Banana

Took a moment while waiting for the light to change to capture this Banana Republic. I really liked how it looked so I wanted to captured it in the best way that I could. Tried to experiment with a new wide angle lens. I think it’s okay but might try to get rid of the black on the edges.

Had a tough day at work but managed to get through it and get some things done. Did read a little bit of “Joy at Work” and will read “The Promised Neverland” tomorrow since I am off. I find it hard to read anything while on my lunch break as a lot of my co-workers talk their heads off in the break room. Can’t fault them, so I just use my breaks to do research and to study stocks or catch up to my YouTube watch later list (sometimes both at the same time).

Thinking about upgrading from my Nikon D3300, will have to do some research on that subject but there is also a lens I’ve been looking at for the camera that would hopefully be better than the standard kit lens that I have been using. However, might want on both unless I can find anything on sale. Without further ado, I’ll end it here and wish you all a safe day/night.

Peace,

D

A Little Change


A shot of Alcatraz after a long day of walking. I would love to get closer to the island and possibly go inside once I have that kind of space cash. It’s a simple shot I took tho remember the time and to test out my camera settings as well as how far I can push my camera. Bought have to look into telephoto lenses and some more lenses for street photography as I am still using the kit lens.

Working on re-designing this site and I’m closer to deciding the direction of this blog. I still need to think some things through and develop a strategy. I did decide how many sites that I’ll want to start and the direction for each site. I’ll be dedicating my days off to developing more sites and this one as well as looking for another job.

Going to keep this short and cut it here. I’m working hard to improve myself and my life a little each day.

Stay you,

David

A shot of the previous subject from another angle. I happen to like this one a little more as it has more depth.

Wasn’t able to get much done today as I crashed hard after hard. Had the 6:30am-3:30pm shift and tomorrow I have the 4am – 1pm shift. So I had to cram as much in as I could in order to have a somewhat successful day.

Studied stocks, reviewed katakana, applied to jobs, and edited photos which is pretty all much all I did after I got home besides sleep and game. I’ve been struggling deciding the direction of this blog and figuring out if I should just start another one but a lifestyle blog. First thing, I will have to figure out is what direction should I take with this blog. Tomorrow, I will think heavily about this and decide.

For now, I have to crash again as I have to get up at 3am. Peace and stay sane,

David

Better

Me and my friend were willing to get lost in San Francisco. We turned down a random street and found this very decorative street showcased in this shot. There were a lot of beautiful quotes and artwork all up and down this street. However, the thing that stood out the most were the tents and the homeless. I really love San Francisco but it truly does have a problem. Anyway, this shot is just to showcase some of the beauty and some of the ugly.

Crashed very hard after work so I wasn’t able to get a whole lot done. Was able to read the first chapter of Marie Kondo’s book “Joy at Work”, review ed Katakana, study some stocks, edited photos, and updated social media. Tomorrow, I will do my best to read the first volume of “The Promised Neverland” and continue Joy at Work.

Anyway, I took the time to read some of my previous posts and would like to say sorry as there were some many mistakes left in them. I felt bad, I realized I wasn’t putting my best foot forward. I have a hard time reading anything that I wrote as I always want to do better and tighten it so much that it may just explode. From now on, I will make to sure to read my posts before uploading them and edit them to my satisfaction. I want to make this website about of my career and it is a passion of mine, so it’s my duty to truly create quality content.

Thank you for your patience and your readership. Peace,

David

Everyday

Street shot in the beautiful yet ugly city of San Francisco. I like the scaffolding in the shot and the shadows. My friend was gracious enough to let me take his photos the whole vacation. It’s a simple shot that I made on the move. Hopefully I have a chance to take another shot like this in the future.

Got a lot done today, was able to read “All You Need Is Kill” By Takeshi Obata which was way better than Edge of Tomorrow. The story is darker and edgier as well as well drawn. Going to be reading volume one of “The Promised Neverland” tomorrow.

Studied a lot about investing today. Finally understand what the dividend yield and volume mean. How to do research or if you should invest in a certain company. Didn’t read the book today but will be able to tomorrow. Just watched a bunch of videos on the subject and found some good YouTubers to follow. Will try to learn more and do some research on the current stocks I own to see which ones to keep and which ones to get rid of as soon as I can make a profit.

Been doing push ups whenever I think about a bad habit of mine. Today, ended up doing 66 push ups and I have 15 more to do. Something simple I’m doing to try to curb bad habits. Working so far, so I’ll continue it.

I am working on a new domain in order to start a lifestyle blog and transferring this domain name under a different site so I can run it as a portfolio. I’m raking my brain on it but I’m not coming up with anything so I’ll just sleep on it and try to come up with some names tomorrow as life through my eyes was already taken.

I have the 4:30am shift tomorrow, so I’ll end it here.

Have a good night/day,

David

Progress

I don’t remember taking this shot but I did. I’m 99.9% sure that I took it in San Francisco maybe somewhere in Japantown. I habit of not taking photos of flowers due to a course I took many years ago. Anyway, when I was editing this shot I couldn’t decide on how to edit it. I simply made the flowers stand out more and add a bit more color to the entire shot. So this is really just a work in progress that I felt like showing. I like the shot but if I could go back I would try to capture the table at a different angle.

Managed to a decent amount of things today. Of course, studied the stock market and made a few more moves. Even cracked open the investing 101 book that I’ve been meaning to read. Going to be following more investing YouTubers when I can find some quality ones. Plus a co-worker told me about a stock site that I have to check out before I see him again.

Read “Innocent” by Avi Arad, Junichi Fujisaku & Yasung Ko. It was okay, I really enjoyed the story later on in the book and I enjoyed the art style except for when it came down to the angels. It’s one volume and not too thick of a manga so they tried really hard to tell a good revenge story. It was unique to say the least. Next up will be “All You Need Is Kill” by a few people haha. It’s the book that the Tom Cruise’s movie “Edge of Tomorrow” was based on. Probably the best American adaption of a Japanese manga.

Went on a walk and rode my motorcycle as well. I really enjoy doing both and will have to try to muster enough energy to do both of them after work so I just don’t plop on my bed and crash after work. Besides that, I played some games and cooked. Doing my best to improve my diet and exercise. I find that if I cook my own meals I tend to snack less and I’m able to control my cravings more.

Managed to work on my goals for this site and the other that I want to start. I will dedicate tomorrow to changing this blog and pursuing my passions. I go back to work on Saturday and will work until Tuesday. Also will be looking for a second job so if I’m able to get one then things are going to be tight. However, I will still dedicate my time and energy to this site and to my other endeavors. It will be hard but it is worth it.

Anyway, I hope life returns to normal for you all. Have fun, try to improve things, and simply pursue life.

Peace,

David

Perseverance

A shot I took after accomplishing my mission of walking from Japantown to the beach. It was basically a 2 hour walk and afterwards we walked back. My legs were done afterwards we hit up Japantown and walked back to our hotel. It was brutal day but I have a bunch of shots to make up for it. I really like the atmosphere of this shot especially the fog and the crows.

Had a more productive day than normal, however, I could have pushed myself even further. Was able to finish “Dissolving Classroom” by Junji Ito, The Garden of Words by Makoto Shinkai, and The Gods Lie by Kaori Ozaki. So I was able to make some time for reading. Going to try to read “All You Need is Kill”, and “The Innocent”. I will continue Marie Kondo’s book as well as an investing book.

Besides that, went on a short motorcycle ride and ordered delivery from Panda Express. Played Dead by Daylight, Moving out, NBA2k20, and beat Sly Cooper 1 for the second time but the first time on the Vita. Invested some more as well, my investments are looking pretty good at the moment hopefully that’s a good sign. Got to make some time to crack open that investing book and watch those investing YouTube videos that are just being ignored in my watch later list.

Tomorrow, my focus will be on investing, photography, video, health, education, and Japanese. Will be reviewing Katakana and Japanese grammar, investing more in the stock market, reading, and exercising. Might even try to get back into yoga.

Gamble on what you are good at and love,

David

Enjoying Life

Forgot that I took this shot but it’s from a trip to San Francisco last year. I took several shots of this building but this one is clearly the best. It’s simple but it feels “right” to me for some reason. I like the flag on the left, however, would like to remove the building on the lower right side of the shot. The flag & the statue are my favorite parts of the shot.

Actually had the most productive day I’ve had in a few years. Was able to get work done for my side hustle on E-Bay, invest more into stocks, a lot of cleaning, and even some reading. Now after 12 I had dip as I was dead tired for some reason and took a way too long of a nap. But was still able to finish the day off with a good list of things accomplished.

Taking tomorrow of from my day job in order to recover, study, read, work on passions and side hustles, as well looking for other jobs. Right after I finish this post I’ll be diving into “Dissolving Classroom” by Junji Ito. It’s been on my shelf untouched since my last visit to San Francisco. Also will dedicate time to reading the Marie Kondo book. To be honest, I have a bunch of books to read that I have sacrificed for somewhat interesting YouTube videos. Trying to lower my YouTube time and work on being okay with silence.

I realize as I wrote this I don’t have the overwhelming dread of having to prepare for work or trying to force myself to sleep so I can be prepared for a long day at my day job. I am something happy or at least satisfied. Which kind of shows I need to get the hell out of that place. I’ve been saying that for a long time but I was always afraid to leave. Now I know I’m just going to be sad to leave my current co-workers as I know as soon as I’m gone those relationships will be severed forever. But that’s life..

Enjoy yours,


David

Portrait of my family as we explored the historical part of my city. I think it’s decent but I really need to work on my portrait game. There are good leading lines and I think it has good composition as well. Might be a little too plain or too simple to truly work.

Finally, I don’t have to work for a few days. Going to be putting a lot of work into this site and investing. I put in another 85 dollars in the stock market and I might put more in tomorrow if I see anything promising. Really think that I will become a swing trader but like I said yesterday I will have to study some more.

Had a wonderful day filled new experiences and a decent amount of good conversation. Today will have to be a short post as I need to go back to bed to recover froma brutal workday.

There’ll be a much better post tomorrow. Got to edit and work like crazy.

Peace and have fun,

David

Investment

This photo is from 3 to 4 years ago. I remember spending two hours playing basketball at the local park when everyone is at home sleeping. I waited for the perfect angle and captured the hoop. I believe this was done with a Samsung Galaxy S3. Which had the best camera on a phone that I’ve ever owned. It’s a little noisy but I am glad to come back to these shots and see how far I’ve come.

One more day at work and then four off days (calling out one day). Worked hard today both in my day job and out. Was able to study more about investing and might be interested in swing trading. Will have to do more research and study investing more before I make a decision like that. Got another co-worker interested in investing which was pretty nice.

Picked Marie Kondo & Scott Soenshein’s new book ” Joy at Work”. I’ve only read one page so far but it seems to be an interesting read. Going to use it to clean up desk and provide a better place for me to work on this blog, my photography, video editing, investing, and writing. Going to add it to my schedule tomorrow so hopefully I’ll be able to read quite a bit of it.

So I am going to start to invest into myself more. I really want to leave my job but I don’t want to quickly hop onto the next available retail job. So I’m going to try to obtain some certifications and gain more experience video editing, using photoshop and lightroom, and writing. We will have to see what I can do during these turbulent times.

Besides that, got to figure out a good workout routine and stick with it. For now, got to get some cleaning done before I hit the hay. I have the 4am shift tomorrow.

Dare to invest in yourself,

David