day 2181 – pause squats

working those pause squats up to triples of 125 this week. pleasantly surprised myself, and my coach, that he suddenly decided to add a fourth set. the tech work and muscle snatches are really forcing me to get under quicker with my lock out and the pause at the bottom is helping me secure the catch better. i felt so strong and focused on all my lifts with no dropped snatches. the bonus is surpassing the pre-planned weight by a kilogram. i was so hyped after the session, i felt like i could continue to lift some more

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day 2094 – avengers end game

i’m super excited to be watching the avengers end game on opening weekend. up to when it’s my turn to watch, which is only two days in, i haven’t heard a single bad comment. it was suppose to be the movie of the century and it most definitely was. a three-hour movie is very long, but good thing the movie had a fair share of humor. i was so impressed everyone made an appearance including black panther, spiderman, doctor strange etc. with the large cast, my favourite character has been and is still captain america. the three hour movie did leave me with a very stiff back, neck, and butt

day 2070 – tsujiri extravaganza

i said i’d treat myself to tsujiri once i land my roundoff backtuck which i did. it’s finally my turn to try out the hyped tsujiri matcha dessert. the rumoured lineup is real and if you don’t go in the middle of the day for the opening rush, there’s no chance of getting their cakes. can’t believe there’s so much hype for this place even after a month of its grand opening. the foodies i went with got multiple cakes and drinks, but i settled with a double fromage matcha cake

day 2030 – coffee run

doing an afternoon zero waste starbucks coffee run with the girls. i need the caffeine to keep my awake, but it’s also making my headache worse. still went to flipping afterwards and both my kicks and flips were on point. another disappointment and another day missed on landing my roundoff back tuck. given that my roundoff was better than ever before, i thought i’d land it today and my coaches did too. the hopes of doing so slowly slipped way from me and i started to get discouraged. disappointed i came short again and will have to wait for next time

day 1995 – ten year challenge

i was browsing around in old photo albums to complete the ten year challenge. i certainly had a good laugh when i saw the things i did and what was considered ‘in’ at that time. it wasn’t easy finding pictures from ten years ago since digital photography wasn’t as developed then. not much has changed since, just lost my glasses and baby fat and gave up the bangs that took way too long to grow out. it was a hit in hong kong back then, but i don’t know if i’d ever want bangs again

day 1979 – casino countdown

i still have a hard time believing 2018 gas flown by so quickly. i didn’t get to countdown last year so making up for it this year at river rock. the whole casino was packed with people trying to get their last gambling in before the new year. the hype happened at the foyer where the dj blasted music and threw confetti while two performers were suspended from the ceiling. after the countdown, i also did some gambling at the craps tables before calling it a night while getting my last bubble tea in for the year

day 1974 – aquaman

watching movies in theatres nowadays is so pricey. i don’t catch many movies in theatre on their first week of showing, but aquaman was too good to pass up. i liked that the background story was well presented. i’d rank this one up there with the rest of the marvel movies. bumble bee, spiderman and grinch are next on my list to watch or stream. note to self that boxing day shopping isn’t only a morning, it’s a full day of craziness especially metrotown