day 1580 – many miles 

one thousand two hundred odd kilometres later, i have made another loop around portland. road trips are meant to be fun but don’t realize how tiring it can be until i get home. intake was upped significantly during the vacation days, i must once again put on eating restraints; maybe i don’t mind having eating disorder again. it’s good to be back home sleeping on my own bed even if it feels like a sauna

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day 1578 – district hopping

a fully loaded day going through district after district. the walk through sketchy streets of old chinatown, pearl district, downtown area and then classy lloyd district. the streets were surprisingly quiet on a sunday morning but started filling as noon hit. the heat was sweltering in the afternoon as most of the traveling was outdoor and done on foot. we hit up cartlandia to grab some dinner; my food truck curiosity and appetite was satisfied and so was my sushi burrito

day 1577 – mcmenamins 

doing the six hour drive down to portland, not for competition, is a first. it seems like forever since i last had two consecutive days off, as i try to leave work behind for the next four days. a four day vacation begins with a stop at pike place market before hitting up the hipster city of portland. of all the times i made the journey south, i’ve never heard or visited the many mcmenamins that are situated all around oregon

day 1505 – venturesome 

hustling hard everyday just to fulfill vancouver’s living standards. trying to hustle harder to hunt down my future unit in the rising economy. at the end of each long work intensive day, i tell myself i’m going to get rewarded in the end – somehow, someway. in the meantime, the little periodic getaways are the highlights i look forward to; well earned time off to relax. i will be back for more adventures after visiting places i’ve always wanted to visit. one day, i’ll get the hawaiian or beachy trip that i’ve always wanted

day 1451 – flying home

saying goodbye to florida and the sunshine for now; i hope to be back soon. it was a memorable trip going away with mo and experiencing florida together. being ill on this trip for sure dampened my mood and made things difficult. it was a short and good one, but i’m glad we’re heading home to where it’s most comfortable and familiar. now it’s time to get back to our normal routine and resume our grind

day 1447 – florida bound

the day did not go as planned, especially not before i take off for vacation. my work day was cut short because i threw up everything i had eaten the night before. all i could do was go home and hope that i get better after sleep. i ate a bowl of plain congee for dinner before checking into yvr for our red eye flight to florida. it all sounds like a rocky start but everything about our florida adventures must go on as scheduled

whistler wonderland

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up whistler mountain we go for our little weekend escape with a blend of indoor and outdoor time. we skied whistler mountain on the first day and blackcomb mountain on the next, but both days returned to our hotel mildly frozen and then instantly warmed with a cappuccino. a great way to celebrate our ninth dining at earls and pigging out on my sirloin steak which isn’t in my normal diet. i had a good weekend not working, not stressing about school, not responding to emails, and almost undivided attention on skiing and of course mo. ideally would’ve liked to get more skiing in, but it is what it is and i’ll be sure to have more chances later this month. it was fun while it lasted, definitely looking to extend it on the next one. i have a feeling we’ll both want a warmer destination on our next go