30 June 2016

Doom, oly lifts, school talks and coffee

OK. Let me first make sure we're all on the same page.
I'm not a big coffee drinker. I don't crave coffee nor like to use it as a "booster" for my day when I'm tired.
But in the last 5 days, I've had 3 "coffee moments". Granted, they were all ice blended coffee drinks (because I'm still a kid when it comes to my beverages) but this is getting a bit much (says this while sipping his coffee waiting for the next meeting).

So my experience of using Doom and Quake 2 songs as my workout music has been kicking ass. The BFG Division song is still by far my favorite. Literally every work out starts with that.

It's also been perfect sound-track to my olympic lift practices (because they're all instrumentals it makes focusing easier). Speaking of olympic lifts, well good thing is I'm definitely stronger than before. Bad news is my should mobility/strength still seems lagging behind. Damnit.

It's summer now and that means 3 t-shirts per day, 4L of wate3r while the sun is out and a hell of a lot of sweating. Oh man. It also means schools are in summer mode and this year they're quite interested in having extra curricular activities like comedy workshops! The problem with that is I have to go to these schools to give an "introductory" session in their morning assemblies. For the last 3 days, I have been out and about at hours I can barely pronounce...things like "seven a-m"...ooohh it makes me cringe just saying it.

So yes, I can foresee quite a few coffees my way next week as I find myself burning my eyes out at the wee hours of the morning as I get ready in this summer heat. Either way, hopefully in the next 10 days I'll have somehow adjusted to these early morning schedules. I just hope I don't develop a coffee addiction. We'll see.


Anonymous Alistair said...

Olympic lifts? Are you going to Rio to represent Hong Kong?

04 July, 2016 03:27  
Blogger Vivek Mahbubani said...

Ahaha im no where near to representing HK yet....but hey, we all got to start somewhere :)

04 July, 2016 07:34  
Blogger Daniel K said...

Glad you didn't pick up the barista style coffee habit here while you were in Melbourne! Coffee culture in Australia is very big: we're coffee snobs (a reason why Starbucks failed drastically here), it's also when the office gossip and news is shared and shouting colleagues is a sign that you like them (or want to curry favour with them)... the list goes on.

05 July, 2016 05:55  
Blogger Vivek Mahbubani said...

ahahah yeah i know what you mean...from the amount of mom and pop coffee places, I could tell this was as essential as water in Melbourne. I can imagine all the juiciest gossip and best business deals are done over coffee there.

Anyway, nah, just can't see myself ever becoming one of those "I need a coffee to function" people...and if I do, I'd hate my new substance addiction :P

But coffee is tasty and I enjoy it, just don't want to depend on it for my life to go well ahahh...

05 July, 2016 11:58  
Blogger Daniel K said...

haha you've actually reminded me the topic of discussion at the drug and alcohol rehab clinic I work at: most of the clinicians use caffeine (possibly addicted?!) while the clients use the "good stuff" haha. At least caffeine is legit!

Not to mention we have a legit coffee morning for all the patients on a certain day of the week. hahahaha

05 July, 2016 19:36  
Blogger Vivek Mahbubani said...

Wahahaha yeah I've seen my share of legal addicts at different events... "Say no to drugs kids...*sips coffee to calm hand down*" ahahah.. ooh that inspired me for a new bit.

06 July, 2016 10:02  
Anonymous Alistair said...

Caffeine like nicotine is a stimulant.

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