Category Archives: life

What a Sifu Is and Should Never Be

How do you like my Zeppelin reference? I’m not a super huge Zeppelin fan, but I found the title amusing. Anyway, just the other day I was thinking about my wing chun training, how I have been CONSISTENTLY doing the … Continue reading

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Resisting the Pull of Negativity and Drama

Just the other day I posted something on Facebook about how writing out my wing chun training program made me realize that I was learning how to focus like a laser on what is important and what is not. It … Continue reading

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The Positive Side of Bullying

I came up with the title of this article to make people do a double-take. What??? How can he say there is something POSITIVE about bullying? Well, let me clarify what I mean by saying I am drawing the content … Continue reading

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On Being Negative

The other day I was contacted by someone who is in a network marketing business. She was looking at my Facebook page and saw that I had studied Chinese. I explained that I didn’t remember much of it because the … Continue reading

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Removing Negativity…in Style

Last night I was supposed to do 7-11pm at my lousy part-time job. As some of you know from previous posts, the place had me miserable. There is nothing worse than working at a place where you are talked down … Continue reading

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Another Random Poem: “An Old Shoe”

Here is a poem I composed randomly at work one day. Some images may be cliche (the ladder to the sky), but I wrote things as they came to my head. There has been only one revision: in the line … Continue reading

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Therapeutic Power of Writing

I have decided to quit my part-time job. (Hopefully we will be moving to a new department at my day job that has more pay and the possibility of overtime, but we will see.) In any event, I decided to … Continue reading

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