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Monday, December 7, 2015

Fashionably Late

I'm a guy that likes to look and feel good but I've never been the type of guy that someone would label fashionable. I've rarely worn fashionable items but when I do it's always a belt buckle or a money clip instead of something like a cuff link. That's about to change pronto because I've realized that I'm in my 30s and to get the kind of respect that a grown man deserves from society he needs to be able to dress well.

I am fully aware of all the men's magazines out there like GQ, Playboy, and Maxim that teach men how to dress. I used to read them until I found out how ridiculously expensive it is to look good. My mother always advises me to buy a few but expensive clothes that's made to last. Thanks to her I own a couple of really expensive suits to wear to work. I really need to get wearing them more often. I also own a pair of nice dress shoes. Though I've been kind of wearing one of them out.

Anyways, I'm not going to go through my entire wardrobe with you because frankly I don't have anything fancy except a pair of True Religion  designer jeans which I love. As soon as I wear my favorite True Religion jeans, which costs around $200, I feel like a rock star. And that's the feeling I want to have. I don't like to wear expensive stuff because it's expensive though.

And unlike my dad, I don't normally wear flashy clothes. My dad's the type that wears all white - he wears white jeans, a white shirt, and a white fedora hat with dark sunglasses. Judging from my parents you would wonder how I turned out to be just a t-shirt and jeans guy. And to that I'd say it was only a matter of time.

It's time to be fashionable.

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Start of the Season: Rangers Edition

The Rangers are 3-2 in their first 5 games.

The Rangers played on the road against the Stanley Cup Champion Blackhawks in their season opener and came away with a great win.

Then they went to Columbus to start their home and home series against the Blue Jackets and beat them there 4-2.  Then the Rangers travelled home to New York for their season opener and defeated the Blue Jackets again 5-2. The Rangers were 3-0 and the sensational rookie from Sweden, Oscar Lindberg, had scored in all three games to start the season.

Then came the consecutive losses.

The Rangers outplayed the Jets for most of the game.  Winnipeg was very effective in their scoring chances behind their goalie Hutchinson's 41 saves. The Rangers attacked the net all night but Hutchinson deflected every shot but 1. The final score was 4-1.

In Montreal, the Rangers were shutout 3-0 against the 4-0 Canadiens (6-0 as of this post). Henrik Lundqvist made it close with his goaltending abilities but in the end the Rangers just could not score.

Will this scoring draught continue today against New Jersey?

Monday, September 7, 2015

Labor Day

Today is Labor Day. For those that wish they were at work instead of being off you can ignore this post. Otherwise, read on for further enlightenment.

There's 168 hours in a week. If you sleep 8 hours per night then there are 112 waking hours in a week. Subtract the number of hours you dedicate to your job and commute. How many hours is left?

In my case that's 57 hours. Depending on how you look at it, it's either a lot or a little.

They say it takes 10,000 hours to master something. If that's true then maybe it's a good idea to find something enjoyable, become an expert at it, and then get paid for it.

Chances are you are already an expert at something but it's not the kind of expertise that people would buy or pay for in particular. Maybe your strengths are in music, painting or the arts.

Perhaps you've already created a masterpiece that world hasn't appreciated it yet. Many prominent artists have died before their creative works became famous and appreciated. You won't be the first nor the last.

So how do you get to do what you love and get paid for it? Break it down into simple parts. Create more volume but be original and tell everyone that shares your interests about it.

Chances are if you appreciate your own work there will be others like you that appreciate your creative work too. The key is to create for that person in mirror, price it according to what you would pay for it, and then tell everyone you think would be interested.

As you can tell I'm writing this post for myself but hopefully others will find this useful too. If you did please show your appreciation by thanking me in the comments below. Happy Labor Day everyone!