Ning's Notebook
Welcome to Ning's Notebook, where you'll find my notes on life and stuff. These unfiltered streams of thoughts offer candid reflections from my narrative. No polished prose here, just real authenticity. Heads up: movie spoilers may sneak in. Enjoy exploring my notebook!

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April 10th, 2024

💪 Mom's New Workout Program for Apr-Jun

I have been training my mom for over 6 months using three different workout routines: Strength, Power, and Mobility and Coordination. However, I have noticed that she has trouble remembering how to perform the exercises. This is because she only trains two days a week, so I have to rotate through all three routines. Initially, I wanted her to experience a variety of exercises, but now I feel that I have enough information to understand her strengths and weaknesses.

For this quarter, I have decided to combine them into 2 routines.

Each routine will include the training for Strength, Power, and Mobility and Coordination, providing a full-body workout. I am emphasizing bilateral exercises due to the significant differences in strength and mobility between each side of her body. Additionally, I am including more shoulder mobility exercises.

Routine A will focus more on Push Skills and Strength, with some Pull Mobility and Coordination exercises mixed in.

Routine B will focus more on Pull Skills and Strength, with some Push Mobility and Coordination exercises mixed in.


Apart from that, these routines are pretty straightforward. These are the ideal routines for each session, although I may need to make some adjustments based on time or available equipment on the fly.


Routine A--Push Day

Wrist and Body Roll (Bodyweight Jefferson Curl)


2x20 Push Ups


2x20 Inverted Row


1x20 Dumbbell Pullover


1x12 Reverse Plank


Hops


2x20 Bulgarian Split Squats


1x20 Bar Bicep Curl


1x20 Alternating Crab Pose


2x20 Single Leg Deadlifts


1x20 Bar Tricep Extension 


1x20 Wall Ball 


Hip Lift and Swing


2x20 Step Ups


1x20 Alternating Shoulder Press


1x20 Shoulder Raises 


Side Kicks


Cuban Press


6 Ways Lunges


L-sit tucked


Leg Raises 


Hallow Hold


Crunches


Side Plank


Lying rotator cuffs 


Plank Hold


Superman WYTA




Routine B--Pull Day

Wrist and Body Roll (Bodyweight Jefferson Curl)


2x20 Incline Wide Push Ups


2x20 Gorilla Rows


1x20 Scapula Pull Ups


1x12 Alternating Bear (Crawl in place)


Hops


2x20 Cossack Squat


1x20 Hammer Curl


1x20 Ball Slam


2x20 Trap Bar Deadlifts


1x20 Cable Tricep Pushdowns 


1x20 Load Beasts 


Hip Lift and Swing


2x20 Lat Pull Down


1x20 Cable Face Pull


1x20 Cable Rear Delt


Side Kicks


2x20 Lateral Step Ups


1x20 ATG Squats 


1x20 Halo


L-sit tucked


Leg Raises 


Hallow Hold


Crunches


Side Plank


Lying rotator cuffs 


Plank Holld


Superman WYTA

April 3rd, 2024

New Personal Logos

I've been wanting to create a logo using my name "NING" for a long time. Finally, I've made five different variations! 

I'm not entirely sure which one should be the main logo, but I'm leaning toward the smiley or the chat bubble. If you have any feedback or comments, please let me know.

(I'm also working on perfecting my personal color scheme, but it will be something similar to what I've shared.)


1st version: Minimal

It's a simple design using just the alphabet. The NiN turned into a crown, while the G got flipped. I could have gone for perfect symmetry, but I prefer the fluid lines to give it a lighter feel.

NING Logo version 1 with minimal, pure alphabets
NING Logo version 1 with minimal, pure alphabets

2nd version: Person

I experimented with the G and noticed that it could resemble a person with right angles, so I played into that idea. 

NING Logo version 2 with a human figure
NING Logo version 2 with a human figure

3rd version: Smiley

When you have a human figure, why not add a face, right? I love this one, but no one can read the word NING. It's also not a professional-looking logo, but it's so fun!

NING Logo version 3 with a smiley face
NING Logo version 3 with a smiley face

4th version: Arrow

To make it look more like a G, I tried drawing an arrow instead. It could symbolize growth. However, the arrow might make it too bold and clash with my personality. I also don't like that it feels heavy on the right side.

NING Logo version 4 with an arrow
NING Logo version 4 with an arrow

5th version: Chat Bubble

I decided to switch to a more rounded G, which resembles a chat bubble. I think it's the most eye-catching option for a logo, besides the smiley one, of course :)

NING Logo version 5 with a chat bubble
NING Logo version 5 with a chat bubble

Bonus: A drawing of myself in a sleepy eye style I used for half my life.

A drawing of myself in a sleepy eye style I used for half my
life.
A drawing of myself in a sleepy eye style I used for half my life.



March 31st, 2024

Refreshing My Online Identity: Arc’s “Browse For Me” Is Not So Smart After All

The main reason I recently updated my online profiles and started sharing more about my life is to prevent Arc Browser's "Browse for Me" from generating a summary using my name as the CEO of a company I created for a student project 🙄 

I uploaded the slides online, and Arc kept bringing it up repeatedly. They don’t even care about my social media information and go straight to a made-up presentation! 

I’m happy to see that I have finally put an end to this madness.  Now, I can return to being a private person and stop repeating who I am and what I enjoy to the world 😂