I wanted to watch The Karate Kid since I saw the trailer pre-airing of Ironman 2. Unfortunately, we got a late playdate in the UAE and it debuted in the cinemas just this week. The trailer provided a glimpse to the trainings which the kid (Jaden Smith) had: on patience, endurance, courage, and perseverance. Did you know that these trainings are also available through the iPad? Amongst these, my favorite is the test or training for patience. Not that I am impatient, it is just that I never win in the other “trainings”, too soon the game is always over. I think that it is indicative of my level of patience (winks).
The game allows you to choose your own music which serves as backgrounder. I really appreciate this option because the audio can significantly affect our moods and/or mindset. So while I catch the flies, Smile (Cover of Lily Allen song), which Glee has a version, too, played. As you can see from the screenshot, I easily passed the first level.
[Flies to me: “Catch us if you can!” Still using the chopsticks, the number of flies that need to be captured increases for each level. To the extent that I can no longer keep up.]
While this game is not a substantive means to train our patience, it is one of the light outlets to me. Taking a break from the wild world is one of the means to improve our patience. I once took a quiz that claimed that I am like a dormant volcano. That while people regard that they are safe around me, they also know that they should not push me around too far. Hence, it is encouraged that we remain patient and impatient as well. The nicest thing is that patience is, of course, a virtue and it is one of those which will always be a work in progress. Sometimes, we need to pause to ascertain why we are in a rush, identify our impatience triggers (I generally become impatient when I am at my most hungry state, being queued, and when I do not like to deal with the person at all), to relax when we feel we are annoyed, to practice thinking before we speak, if there is nothing you can do about the situation, let go and it shall take care of itself, and most importantly, try to focus on what matters most in life.
At the end of the day, try to realize that we will get what we want. I have proven this many times. Well, not always in the manner that we prefer. It depends on which side we view it. We will not always get things done instantly. For all we know, some of the best things in life require ages of real hard work and… waiting.
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oh i thought its a movie review. just watched it over the weekend and enjoyed it! galing ni jaden and wala pa ding kupas si jackie chan. although i think the title of the movie should be kung fu haha.
oh yes, waiting. as what my motto is: waiting is the BEST policy. hahaha 🙂
hahaha… this wont work for me. im so impatient but somehow if it’s fun… maybe for an hour it will make me happy.
my family and friends know that i have no patience – at all.
i guess we all have no patience or at least lacking in this trait, because I’m raising my hand and pleading guilty to not having patience 🙂
well, as they say, “patience is a virtue”….it is a skill you have to practice. 🙂
i have yet to watch this movie. my nephews loved it.
hahaha. haven’t watched karate kid yet. actually dami ko ng na miss na movies. naku medyo mahina na din ang tolerance ko with regards sa pagiging pasencyosa hayyyy
Am learning the art of patience, because I am close to having nil patience =) Would love to watch the movie, even in DVD.
i also need a ton of patience.
i once read this on one of my fb buddies’ wall : “God knows how difficult it is to wait, be patient and offer to Him your burden.”
as of karate kid movie, i’ve read and heard many raves about it.
must be that good.
I haven’t watched this but I plan to. Kaya lang bakit kaya karate pa rin when kung-fu ang training ‘ata ni Jackie Chan?
Rach (Heart of Rachel)
I enjoyed that movie with my hubby and son. We watched it at the movie theater but I would love a DVD copy.
Patience … I’m short in that aspect. 🙂