it needs to be noted that in my 9 days in kaoshiong i visited rooftop lounge on tuesday night where i had conversation with the two girls promoting glenfiddich whiskey. only to run into her again on saturday night at another joint where she again was promoting glenfiddish whiskey. "how long are you staying for? i was going to ask you to come to lamp" ...and on thursday night we went from izakaya to grill to ktv....of which the two that sat next to me also asked, how long are you staying for....lets hang out tomorrow. at which point while numbers were being exchanged i get a text from alexia...."what are u doing? getting their number?" YEP. hahahaha. baggy sums this up pretty well...."you have no interest....u definitely act dumb"...was was the case below.
ounce is a speakeasy in the heart of taipei. it's a coffee joint store front with a dim light cocktail bar in the back. two abc partners poached a speakeasy manager in boston and are building out this exclusive speak easy concept sticking to a no menu, drinks made to order type place that's currently filled with a foreign staff and an entirely english speaking crowd. it's nice. it's not cheap. make sure you try a thai tini. but in the end, just go for gin martini with a twist.
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it was a good thing i listened to this video before answering this question
she describes grit as passion and perseverance for very long term goals. the word grit has this connotation of people that have persevered through tough situations and have the determination to follow through with their goals. i believe i have this discipline. i have this stubbornness and pedigree that often times naturally puts me ahead of the curve. HOWEVER, i do not come from a "gritty background". in fact my privileged background very so evident in my social demeanor, take away from my credibility of hard work and perseverance. Angela Lee then calls this grit a "growth mind set". the ability to learn is not fixed and can change with your effort, which i believe i have. this term better describes grit qualities as a behavioral trait secular from it's connotations of "growing up in the hood". so this long term goal, slow planning is much more evident as i push into my 30's. i've come full circle to put all my talents together...it's just taken longer to blossom...and this in itself is a growth mindset. esp since i'm known to be a home run hitter. this could be a good year.
8.0 -- Justin Timberlake's "Cry Me A River" video.
(Note: The most underrated example of vengeance on this list. After Britney cheated on him, not only did he dump her, he put out a best-selling album fueled by a song about their breakup in which he basically destroysher with the lyrics. Just an unbelievable piece of work. It's devastating. I can't even imagine what she did when she first heard it. And if that wasn't enough, he made a well-received video about the song, starring a Britney look-alike. And if THAT wasn't enough, he immediately started going out with Cameron Diaz. By the time he was done, Britney's career was in the tank -- she was chain-smoking and hanging out with backup dancers and white trash guys from her hometown. Now that, my friends, is vengeance. Bravo, Justin. Bravo.)
"If you wanted to get real socioeconomic with all this, you could compare it to the way society works: Plenty of people have the skills to be massively successful, but certain rich kids have built-in advantages to protect them along the way, while people from lower-income backgrounds have a much smaller margin for error. So the ruling class stays entrenched save for a few strokes of luck where someone like 50 Cent becomes irrationally wealthy and powerful. (The Wizards' best hope is to get shot nine times and invest in Vitaminwater. Everything is horrible.)"