day 2253 – europe essence

throwback to london time and the europe trip i had earlier this spring. used up all my spendings and vacation time in one go so i’ll have to wait and start planning for next year’s. i can’t wait until my next extended vacation and hope that there’ll be more fun times to come. for now, i’ll have to keep saving up for some big upcoming expenses and investments

day 1985 – varsity jacket

i’m pretty satisfied with the clothes i received from boxing week shopping. my wardrobe’s latest addition includes a couple new sweatshirts, a hoodie, a puffy jacket, a windbreaker, and this jersey jacket. though i like it, i’m not sure if i should size down for a better fit or keep this it baggier for more comfort. i think i’ve put the only two maroon pieces i own on my body

day 1952 – macarons

as i’m researching for europe trip, i realize i’m going to a place where the best pastries and macarons exists. i’ve already got a full list of attractions to hit up. on top of the flight, there’s also lots of planning and coordination needed for trains, airbnb, food, and shopping amongst others. it’s not going to be a cheap trip for sure, but it’s something on my bucket list for a long, long time. i better start saving up for this big trip now

day 1950 – gold medal card

i was convinced to buy the gold medal card in a heartbeat after seeing the deal steve nash had offered. it’s the season my skiing set and boarding gear comes out of its long hibernation. i’d like to hit the mountains a few times this winter season but i’ll see how packed my schedule comes out to be. it’s one of my many recreations that shall always be a part of my winter tradition

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

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