Although Christmas isn't here yet, and I don't really expect many, if any, presents, I can say I've already gotten several in these past few days.
After a year pause, I've received a scholarship again, so I'll be saving the money for something cool.
The thing I was so scared of in the last journal - karate belt exams - passed. Destiny or someone above probably thought I wasn't nearly scared enough, though, so they made me ill just a few days before (thankfully I wasn't the only one), and I had to do my best with a cold and a temperature of 37,5°C. - Just great.
Nevertheless it wasn't bad enough not to try and I'm glad I did, because, YES! I did pass both grades and I can now wear the orange belt proudly
Sensei (teacher) even spoke very kindly about the results to us.
I got scolded later, though, by a fellow student whose whole family was also present at the exams and fell ill just the day after, as well as Sensei and a few other friends. Why am I the one being blamed for everyone's illnesses and bruises? Yeah, how funny to play a game of guessing who is responsible for this one's bruises and the other one's, too?
Oh well.... I'm sorry... :3
Another great news is that as a Christmas present, the Prague dojo t-shirts were made. And guess what's on the back of them.... Correct! My picture
I gave Sensei as a birthday gift and which is now hanging on the main wall in the (what could be called a) living room in the dojo. I'm so happy! Not only that our teachers seem to really like the picture as well as the idea behind it, which they grasped perfectly, but hey, it's on the t-shirts representing our dojo!
Oh, and it will be on the hoodies, too! There are only a few as examples now, but it looks even more gorgeous on those
New t-shirts handed out at the Christmas party. I don't have a photo of the back, unfortunately. Maybe later.
And when it comes to art, this year's Science is Beautiful contest of the Charles University organised by our faculty came to a close. And this year, amazingly, I won both the first and the second place in the Scientific Illustration category! Which is something I thought impossible - well, at least for me.
So much luck in so few days!