day 849 – big decisions

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i think i made one of the biggest decision since my existence but i also think it’s a necessary one. i’ve been in limbo for quite some time but i kept quiet and tried to hide everything inside. today, i took a huge leap of faith and let go of something i really should have let go long ago, but was afraid to do so. i sat at starbucks to recollect myself because i wasn’t sure if i was aware what just happened. now it’s time to collect my thoughts and think about the steps i need to take moving forward. this was an all important decision and i believe it’s the right one because without it, i would continue to be a robot assuming my regular routine. this really forces me to focus on what i really needed to do – think about what’s best for me

snippets of summer

it’s past the mid way mark of september and the weather is looking a lot like autumn season. not everything has gone the way i had planned – in fact, many things have gone awry in the past few months but i can’t complain because all in all, summer of 2015 has treated me well. i spent a fortune to get myself yet another sony flagship phone, had my fair share of summer sweets and indulgence, and more doctor visits and scans were prescribed. there’s always a first for everything including: my first and second ever long hike, took a leap of faith with tumbling and flipping, ample time spent on the beach and in the water having the opportunity to try wakeboarding, wakesurfing and paddleboarding. staying in the game is always important for me as always, with another nationals complete, another walk with the dragon fulfilled, more tennis balls crushed, and of course never escape the physio and injuries aspect of life. my gym quests never stops even though much of the time i feel slowed progress, but slow progress is better than no progress. and even though the physio appointments and kinesiologist lectures never ellude me, there’s a lot of positive improvements in terms of occurences and length of rehab time required to get back into the game. although i did travel to montreal, it wasn’t solely for pleasure but more so for competition purposes. i do wish traveling does happen for me in the fall or winter season. here’s snippets of what went on this summer as proof it happened, that i took a few steps in crossing out some of the things on my bucket list

resolution series: [twelve] mindset

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there’s never one solution to a problem or one route to a destination. different people will have different takes on things and often try to influence you in many ways so to make you see things their way, do things their way. it’s good to keep your eyes and ears open, but sometimes you just have to take a stand for what you believe in and stick with what you think you want to achieve. disregard what the majority of population thinks, so what if the rest of the world sees things differently. i learn that through the years you have to take into consideration people’s advice based on their knowledge and past experience, but there comes a time when you have to make a judgement call as to what you think is right and how you want to deal with a situation. there’s no perfect way of doing one thing. know that it is okay to be different because that’s what makes each person unique. find my own perspective, don’t let others decide and speak for me because it is my life to live. in the end no matter if the outcome is good or bad, know that i will be able to accept the outcome. that is precisely how we grow as an individual

resolution series

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starting a new series called resolution series inspired by an article based on 30 new year resolutions people in their 20’s should make or consider making to develop and prepare for the road ahead. the second decade of our lives is when we discover the most about ourselves as a human being, and learn to pave the road for what is to come in the future. this is the perfect opportunity to explore, experiment and experience all our options in shaping ourselves and becoming the person we want to be. there will be difficult times when it seems like there is insurmountable obstacles and challenges that lie between the start to finish line, but just know that it will be worth it in the end. i live by, and am always reminded, that when there is no pain, there is no gain. i hate thinking of the regrets in the past so here i am trying to take my life by the horn and live life to its fullest without regrets. i cherish all those that have entered my life and made a positive impact in all ways possible and i hope i have impacted other’s lives likewise. without your support, patience and guidance through all the ups and downs, i would not have the strength and motivation to continually make improvements. you listened to me when i vented, you lifted me when i fell, you held me together when i cried and ultimately showed me the meaning to true love and friendship. i am grateful for who i have become but i am not satisfied with where i am at. it’s never too late to make resolutions and changes towards a better me

鄭俊弘 – 無名氏

here’s some hamber pride to finish off the night. he’s a hamber graduate doing well in hong kong, from a nobody to a somebody making it atop the popularity canto pop hit list. like his song title says, he’s an inspiration to prove that you can do whatever you want as long as you put your mind to it. the world is so big, don’t be a nobody

day 601 – something new

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trying something new because i felt like a challenge was in order. wouldn’t mind adding some new skills into my repertoire and seeing how far it takes me. i honestly believe i am capable of achieving the goal i set out to do so, all i need to do is go out and make it happen. the day i make new ground or fully achieve a skill is when i can feel proud of myself for having worked hard for it. i learn to never stay stagnant, never settle and always be hungry for more because there’s so much out there waiting for me to experience

day 590 – spin at river rock

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what would i do after friday night training on friday the 13th?? testing out my luck at the casino but it is heart stakingly painful to watch as my stack of chips depletes. i am holding onto my stack of chips and playing it carefully, thinking i make strategic wagers that will win everything back. i didn’t break even but at least i went in with a set amount that i would bet so i knowing i can walk out without breaking my bank

today’s struggles

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when times get rough and life gets tough, i try to remind myself that it’s only training me to be stronger for tomorrow. if the road to success was plain and simple, it would not be worth the sweat and hard work. understand that no matter what happens, there will be someone out there watching over you and ready to give you support when you most need it. and know that someone will be there to catch you when you fall, but ultimately its up to you yourself to stand back up and carry on. i know very well that if i stick with it and put in the effort, its just a matter of time before i get the results i want. it’s all about taking the necessary steps knowing everyday i will be stronger than the day before. because nothing beats being able to do something i couldn’t do yesterday and only i can change that

twenties series: [one] travel

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the world is very big with many fascinating places full of opportunities to explore and see the big picture so to speak. traveling will not only broaden our horizon but also increase our knowledge on what is out there beyond our naked eye. these adventures allow us to distant ourselves from our regular everyday life and infinite stress at hand. traveling also creates meaningful and lifelong memories that no one else can strip us of. the time away from all the norm is a test and a telling story of what you have taken granted for all along; afterall, there is no place like home. traveling is not by all means easy on the bank account as it is a big commitment that requires plenty of planning but there is no reward without hard work. i for one haven’t gotten the opportunity to make the most out of my travels. there’s a whole list of cities and places i would love to visit and i will be making a conscious effort to traveling to wherever my heart desires. regardless of small trips, big trips and road trips ranging from europe, asia or even a simple drive to seattle, its an investment i want to make. remember life stops at nothing so travel while you can, go out and see the world

twenties series

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premieres a brand new series called twenties series featuring 15 smart things everyone in 20’s should do and should start thinking about to get the most out of their life. it’s been said that twenties is prime time of everyone’s life span because it is the time when you make the most changes in life, for the better, for the worse. there will be many ups and downs, many chances for bumps and bruises, lots of failures and challenges, but what matters is we are willing to get up after every fall to make self improvements and better prepare ourselves for the future. i am a huge believer of what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger, i get that reminder staring back at me in the face everyday. i just want to take this moment to cherish all that i have so i can live life to its fullest without regrets. a big shout out to everyone who has been supporting me through thick and thin when you listened as i ranted during rough times and pushed me when i lacked motivation and half assed my way through. i specifically want to single out my parents who are the two most important people in my world, their unconditional love means the world to me

it may be apparent that i have a horribly busy schedule and always pressed for time, therefore it may not be pumped out daily, but i will try my best to keep up with it. stay tuned……