This was one of the hardest endeavors I’ve embarked on… and the race didn’t even start! Surprisingly, after a year of preparation, I almost gave up on this dream of finishing the marathon. Due to a lower back injury from bboying, I was ready to give up on the 2019 marathon and set my sights […]

I just wanted to share a few little stories to show who Philomina Akana was to me Who here’s a morning person? I used to think I was a morning person, but my grandma would be up at 4:45am sharp everyday without the need for any alarm.  She’d immediately hit the ground running; preparing a […]

The duality between uncompromising excuses and unfiltered ambition When I found out that a Rom-Com was coming out on Netflix starring Ali Wong and Randall Park, I radiantly jumped out of bed to my alarm of Buddha sutras, excitedly woke up my family while singing the Fresh off the Boat song, and loudly knocked on […]

An insight into what is going on in my mind! 5 minutes: “This is going to be rough hour… but I’ve done this before! Stay PositiveAF!” 10 minutes: “Why did I tell Instagram that I was going to do an hour of stairs? Now I HAVE to do this!” 20 minutes: “This isn’t so bad! […]

It has been an exciting run (no pun intended). After committing myself to self-improvement over the entirety of the year, I have been thankful at the load of opportunities that have presented itself.  There have been various feats that have unexpectedly reared itself unto me, and I am proud of the minor accomplishments that arrive […]

It’s alright to be lost once in a while. Life inexplicably has ways of throwing curve balls and obstacles at inconvenient times. When things seem like they can’t get any worse, they do get worse, and our work to control the situation may seem uncomfortably futile in our times of desperation. Eventually, there is a […]

Happy New Year Everyone! Welcome to the start of this beautiful year.  I’m #positiveaf that it is going to be an amazing year filled with exceptional memories every single day.  Let’s not forget that this marks the beginning of another 365 days worth of opportunities given to us to become the best versions of ourselves! […]

Be indefatigable in achieving your goals! Going to Maui for the Leave it on the Floor bboy competition truly taught me the power of being unstoppable in your endeavors.  Due to my work schedule, I almost didn’t embark on this exciting adventure because I had to squeeze the flights on my working days.  This meant […]

Pull-ups + Dips = One Complex Exercise! Today marks the first day that I was able to complete a muscle-up (an exercise where you perform a high pull-up and proceed to push yourself even higher above the bar). After many attempts, I was finally able to perform a singular sloppy rendition of this exercise and […]