There is a river whose streams are made glad, the Lord is in the midst of her, she shall not be moved.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zeland, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 5.2.13~
“There are no traffic jams along the extra mile.”
– R. Staubach
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 23.12.12~
As history tells us, once a man was kidnapped and taken to a far away land. He would be admired, imprisoned, yet in his life would contain vision that would save his part of the world. As history tells us, his name was Joseph. In words over 3,500 years old, this is what his father said of him: Joseph is a fruitful tree, even a fruitful tree by a well; whose branches run over the wall that was built to once hem him in. The archers have sorely grieved him, and shot at him. Yet still, his bow abode in strength, and the arms of his hands were made strong by the hands of the Almighty. (more…)
He pai ake te iti, i te kore. A person with great endurance.
–Maori proverb of the ancients.
As sure as the sun rises above to heat the earth, Love resides beside tenacity.
The word tenacity means: The quality or state of being tenacious; as, tenacity, or retentiveness, of memory; tenacity, or persistency, of purpose. Not easily pulled apart. The quality or fact of being very determined; determination. The quality or fact of continuing to exist. Consisting of cohesiveness; the effect of attraction; – as distinguished from brittleness, fragility, mobility. The greatest longitudinal stress a substance can bear without tearing asunder. Good viscosity.
Yet where tenacity fails, Love will never fail. Love just keeps giving Love a go. As light, Love must go on to be Love. It is tenacity complete.
~Photo: Sunrise@Dad&Mom’s Place. NZ. Photo: My own. Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 23.10.12~
ALL BLACK KEVEN MEALAMU JOURNEYS TO CENTURY TEST MILESTONE & STEVE HANSEN NAMES ABS TEST SIDE TO PLAY AUSTRALIA
“You are the valiant bea’s knees” Rugby News: All Black rugby football star, Keven Mealamu is about to hit 100 tests playing for the New Zealand All Blacks football side. Freaking incredible amazing. :)
Despite the football beat ups and general thuggery on the body, Keven only looks 12 (don’t know how he does it), he smiles lots too and he also sells pizza in his business, like Mitt Romney of the USA. It’s just that Keven looks more like Barack Obama than Mitt, though Keven sells pizza too. Keven is only the third man to ever reach the century milestone wearing the black jersey. Read up. A-List rugby’s league.
So, what did Keven’s winning coach say: “Kevvy is a hugely respected man, not only in the All Blacks and New Zealand rugby but also in his wider community,” Steve Hansen said.
“He is a key leader in the team and one of the true gentlemen of New Zealand rugby.”–Reporting Richard Knowler.
Compliments don’t come finer than that. Manners in tact with strength and staying power.
Steve Hansen’s All Blacks team to play Australia at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane on Saturday, kick-off 11pm (NZT), is: Israel Dagg, Cory Jane, Conrad Smith, Ma’a Nonu, Hosea Gear, Dan Carter, Aaron Smith, Kieran Read, Richie McCaw (c), Liam Messam, Sam Whitelock, Brodie Retallick, Charlie Faumuina, Keven Mealamu, Tony Woodcock. Reserves: Andrew Hore, Owen Franks, Luke Romano, Victor Vito, Piri Weepu, Aaron Cruden, Ben Smith.
Vintage Rugby: The Ice Man – Michael Jones: Known for his tireless work rate and ability to be seemingly all over the field at once, Michael Jones will be remembered as one of the best that ever played the game. He is the only forward to be awarded Player of the Tournament, which is testament to his presence and notable influence.–Sports MSN.
The spirit of a good man is a lamp of a bright nation. Mauri ‘Ola. Fa’afetai. Play venerably with pride of team, ’cos you’re worth it. All the best.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 18.10.12~
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…)
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 23.9.12~
Being read online is Ma’a Nonu‘s star factor as a Kiwi who has endured and served his country in rugby football sports.
Read if you haven’t already to be inspired. Staying power is such a strong trait to always celebrate. :)
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 21.9.12~
NETBALL COACHING ADVICE NEW ZEALAND SILVER FERNS – BE PROCESS DRIVEN, CONSISTENT, PERFORMING WEEK AFTER WEEK & GAME AFTER GAME – WORK IT UP!
Rocking it to netball’s hoop, having pace, position and possession, as one they usually win:
“It’s about being process driven, not getting carried away with the outcome and making sure that we can dot the i’s and cross the t’s and do the basics. Consistency is huge for any team or any sportsperson, to be able to perform week after week or game after game, that’s what we aspire to do, but if you take a step back, it’s about working very hard to make it happen and just keeping it very basic and simple.”
– The Silver Ferns coach advises a strategy to the New Zealand Silver Ferns improved, confident, tenacious and performance-driven netball team, heading into a netball match with the Aussie Diamonds.
Good coaching wisdom to smile more as a team for all Kiwis to hear and learn of. All the best. :)
[Photo: New Zealand Silver Ferns amazeballs netballer, Irene Van Dyk contessts the ball while Australian Diamonds Julie Corletto aims to defend Irene's lethal attack action at goal. Photo - Getty Images - Phil Walters].
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 20.9.12~
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…)
"Fill up my cup, mazel tov"--Yiddish song lyrics
Alright, it’s the photo rugby football fans and rugby league fans have all been waiting to see on the website, Mr Sonny Bill Williams of The Chiefs, modelling rugby football’s latest silver trophy.
Photo caption: Liam Messam & Sonny Bill Williams (R) of New Zealand’s All Blacks celebrating after beating Australia’s Wallabies’ in their Bledisloe Cup rugby union test match in Auckland August 25, 2012. Photo: Nigel Marple for Getty Images, courtesy of Yahoo Sports.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 28.8.12~
Regaining humaneness mid double-dip recession requires patience reigniting passion choosing freedom to achieve anyway.
~That’s where the majority of New Zealand citizens are at today, I reckon. So, that’s our thought for the day. Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. Photo: Fiji, Surfer – National Geographic. 23.8.12~
BMX kid, Sarah Walker is a hero of a new generation of Kiwis.
This photo is too cute.
[Photographer: Steven Nicholls].
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 15.8.12~
On Resiliency: “The greatest accomplishment is not in never falling, but in rising again after you fall.”
–Vince Lombardi, College to Careers.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 9.8.12~
Rugby football star, Ma’a Nonu reflects on ten years as an All Black playing rugby football.
What an achievement. :)
~Posted by Horiwooodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 7.8.12~
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…)