Sunday, February 22, 2009

Just the ordinary

It's Sunday!!! I'm glad I was able to make a video this week instead of typing. It's actually easier for me to edit a video than it is to type a blog post!

So this video is just the ordinary... =)

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Limbs, arrows, and valentines ♡

The university is building a hospital very close to the dorms so today, they cut the electricity. Of all days... why must it be Sunday, the day I get a full 24 hours of rest?! baaahhh! Anyway, I spent all the battery on my laptop watching the Grammy's and so I couldn't make a video. I guess I'll have to save all my lovely charm for next week! *insert a 느끼한 wink right here*

Last week, I was worried about my back pains coming back since we were switching to much heavier limbs. Just in case you might not be familiar with archery equipment, here's a VERY BASIC diagram I just found on Google images:

On a recurve bow, you can use the same riser but switch your limbs so that the weight you're holding at full draw isn't too heavy or too light for you. Anyhooo... I was worried that my back pains would strike again and I am VERY pleased to say that I haven't had any signs of the evil thing returning. I've been shooting 400 to 600 arrows a day and I am just very pleased.

I also switched to X10 arrows and WOW they really do make a difference. Even my bow feels different! This week I'm going to be tuning and polishing short distances before I go to 70m next week.

In other news, it was Valentine's Day yesterday. I hope you got to spend it with people you appreciate. Here's a little something you may not know about Korea. Every day is Valentine's Day in Korea. You can't go shopping without seeing couple's keychains, couple's rings, couple's special on a dinner menu. It's not out of the ordinary to see a couple wearing matching clothes from head to toe (and probably underwear too). Anyway, it was the actual Valentine's Day in the land of lovers yesterday and I survived as a very single person! =D 성공! I actually went to watch the movie He's Just Not That Into You with some friends and it was just very refreshing to watch a movie in English.

On a more sensitive, and hopefully not-so-emotional note, I realized just HOW important my friends and family at home are to me. I spent a lot of time this week just thinking about you guys at home and it made me happy. Thanks for keeping in touch with me even though I'm standing upside-down half-way across this beautiful world. Oh yeah, just one question... will you be my valentine?

NOT! I already have a valentine. Her name is Ellie and she is my dog. I love her but she loves everyone BUT me. Anyway, love ain't easy, right?


Sunday, February 8, 2009

First week back!

So it was our first week back from our little holiday. Training got tougher and it was NOT an easy, breezy, beautiful week.

I think I'm gonna post every Sunday now. The interesting events are less frequent now and it won't be a few months until tournaments start.

Thanks to Yoona and Steph Ju for the snail mail!!! I absolutely loved receiving some mail! And it was nice being able to read something in English, other than my Exercise Physiology textbook or the broken English at the bottom of stationary.

Thank you to everyone who's been keeping me in their prayers. This week is going to be very difficult because I'm switching to heavier limbs and I'm slightly concerned that my back pains might come back. Soooo if you can, please keep me in the back of your mind. =)

Thanks for checking my blog!

p.s. If you wanna be pen pals, e-mail me and let's write each other!


Sunday, February 1, 2009

Three birds... one stone?!?!

I'm finally BACK from our holiday! I had a great time with family and friends but I'm just glad that training is starting again tomorrow.

I have three videos here..

p.s. don't forget to click the little HQ button on the bottom right corner after you click play!

Ski Trip (January 20th to 22nd)

Busan and Family! (January 24th to 28th)

Seoul and Friends! (January 28th to 31st)