DON’T BE JUDGEMENTAL

An old man was travelling in a bus with his 16 year old son. The son kept telling the father. ” Dad! Look! The trees are moving opposite direction!” The father will nod his head and smile.. The son again sees the clouds moving and changing position high in the sky and the son will tell his dad in amusement, ” Look dad! The clouds are moving with us!!!” The father nods his head every time with a smile on his face.

A couple sitting next to the father and son saw all this happenings and told the father. ” Old man, you should take your son to hospital and see a doctor. He is not ok”

The father with tears in his eyes told the couple, “You are right. Infact we just came from the doctor now. My son has been blind ever since he was born, today he got his eyesight back. He is so happy today he sees what he has ever wanted to see. Am so happy.”

The couple were ashamed when they heard that.

MORAL LESSONS.

We should not judge others Just by their appearance and their habbits. Everyone is fighting his/her own battle. Just because someone is behaving differently from your expectations doesn’t give you the right to judge others.

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DON’T SIT ON CHANCES.

A crocodile was basking in the sun and got very hungry. He saw a snail coming towards him from a far end on the river bank. He opened his mouth wide excitedly and waited for the snail crawl right into his mouth. He kept waiting for a long time but the snail was very very slow and it seemed to be taking years to reach where the croc was. The crocodile waited and waited untill he died of hunger. By the time the snail reached the croc, he was already dead and the snail just continued with its slow journey.

MORAL LESSON;

Most of us are like the croc, we see opportunities in our life but we dont go for it. We just sit back and wait for success to fall upon us out of the blue sky. The croc is fast and strong, instead of moving towards the snail, it chose to wait for the slow snail to come and in the process it ended up dead.

Dont wait for opportunities to come, you should create those opportunities yourself. If you keep waiting, opportunities will just pass by wothout you knowing.

SUCCESS IS NOT A SUNSHINE OR RAINBOW

Success is like a Taekwondo game. A defeat isn’t considered when you fall down. A defeat is considered when you refuse to stand up and get on your feet.

Therefore, it doesn’t matter how many times you fall in life trying to achieve your dreams and goals. What matters is how hard are you willing to persevere the hardship along the way.

The world isn’t always sunshine and rainbows, life will always hit you the wrong angle and its not a place for the kind that easily give in.

Every lion wants to eat but a few are willing to hunt. You either chase your pray, or die hungry.

THE LAW OF THE GARBAGE TRUCK.

The world we live in is full of surprises, disappointments and frustrations. And there’s nobody who’s safe from these. From time to time things may go wrong and its upon us to get hold of our reactions when dealing with our challenges.

There are people who will hate you, humiliate you and taunt you not because you did anything wrong to them, but there are people who are like Garbage trucks. They are full of garbage, dirt and nothing clean in their hearts. So the only thing they deliver to the society is garbage. The work of a garbage truck is to deliver garbage and dirt.

So don’t be like a garbage truck. Don’t let your bad temper and your downfall ruin the good moments others are having…No matter what you are facing…smile at other because it takes only a smile to make dark days seem bright. Get hold of your challenges and face them.

THE ECOSYSTEM OF THE CURRENT WORLD

When a situation or something is taken from someone else’s perspectives, it may seem right and quite true and genuine. But do not let yourself be victimized and manipulated into thinking all that glitters is gold. The world we live in now is full of economist, politicians and philosophers who are reaching out their hands to the world in order to create an “ecosystems” to enslave everyone under their philosophic, political or economic chain. These chain only favours their field of specialization and only those who chose and thought they ought to belong under these ecosystem. Everyone must open their eyes whether you want to be your own philosopher or do you want to live under the shades of an ecosystem created just to trap you?.

On the bright side, not all ecosystems are bad or manipulative. An ecosystem will only serve you right if only you choose the right ecosystem for you, or suffer the risk of becoming a slave. Taking caution and making sure your actions are your choice rather than circumstances is fatal when it comes to choosing the right ecosystem.

The only way to escape from the current ecosystem influencing everyone, its to set up your own ecosystem or make your choice which ecosystem is perfect for you to be under….As it turns out, the current world is impossible to live in without ecosystems.

BLACKBELT GRADUATION

I always believed in myself and to achieve my goals was my priority. In this case, getting a BlackBelt before finishing high school was one of my greatest ambitions and gladly i made it.

With hard work comes success. And time came for my BlackBelt Test. At first i wasn’t prepared for it coz we had a tournament at the same time, and all my focus was on winning the tournament. But all in all, i did my test and it wasn’t as tough as i thought it will be. I was a little bit nervous thou, considering so many people looking at me while grading, it was not that comfortable somehow.

Adi Lee balckbelt graduation

Actually, i forgot to mention my best friend here, we were graduating at the some time and honestly, i got most of the courage from coz he’s always charming and jokes around and makes me feel all is normal. we were the only two doing the graduation.

adi lee graduation blackbelt

My greatest lesson i learnt from my graduation day was that, a blackbelt wasn’t just a piece of cloth one ties around the waist, If you see a senior student wearing a belt, then know you really have to respect the guy.

adi lee blackbelt graduation

Without forgetting, all my thanks to my Coach Suleiman and my Grand Master BOB. Most importantly i Thank my dad coz he believed in me and supported me all thsese while. Thank you Dad.

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from right, me, Our Deputy Principal, My friend Dahir, Coach Bob and Mr. Swalah (former Taekwondo instructor)
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Receiving my belt infront of my schoolmates

 

STRUGGLE TO FIT-IN

If you are here, I hope you already read the previous post before this. If not, Read it here

To try catching up, I had to push myself really hard. I still call this period, The period of perseverance. So I always woke up early during holidays, go to the forest, and try the new gymnastic styles I saw the kids perform. I didn’t know where to start but one way or another I had to flip backwards, no matter what.
It took me weeks of trial and error with injuries. Sometimes I jump so high, try to flip I the air but fail. I will then land with a heavy thud and cry in pain. I remember vividly, at times I used to sit down cross-legged and sob myself to tears when I couldn’t do the flips perfectly. I would then stand up with fury and throw myself high and since Furious mind never makes a right, I will land with my back and cry again. I will go home down-casted and times like this, I never spoke to anyone or explain why my hair was full of soil.
This went on till one day I twisted my neck and this made me stop my “training” for weeks. After I was sure my neck was doing just fine. I decided to hit my training ground again. This time with renewed energy. To cut the story short, I made it. I was able to Flip backwards, frontwards, and many styles on my own. I was really proud of this.
I went to challenge the kids I saw last time perform in school. I was surprised I was ahead of them and I could jump and flip better than them. This kind of achievements is what I enjoyed most.

Next.. How I begun full martial art training.