day 1739 – family cake

four of four dinners and birthday cakes in my stomach. saved the best for the last –  a family singaporean dinner and tiramisu mousse cake. no matter how many years young, i’ll always be the little girl they brought up to be. i hope i can make them proud of who i am and who i’ll never stop working towards to become. i know whatever i choose to do, i’ll have their full support. i’m so grateful to have wonderful family, friends and teammates sharing this memorable milestone with me. simple kindness like such makes me happy and makes me smile. it’s been one heck of a week full of celebrations that shows who the real friends really are. i’ll give the eating a rest and get back on the health wagon

day 1738 – birthday game

squirtle squad planned a birthday celly at boston pizza after playing a game of hockey. its really funny the team went above and beyond and used their creativity to customize my squirtle ice cream cake. this is a supportive bunch that’s helped me in my game of hockey, only wanting to make me get better while having fun. this is my second full game playing at defense and i think i’m already getting more comfortable than the first. i’ll watch the game footage when it becomes available and try to pick up things i can do differently to improve my backend game. i think i made the cut for a spot on defense

day 1717 – jersey for humboldt 

got the free pass to wear hockey jersey to work to honour the victims of the humboldt bronco’s. to think of what these hockey families are going through, the loss of their children overnight. it hits a soft spot in me; playing hockey myself and knowing how much dedication is needed to be in a sport. of the many jerseys i have, my mom chose my canucks jersey so i opted to wear my fishsticks jersey to work

day 1566 – tech signage 

tech team signage is now up and hanging over my workstation. working on a statutory holiday for a swap day because there’s too much to do for the amount of time i’m have during regular hours. logging another eleven and a half hours to get my millennial drawings into the plant for production. it’s great to hear that manager likes expressing things to me; said i’m trustworthy person to vent to and probably valued my insight. as a result, i’ve also found it much easier to open up to him to mutually support each other

day 1547 – lorraine replicas 

i came out to complete team lorraine as part of the dress up halloween wednesday. all i had to do with show up and my teammates brought the props to me. i know that i’ll always have my obyf teammates cheering me on, even when i’m the one on the sideline. their support for me and the team spirit they bring has been a difference maker during my coping time. i can’t wait to be back on the court with these neon guys, but i fear my chances of returning before this season ends is slim

day 1350 – on my feet

just as i thought the days couldn’t get rougher, more misfortune hit me hard early this morning. i was depressed and ready to pack it in but he reminded me of the positives. at the end of the day, fortunate to know that he’ll take the time to make sure i get back up on my feet. the company i received while doing something i enjoyed helped destress and lifted my mood; realized there’s still a reason to smile. this might be the last time i wear these skates; next time i lace up, i’ll be starting off fresh

day 1339 – lift myself

this week has been real rough fighting so much distractions. made it to the end of the work week and lucky to be still in one piece. the take back for this week is how to be one of the pillar for my family when called upon. many things have been limited if not put on hold; i haven’t been to the gym as often as i usually do. many things have backtracked and dropped much strength but good to know i still can pick up myself, literally