If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be.
 Now put the foundations under them. 


If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be.
 Now put the foundations under them. 


I’m grateful to be alive in this world again today. :]

I’m grateful to have ears to listen to the music i love.

Eyes to see the people I love.

The heart to feel good.

The brain to think.

The soul to take care of everything.

Lampung, Indonesia #Day26ofGratitude


It’s my last night here in Lampung and I thought I would just blog just so a month from now when I’m having a hard time, I can read this and appreciate the time I had here.

Everytime I’m in Lampung, it feels like time goes by super slow. I’ve been here a week but it already feels like I’ve been here for over a year. I met amazing musicians. They all look like they could be selling food on the streets but man the level of play that they are at is just incredible. Either that or I haven’t been to too many concerts in my life. Other than that, I had a chance to go to a spring water factory and I actually swam in spring water with the fishies. It was like paradise. I don’t know if I’ve ever dreamed about something like that in my dreams but it definitely felt familiar. 

I’m just so grateful of all the shit that happened on this trip in Indonesia and I can’t wait what’s in store for the final 10 days. It’s all coming to an end but I’m happy. I’m grateful for what I got. I’m grateful for what a third world country in the worlds eyes can show me, teach me, and most importantly humble me. 

I’ve watched Star Wars 1st trilogy the past week during my time here. And that shits pretty awesome. I want to finish 4 - 6 during my time here. Or maybe on the plane when I go back or something. 

Anyways, good night thoughts.

I wake up. and I’m grateful. Grateful for the sun blinding me when I wake up. Grateful for the bed that’s comfortable. I stretch. I take a deep breath. And I look to my side and say good morning :] She says good morning back. I get up. get some hot drink to stay awake. And I turn on the music. I read the newspaper. I cook breakfast. Eggs and bacon. I take my shit. I shower. And I leave for work.

I come back home. More in love with this world than anything else. And I come home to the one person hat loves me more than anything else. Repeat. :]



I’m grateful for this damn gratitude thing. I think it’s working. I see my life changing before my eyes. 

Grateful for the love that surrounds people even when they don’t realize it. Grateful for all the blind people so that the ones that see are given the blessings. 

I’m Backkkk. #Day24ofGratitude

Watching Lincoln right now. Watched Jobs earlier and watched 2 episodes of The Game of Thrones. I’m not a big fan of game of thrones. Anyways, I liked the sex scenes..?? lol. I’ve been reading Emerson lately and he’s a cool person to chill with. Someone that actually has something good to say for my ears and mind. In this new age, it’s rare to find anyone that has good things to say. All the young are being lied to and all the old people don’t even know they’re being lied to and they’re continuing to lying. Oh hi ben, when did you become so cynical? 

Anyways, I’ve been having a good time as always. I’ve been playing piano recently more often. Now I’m going to read a history book. See what that’s about. But life’s been good. This grateful day hashtag thing is really working !!! hahahhaa.

Oh and Into the Storm is probably the best movie of 2014 so far. It’s great. If you haven’t watched it I HIGHLY RECOMMEND IT. GO WATCH IT IN THE THEATRES.

Okay anyways,!


I’m grateful for HBO. I’m grateful for humans everywhere. I’m grateful for swimming. I’m grateful for my north star. I’m grateful for my consciousness, my subconscious, and my vision. I’m grateful for my talents, the hard work that I am putting in and believing in myself when my ‘hunch’ comes. I’m grateful for all the friends I’ve made and are going to make. I’m grateful for people that truly lived in this world, that let go of their fears and went on believing in their dreams. I hope to one day be one of those people on top. No. I am on top. I’m on the Boat of Father Time and my destination will soon arrive. Thank you for everything. I’m grateful for silence. And I’m grateful for my phone, electricity, all the humans that created things to become this way.

Good night everyone. :]

Happy thoughts. 

Her smile. :]


Rest. #Day23ofGratitude

I woke up. Watched Oz with James Franco in it. Went to eat with my grandma and my aunt. Ate Dim sum. Then went back to my grandma’s place and took a 2 hour nap. Woke up, got a nosebleed and ate sushi tei with my dads friend at the mall. Came back home and just finished swimming. Finished blogging on chapter 9 of Quiet. 2 more chapters then Ralph Waldo Emerson time! :D 

By the way, I’ve made a goal that everyday while I’m in Indonesia that I swim 20 sets of 2x fly, 2x breast stroke, 2x free, 2x breast stroke. And I’ve been doing that since let’s just say July 29th. It’s been tiring, but I’m determined to do it until September 23rd when I leave back to the States.

I’ve decided to stay in Sacramento when I come back to the States. I’ve been readin the Power of Concentration by Theron Q. Dumont and it’s made me realize some things in my life. I’ve also been a lot more observant these past few days. It’s been a good thinking process.

Anyways, I’m hoping to go to Singapore, Pontianak, Lampung, Yogyakarta during my time here. :]

It’s been great. Now I’m going to watch KBS world. This channels so funny. Freaking Koreans and their humour. 


I’m grateful for getting the much needed 2 hours of rest today. I’m grateful for having a clearer mind. I’m grateful for dim sum. I’m grateful for Korean TV. I’m grateful for these fat Korean people that are so funy. Lol. Let me brb and watch this real quick. Dangit, I’ve seen the rest of the scenes. Anyways, grateful I can watch these for a second time? hahaha. Grateful for being healthy and fit. Grateful for learning so much in Indonesia. Grateful for learning the culture here. Grateful for understanding that there’s only one path that we can live this world although our minds says that there’s plenty. Grateful that I’m walking the path that I’m destined to be walking. Grateful for all the past failures that I’ve encountered to come to be a success in the near future. Grateful for the motivation and determination to work hard. Grateful for dreams, possibilities and the gift of being human. Grateful for God, religion, and everything that is right and wrong about it. Grateful for this laptop my iPad mini, piano, instruments and my vision.

Night peepz.

Successful thoughts are that I’m already successful. BOOM!

Outcome and Income. #Day22ofGratitude

I’m drunk. 

I had fun. I learned new drinking games.

I saw old friends from my primary school days.

I wasted $40 tonight. That’s a lot.

I have to be more responsible with my budget.

But I had fun.


I’m grateful for having old friends. I’m grateful for feeling good about myself. I’m grateful for talks that bring nostalgia. I’m grateful for having friends in general and meeting new friends. I’m grateful for being able to drink tonight. I’m grateful for being happy. :]

Goodnight. !!

Waha Kitchen. Under the Weather. Flow. #Day21ofGratitude

I’m chilling at a nice cafe today at Waha Kitchen in Jakarta. It’s a nice place with good interior designs and books to read. :] Makes me a happy child. I feel like I’m in my ‘flow’. I was feeling a bit under the weather yesterday. Golfing and swimming and not eating as much. And sleeping late. But I’m feeling much better now. Well I’m telling myself in my mind that I have perfect health and I know that through a couple of days I will be okay. 

Got some good news and bads news. But today, I know it’s a day where God is testing me. I’m going to stay positive with all my guts and get through this storm! But I need to submit documents for my FAFSA before September 14th, which means that I might have to go back to the States a bit earlier. I could have figured this out earlier in Spring quarter, but I wasn’t focused. So that’s the bad news. I think I might have to leave earlier from Indonesia.

The good news is that I am growing emotionally?? hahaha. There’s always something perfect in everyday. So I’m just trying to be positive. I guess, being here at the cafe for like 5 hours and working on my shit is a positive thing. :] But I know that there’s positive things coming forward for me. 

I’m on track on my blogs and there’s only 9 days left for this day of gratitude thing.


I’m grateful for family. I’m grateful for being at the place where I am. I’m grateful for understanding myself to be at a better place in my life now. I’m grateful for being more aware of my emotions and my presence has a human to those around me. I’m grateful for finishing up my EAP essay so now I’m done with my whole application to Rome/Madrid. I’m grateful for the next few months and years to my success. I’m grateful for being able to accept my fears and keep moving forward. I’m grateful for having friends. 

Successful Thoughts: 

I’m at a good place. I’m perfectly perfect where I am now. 

Bye bye.

Golf. Golf. Golf. #Day20ofGratitude

I’m behind 3 days from my tumblr and my twitter for the days of gratitude. And I only got 10 days left !! woot woot.

Anyways, today was pretty tiring, but a good day to work on my character. Tomorrow I’m going to finish up my essay about my study abroad program in Madrid/Rome. Then I’m going to proceed to write, write, write.! and Read read read!!

It will be even more of a productive day tomorrow. Today I played some golf. It’s quite addicting and once you get the hang of it, you keep wanting to play more. It’s not enough to hit 100 golf balls anymore now on the driving range. I have to hit more. But today I had a blister on my left thumb so that prevented me from swinging more golf balls. But I intend to make golf a hobby in my lifetime.

I found out that if you want to get good at something, don’t try to attack it 10000%, but rather set aside time everyday even if it’s 5 - 10 minutes in really focusing down on it.

Positive vibes all around, that’s all I’m aiming for. Nobody can tell me that it’s not possible. Anything is possible in my books. And tomorrow I’m going to do the impossible. 


I’m grateful for my health. I’m grateful for being able to keep persistent in writing down 2 blogs everyday. I’m grateful for being able to swim everyday consistently and persistently. I’m grateful that I am growing both spiritually, materialistically, and intellectually. I’m grateful for being able to read and become educated. I’m grateful that I don’t smoke anymore. I’m grateful for being able to eat all kinds of food in Indonesia. I’m grateful for having friends Indonesia. I’m grateful for being able to have wi-fi in my house in Indonesia. I’m grateful for having another day to live tomorrow.

Successful thoughts before I go to bed.

I wake up in the morning feeling like success. Because I am a success. 

Goodnight world. :]


Had a chill day. Thats a word that describes it. Chill.

Read. Read. And read some more.
2 things determine your character in life.
Your patience when you have nothing and your attitude when you have everything.

Met with 2 of my old friends. We ate at konsenda hotel. Paid for their meals. Good exchange. Im feeling something happening very soon.


I’m grateful for being able to daydream. Im grateful for kanye wests college dropout album. Im grateful for good talks with chill people. Im grateful for chilling. Im grateful for work, for money. For all the people both in my life and out of my life. Im grateful for being able to swim around the way i can. Im grateful that im on this path in my life. Im grateful to be educated and see the truth in people. Im also grateful to have the attitude of letting go understanding that nothing i read actually matters, that its all in the eyes of the above.
Im grateful for a new engine. An indestructible one. (: im speaking gibberish now.

Successful thoughts before bed.

One single good meeting where good spirits exchange. Positivity ensues. And the next level comes.

Goodnight loves.

Snakes. Islands. Having a Blast. #Day18ofGratitude

I’m having a blast in Indonesia. I’m going to try and write these on the daily but keep them shorter. I ate a cobra today. woohoo. I drank it’s blood. and ate it. They killed the snake in front of me. It was awesome. I also just came back from an island. It’s called H island. a private island that can only be bought by invitation only. There was 20 people in the group and it was awesome. I met two amazing girls. An amazing amount of friends and I jet ski’d with 1800CC engine power that went up to 65mph. I also swam in the deep blue ocean. There was so much freedom. OHMAGEHRD.

I played golf today and it was tiring. Such a super mental game. But it was really fun. My friend and I had swung 400 golf balls. Let’s keep focusing and see what life has in store!

Things that I have to do:

- Research about Rome and Madrid about what one event/fact in each city

- 102 leadership quotes

- Meet a pastor from ABBA Love in Jakarta.

That’s it!! And I’ll be golden. Like gold….

Okay.! Time for day of gratitude.


I’m grateful for animals. I’m grateful for snakes. I’m grateful for goats. I’m grateful for Durian fruit. I’m grateful for golf. I’m grateful for swimming. I’m grateful for Islands. I’m grateful for food. I’m grateful for golf. I’m grateful for good friends. I’m grateful for God. I’m grateful for Family. and now. I’m grateful for a good night rest and sleep. I’m grateful for meeting new people this weekend. I’m grateful for Ozil. I’m grateful for her spirit.

Good night peepz. Or should I say good morning? 

Oh btw. I think I just did my initiation into Slytherin today by eating that snake. hahaha. :]