day 2211 – uc crew reunion

underconstruction crew reunion was long overdue. though i last visited hong kong in november and saw one, it’s not the same as having the complete four all together. the visiting uc craved tacos, so that’s where we took our dear friend. we met up at la taqueria for some happy hour nachos and tacos. it’s great to see these faces again and catch up with each other’s lives. not much has changed, but so much has changed. we’re already planning our next gathering and changing our upcoming secret santa rules

day 1867 – underconstruction reunion

first vacation day of this year is when an underconstruction crew comes for a visit. this group has been through and abundance together and apart. no matter how far apart we may live, we always got each other. on our day off. we went though the native land of tsawwassen to shop at mills outlet, ate dinner on reserve land of marpole, and tried the famous japanese matcha dessert at nana’s. we had a blast talking about the past, but also excited planning for the future

day 1838 – funeral flowers

heavy hearted moment learning that one of my long time friend just lost her mother. i paid her family a visit and made sure she knows she’s supported. this must be a difficult moment for her and her family, but i’m really glad to see that she’s holding up well. we hung around after the prayers and chatted about how things will change and even how much she looks forward to our mini upcoming trip

day 1206 – dogphobia

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for all the years, i refused to be in the same house as any four legged animal. i made an exception for one of my closest buddy tonight because it was for her housewarming party. i think it sensed the fear because it was always hovering around me in proximity and came into contact far too many times; too close for comfort. despite that, it was a great night chilling with lifelong friends forever known as underconstruction crew

day 1044 – reunion tour

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bringing back the full underconstruction crew where all of us are in the same timezone. nothing like an evening spent digging up past memories, laughing at our glorious days and relinquishing our dominance as a team. it’s amazing we rarely realize how far back we go and how long our friendship has lasted. we’re a rowdy bunch when the four are put together; reminiscence of the good old days. never underestimate the value of true friendship; we will always have each other’s back no matter which continent we are on

day 1023 – knutsford happy hour

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after a morning and afternoon of family time visiting both grandmas on opposite side of the city, i was off on my own schedule. representing fifty percent of the underconstruction crew in knutsford – a version of lan kwai fong. we had happy hour drinks and potato wedges. i kept my promise and stayed away from alcoholic drinks and ordered a mango passion fruit mocktail instead. our post shopping meal was at a noodles shop called tam jai sam jor. i really can’t afford to get any fatter on this asia trip

resolution series: [eight] weed out people

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in the path that i have traveled along, i have met a lot of people each with their own characteristics and personality. as i cross path with more and more people going towards different destinations, i have recognize those who are true friends. there are those who i enjoy hanging out with, those who share the same interest and goals, and those who i feel comfortable opening up to. you guys fill my life and make me a happier person. together we go through ups and downs; we laugh together and cry together. we share a lot of good times and good memories that i will take with me and i hope you cherish it as much as i do. the older i grow, i find it more crucial to learn to surround myself with positive people who can make it a better and more complete person. negative people have no place in my life because they only distraction towards what i want to achieve. i have been working hard to eliminate all those haters out there that doesn’t support my choices nor approve of my success. i am grateful for all the people who have stuck around in my life and made me feel accepted and wonderful even when not in my most optimal condition. i am sad for those friends i cherish but inevitably have to temporarily separate in order to chase our own destiny. i understand life is a long journey full of dreams and possiblities so no matter how many miles and oceans we are separated by, i believe that we will one day be destined to cross path again