Currently reading: Lucy Holliday’s A Night in with Grace Kelly

When I’m looking for instant gratification by filtering VPL’s ebook collection by “Available Now”, I often see Lucy Holliday’s A Night in with Audrey Hepburn. Little did I know it was a trilogy until I saw the second volume, starring Marilyn Monroe and then I finally saw A Night in with Grace Kelly (2016). Audrey…

So, I just bought a boring black tote bag

For a while, I wanted the Michael Kors Jet Set tote (below, left). It was all the rage a few years ago – such clean lines, elegant but practical. I don’t know if it always had a zip-top as it has now but I didn’t enjoy the way it pinched the top in profile view to…

Run for the swag

It’s kind of on my mind that I should/could sort-of train for an 8K and run in May. It’s largely because I saw the 2018 Vancouver Marathon design and I want some of it. Even the coarse rendering and display on gray t-shirts is nice. In practice, each race length will have a different colour…

Planning January

I wanted to make this post title more snappy but it would lose all sense. Like if I called it “Planuary January”*, haha. I’ve become a planner. I’ve always been one but this January, it was Official. I was planning … Our meals. Setting the four-week plan wasn’t so hard. Even NPY was interested in…

Currently reading Kathleen A Flynn’s The Jane Austen Project

When I finished reading Kathleen A. Flynn’s The Jane Austen Project (TJAP) at 5 am, I felt like the wind was knocked out of me and I gave it a five-star rating on Goodreads. I haven’t done that before. I did as I do now and found the title searching what’s Available Now in e-books at…

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…