day 2381 – glutinous rice balls

after teaching my usual taekwondo shift, i had a bunch of paperwork to take care of and didn’t want to go out. it was family time at home with glutinous rice balls for dessert – a ritual on the fifteenth day after chinese new year. it was so delicious i couldn’t help myself but have a second serving even knowing it’s not the healthiest thing. i hope i had enough expenditure today to balance out the calories

day 2317 – finest snowflakes

to make the office look less bare, a few of us have been carving some time out to cut some snowflakes. the first one was rather square to say the least. over the course of the past couple days, my crafts has improved and my snowflakes have never looked better. i took two of my finest and stuck them at my desk. i left the office on friday looking a little more spruced up and ready to the festive season

day 2130 – ghent city

made another day trip out of today, this time to the city of ghent. this city, similar to antwerp, also has a lot of canals and historical buildings. the rows of houses along the canal are quite photogenic. i enjoyed the scenic walk along the canal, but my feet and legs are really worn out after so many days of constant walking. we got back in town before dinner time and finished the last of belgium shopping. at this point i’m really starting to feel homesick, missing so much of what i have in vancouver

day 1883 – terrarium building

monthly culture event got the office together doing terrarium building workshop. the strategy going into this was only to fill my fishbowl. in the end, i walked away with a plant, some moss, shells, sand and a mini cat inside a fishbowl. it turned out quite nice so worthy of keeping it at my workstation. it was a really fun and engaging activity despite its simplicity. i guess now the harder part is figuring out how to keep the plant alive not knowing if i need to water it and how often