day 952 – milestone at milestones

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celebrating my parents big coral milestone at milestones. it wasn’t my optimal restaurant choice to say the least but had to settle because i wasn’t able to make reservations for my top pick. the food was alright, but the kitchen was super slow and the service was likewise. i was starving at every course of this dinner which didn’t make me a happy camper. happy anniversary to the most amazing parents i could ever wish for. the two of them combined their powers to support me in every possible way

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day 845 – gate six

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it’s chilly but it’s not raining, so why not enjoy a sunday stroll from hipster land to downtown. as long as i am dressed appropriately for this weather, i would be glad to be out making this trek. somewhere in between we stopped for vegetarian food at a hipster restaurant, canucks store at rogers arena, coffee at blenz and vegan gelato in false creek. my first time trying out vegetarian and vegan food; i actually don’t quite mind it at all and debating if i should give converting a try. i really wished my gyms closed later on weekends because i didn’t make it in before it closed

day 695 – old quebec

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tough day of competition with some slippage and certainly disappointment. hit me harder than anyone can imagine but it’s a wake up call and learning experience. i have some thinking, regrouping and re-prioritizing to do when i get back, but i will come back strong. in the meantime, going into old quebec late at night with the purpose of sightseeing. the area is pretty neat with some resemblance of vancity gastown and yaletown. turns out we stopped by mcdonalds just to try the mclobster and some mcflurries. would be nice to come back during the day time if time permits

day 641 – night photography

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tonight was a rather chilly night, but went out with a friend in search of the picture worthy places around town to capture some of the very best of vancity. this is my first time taking out my expensive toy and a tripod to take night shots. it is also my first attempts to play around with dslr and long exposures functions. here’s a pretty dandy shot which i thought deserved tonight’s notable mention. some of the pictures turned out quite well. i think i’ll have to invent more time in photography to get better understanding of my camera’s capabilities

day 585 – anniversary appies

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today marks another wedding anniversary in the books for the two most important people in my life that’s supported and accommodated me in just about every possible way. sometimes it is difficult to show the gratitude towards how much they mean to me, but i am truly blessed to have received all the support throughout. always wishing my numerous commitments would allow us to spend more time together, but know that no matter how short, every moment we share is quality time i cherish

day 307 – broadway musical

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full house crowd at queen elizabeth theatre for the wicked tonight. formally watching my first live musical and it had no shortage of entertainment. neither of us watched a broadway musical before so we were caught off guard when there was an intermission and almost thought that the show ended without a real climax or proper ending. good thing we followed the other folks and stayed patiently in our seats

day 176 – stroll along the seawall

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out in yaletown along the seawall after dinner to look at the city scape at night. the dineout menu for the refinery sounded decent but actual food served wasn’t all that impressive and didn’t live up to our expectations. i guess i had the company that made up for the lack of sparkle