day 1249 – year end work

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closing the year off where i want to be. although there were distractions at the gym, being plugged in helped cancel out some of that noise. though it still hurts to do a lot if things and it still hurts knowing i’m still under restrictions, i still had a decent eve workout. here’s hoping more good workouts for 2017 and following through gunning for better fitgoals. i’ll never stop chasing for what i want knowing where i once was. i need to stay confident in myself no matter how much doubts and put downs i face

2016 year at a glance

a look back at the highlights and lowlights of the past 365 days captivated by my carl zeiss lens. a lot has happened and all these snapshots are like puzzle pieces that write my story. 2016 was a year soul searching, a year of adventure and a year of realization. life was pretty grim at times; but it’s how i overcame these hurdles that sets me apart from who i was before. i’ve worked hard and learned a lot about myself and the others around me. i learned that sometimes i need to be selfish because i didn’t love myself for who i was. i learned to carry my own weight. i finally broke out from a plateau and figured out some things; things are starting to click and showing signs of progression. i am excited for the turn of the calendar year because 2017 will be a year of building upon what i have achieved and want to achieve. i’m more than ready to make the necessary adaptations to become the best version of myself and i want my dearests to be there by my side

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last meal of the year is a hotpot at home paired with a canucks win against the oilers. there’s no party for me this year; i just wanted to lay low and let christmas eve be as mellow as possible. i’m so done with all these feasts and drinking fests, this will be the last of the holiday craziness. i’ve been feeling tired the past two days but i’m not sure why i don’t sleep in during my holiday, maybe it’s the workaholic in me

day 1248 – stick and puck

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going stick and puck because i’m still on holiday with some extra free time. i could use a little more exercise or else i shouldn’t be eating tonight. the rink was so cramped since many others also don’t have work. some of the player’s smelled really bad; i could smell some their gear metres away. wish i can go to another one soon so i can go more ice time in

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friday night exec party that had a lot of bubble tea, a fridge full of liquor and enough food to serve a village. it was a rdl bonder and a chance for seasoned execs to get to know the new execs. it’s meant to be a party, but we still had an agenda and basic housekeeping things to go through. we started off watching some playoff footage while eating. then the discussion took most of the night before the gaming and drinking began

day 1247 – robson square

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i can describe robson square outdoor ice rink as a massive crowd of people that falls into two categories: those who can’t skate or skates well but causes havoc. the ice condition was horrible by the time we arrived, good thing we brought our own skates because rentals would not be worth it. i wonder when the zamboni gets a chance to pave the ice. we had a short skate before heading out to check out the new sportchek across the street

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treated to a lunch by my student because she wanted to give me a christmas present but didn’t know what to buy. it was very sweet of her but i’m happy to take her out. i made her make sure there’s no onions and no green onions in my dish. it’s bizarre she’s so scared of me, yet she likes me and always wants to hang out with me. that logic is puzzling, but i must be doing something right

day 1246 – stormtrooper

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going up cypress mountain to do some night laps in the fog. it was snowing hard with lots of new powder but we were unable to escape the fog even at the top of the skychair. within the five hour window, we squeezed in twelve runs, rode four different lifts and skied all the green and blue runs. it was overcrowded by kids and beginners early on, but they dissipated as it got darker and colder. it was really fun despite doing many unintentional jumps because all the grooves, bumps, hills and moguls were not visible in the fog

30 share it [twenty eight]

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an afternoon at cypress bowl with a a highschool friend got us pretty neat stats that tracked some skiing numbers. we went progressively faster with each run and it helped when we chose blue runs to avoid the crowds. my favourite run of the day was the upper fork with midway being a close second; no unintentional black diamond runs for me this time around. i stopped having feeling in my foot at our third run, but at least i wore my balaclava this time and didn’t freeze my face

day 1245 – disc pistol

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i rolled my eyes when i was first introduced to pistols three years ago because i didn’t think i could. i was in for a big surprise today  when i found out i mastered the weighted disc pistol. i’m very happy this was unlocked at my morning appointment today. i have no idea how many times i watched and rewatched this clip. of course, this all happened prior to being treated by the physio when he forcefully adjusted my knees and rearranged my back and ribs that’s still preventing me from cleans