day 1830 – pairing up

changing up the advance class with less instruction and more freedom. the theme of this week’s class is creative poomsae. this is a chance to not only open their mind to creative poomsae, but also build on their friendship and camaraderie. some of it wasn’t glamorous, but they sure pulled out some wacky unheard of moves. based on what i saw today, no one is near ready to compete in creative poomsae, but at the end of the day we all had a good laugh watching each group perform

day 1660 – vday gift

sitting beside my monitor this morning is a valentines beanie from my big boss. turned around and saw two beanies sitting side by side with a cupcake. i’ve developed a good circle that taught me much about importance of self care. thus i’m continuing to keep up with my eating habits and my mindset open. many things working in my favour; though i’ve been really swamped, work has treated me pretty well lately. one thing that always lags behind is my ability to rest 

day 1269 – hank

henrik makes headlines as he makes canucks history recording his one thousandth point all in a canucks jersey. i am jealous that my brother got tickets to the game and witnessed it live. it’s great to see him finally getting recognition because he’s such a quiet captain; i’m waiting for the day daniel makes the same mark becauseĀ the sedin twins comes in pairs afterall

day 976 – big day

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time to take it out on the mats in oregon. competing in three events at this year’s us world open and no matter how many competition i have been to, i am still feeling the pre-competition jitters. it was a long and tiring day at the competition with a super early start. started off well for my pairs showing, followed by a disastrous effort for team, but capped it off nicely with a strong performance for individual. at the end of my third event, i can finally rest easy and chill a little with my mentee. i can only afford to relax knowing i gave it my everything and left everything on the mat. i dare say i am content with my performance and can head home feeling a little proud of myself as well

day 766 – international taekwondo day

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only learned it was international taekwondo day today, so started flipping through my album of old photos for something worth noting. this was a memorable competition at portland us world open; in this instance, doing taeguek 8 for pair poomsae and leaving with gold which is followed by a silver forĀ individual. looking back to the start of my taekwondo journey, never thought i would still be kicking right now and thankful that i still am. but looking forward to everywhere i will be kicking from here on. happy international taekwondo day to all those who cares