day 2257 – monday off

compressed work week saving me by letting me sleep in like no other. also blessed to have the day off to take my mom out for birthday lunch. basically woke up at 11am, then met up with my parents near both their offices to enjoy some beef noodles. stopped by the gym to stretch, roll and use the sauna before heading out to flightclub. had a lot of fun after hours training, getting more back handspring reps in. hopefully all these reps will pay off sooner rather than later. i opted not to join the crew for dinner because i had some cake errands to run before the stores closed

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day 1739 – family cake

four of four dinners and birthday cakes in my stomach. saved the best for the last –  a family singaporean dinner and tiramisu mousse cake. no matter how many years young, i’ll always be the little girl they brought up to be. i hope i can make them proud of who i am and who i’ll never stop working towards to become. i know whatever i choose to do, i’ll have their full support. i’m so grateful to have wonderful family, friends and teammates sharing this memorable milestone with me. simple kindness like such makes me happy and makes me smile. it’s been one heck of a week full of celebrations that shows who the real friends really are. i’ll give the eating a rest and get back on the health wagon

day 1243 – family christmas

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it’s another christmas dinner, this time a party with my family. everyone chipped in with at least a dish; mom provided the turkey with stuffing just like every year. there was also papaya soup, baked sole, avocado salad, salmon pinwheels, and ice wine. i’m blessed to have shared the many laughs on this special day with my loved ones and hope that everyone else did as well. finished off a wonderful christmas day watching a tokyo drift with the company of mo. i couldn’t ask for a better way to spend the evening of christmas day

welcoming 2016

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2015 was a good year in the grand scheme of things. through the past year, i have learned a lot about myself and have a better grasp of what i want to attain and where i want to go. i realized my true ambitious self of not wanting to remain at the same level time after time, year after year. there was definitely not as much action as i would like in terms of taekwondo competitions, but sometimes fate and timing has a lot to do with it. continuing to be involved in the dodgeball community not only in vancouver, but expanded my team to richmond. there’s no surprise i remain injury-proned; but the frequency as well as the ability to heal myself has gotten progressively better. i cannot express how blessed i am to have met so many supportive people in my life that always lends a hand or provides motivational words so i can stay on track even when times get tough

here’s to welcoming 2016 with open arms with set goals and big ambitions to take everything to the next level. let’s write the next 365 days and make it a year to remember.

  • stay as injury-free as possible
  • eat clean, sleep earlier, train regularly
  • take on big challenges even if i am scared, that’s the only way to get to the next level
  • be more confident and less self-doubting
  • love myself, my family and my friends just the way we are
  • learn a new sport
  • pick up snowboarding
  • learn to code, write my website
  • complete obstacle courses
  • travel the world

i am ready to take on all these challenges. find my strong. it’s now or never

day 877 – christmas homecooking

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enjoying a homemade dinner feast on christmas day. the food on the table shows my family has some proven chefs, and that’s not me, cause all i did was toss the salad. festive seasons like this reminds me that i am truly blessed with the people i am surrounded by, for all these people listen and help me through my many troubles and insecurities. but none more so, than those that share the tong genes, for they work tirelessly to guide me through no matter the situation. my life wouldn’t be the same without any one of you out there and tis the season to reflect and be thankful for all that i have. let it be known that each and every one of you have a place in my heart

day 679 – fruit bowl

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the highlight of today is my morning’s snack featuring a nicely arranged fruit bowl for snack courtesy of mom. it’s without question living with parents is a luxury and i benefit from everything they do on a consistent basis. the little things that my mom does is truly a blessing and makes me feel like a princess. i want to stay a little girl cause i don’t think i am ready to move out anytime soon

day 642 – day of birth

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today the calendar says that i turn another year older, but i don’t feel much different and certainly don’t feel much wiser. celebrating my special day with the family, the people that will put up with me and will always be there for me no matter what happens. time sure flies by quicker as i get older, but i don’t want to grow up just yet because there’s too much waiting for me to explore. i am truly blessed to have every one of you supporters out there being patient with me and not giving up on me. i can only promise i will make my very best effort to work towards my goals to be a better me. it would have been a more enjoyable celebration if i wasn’t sick on the day of my birth