314 moves

314 moves

I like playing chess, all forms of chess. This is shogi (将棋) – Generals’ chess. But usually referred to as Japanese chess. I was first introduced to this game by my mentor and good friend Tomo when I was in my final year at UNSW. In Sydney no less!

Shogi pieces have an arrow-like top and are placed with that edge facing the other player. There are no colors to separate the pieces.

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Eyeless

Eyeless

When I first found out about these Daruma Dolls, I was fascinated. You get one, set a goal and draw in an eye – usually the left. You promise to reward the Daruma with his other eye when you’ve accomplished that goal. His job, is to keep you focused on your goal.

Once the first eye is drawn in, you place him anywhere. On your work desk or in front of that huge 3D LED TV of yours.

Keep the one-eyed Daruma in sight, so your goal is never out of mind. If you have a bigger goal, please get a huge Daruma and sit him next to you. Let him silently nag at you when you’re not focused on your goals. ^^.

The sad bit is, alot of one-eyed Darumas are burnt every year – many people with goals and aspirations unfulfilled.

Don’t be one of them.