Mile 21 was when I knew the real marathon would start for me. This is when my body started wanting to give up, ask for forgiveness, and want to walk, all while my mind wanted to keep pushing. It’s always an internal battle between the two of them, in which the mind mostly wins. I … Continue reading Paris marathon 2022 – race time! // part three
Paris marathon 2022 – race time! // part two
The course was mostly flat, with some downhills, some uphills, and some cobblestone streets. The most memorable uphill didn’t come until mile 20.5. What a killer. It was a long uphill, not very steep, but long enough to make you suffer and wonder if it would ever end. Luckily, it did after about two minutes. … Continue reading Paris marathon 2022 – race time! // part two
Paris marathon 2022 – race time! // part one
It was 9am and Dennis and I are racing after having waited for close to two hours in the cold morning of Paris. It was Dennis’ first full marathon so as soon as we started, I told Dennis, “do your own race, don’t run with me.” Since we were aiming for different times and would … Continue reading Paris marathon 2022 – race time! // part one
Paris marathon 2022 – sleeping, preparing, and waiting
I woke up around 6am, had water, and stretched first thing in the morning as I normally do – habits are an incredible way to achieve what you want. Right after this, Philipp and Dennis, my friends from studying abroad in Hong Kong, came over as they were also racing that day. Then we all … Continue reading Paris marathon 2022 – sleeping, preparing, and waiting
Paris marathon 2022 – the day before
It was Saturday and my body and mind were both excited and nervous. It’s a rare feeling. You’d think that I’m used to running marathons and would not be nervous at all, but it’s the complete opposite. I didn’t know how it would go. It’s been over two years since I both traveled internationally or … Continue reading Paris marathon 2022 – the day before
It feels weird. I used to give a hug, say bye, then leave. But now I think it’s a bit more challenging to do so – to say goodbyes. Is this even a thing? Does this happen as we grow older and realize how much more valuable time is? Especially time with parents, family, and … Continue reading Goodbyes
Hong Kong – Not The Same, Still Exciting
It's incredible how friends can make a place to be somewhere great and fun or not-so-good.
Seoul, South Korea. Day V*
It's been a long day walking and exploring places such as the YG Entertainment building, Seoul World Cup Stadium, Gyeongbok-gung Palace, Myeongdong, and Insadong. The YG Entertainment building is a special place where young potential talents in the artistic area are trained for years before their debut. Some Famous Korean stars that have trained in … Continue reading Seoul, South Korea. Day V*
Seoul, South Korea. Day III*
Waking up quite tired because you spent all day outside although you're supposed to relax while traveling. That's what happened during my third day in Seoul. But it was and is worth it. We met up with Rebecca and Chloe, some friends that we've met up while Nelson and I were living in New York … Continue reading Seoul, South Korea. Day III*
Hong Kong #7: Happy Valley. Macau Trip.
Ruins of St. Paul'sFirst of all, let me give a huge thanks to all of you that wished me a happy birthday last week and a bigger thanks to all of you who celebrated with me before, during, and after this especial day. It's been another incredible week in Hong Kong, in which I've enjoyed its … Continue reading Hong Kong #7: Happy Valley. Macau Trip.