day 970 – kukkiwon validated

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this is an expensive paper that is proof that kukkiwon has another holder of taekwondo third dan status. it’s definitely a distinction i can be proud of because it’s an achievement i can safely say i worked hard for. it certainly wasn’t an ambition i thought i would ever attain in my lifetime when i first began my taekwondo journey. and one that had ample of obstacles along the way, but found a way to knock them down one by one. i waited ever so patiently for this certificate and card to arrive, and it couldn’t have been anymore timely. i needed my kukkiwon card really badly otherwise going to this year’s nationals would be an issue

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sunrun: an episode of character building

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for the past four months, i have been avoiding and stressing out over the sun run because it feels like a neverending marathon to me. today, i can sit here confidently and say that it’s a mission of character building and realization, and it’s a mission accomplished. i went into the race not knowing what to expect but i knew i had something to prove to all those doubters out there. i think the reason my kinesiologist has been giving me such a hard time and always doubting me is so he could provoke that competitiveness out of me and prove him wrong. even though i made the time that people said i couldn’t, i can’t help but feel some disappointment of not making the time i was secretly aiming for. but when i have crossed the finish line at the end of the run, and i still feel amazing as if i just ran a 5km race, that’s when i know i really should have pushed myself harder and made a better time. all in all, it was a good run in the books and i got myself respectable result, much credit goes to my running partner for not giving up on me. but more importantly, through all this, it was an episode of realization about my character that only made me a better person. when i said i would do something and set a goal for myself, i have to keep at it and never quit until i see the finish line. i may have to take back my statement about running not being my thing, because i think i will continue to strive for better time next time, whenever it may be. this was all made possible because of all the doubters out there, my running partner and my kinesiologist who kept pushing me every step of the way and then keeping my body sane. my legs have never felt this good for the longest time and still feels good after the run, and that i am grateful for

twenties series: [fifteen] issues

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after living for twenty years, you ought to know that life is full of challenges similar to a game of baseball that will throw fast balls, knuckle balls and curve balls whenever you least expect it. learn that no matter how many times you fail and how hard you fall, you just have to get up off your butt and attempt again. i have learned that i am not flawless and there are many things that needs improvement, but i am willing to make the changes required to be the person i want to become. still working on getting rid of all negative vibe and set a good examples for the younger ones i take under my wings. in the end, my ultimate goal is to be a positive influence to the people around me and leave a lasting finger print on their lives in some form. i will set my mind on doing what i want to achieve and prove all those doubters who once said there are things i cannot do. remember to always keep your eye on the ball, your head in the games and everything else will take care of itself. no one is born perfect, no one will ever come close to being perfect but those who try to be who they are will be the happiest. in other words, just be who you are and everything else will take care of itself

 

…and that wraps up my twenties series. hope you enjoyed reading up on what my thoughts are as much as i enjoyed writing them. hope to do more series soon