day 577 – poomsae seminar

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beginning a two day sport poomsae seminar taught by a grandmaster and member of usa poomsae team. good first day of the seminar, finally taekwondo bc is trying to catch up in the world of poomsae. i hope i will be involved in the ride towards better competition days to put taekwondo bc on the national radar. westcoast must take a stand, can’t let the east coast take all the glory

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day 576 – baby shower

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everyone chipped in for a big baby shower present and an early farewell party. so much food to be had during the potluck party i consumed too much and feel way too bloated to stay awake. i am sure i am not the only one that feels sluggish and unproductive for the rest of afternoon. the decoration balls are impressively made from raw tissue paper through following some tutorials. the power of youtube videos are amazing

day 575 – last one standing

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it was late at night and the gym was pretty empty but that’s my favourite time to be there. taking care of business being the last one on this side and having all the space i need is just the way i like it because i hate waiting for equipment. being at the gym during rush hour is the worst because i feel highly restricted and unproductive not being able to use the equipment immediately

day 574 – pink it forward

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pink is the name of the game on antibullying day. tonight i made a detour to pass by the five sails because it was lit up pink. it was cold, so as long as you are bundled up, walking along the seawall at night is very nice and calming. the refractions of colours in the water sums up the stillness of the night. i am sure it’s more beautiful in the spring and summer time

day 573 – red pockets

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i didn’t get a whole lot of red pockets for chinese new year as usual and if i were in hong kong it would be totally different story. every year i miss out on all the red pockets from grandparents and relatives overseas, but i can’t be bothered too much, i’ll take it as it’s given. it’s who remembers to give it to me that counts. be grateful because there are many people who don’t receive any

day 572 – monday debut

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finally making my monday team season debut even though i am outright sore. my neck and back area as stiff as a board, a resultant of all that breakfalling from yesterday’s test. this condition made especially difficult to drive when i cannot shoulder check and it seizes up every time i step on the gas or brake pedal. in desperate need of a massage and hot tub stint since i cannot apply bengay

day 571 – victimized

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i was the chosen one to partner with someone for their self defense portion of their first and second dan blackbelt test and it was no fun at all. at the end of the night, i have breakfallen, rolled and been thrown over forty times and even sidekicked in the chest. never before have i fallen that many times in a day, i feel like all my internal organs have been rearranged in every possible way. it was a long and tiring day, teaching by the morning and blackbelt test by night. it’s not whether my back and neck will be sore tomorrow, it’s how sore