day 1255 – milder weather

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reminiscing the summer temperatures because vancity’s winter has been far from mild. i’ve had enough of this snow, extremely chilly days and even earthquakes today. i walk out in the morning to be met by negative eight degrees which is unheard of in vancouver. the icy roads have been terrible; i witnessed accidents and had a few incidents where my car was sliding helplessly. my shadow is just hibernating and waiting for the snow to disappear

day 1198 – japan travels

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memoir of my traveling days this spring, visiting family in hong kong and then japan. it was a very simple yet dangerous phenomenon that made me gain weight in the wrong way – basically eating out everyday and going temple hopping all day long. the nightlife, shopping, ramen, sushi and attractions were all great. the only thing i can’t get used to is the humidity and inaccessibility of fitness facilities. i enjoyed the exploration and look forward to my next travels wherever it may take me

day 830 – sentimental saturday

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teaching has become a staple over the years but suiting up today felt a little different. i go to main branch very often but it must have been at least six months since i last taught regular classes there. it almost feels weird, but suiting up felt strangely good and i don’t know why. sometimes i wonder if i miss teaching at this location instead of just the branch, or if i miss the students i used to teach. i didn’t mind teaching today, i had to be there for poomsae training regardless since it is about time to prepare students for upcoming provincials

day 789 – a little chatime

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stopping for some chatime after mid autumn demo just because we are thirsty. feeling a little reminiscent of the times back at toronto nationals 2013 when we discovered chatime for the first time. there’s no shortage of good bubble tea in vancouver, but chatime does stand out from the rest and the lineup backs it up. even though this really doesn’t fit in my macro nor does my cold-like symptom appreciate it, i did it for my cravings. happy mooncake day everyone

day 528 – thirst craving

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it’s bad when i am secretly craving milk tea, especially at midnight. this was milk tea i had during my visit to taiwan and it also tops all milk teas i ever tasted. too bad i shouldn’t have this cause there’s way too much sugar in these drinks for my own good, need to find a way to suppress these craving, but i find i always have trouble controlling myself. i think i just need to make myself go to bed and everything will be alright

day 526 – car show

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looking back to two summers ago when my family of four was in posession of five cars. had lots of fun doing a photo shoot under the train tracks. these photos make me think of the beloved acura that i grew up with. i love my beemer for many obvious reasons, all of which contributes to my quality of life. but sometimes, just sometimes, i can’t help missing my old car which served me so well and only hope the new owner treats it well

day 336 – post competition

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top pick for competition action picture is our team taebaek during the opening ceremony demo. pretty good and synchronized considering we winged it without much practice, that’s when you know we are a team. still ways to go to match my once best kick but pleased for someone who’s been struggling to walk in recent weeks and literally kicking for the first time in over a month. glad to know i still got it in me