day 638 – below grade

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i understand it’s going to be a gigantic building on this site, but i still can’t get over how deep this hole is. as nerdy as it sounds, i find it interesting just to stand and watch the machines dig and maneuver. the digging has been constantly ongoing for many months, i wonder how long deep they will go before foundations start to happen. the jackknife and digging has become background music day in day out

day 637 – photoshoot

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practicing posing, sidekick and front snap kicks are amongst the many things i did tonight. playing around with some ultra expensive toys and lens that easily surpasses the triple digit mark. we were just having some fun casually kicking around and playing with lighting and angles. it was a night where i can set aside the pressures of preparing for competition, but must be extra careful not to overkill my legs and groin. the camera setup was super ghetto based on the resources we were given. i guess that’s what makes the photoshoot even more amazing

day 636 – them weights

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quads are nothing short of sore from yesterday’s physio appointment, but needed to get some work in. picking up weights again after a long stretch of holding off and focusing on more important things at hand. not impressed with how much strength and stability i have lost, but all i can do at the moment is put the slide to a halt. the regaining process won’t happen until after my lineup of commitments are complete because i have learned to focus on one thing at time. next up, us world open competition

day 635 – renewed

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this little pink sticker that rests on my license plate cost me more than a fortune, but at least i renewed my car insurance just in time before it expired. all these recent crazy expenses are really adding up quickly and burning holes through my wallet. my credit card limit, which has never been close to being a problem before, is now on the verge of reaching its limit. how in the world am i going to pay this month’s bill off??

鄭俊弘 – 無名氏

here’s some hamber pride to finish off the night. he’s a hamber graduate doing well in hong kong, from a nobody to a somebody making it atop the popularity canto pop hit list. like his song title says, he’s an inspiration to prove that you can do whatever you want as long as you put your mind to it. the world is so big, don’t be a nobody

day 634 – tier 1 playoffs

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never imagined i would be playing in tier 1 playoffs but here i am trying to hang in there with the big guns. we were considered the under dogs going in, but didn’t make ourselves easy opponents and gave them a run for their money. nothing to be ashamed of as we had a great season. we didn’t just take gradual strides forward, we leaped and exceeded all expectations. no matter what at the end of the day we still took home wednesday best dressed team

day 633 – acupuncture

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this is perfect execution of the phrase using my time wisely and couldn’t have used my time anymore efficiently. i was able to fit in an appointment for some needle poking and massage between morning poomsae training and afternoon teaching. believe me training more days and longer hours takes its toll on my body. this is just one of the many things i need to do to keep my knee and other body parts as happy as it will allow

day 632 – one on one

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one on one session tonight was a productive one because all attention was on me so had to take things more seriously than usual. i was able to fast track and cover the bulk of what i needed to solidify for my upcoming promotion test. all that i was trying to avoid doing had to be done tonight, there was no choice given. there was even time at the end where i had to do a few randomly selected poomsaes and he gave me constructive criticism. this was not the time to half ass because he forced me to restart from the beginning when when it wasn’t up to standard

day 631 – quest continues

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going about my usual routine, not much has changed and i mean it in a disappointing way. i am beginning to understand what it is i am lacking which is the all important piece to my puzzle. i just haven’t found the integral quality to get over some hurdles that keeps coming into play. until i find it, i will be on the same quest to find that missing element and hopefully everything click soon enough

day 630 – execing

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rushing to dodgeball after demo rehearsal so i was a tad late for my exec duties, but better late than never. felt really uncomfortable being at the gym that i was at simply because the people present were those that are involved in a recent controversial topic. only after they were gone could i resume my regular exec duties and reffed out every tier 3 game. reffing does take its toll on you, my throat is dead and my voice is now gone