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Powes Parkop: Change Starts with You

By Hon. Powes Parkop, LLB, LLM, MP

Mission Quest 2019 – Starting The Year with Family.

As we prepare to bid 2018 goodbye, I am back again in beautiful Tufi with my family for our annual Mission Quest.

This time it’s Mission Quest 2019. We came to have a good time as a family, but more importantly we came to set goals for the new year!

‘S-M-A-R-T’ goals!! “S” for Simple and Specific; “M” for Measurable or Meaningful; “A” for Achievable/As if now; “R” for Realistic/ Responsible; and “T” Timed/Towards what you want and turn up everyday heading towards your goals. Living everyday as if your goals are already there. Visualizing yourself in that moment when you have achieved your goals and using that imagination to inspire and motivate yourself to achieve the outcomes you want.

We started with a reflection of where each of us are, in respect of our 2018 goals.

Reflecting and learning on the achievements and the non-achievement and how each of us can do better in the new year with the outstanding goals and the new ones we adopt for next year. Despite some outstanding and mixed outcomes, we were all happy with our achievements for 2018. It can only get better!.

Next year we plan to have a big year in both personal and family goals. We want to go beyond our borders and push the boundary a bit more to challenge ourselves for a greater year.

Change start with each and everyone of us. We can’t wait for the family, the clan, the tribe, the district, province or the country. We must be the change we want everyone to be.

Happy New Year, Papua New Guinea!

Celebrate and welcome the New Year in style and in joy. Bid goodbye to the old year with lots of nostalgia and great memories, and as you celebrate the New Year, remember to set personal, family, business or professional goals for 2019.

Change starts with you. I am only sharing what I do with my family in the hope that it might inspire you and your families to do the same as a matter of habit and to cultivate quality time with the family.

The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be. So set your goals and don’t worry about making mistakes. Just believe in yourself and always show up as the best version of yourself.

Once again, HAPPY NEW, YEAR PAPUA NEW GUINEA! May the new year bring renewed joy and happiness to each and everyone of you.

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About Us

Welcome to WordPress. This is the first post of this blog, installed today 19 November 2018 in Port Moresby, the capital city Papua New Guinea, the biggest capital city of Melanesia.

I am Wewo Kotokay, as a result of recent discussions with various netrepreurs in Port Moresby, I am launching this blog particularly to

  1. Spread the news and information on Walk-4-Life launched by the Honourable Powes Parkop, the Governor of National Capital District (NCD) Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
  2. Encourage the practice/ walk for life across Melanesian peoples, start from the Four-Kings Islands of West Papua to Wallis-Futuna Islands on the easternmost part.

Through this blog, I invite all of you to participate in spreading the information, and inject the virus of “healthy life” by “walking”,and yes, “just by walking”.

We Melanesians remember well, our parents in villages live much longer, much healthier, much stronger, not because they eat modern rice, bread, butter and vegetables, not because hamburger and Kentucky Friends Chicken, but primarily because “They WALK”, and they do so ALL THE TIME.

I am encouraging all of you to set up “Walk for LIfe” in the following cities

  1. Walk-4-Life Port Numbay
  2. Walk-4-Life Port Moresby
  3. Walk-4-Life Port Vila
  4. Walk-4-Life Suva
  5. Walk-4-Life Noumea
  6. Walk-4-Life Honiara

Finally we will celebrate in a big events across Melanesia called “Walk-4-Life Melanesia”

 

PS:

  • This blog is my MELANEISA.ONE Project. I want all of us Melanesians look at us ourselves, self-identify ourselves, know ourselves, self-develop ourselves, by setting aside our habit of “mimicking” the West and hating the East, avoiding ourselves declaring as Christians and therefore automatically we are western allies, forgetting that Jesus and Christianity and Westerners are not the same at all.
  • MELANESIA.ONE project is a way to “decolonize” and “deconstruct” our paradigm and mindset about ourselves, and therefore to see the world around us according to our true and real eyes.
  • Thus, MELANESIA.ONE project is way to respect ourselves, and then develop ourselves, not in reaction or response to or follow up of anyone or anything, but because WE Melanesians want and like to do whatever we want to do.

Hello world! Hello Melanesia! Hello Walk 4 Life!

Welcome to WordPress. This is the first post of this blog, installed today 19 November 2018 in Port Moresby, the capital city Papua New Guinea, the biggest capital city of Melanesia.

I am Wewo Kotokay, as a result of recent discussions with various netrepreurs in Port Moresby, I am launching this blog particularly to

  1. Spread the news and information on Walk-4-Life launched by the Honourable Powes Parkop, the Governor of National Capital District (NCD) Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
  2. Encourage the practice/ walk for life across Melanesian peoples, start from the Four-Kings Islands of West Papua to Wallis-Futuna Islands on the easternmost part.

Through this blog, I invite all of you to participate in spreading the information, and inject the virus of “healthy life” by “walking”,and yes, “just by walking”.

We Melanesians remember well, our parents in villages live much longer, much healthier, much stronger, not because they eat modern rice, bread, butter and vegetables, not because hamburger and Kentucky Friends Chicken, but primarily because “They WALK”, and they do so ALL THE TIME.

I am encouraging all of you to set up “Walk for LIfe” in the following cities

  1. Walk-4-Life Port Numbay
  2. Walk-4-Life Port Moresby
  3. Walk-4-Life Port Vila
  4. Walk-4-Life Suva
  5. Walk-4-Life Noumea
  6. Walk-4-Life Honiara

Finally we will celebrate in a big events across Melanesia called “Walk-4-Life Melanesia”

NCD Governor: Walk for Life Benefits Communities

NCD Governor Powes Parkop has done a remarkable job in spreading the popularity of the health-conscious concept of the communal Walk For Life in Kimbe West New Britain.

The once a week early morning walk held in Port Moresby under his guidance sees hundreds of people including mothers, children, women, girls, fathers, and many others of all ages come together an interact while taking the Freeway from the Jack Pidik Park to Konedobu.

This is in recognition of the all too important reason of ensuring there is a reasonable level of fitness in everyone so that they can manage themselves better.

For too long people have been dictated to by the lifestyle they adopt when they come to the city and literally forget that they have a very important obligation to themselves to keep fit.

Because with keeping fit, it allows the individual to also maintain a healthy lifestyle and improved mentality.

The Port Moresby experience also has other side benefits in that it increases the level of interaction between city residents and creates new friendships and better, it consolidates current connections.

Obesity for many is a problem in the city and those that find themselves heading in that direction have actually benefited by taking part in the weekly Sunday Walk For Life in Port Moresby.

What it has done for many is given them a new direction in being conscious about their health, improvement in their diets raised their level of physical fitness.

The benefits of physical fitness are numerous and include better health, greater strength, more flexibility, increased energy, improved appearance, and a more positive attitude and mood.

Regular exercise can lead to both immediate and long-term benefits.
Regular physical activity has been shown to reduce the morbidity and mortality from many chronic diseases.

The benefits of fitness far outweigh the inconveniences of regular exercise and are health related including cardiovascular endurance, flexibility, muscular endurance and muscle strength.

Physical fitness is considered a measure of the body’s ability to function efficiently and effectively in work and leisure activities, to be healthy, to resist hypo kinetic diseases, and to meet emergency situations.

And since Kimbe has adopted the Walk For Life concept, it is not a bad idea for leaders in other main centres to do likewise.

It is a chance to rally mostly workers that live in towns to help improve their health and physical conditions in order to improve lifestyles.

The benefit of the physical fitness is endless and as such this communal activity is a good start.

Source: https://postcourier.com.pg/