day 2060 – floor tucks

i’m beyond stoked that i just landed my first ever back tuck on unsprung floor. with the successful reps i had this week, i was encouraged to try it on taekwondo mats. i stretched and warmed up on four separate occasions but stopped short and almost wanted to back out because i felt pressured when there were too many students and parents around. i waited until the last hour of teaching before i decided it’s now or never. i committed to the tuck with everything i got, and to my amazement, i landed on my feet. i did it a second time because i couldn’t believe it. every part of me was shaking well after, but all i felt was the craziness of succeeding on something i’ve been longing for

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day 1920 – back tuck

extremely pleased that i just accomplished what i came here for. i landed my first tuck on floor all by myself since five years ago. i had secretly set a goal for myself to do so before i take off for my vacation. as the classes went by, i was slowly pressing and concerned i would fail. i’m really, really thrilled to get my back tuck back, and it was a long but worthwhile journey. the one landed today wasn’t clean, but i’ll have many opportunities

day 1718 – stipulations 


after sitting down and punching the calculator for two hours, we finally settled the killarney payroll. the amount paid doesn’t justify the amount of time and effort i’ve put into crunching numbers. what a relief to finally reclaim our long lost paychecks from the last terms; i can finally say this isn’t volunteer work. friday the thirteenth isn’t so bad when it’s double pay day. also got to enjoy a good ramen lunch with some of my favourite coworkers 

day 937 – pistol unlocked

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quads were feeling so jelly i could’ve sworn i wouldn’t be able to do any physio exercises this morning. kin being his own self, urged me to get things done. he, who introduced pistols in my life, has been egging me on to get it down for the past year. my dominant side got it within the first month but severe imbalances made my weak side impossible. kin demanded it again today and i hastily tried, not expecting to come close just like my past nine hundred failed attempts. lo and behold, i went all the way down and all the way up and before i knew it, i had just completed my first ever pistol squat on what i call my broken left. this is a significant milestone because it’s something i’ve been working towards for so long. it’s truly a testament to prove that hardwork, belief and determination really does pay off. thank you for pushing me and never settling for less

day 335 – annual canada day special

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so much time of june has been put into preparing and coordinating for this taekwondo competition and annual awards on canada day. the long stressful days of rehab, practices, design work and meetings all contributed to my busy and sleep deprived schedule. after countless hours spent preparing the nitty gritty details, the big day has finally arrived. the venue is setup and ready to go as of last night, but not sure if my legs are. hopeful it will run smoothly with as little surprises as possible

day 284 – amazing or not

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finally watched amazing spiderman 1 today and ready to watch the amazing spiderman sequel when i get back to vancity. i am a spiderman fan and had much higher expectations for this but turns out iactually enjoyed the traditional one more. maybe this one is too modern and high tech, spoils the one i grew up with as a child. it was good but not amazing buy all means but hope the next one is

day 160 – guess what

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it’s arrived and finally unlocked!! the first gadget that i buy for myself in the new year is an expensive one indeed. it’s a dream come true, the purple exterior makes the model that much sleeker than black or any other colour. too scared to use it while still waiting upon the arrival of my phone case and screen protectors