day 1501 – bone buldge

the bruising on this left foot is looking worse than hours before. i couldn’t put on skates today but that wouldn’t have mattered anyway as i’m way too sore from too much activities yesterday. maximal soreness results in minimal movements; my back ached, my calves tight, my hip flexor restricting, my foot and shin bruised and my si joint problems still persist. the soreness isn’t a big issue, it’s the persisting joint pain and abnormal bruising that worries me

day 1123 – going natural

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second day of adventures at harrison was a laid back one. i don’t think my body understands the concept of sleeping in, i naturally woke up at 8am without the help of an alarm. we hit up the driving range and explored bridal falls before taking full advantage of the resort facilities two days in a row, dipping in the hot springs and doing some laps in the pool. been a relaxing trip so far, hopefully it’ll be what i need to recharge me when I return

solo series [day ten]

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since weather forecast said both osaka and kyoto are affected by rain, we decided it’s not worth the trip out to kyoto and will postpone it for next day. that was my que to sleep in and make up for the lack of sleep. we spent our morning in shinsaibashi, a 600 metre covered street mall, and shopped until lunch time. we were fortunate it didn’t start raining until 5pm and that’s when we made our way back to b&b

for the second straight day, i elected to not go out for dinner. this gives me some personal time and a chance to do a circuit. that’s no replacement for gym sessions, but i will have to make do with it until i get back. all that pigging out and no training is not boding well. i’m worried the time away from gym has set me back many steps

i clearly didn’t learn enough from watching anime. menus with only japanese characters are pretty meaningless to me which makes ordering impossible. the only way for me to remember the names is to translate them into chinese; they all sound so absurd i end up making fun of them

i have yet to have a video chat with mo while i am in japan; it’s very difficult based on time difference. we still exchange messages very frequently. i know that he’s taken this time to reconnect with his close friends

day 656 – parents update

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the long weekend continues and i get the privilege to sleep in without worrying about my alarm clock. woke up to see updates from my parents with photos of where they are at. the latest update has them in paris doing all typical tourist things, which makes me jealous and wish i could be traveling as well. what makes me most jealous is they will be watching french open live and witnessing federer play live is something i am longing to do

day 626 – low key

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basically treated today as rest day because i was instructed that i shouldn’t over exert myself the day before. i slept in and sat around doing nothing and did all things considered unimportant, which i normally wouldn’t get a chance to do. at least i got eight hours of sleep in and that felt like heaven. still had to teach this afternoon but kept my exertion to a minimal. staying low key and trying my best to stay out of trouble is a pretty tall task for me.

day 611 – day off

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first time since forever i have a day off which finally allowed me to sleep in for eight solid hours. getting in rest and having a party is a combo i never get enough of. nothing like having jenga and games competitions for drinks on a good friday. also first time i shotgunned cooking wine which was a unique experience but i would probably not do it again and i don’t recommend it to anyone. let’s get the party started and don’t let it stop until the night rolls by