Isolated Life Days 95-112: Team D FTW!

I need to speed-finish writing this post before Ben finishes writing the Team Challenge recap email so forgive me if it seems a bit rushed.

Note that Isolated Life Days 95-112 refer to the period of June 20th to July 7th, respectively.

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Isolated Life Days 31-75: Caring is Caring

Yeah, it’s been a while since I’ve posted.

…But at least I’m still posting.

That has to count for something, right?

Isolated Life Days 31-75 refer to the period of April 17th-May 31st, respectively.

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Isolated Life Days 19-30: Friends…or Enemies?

The days are all blending together. It’s hard to tell one from the next. Weekday, weekend, holiday, is there even any difference anymore?

Isolated Life Days 19-30 refer to the period of April 5th-April 16th.

WhatsApp Image 2020-04-16 at 11.36.56 PM

^PC: Sebby took a screenshot and posted it in our team WhatsApp group and this screenshot is the only picture I have of the game so I will use it.

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Isolated Life Days 14-18: How Are People Still So Busy?

Isolated Life Days 14-18 refer to March 31st-April 4th.

There has been very little to report.

Working from home is pretty much the same.

Team workouts are going well, though I’m hard put trying to be creative and find ideas to keep things interesting. I usually have a two-part workout, where the first part consists of a normal circuit and the second part is a bonus add-on where I try to think of different things to do. They are always surprises.

My team doesn’t like surprises.

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Isolated Life Days 8-10: Goodbye, Adrian

Hey now, I’m catching up with my posts! Sort of. I have not been this active in posting for years.

I’ve also started running out of titles for each of the days. Plus, in this case, one single event was significant enough to encapsulate multiple days. Note that Isolated Life Days 8-10 refer to March 25th, 26th, and 27, respectively.


^The above is a screenshot taken from an email written by Ben, but from all of us.

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Isolated Life Days 5-7: The Competition Starts Now, Preparing for the Worst, and Out of the Frying Pan and Into the Fire

The struggles of trying to keep a daily diary of Isolated Life while being a week behind. Trying to stay relevant with current events while also going back in time to report on what happened a few days ago. Is this what reality TV is like?

Note that Days 5-7 refer to March 22nd, March 23rd, and March 24th, respectively.

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Isolated Life Day 1: Wendi Learns to do a Pullup Properly

So I basically just gave up on all my past posts and posts-in-process, as I had lost motivation to write. But hey, now that we have all this extra free time since we are all supposed to stay at home all day and cancel all activities, maybe it’s a good time to start it up again. Apologies for all the Part X of Y past posts that I never continued and may  never finish.

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World Cup 2018 (Part 1/2)

Gordon inspired me to write this post.


Gordon, I’m sorry for the photo, but that’s what I picture when I think of you from this trip.

The 2018 IDBF World Cup was so fun! The 2016 World Cup was already super fun and this one was even better. It took place in Chongqing, which was already better than 2016’s Wujin, because it was in a legit city and not in a middle-of-nowhere city. To be very fair, it wasn’t in Chongqing proper, and in fact an hour away from the airport, but hey, good enough. There were shopping malls nearby, and so we were in civilization. It was also better than the five hour drive from the Shanghai airport that the Wujin location was.

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