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Salmon on Saturday

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salmon don, sashimi, unagi

salmon don, sashimi, unagi

Zendai sushi @ The Walk Kaset Nawamin.


Written by Rop

November 24, 2015 at 10:45 am

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Zulu Glove lever belt

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A quick review on zulu glove detonator lever belt. Bought from almost a year ago at about 74 GBP shipped (UK).

This 10 mm thick belt is very sturdy. Lever is unique and very easy to use. Definitely helps my squat. It keeps my core tight as I brace my abs. For deadlift, it is less helpful for me personally.

It’s slightly more expensive than Inzer 10mm lever belt (90 USD). The company is in the UK. For someone in Europe, it’s a good choice I think. They keep coming out with new versions with new colors and designs, so go check them out.


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November 21, 2015 at 9:37 am

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Tennis and broken things

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Played tennis (backboard hitting) for the first time in years. Just for 20 min. I still suck but it was fun. Can’t remember last time I picked up the racket. I used to be very into tennis, buying rackets and shoes, and then reading reviews of rackets and shoes. Then I got into running, and also got pretty serious about it. Now I’m into lifting. I think I’m gonna stick with it for a long while.

I dropped an iPad yesterday and broke the screen. Months ago I dropped my phone and broke its screen. Years ago, I dropped a laptop and pretty much ruined it. In every case, the drop height wasn’t that great (less than 1 m) and the device was in some form of protection casing. Why are expensive gadgets made so flimsy? Anyhow, things break. That’s just nature. I didn’t really get upset about it. It just makes me less inclined to buy any new high-priced items. Just tired of things breaking down.

It’s Friday. Time to get strong, one rep at a time!

Written by Rop

November 6, 2015 at 4:11 pm

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