day 1648 – equipment haul


just twelve hours later lugging my hockey bag out of killarney, i’m walking into the community centre again, this time with me a bunch of taekwondo equipment. getting back into the thick of teaching isn’t so bad if i didn’t have to deal with a crazy mother who doesn’t think like a regular human. like i’ve said a hundred times and will say again and again; if u’re in it for the belt, u’re in the wrong place cuz i don’t just sell them. it’d save both my time and her money if i just directed her to a martial art store

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day 1067 – hillcrest

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i haven’t taught at richmond for a long long time. got my full day of teaching in today starting at 9:30am and it wasn’t too bad at all. after a long shift, i revisited hillcrest to watch some drop in which reminded me of the hillcrest gym days i used to have. the area was busy with vancouver canadians playing as well. it was disappointing that even though the facility is newer and nicer, it wasn’t equipped with the heater like sunset rink

day 983 – spectating

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i have watched a whack load of hockey through the decade, but never co-ed style. watching amateur hockey is very fascinating. the pace of it is nothing like what i am used to seeing, but it was entertaining in so many ways for it’s not just any other hockey game. the pace drops significantly when there’s a shift change. i laugh at the noobs, but it also makes me appreciate hockey more knowing the actual game is harder than it looks. kind of makes me want to give it a shot at some point when my schedule frees up and i can afford to take some risks.

day 956 – skating

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my lifestyle is best suited for crazy packed days, that’s just the way i like it. a fun sunday afternoon skate between several hours of teaching and couple hours of poomsae training to make my day complete. no better way to spend my first day back after reactivating my leg, than to go out all with leg intensive activities. i can feel my legs have gotten weaker through the stretch of interrupted physical life. it doesn’t help being sluggish after a pubnight and losing an hour from daylight savings

day 701 – oh canada

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canada day was exactly opposite of how a statutory holiday should be like; not only am i at work but i even worked overtime. it was a long and exhausting day with no shortage of frustrations and surprises throughout. so much effort, time, preparation, sweat and anger has been put in order to make this inter school competition possible, not only on the front end but also on the back end behind the scenes. on the bright side, today i got to see all my students put forth their efforts , many of which made great improvements. but man, was i ever tired at the end of the day and not many ounces of energy left in me