December 17, 2009
And life goes on ……hahahaha…..
But seriously, a big thank you to those who wrote in with well-wishes…
I promise to be more “serious” with this blog …..nah…maybe not hahaha….
I will just be me …seriously…
To Chas,Peter, Troy and Todd (and anyone else I missed out from Seattle), thanks for the super-cool German watch. Nathan, thanks for the “Carlsbergs”.
So what will I be doing to commemorate the day I landed on earth?
Nothing extraordinary really…everyday is different for me even in all that “ordinariness”.
It’s a mind thing, you understand.
The Chinese says “When the heart is calm, every thing is cool” …seriously…I am not making this up.
Annnnyway, just take a look at this pic of the waterfront area of Kuching.
Keep looking and all your worries will start to melt away.
Then I suggest you make a trip here and find out what I mean.
Folks, take it easy….nothing means more than to be alive.
Don’t let things around you bring you down – it never about the problem but how you deal with it that makes the difference.
Go on, go out and get a beer – a real icy cold one.
Tomorrow we will stand up and fight again.
Me? I will be fighting with a new watch on my wrist …..hahahaha….
December 17, 2009
The Japanese says “十人十色 jūnin toiro”, or” ten men, ten colors” which is another way of saying “To each his/her own. / Different strokes for different folks.”
The French has their “Chacun voit midi à sa porte” which literally means “Everyone sees noon at his door.”
In CKF, we often hear “Different temple, different Buddha” because even within a family, things are never absolutely identical.
All teachers, I believe add in their personal touch; you know accentuate this and play down that, this is to be expected. Some “enhance” by adding in new elements and other just want to stamp their own mark onto the art.
We are human after all ……
Now what is not “humane” is to pilfer “identity”; simply sticking a time-honored name/identity to some cut and paste creation and attempting to sell it as the authentic traditional product.
To that, I just want to say that the Chinese got another saying that should be noted – “Paper cannot wrap fire”.
Here’s a clip of some Pan Nam WCK techniques – not exactly the WCK you would imagine particularly if your exposure is limited to Yip Man’s WCK.
Again “cada maestrito con su librito”……