day 1267 – site plan

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after the professor blew by his explanation of the assignment, i was still as confused as i was prior to explanation. good thing i wasn’t the only one because both my neighbours turned to me looking equally puzzled. together, we deciphered his chicken scratch and sketches. that’s not a bad way to meet two new people. there’s a lot to be done for next class, but at least i know what’s to be done

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day 1152 – paperwork

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so much papers handed in to me today and paperwork to be done for my killarney classes. i am not made for this tedious stuff and certainly under appreciated for the amount of time it takes to manage all these administrative tasks. it really bores me to look at this pile of paper but i chose to stay up late to deal with it because i just want to get it over with

day 662 – third dan status

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it was a uber long test, but i made it. from the moment the test began to the end of the test, i don’t believe i had a chance to sit down. i was up testing and doing my stuff from the very start while the grandmaster and many of the instructors and students watched. taking all components of the test in one go is a massive undertaking, but i knew that i wouldn’t have done it any other way. there were things that i should have and could have done better; but i can live my performance given the preparation time i had prior to this test and being fully exhausted with the amount of things i performed while having little rest throughout. i was beyond drained and overworked when the promotion test was all wrapped up. i am truly grateful to all those instructors who got me to where i am and made it all possible. could never have imagined how far i would go when i first started this journey. i am officially a third dan blackbelt!!

day 524 – portfolio deadlines

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it’s the final stretch of applications so really got to push through no matter how tired i am. a night of being productive in making more progress on portfolio and trying to contain my stress level and get everything seemingly under my control even when that’s impossible. just have to persuade myself exhaustion is only temporary and will get my much needed rest when it’s all over

day 523 – dslr

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my dslr camera from boxing day shopping came in a week ago, yet i have not had little time for myself let alone time to play around with my new toy and put it to good use. can’t wait until i can relax to have some leisure time and personal time to do the many other things that also lies within my interest. so much to do so little time, i worry with each ticking second

day 417 – full day’s worth

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occupied by a full day of taekwondo which started with an overloaded meeting and ended with another dinner. so many tasks at hand, so many news, so many changes, so many new ideas, so many things tasks left undone. there’s just too much thrown on my plate, i simply don’t have the time to fit all in my already crazy schedule nor the energy to carry the load. i wonder how long i will last before these tasks start spilling over my plate

day 415 – killarney inventory

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the start of a new killarney term means a bunch of new students needing new equipment. the fall term usually boosts the most new student enrolment and my trunk is living proof of that. my trunk was a disaster coming home from my taekwondo class and having picked up uniforms all the uniforms. the things i do behind the scenes and troubles i go through for my students are far more than what the general public witnesses