asking the job candidate, "Tell me something you discovered recently." The point of the question is test the job candidate's self-awareness or self-discovery. The answer can be I discovered normal blood pressure is 120/80 or I discovered learning Python is a new hobby to learn programming.

On Sun Nov 9, 2008, I wrote a 50 word paragraph what I recently discovered to the San Jose Mercury News. My discovery was I took everything and everyone in my life for granted. I learned to take nothing in life for granted. Scanned newspaper is below :3