day 981 – news worthy

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it’s a pleasant surprise our results made it onto the local newspaper. so proud of my students and their achievements. this justifies that all the time i invested in them while trying to train myself simultaneously was worth the stress. they all practiced very hard for this event and i’ve watched each and every one of them improve before my eyes. it’s a great reminder for myself as to why i love coaching and why i am still involved in taekwondo. i hope they continue to work hard so i can eventually coach them to the national stage during my time

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2015 at a glance

pulled together snapshots of some of my favourite and not so favourite moments of 2015. through this unfiltered eye, it pieces together my year and the things that took place behind the lens. it was 365 days of ups and downs, but having survived it all made me realize and learn more about myself. i have grown on many levels, taken strides to step out of my comfort zone and in the end, all that made me a better and stronger person more readied to tackle greater challenges. i will take all the lessons learned and head into the new year with the mindset of continuous progress and self improvement. 2015 had it’s moments – building the foundation and laying out the backbone necessary for success. i have a good feeling 2016 will be a year of many breakthroughs and personal achievements

day 532 – birthday dad

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super big happy birthday shout out to my dad. a day of rejoice and celebration to the man who has done so much for me but never asked for anything in return. this special day belongs to you. wishing this year will garner some positive changes as well as bring us more joyous moments and crazy memories to carry forward. let it be known i cherish all the special moments and times we share, no matter what we do

day 274 – just me and you

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a nice surprise pre birthday celebration at stanley park beach where the sky was dark and the stars were shining. sitting in front of the water and soaking in the moment was so calm and peaceful. thanks for being so thoughtful in planning this surprise and so considerate of my tight schedule. i loved the sparklers and the mini cartoon cakes. you really made it a special one to remember

day 184 – happy chinese new year!!

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receiving red pocket is pretty standard. making phone calls back to hong kong and regurgitating dozens chinese proverbs is pretty standard. but it never gets old just seeing their faces or hearing their voices on chinese new year. chinese new year is not about receiving the money inside red pockets, it’s about cherishing each and every special moment spent with the ones you love and can’t live without. embracing the year of the horse, i look forward to everything you have in store for me

day 140 – christmas card

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spent the night hanging out with a close one who was ever so supportive and would never think twice about making time for me. received a christmas card from him enclosed with very meaningful message. truly cherish the time we spent together, the chances we took, the feelings and small talks we had and most importantly grateful for the memories we have created and shared. it’s been one hell of a ride i wouldn’t have it any other way

day 32 – captures of the moments

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a collection of shots capturing all the different moments, occasions and events of tkd in the past years. cheers to the instructors’ dedication in teaching and coaching me, time and efforts for continuously raising expectations and pushing me to my limit, providing criticism and keeping me going to develop my skillsets and maximizing my potential far beyond i ever imagined. i have come a long way since the beginning, but there’s a long road ahead and i will continue to train hard towards reaching a new level