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— F. Scott Fitzgerald


CSIA level 2 ski instructor

29th Mar 2010 - 12:14am Daily Scribble
I just passed my CSIA level 2 ski instructor training, which means I no longer limited to teach bunny hills, I can now teach on blue runs. I have my level 1 certification for 4 years but never teach any lessons. This year I decided to give level 2 a…

Beginning of the ski season

3rd Jan 2010 - 02:11am Daily Scribble
The skiing season is pretty short this year due to the Olympic. The Sea to Sky Highway is closed during the games for normal traffic and hotels in Whistler will be ridiculously expensive. That means I have to use up most of all my ski passes before…

Whistler in trouble

28th Feb 2009 - 06:54pm Daily Scribble
This year, February is very warm and dry. Whistler is missing at least 1 meter of snow fall compare to February of last year. The snow condition of last few weeks is so bad that even a hardcore skier like me don’t want to go skiing. Finally,…

First ski of the season

4th Jan 2009 - 08:23pm Daily Scribble
I had my first ski of the season today. I have been itching to go skiing in the Christmas holidays, but the weather condition is pretty bad for the past two weeks. The weather forecast for this weekend looked good, it said it would be +5 degree rain.…

Mogul skiing

9th Feb 2008 - 09:14pm Daily Scribble
Today I am trying to learn a new way of skiing mogul.  Long time ago, my ski instructor told me that are two ways skiing the mogul runs.   The first skill is easier, you go on top of the bumps, use the bump to slow down than make a turn by going around…

Skiing basics

5th Nov 2007 - 05:27pm Daily Scribble
This is my toastmaster speech on humorously speaking.  The objective of this speech is to open the speech with a humorous story. People from Scotland are notorious for their meanness and I met one of them in ski school at Whistler.  I heard…


2nd Mar 2005 - 11:48pm Daily Scribble
Today is a rough day for me. First I went to Whistler with Chris early in the morning and the condition is not very good. The mountain is very foggy with low visibility, the snow at the top is ok but down in the middle is all slushy, even worse it’s…


19th Feb 2005 - 11:10pm Daily Scribble
Today I had my second run with my new ski. It’s great! I feel much better this time than last time, I guess my boots is settling in and my muscles is more used to the ski motions. It’s a bit unusal that today only four of us went to Whistler,…