day 2454 – bench wear

got into my office this morning to see a package on my desk as large as my desk. this package was ordered back on boxing day when i decided the need to splurge and treat myself to a new jacket. one jacket turned into two jackets and sweatpants because i simply couldn’t turn down such a good deal. i was really happy with how they fit and not comfy the sweatpants were. i’ll enjoy it to the max before the credit card bill comes

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 1806 – westcoast poke

it’s been months of hearing everyone rave about these poke bowls and now i jump on the freight train. went out to ironwood during lunch time to give westcoast a try. i built a bowl with a mixture of atlantic salmon and albacore tuna with spicy yuzu siracha and wasabi aioli. the siracha sauce had an interesting taste, the good kind of interesting. every time i drive by the westcoast poke, the little shop is packed with lineup out the door. these bowls are really good and refreshing, but they charge way more than how much it cost to make these. i’d get these more often if it was only less expensive 

day 1742 – bundled goods


this is a product of online shopping done last week. the bundle comes from reebok and includes a convertible duffel, hoodie and socks. i haven’t splurged on myself for a long time so i’ll consider it a birthday present that i deserved. i love my sports and can never get enough of looking at athletic gear. initial glance, i like my two-in-one duffel and styling hoodie but the socks seem a little on the thin side

resolution series: [thirty] save up

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often when the the topic of saving comes up, everyone immediately thinks of the bling. but sometimes you have to look at a broader picture of wealth. by definition, wealth means assets; it does not only come in money value, but also comes in knowledge and experience that you possess and the quality of people that surround you. i consider my family an asset, for they are who have raised me, who taught me everything i know and gave me everything i have. i share all my past with them and they do the same with me. the amount of support i receive from them over the years is immeasurable and cannot be calculated in any currency. friends is another asset, because they are who you grow up with, learn from and play alongside. together, we shared countless memories that no one can take away from us. and then of course there’s the financial side of wealth, which unfortunately no one can live without. to save up is to make sure you retain those valuable connections with family, friends, teammates and soul mates. for those you want to continue growing old with, treat them well and take care of the relationships you don’t want to go without. being successful starts now, in planning ahead and building up for the future in all aspects including people. every small increment will grow and over time and will add up over time

…and that concludes my resolution series. hope you found it enjoyable to read as much as i enjoyed writing it

day 347 – make some spend lots

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rare sunday afternoon off teaching which in the ideal world would be used for resting my sore and tired body. but i find myself at metro shopping with the best mom in the world. spending more than i make which can’t be good news for my plan to save up in the long run. i see the problem now, no wonder it’s not working