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 2016: Books

I thought I would not get a drop of reading done this year and for several years but- me not read? It’s impossible as it turns out. In the past, I tried twice to use Overdrive and check out e-books from the library but I couldn’t set-up it properly – the set-up wasn’t foolproof. But…

Year in review: 2016

With my mat leave continuing for the first half of the year, it was eventful. Plus, I had leftover vacation time on top of vacation that accrued while I was on leave on top of a new vacation. I was rich in vacation days and it wasn’t my style to take it all at once…

2015: The year in review

This review comes late because I was out on my first New Year’s Eve in Vancouver (also first with NPY) and then went on a weekend road trip on January 1. And I also had large gaps in the middle of the year I was loathed to go through my calendar to fill in. But…

Year in review 2015: Books

Ohhh, this review isn’t so very late since it’s not quite a week into the new year, right?? So let me just get right to it. Total books “read”: 30 – Percentage that were audiobooks: 33% (10/30) – Percentage that were “Asian-American”: 13% (4/30) – Percentage non-fiction: 47% (14/30) – Percentage written by celebrities: 23%…

2014: The Year in Review

On January 31, 2014, the Year of the Wooden (Green) Horse began and it will end on February 19, 2015. It marked the beginning of my third 12-year Chinese zodiac cycle which means … dum-dum-dum … I turned 36 sometime during 2014. I prefer to believe that one’s zodiac year is a good one (the…

Year in review 2014: Books

It might say something but I don’t entirely recall spending this year reading but when I look back upon this list – which I start in, oh, July – I managed to sneak it in. I suppose next year, I’ll be starting this list in January. I’ve been reading a lot during my December holiday…

Year in review: Books

The beginning of 2013 when I was chipping away at the first novels/books on these lists feels like half a lifetime ago, both in real time and in how long ago those books seem to be. Here is all that kept me busy – and out of trouble ;) – in 2013. Fiction          *…

2013: The Year in Review

Uh-oh, I just realized how very broken this site is. The blog post links work but fancy stuff like the slide show gallery of photos and the Twitter widget are kaputt. Which means finding a new theme is now added to my Project List. What else has kept me busy this year? January Finalization that…

My Toronto “Year” in Review

500 days ago, I boarded a Vancouver-Toronto flight without much meaning to return to Vancouver. I had had enough of the we(s)t coast city for a year or so and nothing (in the way of a job or a place to live) was keeping me there. The intervening time has been … interesting. At times…