I just googled “How to calculate the difference between two hex codes?”

Sometimes I feel like I’ve lost all nerdiness and geekiness. Earlier today, I was fan-girling over David’s Tea’s current design of tins and Perfect Spoons. Like, fan-girling hard. I have to restrain myself from buying more spoons in new enticing colours because I already have THREE. David’s Tea has great marketing. Besides the wonderful colours,…

Year in review: 2017

Let’s run through this quickly! Who wants to dwell on this year anyhow? Nothing much of note happened in January and in February, I went slightly bonkers for hot chocolate again. In March, I volunteered for CVITP again (my third year). April was my trip to Halifax and the botched up MEC 5K run. Seriously,…

Year in review 2017: Books

Total books “read”: 40 – Percentage that were audiobooks: (15/40 = 38%) – Percentage that were “Asian-American”: (13/40 = 33%) – Percentage non-fiction: (11/40 = 28%) – Percentage written by celebrities: (7/40 = 18%) – Percentage Can Con (11/40 = 28%)           Jessica Alba’s The Honest Life: Living Naturally and True to You (Mar…

December 2017 Air Canada saga

(I was going to post this on IG but I think it thought I was too long-winded so I am posting here.) A week ago today, I was so steamed. I was standing amidst a crowd of Vancouver-bound passengers at Toronto Pearson Airport and shouting into my phone that SOMEONE is going to hear from…

I’ve finally broken even with my Mobi bike sharing membership

Back in the beginning of July, I joined Mobi purchasing the 365 Day Pass Standard for $135.45 (that’s $129 plus tax) that gives me unlimited 30-minute rides for a year. At $2.20 per 1-zone subway ride that a bike ride home replaces, it would take 62 rides to break even with riding transit and only…

It’s…. Advent Calendar season again!

Better late than never …! **** For the kid I went store-bought. In the middle of September, I spied this gem at Chapters –  Playmobil Christmas on the Farm edition. So, by the end of September, I had ordered this. E will have fun opening the compartment every day – except when we are away for…

Class Pass: new credit system

Since August, my only fitness membership has been with ClassPass as it fulfills my need to visit different gyms and studios to have a moderately diverse workout program. My membership was, until the beginning of November, their 10 classes/month one and I take planning and tracking my classes very seriously. The following is an example…

Some lifehacks for now (Part 1)

It seems like one of my current life goal is to ensure the house stays functional and doesn’t succumb to the constant influx of STUFF that disproportionately comes with having a child around, on top of two adult consumers. I haven’t collected all of the hacks I’ve noticed and I don’t know the shape of…

Mondays Fundays

I have been really fortunate for the past year to be able to work four days a week, after returning from mat leave. Mondays, after the weekend, are for just me and E and they are getting to be really fun these day – with bouts of trying. He is, after all, over two years…

Crafting lately: Halloween 2017

In a quick look back on E’s first two Halloweens: In 2015, I made three-month old E a lion costume. In 2016, I bought a Carter’s panda hoodie and made a science/medical officer long-sleeve top that matched my science/medical officer sheath. It felt redundant and infantile to get another Carter’s hoodie costume. E could fit…