Passion and Determination

What is your pas­sion? Do you even have it in you? Do you know what it means?

pas­sion: a pow­er­ful emo­tion, such as love, joy, hatred, or anger.

Pas­sion, a pow­er­ful emo­tion. It can be pos­i­tive, as well as neg­a­tive. It’s a part of all of us. It dri­ves us to accom­plish things we think we nev­er would. It… dri­ves us.

Pas­sion, it has been a recur­ring enti­ty around me late­ly. It got me play­ing 8 hours of soft­ball dur­ing the week­end, only to end up w/ a jammed wrist. Noth­ing seri­ous, just a sprain (I think). It got me burn­ing the mid­night oil till 3am, to fin­ish things for work. Which is nev­er-end­ing btw, but always reward­ing and a great learn­ing expe­ri­ence day-in, day-out. Bot­tom-line, it makes us as well.

Pas­sion, we need to have it. We need it to get us through our 9‑to‑5. We need it to make our visions of grandeur come true. We… have it.

We have it in each breathe we take. We have it when we wake up in the morn­ing and sleep at night. We have it when we talk, and do our walk. We have it, but how can we make it vis­i­ble enough for us to see and feel?

Its deter­mi­na­tion. Deter­mi­na­tion to have pas­sion in order to achieve what we love to do. It’s the key which will unlock our dri­ve to do things; to do them the best we can. Whether it be being our own boss, to start­ing some­thing that has nev­er been done before but has been around for the tak­ing, deter­mi­na­tion is the high-octane fuel that will turn a beast like pas­sion make the impos­si­ble real­i­ty.

So whether it’s sur­viv­ing a week of work, or reach­ing for the stars, have pas­sion and deter­mi­na­tion. Be deter­mi­nate to fin­ish some­thing you have start­ed. Be pas­sion­ate in all the things that you do. As those great things make a per­son great. And if you can’t seem to find them, look at a mir­ror. They’re there all a long.

Must Be Friday

Must Be Friday

Must Be Fri­day by stechico.

Work­ing on a Fri­day is some­times a bit stress­ful but fun at the same time. Any­who, TGIF every­one. Have a safe and great October(fest) week­end!

Note: This is the first pic­ture I took using my new cell­phone (Motoro­la V551). Pret­ty cool con­sid­er­ing its not even a MP-cam­era =(

Seven O’ Clock, On the Dot

My alarm just came on. This thing (cell) is loud “peri­od.” It played that “Hel­lo Moto” tune. Thank god I put it right next to me as I just reach towards the sound and pressed the snooze but­ton suc­cess­ful­ly.

I think it prob­a­bly took me two “snoozes” to final­ly get up, show­er up and head towards the West Oak­land BART sta­tion. Then, hopped on the SFO/Mill­brae-bound train around 8:20am. For what? What else—for work.

Oh what sweet fun it’ll be being on stand­by and test­ing for any­thing fishy on the net­work. Mean­while, I think I just tast­ed the best bagels ever on a Sat­ur­day morn­ing. I guess its just been a long time since I got up this ear­ly on a Sat­ur­day that any food is real­ly good.

Not to men­tion, a bit over 6 hours ago, we were just bowl­ing over at Manor Bowl (San Lean­dro, 11:30pm‑1:30am). I think I got buzzed of a $0.50 cup of beer. Yah, I know… light-weight. It’s prob­a­bly because I did­n’t get to eat any­thing for din­ner. I just went home and took a nap straight from work. Maybe that or, I’m just aller­gic and light-weight. *sigh*

Fun this day ought to be. I hope every­thing here goes well so we can roll over to some place for lunch—FREE lunch! Hope­ful­ly, it does­n’t take that long to do our (Engi­neer­ing) thing. I real­ly want to go over to Kruise Park for some pick­up-soft­ball games.

From my mind to yours, carpe diem.

New Cellphone, Same Number, Emtpy Address Book

This past week­end, I saw the light. At least it turn­ing off on my cell­phone. I had the LG 4050 for almost 2 years now. I had suf­fered with it after the first year because of its crap­py soft­ware. Nev­er real­ly got the time to go to a Cin­gu­lar store and have them update it cause they phased it out after a cou­ple of months from its release.

So, being the troop­er, I decid­ed to just suck it up. But this past week­end, it just start­ed bug­ging out. Mean­while, inquir­ing with the homies and their phones, I decid­ed between the fol­low­ing:

  • Motoro­la Razr V3 (Black)
  • Motoro­la v551
  • Sam­sung e317
  • Audiovox SMT5600
  • Nokia 6230

The top pick was the Motorol­la v551. Got it for $150 at Best­Buy. Slapped on a 2‑year Per­for­mance Ser­vice Plan for about $40. With the addi­tion of tax, it came out to about $203.11.

Now I know you might think that thats waaaay too much for a cell­phone. But the fact is, I use my BB store cred­it card. What does that mean? Well, low month­ly pay­ments and no inter­est for 6‑months. I got the 2‑year PSP just in case some­thing goes wrong with it. I use to like Cin­gu­lar’s war­ran­ty thing but since a lot of peo­ple took advan­tage of it, they changed it so that you pret­ty much have to pay extra once you get a replace­ment phone.

Any­ways, I’m pret­ty stoked while play­ing around with the fea­tures on this phone. Then decid­ed that I’ll prob­a­bly give it a go and try it out; and if I don’t like it, just return it with­in 30-days. So I start­ed trans­fer­ring my con­tacts between phones.

I have an old 32k sim card (which needs to be upgrad­ed by Cin­gu­lar), so I had about 60+ num­bers on the LG’s mem­o­ry. I trans­ferred and copied from the SIM to the v551 first. That went well. I then delet­ed the SIM card to make room and trans­fer the remain­ing num­bers from the LG to it.

After doing that, I slapped it on to the v551 and start­ed the process of dump­ing the oth­er 60+ to the phone. Mean­while, I guess I for­got that I was try­ing on the Alarm Clock fea­ture (or some­thing else), so while on the copy process of the phone, it exit­ed out of that screen and onto the alarm. Blah!

So there you go, from 250+ num­bers to about 59. *sigh*

If you are read­ing this, just assume that I don’t have your con­tact num­ber. Please go ahead and shoot me an email with your number(s).

From my mind to yours, tech­nol­o­gy can some­times be time-con­sum­ing rather than pro­duc­tive.

Two Patrons in a Minute

OMG! Nev­er again. Last time I take two shots in less than a minute. I could­n’t feel my legs… “I can’t feel my legs!!!” Thanks to those that chilled at For­bid­den City. The place was cool. Also thanks goes out to Sanam­lu­ang for being such a good Thai restau­rant. It hit the spot.

Oh yah, if you ever par­ty over at For­bid­den City, look for Christi­na. Shes one cool bar­tender. She’ll take care of you for the whole night. Oth­er than that, peace, good health and good times!