day 1849 – la foret

marcom meeting at la foret to plan out the upcoming dodgeball season. it’s good to get together once in a while to make sure everything is clear and understand what’s expected of each person. i’m not big on cakes and pastries most of the time but i took home a raspberry mousse cake because i’m under the impression that the cakes and pastries here are very well known. i shared the piece with my parents and they both loved it. i guess delicacy like this is okay once in a while

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day 1600 – vdl season ender 

bonding with the execs that i’ve been a part of for eight seasons and counting. it’s rare to have the full exec body together so there was a lot of mingling and eating involved. it takes a good crowd to run a dodgeball league with success. this year’s ender theme was christmasy but hardly did anyone muster anything. i for one have a very dark wardrobe so finding a pink and gray top was all i could mystery unless i go with another black dress. the menu was almost preset almost like a dineout, but i somehow had a menu of my own that was both lactose and onion-free

day 1046 – corporate of champions

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after a long and stressful day of taekwondo teaching and demo rehearsal, i immediately busted to richmond oval for the corporate of champions tournament. this weekend is lined up with a ton of dodgeball, both reffing and playing. reffing was a little wild as we were really short staffed on refs for the round robins. this is just a preview of what is to come tomorrow

 

day 843 – formal outfit

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my outfit of the day going to the all important vdl 10 years celebration. this is a night i will remember because i am sober for the duration of the social. getting to see all the old faces who came before my time and helped guide this league into what it is ten years later. the growth of this league is amazing and it was only made possible because this committed group of people came together to build a community. i am truly happy to be a part of the building team because vdl has given me so much in return

rdl pubnight: black and white party

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just an ordinary night with some ordinary people captured through a 35mm lens. fun times to be had over some food, beer and shots and definitely a night that i am thankful for. richmond dodgeball league has so many awesome people with great characters and personalities, sometimes it’s impossible to see that side during regular dodgeball nights. this is the perfect opportunity to mingle and socialize with those who i would be too shy to approach on a regular basis or those i had unintentionally neglected. a crazy night full of surprises and good laughs, even though i got home much later than originally intended because i was temporarily trapped in richmond to sober up. unfortunately or fortunately i missed out on late night snacking at no. 9, but rest assured i got home safe and sound

day 794 – graffiti night

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flashback to two seasons ago with a night well spent at vdl pub night. scribbling all over people’s shirts and being scribbled on both shirt and even skin. it’s a living proof that a little liquor can really change the perspective, action and vision of someone and things can really unravel in a big way no matter how tamed you try to be. uncertain whether scheduling will allow me to attend this year’s, but i am sure it will be a great one like all the ones that preceded this

day 785 – dodging difficulties

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note to self to never have my physio appointment scheduled the day before dodgeball nights. not only were my legs sore, my butt and core were also just as sore which took away all my dodging abilities. maybe too much compensating for my soreness led to pulling my back which nullified all the work done by physio yesterday and put me back at square one. despite all my body problems, i still had a great time seeing all the familiar faces again and meeting new ones of course. it definitely felt weird not being in league ops for the first time in seasons, i think i kind of miss it already