Back to BuJo with Hubman & Chubgirl

Several things in my life need to change and for me, change requires tracking to make it a habit. I recall how I purchased an army green Leuchtturm 1917, the recommended notebook for bullet journalling (“BuJo”) to start in January 2021 and abandoned it by June 2021. I was rubbish at noting the day’s events…

Lifehacks lately (Summer 2022)

What’s life these day but problem-solving and trying to come up with the most elegant solutions? Here is a round-up of problems lately around the house and the resolution. Problem: This actually isn’t lately at all. Last summer was the first for extended heat waves, “heat domes” and – mostly – parents of two working…

Crafting lately: Conqueror heavy medal honeycomb display

What’s not to admire about the gorgeous Conqueror Virtual Challenge medals and and official wooden honeycomb display sold on their website? Of course I want the medal display, after so many years and so many in-person marathon (half-marathon) medals that I’ve been challenged to display. Turns out that there are plenty of Etsy options, too:…

Crafting lately: Yoto card binder

My sister can be so thoughtful when it comes to gifts. She’s also more like my mother in practically sparing no expense when it comes to educational tools for her kid(s). My mum got us all sorts of gadgets for learning spelling and reading. We had the classic 1980s Speak & Spell game, several electronic…

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…

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…