day 700 – larger than life

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i have never ever seen or even heard of an order of bubble tea served in a pitcher containing all the toppings available. i wouldn’t dare order that because the amount of sugar in that pitcher alone is enough to cause diabetes and cause my organs and system some trouble. just looking at that already makes me really full and bloated. the deal was if my friend can finish that in one sitting without puking, the pitcher is on me. happy 700th day post, this blog has certainly come a long way

day 699 – back to reality

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my so called vacation came to an end and life back to normal again. i am ready for another vacation and more travelling of explorations and adventures. although i wouldn’t even consider it a vacation since partial seriousness was required for competition. guess it’s time to look forward and plan for the next competition, but before then, there’s a lot of training and work to be done

day 698 – z3 upgrade

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i finally got the phone i have been dreaming and drooling about for the past year. feels like just yesterday i thought i convinced myself to settle with the z3 and today it’s another upgrade to the all new z3+ cause i know i couldn’t settle for anything less. don’t underestimate the slightest addition of the plus because it makes the difference in the world and worth the nine hundred dollars i invested. super stoked to finally get my hands on sony’s flagship phone of the year, i am sure my eyes glow when staring at the phone

day 697 – montreal poutine

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and a poutine to wrap up my montreal nationals trip. i couldn’t leave montreal without having eaten their city’s most famous food – where the infamous smokery poutine originated. there’s a lot of guilt with every bite cause i have been eating too much and definitely too much filthy junk food all trip long. i definitely need a detox once i get back and everything should go back to normal with healthier foods

day 696 – pre drinks

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with all the seriousness out of the way, it’s time to turn our attention to enjoy the other side of this travel. a tough day at competition is something hard to swallow but that can be eased with some fun on friday night. loaded up on pre drinks and played games before hitting the club in heart of downtown montreal where lots of shit went down. i dare not disclose what happened in and outside the club, but our night ended prematurely

day 695 – old quebec

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tough day of competition with some slippage and certainly disappointment. hit me harder than anyone can imagine but it’s a wake up call and learning experience. i have some thinking, regrouping and re-prioritizing to do when i get back, but i will come back strong. in the meantime, going into old quebec late at night with the purpose of sightseeing. the area is pretty neat with some resemblance of vancity gastown and yaletown. turns out we stopped by mcdonalds just to try the mclobster and some mcflurries. would be nice to come back during the day time if time permits

day 694 – asian invasion

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after taking care of the competition side of things with id pickup and weigh ins, the rest of the day was spent driving around town. montreal’s chinatown was very impressive, it was very clean with many eating options and street vendors that almost reminded me of china. we made our way to chinatown to satisfy our ramen and bubble tea craving. a red eye flight made me so tired, i was dozing off in the car starting mid day. calling it an early night cause it felt like i haven’t slept for two days

day 693 – leaving on a jet plane

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time to fly out on yet another red eye flight. montreal, ready or not here i come. flying out this time has a different feeling, i guess it’s because unlike the previous years, there isn’t much of a team bc to go with. it’s definitely a strange feeling but the show must go on regardless. at the airport waiting for my first flight which is delayed. let’s hope this flight doesn’t delay too long cause i have a connecting flight to catch

day 692 – all packed up

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i feel like i haven’t completely unpacked from portland and now i am packing once again for montreal. packing is hard work but i think with the practice as of late, i am getting better at packing compact. being quite notorious for packing heavy, even i surprise myself how i could fit everything into these two bags. what can i say, practice makes perfect. i double checked and triple checked to make sure i have my necessary medical kit, certainly can’t compete without any of my essentials

day 691 – training alone

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my alone time away from the distractions of everyone else. i like training alone cause that’s when i can usually get my best work done. but that’s also what gets me in trouble cause i always need someone to tell me not to slack off when i get distracted or watch over me to tell me what exactly is wrong and lacking. my knee is still so busted but seems like it will get little help until it is all said and done. competition day getting real close so i am feeling stressed out waiting for the poomsae draw to be posted