Along the lines of last week’s post on “Paperback Writer,” this week’s Friday Fun song is also deviating from a strict career theme with “Kung Fu Fighting,” performed by Cee Lo Green and Jack Black:
This cover of a disco hit, originally performed by Carl Douglas in 1974, was also featured in the Disney film Kung Fu Panda (hence Jack Black’s inclusion here, as the panda in question). The film focuses on a panda’s discovery that he is the Dragon Warrior and, despite a portly appearance and a total lack of kung fu training, he is the only one who can save his village from the fearsome Tai Lung.
Basically, it’s about being underestimated, and learning to overcome the limitations society places upon you.
This tune is just plain catchy, and it’s a great way to burst into the weekend while practicing your roundhouse kicks.
Need more ninja?
If you’re looking for more ninja in your life, be sure to check out my Instagram feed this weekend, when I’ll be furiously writing the first draft of my new ninja novel, The Reluctant Ninja, as part of the 3-Day Novel Contest (September 2-4). I’ll be posting a variety of Ninja Tips to keep you entertained, so follow me @LauraRobertsBooks to join in on the fun!
Summer’s almost over, and the last few months of the year are coming up quick. Which means it’s time to do a little bit of assessment and see where I’m headed with my yearly goals.
One unique way to take stock of your life is to participate in what Lisa Jacobs calls the “18 Before 2018.” The concept is simple: write up a list of 18 goals to accomplish before 2018. These can be big or small goals, or a combination of both. I did a bit of brainstorming, and this is what I came up with…
Make a French Silk pie for my birthday – October 14
Try one new recipe every week (for some reason, I’ve decided I need to start with a pot roast – something I have never cooked before – but I am also reading a lot of cookbooks that I’ve borrowed from the library)
Did you know that there’s currently a ninja shortage in Japan? Yes, it’s true: Japan’s number one fighting force is currently under attack!
The major problem, as I see it, stems from the fact that ninja are currently being treated as entertainers, not the lethal forces of mischief and mayhem they truly are.
Nevertheless, if you’ve been looking for a career as a ninja, this is good news for you. But first, you’ll need to get trained up! The best places to learn the ancient art of ninjutsu are Nabari and Iga, both of which are located in the Mie Prefecture of Japan.
Training you’ll need to become a ninja:
The art of concealment
How to use throwing stars (shuriken)
As per the Independent‘s article, however: “Invisibility and walking on water, despite the folklore, are not part of the job description.”
Need more ninja?
If you’re looking for more ninja in your life, be sure to check out my Instagram feed this weekend, when I’ll be furiously writing the first draft of my new ninja novel, The Reluctant Ninja, as part of the 3-Day Novel Contest (September 2-4, 2017). I’ll be posting a variety of Ninja Tips to keep you entertained, so follow me @LauraRobertsBooks to join in on the fun!