day 1680 – olympic souvy 

i’m hoping the coldest of the winter is beyond us for this season, but if it’s isn’t, i’ll have a toque to fall back on. a lot of the times the last resort for souvenirs is edibles, but honestly receiving something other than edibles is a good thoughtful souvy. didn’t catch much of the olympics being so busy with work and life, but this will be a keepsake to remember where and when it was

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day 1669 – snow boot

snow boots all around after hours of flurries. the flurries of snow fall was continuous throughout the day and got heavy at certain points. i risked it and drove to work with my shadow, but got very anxious as the snow fall got heavier and i see my car covered in six inches of white powder. like many others, i left work early, but not early enough to avoid the congested road. it took over 75 minutes of slipping and sliding before i got home, but thankfully got home safely

day 1247 – robson square

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i can describe robson square outdoor ice rink as a massive crowd of people that falls into two categories: those who can’t skate or skates well but causes havoc. the ice condition was horrible by the time we arrived, good thing we brought our own skates because rentals would not be worth it. i wonder when the zamboni gets a chance to pave the ice. we had a short skate before heading out to check out the new sportchek across the street

day 1229 – whister getaway

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i try to be true to myself, keep myself on track and know when i’m deserving and when i’m not. this is a very deserving winter getaway to whistler with the intent to hit the slopes and spend some relaxing time. here we get to run our own schedule – after checking into aava, it was a morning of skiing, laying low in afternoon before dinner and then an inadvertent night stroll. the slope conditions were good, icy in some but lots of fresh powder in the less travelled runs. day one of our vacation, just a day out of the norm

day 1226 – car ironing

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thinking about car tires all day because of expected snowfall in the city and the new tire regulations up sea to sky highway. good thing both problems are resolved. one, by stacking some plates in my trunk to the add weight to my car. it might not be much, but should still make it more grounded and a bit less susceptible to skidding. the second, confirmed that my mom’s car tire meets the regulations to get up whistler

day 141 – getting my gear ready

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it’s getting close to that time of the year again. as the mountain condition gets better, i am starting to get antsy to grab my gear and go for the first run of the season. managed to gather first half my ski gear, now just need to dig up my ski apparel and baselayers to weather the cold conditions