day 1684 – milky taro

the craving was there long ago, but this is actually my first taro bubble tea of the year and it was all in for the milky oreo taro slush. shared a kimchi fried rice but left the restaurant so full so worth it. it was also a fun social gathering of the civil war draft. as much as i wished for the sharks colour, i’m happy being in the golden ducks. both my ranking, scouting report was decent and being picked at where i was was good too. it’ll be a good season probably getting ice time playing multiple positions 


day 1683 – fancy pastry

getting treated by the marketing team with some fancy decadence. in the week long absence of my manager, the few us of leads held the fort down and the marketing manager went the extra mile to make some callouts. in my mind, i was just going about my business; in the eyes of others, we presented ourselves professionally even when other departments tried to rattle us. while some took the opportunity to slack and call in sick, i kept going in day after day. ten weeks into the year, i’m the only one in design department to still have a perfect track record and still planning on going strong

day 1667 Рbbt hopping 

the bubble tea hopping around richmond continues with the tea mates. it’s no secret that i’m picky with my food; ordered the chocolate waffle cone but switched out the chocolate ice cream for matcha ice cream. i loved the ice cream even when at minus 6 and snowing. i tell myself it’s okay to have luxury as long as i’m keeping up with my activities and active lifestyle which i always have. the chilling out was then followed by a dodgeball night and then a hockey game. closed out the vachl regular season against familiar foes by adding to my point total

day 1659 – noodle soup

fourth day going strong on my intermittent fasting and pushing through even at the toughest hours. tracking the calories will always be something i do, but i find i’m enjoying my food much more knowing i can eat in my window. i was craving noodles yesterday but boss got us booster juice by default. still got the feeling for noodles today so went and got my tomato papaya with coworkers. it’s an odd group made of four different departments, but the connection between us has really bolstered lately

day 1649 – poutinery

my once in a year poutine fulfilled at fishstick cypress bonder. basically the only time i ever have a legitimate reason to eat poutine because of the things served there, it’s the best bang for your buck. to be fair, the output spent skiing likely cancels out the amount this bowl contains. the weather in the morning was wet and foggy when we were up at the skychair, but the skies cleared up as the afternoon rolled around. we went at a moderately fast pace when everyone had relatively good skill level. my best guess is we went through over dozen runs and by the end my legs were pretty tired. the wipeout near the end was a pretty big jolt to my neck and back 

day 1646 Рcampagnolo 

consider it a reunion with the little intern that decided to invite us out after her vacation. i miss having her at the office to troll on a daily basis and i’m sure she misses being trolled too. the four of us shared a lot of good laughs over fancy antipasti and secondi. i understood very few words on the menu and was determined to order the dish with the most complicated name. all the rustic italian delicacy we ordered were delicious but it the spinach pizza won my heart. i hope the four of us can get together again soon to continue our unfinished business 

day 1605 – hd potluck

this is my second christmas potluck with hd and i’d say i enjoyed this one a lot more than the last. this year, acquaintances became friends and friends became good friends. i set out to accomplish a lot at work this calendar year and certainly i did it. i received year end thank you cards with from the words of my manager and big boss – amazing what you’ve accomplished this year! i made majority of my deadlines in the overworked months, and my break is definitely earned. there’s a lot more in store for me when i return, but for now my job is to recuperate and get ready to rock it in the new year. everyone’s waiting and watching on my comeback year