day 2517 – wasabi aioli poke

it hasn’t been warm all season. now that the weather is starting to get hotter, it calls for poke cravings to be satisfied. the combination of fresh ingredients mixed together with sashimi is a refreshing and healthy way to replenish after a workout. i miss buying ingredients and making my own poke at home. sometimes i forget how easy it is to put a poke bowl together

day 2485 – rogue sponsored

one of my quarantine project was to build a squat rack that stands out from the rest of the diy’s. though it’s only about ninety percent complete, i’m really happy with how it’s turning out. it looks sick and everything i had imagined in my head. the only downfall of the rack is certain parts of the wood can chip easily simply because it’s exposed to heavy contact. it’s been a fun experience full of learning, from design to modeling to woodworking to constructing to spray painting. along the topic of fitness, i made a decision to start my bubble tea ban today because i’m starting a sixty day cut. during this time i’ll eat clean and be disciplined with my intake

day 2476 – strawberry pearls

it’s not yet the end of the week, but gave in to gongcha all because i wanted to try their new strawberry pearls. their strawberry green milk tea was decent and i enjoyed the strawberry pearls which has a zing to it. had a decent workout at the garage fulfilling the four compounds lifts plus put some extra work into the diy project. having indulged in this means i must workout harder and grind harder for the rest of the week

day 2475 – sneak peak

quarantine really got me turning the different creativity juices to entertain myself in every way possible. a sneak peak at what’s to come for add ons. even though it doesn’t enhance the functionality nor the resell value of the piece, it would be so rad if it turns out the way i imagine it in my head. i hope i can continue to put this to good use even after the society returns to a new normal, and if not, it was still fun

day 2474 – diy squat rack

did the runs but skipped the lifting portion and made it a squat rack building day. the whole process was smooth sailing and we only had two minor hiccups. both sides of the vertical posts turned out perfectly leveled and almost identical so it should be very fun here on. the whole construction took less than two hours, but we stuck around to monitor the water level in the drying concrete

day 2469 – visualization

i wasted no time the moment training squad decided to build our own squat rack. i quickly whipped up a sketchup model of how our next diy project will look like and how much material we need to obtain. i take a lot of pride in being able to do mock ups and visualization. my passion for modelling seeps through; it shows the type of attachment i have for the skillset i’ve developed through my work

day 2444 – diy squat rack

staying off olympic lifting to give my shin and shoulders a break doesn’t mean i will stop completely. i had to think outside the box to create my own squat rack so i could back squat. kept the workout short and sweet and did a quick five by five squat session. i put on all the weights i borrowed; it wasn’t heavy, but it was a decent amount where i could get a workout out of it as part of some maintenance work. the recycle bin lid had a dent, but it’s worth it

day 2291 – poke time

spent the statutory holiday chilling at home watching netflix and dramas. not productive but relaxing day to say the least. evening rolled around and it was a very productive. bought ingredients home and did the full do-it-yourself poke bowl for dinner. the bowl was deliciously refreshing with my favourite salmon sashimi. i wouldn’t mind making it again sometime. i also did a bunch of meal prepping for the upcoming week

day 2055 – stackable boxes

finishing my stackable plyometric project on a sunny sunday afternoon. it’s great to have a dad that is capable of doing so much handyman work because he did most of the work while i just assisted in the ways that i can. now all that is left is to sand the edges and perhaps attach a thin taekwondo mat on the top to make it safer for shins. if i wanted to go one step further, i could also paint it

day 1455 Рwisking 

after doing plenty of research, i’m going through the do it myself route. handpicked a few recipes that contains ingredients i readily have in my kitchen. i keep putting off picking up protein bars, so might as well roll up my sleeves and wisk some myself. if this turns out well, i might actually have something to eat on friday. it was a pretty simple process, but the washing and cleaning time took as long as making the bars