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Coming Back

I stepped back into the ring on the third Friday of September 2020, ending a 6 month hiatus from Muay Thai. During this time I had tried my best to stay fit in my own way, with a consistent home training regime. Not great but …

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Muay Thai in The Time of a Pandemic

While I may have lost count over how many days its been since I last stepped into a Muay Thai gym, what is irrefutable is that this is the longest I’ve gone without guided training since I began practicing in 2017. These periods of social …

2018 Encapsulate

This is the fifth annual highlights recap that I have published on this blog. Blogging has never been all that consistent for me, much to my own dismay and embarrassment. But the one post that I try to plan ahead and spend weeks thinking about …

Muay Thai 365

Happy one-year anniversary, Muay Thai. 2017 was not the year I travelled the most or dined most extravagantly but it certainly was the year I grew the most. And I have you to thank for carrying me through it all.  When I first started, I had no idea if I …

Facing Mortality and Finding a Family at FaMA

Mortality is not something you think about in your twenty somethings. Death and decay come for everyone, irrespective of age, but you believe in the invincibility that you’re afforded because of your youth. 2017 is likely the fittest I’ve been my whole life. It’s been a …

2017 the sound, the vibe

I’ve written a year in review on this blog every year for the last three years. I started this tradition in 2014 because I wanted to recap every bit of travel I did while on exchange in Stockholm. For 2015, I wanted to hold myself …

Today, Tomorrow in Hong Kong

Many people I know have a love-hate relationship with Hong Kong. They share a common dislike for its impatient disposition, for the way their bodies perspire uncontrollably in summer humidity and for the stereotypical Hong Kong local’s lack of candour. Yet these same people make …

How Muay Thai Saved My Life

What’s the worst thing that’s ever happened to you? Did you accidentally conjure up a mental image of it in the nanoseconds of time it took you to finish reading that sentence? Do you still dream about it and if so, are you just thankful …