Awareness (continue)

In my swimming class, my coaches always asked what did I do and how did I do it or how I feel after some drills. 

They will still tell me if I couldn’t tell them maybe because I wasn’t aware or preoccupied with other things while doing it. 

They always emphasize that we need to be aware about what we do and remember the feel of it. When we remember it, we are conscious and as we practice more, the muscle has better memory about the activity we do and we will transform from conscious competent to be unconscious competent. 

And to form a new habit it will take around 21 days (or so lots of people say, no wonder it’s 21 days challenge). So, when you’re keep practicing it correctly after sometime, you’ll (and your muscle) get the hang of it. 

And because of this, I also started to apply it when I run. I asked my running buddy for this and that, and ask myself, did I land my foot correctly, did I hunch, did I dehydrated and so on. As a result, I notice more things which I didn’t before. I used to think that I just run, to the finish line. 

Also when I do my brush lettering drills. 

Sometimes the basic is the same and when you apply it across other area, you’ll be able to make it better. 

So, lesson of this week is still about awareness. 

Look at people around you

and you’ll make your world wider.

That’s what my sensei told us during class.

She added, so when you’re on train, don’t just look down and listen to music. Look around and listen to your surrounding.

Another student asked, how can we widen our world wider by doing that inside train? XD

Sometimes I’m surprised with what sensei told us in class.  She often said it jokingly, but I feel somehow it always reminds me about something which happens to me lately, or inspires me.

A LIVE (Pt 2)

自分の価値気付かないのは、自分の認めないだけだろう

If you fail to realize your value, isn’t it because you didn’t acknowledge it

That’s what the main character told the other lead, after hearing that his justification why he behaved that way and did many things because he wants to be recognize by the people around him.

Continue reading A LIVE (Pt 2)

Can do? Cannot do?

A friend shared an article about another friend who managed to accomplish something awesome! Because I haven’t be able to do it.

And there is a quote in the blog,

“You’re never too old to set a new goal or dream a new dream” – CS Lewis

I haven’t completed my full marathon yet, and I aim for one. But somehow I feel it’s a very high mountain to climb.

Continue reading Can do? Cannot do?

A LIVE

可能性がゼロでないなら、追求しなきゃ。

As long as the possibility is not zero, we should pursue it.

Was said by a female doctor to the main lead. I’ll not say anymore to avoid any spoilers. If you have time, you should watch this Japanese drama A LIVE. It’s still airing, although it’s reaching out it’s climax.

Continue reading A LIVE

Inspiration from Bittersweet (JP drama)

I watched にがくてあまい (Bittersweet) while flying back from Shanghai to Singapore. The main male character is a good cook while the female character is a typical office worker who care more about her work than anything else. 

They started with funny encounters and some fights, but they care about each other. 

One of the memorable lines was

Sometimes you just need to let yourself simmer a little longer to bring out the best of you. Like a stew. 

If you have time, you should watch it. I might look for the web toons too.. 

Drama ref: link

Puzzle and puzzled

Last year I bought One Piece puzzle in Anime Festival Asia. It’s been awhile since I did my puzzle, it caught me surprise because it’s 1.5x larger than my previous one. 

I plan to build the edge that night and call it for a day, but instead I work on the characters. They are easier to recognize since they have more distinct features. 
And it came to my mind that, it’s okay to work not in order. It’s your work after all, so do it your way, enjoy it. 

Because I enjoyed it, I was immersed into getting it done and forgot the time that I need to rest. 

Which reminds me of what my sensei told us, hobby is something that you do when you have time to refresh yourself. So, don’t rush it. Enjoy the process, finding the pieces and building it.

Lessons from Pokémon XY&Z

俺だって迷うことぐらいあるさ… でもさ、迷ってる時間があるなら、まず動いてみる。それで失敗したって何か残る、無駄なことなんて何もないさ

さとし EP20

I feel unsure sometimes too. But you see, if you have time to feel unsure, you should just try to make a move.

If that ends in a failure, you’ll still be left with something.

There is nothing you did that would be pointless.

Ash EP20