day 1852 – chicks champs

both jabba and chicks had a good playoff run in their respective tiers, but it’s safe to say chicks one up’d jabba to take home tier champs. it’s too bad i couldn’t be a part of the playoff run and in the end it is probably best for my injury. i’m very happy for the group of guys and everyone’s contributions. even though i couldn’t be there for the celebration, i also received a hardware. i won’t be playing with this group for fall, but i’m expecting to return next spring season

day 1552 – going for spin


it’s funny the one was only one good hand gets asked to sit behind the wheel and act as the valet. going for spin in my coworkers new wheels during lunch break. good to see that the parts of my new desktop has arrived and i’m fully running on new hardware. it means it can handle 3ds renders and do cooler things. everyday at work is busy and it’s only going to get busier as i continue to try to grow into a bigger role. soon it won’t be just staying extra hours but also going in for overtime

day 1544 Рlord stanley 

i’ve seen lord stanley thousands of times being hoisted on television, but never thought i’d see it in person. it’s fulfilling after watching hockey for almost two decades, to finally touch and take a picture with the real stanley cup itself. standing beside it certainly makes me look quite small. i’d love to one day see the other trophies, my favourite being the hart trophy. i am sure my parents would have loved to come see for themselves if they were in town

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

day 1187 – mat privileges

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what i’ve been stressing out about has finally arrived. stepping on the mat for my first competition this season. after an offseason of training, i feel more conditioned physically and mentally to have a stronger competition season. i felt i had my top game today; fueled myself properly and zoned in the second my pre-game warm up began. i’m happy with my shipjin, the best it’s ever been and came out with a bronze. i had a lot of fun this portland trip but four days running around at the venue is exhausting. it’s time to go home and get a good night’s sleep

day 976 – big day

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time to take it out on the mats in oregon. competing in three events at this year’s us world open and no matter how many competition i have been to, i am still feeling the pre-competition jitters. it was a long and tiring day at the competition with a super early start. started off well for my pairs showing, followed by a disastrous effort for team, but capped it off nicely with a strong performance for individual. at the end of my third event, i can finally rest easy and chill a little with my mentee. i can only afford to relax knowing i gave it my everything and left everything on the mat. i dare say i am content with my performance and can head home feeling a little proud of myself as well

day 724 – hardware department

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shopping was made different today, in a completely different department than the usual. at rona looking for model making supplies because it’s model making time. rarely do i step foot in a home hardware store, but i tried to walk in there like i knew exactly what i needed but in reality i had no idea what i am looking for. maybe i was able to fool some people because i got no assistance