day 2315 – christmas tree top

once last week of november hits, everyone was putting up their christmas trees. i was a little behind but my christmas tree is finally up in my living room piled with decorations and lights. my family typically decorates all over the interior of the house, but the past two years we’ve lessened because taking it down is not as fun. this month’s electric bills will be higher than other months

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 2144 – father’s and mother’s

combining father’s day and mother’s day dinner into one this year because my parents and i have taken turns going on vacation. we went for the typical chinese seafood restaurant at fraser court. we wanted to try a place we don’t normally go to, but it’s safe to say we won’t be back for a while. it was a very laid back kind of sunday where i didn’t have to wake up for anything so i slept in until noon. i guess i’m still making up sleep from the vacation days where it was always go go go

day 2138 – flight home

after eighteen days surviving four countries and nine hundred and sixty seven photos taken, i’m really glad to be taking my final flight home. waiting for my seven hour flight to head back to vancity where my parents, friends and fun awaits. having long vacations like this makes me homesick. i can’t wait to see my family, friends and teammates, and do my everyday things like flip, hockey, gym and chill. i’m super exhausted from dealing with the selfishness and glad to be spending time with those that i’d call friends

day 2101 – celebrating my existence

the celebration of my birth with my family comes a day before because my parents are flying out for vacation. i couldn’t decide on a japanese restaurant, so settled with dai jung kum instead. we enjoyed a good dinner together completed with a combo with no shortage of food on the table – barbecue meat, seafood pancake, dumplings, soup and side dishes. i enjoyed the dinner very much, not because of the delicious food, but the opportunity to sit down and share it with my family. my birthday would never be complete unless i can spend some quality time with my loved ones that would never leave me behind

day 2092 – second cup

most days i get by with one cup, but today i went for seconds. i’m feeling antsy and not at the same time because i have a deadline i know i won’t be able to make. there’s nothing i can do if all the remote computers are having sketchup vray license is having issues. i’m ticked off at home because my dad is throwing a hissy fit over something that sounds so minor. i’m just going to do my part and support my mom when necessary

day 1943 – sai kung

last day of my hong kong trip 2018 spent eating on seafood road in sai kung. that’s a wrap for this year’s asia trip. i caught up with a number of old friends, visited a lot of fun places, and ate an abnormal amount of food, but most importantly i saw family. it’s hard saying goodbye, but i must go home to resume my usual lifestyle and work commitments. i’ll admit at times it’s hard to swallow seeing the conditions both my grandmas are in. i really wish i could improve their standard of living, but i feel hopeless and almost heartbroken not having got a clue how. i’ll be back to my stomping ground soon enough