Saturday, April 5, 2008

Which hat do I have on now???

For those of you who know me fairly well, you know I wear a bunch of different hats... which is perhaps why I sometimes have a hell of a time answering the question "What's your job?"

The hat that I'm wearing right now as I type this blog entry is martial anthropologist.

My master, David C.K. Lin, has just finished the first book on Combat Shuai-Chiao, and I'm in the process of editing it in the English language. This is one hell of an undertaking, and I'm glad that I have something urgent that's going to keep me relatively stationary for a while. The flu's almost out of my system, but I know that given the chance, I'd be pushing it way too much, too soon.

Lots of martial arts related writing to crank out this week. Thank God I love what I do, otherwise I'd get sick of it so fast!

Better get back to work and gut out another couple of hours while I can.

4 comments:

Rannoch Donald RKC said...

Mark,

Love waht you do. there is no greater end in life. Glad you are on the mend Bro. We miss you here. Looking forward to planning the next invasion!

Much Love

Rannoch

Dr. Mizuhara-Cheng said...

I admire all the hats that you wear. Your son & I will be cheering you on in the background while you complete this project. We will be looking forward to spending family-nourishing time when you finish (or desire breaks).

Boris said...

Fun stuff Doc! I noticed some new pictures up top, I think - Scotland and... GYMBOREE(?)! The birthday pic is priceless.

Dr. Mark Cheng said...

Brother Rannoch, I am blessed to say that all the work I've put into my life through almost 2 decades now has been for the singular purpose of crafting a life doing what I love for a living... And it's paid off in spades!

And going back to my social synergy thing, I am deeply pleased that for the most part, my days revolve around interactions with people I really enjoy spending time with. Not just folks who are tolerable, but people whom I look forward to being with. That's a rarity and a gift from God.

Boris-san, you're right on about the pics. Scotland, and a place called "Pump It Up" that's kind of like a Gymboree. We had Squealie's 2nd birthday there. Looking forward to seeing you again soon, too, my friend.