day 1936 – lamma island

meeting up with another long time friend and teammate for a day trip to lamma island. it’s my first time on this island so we decided to do a hike and eat a lot of fresh seafood. it was a hot day so i couldn’t keep my long sleeve on as much as i wanted to protect myself from mosquitoes. after lamma island, we took the ferry back and hit up tsimshatsui. that wasn’t a very wise choice because it’s one of the most crowded places on a weekend evening. i must mention part of the reason is hit up via tokyo for some matcha ice cream

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day 1860 – netflix cooking

being labour day, there wasn’t much to do on this statutory holiday. i’m all hiked out this weekend, so decided against going out and was perfectly fine staying indoors. a home cooked montreal steak and beet salad paired with two netflix movies. we watched guardians of the galaxy 2 and coco. both movies were good, but coco stood out more, i guess there was less hype leading up to this. finished off the movie binging night with a vanilla caramel drumstick

day 1737 – birthday week

second of my birthday celebration comes with my hamber circle. i don’t usually have birthday parties or any dramatic birthday celebrations, but this one is a bigger one for me. dining at zakkushi and. i’m caught off guard when all of the sudden the lights shut off and music started playing. all the attention turned to me when the waiter brings out a small cake with candle and sparklers. i’m blessed to have grown up with this group. i hope these never change between us no matter how old we grow

day 1630 – keepsake gemsĀ 

highschool best buddy sent over a surprise with pictures she found while cleaning up her house. i laughed when i saw my artona grad pictures. was highschool really that long ago and have i aged since then? what have i accomplished since and was it what i imagined life would be like? no. i graduated highschool expecting i’d have taken my architecture masters, that i’d be working in my dream job making big bucks, that i’d be living in a mansion i designed, that i’d meet someone who treats me as a destination. most of that is just a fantasy, but what’s real is i’m proud of where i am now and the adversity i had to face to get here

day 1613 – underconstruction traditionĀ 


the tradition of our annual secret santa exchange continues during one of our parties. the friendship we share is something special when we don’t need to see each other frequently, but still have the same affection for each other. after friendly hellos, shots start firing in all cylinders and the love hate relationship is revealed. when i’m with this crew, i’m as immature as i’ve always been like hamber days because some things just don’t change. we’re still missing chu in the picture but the plan is she’ll be physically in it next time

day 1563 – musicalĀ 

watching the premiere of joseph technicolor dreamcoat was a good way to spend my friday night and wind down after this kind of long week. the musical certainly tapped into my inner fine arts that i’ve almost forgotten i had. i thought it was a great musical that had me from start to finish, the main actor had a lot to do with it. there’s a few upcoming musicals that might interest me in coming back for more. it was a very productive and fulfilling day both at work and off work. it’s also a way to take my mind off work and things i shouldn’t be thinking about

day 1454 – lonely corner

the cage may be full, but the squat rack on the other side of the gym wasn’t. besides being in the stuffy side, it’s not so bad here. in fact, i kind of like being alone in this lonely corner where i can be me. i must admit i felt the heaviness after enduring the past couple days. my back and hip is feeling funky; must have been the jolt from yesterday’s game. what’s on my glute doesn’t seem like it’s just a normal bruise. had to cut workout short before i do some extra damage to myself. it was nice to walk the park with good old buddy just to catch up and unload