Blind spots

I have seen so many different techniques to avoid “blind spots” in cars that I think they could gather all the information and write a whole Encyclopaedia on the subject.

A blind spot is defined as an area around a vehicle that cannot be observed by the driver while operating it.  Those blind spots are the cause of many appalling accidents every year around the world. Continue reading

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The technique

I was so impressed to see how those black belt men were able to break a pile of bricks with their bare hands.  Especially those oriental men who looked so small and thin standing in front of a pile of bricks, wood boards or blocks of ice, but when they hit their target and pulverise it, they look like powerful giants.

But it was my turn, I was about 8 years old and very thin, I was even smaller and thinner than the rest of the students in the room, but my teacher was asking me to break a brick for the first time for an exhibition of our martial arts school. Continue reading

My monster is always uglier

My aunt used to wait for my mother to come back from work sitting by the window and always in a big stress.

Instead of visualising her surrounded by a protective light, or arriving home happy and unharmed, my aunt used to imagine the worst accidents and incidents you could imagine.

Every ambulance she heard passing in the street, she imagined that my mother was in there, she spent every evening with anguish and of course she was constantly with liver problems due to such much stress. Continue reading