Wind Games

No, not mind games. Wind games. I had no idea this was a thing.

Read about the event, which was held this year in Spain, and see more videos: WindGames 2017 website

Read about the winner of the freestyle event, who is from Singapore, and see her winning performance: “Indoor skydiving: Singaporean teen Kyra Poh wins two golds at Wind Games in Spain”(from the Straits Times)


Dance! Dance! Dance!

First of all, I hope everyone who is from or knows someone from the Kumamoto area is safe and sound, after last night’s magnitude 6.4 earthquake and the following aftershocks.

Today is Friday, TGIF. Time to relax. And dance!

One of my students shared this with his classmates and me yesterday. He’s one of the two dancers. Amazing!

That got me thinking about dance. Here are a couple other dance-related videos I enjoyed. There’s a little English listening practice in one of them, but mostly these are just to enjoy and be inspired by.


Luck and practice

I saw this amazing shot on the news last night (the very end of the video):

How much is luck? How much is just lots and lots of practice? The shot above may have been mostly luck, but the Harlem Globetrotters/Stomp performance is the result of lots and lots of practice:

Okay, maybe a bit of luck, too. According to this article from the Huffington Post, they got this one-shot take on the 7th try. Lucky seven?

Read and watch more about the Harlem Globetrotters and STOMP. The Huffington Post article also has a photo gallery documenting highlights of the 90 years the Globetrotters have been performing.

Writing prompt for today: What things that you’ve done successfully have been the result of luck? Of practice? Of both?