My BIG Day

Didn’t make a it a big fuss for my 39th birthday yesterday, but it was still rather memorable… Had my usual weekly calligraphy class in the morning, it just so happened that the last letter of the Thousand Words (千字文) was covered.  It had been more than a year since I learnt the first letter! […]

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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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April is Here!!

Went on a long weekend binge watching Friends, had instant noodle in tupperware and a couple of beer… As unauthentic as this little March Break is, it felt like I can use a little bit of nostalgia before starting things anew… March 2018 is officially over, and that marks the end of my 2 year […]

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Coffee Workshop

Before going to buy some red fai chun paper in preparation for the upcoming volunteering work on Monday, I decided to go pick up my long due (beginner) barista certificate nearby.  It just happened that there was a coffee workshop going on, I aimlessly went in the seminar room while the speaker was wrapping up […]

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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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Longest Running Practice

Completed my longest practice ever this morning!  Ran about 24k, walked for about 10 min at 3/4 of the way and tried taking in a pack of power gel.  My energy level seemed to have replenished somewhat as I didn’t feel the hunger towards the end like last week, but the joints on my left […]

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Baking Class

Got my friend to take me to a trial baking class last night.  It was my first ever cooking class, a very enjoyable experience.  There’s something magical about the process of making bread – mixing the raw ingredients, kneading the dough with your hands, patiently waiting for the yeast to ferment, then anxiously waiting more […]

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Half Marathon

Completed my half marathon run, 2hr 18min, my personal record! ✌🏻 The half marathon was not the main reason for this trip, I hesitated to register when my friend told me about it after I booked my flight because I stopped my running practice for 3 months due to the hot weather in HK. With […]

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Last Running Practice

Had my last running practice this morning before the half-marathon on Sunday. Ran 10K, took just a little over 60min, a personal record! Have been disciplined enough to regularly practice while vacationing. Practiced about 5 times, but doubt that it’s enough for the coming half-marathon, will try my best and enjoy the run on Sunday!

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2nd Half-Marathon Completed!

Completed my 2nd half-marathon with an improvement of ~15 mins (unofficially) compared to last year!  Thankful.  Building upon experience from last year, this year’s run seemed more pleasurable and less exhaustive, it felt like I can run an extra 1 or 2k after passing the finish line!  Perhaps I can attempt to run a full marathon […]

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