day 2117 – vacation swap

picking up my parents from the airport this afternoon while getting ready to pack and swap places with them. after dropping them off at home, i had to head out to another taekwondo blackbelt test. the only difference is this time i’ll also be taking my pretest. i never once thought i would be going for another degree. this was a very late decision that i was ambushed with cause i didn’t receive the study guide until friday night

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day 1993 – parents los cabos

i rushed from flipping to pick up my parents from the airport after their eight day travel to the sunny los cabos. it so happened to be my dad’s birthday, but they didn’t really feel like eating out when they returned, i guess there was too much of that in mexico. it sounded like they had a relaxing time escaping the cold weather of vancity. i’m glad they live life to its fullest and travel as often as they like. though i lose some freedom, i do restore the regular my eating routine

day 1727 – nash challenge 


picked up my gym goodie bag from winning the march nash challenge. it’s a big surprise because i never have the luck at any of these draws, contests or challenges. it’s a nice little gym bag with embroidered logo, perfect for one of the many sports i currently play. inside this gym bag were shaker bottle, a shirt, headphones, some protein bars, towel and coupons. i can definitely put them all to good use and keep going towards my fitness goals

day 1219 – gaming laptop

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picked up my new toy from msi and i’m bringing it home to my dad who’s my personal technician. i’m no gamer, but bought another gaming laptop because i need the graphic cards capabilities. i argue this is a necessity for what i do and what i study. i vouch to work extra hard at school and for work purpose to prove that i do indeed need a new laptop and it’s crazy rendering speeds

stay the course

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it’s been an atrocious week for me. ever since dodgeball playoffs ended last saturday, my world has turned upside down. a visit to emergency room on sunday morning didn’t give me the slightest idea of my finger injury status. i haven’t got a clue what was going on, what my path looks like, or what i should do. my biggest fear is the severity will keep me from training for what quite possibly is my one and only chance. i was really worried because i am already feeling pressed for time because there isn’t an abundant of time remaining and there’s a lot of training and learning needed to be done. this competition is one that i have been really looking forward to, so i would be more than disappointed if i cannot compete. but at the same time, knowing i will not risk entering the competition if i know i am not prepared to give myself the best chance possible. i was beyond stressed out because i couldn’t even tell my loved ones the truth of what happened and what was going on in my head. i was forced to really downplay the whole situation and acted like nothing is wrong when truth is everything was clearly not right. i spent the next four days really battling myself and everything else, and at some point it got so low i felt like i was a wreck. thankfully i am surrounded by people willing and ready to help. i knew i couldn’t continue to let everything get out of hand; i needed to pick myself off the ground and regroup because no matter what tomorrow holds, i needed to fix my finger. an acupuncture treatment was a good start to reduce the swelling and increase the mobility. a date to see my physio really put me at ease cause i trust him more than many, so when he says he’s almost certain there’s no fracture, i believe him. slowly but surely, it’s making progress and it’s looking a lot like my hopes for competition is still alive

day 751 – unknown order

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you know you have been doing too much online shopping and impulsive buys when you don’t recall what packages you are expecting. did i order something i didn’t know about or has it been so long i forgot about. i guess i shall find out once i pick up the package. good thing i haven’t placed an order recently, trying to hold off on the big spending for a while and work on saving

day 714 – automated locker

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going south of the border to pick up one of the many packages i ordered. one of the easiest border crossing i ever had, the officer let me by without really much question. what could a little asian girl do down in point roberts anyway?? it’s been a crazy stretch of online shopping and proved that spending online is way too easy. wonder why i am not able to save up at all lately, or ever