This weekend was a busy one, preparing for our Kung Fu testing on Sunday. We did our first grading three months ago – learning the basic stances, blocks, kicks and punches for our white fringe. Going for the yellow fringe is a great deal harder, however, as you have to have mastered the first three forms – long, complicated routines of punches, kicks and stance work. I love doing forms. They are difficult, but extremely satisfying once you’ve committed them to memory. And they’re great exercise too! So on Saturday we were about to start training when Jamie dropped a bombshell – he didn’t want to do Kung Fu any more! It’s such a shame as it was something I really enjoyed doing with him, but the last thing I want to do is force him to do it. Hopefully it’s just a phase and he’ll come back to it when he’s ready.
So, sans Jamie, Lynsey, Lucy and I headed over to our Kung Fu school on Sunday afternoon, all extremely nervous and convinced that we’d forgotten everything. There were quite a few people doing their testing this time round (which is good in some ways as you can hide at the back behind them all) and we all passed without a problem! So now we’ve all got our yellow fringes, which really does feel like quite an achievement. Well done everybody! We start learning the forms for an orange fringe today, and they look DIFFICULT!!! We rewarded ourselves with a big dominos pizza (well, three of them actually) plus loads of chocolate and then the four of us played poker and watched the first Harry Potter film.
The weekend wasn’t all work, though (not that you can really call any of that work…). On Saturday afternoon Jamie and I went to the cinema to see The Final Destination. We’re both big fans of the previous three films, and the fact that this one was in 3D made it unmissable! The plot was EXACTLY the same as its predecessors. And I mean EXACTLY the same. Only with different death scenes. But the death scenes were what we were going to see, so that’s okay! Every time I see a 3D film I’m amazed by the technology, and this was the first time I’d seen a live action movie in 3D. Absolutely stunning. It really looked like there was blood and guts spurting out of the screen. Lovely! So I’d recommend going to see this at the cinema as on a 2D screen at home it will just be a rubbish horror movie!
And last night Nathan popped round for another Fallout 3 session. I just love this game sooooooo much. I still wish I lived in the Wasteland, how cool would that be?!
Anyway, I’d better do some writing this week as I’m getting a bit lazy… Life can’t be all Kung Fu, cinema and computer games. Can it…?