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 1587 – rehydrate 

forgot to drink water after all the shots taken, it doesn’t surprise me leg cramp ensued overnight and for the rest of the day. i’m consciously making up for it by chugging lots of water throughout the day to rehydrate. monday morning was slowed as a result of an eventful weekend; a good one that was long overdue. the holiday season of drinking as begun and kicked off with flurries of soju

day 1578 – wild wild west 

the atmosphere and theme at this pubnight was way better than last week’s. the food was at boston pizza was mediocre at most serving only pizza and fries, neither made me feel good after eating. the photobooth was a hit as it should be. although i was running around most of the night, i had a much better time running into and mingling with many. i got a chance to catch up with some old mates, talking and laughing at some of the old times. it’s great to see so many familiar faces at events like this

day 1557 – karaoke party

the start of saturday morning shifts has begun so i’ll be working nine straight hours on saturdays between two jobs. i wonder how long i will last with sixty four hour work weeks before i burn out. i was tired after the two shifts but doesn’t change my plans for an impromptu karaoke and board games night. i had a good night chilling with peeps. it was the fun i used to have; the good company kept from thinking why i’m still feeling solo all the time. it’s not a good feeling to always never have the support of the closest ones. i miss the times when i could be out way past midnight and actually have a night life

day 1445 – supreme skating

first runs on ice with my new supremes and they felt immensely better. hockey is much better when the skates don’t hurt me to the point where i can’t even lace them up and choose to resort to old skates. all signs points the right direction after having played two games,  but will evaluate after a few more. even with a chiro visit in the morning, that wrist is still seriously bothering me. taping it up gives it support and helps restrict movement, but without a wrist mobility, my pass and shot game is compromised

day 1388 – obyf social

another casual but always entertaining obyf end of season party. play as a team on the court, every one for themselves when playing exploding kittens. before we know it, the eight of us have been together for eight seasons going on nine. it’s amazing how obyf has developed into an iconic wednesday team. playing with this bunch has been so rewarding because we’ve never had a bad season no matter where the standings put us. we’ll be taking another run for another title

day 1326 – queen’s tournament 

kings and queens is by far the best tournament i’ve ever been to. the level of play was really high as all eight teams were stacked in both brackets. the atmosphere and competitive level was like tier 1 playoffs, only much more spirited. i had a blast playing at this tournament; i’m really proud of the team’s play. i’m just happy to be on the court even if it took layers of gauze and tape to cushion the underside. it didn’t feel great inside my shoe and the mobility was limited, but i played well while still being cautious