day 2515 – father’s day lunch

the first time dining out with the family in months because celebrating father’s day trumps covid. just cherishing the times we get to spend together as a family because it’s really become a rarity. we went to jin jiang near royal oak for a shanghainese lunch. we mainly ordered appetizers and laid off on the heavy carbs of noodles and rice. i’m not a fan of their jellyfish head, but the the xiao long bao and egg white dish was delicious

day 2476 – strawberry pearls

it’s not yet the end of the week, but gave in to gongcha all because i wanted to try their new strawberry pearls. their strawberry green milk tea was decent and i enjoyed the strawberry pearls which has a zing to it. had a decent workout at the garage fulfilling the four compounds lifts plus put some extra work into the diy project. having indulged in this means i must workout harder and grind harder for the rest of the week

day 2470 – sponge cake

the expectation of post covid times is many people will come out of this quarantine with newfound baking and cooking skillsĀ  – my mom is no different. she spends her excess time roaming around youtube, searching for new recipes and new things to cook. baking is a dangerous game because there’ll be a lot of unwanted calories available in my house. at this rate, my mom might be able to open her own bakery shop

day 2458 – bake cookies

felt quite lethargic from the moment i woke up this morning. i cut my lifting session short because i was running really low on gas. i only completed my cleans and front squat complex plus the row and good morning superset. i felt super bored in the afternoon so popped the cookie dough made by my friend. i shared the freshly baked white chocolate walnut cookies with my parents and ate the remaining three

day 2457 – whiskey hazelnut

earnest is a luxury that i save only to indulge as a reward. i had a rather rough week coping internally, especially in training. whenever there’s any sign of improvement in my knee, a setback happens like excessive inflammation during drills or walking into a car. what made me content is that even though things didn’t go well, i kept up with the training. it’s important to keep drilling, but it’s equally important to accept that some things may not be at it’s best and that’s when i can work on other skills

day 2443 – taro tapioca

lunch time has really been skewed since quarantine started. instant noodles paired with bubble tea after friday morning sprint squad training. looked forward to this onezo milk tea and earned it the right way after a week long training. though i really wished i could sprint all the laps with the rest of the squad, my shin is really giving me trouble. hopefully i can get back to that next week; i don’t want to get left behind in the fitness

day 2436 – ice cream cake

crazy quarantine time isn’t the most ideal way to spend any birthday, but with no place to dine in, my brother will have to settle for a sushi takeout dinner. we also changed it up and brought an ice cream cake from dairy queen. it was quite the nostalgic taste because we haven’t had it since our teenage years. i really hope this covid situation has significant improvements soon so we won’t be trapped in our homes desperately looking for things to entertain ourselves with

day 2402 – onezo rose

i taught through the whole taekwondo shift plus poomsae training and didn’t once get to sit down. i was so tired i honestly didn’t even care for dinner. all i wanted to do was make it out to onezo on their last day of rose tapioca. first time trying onezo, first time trying rose pearls and first time making a special trip just to get a bubble tea. the rose with the grapefruit pulp gave it a unique sweet and sour taste. i drank that and passed out before eleven o’clock hit

day 2322 – department lunch

the first christmas meal of the season is a combined department lunch with human resources, finance and admin. it was a group of twelve dining at a hotel restaurant called 75 west. nothing on the menu really appealed to me. the ribs i ordered were alright. i had half the rack plus the caesar salad and shared the other half, fries and slaw

day 2301 – surrendered bubble tea

because i was still feeling the ill-effects of the bronchitis, cough and cold, i surrendered my free bubble tea to someone who would be able to enjoy it more. over a week of intense coughing day and night. i’ve gone through bottles of cough syrup, packets of lozenges and endless tylenol cold pills, yet i still can’t get some quality sleep during the night. all i want is to rid this nagging cough, sore throat and runny nose