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Huntsman World Senior Games

Huntsman World Senior Games

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...

鯊魚區潛水樂

鯊魚區潛水樂

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...

從洋娃娃到⼿槍:我從事射擊運動與競賽的歷程

從洋娃娃到⼿槍:我從事射擊運動與競賽的歷程

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.

言者諄諄聽者藐藐時

言者諄諄聽者藐藐時

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...

回顧來時路,難忘知遇恩

回顧來時路,難忘知遇恩

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...

一窺顧方箴女士的人生、她正在著手的著作

一窺顧方箴女士的人生、她正在著手的著作

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...

心平氣和有容乃大

心平氣和有容乃大

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...

隨機行善之重要

隨機行善之重要

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...

為何我對《比安奇盃》射擊錦標賽情有獨鍾

為何我對《比安奇盃》射擊錦標賽情有獨鍾

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...

我的旅行觀

我的旅行觀

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....

觀《李爾王》有感

觀《李爾王》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...

射擊運動如何拯救了我

射擊運動如何拯救了我

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...

遊覽阿拉斯加:有些原則就是要用來打破的

遊覽阿拉斯加:有些原則就是要用來打破的

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...

二十五碼:設定射擊與人生的小目標

二十五碼:設定射擊與人生的小目標

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...

殭屍啟示錄電玩體驗

殭屍啟示錄電玩體驗

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...

為何必須在惡劣的天候下受訓

為何必須在惡劣的天候下受訓

By Vera Koo, Women's Outdoor News, Published February 16, 2017 Champion competition shooter Vera Koo continues her series on practical and common sense advice for competition shooters and training regimens. In this installment, she lays out why you must train in...

閃電擊中兩次

閃電擊中兩次

By Vera Koo, Women's Outdoor News, Published April 22, 2015 Vera Koo knows that lightning can strike twice, especially when it comes to accidents when you’re active. Read about her recent skiing accident and how she, once again, prepares to recover so that she can...

如何應賽

如何應賽

By Vera Koo, Women's Outdoor News, Published September 24, 2014 Shooting, like any sport, requires practice, persistence and dedication. In competition, it’s preparation that can help you win, or at least provide comfort and confidence in your abilities. Ask any...

卑詩省三文魚釣之旅

卑詩省三文魚釣之旅

By Vera Koo, Women's Outdoor News, Published November 3, 2017 This guest post comes from Carlos Koo, who is married to the lovely Vera Koo, a formidable competition shooter. When Vera is off competing, Carlos can often be found on an adventure trip. For this trip, he...

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