say 1615 – seymour snowday

off on the right foot on the first day of 2018 with the many firsts of the year. up the mountain for the first time to give snowshoeing a try. it’s been years of many years of tradition spending new years day on the slope. we rose above the fog and sought the picture perfect views down below. first day is really meant for firsts for everything including breaking my first rule of the year by going off route. like i had expected, this year i will be doing what i set out to do – to be me and devote more time doing what sets my heart on fire

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day 1235 – screen time

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killarney taekwondo term was over last weekend, meaning my first real weekend in far too long. spent the day reorganizing my workstation, discarding unwanted material and relocating things to other places so my work area is less cluttered. it also meant throwing out a lot of old junk and dusty paper weights. this is a good reset for a fresh start and be ready for the new challenges i decided to take on. hypothetically, the three monitors should make my productivity go up

day 884 – fresh start

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starting the new year skiing down the powders of cypress. we were one of those eager skiers who beat others up the mountain before the morning rush and out-ski the afternoon skiiers to avoid the evening traffic. i must have done minimum ten runs up and down the mountain before it was all said and done; not bad for my first skiing excursion of the season. my legs are certainly feeling tired after a full day of exertion. had some wipeouts when i unknowingly went on some black diamond runs. the weather was gorgeous, the snow conditions were great, couldn’t have asked for a better way to kickstart a 2016 full of promises

rebuild in motion

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i took a tumble recently, literally and figuratively, and really hit rock bottom but that doesn’t mean i am allowed to stay down forever. thought long and hard and now it’s time to take action and do it for myself. sometimes all we need is a fresh start to revive and the best way to restart is to begin with a blank piece of paper. i took it upon myself that i would wipe off all the unnecessary and negative influences and only focus on the positives that would get me to where i want to go. clear my mind of clutter, always remember to stay humble and accept criticism as more reason to work harder and find my strong.¬†as far as i am concerned, there only one thing¬†standing between me and my goal, and that’s will. willing myself to be accepting to change, to be confident, to be disciplined and to be happy with who i am. there’s no other time to start but now and i don’t want another opportunity to slip away, because it’s now or never. it’s time to train harder for the things i want to achieve, eat smarter to give myself a boost and make the right choices to live better and healthier for my mind and body. the key is to be disiciplined and stay that way, and only then will i feel proud to be who i am. expectations are meant to be met, not lowered. it’s never easy, but i am about to take my first step

day 181 – chinese new year

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annual celebration of chinese new year enjoying a fantastic home cooked meal with my family. so spoiled at the dinner table filled with endless supply of good food. here’s to another year filled with memories, milestones and goals. i feel so blessed to have my family and friends stick with me through all the ups and downs. hoping each and every year i will be able to enjoy this time of the year with my family just like all the previous years