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…

Inspiration Pass Bonanza – 27 September to 10 October 2017

Back in May 2015, I attended The Happy Show at Museum of Vancouver with my cousin – we all had complimentary entry to the museum because her friend was holding an Inspiration Pass and thereafter, I put myself on the request list with VPL for one as well. Over two years later – the wait…

Coast to coast with Air Canada

In early September, I got an email from Air Canada announcing their Coast-to-Coast Flight Pass. Apparently it was the first time this was being offered. On Flyer Talk, someone expressed their frustration having to buy a North America flight pass just to go from Toronto to Yellowknife. And browsing through the 44 regularly offered flight…

Impulse buy: umbrella stroller (but was it really?)

Our main stroller is an Uppababy Vista 2014 model in Black. I remember making the decision back in 2015, tentative about making big ticket purchases, before E made his appearance and we would know everything is okay. West Coast Kids had a clearance sale on older 2014 models, so we got it for $599 or…

The lion, the sheep and a story

In a recent (s7e5) episode of Game of Thrones, Cersei said, The lion does not concern itself with the opinions of the sheep. Now, why did that sound so familiar? It’s not because I clearly recall Tywin saying it way back (in s1e7). And it would be appropriate for the Lannisters to say this give…