The past is remembered. Live in the moment. The future is in you.
-Mike Caceres, who is a blogger, hiker, and traveler
Me: Wait, I am not ready yet. Alright, go ahead now.
Cameraman: Lights, cam...
Me: Hold up, hold up, hold up.
Cameraman: Lights, camera, action!
What are you filming? Reality skits. My good friend is going to film me.
Why do this? People say I am comical. Every time, I run into somebody I know unexpectedly, he or she usually giggles at me. Also, whenever somebody mentions my name, they normally laugh in a good way.
Memory: Seeing Kobe Bryant live for one last time during his NBA retirement season. Video shown below was recorded on January 7, 2016. (All eyes on Kobe as usual.)
Possession: My shoe collection. Video shown below was recorded on August 4, 2014. (Most of these shoes are gone now.)
YouTube video shown below was uploaded on Wednesday, October 2, 2013. (Time flies. FYI, video was filmed at Sacramento State University.)
During its first week posted, this video surprisingly mini-skyrocketed in views. I was excited. (Now, it is only 28,663 views and slowly counting.) Importantly, it was fun filming this. (That is what matters.)
First awkward prank video to film myself for my YouTube channel, Just Go TV. My close friend filmed me for about 90 minutes straight (to get more video reactions).
All of my close friends have been telling me something like, "You are too negative." Lately, I have been too hard on myself. (You can see it on my last entry posted, "On a Lonely Night.")
How to be optimistic?
Turn negativity into a positivity.
Negativity: My birthday coming up is nothing really special. As of now, I have experienced it the last 29 years of my life. It is a cycle, except I am aging.
Positivity: I am ready for my birthday coming up. Celebrate my birthday. Be grateful for where I am right now. I will be turning 30. (My 30 special moments and counting) It is a reflection of my life.
How to stay optimistic every day?
As I sit here eating at a Thai restaurant, I think about my birthday coming up soon on February 3.
Few weeks ago, my close friend asked me, "What are you doing on your birthday?" I answered, "I have no idea. It's whatever."
"It is the most complex structure in the universe."
Out of all the posts I have written, this is the most difficult topic to write about. Again, the human brain is very complex. (Any thinking involved comes from the brain.)
On Google, I searched this photo shown below.
Social networking is everywhere. (Thanks to high-speed internet.) It is addicting. I have FaceBook, Instagram, Snapchat, Twitter, and LinkedIn.
Always on our phone checking if we have any new notifications. (How many FaceBook likes did I get? Who saw my SnapChat story? Who liked my Instagram picture? How many views did I get on my Tweet? Did I get a message from LinkedIn?)
Obviously, our mind is always distracted by our phone. For example, go out anywhere and observe how many people are using their phones.
What are relationships? Interacting and/or communicating with people.
I have many different types of relationships, such as brother to sister (Photo shown above. 3 year old myself with 6 year old sister), son to father, son to mother, best friend to best friend, coach to player, grandson to grandpa, and so on.
I assisted my dad in looking for his car's transmission. It took the whole day.
Why was my dad looking for one? Because his broken transmission must be replaced.
Why am I writing about this? I stand tall at only 5'5. I have always been known as one of the shortest guys almost everywhere.
As you can see on the photo shown below, I was representing my favorite NBA basketball team, Golden State Warriors. (Whenever a 3-pointer was made, they celebrate it like this.) I do not care about being short anymore. Obviously, this photo indicates that "size doesn't matter."
FYI, I do not know that big guy right next to me. Photo was taken at Trevi Fountain in Rome, Italy. This happened on June 1, 2016.
Here is another guy I do not know. Photo shown below. Like the other guy on the above photo, he is also wearing a plain blue shirt. Photo was taken at Amsterdam in front of Rijksmuseum. I was sitting on the I Amsterdam Letters. This happened on June 4, 2016.
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