day 457 – halloween contest

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my masterpiece for pumpkin carving contest that won my team second place award. it wasn’t perfect by all means but found ways to cover up the little mistakes along the way. it certainly didn’t turn out exactly how i drew it up but still proud of the final product. we were expecting much of of this because we were worried that the design was too simple, but sometimes less is more

day 456 – breaking new ground

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lack of action picture so here’s what my kinesiologist claimed as his awesome water bottle. feeling accomplished i am able to take my rehab execises up to next level after patiently working at the same level for a few months. it helps being trained and constantly pushed to take steps breaking into new ground and greater difficulty with each exercise. and now i need to keep my lifting consistent and work my way back to the weights i was capable of during my peak form. i am eager and feeling determined to pick it up and break into more new territory very soon

day 455 – vdl halloween week

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it is a vdl tradition of halloween dress up week. halloween enthusiasts came dressed up with some cool costumes ideas  for vdl contest to win some unknown prizes. i don’t traditionally dress up and i had totally neglected to brainstorm of any costume ideas. i was high in spirit but low in energy and mobility as i was still mightily sore from previous gym session, someone must have forgotten the importance of protein

day 454 – fright night

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second ever fright night and it wasn’t too shabby. even though my shoes and socks were soaked from random moments of down pour, it was still a memorable night. had some actors chase after me as i was running towards the roller coaster. a few haunted house and handful of coasters, hellavators and other rides capped off a wet rainy tuesday. the lit ferris wheel was very calming in between houses, especially at its peak i could see the world from up top

day 453 – foam roller

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extended time away from my regular gym routine really doesn’t sit well with my body. my legs are sore to the bone after leg day it hurts to do any kind of movement including walking and standing. rolling out the tightness is brutal but it must be done and all i can think of is it hurts so good. i guess this is what i must pay for when i don’t keep up with my gyming

day 452 – bittersweet october

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these fall days are dreary, the hardest part is waking up in darkness and going home in darkness. vancouver’s fall season isn’t exactly welcoming; the sky is gloomy, the clouds are abundant, the rain falls heavy and temperature drops quickly. with what i can see outside the window, i cannot lie to myself but summer has left us behind and i cannot help but miss summer even more than before

presence made at governor’s cup

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another competition group picture worth sharing. after claiming our bling at governor’s cup in washington last week, master shin greeted us to congratulate our success and invited us to pan-am next month. we certainly turned some heads and opened some eyes while we were there and that’s what we really need. in my opinion and of my own interest, it is important for us to put our names and faces out there beyond the province of british columbia. if we want to grow as a school, as a team and as an individual, we must get to know the people out there and make them notice us. washington was a good start; we have lots on our plate, next up oregon.

day 451 – odometer

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racking up the mileage ever since i became the legal owner of shadow. this asset was a large investment on first instalment and is very expensive to feed and maintain, but its an asset i wouldn’t give up. it’s brought me to new heights to many places i have never seen before, driven me to many important events and given me every right to do as i wish to enjoy the things in life. it has raised my standard of living in many possible ways and opened my eyes to see all that i never imagined and i am very happy my shadow reached 45000km today

day 450 – atop the podium

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standing on top of the podium amongst that company meant much more than just winning because it felt extra awesome knowing i am starting to round into my form after months and months of continuous struggles with some severe injuries. still far from where i want to be but i will seek ways to do what i can to get to where i want. through this whole process i learned to deal with the unexpected, work with what i had and make the best out of the condition i was given. can’t say it wasn’t a long and difficult road back but hardwork and patience of rehab does pay off. there were also moments of doubts where i thought it was the end but i am glad i didn’t let that happen otherwise i wouldn’t be standing atop the podium. beating some blue pants is a telling tale and a sweet comeback. can’t wait to get mine. it’s good to be back

day 449 – skytrain ad

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taking transit for the first time in a long time and i don’t miss it one bit. i don’t miss squishing into a crowded bus during peak hours, or a soggy people when mother nature can’t stop crying. that skytrain platform advertisement is right, states shopping is just two hours away, i was there last weekend. unfortunately we were pressed for time on our way home and didn’t get enough time to shop for all that i wanted