Get ya dance on. :)
Music: Riri. Be safe. Happy New Years.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 31.12.12~
the most difficult aspect of returning to new zealand and seeing in again… after seven years out is,
i am still not sure who is 100% for Maori peoples’ advancement and who is opposed.
to be opposed is not in this nation’s best interests long term. (more…)
Photo: Levi Sherwood – A Moscow Red Bull photo. The young motorcross athlete pioneered new ground for athletes in New Zealand at world class level. He was the stand out example of a new millionaire for NZ in 2012. Each athlete is a news format for their sponsors, pretty much.
NZ’s Halberg Sports Awards Nominees have been named. They were all outstanding in 2012. It’s almost like, put all of their names into a hat and just pick any one of the names. It’s amazing what joy they bought their people in a lean year for the majorities of their main audiences.
Sportsman of the Year: Jack Bauer (cycling), Scott Campbell (baseball), Mahe Drysdale (rowing), Mitch Evans (motorsport), Westley Gough (cycling), Richie McCaw (rugby), Brook MacDonald (cycling – mountain biking), Peter Michael (speed skating), Andrew Nicholson (equestrian), Hayden Paddon (motorsport), Levi Sherwood (freestyle motocross), Simon van Velthooven (cycling). (more…)
being dispirited can be annoying. don't believe the hype. shake it off.
thought for today: do cricketers just need a pay rise?
[Image: Woodmansterne vintage cricket memorabilia greeting card]
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia, Asia-Pacific. 9.12.12~
60% OF NEW ZEALAND YOUTH DON’T SEE THEIR FUTURE IN NEW ZEALAND – ENCOURAGING KEY WORDS NEEDED DAILY IN MEDIA MIX FOR YOUTH
New Zealand Youth:
A new survey that aired on TV this evening says that 6 out of 10 NZ youth don’t see their future in New Zealand.
What do I think?
If a construction company was commissioned to build a building that was called “New Zealand youth’s future” and 60% of the interior of the finished building wasn’t built into the building’s construction…
you’d fire the builder.
A serious problem for New Zealand to fix.
Not enough young adults voices are turned up. Too many ‘talk down’ voices are too loud. That’s what this result shows.
Lot’s to do to fix it then. (more…)
Felix Baumgartner prepares to leap from his capsule at a height of 24 miles. It’s way more difficult, than anything I’ve done so far. No one ever sets out to be a new hero. Often they happen, quite by chance. "I always had the desire to be in the air, I climbed trees, I wanted to see the world from above." If nothing is risked, nothing is ever gained. If you ever find yourself out there, standing on top of the world, you become so humble, knowing you need the sound of reassurance to face exactly what was on the line. Time swelling, riding the wave, broke the speed of sound, while heavily involved. All go, go, go. "Well records are made to be broken," you're told when just trucking along, yet sometimes you have to go up real high to understand how small you are. (more…)
A word that google sees as the 9th most important word this blog’s content has to offer is the word: sweetness.
Sweetness reminds me of Papa Eli of California who at almost ninety lived to make the check out girls at the local Persian supermarket smile.
Still heading to the gym three times a week, he certainly wasn’t the norm. Yet his good heart was a real teacher.
He lifted people up by asking the right questions and drawing out their smiles. He was so happy every time someone at their job smiled.
“A smile is like a flower, worn on your sun dial,” was his sentiment. Papa was really good at making his peoples smile.
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We’ve all survived “bitter sweet” times in the last seven to ten years in the world. So, upping your sweetness of spirit, will help get you through in good faith. No harm done if you do. Staying sweet is a characteristic of winners. Papa was tough sweet. My California life coach once.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 14.10.12~
[Photo: The No.1 voted bird in NZ for the year. Photo: Craig McKenzie].
~Posted by Horiwooodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 11.10.12~
Endurance is a word that is highly respected as a trait in New Zealand.
Merriam-Webster online defines endurance as being:
1. permanence, duration. the endurance of the play’s importance.
From NFL sporting history of cool quotes here’s several things Eli had to say. Check out a blog post I did about it once. (more…)
No.1 most voted Australian athlete is: Sally Pearson.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 25.9.12~
Dad and I went for lunch yesterday. He imparted a lot into my brain and I guess, my life too.
One word lingered today in my consciousness that dad had reinforced with me as a coach friend. The word is a good one. It is “optimism.”
Hopefulness and confidence about the future or the success of something.
The belief that good must ultimately prevail over evil in the universe.
–Oxford Dictionary defintion.
An inclination to put the most favorable construction upon actions and events or to anticipate the best possible outcome. (more…)
KEEP GOING – WINSTON CHURCHILL, SUSHI-SAMBA, MIYAGI-TECH, IWI-KIWI SMART PHONE TRIBAL, BASEBALL CAPS
Hats: Kinda liking this cap 2day. Sums up a vibe where New Zealand’s kids are at. In NZ we’re told China’s slow down could hit Aussie hard.
This in turn could hit NZ hard too. Well, I reckon that green tech electric cars are kinda a key for Kiwis to hunt out a way to be sorta more norris rich in our McKenzie country, creative funny shandy andy amish Northland Auckland ways. We could make the engine components with Japan staff as new corporate whanau, USA too, if we felt like that, right here in NZ. Eat sushi 4eva in cool vineyard like pubs after work each week with heaps of avocado (apparently! more so than the fish).
Maybe we should set up a high-tech electronic plant that does that? Somehwere nice, by the sea maybe. You could take your surfboard to work, or canoe. Then after really geeking out at the day job, creating electronic green powered technology all day, working alongside robots we made too, you could just leave work and hit the waves or take a dip. (more…)
So, Serena Williams can dance after a right royal tennis win at the US Open. Oh yeah!
ABC News reports via APP (yeah you know me); Serena Williams wrapped up her remarkable summer with the latest rendition of a scene that has become familiar the past few months.
—Williams jumping up and down on the tennis court with a mile-wide smile across her face. (Lol!)
—Williams picking up a big-time prize — this time, the U.S. Open trophy, which will look good somewhere near the gold medals she won at the Olympics and the silver plate she took home from Wimbledon.
Sports Video Coverage: Jenny May & Co. TVNZ
Williams dominated from the get go, before unforced errors set in. They do happen to the best champions in the world. Victoria Azarenka was every bit the no.1 ranked tennis pro taking Williams to a third set (a first in the final since 1995). (more…)
GIRLS JUST WANNA HAVE FUN – LISA CARRINGTON & SARAH WALKER SHARE SPORTS PSYCHOLOGY EXPERIENCES IN THE NEW LOOK HERALD
"At the end of the day, it isn't a sacrifice, it's something I want to do."--Lisa Carrington on the tough gig with a paddle.
First up, I’m a fan of the New Zealand Herald’s new website layout and design. It’s totally like a blog now. Woot!
Next: Two of New Zealand’s glamour gals of the local athletes set, Lisa Carrington and Sarah Walker‘s latest round of press provides a good read. I don’t think I’ve laughed so hard over sports news in a while. Very cute.
Here’s a bit: Lisa Carrington news of the fashion shoot story: Carrington, who has a Maori dad and a Pakeha mum, arrives wearing a pounamu that her parents sent her to replace one that sank to the bottom of a Swiss lake. The expertly carved fishhook, blessed by her tribal elders, goes with her everywhere. (It’s nice that the Ngai Tahu tribe, could help Lisa’s tribal elders out there with that tribally blessed lucky bucky pounamu! :)
Carrington credits her father Pat for giving her “a push in the right direction” by starting her at Nippers (juniors) at the Ohope Surf Club.
“I wasn’t the most out-there kid,” she recalls. “I was quite reserved and shy. But once I got a feeling of confidence (more…)
TV that our Kiwi Heroes watch in New Zealand is “Paralympics, cycling stories.”–Click above to go there and be amazed.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 24.8.12~
Sports news: LA Dodgers 6. Atlanta Braves 2.–CLATimes@TheDiamond. Jim Peltz reports.
[Photo: Hanley Ramirez belts the first of three home runs for the Dodgers and drives in four runs for the night. AP/CBS].
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 20.8.12~
Fairest and best adorned is she whose clothing is humility.
Alrite! Let’s rock a blog show.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 12.8.12~
She is the first African-American gymnast to win a medal at the Olympic Games. Wow!
How cool is Gabby Douglas, 16 of Virginia Beach, USA? Working under coach Liang Chow‘s team guidance, Douglas was able to take the lead on the vault and hold off two strong Russian competitors to catapault into the Olympic’s world history books.
Such a powerful story produced from Gabby of teamwork, focus, discipline and excellence for the American people at this time, and us all worldwide. :)
More @thehighbeam. Photo: WashPo. Go kid!
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 3.8.12~
LEGAL ENTERTAINER MAI CHEN ON RIGHT BRAIN SPORTS PSYCHOLOGY MIND SETS OF ECONOMIC INNOVATIVE GROWTH FOR KIWI WINNERS
Legal expert Mai Chen has been doing some way cool press lately as a writer and talk show talent in and around the law. Never boring, always entertaining, philisophically interesting and enlightening with empathy, Chen offers her latest thoughts to up New Zealand culture’s innovative hotness.
What did she say? Mai was really good on The Close Up show with broadcaster Mark Sainsbury yesterday.
In journalism guest commentary news, her latest article in the New Zealand Herald is titled: Olympic Effort for a Better Future. (Parts I particularly like in the bold font).
“The Olympic Games is the reason my family emigrated to New Zealand. My father had trained the Taiwan gymnastics team for both the Tokyo and the Mexico games and in 1971 he was headhunted to train the New Zealand gymnastics team. (Wow!)
As a result I grew up in a household where the wisdom of top athletes was seen as the key to success in all areas of life. I was reminded of this last year when, in the midst of my own marathon effort to write a book while running a law firm, Dad began coaching me with Olympic insights once again.
“The man who can drive himself further once the effort gets painful – will win,” said Roger Bannister. “Your heart must clear the bar first,” said world champion pole vaulter Sergey Bubka. “The subconscious mind cannot tell the difference between reality and imagination,” he reminded me, quoting Billy Mills, a rank outsider who blitzed the field to win the 10,000m in Tokyo.
The coaching helped me not to quit when working seven days a week for two years really got to me.
Just think about Oscar Pastorius, South African sprinter and a double amputee, who runs on artificial legs.
[Makata Taka Hela aka Mr. Billy Mills - world champion Olympian 1964. Photo - Ray Wyatt.Net].
We need an [athletes] mindset to propel our export industries into a position of strength on world markets. And we need it to solve tough policy and law reform issues we face, like keeping superannuation affordable, addressing Maori claims to water, or structuring our domestic broadband market to enable Kiwis to compete abroad from here. (True dat. So could be improved by real broadband developers not media posturing posers!) (more…)