方蓁部落格

《方蓁部落格》集顧方蓁歷時五年、源源不斷之創作心血,文章均曾於《女性戶外運動新聞》網站貼出發表,即將集結成書出版。 Women’s Outdoor News. A collection of these blogs appears in Vera’s second book 《方蓁箴言》讀來讓讀者心生有為者亦若是之感,也揭示出豪情壯志人皆可履現。讓人欣羡的成功始於平凡卑微,方蓁的一生就是明證與寫照。.

方蓁回憶錄專欄系列六之一

方蓁回憶錄專欄系列六之一

By Vera Koo, Women's Outdoor News, Published February 7, 2017 Some people only find enjoyment in hobbies they can share with others, but I have never found this to be the case with shooting. Since I began sport shooting in my 40s, I have found it to be a rewarding...

學習新運動,延緩心智衰退

學習新運動,延緩心智衰退

By Vera Koo, Women's Outdoor News, Published January 28, 2020 After I turned 70 and later retired from competitive shooting, I knew I needed to find ways to keep my body in shape and my mind sharp. I cannot ignore the facts. I am getting old. I have turned 73 last...

尋覓完美運動員——一匹盛裝舞步馬

尋覓完美運動員——一匹盛裝舞步馬

By Vera Koo, Women's Outdoor News, Published October 21, 2019 He wanted to find a perfect athlete who demonstrated focus. One who maintained their body and avoided injury. One who had the mental makeup to not only handle thousands of hours of practice, but also the...

一射锺情:射击运动与启蒙

一射锺情:射击运动与启蒙

By Vera Koo, Women's Outdoor News, Published July 31, 2019 When NRA Women asked me to appear on an episode of the online television show “Love at First Shot,” I agreed to do it because I thought it was a chance to give back to the shooting sports. In particular, it...

女性與射擊運動

女性與射擊運動

By Vera Koo, Women's Outdoor News, Published March 13, 2019 Vera Koo describes the modern-day women’s gun movement and highlights viable women’s shooting organizations throughout the world. ~BB Victoria Knowles-Lacks describes her gun club in simple terms. “We shoot,...

為何向女教練習藝

為何向女教練習藝

By Vera Koo, Women's Outdoor News, Published June 28, 2016 I have been blessed throughout my shooting career to learn from some great teachers and mentors, men such as Jim O’Young. I never had a female instructor. For me, this was OK. I wanted to advance my knowledge...

射擊運動後的新篇章

射擊運動後的新篇章

By Vera Koo, Women's Outdoor News, Published July 26, 2018 I hear many people talk about what they want to do “some day.” Too often, though, “some day” never arrives until the window of opportunity has closed and they can no longer do what they always said they wanted...

如何做一名公開演說家與有影響力的人

如何做一名公開演說家與有影響力的人

By Vera Koo, Women's Outdoor News, Published June 17, 2019 More than 20 years ago, my husband, Carlos, and I attended a self-improvement seminar. Probably 100 people were there, and we were all asked to stand up and say what we were afraid of. In an interesting twist,...

戶外運動與活動有益身心

戶外運動與活動有益身心

By Vera Koo, Women's Outdoor News, January 23, 2020 When I moved from Hong Kong to the United States at 12 years old, I did not understand the obsession this country has with sports. Years later, I now see why Americans put such value on sports. Sports teach you...

緣份與兩塊玉

緣份與兩塊玉

By Vera Koo, Women's Outdoor News, February 21, 2019 In the Chinese culture, we believe in a concept called Yuanfen, which is when fate brings two people together. If you have Yuanfen with another person, you will feel comfortable with that person. You can talk with...

大學教育為何重要

大學教育為何重要

By Vera Koo, Women's Outdoor News, February 11, 2019 When I enrolled at San Francisco State after graduating high school, I do not think I realized just how valuable the next 4 years of my life would be. I attended college because my friends were going to college. It...

三件有助於夢想成真的事

三件有助於夢想成真的事

By Vera Koo, Women's Outdoor News, January 8, 2019 What do you want your life to be about? What are your goals? What would make you happy? Have you ever thought about those questions? You should. Because you can make your dreams become reality. We can all be so much...

顧方蓁返校重做學生

顧方蓁返校重做學生

By Vera Koo, Women's Outdoor News, November 7, 2018 I am a college student again. Yes, at 71 years old, I returned to school. I enrolled this semester for a class called “Introduction to Digital Imaging” at Cañada College in Redwood City, California. It meets twice a...

用寫作回饋

用寫作回饋

By Vera Koo, Women's Outdoor News, February 7, 2018 I remember attending a political fundraiser about 13 years ago and noticing how few Asian-American women were seated in the room. Asian-Americans make up a strong percentage of the population in the California Bay...

加州太浩湖斯闊谷《斯巴達錦標賽》

加州太浩湖斯闊谷《斯巴達錦標賽》

By Vera Koo, Women's Outdoor News, January 17, 2018 Squaw Valley Ski Resort holds a special place in the hearts of my daughters, Christina and Shane. They spent winter days skiing there growing up, and it remains a popular gathering spot for my family. This fall,...

對神的信心

對神的信心

By Vera Koo, Women's Outdoor News, May 3, 2017 This is Vera Koo’s fourth column in a 6-part series that is inspired by the writings in her memoir, which will be published later this year. Vera is known throughout the shooting industry as a gracious woman who exudes...

我的人生運用孫子哲學

我的人生運用孫子哲學

By Vera Koo, Women's Outdoor News, February 2, 2017 "Can you imagine what I would do if I could do all I can?” ~Sun Tzu Great athletes are perfectionists. We have a strong work ethic, and the tenacious ability to bite into something and never let go. We stay with it....

為何要璀璨一生

為何要璀璨一生

By Vera Koo, Women's Outdoor News, November 29, 2015 Vera Koo describes her journey to becoming one of the world’s finest shooters and how she overcame cultural obstacles and why you must shine through, too. My husband, Carlos, likes to tell a rendition of an old...

風帆駕馭啟開運動之路

風帆駕馭啟開運動之路

By Vera Koo, Women's Outdoor News, August 4, 2015 Before I met my husband, Carlos, I had no background in sports. I did not even take physical education classes in school. Carlos and I met before I turned 18 years old, and we married in 1969. One of my marriage...

Vera Koo: On God’s Plan

神的計劃

By Vera Koo, Women's Outdoor News, July 2, 2015 Learn why Vera Koo accepts and moves forward through accident and injury, again and again, and about how she looks for, and accepts, God’s plan in the process. The manner in which I tore the anterior cruciate ligament...

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