solo series [day one]

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i am excited to be heading home to hong kong to see my relatives and visiting japan for the first time. it’s a long overdue trip as it’s been three years since i last visited hong kong and my extended family. my parents decided to keep my appearance a top secret. i’m curious to see how my relatives react upon my arrival. now that nationals is over, i will definitely cut back on competition training and turn my attention to other trainings. but before i dive back into training, i need some time off because it’s been a while since i last had a real vacation. i’ll also take this opportunity to recuperate from the recent stresses of life. only then will i come back recharged and ready to make some tough decisions and big changes

for the next twelve days that mo and i will be apart on different continents, i will writing my “solo series” to keep everyone back home in the loop with what’s happening in and around my life. stay tuned and be ready for my journal of adventures

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day 966 – random sights

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a random sighting during my random adventures just because it was sunny out. nothing really special about this apple, but i just like the way it fans out. it fits well into its context and the environment it lives within. wandering around town without purpose or intention can sometimes lead to cool findings. i wouldn’t mind more excursions like this and only when i can afford to do that, would life be made simple and carefree

monday night is date night

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quality bonding time after being apart three years and only maintained through long distance messaging. fooling around at mcdonalds and our ability to be ourselves everywhere anywhere. time really does fly and before we know it, our friendship has been over a decade long and only continues to grow. you know our friendship is strong when our friendship remains so close even though we are separated by many seas and mountains. and no matter what situation arises, we will always know that the other will be right there when we need them most. looking to the day we can be reunited and not thirteen time zones apart

day 707 – spin to delta

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felt like taking a long drive out to the delta district tonight with one purpose in mind. i drive lots and i go all around the cities, but rarely do i get a chance to or have a reason to go so south past richmond. the atmosphere feels so different here where everything seems so sparse and mild. this is my new cool hangout place in delta, i guess there’s more reason to venture out here than before.

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

resolution series: [twentyseven] tour

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those of the previous generations often say travel when you are young because you have the freedom of time and the luxury of energy to do so. but incoveniently, it is also the time when you haven’t got your money issues all figured out so every penny counts. but once u get past the livelihood stage, it’s time to settle down and form a family. the increased responsibilities will in turn make you feel tied down, not to mention increased expenses of all your dependents. and then when you wait another two decades to establish yourself in the work force, you haven’t got the energy to do the traveling you have always imagined. my conclusion is there’s no best time to travel because there’s give and takes at every stage in life, all you can is follow your gut feeling and travel when your heart desires. can’t say i have been to many places, but can’t say that i haven’t been to many places either. i have definitely been well travelled within north america, but have not set foot in europe or south america. there is so many fascinating cities waiting for me, i have to go out there and see the world for myself. i could definitely use some time off now because i am currently physically, mentally and psychologically drained and stressed out in every dimension

embracing 2015

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2014 had a lot of ups and downs, crazy adventures and awesome experiences but all in all, its a mediocre year. a breakthrough year from dodgeball, not only became a league executive and marcom graphics designer, but also became a tier 3 champ, tier 6 champ and came ever so close to tier 2 champ. took a step further into taekwondo competition, traveling out of town for nationals and governor’s cup, putting our school on the american radar and even bringing home some hardware. traveling experiences brought the team together, giving us teambonding experiences and adventures. at times, i got a little carried away with drinking and partying but it was part of letting a little loose. fortunate to have the opportunity to get closer with some people in my life that’s given me a new perspective in life. the downfall came with the countless injuries i suffered with nonstop and uncontrollable knee dislodges, sport threatening knee injury, unstable hip alignment, ankle sprains, concussions, blackouts, undisclosed wrist injury soon to have a mri confirmation of severity

embracing 2015 with many ambitions, new goals,  and hoping to create a lot more amazing memories with the people in my life

  • stay healthy, refrain from injuries, train well and get stronger
  • eat better, work at my weaknesses and stick with the game plan
  • taekwondo competition trek
  • spend more quality time with family
  • be more open minded and step out of my comfort zone to try new things
  • meet more people and develop a well rounded network
  • reconnect with and make time for old friends that tends to be neglected
  • pick up photography
  • continue blogging and bettering my site
  • travel to explore the world
  • stop being a workaholic and appreciate the little things in life

ready to make this the best year yet!!