singapore 2018

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the seventeen-day hong kong and singapore trip was pretty good but also came with some hard realization. it was an eventful two and a half weeks full of relatives, eating, walking, relaxing, chilling and exercising. with my parents, we explored the many places of singapore with exceptional architecture and delicious foods. i thought i would gain a lot of weight being in asia with endless eating, but that was not the case since i kept my exercise level up. i met up with old friends who took me on a wild tour to see the ins and outs of what hong kong is about. the main purpose of this trip was to visit my two grandmas. they are getting up there in age and it’s important for me to see them as often as time permits. spending time with them during this trip made me learn the brutal reality of health and aging. both of them had their mobility restrictions. my heart felt sour knowing i can’t help them out of this brutality even with the vast amount of experience, knowledge and education. all i can do is be by their side and spend time with them. with that said, i could see my grandmas’ face glow when i take them out for lunch, or even simply pay them an afternoon visit. regardless of what was said, it was good to spend time traveling with my parents; i don’t get that much anymore. that’s a wrap for my 2018 asia trip. i’ll be back soon enough

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day 1567 – cashing it

it’s that time of the month when i have to do my finances and bookkeeping. counting money is included in my responsibility and it’s something i do often. holding onto a stack of bill like such is quite the feeling but like any banker, it’s only for feel. i’m all ready to be in the numbers game and learning about strategizing my funds and investments that will be the pivotal point

day 1528 – more student

more work coming my way, taking on another student. she approached me for help and i’m a willing helper, though the obstacle is also time availibility. i’ll have to figure out my already crammed schedule to see how i can accommodate the both of them; at least i know i’m wanted somewhere. somehow, somewhere i think i was born to teach something since i find teaching all the time

day 691 – training alone

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my alone time away from the distractions of everyone else. i like training alone cause that’s when i can usually get my best work done. but that’s also what gets me in trouble cause i always need someone to tell me not to slack off when i get distracted or watch over me to tell me what exactly is wrong and lacking. my knee is still so busted but seems like it will get little help until it is all said and done. competition day getting real close so i am feeling stressed out waiting for the poomsae draw to be posted

day 589 – burrard street

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looking skyward up towards the open sky and i can’t possibly miss the banners that hang on the lamp post. seeing that banner really hits me that there’s only a month remaining until the dreaded vancouver sun run. i can’t help but feel unprepared knowing there’s so much to do in so little time. must plug in those headphones, pick up the slack and run the hell out before it’s too late to feel guilty

day 568 – sheep year’s first

imageit’s a good start to my sheep year when i can go to the gym on the very first day. my poor legs and glutes are still sore but if i can walk, i make no exceptions. felt like today was an important one for me just to get myself going again and i do feel like i have turned the corner somewhat. i want to make sure i gear down and do it right because there’s really little time and little room for error. let’s make the year of the sheep a good one

day 544 – fighting self

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it’s one of those days where nothing happened but i just feel really hopeless and everything appears so grim. the feeling i get that i am fighting myself where it’s a no win situation no matter what perspective i look at it. knowing what i need to do but still can’t do it is the hardest thing i have to swallow. as hard as this process is, it’s something no one can help me with and i must do it for myself. i better work hard to figure it out because time isn’t stopping for me. this is time for a self reflection and a true test of how badly i want it