day 2141 – we the north

being an avid basketball fan all these years, i’ve seen everything from the highlights to low-lights of nations basketball. none have been more fulfilling than watching the toronto raptors win the nba title. it’s an interesting feeling watching my two favourite teams going at it in the playoff finals. it was just amazing to watch the calibre of play. this season’s raptors left everything on the floor and found a way to take out the splash brother’s enroute to their well deserved championship

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day 1572 – promotion test

after calling out the test for one hundred and thirty students, i get some well deserved mat time. it was insane for me to lead every individual group from white to red belt, more talking than i would do in a whole week. it was more oa test for me than the students as fifties and sixties is the normal range. i don’t think i’ll survive another one of these tests alone so another instructor better step up soon. got home after some window shopping and a long promotion test in time to have my first meal of the day just shy of nine o’clock

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after the weekend, my work hour total would be over fifty five and my sleep total is halved that. finishing the work week with some well deserved coffee. i’m completely exhausted and taxed, but i’m going to keep grinding on the term project and final exam coming up next week. colleagues’ are friendly and work atmosphere is pleasant; i’m adapting quickly and learning lots on the go

day 607 – bedtime

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sleeping way earlier than my norm today and by that i mean three hours earlier than what i have been getting past two weeks. i guess my body finally decided to crash from over exhaustion and it can no longer take it anymore. poor body is so tight and sore in too many ways even my roller cannot help me. hope i get a well deserved and much needed restful night and able to resume grinding soon

day 277 – vdl birthday present

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what a way to celebrate my birthday and cap off my birthday weekend being tier champs. it wasn’t just any other birthday like the past. they announce my special day during the announcements and i received hundreds of birthday wishes, never in my life have i felt so special. team and teamwork is the reason that brought us this championship. hoisting the hammer to pose for the team victory photo, it was a truly amazing feeling that also earned many bragging rights. props to all my teammates playing off each other and sticking to the game plan, couldn’t have done it without any one of you. first playoff tier champ win in my seasons of vdl, winning never felt any better. another year older, another year wiser, looking to make changes, improvements and just make more happen this coming year

day 258 – trevor the president

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new president is the centre of all news and talk in vancouver these days. days after accepting the offer to be canucks new president, trevor is once again featured. best thing that happened this season that brings joy to my heart knowing this is exactly what the canucks needed and no doubt the place he belongs. what would i do to get a chance to personally meet trevor linden??

day 67 – paycheck day

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beginning of the month usually means a lot of cash flow going in and out of my bank accounts. only problem is it’s usually more out than in. controlling my expenses and managing my credit card bills can be a huge hassle. nonetheless, the feeling of poor continues with or without paychecks