day 1668 – weathering


the cold vancouver winter is quite frightful and unpleasant for my shadow. the weather forecast has issued a heavy snowfall warning that starts at 6am. i don’t enjoy the snow on city roads because i’m slipping and skidding everywhere. the sight lines up at the mountain is a much better view. it’s making me think back on the warm summer days when i would be outdoor without frozen fingers

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the first snowfall of the vancouver winter came early this year, but the snow is better seen and felt up on the mountain. waking up and seeing snow covered ground is a good sign and a bad sign. i didn’t think i’d make it to work this morning as shadow skidded numerous times and even got stuck. snows accounts for terrible driving conditions where my odometer halved and my commute tripling in time

day 887 – city snow

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i look outside the window this morning to see vancity managed to have snow sticking to the ground. i am almost surprised it didn’t happen earlier with the temperatures being consistently low, it was only a matter of time. and since my parents were out of town, i had no problem getting around driving with their vehicle. i can’t help but to think that the mountains will have great skiing conditions after last night’s snowfall

day 886 – mountain gear

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while my parents are away on vacation, i bought myself some gear for a sport my parents were always opposed of me trying. i now have a complete set of snowboarding gear to go along with my skiing gear. it needs some waxing but i am definitely ready to hit up the mountain when time comes. i figured i wouldn’t go through my lifetime without having given snowboarding a shot. even if i end up choosing skiing for life, i would have done so having at least tried and tested it myself

day 884 – fresh start

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starting the new year skiing down the powders of cypress. we were one of those eager skiers who beat others up the mountain before the morning rush and out-ski the afternoon skiiers to avoid the evening traffic. i must have done minimum ten runs up and down the mountain before it was all said and done; not bad for my first skiing excursion of the season. my legs are certainly feeling tired after a full day of exertion. had some wipeouts when i unknowingly went on some black diamond runs. the weather was gorgeous, the snow conditions were great, couldn’t have asked for a better way to kickstart a 2016 full of promises

annual ski trip

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whistler bound on bc family day to continue our crew’s annual ski trip tradition. we skied in smaller groups based on varying speeds and skill level, but reconvened at lunch at whistler village to grab some overpriced pizza slices. after taking a group picture up at the peak of blackcomb gondola, we continued our skiing but this time in different subdivided groups. wished i had the opportunity to have a few runs with the fastest of speedsters as well, but my group wasn’t too slow either. the top of the mountain was beautiful, with snowflakes falling in our faces and fresh powder for our skis and boards to shred. the blue runs highlighted the thrilling experiences carving through thick powder which really worked my legs. my triceps were not a fan of the flats of the green runs or the uphill climbs when it had to do all the work to propell myself across. had so much fun today i wasn’t ready to leave the mountain even when the lifts closed down and my legs were all skied out. would have been even better if i wasn’t still feeling under the weather. i can only wish to be back up whistler very soon

day 558 – whistler we go

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my first time hitting the slopes this season came very late but i wasn’t about to let a winter season go by without having skied. spending family day up on the mountain and the whistler conditions provided nothing short of excitement. found the blue runs of blackcomb most enjoyable, snow falling at the the top with fresh powder made it best. lots of skiing done and tons of fun to be had, my legs were dead tired by the end. i am still recovering from a cold and bad cough but glad i didn’t have to change my plans and call it off. sometimes i forget how much i enjoy the thrills of carving through the snow, it gives me the sense tranquility and i find myself in calmness yet mixed with rushing adrenaline