day 2542 – assistant upbringing

just finished week three of my second term. it’s been great bringing back an assistant instructor back into the mix. he’s still young and raw, but i’m hoping to train him up to be more independent so he can handle more on his own. time really flies and it’s time to get started on finalizing how august class schedule will be like. i have to think carefully how to deal with and deliver the information because it’s going to be a bit complicated with both the privates being in different places

day 2490 – task list

these tasks i’ve been procrastinating won’t do itself unless i get on it. i woke up and wrote myself a to do list just to measure my productivity. i set myself a couple hours as in the afternoon as my ‘work block’ to check off some of these. by the end of the work block, i completed eight of the twelve on the list. i guess doing eight is a good start compared to the zero i’ve done leading up to today. i really wish i could reduce the procrastination for things i find more difficult or tedious

day 2481 – garage view

starting the week off strong with a monday morning lift with two boys in the garage gym. today’s workout consisted of deadlifts, tempo squats, rows and delt raises. five by five deadlifts with one hundred and sixty five pounds is not too shabby. found myself being productive in the afternoon by doing some taekwondo planning, class scheduling and email drafting. all the private lessons are good to go and all required communications sent out. it’s probably a good thing i’m starting to do some work again

day 2211 – uc crew reunion

underconstruction crew reunion was long overdue. though i last visited hong kong in november and saw one, it’s not the same as having the complete four all together. the visiting uc craved tacos, so that’s where we took our dear friend. we met up at la taqueria for some happy hour nachos and tacos. it’s great to see these faces again and catch up with each other’s lives. not much has changed, but so much has changed. we’re already planning our next gathering and changing our upcoming secret santa rules

day 1956 – researches

instead of going out on saturday night like every other week, i stayed home and got a lot done this evening. i felt obligated to carry out the bulk of europe research. i had to look for train schedules, prices, attractions and browse for a airbnb that works for our travels. paris and london are extremely expensive europeans cities; i didn’t expect this trip to be cheap so i better be strategic with what we choose to do. i did manage to find some good places that weren’t going to break our banks

day 1952 – macarons

img_20200130_2043271637463108404059185.jpgas i’m researching for europe trip, i realize i’m going to a place where the best pastries and macarons exists. i’ve already got a full list of attractions to hit up. on top of the flight, there’s also lots of planning and coordination needed for trains, airbnb, food, and shopping amongst others. it’s not going to be a cheap trip for sure, but it’s something on my bucket list for a long, long time. i better start saving up for this big trip now

day 1714 – twinning prisoners

my eye bags are extra big on this monday morning after not having fallen asleep until 2am. because i wasn’t finished my planning, my brain was still wired with all sorts of numbers spinning around and around. dressed to twin with my fellow monkey prisoner trying to get through the afternoon without coffee. fortunately i didn’t have to tutor today so i went for a good lift after work; testing out a new regime way different than what i am used to and hoping it’s something i could adopt

day 1705 – coffee and work


the easter long weekend continues and it has really let me shift my gears a little. i must admit not going into work throughout the weekend is a big change. homeworking at a coffee shop because month end means lots of work piling on. it feels working full time is not suffice as there’s not enough time to get them done during work hours. stationed my work and laptop at prado sipping on my customized latte. had to wrap up march with a work session and get some planning done for the month of april. it’ll be an interesting month as there’s a lot in store for april

day 1699 – matchsticks 

img_20200130_2157192903269362552636604.jpga totally different kind of sunday where i didn’t wake up early and didn’t break a sweat. a change of setting and spending the better part of my afternoon sipping on cappuccino and working on my homework. yesterday was my hat trick day in sports, today is recovery day. many body parts ached and my legs didn’t want to move; it took a lot to get off my bed this morning. this day is a good opportunity to get some work done and keep moving along with things i ought to do for myself

day 1681 – smart measures 

img_20200130_2245387066162134431817214.jpgi’m the type who always has goals and ambitions, but require a clear picture with deliberate plan of attack of how i will achieve it. formally sitting down to reorganize and solidify that the direction i’m headed is indeed the direction i want to go. it’s vital to have well thought out smart goals; quantifiable and measurable results is what i’ve always known. at the end of the day, being able to check off something because i worked hard to attain it is irreplaceable