23 August 2016

Intergalactic, radioactive, radioactive, intergalactic.

Yep, so I'm listening to Beastie Boys' Intergalactic and man that song never gets old or tiring. I still remember hearing that song for the first time, I immediately took every dollar I had saved, counted them up and realized I didn't have enough money to buy the album. I then resorted to radio station phone-in games and eventualy won myself an EP or demo CD or something. Eventually after saving up even more, I got the full album and that, my friends, was my first taste of Beastie Boys and some hardcore DJ scratching work.

So helllo, how are things!? I'm currently in Hiroshima having managed to only squeeze in one Japanese meal (killer Japanese curry) before I board the cruise ship and float above the ocean for the next 4 days. Man, after taking a 26,000 yen taxi ride last time from the port to the hotel, I tried my best to figure out how to get to the port from the airport hotel Im at this time but noopppeeee, not only did the cruise decide to dock at another port, I just couldn't figure out how to get there and resorted to a taxi yet again.

So the last few days have been great, I got to experience and announce for IMPI World Series 4, my summer comedy workshop had it's big "end of class performance" which was killer! For these guys who've only been at it for 2 months and 2 open mics later, they did a fantastic job with 7 out of 9 getting an average of 3 - 4 laughs per minute! I was sooooo proud, like a proud parent ahahah...

And for those of you who are curious about my ring announcer side, you can check out a video of the last (And best) fight of the night: https://www.facebook.com/studioone.com.hk/videos/1753657424922558/

Please excuse my mad-man yelling and trust me, the audience was loud that night...you're only hearing the mix from my mic (and you can imagine how loud the audience was if you can hear some of it reach my mic!), but man it happens to me every time, after fight nights, I have a hard time winding down from the adrenaline and I slept at 4am...but the cool thing is it was super smooth.

And speaking of super smooth, I am having some of the smoothest weeks of my life, other than the usual "stresses", things have been going pretty well for me, to the point I'm getting suspicious with the "this is too good to be true" feeling....but oh well, maybe staring at the ocean for an hour will help.
Enjoy land for the next 10 days!

09 August 2016

Da wha in da where?

Oh man August, you are brutal. But I love it. Well, it finally happened, after 6 or 7 or 8 years of working in the summer heat. I have finally come of age where I can no longer tolerate it (or no longer find the reason to tolerate it) and have become one of the many earth-shattering people who live in an air conditioned room and work there. The good news is, no birds are killed since they're all long gone and the better news is, now that I'm working with this, I'm super duper focused. Also, spotify has decided to add a "Gaming" genre with game OST's which is awesome, I just wish they'd get the Quake and Doom sound tracks, that would make life easier (even though I have the audio files... )

So things have been crazy as usual but nowadays, I'm learning to appreciate things like allowing myself to enjoy for a change. I'm also learning to draw the line better in other word, realizing that sometimes even though I can, I shouldn't. Like, work never stops and sometimes you just have to realize that and do what you want instead. I know it's easier said than done (boy do I  know that) but hey, it's a start.

Oh I've also been working on my hand-stand and after 2 lessons, I get the concepts, very cool and I'm getting there. I still need the wall but after I realized that it's all about using your hands to control yourself while keeping the rest of your body stiff as a stick, it's just a matter of practicing all the time. The cool thing is now that I get it, it's way more fun and I understand the direction I have to head. 1 more class and I'm on my own with practice and hopefully by September I'll get back to my olympic lifting sessions. Been a while but I've been working hard on strengthening my shoulders, scapula and opening up my torso.

Speaking of opening up, I recently was invited to be a guest speaker at a teenage center and it was so much fun because I got to talk with younger people and hear about what they're thinking and the struggles they're facing, man I so remember when I was in their shoes. And it's good to be able to share with them what I've gone through and am still going through so they realize it's not a matter of "oh but he's different". The cool thing is I felt young, the bad thing is I felt old at the same time. While everyone was all Pokemon-Go this and that, I was like "man, it's hard to even keep up with facebook" ahahah... oh man, it's just a matter of time before I become the grumpy old man I feel I almost already am.

Anyway, here's to a fantastic next 10 days. The year is shaping up to be a kick ass year, so much has changed, so much has improved and I can only hope that so much more goodness happens.

OK I know, I know, think positive. Well right now, thanks to yesterday being leg day (and having a good workout), my legs are sore and I am totally dreading walking up the slope home. 1st world problems suck.