Journal #299

I will start off this journal with the following quote:

“The object of life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane.” – Marcus Aurelius

To me that quote is all about being self-aware, understanding yourself, and doing things that you know and love. Don’t let yourself get caught up with whatever others are doing and forgetting yourself and your whys.

What happened

I came down with a runny nose for no apparent reason with an upper back and neck aches. The latter I knew what caused them. Yesterday, I did spend some time lying down on bed and used my phone. My back and neck weren’t supported properly. As for the runny nose, I don’t know why. Overall, it ruined my day.

Yesterday I mentioned that I will migrate my photos from both my iPhones to the new iPhone X today. That was what I did early in the morning. Of course, something had to go wrong during the migration. In my confused and tired state, wanting to charge my phones, I unplugged my iPhone 7 Plus from my MacBook during the transfer. The photos app on my laptop simply stopped responding and I had to force quit the app and try again. The import was mostly successful One of the photo apparently had some corruption issue and I couldn’t import it. sigh

I joined my parents for breakfast outside and after I came back, I went ahead to watch a movie call Acts of Vengeance on Netflix. I watched it without any expectations and that’s good. Because at the end of the movie, I found it to be pretty good. The story is pretty predictable but I like how they segment the show according to quotes from Meditations by Marcus Aurelius.

I also spent some time in the morning to do some workout with the dumbbells. The side lateral shoulder raise workout actually did some wonders for my neck pain. It helped to loosen up the muscles around my collar bones.

I also spent sometime chatting with a former colleague from my previous company just to catch up on things.

Before I knew it, it was almost lunch and I was feeling both tired and hungry. I went ahead for a quick shower and headed out to the nearby mall for lunch. At first I wanted to eat at Sushi Express but I saw that it was almost full. I didn’t want to sit near any strangers so I went down to the Japanese restaurant call Kabe no Ana. I ordered the following items:

A hot cup of matcha.

A plate of pork sausage and bacon in tomato sauce with cheese.

While waiting for my food to arrive, I actually dozed off because of the medicine I took just prior to leaving the house.

I didn’t loiter around after lunch. I went home straight. On the bus, I actually dozed off once again until I arrived at my bus stop. Once I’m home, I decided to just take a nap.

When I finally woke up my nap, it was already 7pm. I got a little concerned because it may affect my sleep timing later. But there’s nothing else I could do so I left it at that.

While waiting for dinner to be cooked, I went about to do some pushups. And before I knew it, my nose started running again and I went on a sneezing fit. So this definitely isn’t some kind of allergy anymore.

Dinner was a sumptuous spread and I really enjoyed it.

After dinner, I went about watching some videos on YouTube.

How I feel

I feel sick and tired in general.

What am I watching now

I spent much of my night watching YouTube videos. Below is one that that I’ve watched that has more value over the others.

I’m constantly inspired by serial entrepreneur Gary Vaynerchuk. I am not an entrepreneur but what he says apply to even employees or workers. Have the patience, enjoy the process of grinding and hustling, being very self-aware and stop complaining and bullshitting yourself. Watching his stuff constantly keep me going.