#365 Gratitude Day 302 – My Ni Dan Grading 

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10 Sep 2017 Finally, my Ni (2nd) Dan grading! Over a period of five years, including three years of hiatus, two years of searching, talking and waiting, the grading came and went, the rest is history. Graded and passed. Whew! Can’t believe I took such a long time to reach this point. I have been running back and forth with my posts of events not running in chronological order. Whenever the thoughts flow, or when an event or incident...

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#365 Gratitude Day 272 – Aikido Training

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#272 – 3 Nov 2016 #365 Gratitude 2016 is my personal challenge to write one gratitude journal a day for 365 days, begins 28 Jan 2016. That’s another Aikido training with a Japanese Sensei, Yasuhito Irie who’s visiting Singapore. Yet another great training session. With each Sensei, I get to learn different things. Sometimes, the techniques may be the same, but the learning experience can be vastly different as each trainer...

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#365 Gratitude Day 243 – Home Sweet Home!

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#237 – 26 Sep 2016 #365 Gratitude 2016 is my personal challenge to write one gratitude journal a day for 365 days, begins 28 Jan 2016. Last day in Bangkok after 2 days of intensive training and fun at AFSEA Aikido Fellowship South-East Asia Seminar. Our check-out time is 12:00 pm, airport transfer is 2:30 pm and flight is 5:30 pm. That leaves us little time to go anywhere in the morning. We decided to just have breakfast, pack, relax and...

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#365 Gratitude Day 242 – AFSEA Aikido Fellowship South-East Asia Day 2

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#236 – 25 Sep 2016 #365 Gratitude 2016 is my personal challenge to write one gratitude journal a day for 365 days, begins 28 Jan 2016. Day 2 – AFSEA Aikido Fellowship South-East Asia Seminar Woke up at 6:00 am today for breakfast. After a good night’s sleep, t could feel my body rejuvenating from the previous night’s tiredness. Had a hearty breakfast though I avoided overeating. In fact, food is provided throughout the day...

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#365 Gratitude Day 241 – AFSEA Aikido Fellowship South-East Asia Day 1

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#235 – 24 Sep 2016 #365 Gratitude 2016 is my personal challenge to write one gratitude journal a day for 365 days, begins 28 Jan 2016. Day 1 – AFSEA Aikido Fellowship South-East Asia Seminar Woke up at 6:00 am for breakfast in anticipation of a full-day Aikido seminar starting from 9:00 am. Wanted to ensure that we have sufficient time to digest the food before heavy duty training. Look at that! This promises to be an...

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