day 2381 – glutinous rice balls

after teaching my usual taekwondo shift, i had a bunch of paperwork to take care of and didn’t want to go out. it was family time at home with glutinous rice balls for dessert – a ritual on the fifteenth day after chinese new year. it was so delicious i couldn’t help myself but have a second serving even knowing it’s not the healthiest thing. i hope i had enough expenditure today to balance out the calories

day 2376 – not deserving

i felt like crap after training because i simply couldn’t replicate and connect my cartwheel with anything going backwards. i wanted help but no chance because he’s too focused helping one person. left the gym disappointed beating myself up. i didn’t deserve to eat so i went straight home so i wouldn’t tear up in front of people. whenever i don’t do what i need to, i would punish myself with no food because eating needs to be earned

day 2353 – cactus dinner

my dad chose to have his early birthday dinner celebrated at cactus club at byrne road. i haven’t had white food for quite some time so i didn’t mind it. instead of each person ordering an individual dish, we shared because we wanted less quantity and more variety. we had a good mix of food that included chicken kale salad, yam fries, steak and frites, quesadilla, tuna poke bowl. dinners like these are important to us just to share quality family time when it matters most

say 2329 – potluck dish

my appetizer dish for the annual hospitality designs christmas potluck is smoked salmon on rice crackers. there’s a whole assortment of food including sushi, fried rice, noodles, fried chicken, samosas, pizza, salad, meatballs, chili and cakes to name a few. i tried to have a variety, but some things just weren’t for me. the food was okay, but the extended lunch break was good to calm down some of the work stress

day 2285 – hotpot season

mom wanted to do hotpot at home tonight since everyone was present for dinner. i think she was indirectly hinting that i’m rarely home and she’s not wrong. normally, i wouldn’t be home so early if it wasn’t for my failing foot that trapped me indoors. lots of food on the table with a full selection of veggies and some meat slices. there’s also no shortage of tofu because i need my daily dose

day 2275 – blackout matcha

can’t say i didn’t see the office power outage coming after having the many wind warnings. sure enough the power went out in the afternoon and the big boss sent everyone out early. since flightclub also experienced the blackout, i had a different kind of friday; i hungout at richmond centre, had matcha at tsujiri, hit up the gym for some spontaneous snatches and then went for a dumpling dinner. the long matcha craving was finally met

day 2248 – noodles night

after a long taekwondo teaching shift, went out to have noodles with parents. it’s been a real busy and stressful term, sometimes i think the grandmaster is testing me and not my students given the scenarios i’m put in. i struggle to have set teaching staff all term. some students were preparing for tomorrow’s promotion test and some are training for master cup. it’ll be longer shifts for the next couple weeks until competition day