day 2085 – quote board

i need to find some way to keep myself motivated at work. too many things are happening around the office, all that doesn’t make any sense from a business standpoint. i can’t wait for the long weekend so i don’t have to deal with the changes that just keeps getting worse one after another. on the bright side, i’m just two days away from the squirtle team getaway to vancouver island. we don’t have much planned, but whatever it is will be better than what it is now

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day 2076 – card building

all the girls team wanted to hangout and chill over some bubble tea, so we did a late night boba visit. this is so bad for my diet but i was determined to keep the damage to a minimal by only drink half my half sweet taro slush. first time in a while we sat down as a team and just chatted. we also played some big two and card building while some munched on sushi and bubble waffle. i’m going to pay for staying out so late tomorrow morning

day 2012 – flightclub anniversary

even though i couldn’t really do much having banged up both my left and right legs, i still attended the anniversary open gym. i wanted to at least chill with the rest of the flightclub family and be there for their important celebration. i like that this is a place where i’ve met some new friends and learned some new flips and tricks. hoping i’ll hit a few more tricks in their second year

day 1760 – jabba debut

saturday night hockey continues, but with the civil war gang. two hockey games that coincided and i had to give up the drop in. a short bench and high tiered opponents were the story of the night. they were skating circles around us so not giving them the shut out was already a win for us. i was pretty gased by the end, i figured i might as well chill at boston pizza with the rest of the gang

vdl baker retreatĀ 

rumour has it that the annual vdl baker retreat is described as one of a kind. rumour was bang on as the retreat didn’t disappoint and was nothing short of crazy. the three days spent with these lovely people certainly left many unforgettable memories. lots of stories took place over the weekend, but will be left untold because whatever happens at baker stays at baker. the kardashian cabin was cozy and only made cozier with twelve people in a cabin that regularly sleeps ten. i thought i’d rather go ski at mount baker because i didn’t want so much down time, but i’m glad i didnt. there’s several first moments, like sitting in the outdoor hot tub in the rain, drinking vodka via free pour, eating filipino spaghetti, seeing mountainous plates of bacon, kicking a six foot two guy in the face and walking into a green shop even knowing i’ll absolutely dislike it. i also learned more about myself and those around me. i would never survive in the wilderness because i am incapable of starting a fire, nor would i be able to go three straight days without being connected in some form. i found that some of the biggest hearts are found within the dodgeball exec body cause no matter the situation, we all care and look out for each other like family. i found out that the darker side of people’s past as i’m glad they felt at ease letting me into their inner self. after all, elected to devote my time for eight seasons to be one of these awesome people. to sum it up, it was a weekend of an unhealthy amount of booze and food everywhere, but it was one of the best weekends i’ve had in a long while. this was one of the rare times in the past year where i laughed genuinely; let’s keep the smiles up for the rest of the year

day 1613 – underconstruction traditionĀ 


the tradition of our annual secret santa exchange continues during one of our parties. the friendship we share is something special when we don’t need to see each other frequently, but still have the same affection for each other. after friendly hellos, shots start firing in all cylinders and the love hate relationship is revealed. when i’m with this crew, i’m as immature as i’ve always been like hamber days because some things just don’t change. we’re still missing chu in the picture but the plan is she’ll be physically in it next time

day 1306 – exec socialĀ 

a vdl event that gathers execs so those who don’t do league ops nor play every night gets a chance to hangout. i am usually unable to make it out to these events, but i had a gap before working at blackbelt test. taking over most of steamworks eating and socializing while getting good laughs playing board games. the company was good but the food was horrible; i ended up eating my first hotdog since korean festival two summers ago. a laid back afternoon that momentarily got my mind off taekwondo where i was low key stressing out for my competition