方蓁网志

《方蓁网志》集顾方蓁历时五年、源源不断之创作心血,文章均曾于《女性户外运动新闻》网站贴出发表,即将集结成书出版。 . A collection of these blogs appears in Vera’s second book 《方蓁箴言》读来让读者心生有为者亦若是之感,也揭示出豪情壮志人皆可履现。让人欣羡的成功始于平凡卑微,方蓁的一生就是明证与写照。.

与女儿共享攀岩之乐

与女儿共享攀岩之乐

Shane Koo tells us how her daughter, Mia, has become interested in her mother’s passion: rock climbing. Shane believes it is a parent’s goal to be surpassed by her children, in all aspects of life.

Vera Koo Writes About Faith

Vera Koo Writes About Faith

This post features excerpts from two of Vera Koo’s blog posts on the topics of God and faith, and the role they play in her life.

Kayaking Excursion Unravels Into Chaos

Kayaking Excursion Unravels Into Chaos

While on a kayaking excursion, Carlos was struggling in the waters of the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Hawaii when my daughter, Shane, arrived at a harrowing thought: This might be it. I’m thankful to report that it wasn’t “it” for Carlos. My husband is alive and...

亨斯曼世界中老年运动会

亨斯曼世界中老年运动会

Jim O’Young was my mentor when I entered the competitive pistol shooting sports more than 25 years ago, and I trust his wisdom. This time, though, I was skeptical. “Vera, you’re going to compete again,” he told me. My competition days are finished, I told Jim. I...

鲨鱼区潜水乐

鲨鱼区潜水乐

By Vera Koo, Women's Outdoor News, Published September 5, 2017 This shark adventure is a guest column written by Vera Koo’s husband, Carlos … Vera and I have different avenues toward pursuing our hobbies. Vera is drawn to activities that she can try to conquer. She’s...

越洋到印度

越洋到印度

By Vera Koo, Women's Outdoor News, Published March 25, 2015 While much of the Western world was celebrating the holidays with festivity, light, family and gifts, I fulfilled a life-long dream of visiting uncharted regions of the Eastern world last fall. My passport...

从洋娃娃到⼿枪:我从事射击运动与竞赛的历程

从洋娃娃到⼿枪:我从事射击运动与竞赛的历程

By Vera Koo, Women's Outdoor News, Published January 6, 2015 I did not grow up playing with toy guns. I grew up playing with dolls. In fact, as a child, I never had any interest in guns. I was raised in a very traditional Chinese family that valued women as nurturers...

Shooting Sports USA: Retiring from Shooting Sports

Shooting Sports USA: Retiring from Shooting Sports

In this article, posted at the NRA's "Shooting Sports USA," Vera Koo explains why it became time to retire from shooting sports. In fact, she pinpoints the exact moment she decided that her days of running race guns needed to end. I was precise in everything I did...

追踪象拔蚌

追踪象拔蚌

This is a guest post written by Vera Koo’s daughter, Shane, and describes her quest to find the elusive geoduck clam while on a camping trip.

言者谆谆听者藐藐时

言者谆谆听者藐藐时

We all have encountered a friend or loved one going down a path we wish we could correct. Our responsibility is to try to steer that person in the right direction with good advice. But what should you do if your friend will not listen to you? I experienced this during...

回顾来时路,难忘知遇恩

回顾来时路,难忘知遇恩

By Vera Koo, Women's Outdoor News, Published March 16, 2020 When I consider my life and how fortunate I have been, it is almost as if I am in a play with a perfectly written script. My story has had countless hurdles and challenging times, but just when it seems as if...

一窥顾方箴女士的人生、她正在着手的着作

一窥顾方箴女士的人生、她正在着手的着作

By Vera Koo, Women's Outdoor News, Published September 20, 2016 I met Vera Koo a few years ago and have been intrigued with her ever since. It’s no secret that I think she is an absolutely amazing person. As I read her recent column, my respect for her grew all the...

心平气和有容乃大

心平气和有容乃大

By Vera Koo, Women's Outdoor News, Published June 7, 2017 When I compete in sport shooting, I try to achieve complete peace in my mind. I work hard to remain focused and keep stray thoughts from creeping in. Some shooters like to socialize at the range, but that is...

随机行善之重要

随机行善之重要

By Vera Koo, Women's Outdoor News, Published October 19, 2016 One of my daughters once asked me what I thought the most important virtue was that she should try to instill in her children. I answered: kindness. Certainly, kindness is not the only virtue for which to...

为何我对《比安奇盃》射击锦标赛情有独锺

为何我对《比安奇盃》射击锦标赛情有独锺

By Vera Koo, Women's Outdoor News, Published February 22, 2016 I have been told that I am the type of person who will take a bite of something and hold onto it and not let go until I have it mastered. I gravitate toward activities and tasks that take a long time to...

我的旅行观

我的旅行观

By Vera Koo, Women's Outdoor News, Published February 10, 2015 I have a philosophy about opportunities. Opportunities are fleeting. When one arises, you should be careful not to miss it. You might never feel like the time is perfect to act on an opportunity....

观《李尔王》有感

观《李尔王》有感

By Vera Koo, Women's Outdoor News, Published August 15, 2019 In this story about a recent trip to see plays in New York City, columnist Vera Koo describes a life-changing event that occurred because she saw Glenda Jackson in “King Lear.” CliffNotes saved me on book...

射击运动如何拯救了我

射击运动如何拯救了我

More than 20 years ago, I found myself at the lowest point of my life. I had experienced a terrible personal crisis. Suffice it to say that this crisis was an external force that shattered my core values. I had built my beliefs based on certain principles, and this...

游览阿拉斯加:有些原则就是要用来打破的

游览阿拉斯加:有些原则就是要用来打破的

By Vera Koo, Women's Outdoor News, Published July 10, 2019 I do not usually like to mix business with pleasure. I traveled across the globe for competitions during my 15-year professional shooting career, and I almost never went sightseeing or exploring during my...

二十五码:设定射击与人生的小目标

二十五码:设定射击与人生的小目标

By Vera Koo, Women's Outdoor News, Published March 20, 2017 Twenty-five yards isn’t far to travel – unless, of course, your leg is broken. That’s the situation I found myself in during an April day in 2013 at the gun range near Columbia, Mo. I was training for the...

殭尸启示录电玩体验

殭尸启示录电玩体验

By Vera Koo, Women's Outdoor News, Published April 7, 2020 Life with Carlos is an adventure, so much so that I often think I have lived 2 or 3 lifetimes compressed into one. Throughout our 50 years of marriage, we have not had a dull moment. We raised a family. We...

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