day 697 – montreal poutine

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and a poutine to wrap up my montreal nationals trip. i couldn’t leave montreal without having eaten their city’s most famous food – where the infamous smokery poutine originated. there’s a lot of guilt with every bite cause i have been eating too much and definitely too much filthy junk food all trip long. i definitely need a detox once i get back and everything should go back to normal with healthier foods

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day 696 – pre drinks

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with all the seriousness out of the way, it’s time to turn our attention to enjoy the other side of this travel. a tough day at competition is something hard to swallow but that can be eased with some fun on friday night. loaded up on pre drinks and played games before hitting the club in heart of downtown montreal where lots of shit went down. i dare not disclose what happened in and outside the club, but our night ended prematurely

day 695 – old quebec

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tough day of competition with some slippage and certainly disappointment. hit me harder than anyone can imagine but it’s a wake up call and learning experience. i have some thinking, regrouping and re-prioritizing to do when i get back, but i will come back strong. in the meantime, going into old quebec late at night with the purpose of sightseeing. the area is pretty neat with some resemblance of vancity gastown and yaletown. turns out we stopped by mcdonalds just to try the mclobster and some mcflurries. would be nice to come back during the day time if time permits

day 694 – asian invasion

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after taking care of the competition side of things with id pickup and weigh ins, the rest of the day was spent driving around town. montreal’s chinatown was very impressive, it was very clean with many eating options and street vendors that almost reminded me of china. we made our way to chinatown to satisfy our ramen and bubble tea craving. a red eye flight made me so tired, i was dozing off in the car starting mid day. calling it an early night cause it felt like i haven’t slept for two days

day 7 – hitting the hardcourt

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inspired by the ongoing rogers cup in montreal and enjoying fresh balls that feels heavier than usual. just means i have to take bigger cuts to go for more or means i can slowly trot to the ball without exerting myself. either way, any time spent on the hardcourt hitting balls is considered time well spent