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Cold Half 2020 – pre-race

Cold Half 2020 – pre-race

It is only 4 days to my next race, Cold Half, which will be my 2nd marathon swimming race in my life. This has been my goal race from the very beginning when I started swimming seriously at the end of 2018. At that time I set up my goal to become a marathon swimmer by March 2020, which I planned to do this as my 1st race. However I did the Lake Geneva Classic in July 2019 which became…

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Year review of 2019 and goals of 2020

Year review of 2019 and goals of 2020

Today is the end of 2019 and my life has drastically changed in this year as I have become an endurance athlete when compared to previous years. It’s time to have a review what I have done this year, referencing what I have written last year to see if I have achieved them. In orienteering, Remain in the elite class in local sprint ranking in 2020 Become a Hong Kong team member for the 1st Asian Trail Orienteering Championships, and…

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ISF: from the beginning (2/2)

ISF: from the beginning (2/2)

We met for the O-camp at HKU. I was in blue group. After ice-breaking, we did an HKO (Hong Kong Orientation). There were many tasks, located in different areas over Hong Kong. The finish point, i.e. the camp site, was in Tai O. We first went through HKU, and headed for West Point for lunch. There were many arguments on the strategy during the game, the most significant one was about whether to catch a minibus at West Point, or…

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ISF: from the beginning (1/2)

ISF: from the beginning (1/2)

When I thought which programme I should study in university when I was in F.6, CUHK CS was at the first priority for a long time. My mind that I wanted to study computer was very clear in my head and I believed that my grades must enable me to get in CUHK CS. I even spent time on the college tours instead of academics on the open day of CUHK, clearly knowing that I wanted to get in. As…

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expedition terminated

expedition terminated

As I mentioned in the previous post, I was going expedition on 26–28 May 2012. We got ready this morning and started. At the beginning, everything was fine, but, at noon, when we went through the bike trail along the coast of Tai Lam Chung reservoir, a heavy rain suddenly came with a thunderstorm (we got the thunderstorm warning earlier, but at that time, the lightning striked the SE of Hong Kong so it didn’t matter) so we had to find…

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before the expedition

before the expedition

Three days later, I will go the VA 50K expedition. Everything has been finalised, we are now gathering all our stuffs and pack them. I finished my expedition course in Oct 2010 and originally planned to have the expedition in Apr 2011. However, a teammate injured in the expedition so we terminated. After the summer holiday, I wanted to find new ones for a new expedition before my public exam, however, only after Dec 2011 I got enough members to…

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some thoughts about scouting

some thoughts about scouting

The yearly exam has been finished yesterday. What can I do now? Maybe I should progress more in scouting. I have so many things planned for this year: first aid (finished) canoeing (elementary) (finished) coxswain mate badge sailing level 3 IOI (in July) (not related to scouting) 50 km expedition orange woggle I still have 3 years as a youth member. I hope I can get the VA and DA in the following years and become a leader. The venture…

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Hong Kong Scouts Centenary Jamboree

Hong Kong Scouts Centenary Jamboree

Today, I’ve just got home from the jamboree. This was a long and large jamboree of 5 nights and over 5000 campers, including local, mainland and overseas campers. This year, the jamboree was held near the Disneyland Resort and we can watch the firework displays from there. This year’s activities was not as good as the one in 2008, three years ago because the arrangements were not satisfactory. However, I made a lot of friends there.