Exactly a year today, we are again reminded of the disappearance of Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 on the very same date last year. Many “bad” things happened last year. While the world still debates upon the countless possibilities behind it, it somehow dawned upon me that the tragedies had reminded us of much more than fear and condemnation.
My first semester in Waseda University finally came to an end. When I draw the bow string for the final time this month, my focus was all on that single shot. In fact, my primary challenge was to treat it as if it was my first shot in life because every single shot/event is distinct to one another, and the differences could be in terms of magnitude, time, and accuracy…etc. infinite possibilities.
(Although we are usually tempted to focus only on hitting the bull’s eyes) The goal of Kyudo isn’t really to do so, but rather to grow ourselves through “the way of the bow” and strive to attain Satori (spiritual enlightenment).
This post investigates the best methodology that fits the learning habits and thinking processes of a person so-called Jin, belonging to the species of homo sapien on planet earth written in the year of 2015. It deals with the effort of reading various books and synergizing the best practices into a single blog post in hope of sharing this with those in resonance of learning. The text is interested in hacking the best alternative for “his personal” learning through exploring the relationship between memory and conceptual understanding, hence achieving the purpose of mastering and fostering an efficient output known to many as sh*t or ‘examination’ whatever you call it; or could be for the goal of a better personal growth for self-help jedis.
I am serious, this is suppose to sound like a thesis.
Photo credit: Ben Yoon
Total reading time: 10 minutes
Experiment duration: 1 lifetime.
This could be the stupidest thing that I’ve done in life, and now that I’ve undergone it, I decided to reserve my past judgement of it “being stupid”, or maybe I am just in denial mood.
Would you line up 24 hours in advance, sleep outside in the cold at -1 degree Celsius just to buy a special Apple promo “lucky bag”? I doubt I would do it.
But well, given that I am on holiday and having the company of a friend, I decided to give it a try. And the experience turned out to be a one-a-lifetime experience…
Approaching the dawn of 2015, amid Christmas celebrations and new year preparation, Facebook seems to be doing a good job projecting us across time to indulge in retrospection” , seeing a good amount of “ It’s been a great year, thanks for being part of it” coupled with fantastic pictures and wonderful captions.
All-inspired by the stories of many, today I opened up my planner and skimmed through my past historical records from the beginning of January till the end of 2014.
How should I compile my final blog post for the year?