Wednesday, June 01, 2005

Come here, there's more

In my previous post "silence is golden", I once again rambled off and forgot what the actual point I was trying to make was. The point was that by being quiet I some times appear ungrateful, indifferent, ignorant and some other good words. This is, of course, not the case. But it is not the way to make a good impression.
Anyway, diagnosis murder is on and I am pretty sure that the butler did it...

Tuesday, May 31, 2005

Quick note

Did you know that Bruce Lee is now a registered trade mark? The world is going crazy. Dare I say he wasn't even that good? Blasphemy to some.
Even worse is that I have heard that by the end of his life he was turning to the classical styles of (internal) kung fu, and that his death was in some part due to him practicing obscure chi gong - something which can indeed be very dangerous with out proper teaching. Of course, chi gong can do a lot of good too. Iron palm and body conditioning are my favourite applications for it so far.

Silence is golden

Starting with a quote is a bit of an unusual step for me, but it is relevant I assure you. As those who know me may be aware, I am a fairly quiet person. Sometimes I don't actually even speak to people. Most of the time this is because I believe that if you don't have anything worth saying then you shouldn't bother saying anything. Other times, I don't say anything as I feel uncomfortable around people that I don't know (unless I happen to be really drunk, which is how I have met many of my friends). I am starting to feel that being quiet is giving me an undeserved reputation of being a miserable git. Not something that I want to be known as, but when I am uncomfortable I can do nothing about it. I have got over many of my confidence issues in recent years, but still I don't like strangers. Unless they have sweets.... so much for the childhood warnings.
The more observant of you may have noticed a few new links. One for my kung fu school and for all you karate kai people. I know followers of Japanese styles are dismissive of Chinese styles (and vica versa), but I thought I would try to help you guys out by finding you a real fighting style. Take a look at the official ninja web page.

Facts:

1. Ninjas are mammals.
2. Ninjas fight ALL the time.
3. The purpose of the ninja is to flip out and kill people.

I personally like the hate mail section for the people who can't accept the truth about ninjas. Ninjas are sweet!



"He wrapped himself in quotations - as a beggar would enfold himself in the purple of Emperors"
- Rudyard Kipling