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Last Updated on December 18, 2020

How Far Will You Go To Seek Perfection?

How Far Will You Go To Seek Perfection?

Ever felt so madly in love with what you do, that all you do is think about it? Ever wanted to be so good at what you do so that you could call it perfect? Then this is a must watch the documentary for you. Directed by David Gelb, this masterpiece of a documentary follows the story of the legendary sushi master Jiro Ono.  The documentary follows the life of Jiro Ono and his beloved sushi restaurant Sukiyabashi Jiro. The documentary shows the story of the legendary sushi maker who worked to create perfection in his creations, with an invariable routine and love for what he did. The pride he takes in completing and perfecting his work can be seen through the way he works tirelessly to create his masterpiece. He even dreams about new techniques and designs to create the perfect piece of sushi.

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    How The Profession and Passion Run in The Family

    The story is based in downtown Tokyo subway station, Sukiyabashi Jiro is a subterranean restaurant run by the legendary Jiro Ono. The restaurant has only ten seats but is the only sushi restaurant to have a three-star Michelin rating.

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    The story of the master chief also follows the lives of his two sons. His younger son Takashi managed to escape from the shadow of his father’s legendary career and runs his own sushi restaurant in Tokyo. His restaurant is in the Roppongi Hills area, so it does not compete with his father’s business.

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    The elder son Yoshikazu follows in his father’s footsteps. He works at the Sukiyabashi Jiro alongside his father. Even though he is aged 50, he is still an apprentice due to his father’s strict training program. He is the heir to the restaurant and hopes to take charge one day. After his father suffers a heart attack at the age of seventy, he takes over the all-important task of buying the best fish possible for the restaurant from the Tsukiji fish market; Gelb does an incredible job of showing the tense atmosphere surrounding the restaurant and the preparation of the perfect sushi.

    Pursuit of perfection becomes a life work

    The movie explores the area between love and madness, how a passion and a desire, for one thing, can lead a man to spend his whole life trying to perfect it. The documentary teaches viewers about passion and how passion can last a lifetime, how it can consume us within itself and become the thing we love more than ourselves.

    Watch the documentary now on iTunes.

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    Last Updated on January 25, 2021

    What Should I Do Today? 30 New Things To Do Today

    What Should I Do Today? 30 New Things To Do Today

    It’s always fun to do something new, but often we fall into the trap of spending our weekends the same way.

    If you’re stuck in the same old routine, it might be time to try something new.

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    What should I do today? No ideas?

    Everything listed here is something you can easily do no matter where you live, and even on a tight budget! Try out one of these 30 new things today, you’ll be happy you did.

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    Try Out These 30 New Things To Do Today

    1. Visit a suburb in your city that you’ve never been to before, or somewhere you haven’t explored much.
    2. Learn ten phrases in a new language–what about Japanese, Italian or Portuguese?
    3. Listen to a genre of music you haven’t tried before–perhaps Jazz, Punk or Blues?
    4. Have a picnic in your local park complete with a packed lunch and your animal friends.
    5. Start a daily journal to write your thoughts in.
    6. Try a new cuisine–what about French, Lebanese or Korean?
    7. Visit your local library and borrow some books for the weekend.
    8. Plant some flowers in your garden. If you don’t have one, try an indoor potted plant.
    9. Visit a local museum or art gallery and view their latest exhibition.
    10. Learn a new skill–what about sewing, gardening or cooking? You’ll be surprised what you can learn in an afternoon.
    11. Say hello to a neighbor you don’t usually talk to.
    12. Make a card for a friend and send it to them with a handwritten note.
    13. Learn how to cook a new dish for dinner. We all get tired of eating the same thing, why not try making something new?
    14. Re-read an old favorite book. Don’t leave it gathering dust on your book shelf; get it out and read it all over again.
    15. Research the culture of a different country online–what about India, Guatemala or Sweden?
    16. Go for a walk or bicycle ride around your neighborhood.
    17. Watch a classic film like Casablanca, The Godfather or The Wizard of Oz.
    18. Make a photo album of a recent holiday you took. Don’t let your memories get lost on your computer hard drive; make a special keepsake album of your trip.
    19. Visit your local farmers markets and pick out some fresh produce. Farmers markets are full of delicious fresh fruit, veggies and more. Find your local market and take a visit.
    20. Plan a day trip to somewhere outside your city–it might be the seaside, mountains or another city!
    21. Check out what community events are running in your area and attend one.
    22. Make a birthday present for a friend. Handmade gifts are personal and much more special than anything you could buy from a store.
    23. Attend a play at your local theater. Support your local theater and have a fun night out at the same time.
    24. Volunteer with your local nature conservation society to plant some trees. Conservation societies are always looking for helping hands; do your bit and plant some trees.
    25. Be a tourist in your own city and visit all the popular tourist sites you’ve likely never been to (don’t forget your camera!)
    26. Call a friend you haven’t spoken to recently and have a good long chat.
    27. Put on your favorite song and dance your heart out. You might be surprised at how much fun you have!
    28. Invite some friends over for a BBQ. There’s nothing better than an afternoon spent with good friends and good food.
    29. Try out a new form of exercise like Pilates, tennis or swimming.
    30. Organize a clothing swap with your friends. You’ll have a great time, and save some cash and the environment all at the same time!

    Now that you’ve read my list of 30 new things to try today, my question for you is, “what new things will you try today?”

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