Why not?

30 06 2015

It might be (it is) not the best coffee of the world, but it’s a place that saved me from depression in Longgang during my last period in China, and therefore I have lots of respect for Starbucks.

So why not killing some time before practice in one shop close to Karlin dojo?


And like in China, the time goes by relaxing, looking around at the people walking past and the local beauties inside and outside the place, hoping maybe to struck a word or two with one of them and get a contact (for what use, even I still am not sure… but like in China, a contact is always good, and can lead to something..).

But knowing I’m not that good at picking up girls (ahhh always easier for any girl to pick up boys! That’s not fair ;-) ), I always come prepared, equipped with a good book:


Last update: it might be a worldwide Starbucks rule, but in so many different places for some cosmic reasons the prettiest Starbucks working girl is always the one most effectively hidden behind the coffee machines and counter top things. Is there a tactic so people will come back trying to sit in different places or staying longer and consuming more hoping the girl would eventually move? Hope to date such a girl and get an answer one day in the future….

Street poetry in Prague

30 06 2015

Poetry and street art are certainly… addicting!!!



Prague, a beer with view

28 06 2015

After the nice seminar in Boskovice and the trip back driving through the Czech countryside and visiting also an UNESCO castle (some pics will come, I promise!) we had a relaxing evening beer in a place usual tourist maybe do not find, but I can thank Ivan and Rado for showing it to me…. A place to keep in mind maybe for a visit with a girl ;-)


Czech Republic and Slovakia.. I’m coming!!

26 06 2015

First summer Aikido holidays starting tonight: flight to Prague, then tomorrow moving to Boskovice with a weekend seminar with Martin Mylnar, 5.dan. Then back for a couple of days in Prague before moving to Puchov in Slovakia for Endo sensei seminar. Read the rest of this entry »

Super special minion!

21 06 2015

Yeah!! The collection maybe will never be completed but yesterday I got a special minion, a fluorescent one:

fluorescent minion

fluorescent minion

Just a few months ago I am pretty sure I would have given away just if asked by **, but she is not around anymore and not being anyone else, I can let my minion family grow :-) lucky, uhm? (irony, my armor)

It is not your business!

20 06 2015

Recently I noticed a biggest truth, that applies mainly to a girl answer, but not only, it can often be generalized to both genders.

When a girl to a direct question, maybe a little outside the realm of the present relationship between us (and I mean this mainly as a friendship, but most of the time a solid friendship of the kind that you talk freely about everything), answers with:

It is not your business!

…she means:

YES, you are right!
but do not ask anymore..

I learnt it in the bad way, but after realizing it, it made much easier to understand where a conversation, and in a couple of cases also a relationship/friendship, was heading..

Of course understanding a girl is never easy: there might be a 10 step wiki-how or two, there are blogs telling you how to not make a fool of yourself but I think at the end the whole process follows the “try, fail and repeat” (hopefully better) routine.

I got at the end of the fail session and trying to starting the repeat step. And having understood this little bit of the communication process will be useful in the close future!!

This is a little bit like everything else in life, and understanding the basic rules of communication can open doors.. and not only ;-)


Wish You Were Here

17 06 2015

..listening to great rock & pop station at work, and when they started playing this classic by Pink Floyd…

..we tried to guess when the song was released, betting on a date during the ’60s.. before realizing that Wish You Were Here came to light in 1975, therefore 40 years ago.. when I was 3 years old..

..oh, I’m so damned old!!!!!

Sad realization!


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