• Happy August – it’s gonna be a busy month for me. Also, the weather is getting cooler.

  • We have another extra long weekend and I’m extremely grateful for the extra time. I spent it doing more summery things in Toronto. I also went rock climbing with my high school friends and had lunch with some buddies from Ottawa.

  • I say this almost every week but I feel like my mental state is recovering from the lockdown. It helps that we can now hang out with friends and do stuff together.

  • My cousin is leaving Canada for good soon. I feel really upset that she’s leaving. It’s probably a good thing for her to go back to Malaysia for family and a new job… but still. I feel like I’m losing my best friend.

  • I had a 2-hour long meeting to chat about goals for the 2022 competition season with my new coach. It’s still a long way out, so I’m excited to build as much muscle as I can during the off-season. My coach suggested putting on some weight in order to bulk up. My body has been in a deficit for a long time, I haven’t really “bulked” in a while. In any case, I could tell he was a good coach not just from my own research, but also how he asked good questions. I’m looking forward to working with him some more.

  • I’m gonna have to buy more clothes in a larger size now (ugh).

  • I finished Horizon Zero Dawn. I just got into Frozen Wild (which is the DLC, I guess?) but I decided to start Spider-Man instead. HZD was really enjoyable, I can’t wait for Horizon Forbidden West! Sadly, it won’t be coming out this year.