2018 Review

My resting heart rate continued to drop from 67 bpm to my normal 60 bpm in the past week, so I ended 2018 and starting 2019 with a healthy body. Before planning for the new year, here are some highlights of 2018 off the top of my head: completed my first full marathon completed my […]

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Still Sick…

Still feeling sick – poor sleep quality, headaches, coughing, and short of breath. But I think it’s improving – less frequent wake ups in the middle of the night and less severe headaches. A few people had told me in the past few weeks that I looked much thinner. I don’t have the habit of […]

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Awaiting Storm…

Typing up this weekly entry in the studio as the whole city anxiously waits for the approaching super typhoon Mangkhut… Started off this week with a little family storm of my own.  Had a big argument with my mom on Monday over dinner.  It was a recurring argument about me not willing to eat the […]

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Week of Friends’ Meetups (again)

Managed to meet and catch up with friends every day except Tue. in the past week. Including a couple more meetups planned for my last few days here, I’ll have seen and catch-up with almost everyone I intended to see during this long vacation. On top of that, a couple of my UW friends just […]

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Week of Art

Started off the past week with volunteering at a Senior centre on Monday morning, the elderly seemed happy seeing me again and I’m happy that they still remember me and welcomed me to do Chinese calligraphy with them. Had lunch with my friend before I headed downtown to see the Banksy Exhibition and explored the […]

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Week of Friends’ Meetups

Without any plans whatsoever, I managed to meet up with different friends for lunch and/or dinner every single day throughout this week. My somewhat loose strategy was to first meet up friends who I didn’t get to see when I was in town last year. I got to meet and catch up with 2 of […]

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Mission Completed, Real Vacation Starts!

Barely slept last night, probably due to worries of not getting enough sleep to drive my parents and sister to the airport in the early morning. Worrying about not getting enough sleep is truly a self-fulfilling prophecy. At one point I did fall into a short but deep sleep. I dreamt that my dad found […]

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3-Day Montreal Trip

We (my parents, sister, and me) tagged along my Toronto’s sister’s family of four to a 3-day weekend trip to Montreal, Quebec. My brother-in-law lived in Montreal for 4 or 5 years when he first emigrated to Canada with his family, so he knows the city pretty well. He took us to many places including […]

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Sketch… Saint-Joseph Basilica

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5-day Trip Trough The Rockies

Concluded our rushed 5-day local tour through the Rockies yesterday. It was my first time visiting some of the most scenic locations of my home country. We rushed from one tourist attraction to another including Lake Moraine, Banff, Lake Louise, Jasper National Park, Maligne Canyon… Being immersed in the breathtaking sceneries, one just cannot help […]

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