Friday, February 25, 2011
I was able to take to Karate quite easily as I've been playing sports on a regular basis which has ensured that I'm in good shape.
Attending two Gasshuku's (National Karate Camp) has only motivated me to pursue Karate more seriously. The first camp was the Waihi Beach camp where I got to see the Black belt grading event. This was an awesome experience. The guys getting graded were put to very tough tests which tested their physical and mental strength. I realized that you have to work really hard to be able to wear a black belt around your waist.
Apart from that we had very intense and strenuous training sessions, after which I was very satisfied to have been able to come through them.
The second camp was in Wellington, where we camped in Sensei Dave's house (a very kind gesture from him to allow us to stay in his place).
This camp had Sensei Higaonna as the Chief instructor. It was an honour to train the man who is the head of our organization, who at the age of 72 can still perform techniques with great speed and power. The camp had quite a few social outings where it was nice to meet people from other dojo's and make new friends.
The AGM of our club was held last week, and was quite special for me, as I was elected as the club president ! The one big goal I have is to organize a national camp in Auckland sometime next year.
For the computer programming challenged people, OOP is just a computer philosophy used to write computer programs.
It has 10 years now since I first wrote computer programs ( 10th std , Basic Programming) and have been writing them throughout my education and my work, but I have always somehow managed to not learn the OOP concepts.
It has always been at the back of my mind, and I think now is the right time to conquer this demon.
Having just completed my Masters and with the prospect of finding a job in SAP ABAP looking bleak, the reason to learning OOP concepts is all the more relevant.
Demon No 2: Toastmasters ! Its a club who meet every week, where members are given the opportunity to give speeches, talk at table topic sessions and participate in other communication building activities. It has been 8 years since I first started started attending toastmasters, which I discontinued after 2 years I think, for the fear of public speaking.
It has always been on mind, and I'm definitely going to start attending toastmaster again, and be able to speak confidently one day !
Saturday, February 5, 2011
Sunday, July 4, 2010
P.S. This incomplete post has been a draft in my account since I started writing it. I am posting it on 26 Feb 2011
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
Wednesday, December 24, 2008
Anyways, Wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year,
have a great year ahead !
Friday, December 19, 2008
Its Friday again :)
The days seem to be flying at lightning pace, fridays seem to be coming much faster than they used while I was in school or college, but i'm not complaining :)
Its an interesting weekend ahead for me, an important cricket match to play, which would decide if I have to travel to Bombay in January or not. And some catching up with friends and relatives to do..
There's also a christmas game we're playin in our office, its called secret Santa, so have to pick up some gifts for that. Wonder what i'm going to buy, I remember playing this game as a kid in school.
i'll sign off for now, all you guys out there have a great weekend !
P.S. Excuse me for using the old name - Bombay, but i like it better than Mumbai and that goes for all the other renamed cities too.