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…

My first Conqueror virtual challenge (Mount Fuji)

I’m not sure how the IG algorithms found me. I wasn’t seeking out new virtual challenges to register for and merely exploring those that are listed in the Canada Running Series newsletter, i.e., the usual races but virtual edition. IG being so visual and it was the Mount Fuji medal I saw back then and…

Weekly and meal planning in Google Keep

While I re-started bullet journaling on January 1 this year, completed with a proper Leuchterm 1917 notebook in Army Green and a dedicated pen I got from a shop in California I really wish I remember the name, I haven’t yet shaken my weekly (meal) planning using Google Keep. After all – I just checked…

Home “reno”: working from home

I have another post about our new normal that started with the new year but the easier one to post is how I created a workspace for myself because there will be times – often enough – where NPY and I are both working from home. We never considered sharing a workspace and switching off…

Year in review 2020: Books

Total books read: 38 🎧 Percentage that were audiobooks: 4 🍚 Percentage that were “Asian-American”: 13 🐣 Percentage chick-lit: 10 💯 Percentage non-fiction: 15 🔎Percentage not “Available Now”: 23 🇨🇦 Percentage Can Con: 12 👽Percentage that is sci-fi/speculative/dystopian fiction: 7 🏫Percentage that is YA novel: 7 ✊🏿 Percentage that came from BLM recommended reading/”woke” reading:…

Disney Emoji Blitz

As far back as at least October 20, I have been hooked on this game called Disney Emoji Blitz that I saw in an Instagram ad. There I said it. It looked legit associated with Disney although reviews say that the app used to be owned by Disney and that since its break from the…