day 1858 – wally gets married

partying it up at a special wedding with friends from both dodgeball family and softball family. it’s an occasion i would temporarily put my dietary needs on hold since one of my long time teammate, friend and brother is getting married. the dinner reception had wonderful speeches and capped off perfectly with gelato served. i have to rethink my eating tactic prior to consuming alcohol; what i had eaten tonight left my unprepared. i drank a few more than i intended to, but it i guess i should have expected it with an open bar.at least i drank responsibly since i was walking distance from home

vdl baker retreat 

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 1641 – party cabin

after a pretty intense first night at the party cabin, the second day at baker was laid back one. woke up to have brunch, did grocery shopping, picked up parcels, sat in the hot tub and chilled around the cabin. the dinner of the century cook-off turned out with great success. the shot that we had while cooking hit me pretty hard since i hadn’t eaten since breakfast. my cabin baked salmon, stuffed mushrooms and mixed a fruit kale salad. my favourite by far was the salmon seaweed tartar with our baked salmon coming in second. it was only tame before the party started up again after dinner. i’m pooped and slightly buzzed after the party and couldn’t wait to pass out in my bunk while the drink fest started rounding up at 4am

day 838 – post drink fest

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the day after drinking so much is usually a painful one with all sorts of hangover syndrome. i expected nothing less this time around having down so much more than my intended limit, but i must say i feel like recovery is a lot better than rdl pubnight. it was a fully loaded day with taekwondo, teaching and dodgeball practice, but i was fully functional throughout. found some of the finest pictures posted from the drink fest, i now have a better glimpse of how the night went. the weekend full of actitivites is great but man, i’ve eaten pretty shitty and terribly wrong all weekend long

day 837 – over the top

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round two of pubnight was suppose to be a tamed one, but that never happened. had a tremendous night with little recollection of what happened. i do recall being at the photobooth and pouring beer up someone’s nose but anything beyond that was a little blurry. i was over the top so it wasn’t a night i could get home. crashed at a friend’s place for the night and had good company in a friend’s living room. it’s going to be interesting to see how functional i will be next day, keeping in mind i have a full lineup ahead of me