Owning the artist in me

I made two still life paintings this weekend using acrylic. Nothing fancy – Dollarama canvas boards, cheap paint, and old brushes. It’s been a while since I’ve taken the time to play with paint and do some art. It’s just a hobby that I like to do from time to time. I realized that I get in the zone when…

Notes: Creative Confidence

Notes and thoughts about the book Creative Confidence: Unleashing the creative potential within us all by Tom Kelley and David Kelley of IDEO. The Heart of Innovation  “Creative confidence is a way of seeing that potential and your place in the world more clearly, unclouded by anxiety and doubt.” Flip Believe that you can make a dent in the universe –…

Life Reminders

When things don’t go your way and it feels like whatever you do it just won’t work out, what do you do? Honesty Face the facts. Admit to yourself your shortcomings. Are you really working hard for what you wanted or just doing busywork to preoccupy yourself? What is preventing you from what you need to do? Is it lack…

Playing by Your Strengths

In Kendo, I play with guys taller, bigger, and more experienced than me. My senseis had taught me that though this seem like a great disadvantage, there is a technique in making that point – if you know how to do it properly. In my case, a men or hit on the head could be difficult with the height difference…

#whywekendo

My friend Tet,  lovely girl that she is,  started the campaign #whywekendo to promote Kendo in the Philippines particularly Manila Kendo Club (MKC), my first Kendo family. I started Kendo a little over 3 years ago and I’ve only been with MKC a couple of months before I moved to Saskatoon. One of the things that  I thought of when I moved was if…