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Cocoon

Even butterflies had to crawl before they could fly

Ladies & Gentlemen: I am back, although I never really went away. I will explain fully the reasons for my hiatus but at a later date. For now I just want to end the neglect of the website. Things have worked well, others have not. While I try to re-build my life after these past few  tumultuous months, I thank you for staying with me. Especially those people, who helped me through some dastardly times I have had as of late. Its not been fun guys, I have felt broken, sub-human almost at what has transpired against me.

However, it has happened for the best, one door closes – many more open. Although I felt defeated and disgraced to some degree, I am now slowly rebuilding myself. Its been an eye-opener, believe me – I had no idea things would happen the  way they did. But, the way forward now has my concentration and so far I would like to put forward some thoughts and ideas.

I have tried to make this website as interesting and entertaining as possible. It can only be as good as the contents. I admit, its not as interactive as I’d like it to be, teething problems still exist. My administrator hasn’t implemented the changes I had asked for, but no matter, the website is still live.

As for the horizon seekers – it hasn’t been the success as I had envisioned, though – I am not going to abandon it just yet, may be not ever. What I am going to do I add a new feature in the up-coming months, something similar but with different rules. I am also going to update a few current features and see how things go from there.

Once again, my apologies for having been away so long – it hasn’t been an easy time for me. But Thank you for being here regardless, stay tuned.

Muda

“Bushido is realized in the presence of death. This means choosing death whenever there is a choice between life and death. There is no other reasoning.”

Yamamoto Tsunetomo

Ever since I can remember I have been in love with the Orient, China & Japan, the culture and history has always left me dazed. I am not much of a historian nor can I dictate certain known philosophies from these amazing civilisations. I can, however, tell you of what I do know and it mainly surrounds the way of the warrior better known as Bushido. Now, there have been many, many western films that have besmirched and ridiculed the majesty and tradition of these cultures.

If you watch most films these days concerned with Japan or China’s history it is an utter mockery. I hate these films, where there is a blundering fool who clearly is of western heritage and no warrior but is the hero, the indiginous people are badly dubbed and are made to look inferior to the western fool. A few films spring to mind but the whole point is the philosophy and etiquette.

I love the Samurai, even more so I love Ninjas, according to the culture and philosophy they are lowly servants. This always confused me, how can something this awesome with so much skill be discarded at a moments notice, the whole point of a Samurai is to die, same goes for a ninja. Tell me, where is the soul in that? Whenever I hear that a Samurai must end his life, Harakiri, out of shame or defeat I could never get my head around that. Seriously speaking, killing yourself like that was an utter waste or as the Japanese would say Muda.

Personally I wouldn’t want a samurai of mine dead after defeat, nor do I think defeat is death. You learn from mistakes, I would take the opportunity of defeat to remove the waste in my life, to become better. If you were unfit and, lets say socially inhibited, felt the need to improve you’d change. You’d hopefully want a better lifestyle, look into exercise and healthy eating. You have all read something similar to what I’m saying before but its all dependant on application.

I’m going to apply the principal of Muda to my website, if I find the need to remove waste in order to improve features then you will see a change. Some things certainly are working but as this website grows it contents will readily be modified. So just keep watching this space and things are bound to improve.

 

Technical Difficulties

Houston we have a problem…sort of

How many times have you been so excited about something that you think you’re going to pass out. Then comes the big opportunity and …nothing. You could almost cry couldn’t you? The best example of this would be Christmas, you’ve been shopping for month(s) and then comes the big day. You’re sat next to the tree, glittery presents everywhere. The kids open their presents and their eyes light up which makes your heart glow. They turn the toy on and…batteries don’t work. What’s next, trawling through the sofa, cupboards, bins looking for any. Knocking on your next door neighbours. It’s a catastrophe and all because you got lost in the magic.

I don’t blame you, you see many a times I fell to the allure of opportunity. I finally had a website to project my thoughts and career and forgot that I need to know what I’m doing. Someone else made this website for me and I thought it was plain sailing. I forgot the fine detail that goes into it, now ladies and gentlemen I am facing minor setback. These aren’t impossible just annoying that I didn’t prepare beforehand. First setback was the layout which became a doddle. Next came the content which will become more frequent. I am not going to lie at present I am probably utilising 20% of the feature that are available but that’s because I still don’t have a full grasp on this website yet.

The new obstacles I face are the podcorner and gallery content. I am having to fuss about with a few different things and find the minutiae slightly nauseous but then its like going to the gym. You haven’t used certain muscles for a while and when you do you feel sick. I am feeling that now with this website but give me a chance, I believe I will prevail. I think in the next few months I will look back and laugh at how I was making mountains out of molehills.

Stay tuned folks, its bound to be a bumpy fun ride ahead.

Houston, we have lift off