Now That’s Motivation

What’s up world? Its your boy Peekay. Call me crazy, but I always see positives even in the average annoying complaints and I will never give up. Such as I hear people yelling and screaming about something small, such as oh Taco Bell fucked up my order or I missed the bus and I forgot this and I have to walk home from school. For example, if I miss the bus by a few minutes or the bus driver doesn’t see me, I say OK and then I jog to the train station and I sing my way home and log a few extra miles walking and I can do serendipitous acts of kindness. On my way home, I helped random strangers carry in groceries and I made some new friends. Furthermore, I found ways to better myself and better my doubters. Also I proved some doubters wrong along the way. I was doubted by many that I could not get an “A” in IB Spanish and Sí yo saqué una “A”. ¡Muy Bién! So enjoy the process of breaking the barriers and your dreams. Find your rhythm and keep at it. Surf’s up DUUUDE!!!! Also it never fails to amaze me how doubters and haters get proved wrong in life!!!!

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Take my man Aaron Rodgers. Hard to believe, but he was doubted like no other. In middle and high school, he was overlooked because of his size. But he kept performing and when arriving at college, he went to a junior college, not because of his scores, but because he was overlooked. Then he kept kicking ass, throwing for 2500 yards and 25 TDs in his junior college, then forced to be noticed by college scouts and finished up in U-Cal Berkeley. Then wasn’t drafted until 24th pick by Green Bay and played under the shadow of Brett Favre. Then he learned from Brett and then took over and through a 6-10 record, a last second fumble in the heartbreaking loss to Arizona 51-45 in the Wild Card, Aaron became Super Bowl MVP. Aaron was sure driven by doubters and then proven that he is among the elite. Through being determined and keeping confident, he chased his dream in playing the NFL. JOKE’S ON YOU BITCHES!!!!! Then what else increased my admiration for Aaron is that he wants to be the best man to play the game by helping out by speaking for cancer. People who help out may not know everything, but they sure want to learn. Also you all better Discount Double Check what you all say about Aaron!!!! See the video below of Aaron.

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On that note, let’s talk some more about motivation. The best way for motivation is to have confidence and do not come down on yourself for your mistakes. Yes mistakes pisses everyone off, even my dog! But we can learn from them. Also take it one day at a time, as you keep going slowly increase the goals and feel the passion in your eyes. Also being positive and helping others out always helps out!!! Such as when I tutor students, I learn more about learning and I use to better my studying. When I tutor people with calculus, I connect it to previously learning materials and then I connect it to something funny such as Game of Thrones or NFL. Then the students laugh it off. I also enjoy learning from others. When I meet new people, I feel inspired about their story. For example, when I chat with Ablie, I learned more about culture and I want to go visit the Gambia after college and I am inspired by the effort he puts in and how he always cheers people up. I am inspired by everyone, because I learn from mistakes or the passion they have in chasing their dreams. Also like my friends at the Campus Farm, such as my friend Jessica who always strive for making green and helping the community. Everyone here at St. Mary’s, just keep being you. Don’t wish you can be more like someone else, because honestly you are better being you! Also if you want to change, you can do it, just put your mind to it. Just ask my friend Aaron, me, or anyone else. It can happen, I know you can. Don’t get discouraged. Also take one step in front of the other. Just like Denver upset Pittsburgh in overtime 29-23, Demaryius strode then ran it in for the game winning Denver touchdown.

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Carpe Diem and YO YO YOLO

Meteorologist Peekay Than

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Positive Feedback

What’s up world? Its your boy Peekay. Well after a long week, I am happy to say the weekend is here. I have been thinking about how we can stay positive and how I can see the positive in others. Well here’s something for you, it is healthier to stay positive. As I have mentioned earlier, what we do starts in our mind. From there we just build our way towards what we want. So let’s take this for an example, after sixth grade, when I had a shitty academic year. I decided I could not be negative anymore Then from there, my thoughts directed me towards positive and making me happy and then sharing it with others. I started sitting in the front of the classroom and started becoming more friendly. Then I started getting “As” and started helping others out. And we are today with Peekay the BADASS MOTHERFUCKA!!!! Well let me tell you how to give positive feedback.

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First off find something positive thought about yourself. Oh I don’t know, I smile at everyone or I am a fast runner/optimist. You cannot start becoming positive until you change your cognitive process. Then see positives in others. For example, the person next to me smiled at me or they held the door for me. While you are optimistic, set some goals to better yourself. For example, you got a “C” on the last test, set yourself for a high goal of getting a “B” on the next one and work your way from there, but don’t be afraid to aim higher. If you exceed that, FUCK YEAH YOU ARE AWESOME AND YOU NEED TO SET HIGHER GOALS!!! Its like you take that first step and that is where the positive feedback stand. Let’s take the Ravens-Steelers first game of the season 2011. Baltimore got eliminated by Pittsburgh in the playoffs a few months ago after blowing a 21-7 lead. But Baltimore set the first step by gashing Pittsburgh’s D for 36 yards and only 92 seconds into the game, Joe threw a 27 yard TD pass to Anquan and we led 7-0, on their way to something awesome!!!

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After that first step, you will feel good and to keep going the whole 9 yards or even more. That’s what its supposed to feel. If you don’t feel so good, don’t get discouraged. Remember if it was easy, it would not be too worth it. Just like in Vector Calculus, I got a D+ on the first test and then after studying and enjoying the process, I got As on the rest of the tests to pull out an “A”. Just like my Ravens pulled out a Mile High Miracle with a 70 yard touchdown throw from Joe to Jacoby to force overtime and ultimately win en route to a Super Bowl Championship!! Now enough examples, let’s return to the process. Then remember there will be obstacles along the way, don’t let them stop you!!! Just keep in mind your goal and keep trying! Also enjoy the process. You will learn other awesome things as well.

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Then when you get your goal or if you don’t get it take the positives and negatives from it. At least you went for it and maybe you accomplished another goal unintentionally. On that note, keep being awesome and enjoy the journey.

Carpe Diem and YO YO YOLO

Meteorologist Peekay Than


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Positive Express

What’s up world? Its your boy Peekay. Welcome aboard the Positive Express, a direct route to inspiration and chasing your dreams!!! Well I am so glad that its Friday and I am just thinking about more ways to be positive, while hanging out with my friends. Yes it is that time of year again, when all the finals come barreling on you and you think that you are imploding under stress. But I am happy to tell you that some stress will be fine and since academic stress comes and goes, you will be fine. I am here to tell you how to remain positive and tell you how to better yourself. Take each experience as a chance to learn and also remain positive. Remember what matters is how you are positive. For example, the San Diego Chargers overcame a 5-7 record by winning their final 4 games including at Denver, to make the playoffs as the 6th and final seed. Also recently, I pulled my psychology grade up by getting a 94% on the second test, after getting a 68% on the first test, a 26% improvement. This all happened, because we stayed calm and assessed the situation. The diseases that come with stress such as heart disease is because the people do not know how to react to stress.

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Well here is a crash course about not letting stress defining you. I read in psychology recently, that childhood or the past do not necessarily correlate with the future. So what happened in the past does not define your future. So if something disappointing happens in the past, you can better yourself and leave it in the dust, just like Ray Rice did with that 83 yard opening play rushing touchdown in New England in the Wild Card round where we wrecked the Patriots 33 to 14. Ray Rice 40, 50 he could, 40, 30, Merriweather trying to cut him off, he won’t get their, he might, go all the way, 10, 5 TOUCHDOWN BALTIMORE!!! NO FLAGS ON THE PLAY!!!! First you need to calm things down in order to improve. First do something fun. When I have a bad day, I come and watch Full House, jog, or play video games. Or for a bad week, I order Chinese food, and chill at my friends’ place. Then I come back all calm and happy and assess the situation and remove the bullshit from my life. For example, with my psychology test I did not do well on, I came up with a plan and discussed the professor about the test and found a more efficient way, while making the studying fun. Just because you messed something up, doesn’t mean that you need to spend significantly more time. It is no use to spend more time if the method doesn’t work. So I studied just as much, but I used deeper processing or connecting with the meaning and studied more upfront, after I learned it, so relearning it prior to the exam takes a lot less time. Then I blogged about the concepts, as connecting them to my life, makes the studying fun. Not everything has to be a chore. Another major thing about life, enjoying the process. Then I got a 94% on the second test and I discussed more ways to improve my grade. If I ace the next test, the first test is like the one interception that was overcame with 5 TDs, just like Drew Brees a bit slow starting off and then he gets going. Who dat?  The journey isn’t over yet. So don’t settle, enjoy the process.


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Another major concept is do not hold on to the past. As my former high school librarian Mrs. Laurie Bourdeaux said “We should allow ourselves the flexibility to grow and change and to learn that letting go doesn’t have to be sad and unfortunate, but a wonderful opportunity to embrace what’s coming for us next.” I agree, because while it happened, there are better things in the world. Also moving on allows us to continue on our journey of life and chasing my dreams. Mrs. Bourdeaux remember my southern accent in the library? YEEHAW GIDDY UP HORSEY, on the path of life. Say FUCK NO to pressure and be true to yourself. It is much better and it is healthy to acknowledge the problem and then build off of that to do better. You will feel better and reduce stress in the future. We always remember the journeys that zigzag like the jet stream during a La Niña weather pattern. Just like my Ravens who zigzag in the 2012 season, with our injuries, and tragedies and who brought the Lombardi Trophy back to Baltimore. Also like my Ravens and Vikings had 6 lead changes in the last 125 seconds, which Baltimore ultimately prevailed and emerged victorious 29 to 26. 


Keep chasing your dreams and enjoy the journey. Keep being awesome. On that note, you all rock. Its your choice, you can either live in the cage of your past or march and better yourself. There is so many great things in life to let shit get in the way. I cannot reiterate how much it pisses me off, how people live in the past. Life has moved on!!!! On that note, have a great weekend.

Carpe Diem and YO YO YOLO

Meteorologist Peekay Than

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Self-Fulfill Yourself :)

What’s up world? Its your boy Peekay. When I jog, I often think about how things work and any new philosophies and psychologies of life. This evening, I was wondering about how our thoughts and cognitive influence life and how we can be motivated. Everyday I hear complaints about where is my motivation for homework and unfortunately I spent the day doing homework, even though its a nice day. Well, here is a fine example of a self-fulfilling prophecy. You complain and think of homework as a chore and pointless and then you just let that bum you out. And you cannot concentrate outside, because you don’t want to. Well I learned that homework is practical and can help me do well and then I want to learn some more. I learned to explore more and then ask questions. So I do not get discouraged and then I can still enjoy the weather while get some work done. Why today, I got so much work done and then encourage others. And also walk around with a positive attitude my friends. It makes things not seem so bad. I remember in sixth grade, I made a big deal out of shit along with letting things get to me. So I let the current pull me away and felt depressed, despite my ability to take control and push the negatives away. Things only became better and I began to see the positives in life, when I changed my cognitive processes.

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Us as people or as beings are shaped to optimism. As we all love to dream and create our own reality and we want to morph it into reality. You would think after hearing all these negative news we would be negative. FUCK NO!!! I would sooner be a New York Jets fan (BLEHHHH) rather turn negative and you know how probable that will be, (the answer is 0% lol btw). GO PATRIOTS!!! That is why after my first test grade of a C+ in FOM, I remained optimistic and then told myself that I will get an “A” and I will not take discouragement as answer. Then I kept trying and then pulled out an “A-” for the semester!!!! Also I did in AP Psychology I got a “D” on my first test and then I pulled an “A” for the semester, by keeping at it and made psych more applicable by deep psychology and drew off positive emotions by telling myself “I got it” and did not give up and those who doubted themselves and looked at me like crazy and ended up royally fucking up the class, because as my buddy Nelan says “Those who can’t participate sit on the sidelines and hate” and they don’t want to participate and try out the winds of life and control it themselves. They are jealous, because they want to, but they do not dare to go deep and make a difference. Just like Aaron Rodgers stayed with the Packers and Tom Brady stayed through the draft and kept believing, anything can happen. It takes a long time, so you need to keep being positive and it will feel natural, because we are meant to be positive.

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I read in my psychology book that despite what happens in earlier years, does not set our life. We have a chance each day to make a difference. Do something nice and you never know. Take up an opportunity to help others. In Hey Arnold, Harold after paying back the butcher Mr. Green, he found his passion and by persisting that he wanted to help Mr. Green, he became an apprentice and showed his passion. Mr. Green initially rejected him, because of his negative attitude and resentment. But after some demonstration and positive attitude and helping out, Mr. Green eventually had Harold in to help and learn something new. So my hating friends or folks reading the blog, there is something positive out there for you. Don’t be afraid. Any questions come ask me in the comments. I will be glad to answer! Discount Double Check your attitude and let’s go. FIRST DOWN FIRST DOWN!!!!! The world waits for no one, what are you waiting for?

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Now Aaron, can you my friend have a state of motivation. That would Aaron rallying the troops and rushing for a touchdown. DISCOUNT DOUBLE CHECK and then state of motivation would be happiness and a state of self-fulfilling prophecy would be what you think comes true. So let’s be positive and help others. And reconsider the negative statuses, start doing and tell positives early you will be wondering, why you posted it. I know you are better than that. And I have seen people improve themselves and become more positive like Tom Brady coming back to beat the Broncos after being down 24-0 to 34-31 overtime victory!!!!

Carpe Diem and YO YO YOLO

Meteorologist Peekay Than


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Storm of Motivation

What’s up world? Its your boy Peekay. What a great Friday this has been. I have got to tell you that hanging out with friends and watching childhood favorite shows always cheers me up after a stressful week. Watching old shows brings back memories of days I spent in Ocracoke Island, NC where I used to spend all day on the beach relaxing and then got ice cream at Sweet Tooth and then took it to the hotel room while watching Full House, Hey Arnold, Wild Thornberrys, or Spongebob while giggling with my family. So I felt refreshed and as if I was back at home relaxing. Also these shows have good life lessons such as good intentions, following your heart, and always learning how to do right. For example, Wild Thornberries Eliza gave up her powers to save her sister in the movie and Full House, Stephanie broke a promise to DJ, to not tell Danny that DJ was starving herself , to have Danny talk about looks is not everything. It is what is inside or your personality. I am willing to talk to anyone and become his or her friend, as long as they respect me, cheer me up, and are a positive influence on me. Also in Hey Arnold, Harold learned a new career and found a more positive outlook. Also Arnold, the protagonist taught me patience and how to treat people with respect. I learn who I am through observing positive people and some awesome 90′s cartoons.

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On that positive note, I have been thinking about recalculating and redirecting energy and goals. That said example above was motivation for me to get through the week. Just thinking that I was great and I can do fine, always gets the windmills in my mind going. My personal definition of motivation is feeling passion or driven to do a task. Whether it is studying for a test to get a good grade or becoming more a positive person or anything between, these goals have some passion written all over it. For example, I got a 92% on my Differential Equations Exam by motivating myself with good grades and how I want to expand my knowledge to make a difference in the world. Also the week before Spring Break, that feeling of accomplishment and a nice long break encouraged me to get most of my work done in advanced. On that note, the better jobs and things to do in life are where you are passionate and feel it. It is the intrinsic motivation that gets you through not the extrinsic motivation. The feeling that you feel that you did something great and you accomplished a goal that you are passionate about is too profound and awesome to describe fully. You need to experience it. But let me say that you need to believe in yourself. I know sometimes even your boy Peekay gives up on himself, but Peekay always keeps moving downfield. Just like Ray Rice converted 4th & 29 and Arnold, in Hey Arnold eventually interviewed his favorite author and got her back on her tracks, anything is possible. As you get back on your tracks, you will do well and then you will be more motivated than anything.

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On the note about goals, make them challenging so that they are worth getting. If it was so easy, why would we enjoy it? Also make steps and make it attainable and make sure it will help you out. Then keep at it and don’t let your motivation go away and remember what you want and strive for. We only get one chance here.

Carpe Diem and YO YO YOLO

Meteorologist Peekay Than

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It Doesn’t Have to Be That Way

What’s up world? Its your boy Peekay. Well after a great first week back from Spring Break, I have some positive thoughts about taking control of your lives. After meeting with my psych professor about how to do better in class, I really thought about how a simple change in your mind can really make a difference in your life. After sixth grade, I became a positive person when I decided no more bullshit. Then I got myself on Honor Roll at that time and then diverted myself into making a difference. And that is how I brought my Spanish grade to an “A” from junior year to senior year. If you are down or failing, it does not have to be that way. With a change in heart and all, you will be better and realize your goals, or find a stronger purpose in life. Not everything we intend works, but we find something better along the way :). I chased being a meteorologist and decided to become a teacher, because I feel passionate about making a difference.

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On that note, I have got to tell you that it all starts up in your mind. When you smile, it makes you look at things better and you calm down and approach things with a passion. Then that will lead to passion building up and see why life is worth living. You are alive to do something positive, now let’s make a difference. So why don’t we do what we do best, if you like drawing, draw away as we need more creative ideas here to improve or just enlighten ourselves. Teaching, snaps the football, play video games, keep being you. Let me say that you all enlighten me. Everyone who cleans, works, invents, studies, or does whatever they do with a passion and effort always cheers me up. Then things will do well, as what happens is part action and part reaction by ourselves. And the sooner you smile, the sooner the negatives will end. Also set goals and reward yourself for all the great you do. You are with yourself for a very long time, so make the most out of it. Also enjoy the process along the way. We all got goals, I get that, even my dog does :). Enjoy the way and you will learn new things. For example, when I was heading to Boston, I went the inland route and bypassed I-95, by using I-83 in Baltimore, to I-81, to I-84, and to I-90 straight on to Boston. I found some great mountain scenery and some cool countryside that I would missed if I went up I-95. Take your time and be efficient and you will be fine, as long as you are on the road to improvement and awesomeness.

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I like learning about the Interstate system, because they are metaphors that connect different things in life and different choices and while interstates overlap, they ultimately go their own way. So what are you waiting for? Let’s start on a journey to be who you want to be. Then we will be positive. Let’s hit the expressway and be awesome. When you know that you did something positive and that is right is when you close your eyes and feel all that passion. Don’t let others and stereotypes direct you down one path, do what you one.

Carpe Diem and YO YO YOLO

Meteorologist Peekay Than :)

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Art, the Factory of Expression

What’s up world? Its your boy Peekay. Today I had the pleasure of wandering around Alexandria for the first time in 2014. I have got to tell you wandering there always brightens me up and I find inspiration. Whether it is walking through architecture and learning about the founding of our nation or whether it is walking across the Wilson Bridge and viewing the DC Skyline, I am always happy in Alexandria. I logged 16 miles there, a personal best in a single day.

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I have mentioned in earlier blog entries that art is the avenue to expressing and improving ourselves. Well today, I spent 2 hours today in the Torpedo Art Factory, literally a factory that was renovated to a place where artists work and you can ask them about their work. I saw photographers, sculptors, mosaics, painters, and drawers. What stood out to me in our conversations was how they used this to express new ideas and how we can inspire each other. When I told them that I was a writer, they wanted to see my blog and they said “Welcome to the club Peekay.” These arts are ways to show great places and also convey deeper messages through the different shades and show the angles of life. Also with music, movies, and my personal favorite, theater or acting, that are ways to convey something and take you away to another world while still being in your seat. Just like my buddy Jemarc, did in The Container to show the troubles of immigrant being smuggled into countries. Also when I wrote my end of semester play to diffuse tension and makes some days. Also singing is a good way to describe feelings or have great memories or inspire others. Writing this blog is an art, because I can express my emotions and convey a difference. Through art we can really learn more and also be who we want to be. Balance is important, shout out to Erica :).

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After the art factory, I walked through the parks and returned to the Wilson Bridge. Exactly a year ago on the last Friday of Spring Break 2014, I walked the Wilson Bridge for the first time! I remember staring over the DC skyline and wondering how I have grown, where I have come from, where I am as a person today, and where do I want to go. What do you know, I stood at the exact same spot, about halfway across the bridge and thought the same things. I believe that I have grown in many ways in the past year. I learned more about websites, I have really harnessed passion, and really saw my view of life and redefined my purpose as one that wants to make a difference each and everyday. Also I thought about how my writing skills have improved. Just like Washington DC is our past, present, and future, it is a metaphor for what will happen to me in the future. The DC skyline always inspires me as I think about how lucky I am to live in the United States and I can be who I want to be. All I have to do is do it!

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On a final note, as Spring Break is nearing its end, I logged 40 miles of walking this break, a personal best in a week :). Went 12 miles in Baltimore, 16 in Alexandria, and 12 in DC. On my walks, I learn about myself and how to better others and I find positive concepts in everything I see. Like the Wilson Bridge, I see it as a metaphor for connecting concepts in school to real life or ways to connect to others to be positive and make friendships. Keep being awesome my friends :)

Carpe Diem and YO YO YOLO (Be Creativity like a BAM)

Meteorologist Peekay Than

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