day 2151 – one hundred clicks

the big milestone of shadow’s one hundred thousand kilometres has come quicker than i would have expected. driving is something i do a lot of, for both work and play. i get a lot of mileage just commuting to work, going to games and meeting up with friends. i put shadow’s work ethic to the test and it’s reliable by taking me on adventures. for that i’m grateful knowing i have a trustworthy companion that works so tirelessly. don’t ever change

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day 2138 – iceland stint

second stint in iceland after touring all the europe cities. this time within the twenty six hour layover, i drove nearly five hours to complete the golden circle check points. i was fortunate to catch one of the geyser’s eruption on camera. also saw a a few waterfallsand crater. i’m tired after an overnight bus from paris to london and a flight from london to iceland. i was definitely looking forward to the late instant noodles dinner back at the airbnb

day 2023 – snowy conditions

the road conditions are still pretty bad, but work responsibilities must go on after a snow day. continuing to drive my mom’s car since monday’s snow fall. the rav4 is ways better than my beemer in the snow, but it’s still skidding on the side streets. i just want the snow to stop so i can resume driving my own car and not feel bad for impeding on my mom’s work plans. though i don’t feel bad because my entire family has permission to work from home except

day 2007 – sunrise drive

crossing oak bridge on my morning drive to work with this beautiful back drop. never easy waking up early on a monday, especially when i didn’t have much of a weekend. i had a hard time this morning even after three snoozes. i was pretty brain dead at work but good thing i was doing sketchup things or else i would most definitely have fallen asleep

day 1896 – run flat tire

bringing shadow into the car shop to deal with a big nail in my run flat tire. i’m very fortunate to have found somebody who’s able to patch the tire instead if replacing a brand new tire like canadian tire technician said. canadian tire wasted my time bringing it in, waiting and even making a trip out to help the incompetent technician find the wheel key lock. i learn that canadian tire auto parts is not trustworthy

day 1890 – parking inadequacy

don’t tell me richmond has flooded into vancouver. there’s more and more inadequate drivers and parkers these days it makes me nervous not being able to trust that they are capable of sharing the roads. i don’t know if this park job is intentional, but i really should have parked even closer to make a statement. these drivers are needed on the road for the safety of other drivers

day 1880 – test drives

did some expensive window shopping this afternoon browsing around the audi showroom. though i didn’t get a chance to test drive the r8, i did get the opportunity to sit inside and imagine the thrill. i then took a a4 out for a short spin and that’s more along the line of what i can afford. looking at new cars made me realize that shadow is already nine years old and getting up there in age. as much as i want to get a new car, the timing may not be right yet