Cafe Start-up Course

Finally started the 8-session (16 hour) cafe start-up course I registered back in Feb. last night.  The idea of opening a coffee shop took shape after my uncle passed away last year.  After my uncle’s death, I came to realize how meaningless my previous work was and began on a journey to heal myself via […]

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Grave Sweeping

Gloomy day, just the right weather to join my aunt and sister to visit my uncle’s grave.  My aunt reminded us that it has been 1 year, 1 month, and x days since my uncle passed away.  She still misses uncle a lot, but less so than the last time we saw her, may time […]

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Run a Marathon… Check!

I survived my first (and possibly my last) 42.195k run! Nearly bursted into tears when I crossed the finish line! 😭 Received my hard earned medal for finishing the marathon. I had put so much sweat, tears, and blood into it, but it’s all worth it! I’m not sure if I enjoyed the run, just […]

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2017 Review

Took a quick look at the 7 New Year’s resolutions I made as year 2017 started, I’ve completed absolutely zero items, a couple were even left untouched, but I did make good progress on a few of them, so it’s not entirely futile. Looking back on some of the major events that happened to me […]

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(Merry) Christmas

Had dinner at home with my parents last night.  Towards the end of dinner, my dad calmly told us that one of his long time friend, an uncle who’s very close to our family, just passed away.  My mom and I were a bit shocked even though we knew that he had been battling the […]

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Goodbye August, Goodbye Summer!

Another month has gone without a trace, can You make time pass a little slower oh Lord?! I have many things in mind that I wanted to do, but the plans require long term dedication, I’m a bit afraid to even start.  I’ve been planning on an extended vacation back to Canada this Fall, it’s been […]

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Lost and Found

Had been worrying all night that I may have dropped my keys on the street yesterday.  There was nothing I could do until the next morning and I knew worrying wouldn’t help the matter one bit.  Prayed, helped a little, but still didn’t sleep too well throughout the night. I can’t describe how happy I […]

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R.I.P. Liu Xiaobo

The recent media is flooded with news of 2o10 Nobel Peace Prize recipient Liu Xiaobo.  I have been following the media and caught glimpses of the deceased Liu Xiaobo’s photos, couldn’t help but remember my uncle who also died of liver cancer just a few months ago.  My uncle is also around the same age as […]

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Goodbye First .5 of 2017

Another quarter’s gone and the first half of 2017 passed.  What have I done with the time that God had entrusted me with? For the last couple of months, I had finally met up with all the friends I promised to meet and catch-up with during CNY.  I planned to meet them earlier, but my […]

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Barista Exam & Cafe Hopping

A good friend was in the neighbourhood to do some work, I decided to take the meet up opportunity to try out some interesting cafes nearby.  We first went to a cafe that sells designer goods, but was disappointed seeing the “closed” sign at the door.  We saw employees having a meeting inside, they obviously […]

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