My name is Leonard Lee and I live with my wife and 3 cats in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
A former national chess player, I was selected to represent the country decades ago but pulled out to focus on studies (not that it helped my grades much).
In college I started playing football (soccer) and would continue to play the beautiful game until a couple of ACL injuries required surgeries, and I was convinced to quit contact sports.
Since then I've done some aikido, running & biking. Have finished 2 Olympic distance triathlons and am hoping to complete a full Ironman someday.
Have never posted good times or improved my aikido due to being overweight for most of the past decade. No excuses here, lack of discipline and impulse control really adds up over the long-term.
My life changed when earlier this May I was diagnosed with testicular cancer (pure seminoma). When I felt the initial swelling I actually joked that I was following in Lance Armstrong's footsteps, but then that soon turned out to be true after the ultrasound. Long story short, I got my left nut I/O'd and did a couple of rounds of chemo. The chemo really sucked, but in the end, I was completely cured.
My wife and my family took care of me throughout, both physically and emotionally. I wouldn't have made it without them.
This is my journal.