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Smashing Cones

My school has a tank full of water for when you’re thirsty. So what, you say? Well, they’re cone shaped. So it’s kind of easy to stab yourself or an enemy with them. Just saying. Not a very good thing to implement in a school where people get in fights for a living.

Anyway, I went to my fifth Krav Maga lesson on Thursday, and I think I smashed half my face in. We were doing these falling techniques. The instructor pushed us over, and then we were supposed to fall into a push up. The partner I was with pushed me with the force of air resistance on a plane door and I just about died.

But then came the Parkour type rolls, that I had been practicing at home anyway, so I was the best at that! 😛

I don’t really have anything else to say. I’m just watching the Fix Factor X Factor and listening to random songs. Sigh.

Oh wait, I do have something to tell you! It’s my cousin’s birthday today, and I hope the world ends on the 21st! There have been some NASA rumors going around, that they said there will be a blackout starting from the 21st, lasting three days. Holy crap I hope so 😀

Anyway, bye for now 🙂

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Posted by on December 8, 2012 in Daily Life, Everything

 

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Anniversaries and bruises

That sounds a lot like a domestic abuse title, doesn’t it? Anyway, it isn’t!

Today I logged on to check how many days I haven’t written here (oops) and an orange notification delighted me!    It’s my WordPress anniversary! That’s right, I’ve been here for a year! It’s a paper anniversary! I think should be a gateway to a new era of LaScarletCat. I’ve decided I’m going to produce more entertaining articles to post here, instead of my dreary life logs. So that’ll be the next post since I need to update you on a few things!

I attended my third Krav Maga lesson on Thursday! You have no idea how many bruises there are on my forearms. For the first day I couldn’t move my hands, then the bruises appeared, and now my hands are still shaking a little. Wow. I was told I’d get hurt, but I didn’t expect this much!

Still, guys, go sign up to your nearest Krav Maga class because it feels so badass slapping and punching hands away from your face in defense. It is awesome. Plus, it’ll com in use someday. Yesterday on the road (in a shady part of town) I realized a guy was following me. I could feel his breath on my shoulder. So I just speed-walked my way into a crowd. Phew. Nothing happened, but it could’ve.

I’m learning a lot of Spanish (as usual) and started studying Korean (man, it sounds awesome! And the alphabet is super easy to learn so I don’t have to waste years perfecting my Kanji). I’m starting to write my two novels today, and should complete my new digital painting soon 🙂

In between job hunting, writing, drawing, learning and training, I don’t have any time for myself (well, okay, maybe an episode of HIMYM or SPN from time to time…).

So, bye bye for now, guys, and see you in the next post! (now I tick ‘write on blog’ off my checklist).

PS. Let’s calculate how many times I post. So, 365 (one year since the beginning!) / 58 (number of posts) = 6.3. There you go, guys, I post every 6 days. Hehe. I need to get that number down.

PSS. I just realized this is not the one year anniversary, but the one year and 10 days anniversary :/ Still, worth celebrating!

 
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Posted by on November 24, 2012 in Daily Life, Everything

 

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I know how to kill you in three different ways

News!

On Thursday I joined a Krav Maga club! Krav Maga is not really a martial art, it’s a self-defense system. An awesome one with no rules. When I first entered the room, there were knives laid out in a neat line, and punching bags. Oh, yeahhhhh. Over the years of doing tricks with my school ruler, I’ve learnt to flip knives and things of that size, so those sharp objects were a pleasant sight to me (what is happening to me?).

We started out doing push ups, sit ups and other warm up stuff. I think I did well, since I already train at home. Then we got in pairs and did this sort of defense-push thing. I felt pretty bad for my partner, who apologized every time he hit me.

Anyway, I go every week, and hopefully it’ll increase to two times per week. I’m looking forward to being able to say, “I know how to kill you in three different ways,” since Krav Maga is not about ending a fight in peace and discipline or whatever Karate and TaeKwonDo are, but by getting the hell outta there, even if it kills the person you’re fighting.

I went shopping for new trainers today, since my old ones were skidding across the floor of the training room :/ I nearly fell, and that wouldn’t have gone down well in a class full of overconfident boys and girly-girls. We were also offered to buy insurance, in case something happens to us while we’re training. Oh, boy. 

Bye for now guys, I’ll make a Krav Maga category so I can track my progress 😀

PS. ALSO, today I found my crush’s Facebook. Oh yeah. ;D

 

 
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Posted by on November 10, 2012 in Everything

 

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Spanish and Training

Spanish and Training

It seems like I don’t post much any more, doesn’t it? 😦 I’ve just been so busy, and so many things have changed, but I’m here to post again!

A few days ago, I wrote the THE END to my book, so it’s finished! Well, not completely. Most of it is unrealistic and I need to change a LOT, but at least I’ve finished the first draft! I also visited the library today and borrowed A TON of chic flick books. What? I need some happiness in my life. Now all I seem to be reading are cheesy books, and spy books.

Anyway, if you want to know more about my book, then click here 🙂 I’ll reveal more as the second draft pushes on.

I’ve been learning Spanish Every. Single. Day. Sorry, school, but twice a week is absolute crap. Babies don’t learn how to speak by listening a teacher drone on 3 hours or so a week. They’re surrounded by it. So far, I think I’ve progressed more in two weeks than in the past year! 😀 Estoy feliz!

I’ve been learning using a lot of books and powerpoints, but there’s this really good BBC interactive drama called Mi Vida Loca. It’s for beginners, so if you’ve wanted to learn Spanish for ages and don’t know where to start, pick this! It’s fun and easy! I’m not really a beginner, but I’m still learning things from it.

I’m gonna learn French and German and…probably Korean xD It’s extremely useful to know languages, ya know. It’s kind of awkward trying to talk to a foreigner in broken English and hand motions.

I’ve also been…training myself? I started teaching myself a little parkour and I’ll be starting martial arts soon. I’m going swimming too. Did you know I learnt how to swim in…a not very safe way? I guess it should have been safe, but…

A few years back, our school paid for weekly swimming lessons in some swimming pool. They put me in the deep end in a mistake, and when I nearly drowned they didn’t bother to fish me out. Then they made us jump in and tread water. I didn’t even know how to freestyle swim back then! I was so scared, I knew I was gonna die if I didn’t suddenly learn how to tread water. I jumped in, spluttered around…

Then started treading water. How? I don’t know. Suddenly, I knew how to. It’s like this instinct that pushed out. And I suddenly knew how to swim. It just goes to show that we can all do things, and it’s just that we need a scary shove to get it out of us. Anyway, I learnt how to swim pretty well and faster than others due to that event. 😀

But I’m starting to go swimming regularly now. It really builds up your arm muscles and it’s so useful. I know I’m not a man, but I really want to learn how to do EVERYTHING. Our ancestors didn’t survive by living their life off benefits or junk food. They didn’t survive by singing or acting. They did it by fighting and using their skills. So, yeah. That’s what I’ll do.

Do you think you could survive next to this lot by doing pointless things like office-management and stacking cans of bean soup in your local supermarket? No. I know there aren’t any of these beasts left over, but still, knowing how to fight, swim and whatever is always cooler than sitting boxed up all day with no skills on your back.

How did we get to talking about pre-historic creatures from the subject of me wanting to learn new things? Sigh.

I also couldn’t sleep much last night. I made the mistake of letting my cat in my room and he wouldn’t stop meowing. I think he was talking in his sleep on something. Anyway, I got up at 3am and moved rooms, lol. Then I had a dream that Obama wanted to kill me, so he teamed up with my family and then all my teeth fell out. Isn’t dreaming about teeth falling out bad luck? I always dream it 😦 Every. Single. Night. I’m doomed 😦

Guys, if anyone is reading this (because the daily visits to this blog fell :(), then do you have any suggestions on what else I could learn to do? Something along the lines of swimming or parkour or whatever. Those sort of skills.

Also, since I’m trying to write more, do you have any ideas you’d like to see down on paper and made into a book? Thanks 😀

PS. I’m a really weird person. I like muscle cars and Led Zeppelin and action movies and all things badass, yet I’m a total bookworm and write books. How did this happen?

PSS. Hey! This is my 50th post! Awesome! Maybe I’ll do some give-away or something when we get to 100…


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Posted by on September 26, 2012 in Daily Life, Everything

 

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