The Suave Pool Hustler

Dave fancies himself a pool hustler. To his credit, he is a pretty good one. I rarely see anyone beat him. And if someone does, usually it’s because he let the person win for some reason.

Let me tell you a story about Dave the Pool Hustler.

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Surrounded By Loved Ones

Mr. Tan didn’t believe in wallpaper. Nope. It was as if his motto was: “Wallpaper is for wussies.” For Mr. Tan, he decorated his wall in DVDs.

Literally, his entire wall was lined with DVDs of all kinds. Every action-packed, tear-jerking, side-splitting blockbuster was there, including a handful (and by handful, I mean thirty or forty) of sentimental personal favorites.

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What Your Friends Reflect About You

They say that your friends can tell you a lot about you. Your friends reflect your personality because we all tend to make friends with similar tastes or attitudes. While not as sharp as a mirror, they’re enough to see our dimples and pimples.

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My Ideal Writing Space

“The tools I need for my trade are paper, tobacco, food, and a little whiskey.”
– W. Faulkner

Look! That guy is staring at that interracial couple with a grimace. That kid keeps getting up from his seat and bringing back random books to his Mom. That girl who looks like she’s barely out of college just smiled at me.

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Dating As Networking

Having trouble in the dating world? Not meeting enough people? Not meeting the right people?

The same can be said about business contacts. So here’s a thought. Why not take a business networking approach to dating?

Here’s the idea:

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The Art of Politics

You can’t escape it. It’s all around you. Everyday, you face it and have to deal with it. It is politics.

The Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines Politics as: “The art or science concerned with guiding or influencing government policy; competition between groups or individuals for power and leadership.”

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The Summer Party

“So I reached in my pocket and I grabbed some change,
I said it’s nice to meet you, what’s your name?
You look like you could use a friend.”
– E. Durrance

You know what amazes me? How there can be so many great single people on an island together with Circumstance being the only thing separating them?

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I am a great wingman. A truly magnificent beast of a wingman.

I am always ready to take one for the team, especially if it means the squadron leader can take home the prize.

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A Filipino Thanksgiving

Lots of food, lots of alcohol, and lots of loud laughter. That’s how I would describe my Filipino Thanksgiving.

I was greeted with lots of warm smiles and handshakes. They welcomed me immediately. “Hi Michael! Welcome to our house!”, “Michael! So good to meet you!”, “Here Mike, have a beer!”

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The Autumn Party

Here’s how it started. I was at Veniero’s with some female friends. We were bemoaning the difficulty of finding good single people in Manhattan.

“Why is it so hard?” they asked. “Where are they?”

“I don’t know, but I know they’re out there.”

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