comme des garçons spring 2010
i took out my shodo (japanese calligraphy) set that my mum sent me in a care package 4 years ago. shodo was something i actually continued to do the longest out of all of my extra curricular activities. i think for a good 12+ years (that's 50% of my life). and i do remember that at one point, my teacher's master in japan had carved a personalized stamp for me for passing a certain degree. at the time it was one of those things where you dreaded going on a friday evening after school for a few hours and never really understood what this time and practice can mean in your life. of course, winning a few awards with this and attaining a rank in this can be a great feeling, but to never quit something is another thing to be proud of.
my mum and recently, someone who i truly respect (who will be anonymous here..) said to me
'continual efforts are a prerequisite to success'