day 1660 – vday gift

img_20200130_2327314054315174066789205.jpgsitting beside my monitor this morning is a valentines beanie from my big boss. turned around and saw two beanies sitting side by side with a cupcake. i’ve developed a good circle that taught me much about importance of self care. thus i’m continuing to keep up with my eating habits and my mindset open. many things working in my favour; though i’ve been really swamped, work has treated me pretty well lately. one thing that always lags behind is my ability to rest

day 1638 – gift of guava

img_20200130_2323207793796063628889918.jpgapparently i needs to catch up on the world of fruits because a guava looks like a pear but taste or feel nothing like one. cut open the guava a fellow colleague left on my desk but didn’t end up liking it; at least i tried. back to the norm at work today – no tsunami warning kept my member at home, and no unreasonable deadline came my way. i am very glad i went in for a pit stop at chiro yesterday. my hip is feeling way better and up to par now. at least i can sleep at night without a heat pad and don’t have pain each time i sit down or get up. good call on getting it fixed before i head out to baker

day 1592 – gramercy 

i never questioned whether my heart is in the right place cause i know it myself. the holiday card and written notes says it all. this reminds me of why i continue to push through my hectic life to be teaching year after year. the commitment is by no means small, but one that is meaningful to me. i don’t want to give up these kids i’ve trained, some for several months and some seven years. i forget what it’s like to be appreciated for what i do and what i do well. i thought it didn’t bug me, but it actually does and i’m told i should never tolerate or take it from anyone that doesn’t appreciate

day 1436 – neighborliness 

img_20200203_1514108756731960446770276.jpgjudging by the work i have to deal with today, work neighbor tried to lift my sugar level and spirit with some cocoa. even with the day that i was having at work, i still rather not get off work because i was dreading that meeting with sifu and simo. the reccurring theme of asking me to take on more than i already do. i don’t know how to make him understand i already have too much on my plate and no down time for myself

day 1239 – mail bundle

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came home to this bundle delivered to my front door which could only mean it came from the lone member that currently lives in hong kong. this is our fourth year of secret santa with the long standing underconstruction. i’m very excited but i’m threatened i mustn’t open it until i have witnesses in attendance. i can’t wait to open my gift during our christmas party and only wish next year the whole crew can be together in vancouver

30 share it [nineteen]

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gifting is an art and so is taking pictures of gifts. coffee beans for christmas present is pretty darn good. i’m gratified to have made it onto his christmas gift list. it means i did something right and stood out from the rest. it’s my reward for growing into and becoming a stronger person; i’ll keep growing and keep attaining. i’ll be sure to enjoy this dark roast to complement the dark winter days

30 share it [seven]

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my onboarding gift from the company is secured in my seat. part of the perks of working in this office is there’s no shortage of food. when i say that, there’s anyways fruits, sweets and junk food to be offered even at the most random times. i don’t want to get fat. this will be a true test of my will power and discipline not to indulge on the abundance of food offerings

day 829 – gift of goodness

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today i received a gift of goodness in a warm red cup. at first i was a little puzzled cause i didn’t know why. afterwards she told me she really appreciates all the help and wanted to thank me for the work i did. what i did was no big deal because i only do what i can whenever i can. it was a very nice gesture that filled my heart and made my day. this kind of action is a reminder to never overlook the act of kindness and any kind of acknowledgement. it’s the little things that adds up to mean a lot. i, for one, felt it today

day 564 – feel special

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i came home to find this sitting on my kitchen table with my name on the card. a special delivery but both the gift and card are anonymous. it was a long day, but coming home to see this made the fatigue less intrusive and my evening a little more soothing. thanks to the wonderful person for brightening my day with a thoughtful message and lovely flowers, happy valentines day

day 501 – execs unite

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hungry executives celebrating the completion of season 18 at water kitchen in gastown. vdl’s human resources surprised us all with christmas presents, as each of us was rewarded with a pair of the newest vdl apparel personalized with our own initials. must admit i am relieved that we are at the season’s end because this season has been really stressful balancing out all my commitments and tasks, i really need the extra time just to get away from my neverending commitments