day 2118 – more squats

part two of the kill her legs pre-vacation special workout consists of fifteen on the minute cleans and a hundred back squats. the cleans, in my opinion, were super rusty and i never felt like i got in the groove until the second last one. midway through the first set of squats, i thought there’s no way i could do all a hundred at ninety five and i was certain i needed to lower the weight if i wanted to finish. sure enough, i was damn proud of myself for having finished all with the set weight. i learned my lessons last time not to schedule any physical activities the day after. i most certainly earned my vacation through the past two workouts

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day 1075 – richmond night market

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hard earned time with mo after a long sunday full of taekwondo, with a workout sandwiched between teaching  and demo rehearsal. we enjoyed the last of our weekend at richmond night market and the company of each other. there was nothing worth buying, there rarely is at the night market, but it’s still fun strolling down the aisles. it was unexpectedly crowded; we decided to purchase the zoom pass to avoid the long lineup at the entrance

day 954 – gold card

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attained my gold card status way back, but finally received the card itself in snail mail. this wasn’t exactly what i have been waiting for in the mail, but i’ll gladly take it and make it official. if i’m not mistaken, i am already entitled to all the gold card perks when i use my mobile app, but it’s good to have this card on hand. not that i needed more reasons to get wired on caffeine

day 549 – improv show

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we made a spontaneous decision to attend the massacre tonight but it was a good hangout option that provided plenty of good laughs. sports theatre never fails to cheer me up even on the darkest days. a well deserving way to end a hardworked saturday and januaryas a whole. improv entertainment was the perfect choice because it didn’t involve drinking or eating out which is something i want to avoid for now

day 277 – vdl birthday present

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what a way to celebrate my birthday and cap off my birthday weekend being tier champs. it wasn’t just any other birthday like the past. they announce my special day during the announcements and i received hundreds of birthday wishes, never in my life have i felt so special. team and teamwork is the reason that brought us this championship. hoisting the hammer to pose for the team victory photo, it was a truly amazing feeling that also earned many bragging rights. props to all my teammates playing off each other and sticking to the game plan, couldn’t have done it without any one of you. first playoff tier champ win in my seasons of vdl, winning never felt any better. another year older, another year wiser, looking to make changes, improvements and just make more happen this coming year

day 67 – paycheck day

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beginning of the month usually means a lot of cash flow going in and out of my bank accounts. only problem is it’s usually more out than in. controlling my expenses and managing my credit card bills can be a huge hassle. nonetheless, the feeling of poor continues with or without paychecks