day 2270 – stay home sunday

stayed home originally thinking i’d be lazy, but turns out to be a work afternoon. i finished the much delayed payrolls for terms of killarney because someone complained about class reserve distribution. the email chain started getting out of hand and in turn made me even more agitated. i checked the spreadsheet and all is good to go until he makes other complaints. at least i got off my plate and onto better things

day 2218 – hong kong chaos

a little throwback to last fall’s trip with my parents to hong kong and singapore. some days i can’t help but think about my relatives back home and pray that they’re okay in the midst of the chaos. good thing none of my relatives and friends are activists in all these rioting events. my parents would like to go back to visit family, but definitely have no interest in these conditions

day 1933 – dim some

landed in hong kong and why was i not shocked to be greeted by relatives with some dimsum. it’s great to see my relatives, but when they take charge of ordering, it always seem to have too much food on the table. either they think we don’t have adequate dimsum in vancouver or we eat a lot, which neither is the case. i must have some portion control during this week bombarded with family meals. i sure hope i don’t go overweight by the time this asia trip is over

day 1671 – dimsuming


i don’t recall the last time i ate dimsum, but it’s  safe to say i can now eat them guilt free. my love for malaysian cake, ha gao and rice rolls never changed. switching up the diet has its perks for reasons i can enjoy food with variety. since the switch, my appetite has improved significantly, or maybe it’s just a result of improvement in my overall state of mind. either way, the trend is heading in the right place in multiple aspects of my life 

day 480 – what happened??

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waking up next morning to find photos on our phones of all the weird things we actually did and awkward messages we sent. all evidence shows that we must have had the time of our lives. all i remembered was we enjoyed ourselves last night with a little act of violence and some of us went to the washroom too many times. the last thing i recalled was playing drunken twister and falling to the ground my head getting sat on. it’s one of those times you wished social media wasn’t so accessible. not sure at which point i fell asleep but we woke up in the morning seeing the chaos and feeling like zombies, but nothing will stop us from going for some recovery dimsum

day 439 – thanksgiving dimsum

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the only time i get to have dimsum with my family is mostly during statutory holidays, which happens no more than once a month. thanksgiving isn’t about eating turkey, it means i sit down and enjoy a decent meal with important people in my life that support and shape me in addition be appreciative of all that i am given because there’s less fortunate people out there

day 136 – famjam dimsum

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enjoying dimsum with family on a saturday afternoon is an aspect i have missed out on all these years. if it wasn’t spent going to chinese school, it was math, kumon, work, or taekwondo. don’t remember when was the last time i was able to sit down and do just that, it’s truly a luxury. i haven’t done a good job making time for my family as of late, time to get my priorities right