day 2517 – wasabi aioli poke

it hasn’t been warm all season. now that the weather is starting to get hotter, it calls for poke cravings to be satisfied. the combination of fresh ingredients mixed together with sashimi is a refreshing and healthy way to replenish after a workout. i miss buying ingredients and making my own poke at home. sometimes i forget how easy it is to put a poke bowl together

day 2463 – fresh coconut

successfully opened my first fresh coconut all by myself but with some technical difficulties along the way. i didn’t puncture the top as hard as i should’ve because i didn’t want to cause too much noise. i also tried three different knives before i found one that was tough enough to puncture the cap off. the coconut juice tasted extra sweet and refreshing compared to canned ones . the only downside is it produces so much garbage

day 2414 – shadow maintenance

bringing shadow into bmw for its last annual car service under my ownership. it was another expensive service, but that’s nothing new with beemers. the exterior is looking sharp and sparkling clean, but i still need to give the interior a wipe down this weekend before i show it to potential owners. i hope to find a good owner who will take good care of it. i’m really looking forward to receiving an upgraded car that i’ve already put a lot of money down

day 2374 – squat days

skipping the paused squats and added a little bit of weight to the old fashioned back squats. it was deloaded week so kept the weights in check and didn’t stretch myself too far. i also did some lighter cleans for feelers and they felt doable. i hope return to apex this week and start off feeling more fresh. it being the first of february sure seems like some resolutioners dropped off because the gym is slowly becoming less packed

day 2002 – attire change

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showed up to work dressed a little different today. the attire is different from my usual; a new turtle neck and cardigan. the colours of my wardrobe has a high level of consistency; still wearing my typical blacks and greys. though i was feeling a little insecure, i also felt a little more confident at the same time. the long weekly meeting i had with my manager in the morning was kind of important to me because it was i have felt a bit more distant from him since the transition. after our talk about catalytic coaching, i felt like i had a better sense of direction

day 1833 – spot prawns

my parent’s week-long tour of greater vancouver continues with steveston fisherman’s wharf. dinner is served with loads of fresh seafood that my parents brought home from steveston market. my family rarely chooses to eat shellfish for health reasons. for some reason my parents planned out today to be a homecooked seafood fest. i couldn’t turn down the fresh sockeye salmon and delicious spot prawns

day 1752 – wagers win


scoring my way through to winning the wager of a sushi meal. from the exterior, i would never have known this was a eatery until my friend highly recommended. everything about this place is authentic – the decor to the service and the food. we ordered a sushi set platter, suonomono, dungeness crab california roll and tempura udon. what i had today were one of the finest and freshest nigiris ever tasted

day 1496 – summer cleaning

collecting all my hockey gear that i used to take over the porch this weekend. people say their water turns murky black after soaking their gear; mine didn’t change colour so i’m not sure if i did it right. regardless, it was the small window of offseason; i now have clean gear to use in anticipation of a busy season of hockey. i find labour day weekend is all about cleaning and catch up work, as if i was getting ready to go back to school

day 496 – trimming

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my hair grew so quickly recently and it really bugs me a whole lot to find split ends everywhere. i needed another trim to keep it looking fresh and easy to manage cause i don’t have all the time in the world to do so every morning. scheduled myself a wash and style appointment today, but my hair is too soft and usually doesn’t keep its shape after the first wash

day 331 – cherry season

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i would know when cherry season is in because this is how my fridge looks like during its peak season. this is what my dad stocks in the fridge after realizing how much i like cherries. these are the sweetest and freshest kelowna cherries from a private farm but not sure if i can eat them everyday for breakfast, lunch and dinner