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Putting My “5oul on D!splay”

For the last while, a song from Gran Turismo 5 (which I reviewed for MTB) hit straight to the core of my heart just from the lyrical content from it. I have wanted to reflect on it a while and with finally clearing some of my work queue, I finally have a chance to put out my feelings over the song. It’s a moving song from the matter of breaking the conformity of others to keeping one’s own wishes and dreams alive. The song is titled “5oul on D!splay” by Daiki Kasho from Gran Tursimo 5’s soundtrack. Continue reading Putting My “5oul on D!splay”

The Gears of Change

The last few months have been filled with nothing but challenges… The biggest challenge being pushing for chasing one of my dreams. Normally, most would consider this highly silly.  Even more so, when you, the dream chaser, are not set in your life in any form or shape at all. To chase a dream oft means to live as a pauper and this I am content with. Sometimes the life of a beggar in hopes of a dream taking off like a freight train is not about the promise of riches. More importantly, it should be to chase the patriotic American Dream: “Life, Liberty, and The Pursuit of Happiness”. Wealth should be a bonus to the grand chase and not the end-all-be-all. Sure, I have to cut back on lavish things in order to afford the gear and materials I need. Sure, it means I have become the type of person to critically narrow game purchases. To work towards the fruits of my labor with my comrades in arms has brought me much joy. I say bring on the joy!

Archiving My Blogging History

While I was working on a post for Mash Those Buttons… Their WordPress dashboard had a news post that Vox was going to be killed off by Six Apart by Sept 30, 2010. For me, I have a lot of memories I shared on there… I didn’t want my past to vanish and be a relic that was forever destroyed. I set up a private account on (so I don’t hose my primary blog). I am debating on putting them up for the public and possibly importing them here. For those interested, let me know and I may actually consider it.

Hundred Push-Ups: Week 2, Days 2 and 3

Day 2 was 14, 16, 12, 12, 17 was pretty harsh on me, but a challenge no less.

Day 3 was pretty brutal on me, especially counting on the fact that well… I had a brutal day at work. It was 16, 17, 14, 14, 20. By the max out at 20, my arms felt like jelly… I was finished. I plan to take a max out test today and test my progress until I can’t push anymore. It will feel rewarding to have 1 day’s worth of rest before Week 3 is in full swing.

Hundred Push-Ups: Week 2, Day 1

Set: 14, 14, 10, 10, max of 15

I have simply decided to do the Level 3 sets from this point forward. I have felt massive improvements over my form from Week 1. The posture and form are far better now than ever in my life. I hope to push the bar further and progress even harder!

Hundred Push-Ups, Day 3

I took on the Level 3 set (11, 15, 9, 9, min 13) and it was a killer. My arms and chest are officially dead and exhausted out. I also feel ready for the weekend as it will be a nice 2 day reprieve until I begin again Monday with the Week 2 set.

Hundred Push-Ups, Day 2

I decided to up the ante a bit, because my Day 1 Max was 8 when the minimal was 5. So today, I took the Level 3 workout of 10, 12, 8, 8, and maxed out at 12 (12, being the minimal for a max-out). The initial10 and 12 weren’t too bad… but by the sets of 8 and the max-out, that was brutal. I could feel muscle fiber getting exhausted which is good! Hopefully day 3 won’t be bad and with a weekend to relax a bit, it should be good.