day 1200 – pirate night

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vdl goes pirate for this season’s pubnight. i’ve stayed away from spiked drinks for much of the year, but pubnight is usually the only time i allow myself to drink some. taking a few shots early on with the team and then marcom department. i was definitely feeling over the top for a while, but had to sober up quickly to continue some exec duties. i was skeptical about going before, but luckily didn’t miss this season’s main event. i thought i could brush it off the downer feeling, but once again, i’m reminded that priorities are not set equal

day 843 – formal outfit

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my outfit of the day going to the all important vdl 10 years celebration. this is a night i will remember because i am sober for the duration of the social. getting to see all the old faces who came before my time and helped guide this league into what it is ten years later. the growth of this league is amazing and it was only made possible because this committed group of people came together to build a community. i am truly happy to be a part of the building team because vdl has given me so much in return

day 794 – graffiti night

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flashback to two seasons ago with a night well spent at vdl pub night. scribbling all over people’s shirts and being scribbled on both shirt and even skin. it’s a living proof that a little liquor can really change the perspective, action and vision of someone and things can really unravel in a big way no matter how tamed you try to be. uncertain whether scheduling will allow me to attend this year’s, but i am sure it will be a great one like all the ones that preceded this

day 776 – branded

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all the excitement of getting my new obyf warm up shirt and gearing up for season 20 starts now. just in time as exhibition week commences this week and feeling good heading into the new season sporting our limited edition season 20 swag, as if obyf home and away jersey wasn’t enough. i am convinced the team will look great no matter which of the collection we choose to wear on any given night. if this doesn’t give us the excuse to walk around with a swagger i don’t know what does

day 605 – glow with it

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started the day with 8am taekwondo training and ended the day with 1:30am vdl pubnight. had a great time chatting it up, mingling with people, dancing to the beats and of course a little drinking. yelling over the loud music for several hours has taken its toll on my throat. crazy night it was at pubnight having shot after shot but had a blast partying it up. at the end of the night, i stumbled out feeling a bit smashed, i am sure photos will be my evidence of took place tonight

day 553 – throwback pandas

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first week of regular play for season 19 means exec duties even when i am sick as a dog. throwback to the hard throwing thunder panda days counting back seven seasons ago when we were fresh faces of the league. even though my panda team disbanded, it’s good to see that most of us are still involved on separate teams. to see how far i have come as a player and as an exec is quite a long trek not forgotten

day 501 – execs unite

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hungry executives celebrating the completion of season 18 at water kitchen in gastown. vdl’s human resources surprised us all with christmas presents, as each of us was rewarded with a pair of the newest vdl apparel personalized with our own initials. must admit i am relieved that we are at the season’s end because this season has been really stressful balancing out all my commitments and tasks, i really need the extra time just to get away from my neverending commitments