Monthly Archives: January 2017

2017, keep studying and fighting for what you love

I think in this modern era, everything is changing so fast, especially how we see, manage and work in this world. And to keep ourself updated with the latest trends/technology/knowledge, the traditional teaching methods aren’t really effective and they cost us a lot. So Online studying platforms are the trend now, everyone can study what they’re really interested in, by a very convenient and affordable one. In my experience studying on Udemy over 1 month, Udemy is still the best until now. Affordable cost, diverse course but experienced teachers and up-to-date knowledge.

Only 12 hours left to take any course you want with only $10. In 2017, let’s study and do what you really want. #udemy #thisyearIwill

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Life is like a box a chocolate, you never know what your going to get.

Forrest Gump – What a great movie to watch and to boost your mood!

Forrest Gump is a simple man with a low I.Q. but good intentions. He is running through childhood with his best and only friend Jenny. His ‘mama’ teaches him the ways of life and leaves him to choose his destiny. Forrest joins the army for service in Vietnam, finding new friends called Dan and Bubba, he wins medals, creates a famous shrimp fishing fleet, inspires people to jog, starts a ping-pong craze, creates the smiley, writes bumper stickers and songs, donates to people and meets the president several times. However, this is all irrelevant to Forrest who can only think of his childhood sweetheart Jenny Curran, who has messed up her life. Although in the end all he wants to prove is that anyone can love anyone.

The movie emphasises some values I always embrace: The parenting of Forrest’s mom, the happiness of being kind/pure/innocent, hard work pays off, the important of relationship.

I do love some quotes from the movie:

“Life is like a box of chocolate, you never know what your going to get”

“Stupid is as stupid does.”

“You have to do the best with what God gave you.” – Mrs. Gump

“My Mama always said you’ve got to put the past behind you before you can move on.”

“What’s normal anyways?”

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You lucky!

As my previous post tell all, I lost my wallet and tried to stay positive. I did hope that someone will try to contact me on facebook or by phone to return all the cards to me.

And…

Yes! I saw a message from a stranger on facebook. my intuition told me that “It could be .. someone seeing my wallet” and ya! that person sent me a picture of all my cards. She is a nice girl with nice smile and voice. She tried to find me on facebook. It took her 2 days but she didn’t give up. I just kept saying thank you to her.  And she told me Could I just stop saying thank you. haha. The day after I went to see her and get the wallet back.

Thanks a lot! I don’t need to deal with local government to replace all the cards. And somehow I feel great thank to kind people around me.

Let’s stay positive 🙂

Sài gòn cafe

Một buổi sáng thứ hai nhẹ nhàng dễ thương với anh giữ xe, chị phục vụ, e gái bán bún cũng như câu chuyện mênh mông khó dứt của những người (tự nhận) trẻ. Dễ thương như bức tranh hai con thú trên tường của một quán cafe cũ vậy.

Sài gòn rộng lắm, lớn lắm nên nó luôn chứa đủ các loại người, các phong cách, thể loại, cả tốt lẫn xấu. Và điều đó khiến ai cũng có thể sống ở Sài Gòn và xem như gốc rễ của mình. Đôi lúc bỏ mặc Sài Gòn ồn ào, hối hả để đi tới vùng đất khác. Nhưng rồi vẫn tha thiết trở về nơi gọi là nhà, Sài gòn là nơi mà cứ như người yêu, có giận có hờn nhưng vẫn yêu.

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2017: Turn everything to motivate you

Motivation is a really important thing to get you go further. there are kind of things to motivate you like:

  • Travel to somewhere you always want to
  • Get a house owned by your name
  • Work for yourself, no worry about boss and time checking
  • Move to a city
  • Financial freedom

Even like Gatsy, his dream girl is the biggest motivation. So do some of us.

But those are some kind of big targets and we need long stable run to achieve. meanwhile, so many things happen every single day (negative included like broke up with bf/gf, accident, bad mood, boss scold, some failure in career, etc). We all admit that. Somehow many people stopped trying because of not overcoming these life obstacles.

So I think that the Optimism is really important to keep us head up and keep moving forward to every goals.

An example: A glass with water at the halfway point. The optimist is said to see the glass as half full and the pessimist sees the glass as half empty.

But life is not that glass which still has half full. Sometime, we can only feel like life is a glass without any drop of water… and I know it’s really suck… terribly.

Based on my experience, there were times I thought how life would get better. But I tried to comfort and gave another shot. Although I still consider myself of being successful in career now but still achieve many things that a boy in a small town could never imagined.

Today, I unluckily lost my wallets, no worry about money cause I can earn it back but all my important cards like ID, driver license, etc. they are all lost. And you know you don’t feel good when it happened on your first day of new year. Then I calm my mind… okay, it’s all, I know replacement will waste my time a lot and get me headache with some kind of documents but it’s still a chance to:

  • Get new ID card made by PET material with new photo (since the current photo is 10yo ago, and no one think it’s me)
  • Time to go back and replace my passport since I usually get denied because the current passport got trouble with the code scanning. I guess one time It got wet. They advice me to replace it for less trouble next times.
  • One-two days off, no work, no factory visit. phew (feeling bad but good haha)
  • The document to replace motorbike driver license is so complicated (When it come to something that I have to deal with the local government, I hate it) so I take it as a motivation to work harder, get rid of going around the city by motorbike, willing to pay for taxi, Uber and Grab.

Yup! Motivation! Motivation. You can turn it to a motivation that drive you to work smarter and harder.

This is my sharing that I wish you can turn everything to motivation and achieve your goals in 2017.

Happy New Year!

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