day 2121 – icelandair

didn’t drive to work today because i’m leaving for the airport straight from the office. never taken iceland air before so i had no idea they were so stingy on allowances. so snacks or meals were provided even on a seven hour flight. icelandair also doesn’t include a check in luggage and charges an outrageous amount to have one checked. on top of that, the carry on size is smaller than other airlines. the seats were so cramped i would never recommend icelandair to anyone

day 1993 – parents los cabos

i rushed from flipping to pick up my parents from the airport after their eight day travel to the sunny los cabos. it so happened to be my dad’s birthday, but they didn’t really feel like eating out when they returned, i guess there was too much of that in mexico. it sounded like they had a relaxing time escaping the cold weather of vancity. i’m glad they live life to its fullest and travel as often as they like. though i lose some freedom, i do restore the regular my eating routine

day 1927 – underpacked

i would say i’m all packed up and to get on this plane but by the time i reached the departure gates, i already had a strong feeling i had severely under packed with my lackluster effort. i clearly didn’t prioritize packing and had minimal time to do so in my schedule. the good thing is i’m heading to asia so i can still buy things as i go. maybe it’s not a bad idea to have reasons to shop for things

day 1021 – yvr much

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i am very happy mo was able to send me off at the airport today, but saying goodbye was super difficult. it was much harder than the last because instead of leaving for three days, i will be without him for twelve days. it was brief stay in vancouver between calgary and hong kong, but we made every day count. the next twelve days will feel so different without his presence. we are separated by many time zones, but we’ll still do our best to have our video chats. i always look forward to reading his messages and seeing his selfies

day 1018 – touring calgary

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after our run at this year’s nationals, we are wandering the streets of downtown calgary. we saw snow and rain in the first three days in calgary, but glad our fourth day was a warm and sunny one. this trip was been leg intensive as if we didn’t spend enough time walking and standing on our feet at the championship, we decided to do more of that. spark science centre, calgary tower, chinatown, stephens avenue and the core shopping mall were amongst the many places we visited. it was a good trip with teambonding time, but we’re all burnt out. i was ready to head home to see mo, but it won’t be long before i fly off again

day 1015 – calgary bound

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the day has come for us to fly out to calgary, but can’t leave without a swagger. repping team bc poomsae at nationals is always something special. i don’t know what to expect and there’s no shame to say there’s fear and uncertainties in my mind. i know i must go out to these competitions because each one is an opportunity to gain more experience and broaden my taekwondo circle. regardless of the results, let’s make it a fun and worthwhile trip

day 802 – yvr sendoff

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send off saturday at yvr where my parents going on yet another vacation, their annual hong kong trip. so happy for them to be on vacation again, they work hard and deserve to enjoy life. i will have to wait patiently for my turn to travel, but i am already looking and planning out next year’s vacations. with my parents out of town means unlimited freedom for the next two weeks, which also means my already crazy schedule just gets a tad crazier. already have my entire schedule crammed with lots of things and only shortage of time to fit everything in. let’s make this a good two weeks stretch