day 2253 – europe essence

throwback to london time and the europe trip i had earlier this spring. used up all my spendings and vacation time in one go so i’ll have to wait and start planning for next year’s. i can’t wait until my next extended vacation and hope that there’ll be more fun times to come. for now, i’ll have to keep saving up for some big upcoming expenses and investments

day 1887 – envisioning

maybe it’s not a bad idea to take up presale condo shopping as a new hobby. making myself comfortable and envisioning my soon to be new home. i’ve been eyeing multiple developments and wanting to invest in one for quite some time, but i have some more saving to do before i can hold down a unit. definitely made some progress over the last little while, but better sit down and strategize how it can be sped up to make my dream become a reality

day 1749 – expensive fuel

img_20200130_2201216325806321312771422.jpgi can’t believe my eyes when the pump ejected my receipt. one full fill up now cost me eight nine cents short of a hundred. the cost of living in vancouver has gone up so much in both driving and living. it used to cost mid eighties for one tank of gas, now it’s almost triple digits. condos are so out of reach, it makes saving up for a down payment next to impossible. it makes me wonder what steps are required to follow the skyrocketing market in order for my generation to settle in vancouver

day 1617 – jaybirds

another shipment from boxing day shopping arrived at my doorstep. as the parcels trickle in, i keep in mind christmas is only three hundred odd days away. lots of expenditures this past christmas on laser, supplies, clothing, sports gear, car essentials, organizations and now headphones. these jaybirds is a hefty buy but it was time to make the upgrade rather than just settle for something mediocre. they’re ready to rock and roll next time i’m working my butt off

day 1538 – sit stand

img_20200203_1446394829203692165745211.jpgonly ordered days ago and excited to find my laptop stand already at my doorstep. can’t wait to unwrap and put it to good use once i can set up my home workstation. it isn’t as sturdy as the picture on the site showed but it should do the job and carry the weight of my laptop. i’ve been very diligent with my spendings, and this is one i thought was timely with my situation

day 1354 – vapors 

it’s been months since i last splurged on something for myself but this week i went all in. long overdue for a new pair since my current pair wasn’t the right fit which probably caused the growing bone pain. these new jets are baked, sharpened and ready to go, the only question is am i ready to go. i was excited to be skating with these vapors for the very first time but this wasn’t quite enough to lift my mood. i couldn’t get into the game at all after being bummed out with some work conflicts all morning

day 1345 – toilette 

img_20200204_1603006920577001982564904.jpgi was fine with the rags i had, but my mom gave my fresh towels instead. the frayed edges and faded colours gave it character and added sentimental value. i would rather save money for other things like pay off my large bills and ever growing expenses. saving has become harder; need to work harder at it and make sure i keep that going. i still want to catch a down payment sometime sooner rather than later

30shareit [fourteen]

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the human resources department surprised me with an envelop on my desk enclosed with small gifts and a gift card. tis the season; the countdown to christmas is officially on when i receive my first gift. i better get started on my christmas shopping for all my gifts including my annual secret santa exchange. spending so much money yet i still haven’t bought myself anything

day 1214 – wearables

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playing with my newest gadget and the newly setup charge 2. my mom benefits from my investment because she inherited my old charge hr. teaching was very tiring and a killer for my throat today because i had be extra stern and strict. i find a lot of the students are getting a little laxed when it comes to discipline and self practice so i had to send a message and reestablish my expectations; i had to take more control and not let them get too comfortable in that state. good thing i only had to teach sergeant-like for three classes or i wouldn’t be able to talk at playoffs tomorrow

day 1052 – bellingham

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fun times driving south of the border to shop for some closing out deals. many of the shelves were swept clean, but luckily we were still able to find some equipment that we were looking for. this day trip allowed me to back away from recent matters and just let my day naturally roll out. the drive down wasn’t too bad, but we hit friday rush hour traffic on the way back which made me really close to having a road rage outburst