day 2421 – empty court

tennis is technically a self distancing sport so seemed like a low risk activity to do. the courts were empty on the normally popular van tech courts. it’s been so long since i last hit the courts so there was a lot of rust and not so much rally. my shins forgot how hard the pavement is and immediately felt the soreness hit. this is a sport i could play a lot more of even when all my leagues are down

day 1991 – killarney rings

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another term of killarney started today. like any start of a new term, the first day is always busy tending to new students and registrations. i sit in the empty dojo after everyone filed out and reflected on the day. i’m happy that the enrolment has grown this term; the number of registrants across saturday class is more than any previous terms since my instructor days began. i’m very happy that my taekwondo class has reached more people than ever before and looking to continue growing this sport and business as a whole

day 1386 – on strike

img_20200204_1533016726079542321668672.jpgtaking things a little personal and realizing i need to do something about it. it bothers me enough to tear up a little. it’s one of those things when i don’t feel deserving and i’m stubborn enough to do it. i prefer not eating and i will feel that way until i can hit the gym again. i’ll get hangry at times, but eating is secondary to being good enough in my own terms – not to mention it conserves time and money. it’s a little easier to get around it when parents are out of town

eating habit

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i don’t know what exactly is going on, i just know that something is not right. i packed and planned what to eat daily, but i somehow accidentally on purpose refuse to eat. after a day’s work, a workout and a night of dodgeball, i find myself sitting at eight hundred. the outrageously low intake is slightly worrisome especially on a day like this when i have so much exertion. because i stack my schedule with back to back to backs, i don’t put eating as a priority. i get home not sure if i should eat or just sleep. i know for a fact my stomach is empty, but i tell myself that as long as i can fall sleep, it will solve the problem

day 1208 – tilted

img_20200204_2141186424235527246298942.jpglong day on the mats that spanned ten hours with a break that wasn’t even a break. it wasn’t even necessary when i was already past my point of hunger. the promotion test went well, but the impromptu meeting the grandmaster called was rather disconcerting because he wanted and expected us to shoulder more than what we’re currently taking on. i know some of his disappointment was directed at me because i made the wrong call at portland to pass on that seminar. well after digesting that discussion is realizing i need to feed my empty stomach

day 1176 – sleeping condition

img_20200204_214009854669320166213684.jpgsleeping has been an issue the last couple days. falling asleep has become increasingly difficult; waking up feeling like i never slept last night. i lay in bed seeing the clock strike 2am, then 3am and realizing my alarm is set to ring in four hours. it’s never a good sign when i get agitated easily and don’t feel up to doing anything productive. these days when i am indifferent about everything gives me a terrible and empty feeling inside. could it be the stress and unease as the competition date gets closer??

day 946 – nothingness

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did absolutely nothing besides sleep, eat and more sleep. i don’t recall what i ate today but even if i did, it probably had no flavour to it. life is outright boring when i can’t be myself and function like always. time passes by a lot slower when i am not having any fun. i know it’s only been three days, but my body truly believes it’s been rotting for three weeks. i think i am going to try to hit the gym tomorrow regardless, unless i collapse before i make it there

day 862 – peanuts movie

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finally my turn to watch the charlie brown movie. i personally thought it was decently funny and entertaining even though it probably wasn’t a movie that required a cineplex showing but i just went for the heck of it. it felt weird being in such an empty theatre, i guess partially because it’s an older movie and also factor in not being cheap ticket tuesdays. enjoyed my thursday evening sitting back catching a movie and getting my flipping session in. i am pleased with the progress i made today and hope that it will be video worthy next time

day 575 – last one standing

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it was late at night and the gym was pretty empty but that’s my favourite time to be there. taking care of business being the last one on this side and having all the space i need is just the way i like it because i hate waiting for equipment. being at the gym during rush hour is the worst because i feel highly restricted and unproductive not being able to use the equipment immediately

day 242 – typhoon

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reported massive flooding everywhere in hong kong streets, malls and mtr stations, and that’s probably one of the rare times when you will find an unpopulated sector in hong kong. friend sent me this photo and i thought it was a waterfall at first glance, almost don’t remember how hong kong pouring is like but this gives me recollection. they are clearly not as prepared as we are for down pours