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last meal of the year is a hotpot at home paired with a canucks win against the oilers. there’s no party for me this year; i just wanted to lay low and let christmas eve be as mellow as possible. i’m so done with all these feasts and drinking fests, this will be the last of the holiday craziness. i’ve been feeling tired the past two days but i’m not sure why i don’t sleep in during my holiday, maybe it’s the workaholic in me

30 share it [twenty nine]

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treated to a lunch by my student because she wanted to give me a christmas present but didn’t know what to buy. it was very sweet of her but i’m happy to take her out. i made her make sure there’s no onions and no green onions in my dish. it’s bizarre she’s so scared of me, yet she likes me and always wants to hang out with me. that logic is puzzling, but i must be doing something right

30 share it [twenty eight]

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an afternoon at cypress bowl with a a highschool friend got us pretty neat stats that tracked some skiing numbers. we went progressively faster with each run and it helped when we chose blue runs to avoid the crowds. my favourite run of the day was the upper fork with midway being a close second; no unintentional black diamond runs for me this time around. i stopped having feeling in my foot at our third run, but at least i wore my balaclava this time and didn’t freeze my face

30 share it [twenty seven]

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a good day doing mostly the things we enjoy like watching midget hockey and wishlist shopping before a pig out and a quick stop to admire the christmas tree at mcarthurglen. i didn’t cross off anything on my shopping list but he found good deals on what he was looking for. just taking advantage of our time off during the holidays and soaking in the festive season while we can

30 share it [twenty six]

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i’m disappointed there’s so little belief in me and although it doesn’t take anything away from my ability, it bugs me more than i show it. it sucks to be looked upon with double standards because some just can’t accept the fact that girls can have the same abilities. i guess it’s all about their egos. i can’t control what others choose to believe, but i can control what i can do. i’ll still keep pushing forward like always

 

30 share it [twenty four]

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attending my second christmas party in as many days. walking into a larger crowd only knowing one person, but didn’t feel the awkwardness because everyone was welcoming. mo and i got there just in time for the start of dinner and a counter top was already filled with food. there was a large selection to choose from including of veggies, meats and desserts to choose from. i didn’t have the stomach room to try all the dishes, but of all the dishes i tried, salmon was my favourite

30 share it [twenty three]

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last day of work for the year. it was a slow morning and time was going by even slower after lunch. everyone in the office are mulling around, waiting for an authoritative one to make announce dismissal. the whole department had a nice year end lunch out at brown’s social house. all i want to do is get off so i can go to the gym and then see my hamberites

30 share it [twenty one]

when suppliers offer the entire design team nandos for lunch. it’s my first time eating nandos food and i was excited based on what others have said. after trying it myself, i wasn’t sure why there’s so much hype about their chicken. i guess i eat chicken all the time and my mom makes them really tasty. their food was just average; i find it a bit too heavy, saucy or burnt

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although temperature rose compared to last few days, the mini hotpot pairs well with this kind of cold weather. sitting in front of the sizzling stove keeps me warm, but my clothing ends up taking all that flavour with me everywhere i go. the curry soup base paired with chicken was very rich and flavourful; i didn’t even use any extra sauces and was feeling very thirsty afterwards. inspired for another homemade hotpot this winter

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