day 963 – arcade style

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day off with some arcade games and cue fun to take my mind off the many stresses i am dealing with. life has been far from easy as of late, but all the times we spent together has made up for it. i can’t express how much it has meant to me to have someone stand by me and be so supportive no matter what. i had a great time just gaming away and putting my reflexes, power and hand eye coordination to the test. i must admit setting a highscore for power punching was pretty cool too

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day 877 – christmas homecooking

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enjoying a homemade dinner feast on christmas day. the food on the table shows my family has some proven chefs, and that’s not me, cause all i did was toss the salad. festive seasons like this reminds me that i am truly blessed with the people i am surrounded by, for all these people listen and help me through my many troubles and insecurities. but none more so, than those that share the tong genes, for they work tirelessly to guide me through no matter the situation. my life wouldn’t be the same without any one of you out there and tis the season to reflect and be thankful for all that i have. let it be known that each and every one of you have a place in my heart

resolution series: [twentyeight] pity

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everyone has their own problems to deal with, some less complex than others. there’s no secret that i have been plagued with endless injuries throughout my life. i have given up on trying to hide that, because i have learned that patchwork only makes it go away on the superficial level. unfortunately that’s just temporary fix and will keep piling on to account for greater problems. i simply cannot live without the sports and activities which i play, for it is the passion of my life. it won’t be forever, but it is my choice to continue playing and practicing them for as long as i can manage. i do intend on doing everything i can within my powers to do my rehab and maintenance work. my main focus is on getting better and stronger every single day; always be a better version of myself. don’t question my will to strive for what i want just because you have it easier. don’t question my passion to always stay hungry and carry on even when nothing goes my way. don’t question how big my heart is when you don’t know how much pain i have endured. don’t question my toughness if you don’t know what i experienced because very few people have a clue how much work, time, energy and commitment i put into making all this possible. standing on my own two feet was never a given to me, but i learn to be grateful for all the times i can. sometimes i sit alone thinking to myself i don’t deserve to be dealing with all these mishaps and i certainly don’t deserve your bashing or judgement. i need not your pity nor your approval for what i have to go through as i result of what i do. i was given this life and these obstacles because i could handle it. i appreciate those who’s helped me out along the way, it’s meant the world to me. if you have nothing good to say, don’t speak

resolution series: [eighteen] connections

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i have said it again and again, and i will say it again. first decade of your life everyone you meet is either your friend or your enemy. second decade is when you learned a little better, have a large group of friends even though you learned not to hastily call everyone friends. beyond the first two decades is when you have to figure out who your friends really are as you will no longer have a ginormous list of friends. because you will soon realize that people will start disappearing and there isn’t enough time to go around for everyone. don’t get me wrong i am not an introvert; i do believe in networking and i find ways to develop my network whenever i can. with that said, i value all the different social groups and population i meet through an assortment that stretches across many breadths and fields. i am completely aware that my list of friends are shrinking but i have now realized that i only need a handful of close buddies that i can turn to in any situation at any point in time and they will be there for me no matter what happens. working hard to surround myself with the right people that will be a positive impact to my life and stay true to my real friends because they are the ones i want to grow old with. i am working hard to becoming a greater influence whenever my friends are in need of a pick me up moment. true friends don’t let you fall alone, i would know because they picked me back up countless times

the truth of success

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often people have very ambitious goals and so happens to be right after new years for obvious reasons. it’s one thing to set goals but its another thing to do what it takes to achieve it. the saying it’s easier said than done is true to its words, i would know. but make sure once you set these goals, you back it up with action or else it only gets lost and becomes a dream in never never land. the road to success isn’t meant to be easy. in fact, more often than not, every goal is a long winding road that will involve many setbacks and obstacles along the way. don’t get discouraged if it doesn’t turn out exactly how you envisioned, keep looking forward and slowly but surely you will reach your goal

twenties series: [fifteen] issues

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after living for twenty years, you ought to know that life is full of challenges similar to a game of baseball that will throw fast balls, knuckle balls and curve balls whenever you least expect it. learn that no matter how many times you fail and how hard you fall, you just have to get up off your butt and attempt again. i have learned that i am not flawless and there are many things that needs improvement, but i am willing to make the changes required to be the person i want to become. still working on getting rid of all negative vibe and set a good examples for the younger ones i take under my wings. in the end, my ultimate goal is to be a positive influence to the people around me and leave a lasting finger print on their lives in some form. i will set my mind on doing what i want to achieve and prove all those doubters who once said there are things i cannot do. remember to always keep your eye on the ball, your head in the games and everything else will take care of itself. no one is born perfect, no one will ever come close to being perfect but those who try to be who they are will be the happiest. in other words, just be who you are and everything else will take care of itself

 

…and that wraps up my twenties series. hope you enjoyed reading up on what my thoughts are as much as i enjoyed writing them. hope to do more series soon

 

 

twenties series: [ten] values

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i am a very stubborn individual, many people can justify that, but i am glad i am. i would never give up in what i believe in and would never give up what i love doing. what would life be without passion?? all i know is without passion, life is nothing but bland and worthless. no matter how many haters out there disapproving my decisions and love, sports is something i would not go without. people around me needs to compromise and understand what sports means to me in the grand scheme of things. i don’t know how many times i have said this, but if i have to give up and quit what i consider the most valuable things in life, what is the purpose of being alive?? i learn to set priorities and values straight and know that tennis, taekwondo, dodgeball, skiing are amongst all the activities i am addicted to. until i decide the time is right to taper down, i will pursue all that my heart desires; meaning i will continue to compete and aim at podium finishes at various competitions, hit tennis balls on the hardcourt without hesitation, play my game of dodgeball and shred the gnar with my skiing gear. and of course not to overlook that sports doesn’t make up my entire life. my family and friends are a great asset and a big part of my life for all unconditional love and support i receive from each and every one of them. special shoutouts to my parents because without them, there is no me, they gave me everything i have and got me to where i am now