Converting to electric toothbrush

Last Christmas, we did Secret Santa just amongst my in-laws of my generation. NPY saw a Red Flag Deals about this electric toothbrush system, regular over $100 and discounted to $50 for the day (or week) on Amazon. He told me about it as he was adding it to his wishlist on Elfster and right…

Discovering Encanto in Cantonese

A few things for background: I like to remind NPY that I “discovered” Lin-Manuel Miranda first. That in addition to listening to Hamilton so many times, I also read Hamilton: The Revolution. Whereas he only consumes information as videos. When I ripped my entire Hong Kong pop collection to MP3, I got rid of the…

Wake up call

I was so excited to add a blog post to my other site (catchstargirl.ca) recently because of discovering Encanto in Cantonese but came across it having a critical error. I hoped it would clear on its own because “I’m too busy for this right now” and it didn’t. I took some crackpot advice to delete…

A slice of life

For the rate that I post these days, I do in passing think about combined the two domains but it’s not so expensive, the .CA domains with built in privacy. When the restaurant isn’t footing the bill for hosting I’ll have to think about another, cheaper hosting. I just don’t want to give up either…

Vistaprint face masks

Can it really be, almost two years since we’ve been in a pandemic, 18 months or so since mask mandates began. When we started wearing masks, I lugged out the sewing machine and found some simple enough patterns to follow and used up fabric that had been languishing in my fabric drawer. I didn’t have…

My YouTube channel

It was like a “Christmas gift” where I was notified on December 24 last year that I had reached 100 subscribers to my nothing YouTube channel. 99% of my videos are private, a searchable platform for my to upload videos of the kids (also uploaded to OneDrive) and where I can create playlists by age…

Year in review 2021: Books

I go into the year thinking I won’t be able to read much between having two kids now and back to full-time work starting in January but I did not bad at all! Well, 35 books and I would say that a cookbook and a manga are a a little bit of a stretch. I…

Year in review 2021: Music

When I look at the songs that I downloaded this year, it seems to reflect a lot of the moods but also the fun discoveries. Download? Yes. I’m a dinosaur and instead of letting Spotify take over my life, I want to have a collection. I really hate YouTube Music that took over Google Play…

Hallowe’en 2021 – Ninjago edition

It feels like Hallowe’en was so long ago and I’m just behind in everything. Hallowe’en 2020 consisted of heading downstairs and partaking in Kona Baby Boutique’s neighbourhood celebrations with MY and hanging out in the square. For the first time, we spent Hallowe’en with in-laws and their preschool-aged child. It was six months into Covid…

Kiddo’s first virtual Conqueror challenge (Inca Trail)

Between gorgeous medals, rapid-fire new releases, new release specials and their fifth anniversary registration special, I (we) are now signed up for enough Conqueror Virtual Challenges to take us years LOL. The challenges I’ve registered for are a mix of “high & low” (longer and shorter distances) and the aesthetics of the medals reflect what…