Sunday, July 13, 2008

Taekwond Grading - The Boy Is A Second Gup

This morning the Boy had a grading at taekwondo. It didn't start too well as he forgot to bring his gloves which are a compulsory item of attire. Warm-up was okay and he seemed to remember his patterns fairly well.

Into the grading and he was a little lost in taeguk five. Taeguk six and taeguk seven were pretty good though. His ho shin seul, or self defence, were ok too. Breaking boards was a bit pathetic as he's not that powerful.

Still, a pass is a pass. Two tips on the red belt now so look out black belts (in a few years).

Went to Dome in South Perth for lunch followed by a long walk along the foreshore, which the council is ripping up in many places to install beaches (of all things - don't these people know anything about geography?), and the Boy spent his time riding his new scooter. It's nice to have him out of earshot for a while. He comes back though. He he.

Back home and I did some repairs to the gutter out the front of the house followed by a kick of football in the park with the Boy. Then it was bulgogi for tea - it is Sunday after all.


Anonymous said...

Don't you think it is a bit demeaning and insulting to always refer to your son as the Boy? You gave him a perfectly nice name. Why not honour him and use it?

Anonymous said...

That is an old time way of saying he is special and his boy. They have done this for ages. Glad you had a nice day.

Iris Flavia said...

Wow, thanks to Wikipedia I even now know what bulgogi is!

Congrats to the pass, too :-)
Wise thing to learn how to defend yourself. Hm...

Joe said...

Congrats to the boy!

Hammy said...

Hmmm. Yes, the Boy was given a perfectly good name. No, I don't think that he needs it plastered all over the Internet at his age. And what's wrong with using a nickname, a term of endearment? Demeaning? When he becomes a man he may well be known as the Man. I don't see anything wrong with it.