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Happy Olympic Day! I've been so fortunate to have the opportunity to play badminton competitively and realize the Olympic dream. There have been so many wonderful opportunities that came from sport and I have met some incredible people along the way. Here are just some of the amazing people I've had the chance to compete with, and as I competed in mixed doubles in London almost 10 years ago, I decided to give a shoutout to some of my many mixed partners along my journey: Grace Gao, Alex Bruce, Rachel Honderich, Jenna Wong, Josephine Wu, Michelle Li, Kylie Cheng, Jacqueline Cheung, Hannah Chen, and last but certainly not least, my wife, Carmen Fong! I could only include 10 photos (IG limit) but wishing everyone the best and I hope we can all continue to share the love of this wonderful sport with others. Thank you everyone and I'm truly grateful for being a part of the badminton community πŸ™πŸΌ #MoveForPeace #OlympicDay #badminton @badmintoncanada

Let's try this again... Hey Rock, Hope you're doing well. I've been going through a lot lately, but that's okay. Remembering the lessons you've taught me will keep me grounded, and doing the right thing is often hard because the outcome is out of my control. But, that's okay. We just have to persevere because that's what doing the right thing means. We're in this for the long run. We're in this together. We've now scattered your ashes and you've return to Nature. Let's make it a better place. Together.

Finally went to see the dentist after a long time and... it wasn't too bad? πŸ˜… After a deep cleaning today they found another cavity so I'll have to go back in July πŸ₯² BUT, at least they gave me a Starbucks gift card because they were late 😬 You win some... you lose... more. Wait a minute 😐

So proud of our athletes at the 2022 Midwest ORC this past weekend, hosted at Shannon Pohl Badminton Academy in Illinois. I was told this has been one of our best results, with 8 finals (4 gold) and numerous 3/4 and consolation finalists and winners. Congrats to all our athletes and I hope you can continue to do well as Junior Nationals is coming up at the end of June! Thanks to Coach Derrick and Coach May for organizing the trip and to all the parents who helped with driving the kids, picking up and ordering food, and all the little things in between πŸ™πŸΌ Here are just some candid shots behind the scenes of our team and be sure to see the video at the end for someone's Chicago deep dish pizza experience 😏 @bellevuebadminton

First time at Bellevue Downtown Park and at Monsoon Bellevue for some contemporary Vietnamese cuisine! Thank you @emmyluk for lunch and it was nice seeing you again! 😁

Thank you Sterling for capturing some moments in my doubles at the 2022 RIAAN NJ Open πŸ™πŸΌ It almost convinces me that I can still play a little bit here and there 😌 πŸ“·: @sterling.yun / @syunphoto #nomorehashtags

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Had a blast at the 2022 RIAAN New Jersey Open with good competition, good company, good food, and good times 😌 Thank you @njbadmintonclub for hosting and partnering me up with Coach Huan Gao. It was a great experience playing MD against high caliber opponents as well πŸ™πŸΌ Always a pleasure to compete with @hannah._.chen and thank you for the opportunity for me to play just a little bit longer. I've definitely missed competing and though it always feels like I'm on borrowed time, I appreciate the chance to play while I still can πŸ™πŸΌπŸ₯² #badminton #badmintonlife #athletelife #coachlife #coachNG #riaanopen #newjersey #foodlife #goodeats #goodpeople #goodcompany #goodtimes #borrowedtime #amorfati #mementomori #gratitude #grateful #thankyou

Rare occasion to have both cherry blossoms and sunlight right now, but still wearing all black because old habits die hard. I suppose I should be standing behind the cherry blossoms insteadπŸ€·πŸ»β€β™‚οΈ Sometimes it would be nice to just freeze a moment, but of course we would like to choose which moment to freeze. Wait, I guess that's why we have pictures πŸ€¦πŸ»β€β™‚οΈAnd life goes on... #cherryblossoms #spring #easter #pinkblack #blackpink #lifegoeson #amorfati #theobstacleistheway

Grateful to have my alumni story shared on the University of British Columbia's School of Kinesiology (@ubckin)! I was fortunate to do both my Bachelor's degree (Kinesiology) and Master's degree (High Performance Coaching & Technical Leadership) at UBC by learning from some amazing people! Thank you to those who helped guide me through the process and steered me onto the path of lifelong learning πŸ™πŸΌ Link to the article in my bio! πŸ“·: Chris Do πŸ™πŸΌπŸ™πŸΌ #coachlife #UBC #university #college #badminton #lifegoeson #thankyou

Because Instagram didn't post this photo for some reason in my previous post πŸ₯² and duplicated the sky instead πŸ€¦πŸ»β€β™‚οΈ

It was an eventful weekend at the ClearOne x UBC Badminton Club x Badmintology Waterfall tournament, with lots of badminton, food, and other things, but I'll always be grateful for the experience and the great company! 😁 Thank you to Mickey and Hannah for partnering up this weekend and I hope it wasn't too stressful playing with me (some things don't change πŸ˜…πŸ₯²). Thank you to the BBC players who came up to compete too. It was nice to have a team trip and although there are all things we can work on, I hope we all can improve and get better together πŸ’ͺ🏼 Special thanks to Carmen who came to support and watch me play. Not sure how much longer I can play at a decent level, but I guess I'll know when she stops watching me 🀣🀣🀣 Despite some hiccups here and there, I do hope everyone had a good trip and ate well. I guess it's back to the drawing board, but that's just part of the process. And the process is all we really have. But that's enough, isn't it? πŸ™ƒ πŸ“·: Thank you @rex_orth for the photos! #athletelife #coachlife #coaching #coachNG #clearone #ubcbadmintonclub #badmintology #thankyou #gratitude

Got a chance to compete at the 2022 Dave Freeman Open in San Diego last weekend with Bellevue Badminton Club and it has been an amazing experience. I'm glad to be part of such a wonderful team and I'll continue to do my best to help our athletes grow as they develop their badminton and other life skills πŸ’ͺ🏼 Special thanks to BBC staff, especially Coach May and Coach Derrick for organizing this incredible trip for the kids, and also to the parents who helped out along the way. Thank you for your assistance and it's greatly appreciated πŸ™πŸΌ Thanks again to Derrick and Hannah for partnering with me this weekend! I definitely need to train a bit more before the next one 😌 Congrats to all our athletes who medalled at the OLC! Keep up the great work! Special shoutout to Ethan Ao for a big birthday win in the boy's doubles! πŸŽ‰ It was definitely a trip to remember: - driving (and parking) a van for the first time - late night food search failure = McNuggets - 10K steps at UCSD - beach! - and more that I can't remember... πŸ₯²

Happy Valentine's Day! Got a card and squishmallow from @harrokittie to brighten my day! All I got her was a mood octopus πŸ˜… Edit: WAIT, I FORGOT I BOUGHT HER A NINTENDO SWITCH LAST WEEK πŸ€¦πŸ»β€β™‚οΈ I usually write more but I'm tired today and I have to eat dinner now. Sorry πŸ₯² #happyvday #valentines #squishmallows #frogger

It was fun to compete again at the 2022 Frisco Open and special thanks to my partners, Derrick and Hannah, for playing with me! πŸ™ There were many challenging opponents and close matches, and although we came out on top sometimes, the fun is really in battling to see who wins that next rally at critical points in the game. It was great to play with @derrickng21 again and I'm sure it made my mom happy to watch us play together πŸ˜‚ I think we did an excellent job overall given our lack of training and our increasing age, as I believe we are still sore from the tournament πŸ₯² It was also fun to play with @hannah._.chen as I'm still and always will be a mixed doubles player. We almost took it to a 3rd game if I didn't drive it out the back, so it's my fault πŸ˜… Even though you might not think so, you've improved a lot and I hope you had a good experience and continue improving your badminton πŸ’ͺ🏼 The results will come. Special thanks to the tournament organizers and my opponents for the great matches. Additionally, thank you to all my supporters and I do appreciate that you still wanna see this old man play πŸ™ˆ For now it's a slow recovery process, but until next time! Dave Freeman it is 😌 #athletelife #coachlife #stilldecent #kinda #badminton #badmintonlife #BellevueBadmintonClub #Yonex #2022FriscoOpen

"As such, I will aptly name this concept "Talk to the Hand". Remember, it's okay to talk to your hand. Just promise me that you'll seek professional help if your hand talks back to you (Parasyte!). There is one cue or habit associated with each finger. These have also been purposefully constructed to maximize retention. I've kept this to myself for a while, but I figured it's best to publish these kinds of things sooner than later..." Link in bio! https://towbsss.mli.st/p/talk-to-the-hand-G2vW31O #athletelife #coachlife #badmintonlife #badminton #coach #coaching #talktothehand #habits #fundamentals

Obligatory Xmas selfie. Merry Christmas everyone! I think it's the first day off from coaching for a long time cuz I usually coach everyday, but I'm probably gonna start planning for next year today πŸ€·πŸ»β€β™‚οΈ #workaholic #nodaysoff #grind #probablynotsmart #lifegoeson

It's official! Thank you GamePlan Canada and Smith School of Business (Queen's University) for making this happen! I never thought I would go in this direction, but this opportunity for Canadian athletes is truly a blessing. Thank you so much!! πŸ™πŸ™ And of course, thank you Badminton Canada. Being the National Sport Organization is often a thankless job, trying to manage the most of things with limited resources. It took a long time for me to understand that, but thank you, because without you, I wouldn't have had these opportunities πŸ™πŸ™ @gameplancanada @plandematchcanada @smithbusiness @badmintoncanada #gratitude #thankyou #business #commerce #school #college #postgrad #learning #neverends #imposter #syndrome #isreal