Wednesday, October 1, 2014

2014.10.01 Awake before 5 a.m.

Morning coffee: Starbucks Grande Bold


I woke up today at 4:15 a.m. by accident. I woke up with a sore throat, so instead of falling back asleep, I went to the kitchen and drank some water. Hey, why not boil some water and gargle some salt water? There was some congee sitting on the stove, so I was heating that up too. It wasn't even 5 a.m. yet!

At 5 a.m., I began my workout routine. Today is Foundation work (F7) from the gymnasticbodies program. I'm still on the first progressions, but almost done! I've been a bit slack on my handstand work due to a wrist injury, but I'm getting back into the swing of things. In fact, I was practicing some handstands the past couple days and my wrists were feeling better! Before you think handstands are a "cure-all", note that I gave it plenty of rest and had a few sessions of physio from my dad's magical hands.


Art of Manliness video, Take Pride in Your Pregame by Leveling Up Your Morning Routine


"Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth. For you have died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God." --Colossians 3:2-3

How to Find Strength in the Strength of God, by John Piper


Today is my first speech contest at Toastmasters. Nervous excited!


Date night on Main St Markham - Part 1 Johnny Bistro!

Seafood Platter Melody
Pan seared tiger shrimp, basil pesto marinated scallops, and marinated calamari over a filleted roasted red pepper drizzled with olive oil and spring mix.

Chicken Souvlaki Dinner
Herb and garlic marinated chicken, charcoal grilled. Served over rice, with roast potatoes, a side Greek salad, and Johnny's homemade tzatziki.

Chicken and the Goat
Tender grilled chicken breast topped with basil pesto and crumbled goat cheese. Served with rice (or roast potatoes) and a grilled vegetable kabob.

Princess Carmelina
Beautiful Mediterranean Babe, with a sunshine for a smile and dangerously cute. Smooth with words such as "your eyes are like almonds, your nose like a pylon..."

Lava Chocolate Cake
The dessert menu was brought on a platter. The cake tasted fresh and chocolaty. Everything about this cake was perfect!

Date night on Main St Markham - Part 1 Ci Gusta Markham

Tradition (both the Ci Gusta visit and the photo taking). Don't worry, she got a picture of me taking a photo too!