Daily NhanSense – Day 2

Daily NhanSense: Every day, I will blog about something that comes to mind. My goal is to practice writing about my hobbies, my interests, my opinions and so forth.

Day 2’s Topic: Personal philosophy.

I’m not the kind of guy who wears necklaces, but I constantly carry one with me each day. It sounds a bit weird, so please allow me to explain.

I found the necklace below at an anime shop in my local mall. It was cheap at just $5, so why the heck not?


Though I don’t like wearing necklaces around my neck, I have made it a habit to have this trinket inside my left pocket throughout the day. I have been doing so for the past few months now.

The necklace has the Chinese symbol for “success,” which can be read as “gong” in Chinese or other ways like “kou” in Japanese.

If you look at the 功 symbol carefully, the radicals (as in the basic stroke shapes that make up the symbol itself) represent “work” and “strength” respectively, both of which are absolutely necessary for attaining success in anything.

One does not simply find success without putting in the work, and, likewise, one cannot be strong enough to get through said work without adequate strength.
The 功 symbol just conveys so much. It resonates with my personal philosophy in life that you need to work hard to get what you want.

I have grown very attached to this necklace. There are times I just find myself patting my left pocket to make sure it is there. Like, I will in fact flip out if I ever lose this thing, even it was just only $5 and it can be easily replaced.

When I need a reminder of what I stand for, I bring the necklace out to stare at the 功 to keep myself motivated.

The notion of achieving success, of being able to fulfill all of my desires for 功, keep me moving forward with a heart brimming full of willpower and determination.


Work and strength go hand-in-hand.

Never forget this.

“Get good. Be better.” – Nhan Fiction


3 thoughts on “Daily NhanSense – Day 2

  1. paulieredperson5 September 23, 2014 / 3:57 pm

    Love this post! And I was laughing all day today with the pun in the title (NhanSense! 😝). Can you do one on your favorite foods? (I know it sounds like a dull topic but a lot of the time it could be complex and interesting too!)


    • Nhan Fiction September 24, 2014 / 3:19 pm

      Hmm, I like a lot of random foods actually. I don’t really have a lot of favorites per se, but I guess I do like some types of foods more than others by a significant margin. XD

      At the very least, I plan on blogging about cooking, as it is one of my actual hobbies.


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