day 1635 – canucks ice


this is an extraordinary experience being able to skate on the sheet on ice that the canucks play on. third straight day lacing up my skates to skate on arguably the best surface in vancouver. i really can’t turn down any chance to attend canucks members exclusive events like such. i came for the skating experience, but i got more than that; the bench, the hall and locker room were all available for roaming. fin was also on hand so i got a chance to take a goofy photo. two straight sundays where i didn’t even bother setting an alarm because i definitely earned the sleep in

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day 1374 – flight home

flying out of the nevada desert and going back home where my good old bed awaits. i take with me a lot of valuable and imperative experience that was gained attending this tradeshow. not only did i learn about the industry, i also learned a lot about my coworkers, manager and even the big boss. it was a tiring trip being on my feet all day and all night. i’m ready to head back to vancity where i can chill with mo. i’m not homesick, but that’s enough flying for the month

day 1373 – sumptuous birthday


spending my birthday in vegas wasn’t my preference because everything i have and need is at home. although i’d rather be spending it in vancity, i can’t deny it was a good experience with scatters of good time. sitting next to my big boss for my birthday dinner is definitely a one of a kind experience. he had a lot of interesting insights and life advice after having a few drinks. time is flying by so quickly; celebrating getting another year older with sushi delicacy, drinks and a surprise dessert

day 1361 – flying home

saying goodbye to florida and the sunshine for now; i hope to be back soon. it was a memorable trip going away with mo and experiencing florida together. being ill on this trip for sure dampened my mood and made things difficult. it was a short and good one, but i’m glad we’re heading home to where it’s most comfortable and familiar. now it’s time to get back to our normal routine and¬†resume our grind

day 1312 Рteam competitors 

competition day in portland came really quickly. i had low expectations going in because of what happened recently and the luck of poomsae draw didn’t help either. practice was sparse cause of the lack of time and the timing of injuries. i admit at times i didn’t try to make time to practice and even wanted to withdraw so i won’t disappoint anyone. i pulled together a gutsy performance today and took a gold and a satisfying bronze. i’m glad i was there to prove myself

third anniversary special edition

over a thousand days later, tongtongvision has reached it’s third anniversary. what i started three years ago as a small undertaking has emerged into something very special; my life writes it, and it writes my life. dedicating this year’s special edition to showcase clips of my 2016 nationals in calgary. as always, a traveling experience and teambonding experience that had no shortage of fun and stressful times, but left me with some crazy memories. i take all the experiences learned and hope that it will come in handy one day. i am not sure how many more nationals i have in me, but i want each succeeding one to be better than the previous. life is about making progress, life is about never settling for less than what you believe in

 

day 1015 – calgary bound

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the day has come for us to fly out to calgary, but can’t leave without a swagger. repping team bc poomsae at nationals is always something special. i don’t know what to expect and there’s no shame to say there’s fear and uncertainties in my mind. i know i must go out to these competitions because each one is an opportunity to gain more experience and broaden my taekwondo circle. regardless of the results, let’s make it a fun and worthwhile trip