day 1556 – out there

i did not sleep much last night, or maybe didn’t sleep at all. instead, i drove out around and around thinking of so many harmful things and thinking i want to be out of this misery. then it’s like i woke up from a dream and went on with my life like every saturday – more of work. this day it’s all me holding up the whole class alone got me quite drained. good thing i didn’t up having some fun at drop in hockey or else i would probably have crashed at some point 

day 1507 – canucks blowout 

too bad i had to teach and couldn’t go but i sent my parents to canucks inventory blowout sale weekend. my family is avid hockey fans so they came back with a few goods and accessories. lots of game worn equipment and apparel available; i would think about them but too bad their sizes are always too big. i’ve always wanted to try playing in goal but don’t have the right sized equipment to do so

day 1284 – fun classes

it’s time to go home after seeing over a hundred kids during my seven hours of teaching today. at the end of the day i can’t say i’m fresh but i also had enjoyment. i enjoyed teaching today and i’m sure the kids had fun too since it was less about promotion test syllabus. mixing it up and having inserting some teamwork drills so the students can have some bonding and fun

day 1277 – touched

this sport comes with a lot of challenges; at times i lose sight of why i’m in it, but i’m thankful to be involved in this sport. this role assumes many responsibilities and comes with overwhelming stress, but little do i realize how much passion i have for taekwondo and how much pride i take in teaching. i never expected to get anything in return, but i’m truly blown away by the sincerity and appreciation of my students. i smiled when i read the blurb – it’s a simple gesture but i am touched

day 1214 – wearables

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playing with my newest gadget and the newly setup charge 2. my mom benefits from my investment because she inherited my old charge hr. teaching was very tiring and a killer for my throat today because i had be extra stern and strict. i find a lot of the students are getting a little laxed when it comes to discipline and self practice so i had to send a message and reestablish my expectations; i had to take more control and not let them get too comfortable in that state. good thing i only had to teach sergeant-like for three classes or i wouldn’t be able to talk at playoffs tomorrow

day 1209 – consolation

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it was a good day up to and until that one split second that made it all wrong. from the second i was hit, i was in denial and it was just an illusion. a million thoughts went through my head, from what would happen to my hockey game, to next dodgeball game, to dodgeball playoffs, to working blackbelt test, to my next seasons to come. then this email came and made my night better, a saving grace knowing i’m doing something right. i do believe i’m fine, although i must admit my head does hurt. i’ll wake up tomorrow to a brand new day and i’ll continue to be in denial

day 1103 – know no japanese

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my headache has improved as the days pass by, but all those hours of teaching and coaching caused a lot of havoc for my throat. my mom gave me some medication she bought in japan, ones that only provided instructions in japanese. it doesn’t help that i am japanese illiterate. little did i know how to take them; i just assumed they were to be ingested in some form which is exactly what i did