day 1749 – expensive fuel

i can’t believe my eyes when the pump ejected my receipt. one full fill up now cost me eight nine cents short of a hundred. the cost of living in vancouver has gone up so much in both driving and living. it used to cost mid eighties for one tank of gas, now it’s almost triple digits. condos are so out of reach, it makes saving up for a down payment next to impossible. it makes me wonder what steps are required to follow the skyrocketing market in order for my generation to settle in vancouver

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day 1742 – bundled goods


this is a product of online shopping done last week. the bundle comes from reebok and includes a convertible duffel, hoodie and socks. i haven’t splurged on myself for a long time so i’ll consider it a birthday present that i deserved. i love my sports and can never get enough of looking at athletic gear. initial glance, i like my two-in-one duffel and styling hoodie but the socks seem a little on the thin side

day 1735 – bumps and spikes

bonding time with teammates of bubble tea gobblers and getting ready to play some volleyball.  this time we faired a lot better and won two out of three games. although i don’t think it was wise to play with my ailing thumb but it’s hard to change a set stubborn mind. there was only bumps and spikes from me but no sets. between work and play, i had some down time at richmond centre and splurged on a pair of sweatpants and another hoodie. at least it’s something i have been eyeing for over a month 

day 1722 – petrol prices


it takes over ninety to fill up my shadow. the price to pay for one tank of gasoline is already way too high and there’s talk that it’s on the rise. i love my car and the flexibility of going to places anytime. there’s no way i’d give up driving, but doesn’t mean i’ll stop complaining about the high vancouver oil price. i don’t look forward to paying triple digits for on tank of gas

day 1707 – autowest servicing 

the few downsides to driving expensive cars is the hefty expenses it comes with. took my beemer into autowest for my annual service which cost nearly a grand to do. it’s due for some bigger maintenance including spark plugs, brake fluid, oil change and fifty five point inspection. that’s quite a lot to service but no complaints on the service and shuttle pickups provided. my shadow left the dealership sparkling clean and ready to rock and roll

day 1704 – mills shopping 


i haven’t had time to go out and shop in ages and today i made up for the lack of new clothing. i went to tsawwassen mills to catch some easter deals; spent over three hundred bucks and bought a total of nine tops, two bottoms, and three pairs of shoes. it’s the only time i’ll be able to go shopping because of the rare day off. i went through months and months of not buying things for myself so it was much needed splurging. couldn’t find the new gym shoes i wanted but still satisfied having gotten roshes. i still wanted to keep shopping if the outlet wasn’t about the close

day 1695 – four eyed

a peek way back to the glasses photos – do i miss those days? the quick and short answer is no. the convenience of not having to looking for my glasses pack my contact is unreal. though i still need to go for periodic checkups, i’d say i’m doing quite well having regained most of my vision since going under the laser. proves that my decision to pay up the dough and go through the week long painful inconvenience is worth the benefits in the long run