There is no greater freedom than being successful in our favorite activity. For success a lot of sacrifice and persistance is needed. When the moment of victory comes everything seems to be easy. This is the time when we become able to appreciate and honor the smallest things in our lives, because the road to success bears not the simplest but the greatest absolution in itself.
Ho’oponopono is a hawaiian ancient expression, a possible key to happiness. Repeating the words of „thank you” and „I love you” it is easily achievable to keep ourselves in the present stopping our mind to take us into the past or the future. This way we become free of stress and fear and we can’t stick into any problems. To this, practising tennis contributes with discipline, endurance and precision. Tennis is often called the king of sports because it is all about the harmony that reflects in the complex movements of the body and the limbs.
"Life is a beautiful ride…"
"Smile, because it confuses people. Smile, because it's easier than explaining what is killing you inside."
Raphael is named after the 16th-century Italian painter Raphaello. He wields twin sai as his primary weapon. He is generally the most likely to experience extremes of emotion, and is usually depicted as being aggressive, sullen, maddened, and rebellious. The origin of Raphael's anger is not always fully explored, but in some incarnations appears to stem partly from the realization that they are the only creatures of their kind and ultimately alone. He also has a somewhat turbulent relationship with his older brother Leonardo because Leonardo is seen as the group's leader.
Also an interesting part of the trophy that you can put on inversely and that time a totally different mask appears.
(passion in turkish)
Supernatural power is in the mask itself. This power liberates when you put the bike on the trophy and its entity changes completely: it becomes the soul of the mask. The bike gets endowed with nature beyond mankind and gets into a dimension of reality where conflicts and contradictions are dissolved in the submicron of the universe.
Bird is the symbol of ascension, soaring and unobtainable life. From the bird’s view only the most important thigs can be seen the rest melts away. The possibility of the top view: the oversee is the most appealing in a bird’s flight.
The path towards winning is often full of consequent losses. Without pain and burden there wouldn't be any real value to our accomplishment. If it did not cost anything then it does not worth anything. For accessing success it is inevitable to learn how to beat difficulties and failure. Sometimes you need to set your teeth to overcome the obstacles. The key is always persistence.
A lot of people don’t understand – or wouldn´t understand – the miracle that happens when you stand up on the surfboard for the first time. This time spent in the ocean forms our character: the more time you spend surfing the better person you start to become – which is also true the other way around. After a certain level! We need to strengthen our virtues because that way we can enjoy the moments more and more and we learn how to live in the present. Although water and the sun make us tired they also energize us! If an imaginary world existed where everyone surfed there would be plenty of waves and lonely moments for all of us. The Earth would surely be a better place.
Everybody has different goals in life but the most important thing of all – which is always common – is to believe in our dreams and stick to them. If you find out what makes you truly happy you only need to hang in there and everything will fall into its place. If you have faith nothing is impossible.
(cross-hairs in galician)
The importance of hiding in warefare was already known more than thousands of years ago by the american and eastern cultures. For example the indians hid themselves with body painting and leafs unlike western cultures where it wasn’t regarded important. They rather wore red or blue uniforms until the 20th century because they preferred determent tactic. During the II. World War they started to use khaki uniforms which became highly relevant in the corean and vietnamese wars. Nowdays researchers are working on methods to make objects as invisible as it’s possible. Mira’s face is almost invisible thus it fades into its surroundings. In the tales and stories such as in life heroes aiming perfectly are able to hit objects perfectly even on top of someone’s head. For this a lot of practice and concentration is needed. If you aquire it reaching your goal is a cake-walk.
Among of all, birds symbolize prosperity and happiness. The stormbird, the majestic Manitu, wears the figure of the Great Spirit. In folkdance, the shaman impersonates the eagle on top of the totem, thus gaining contact with the spiritual world from where he receives guidance and instruction.
(young in swahili)
It's cool to be nice.
Cats are imperial souls who are companions or leaders of human kind. They possess the knowledge of everything so they keep quiet not to affect their protégés. According to an eastern legend cats were born of the lion’s sneeze.
Nature’s best feature is beauty which also stands for power. Its closeness calms us and helps us in concentration and endurance. Bamboo gives luck and power. If you throw it on fire it blows up loudly. Our ancestors believed it kept the demons away and conjured peace and satisfaction in life.
„Ancient shepherds of the forest and allies of the free peoples…” /The Lord of the Rings/
Ent living in Budapest, Hungary
Bamboo is the tree of shelter, presence and friendship. If you throw it on fire it blows up loudly. Our ancestors believed it kept the demons away. With the absence of the evil peace and satisfaction encircles life. Bamboo, cherry tree and pine together are the symbol of the „3 friends” Buddha, Confucius and Lao Ce. The mithical bamboo dragon is the token of endurance and flexibility.
(hero in holland)
One of the two stories of a 25 years old cartoon (1990/3) can be seen on this trophy. Its title is: My Enemy.
Original Cover: The Man of Steel #4 (November, 1986)
Cover Drawn by: John Byrne and Dick Giordano
Original Price: 45 HUF
Written and Illustrated by: John Byrne
Translated by: János Kóczián
Original Title: Enemy Mine
Hungarian Title: My Enemy…
"Colors speak louder than words"
“A dwarf standing on the shoulder of a giant may see farther than a giant himself."
(sage in swahili)
"We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think. When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves"
"Knowing isn't enough; we must apply. Willing isn't enough; we must do!"
„With great power comes great responsibility”.
While attending a public exhibition the 15 year-old Peter was bitten on the hand by a spider that had been irridated by a particle accelerator used in the demonstration. When he discovered his newly gained power and streght he started to use them for his own sake… Only after when his uncle died party because of him he acknowledged that great power comes with great responsibility which was a quote from his uncle.
The Trophy depicts how Peter became Spiderman with a wall-like material on which, opposite to humans, spiders can easily hold on.
The origin of the name „pingpong” – slang for table tennis – is a story always told about James Gibbs. According to the tale, after he created the first balls he started to call the game pingpong imitating the sound of the balls on the table. Although as a matter of fact noone can say when and who gave the name pingpong to the game, because there are evidence of postcards issued around 1878 that people were already using the title.
The face locked into stone represents strong will, endurance and reaching the goals. In the 1950ies jeans coming into fashion became the favorite style of the americans. It expressed revolution agains rules and became the symbol of rock and roll.
(Hulk in Galician)
On the left side the last scene can be seen of the last story of the The Incredible Hulk’s latest edition issued by Marvel in 2011. (#635)
On the right side and the top the details of a 30 year-old double edition (1992) can be seen. Unique cover, 2nd press (#393)
The additional parts are composed of carved wood and stone and looking in its eyes gives us an insight of Hulk’s real aspect of life.
„Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.” /Albert Einstein/
„Persistence is to the character of man as carbon is to steel.”
„I’m quite beside myself…” /C3PO/
The godess is so passionate that if she gets angry her necklace cracks. Golf is among those sports which needs the best accuracy and concentration. For this we often need to blend into our surroundings to find our aim and estimate the distance correctly. Persistency, patience, concentration and the harmony of these are the most important. Camo often helps us being invisible making it easier to face our fears.
(Earth in galician)
Our forests and trees mean the „lung” of Gaia living inside us. Without them we would also perish. Closeness of nature is important to every creature so I try to live like earth wasn’t inherited from our grandparents but was borrowed from our grandchildren. It often means solution that if we peak out from the tree’s shadow we get closer to the answer and nature.
"We shall see the crumbs of bread...and they'll show us our way home again"
“Life is all about hiding in the wilderness!”
The two main components of the trophy: rugby as a sport and Shongoku the starfighter. Goku's most unique feature in the outside is the special hair, which is due to the existence of a
starfighter never grow. The most characteristic features of his personality is gentleness, vanity and„straightforwardness”. Extremely pure-hearted, brave, loyal, selfless, thinks very much life, that’swhy he doesn’t want to take away anyone’s life unnecessarily. On the trophy you can see GenkiDama’s ability, with this technique, Goku is able to gather energies from the relevant planetscreatures, and focus them into a big orb, to destroy the enemy.
Furthermore, you can see André Lhota's picture (1885-1962), titled Les Jouers de Rugby. This wonderful painting was painted in 1920, exhibited first in 1923 in Paris at "16 eme Salon d'automne". Currently, it's in the Sotheby's auction house, New York.
Jeans were the uniform of farmers, cowboys, gold diggers and wood-cutters until popstars discovered the way to the fanatics with them and after a while everyone preferred jeans over anything else. The most famous jeans with the best form is the model of Levi’s 501 which is a status symbol to have today.
(clone in mãori)
A rough clone of the notorious headhunter Jango Fett, Boba Fett can bee seen, a mandalorian warrior and headhunter. We can also get a peak into Darth Vader’s moments who became a famous jedi as Anakin Skywalker, a great pilot at the age of 9 and the most carismatic villain in the hisory of film. The stone of the Trophy symbols the space and the planets.
„So, I am no more than another stolen relic, locked up here until you might have use of me?”
In the early age panda was regarded as a mythical being, often considered equal with tigers. He means luck and keeps evil out. He’s the impersonator of peace and the martinet of truth. The picture is quite psychedelic: the head of the panda appears from the mixture of the black and white of his body. This is how he opens our eyes to calmness, patience and peace.
"Never ride faster, than your guardian angel can fly!"
"If in doubt, paddle out"
„Observe and reflect, and become a little wiser every day…”
Reflecting on your past on the top of a mountain means arriving to the present, living through all the non-returning moments of life and revitalizing the whole body. The ball for squash sybolises discipline, endurance and the ambition for reaching our goals.
This expression is often used as a musical trend, ideology and subculture or connected to the „do it yourself” attitude. This trophy represents self realization and the best choice of life.
„Every single one’s got a story to tell” /Seven Nation Army/
Reflecting on your life on the top of a mountain revitalises our body and lets us see beyond of all. The future is unpredictable but with its forever evolving nature it can always be changed. If you always do what you think is right and believe in it then the Earth will also help you achieve your goals.
Rock has always symbolised rebellion and non-resignation. Stone stands for strong will, perseverance and power. Umbani is composed of these two basic elements saluting to the greatest legends of Rock.
(giraffe in swahili)
Giraffe is a wise totemanimal. He looks far away into the future, never nearsighted. Because of his high perspective he can be a great advisor, giving new aspects to those who stumble into difficulties with their forsight. Giraffe is the totem of friendship and trust.
The splendor and secret of a simple line is that we are able to create different shapes with it. When we are drawing freely without any restraint it can either be something defined or something expressing our own inner rhythm. The straight lines drew into the stone are mixing strenght and precision thus they are the symbol of self-confidence and preciseness.
Tokugava Josinobu (the last samurai)
One of the last samurais was born in 1837. Besides he had a strict childhood getting lessons from literature and martial art he was also taught to the fundamental principles of politics and leadership. Later he went on leading political issues of his country. In 1866 he was chosen as the last shogun of Japan. As a general he got the support of the Second French Empire, strenghtened both the national army and navy and bought military equipments from the United States. Many thought that shoguns will invigorate but the system failed hardly in a year because of the emperor’s huge support. In november 1867 Josinobu resigned and gave the power to Emperor Meiji. Until 1913 – his death – his favourite hobbies were cycling, photoshooting and painting in oil.
"All good things need space & light to grow…"
“It’s not who I am underneath, but what I do that defines me.”
(Black in Swedish)
The trophy’s defining colour is Black which symbolizes prestige and strength: it is a formal and elegant colour. This is also the colour of the fruitful soil. According to the myths it was believed that if a seed is sowed during a lunar eclipse it will flourish on the next full moon. Black also potentiates the surronding colours and suggests stamina and endurance. Essentially if you look carefully you can see the peaceful green and the glamorous silver playing as they would appear through the wilderness of the northern forests. This is the color of exuberance, power and friendship.
Keep the balance
(Tale in Icelandic)
Fairytale. This was the first word coming to my mind. The second was Iceland. Iceland evolved 20 million years ago and is amongst the biggest islands that remained uninhabited for a long time. Its history started with the vikings settling down in the 9th century. This wonderful place carries a lot of stories and fairytales.
“Let’s enjoy this day”
Mikey is the funniest member of Tini Ninjas, loves videogames, skateboarding, make fun of others… and of course pizza! He’s 15 years old, 157 cm tall and his weapon is nunchaku. The curiosity of this trophy is that it can be turned upside down and formes a totally different trophy in a different style.
"Wearing a black belt does not mean you are invincible"
“I’ll keep you, and your bike safe…”
„It’s not who I am underneath, but what I do that defines me.” /Christian Bale/
„Nature, it’s all over me…” /Melman/
(three in swahili)
Three is the key element of this Trophy. First of all the mask is divided to three parts, made of the combination of three colors – the same ones as the bike and last but not least the owner of the Trophy is a triathlonist which consists of 3 events.
Long face was also considered to have whichcraft that protected people from all harms. Fish is the symbol of strenght. Air is the spirit of happiness, imagination and prospect. Ancient tribes awed the nestling eagles on the aspens for their beauty, courage, agility and strength. As eagles are famous for their visions, it was believed that they knew everything, saw the future and embodied all of the world’s wisdom.
(horseshoe in galician)
In every age and culture strenght is the symbol of power. It had a particularly important role in the belief of the ancient mounted nomadic hungarians. Undescribable respect and love fluttered around the horse: they were a constant figure of hungarian sagas, folk-tales and ancient rituals. Before history, this fast racing animal was rather admired than used and his gracefulness and being was adored. On the mask horse despicts a family symbol in the middle of a 3 dimensional paint. On the additional parts the combination of wood and stone can be seen and touched.
Travelling helps us to revitalize our body and get closer to our own selves. It developes the ability of problem solving and inspires to be smart. Exploring the world is the most amazing time especially when we spend it with our closest friends. We must start somewhere; reminds us the worldmap made by Von Schagen (1689, Amsterdam).
„I don't leave anything up to chance, I make my own luck” /Harvey Dent/