day 1857 – glassware

drying out all my glassware at work before i take off for the long weekend. the number of glass containers and mason jars i own have tripled. this is all kind of influenced by one of my zero waste enthusiast friend. you can say this week has been slow, but at the same time fast. manager wasn’t in this week, but that means i have to make some decisions without the presence of him. gladly looking forward to a long weekend off to chill, rest, party and quite possibly drink a lot

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day 1856 – disassembled

pain is something i have a lot of experience of and much tolerance for. of the fifteen years i’ve been seeing my physio, i never felt so close to passing out from the pain inflicted. wanting to get me back into my sports and away from dysfunctional shoulder, he didn’t hold back and completely crushed me into bits. i laid on the massage table for an extra minute before i could regain my senses and pick myself off it and onto my feet. even at the end of the day, it hurt so much that my whole shoulder is numb and to the point it’s lost all its powers and ability to move. the analogy is a race car arriving at a pit stop to get ripped apart for repairs. felt a lot like physio tore me apart and reassembled my shoulder. this is the price i pay to fix my shoulder, but i’d rather pay for it to get me back in the game without restrictions

day 1855 – vignette

i don’t enjoy the dust-filled environment, but it’s kind of necessary with expanded responsibilities. increased plant visits as of late to check up on both tradeshow booth and vignette casegoods. i can’t allow for any mistakes because the deliverables and success of the tradeshows rests on me. every time i go into the shop, the plant guys give me strange looks. they’ll have to get used to the fact that a fresh faced girl is patrolling their territory

day 1854 – treadmill trek

walking through the woods and running through the city while watching federer play the game he knows best. a rare day in the gym without doing squats or any barbell related exercises. i don’t usually do cardio at the gym aside from warmup, but i had to try out their new treadmills with these cool features. i didn’t do any compound movements, but it was enough to know that my shoulder is still nowhere near normal functions. all i wanted to do was insert myself back into some activities

day 1853 – back to flight

trust me i was feeling butterflies even in my veins straggling into the gym not knowing how my body will handle all the movements i’m about to do. aside from a few pieces of new equipment, everything about the place remained the same. i didn’t accomplish a whole lot, but getting through the class was an accomplishment within itself. i felt pleased that i had the guts to go head over heels on my first day back. i’ll take what i’m given for as long as my body takes to settle in. didn’t want to push it too hard and just want to be back tricking and flipping. i know that everything will start to click with time and repetition, but in the mean time it’s just putting in the work. work hard for what i want, but stay patient enough for what i’ve always wanted

day 1852 – chicks champs

both jabba and chicks had a good playoff run in their respective tiers, but it’s safe to say chicks one up’d jabba to take home tier champs. it’s too bad i couldn’t be a part of the playoff run and in the end it is probably best for my injury. i’m very happy for the group of guys and everyone’s contributions. even though i couldn’t be there for the celebration, i also received a hardware. i won’t be playing with this group for fall, but i’m expecting to return next spring season

day 1851 – itshoni

an afternoon of taekwondo as usually, followed by a dinner with parents; this time dinner is on me. i held back on the news about my remuneration until today simply because i wanted to save it until i had a chance to take them out. they were surprised and very stoked when i finally let the cat out of the bag. we went to a restaurant called sushi itstoni, but didn’t actually serve any sushi. the food we ordered were delicious, especially the beef ribs, bibimbap, and not to overlook the typical korean appetizers. we left the restaurant with our stomachs full, but more importantly, i knew they were proud of me. seeing their proud smiles is worth it even though they didn’t know how much grief i went through to get this deserving raise