day 2467 – aging well

i’ll be the first to admit i didn’t sleep well not knowing how this quarantine birthday would turn out. going into the day, i had no plans besides a home cooked dinner and cake with family. waking up, i thought i’d do a solo lift, have a couple of lonely hours waiting for dinner time to arrive. fortunately, it got better as the day unfolded and turned out to be quite eventful. i met up with some friends who got me onezo bubble tea, then had a hangout to take some shenanigan photos, and finished off with a zoom short party after a decadent dinner. i’ll be the honest i wasn’t looking forward to this because growing older is hard to accept, especially when i feel like i’ve underachieved all my life. i mulled about it for some time, but maturity came around and said that age is just a number; my heart and body still feels young

day 2193 – squirtle announcement

it wasn’t a well kept secret, but the formal announcement was made at the dundas team dinner. squirtle assistant captain is tying the knot next summer and the date is set. so happy for her and looking forward to the stag parties we will be having. we had a round of shots to celebrate and i only had an order of salad roll because i wanted to hit up open gym for some flips

day 2115 – housewarmers

a house warmer that started off normal with takeout chinese food for dinner, usual cup games, and board games; my team lost in flip cup but we were undefeated champs in beer pong. as everyone started getting tipsy, the party shifted to pullup challenges and arm wrestling matches. i’m surprised i faired well taking some by surprise and putting up a fight for ones i didn’t think i’d stand a chance. i can be confident in my right, but the same cannot be said for my left arm because of what my thumb had to go through

day 2053 – nerf shenanigans

the championship win was just an excuse to have a squirtle house party. it’s just another reason for the team to get together for a bonder. i skipped the dinner, but arrived just in time for the team shots. it was a fun night that had just about everything. we went from having nerf wars, to jamming with guitars, to playing story games, to some light sparring to some hockey goalie tutorials. the party went real late and i didn’t get home after past 4am. i haven’t had such a late night in a long time, but i’m glad i did

day 2048 – squirtle champs

huskies and squirtle go head to head again for the second time in three days. the grand final was neck and neck down to the wire until we sneaked out the win with an overtime goal. i played in the back end again and made some bold gambles which sacrifice my body with sprawling plays at the blue line and diving in the last minute of regulation. a few times i tried to jump into offense and even had a few shots on goal. i’m so happy to have been a part of the team building on the friendship. this season and our championship win was truly a team effort

day 1858 – wally gets married

partying it up at a special wedding with friends from both dodgeball family and softball family. it’s an occasion i would temporarily put my dietary needs on hold since one of my long time teammate, friend and brother is getting married. the dinner reception had wonderful speeches and capped off perfectly with gelato served. i have to rethink my eating tactic prior to consuming alcohol; what i had eaten tonight left my unprepared. i drank a few more than i intended to, but it i guess i should have expected it with an open bar.at least i drank responsibly since i was walking distance from home

day 1690 – squirtle bonder

bonder for squirtle squad at the fancy chop steakhouse. i went all out because i knew they were well known for steak and the prime rib i ordered was absolutely delicious. it’s one of the odd times i order medium rare and i actually get it done with a good amount of red in my meat. left with a pretty hefty bill but treating myself once in a while is not so bad. the squirtle jerseys are in and done; we’re ready for the spring season. it sounds like we have a good team and i’m really looking forward to it

day 1677 – jagrbombers


it’s time for the first round of round robin game of vachl playoffs. although it was an overtime loss, playing the jagrbombs is always something to look forward to. post game boston pizza was quite the cheat meal though the beauty of intermittent fasting is i can have them without too much guilt since i haven’t eaten anything all day aside from a banana. sharing an order of chicken salad balanced out the pizza i had. unfortunately couldn’t avoid the team shots of bazooka joe and jagrbomb, and the few other mysterious drinks i had after that. some shots are mandatory; i’ll just do a better job at avoiding them whenever possible

day 1641 – party cabin

after a pretty intense first night at the party cabin, the second day at baker was laid back one. woke up to have brunch, did grocery shopping, picked up parcels, sat in the hot tub and chilled around the cabin. the dinner of the century cook-off turned out with great success. the shot that we had while cooking hit me pretty hard since i hadn’t eaten since breakfast. my cabin baked salmon, stuffed mushrooms and mixed a fruit kale salad. my favourite by far was the salmon seaweed tartar with our baked salmon coming in second. it was only tame before the party started up again after dinner. i’m pooped and slightly buzzed after the party and couldn’t wait to pass out in my bunk while the drink fest started rounding up at 4am

day 1587 – rehydrate┬á

forgot to drink water after all the shots taken, it doesn’t surprise me leg cramp ensued overnight and for the rest of the day. i’m consciously making up for it by chugging lots of water throughout the day to rehydrate. monday morning was slowed as a result of an eventful weekend; a good one that was long overdue. the holiday season of drinking as begun and kicked off with flurries of soju