The Paddling Life

Ohana : Family

As we all have an immediate family, we always have people we consider family as well. We call them our second family. And most likely, these ‘family members’ are people who has seen you through tough times, people who you can open up to, or people you just see basically everyday. Nonetheless, they are people who have made a significant mark on your life.

My second family consists of my teammates. I call them my Thunder Family. This family has taught me things that I would never have learned anywhere else.

Heres a little poem of what they taught me:

Team. Theres no “I” in team, only “we”.

Humble. “Stay hungry when you’re behind, but be humble if you’re ahead.” – Dtam

Unconditional care. To always care for yourself and others, whether they are a stranger or a friend.

Never give up. As you are counting on your team mates to not give up, they are expecting the same from you.

Discipline. To stay disciplined when it comes to training if we want to reach our goal.

Endurance. Endure through the pain, the tiredness because it will pay off.

Reach. The opportunities are there, you just have to reach out for it

UBC Thunder is more than just a team to me. They are my ever growing family. My Ohana.



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