Reflections on the Grind

thoughts on training and life of an introvert

Goodbye old pen

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Maybe first time I have used a pen from new till out of ink.

Four months of good service. Uni-ball Signo RT 0.38.

Time for a new pen.


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May 3, 2018 at 5:51 am

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UK trip mar 2018

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Visited beautiful cities of Oxford and London.

Learned many things and building collaboration. Motivated to work hard.

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March 19, 2018 at 11:57 am

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Breakfasts in Daejeon

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July 14, 2017 at 4:48 pm

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Korea Feb 2017

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Fun, food, and friends. Lovely time in an awesome country.

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March 4, 2017 at 8:12 am

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In Kanchanaburi on this last day of the year. It’s past 9 pm and I’m super sleepy. I’m too old for new year countdown. The year 2016 is over. New beginning is always exciting. Let’s get better.

Thank you readers. All three of you out there.

I completed the self challenge of blogging everyday for the entire year. It wasn’t easy, but I did my best to come up with things to write about. I’m kinda done with daily blogging. Sharing the boring, private details of what I do is not my thing.

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December 31, 2016 at 10:56 pm

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Roaring into new year

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It’s almost over. 2016. New beginning. Continuation of this short life. Here’s to another year full of PB’s. I’m a beast and will live like one. I will work hard and be consistent to be the best I can be. 

I might die this year. No day will be wasted on things I don’t care about. My remaining days in this earth go down everyday. I can’t waste time pleasing other people.

Your life is valuable. Talk less, do more. Be less distracted, be more focused. Care less about bullshit, zero in more toward your goal.

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December 30, 2016 at 7:58 pm

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Semen to ash

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Don’t let yourself forget how many doctors have died, after furrowing their brows over how many deathbeds.

How many astrologers, after pompous forecasts about others’ ends.

How many philosophers, after endless disquisitions on death and immortality.

How many warriors, after inflicting thousands of casualties themselves.

How many tyrants, after abusing the power of life and death atrociously, as if they were themselves immortal.

In short, know this: Human lives are brief and trivial. Yesterday a blob of semen; tomorrow embalming fluid, ash.

To pass through this brief life as nature demands. To give it up without complaint.

Like an olive that ripens and falls.

Praising its mother, thanking the tree it grew on.

— Marcus Aurelius, Meditations


Start training with resistance bands today. It’s a new kind of challenge.

Weight is down to 72 kg. Still the belly doesn’t seem to get any smaller.

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December 29, 2016 at 9:10 pm

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