Monthly Archives: November 2011

Quotes that came to me…

“When you have a fire in your belly, you’ll be hungry, always, but, never starving, never deprived.” “There is a subtle difference in being childish and being child-like.” “You want to know how successful you can potentially become? Look around … Continue reading

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Sky is the limit

The definition of Tenchi-nage: “sky is the limit, but everyone goes to the ground, one way or the other.”

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The Ecology of Stuff

I’m currently reading this book, The Secret Life of Stuff by Julie Hill. Well it is a book predominantly about ‘Stuff’. Material items, how it has been produced over time and where these items goes, as in their biodegradability, recyclability. Stuffs are basically a … Continue reading

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‘Difficult’ People

‎’Difficult’ people exists in your life to temper your character. it is easy to be nice to ‘nice’ people, being nice to ‘difficult’ people, needs strength, maturity and magnanimity.

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The Art of Aikido, The Art of Non Violence

There is is common perception of Aikido as the Art of harmony, the art of non-violence. Well, let’s look around us, we don’t see that many ‘violence’ per se. People will say, ‘Hey look! I’m peaceful! I’m not on a … Continue reading

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What Yamada taught me in Hong Kong

I’ve participated in his seminar before. This smallish wiry Japanese elderly man. This time around, things somehow seem different. Even thought the Hong Kong mat was packed with people, there was a certain direct connection between him and me. He … Continue reading

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Musubi

Horii sensei, taught me something very important during a lesson he gave in the recent Hong Kong Aikido Association’s 40th Anniversary. He is a stern stocky fella, with a built of a tank. His hands, is, well not easy to … Continue reading

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