day 2414 – shadow maintenance

bringing shadow into bmw for its last annual car service under my ownership. it was another expensive service, but that’s nothing new with beemers. the exterior is looking sharp and sparkling clean, but i still need to give the interior a wipe down this weekend before i show it to potential owners. i hope to find a good owner who will take good care of it. i’m really looking forward to receiving an upgraded car that i’ve already put a lot of money down

day 2080 – four series

brought my car into autowest to service today not expecting to come back with a big list of problems. it was suppose to be an annual oil plus a light bulb replacement, but the mechanics also reported that my washer fluid pump and oil filter gasket also needed to be replaced. i’m not replacing those with bmw because they charge way more than what the other mechanic shop had quoted me. at least i got to drive a brand new four series around for the day as a courtesy car

day 1977 – big screen television

img_20200130_2040208310429405958525686.jpgthe delivery guys brought the new television my parents ordered on boxing day. after installation, we realized we need to buy a new tv stand that’s wider because the existing stand wasn’t built to hold monstrous screens like this. i never once thought my living room would have something almost cinematic. it totally redefined the definition of big screen television. now imagine reclining my seat to watch all the movies and sports games on high definition

day 1912 – design table

the new drawers we put in to the plant production finally came into the design studio. it was a massive unit hence it was a big struggle maneuvering and lifting the quartz top. with the help of eight people, we managed to transport the old out and new in. i’m just relieved the cabinet fit into the space or else all fingers points at me. the new drawers definitely puts a big upgrade to the design table and design area as a whole

day 1809 – home decor

after hearing their countless trips to furniture stores all over lower mainland, glad my parents settled on a dining table they actually liked. they’re picky with how it looks and how it matches our house. i’d like to say i played a small role in the selection process. it matches the new kitchen cabinets we installed last year. the home improvement just keeps on coming; i wonder what is next on my parent’s list

day 1779 – baseball tees


team picture time when everyone is upgraded from worn out cotton tees to sporting new baseball drifit. it would have been perfect if most of us ordered one size down; nonetheless, we all look like better ballplayers despite our record. squint field must be the least bug friendly field we play at; i feel like the bugs realize that i’m wearing expired off bug spray. it was a close game until the end when we lost it in open inning. i’m quite disappointed with my last inning at bat when i was pressing too hard to pull it down left field line

day 1704 – mills shopping 


i haven’t had time to go out and shop in ages and today i made up for the lack of new clothing. i went to tsawwassen mills to catch some easter deals; spent over three hundred bucks and bought a total of nine tops, two bottoms, and three pairs of shoes. it’s the only time i’ll be able to go shopping because of the rare day off. i went through months and months of not buying things for myself so it was much needed splurging. couldn’t find the new gym shoes i wanted but still satisfied having gotten roshes. i still wanted to keep shopping if the outlet wasn’t about the close

day 1701 – canuckle head

upgrading our seats to section 104 on henrik bobble head night. showed up the rogers arena when the doors opened to get this the exclusive souvenir before hitting the lounge for some grub. was looking forward to try the famous lobster roll until i realized there’s onions, so ended up with a triple o’s burger instead. the canucks was definitely the better team and dominated the ducks even though losing would be for a better cause at this point of the season. i think of the games i’ve gone to this season, only one was a loss 

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 1434 – gadget goodies

img_20200203_1531481016830606577613882.jpgmy order of phone goodies came in and couldn’t wait to mount it on my dash. put quite a bit of money into my gadgets and accessories lately but these are quite necessary. i feel i’m overdue to put myself higher on the priority list and spend more on the things I like and upgrade myself. it’ll happen in phases – this is the first of it. maybe an upgrade is what I need to get me out of this funk and depressing state