day 1893 – western lake

it’s always a special occasion when the best mom i know is celebrating her birthday. together, we celebrated at western lake restaurant with some chinese food. as the years pass by, the amount of time i spend with her lessens and is sporadic at times. my schedule is horrendously packed on a regular basis, but i do what i can to set aside time for family. for that reason, having everyone together like tonight is important. i’ll continue to re-evaluate my priorities to see how i can better manage everything else on my plate

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day 1715 – ready player one 


girls night out to watch ready player one and eat teishoku. tuesdays are known for two things: taco tuesday and cheap movie night. this is the way asians think to get the best bang for buck; otherwise regularly priced at twenty four dollars. aotoya was good, but the service was so slow we literally waited forty minutes before food was served. as such, it made me miss my basketball game which was disappointing, but i was too hungry to pack it and go

day 1662 – chinese new year celly

the year of the dog starts off with more food celebrations; chinese new year celebration at the office, then with family. stayed up late to make long distance calls to my grandparents and relatives in hong kong. it’s good that i hit the gym between the two chinese meals. i guess i’ll run and workout a little harder to work the food overload. and at the end of the day, i have a few red pockets to take home with me

林奕匡 – 一雙手

a song that’s been looping endlessly especially when i’m at loss of words. sometimes i think i have found what i’m looking for, i have what i want, and then those thoughts vanish. these thoughts leave me hanging and instills a lot of self doubt. lately i’m feeling a little upset at myself and i’m trying hard not to let that to spill over to others. this song resonates for me; it gives me a boost and a reason to continue even when i’m uncertain

day 1164 – mom’s birthday

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mom’s birthday means getting the family together and usually defaults to chinese restaurant. i did not survive the dinner and cake too well. i regret touching half the food that i had; i feel heavy and slowed for drop in hockey and the scale confirms that. eating was poor today but special occasions like this is sometimes unavoidable. i will gladly get back on it and undo the damage. enjoyed celebrating the birthday of the woman who brought me to earth

day 1133 – at the roundtable

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with the rdl execs getting down to business and discussing the nitty gritty over some asian dessert. i am barely a dessert person; taro is my go to when i don’t know what to get. within the three and a half hour meeting, the seven of us put a lot in the table, came to some decisions and made solid ground. we were planning for the seasons beyond, but i would say we’ve hashed out most things and ready for season five

方大同 – 不容易

he’s one talented artist with a great voice and a list of good songs, but this is one of my favourite from his playlist. it really reinforces and reminds us that what we love and treasure in life is definitely worth striving. nothing in life comes easy, so work your butt off for everything you love and never let go. there’s no price tag for the things you believe in, even when others disagree