day 2135 – champs elysees

today was dedicated shopping day walking down both rue du rivoli and champs elysees. i didn’t buy any designer handbags but i did buy a pair of shoes and some t-shirts. i’m so glad the weather cooperated today since it was all outdoor walking. i guess i shouldn’t be buying much since this trip itself is already costing quite a bit. also, the longer i’ve been away and the more frustrated i am with how some things are dealt with. i’d cut the trip short if i had that option

day 2120 – flips and flops

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packing could wait for until i was done my flips. i was adamant on going to flightclub tonight because it’s the last one before my long trip. i had both my ankles taped just to air on the safe side. my back tucks felt strong today. pretty happy i landed all my back tucks with shoes and no spot, meaning now i have a higher chance of doing some while i’m in other countries. it’ll still feel very different on harder surfaces, but i’m think still willing to try. i hope that stays true when time comes

day 2015 – romaleos

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feeling so excited that my neon nike romaleos 3 was delivered to my doorstep. i’ve never olympic lifted with olympic lifting specific shoes, but i’ve only heard good things about how well it allows you to get under the bar. i notice it’s difficult for me to pull the bar over me which is why i don’t punch the bar aggressively. this should put me into a better position when catching the snatch at the bottom. i can’t wait to try them on the platform and lift bigger weights over my head

day 1761 – bmw museum

parents have landed on vancouver ground and are back home after their europe tour. my mom complained there was nothing good to eat in europe; i can imagine how much her asian taste buds missed asian food. they brought back many things including magnets, clothes, shoes, liquor chocolate and car exhibit items. they remembered to bring back a model z4 for me to bridge the gap while i currently can’t afford my dream car yet. i guess i can still have my z4 model to dream about. the model-sized z4 will turn into the real deal one day

day 1709 – fancy shoes

img_20200130_2212356273806005994131565.jpggot home from dodgeball and two boxes sat beside my staircase. i was so excited to see my shoe order came in the mail as a result of last week’s shopping spree. bought both pairs with a really good deal and they turned out to fit well. one is very comfortable and the other is rather avant-garde. i don’t regret spending the money on these at all; in fact, i should have bought a few more. as much i love shopping and my neverending wishlist, i have to monitor my savings too

day 1697 – shoe gallery

img_20200130_2326031405284642517212092.jpgas part of spring cleaning, i machined ashed some of my shoes thinking it could be fried since it’s nice out. who knew there would be sporadic callings of hail nearing the end of march. enough of the cold wintery weather, i’m ready for some nicer and warmer temperatures. i would like to get out more this spring and summer, especially more tennis and hiking than i managed last year

day 1581 – outfit of the day

img_20200203_1452257240786511345466629.jpgperhaps wearing my new oxford look-alike today gave me a special bounce in my step. today marks one year, how time flies and how things have changed since my start at hd. i’m grateful for how things have shaped up and how much i’ve grown and improved. i’ve doubted myself in so many ways and lost myself far too many times, but i somehow i carried forward even at the toughest crossroad. i look forward to all the opportunities that lie ahead knowing i’m paving my own path

day 1564 – warehouse sale

happily shopping for shoes to reward myself for a job well done. went shoe frenzy and tried on many to find the one that i couldn’t go wrong with. in the past i’ve neglected my own well-being and overlooked many of my desires because i was made to not feel important. i learn to grow, i learn to be stronger, and more importantly i learn to live to be treated the way it should be. over the next little while i will change up my priorities to be sure i put myself as one

day 1111 – my nano

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the arrival of my order with my new nano got me super excited. my shoe racks are getting very full and soon i will need an expansion, but i felt like it was the right time to treat myself to another pair of crossfit training shoes. i can never get tired of shopping for sports stuff, and i can never have too much training gear. i am feeling amped up and ready to take these into the gym and do more aggressive lifts