day 2386 – up your alley

got news that the richmond alley soft opening is today. i didn’t feel the desperate need to go try it out just because i already tried the original in hong kong. i’m a big fan of their branding, type font and store decor. two years ago i was introduced the black sugar pearl milk tea, today i decided to try trio milk tea. i know this doesn’t fit into my healthy diet, but i ate some supposedly healthy puree noodles before

day 2347 – exposure bubbles

six days into the new year is earlier than i’d like to break the bubble tea streak. since i was having the first of the year, i might as well go for their top pick – exposure supreme milk tea. it was premium milk tea loaded with pearls and pudding. at least i can justify it by having burned some calories prior to the enjoyment. hopefully i’ll last much longer without breaking the fast food streak

day 2344 – work and play time

second day of the year and already back at the office seems kind of cruel. it was extremely difficult to wake up given my sleeping schedule was thrown off during the holidays. the tiny human was also back at the office and hung out at my desk because school doesn’t resume until next monday. when she was watching her spongebob show, she cooperates and stays busy. if she didn’t occupy herself, she wouldn’t be allow to stay at my desk. i’ll miss her after this week, but will still see her during my saturday taekwondo

day 2322 – department lunch

the first christmas meal of the season is a combined department lunch with human resources, finance and admin. it was a group of twelve dining at a hotel restaurant called 75 west. nothing on the menu really appealed to me. the ribs i ordered were alright. i had half the rack plus the caesar salad and shared the other half, fries and slaw

day 2305 – fourth dan cert

retrieved my fourth dan certificate from the grandmaster during the colour belt test. when i first took on taekwondo, i never thought i would have such a long journey, never thought it would develop into a career. it was a long and hectic test, but everything went well up to and until i got kicked in the hand holding a board. it was a blur after that because i couldn’t stop thinking about how badly my hand was injured. i tried to finish running the rest of the test grasping one ice pack in hand

day 2254 – chunyang

friday finally came and i couldn’t be more happier the work week is over and i have the following monday off. trying out a new bubble tea spot on alderbridge because they have buy one get one fifty off. i had their brown sugar pearls milk tea and their pearls are really soft and chewy. it’s a pity they don’t have much seating for guests. we were basically standing by the bay doors freezing my butt off because i was wearing shorts

day 2200 – morning nash

probably shouldn’t be working out doing the things i did, but i’m stubborn about it and it was worth trying. i took it down a notch for the cleans but even then it was giving my back problems. at that point, i was content with meeting the same squat weight as last week. this will be a weird week because my olympic lifting is temporarily switched thursday to give my back extra two days. was also suppose to have softball practice in the afternoon but got rained out. instead, i joined my family for dimsum, something my stomach is not too crazy about