day 571 – victimized

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i was the chosen one to partner with someone for their self defense portion of their first and second dan blackbelt test and it was no fun at all. at the end of the night, i have breakfallen, rolled and been thrown over forty times and even sidekicked in the chest. never before have i fallen that many times in a day, i feel like all my internal organs have been rearranged in every possible way. it was a long and tiring day, teaching by the morning and blackbelt test by night. it’s not whether my back and neck will be sore tomorrow, it’s how sore

day 151 – cypress open to close

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beauty overlooking cypress bowl from above in the night time. stayed up on the mountain from open to 7:30pm and skied on all the runs with a mixture of both beginners and super advanced totalling at least 25 runs. slope conditions were bad in morning but improved when it started snowing after noon. today must be a good day for skiing, bumped into so many different groups of people. wonder if i will still be able to move and do exercise tomorrow

day 150 – house party

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hosting annual christmas house party with the main focus on my mom’s top notch turkey stuffed with fried rice that never disappoints. this year we also prepared a lot of other delicious dishes most notably rosemary garlic steak, smoked salmon cream cheese bread, homemade mashed potatoes and cream of mushroom soup. spoiled with so much good food throughout the holiday season