Thursday, September 16, 2010

Stay tuned for the next installment of musicspeak

...which will air in its regular time next Thursday. Right now, I can't focus very well on anything besides Tae Kwon Do. You see, I am testing for my first degree black belt tomorrow.

[Hopefully I will be able to post a picture of me wearing the black belt soon]

I just completed a paper as part of its requirement, and passed the most nerve-wrecking segment of the test: the all-or-nothing test. As the name suggests, if I don't do everything completely well, I lose all the stripes that I had been gradually collecting over the last few months. Tomorrow evening, I will test in front of all my fellow candidates, family and friends. There will be three Masters among the panel and assorted other high-rank black belts.

So, yes. Efforts to point my mind towards music and writing have lost dismally to the self-preservation mode of preparing mentally and physically for TKD.

If you're interested, here's an older post I wrote when I first got my brown belt and the challenges that followed.

Wish me lots of stamina and balance and speed and power and no creaky joints!


Kelly H-Y said...

Wishing you all those things ... and some fun too! GOOD LUCK!!!!!

Karen Amanda Hooper said...

Good for you! I KNOW we'll be seeing you wearing that black belt, but good luck anyway. ;)

lotusgirl said...

Here's wishing you lots of stamina and balance and speed and power and no creaky joints!

This is very cool!

Yat-Yee said...

Thank you all for your good wishes! Will report back.

Domey Malasarn said...

You will do great, Yat-Yee! Go, go, go!

Julie Dao said...

How exciting!! I hope it went well! :)