day 2101 – celebrating my existence

the celebration of my birth with my family comes a day before because my parents are flying out for vacation. i couldn’t decide on a japanese restaurant, so settled with dai jung kum instead. we enjoyed a good dinner together completed with a combo with no shortage of food on the table – barbecue meat, seafood pancake, dumplings, soup and side dishes. i enjoyed the dinner very much, not because of the delicious food, but the opportunity to sit down and share it with my family. my birthday would never be complete unless i can spend some quality time with my loved ones that would never leave me behind

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day 1851 – itshoni

an afternoon of taekwondo as usually, followed by a dinner with parents; this time dinner is on me. i held back on the news about my remuneration until today simply because i wanted to save it until i had a chance to take them out. they were surprised and very stoked when i finally let the cat out of the bag. we went to a restaurant called sushi itstoni, but didn’t actually serve any sushi. the food we ordered were delicious, especially the beef ribs, bibimbap, and not to overlook the typical korean appetizers. we left the restaurant with our stomachs full, but more importantly, i knew they were proud of me. seeing their proud smiles is worth it even though they didn’t know how much grief i went through to get this deserving raise

day 1725 – korean family


miss having lunch as a foursome since we got separated into two buildings. lunch time meet up at daan for a small reunion with the korean family.  the two big brothers looking after two little sisters, chauffeuring us and taking care of our orders. this was a good little nook that opened less than a month ago. everything was tasty but koreans take their spicy to the next level; red sauces full of peppers even when mild

day 137 – awesome name

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one of those rare times i go to brentwood mall just killing some time. first time seeing this store at their food court and will definitely try their food out someday. you know you do too much taekwondo when poomsae is the only thing that comes to your mind that is associated with koryo. hands down my best and most favourite poomsae by far and gives me the most satisfaction performing this