THE END [Jumping Rope Blogrimage: Day 30 of 30]

I set my rope on fire.

Commitment doesn't beckon my jumps tomorrow. My routine, interdependence and jumping friend is no longer a self inflicted obligation.

Sometimes when I'm about to finish a series or show, I prolong watching the last episode because I don't want it to end. I feel this way now.

Even though it's just been jumping rope, I have gone on great adventures doing so. I've seen progress in my body, skill and discipline. Also, people around me have taken up jumping as well.

My next post will be about my reflection and stats.

I'm thankful for all the people who have BLOGRIMAGED with me and the funny stories, life changes and entertainment.

There will be more, and I will update you all on my next post!

Setting my rope on fire represents the purging process of entering the new. Josh Bibeau also challenged me to do so, and now he has to do any challenge I dare him. Any ideas?

TO THE BLOGRIMAGE!

PROGRESS:

1. 2 Tripple Unders

2. 46 Double Unders in a row

3. 1400 jumps

4. One BLOGRIMAGE

Here's the latest pic of my body (I used special lighting).

END EVE [Jumping Rope Blogrimage: Day 29]

Where has this month gone? Is this truly the last day we can talk about what we will do tomorrow on this BLOGRIMAGE?

Crazy.

I have a task for tomorrow and this is why I bought a new jump rope. As a response to Josh Bibeau's challenge, I will jump over a flaming rope. Somehow I have to gain access to gas or excessive amount of hairspray to set my rope on fire. Then, I will jump into a new day--purged by the fires of jumping rope.

I'm stoked.

PROGRESS:

1. 1500 revolutions
2. New Jump Rope

NO BASEBALL GAME [Jumping Rope Blogrimage: Day 28]

Today I woke up for breakfast downtown, traveled there and back and chilled with Amreitha. We watched a sweet movie called CHOCOLATE by the same people who make my favorite fighting movies (Protector, Ong Bak).

This movie is about an autistic girl that turns out to be amazing at fight. I love this upcoming girl actor. They call her Tony Jaa's little sister. Tomorrow I think I might watch her movie called RAGING PHOENIX.

I jumped today and worked up a sweat. Honestly, I wish I had more time to jump. I will make some.

PROGRESS:

1. 1400 jumps
2. Watched a sweet movie called Chocolate

RISING ART COMMUNITY [Jumping Rope Blogrimage: Day 27]

What a great day!

Today I had a magazine photo shoot for an upcoming market in Korea. This market used to thrive back in the day, but now it's desolate with a few very old sellers and very old buyers. Because of its slow death, artists began buying all the inexpensive property. Musicians, painters, sculptors, photographers, craft makers formed a group together to revitalize this market. They got government grant money and the media involved to get this market up on its feet.

With the presence of the old sellers and the young artists, this community has a rare blend of the older and younger generations--with not a lot in between. I love it. I watched little kids learn metal working, painting and sculpting from grandmas and grandpas.

I made new friends and great art connections. On top of that, two painters painted me! It's awesome. You should go. It's called the Bangchon Market.

Oh, I jumped there two. Even got some claps.

PROGRESS:

1. 1200 jumps
2. New friends
3. Art community portraits

BASEBALL ROPE [Jumping Rope Blogrimage: Day 26]

This Friday night I lived out great fun. Fun in a Koren baseball game and fun in a Korean double date. Both first time experiences!

Korean baseball is packed with energy, cheers, cheerleaders, squid and potatoes. The game lasted 14 innings with the Samsung Lions taking the victory (from my city). Honestly, it was the most fun in a baseball game I've ever had (without playing). 

The finished game opened up to a new adventure: Korean double dating. Through this experience, I learned a lot about the dating culture, some sweet phrases and a new great place to eat. 

Then, I capped the night with jumping. Check out the vid.


PROGRESS:

1. 1000 revolutions
2. Jumped in front of a Korean Baseball game

STRONG LEGS [Jumping Rope Blogrimage: Day 25]

My legs feel strong today. All this jumping consistency made 1000 jumps feel like nothing at all. The whole cycle is completed in less than 10 minutes, while it used to take close to 40.

Today I filmed a cyber class and then worked on some photo and school projects. I edited some photos of bull fighting for a Korean Magazine. 

Filming for the cyber class felt enjoyable and gives me an excuse to act really corny and utilize ridiculous English phrases.

PROGRESS:

1. 1000 jumps

2. Strong legs

3. Tried using an extremely short speed rope (did not continue using it)