day 2219 – x-out breaking

with crunch time in mind, i had to work my way through some back tuck troubles before i can think of anything else. after getting the consistency down, x-outs were back in the discussion. had a few good attempts with foam targets and acetate sheets; thought that was good enough progress from training. i wasn’t thinking of going for boards today, but it only happened because of them giving me the extra push. honestly if i hadn’t progressed to to boards either today or tomorrow, i would definitely call off the x-out breaking option

day 2217 – nothing left

i’m feeling upset and beat because it’s crunch time and i can’t seem to land anything, not even my basic back tuck. the test is in a matter of days and my x-out feels like it’s fallen apart. it’s not a required board breaking, but i have been yearning to do this and if i was only going to take the fourth dan test once in my life, i better make it be something i’ll remember. i wanted to be proud of what i did and not just do the bare minimum. at this rate, i’m not sure if it’s going to happen

day 1370 – handling business

the scope of work i do is often done behind the scenes and not always seen, but i take pride in what i do and doing my job well. my manager shared something with me today that i never expected. apparently my coworkers have been impressed with the way i’ve handled myself and quietly gone about my business. it’s great to be singled out and appreciated for what i do. i think i’m holding myself fine and i’m more than happy to step it up when opportunity arises

day 1276 – lunar new year

my mom prepared way too much food for the lunar chinese new year hotpot. it was a good dinner to close off the year and i’m looking to continue my workaholic ways in the year of the rooster; this is the time work extra hard. i’m stuffed but we did not even clear half the amount of food on this table, so i expect to have another hotpot this weekend. i don’t like the feeling of feeling bad for having eaten

day 1252 – crunch time

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new mug for crunch time to start a highly anticipated year. it’s the time to get back with my plans and grind even harder than before. back to work and upping my game so i can work harder, train smarter, eat better, stay healthier and get adequate sleep. it was a rough night of sleep last night; it’ll take some time to adjust my body clock to 6am mornings again. the night was eased with a good dinner out for papa ng’s birthday dinner

day 962 – doubling up

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dual duty can be very exhausting and maddening when we’re trying to train but training students takes precedence. we need all the training time we can get from here on but we can only get ours in when all the students leave. here we are into our fourth hour of saturday night training. can’t blame us for┬átaking some breaks, taking awkward selfies and searching music on youtube. i’m still not feeling good about my own game and time is ticking away every waking second. expect more of these nights to come and panic attacks as it gets into crunch time

day 848 – that leg kick

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someone’s got evidence that i do indeed have a high leg kick follow through that’s victimized many of my teammates. i think it just comes naturally i don’t even notice it and the fact that i am nimble makes it scary as to how high it can get. this is the second last week of regular season play before we head into crunch time playoffs. i better get it together although i have made an abundance of catches lately which somewhat boosts my confidence by a smidgen. with all the seriousness gearing up for playoffs, it’s still important we still focus on having fun