Thank you to my Ohana for the wonderful surprise of a trip to Uncle Frank’s birthday party this weekend.
I do not deserve such an honor but it is appreciated nonetheless.
Much aloha to all of you.
どもう ありがとう ございます。
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SKINNERS: Revolutionary Ultraportable Footwear should be available to the public within the next few months.
These are shoes that fold, wash, carry and look like socks!
I got in early as a Kickstarter / Indiegogo backer, so mine may arrive around February 2017.
Most people are well aware of the need for proper diet and exercise for a good quality of life.
Recent events and follow-up research have made it clear that Planet Fitness is opposed to the idea of getting stronger and more physically fit.
No jumping rope, no deadlifts, no squat racks, no barbells, no dumbbells over 60 lbs…
Ask Brother Matt about it. In the meantime, here are some items which help clarify why I feel anyone serious about any physical endeavor should boycott “Planet Fitness”.
11:00 – 4pm both days
I have been telling many of you in the boxing drills lately to just stay relaxed and throw more punches; to stop worrying about throwing the “perfect” punch at the “perfect” time to the “perfect” target. The goal isn’t even to hit “hard” at the early stages.
Simply pretend you are in a pottery class and try to make as many pots as possible in a short amount of time. You just need to “make more pots” than the other guy. If done correctly, this method will help you to improve more quickly by learning from your many mistakes and finding ways to be more efficient. This methodology was brought to my attention in myown studies. Since I am not known for taking credit for someone else’s work, I tracked down the source I used.
Here it is an excerpt from the original article on the Japanese Language learning site “Tofugu”: https://www.tofugu.com/japanese/quantity-not-quality-makes-fluent-japanese/
I’d like the start this article with a quote from “Art & Fear”, a book written by David Bayles and Ted Orland.
The ceramics teacher announced on opening day that he was dividing the class into two groups. All those on the left side of the studio, he said, would be graded solely on the quantity of work they produced, all those on the right solely on its quality. His procedure was simple: on the final day of class he would bring in his bathroom scales and weigh the work of the “quantity” group: fifty pound of pots rated an “A”, forty pounds a “B”, and so on. Those being graded on “quality”, however, needed to produce only one pot – albeit a perfect one – to get an “A”.
Well, came grading time and a curious fact emerged: the works of highest quality were all produced by the group being graded for quantity. It seems that while the “quantity” group was busily churning out piles of work – and learning from their mistakes – the “quality” group had sat theorizing about perfection, and in the end had little more to show for their efforts than grandiose theories and a pile of dead clay.