California March 2019 trip: What we did

Between March 7 and March 18 – eight working days and half of my 2019 vacation days! – we took our California vacation booked back in November on Westjet’s Black Friday sales and planned largely in February. It’s so cute that at 3.5 years old, kiddo has an understanding of travel and anticipation for what…

California March 2019 trip: What we ate

It seems like these days, when I travel – and all I can recall is going to Seattle, Toronto and Halifax for the past while – our food adventures haven’t been anything to report back about. Until this time! A mixture of who we met up with in California, increased enthusiasm for what’s on offer,…

California March 2019 trip: Where we stayed

While we booked our 12-day trip to L.A. back in November (Black Friday sales!), it didn’t feel real until we booked our hotels and car rental only/less than a month out. It’s not like we could cancel our flights without huge fees or anything. La Quinta Inn & Suites San Diego SeaWorld-Zoo Area641 Camino Del…

Kondo-ing that shoe rack

Last week, one evening when I was waiting for NPY to bring SLZ home and dinner was already made, I tidily packed up a box of “Baby Lego” and packed some chunky cars that SLZ really doesn’t play with anymore into a box bulging with infant toys. Last week, I was at a spin class…

Microlending update

In almost 18 months since I started lending through Lending Loop, I’m impressed how my three measly minimum deposits ($200 each) has translate into lending $900 so far.  My actual earnings is so paltry that (Banker) NPY laughs and wonder why I even mention it. I’m excited to be be a part of the growth…

Quora & Google reading

A while ago, I subscribed to Quora and when it asked for my interests, I believe I only listed one and that was the Royal Family. Oh, has it delivered in spades! Further, Google provides me a list of current news based on my interests, so far as it has surmised and it’s fairly Royal…

We are rich… in car seats!

Yesterday, someone offered me a car seat her kids had outgrown. “No!” I scoffed. Not because I mind a hand-me-down but I told her that we have five car seats already and only one kid. Come to think of it, we have six car seats and this is how it happened … Graco Snugride Clickconnect…

Year in review 2018: Books

Total books read: 44 🎧 Percentage that were audiobooks: (15/43) 🍚 Percentage that were “Asian-American”: (9/43) – that’s a bowl of rice, lol – so, this year I’m distinguishing between works that have an Asian-American/Canadian topic vs Asian-American/Canadian author, the latter being denoted with a rice bowl 💒 Percentage chick-lit: (12/43) – an emoji of…

Nellie’s starter bundle

As the end of the year approaches, I’m trying to clear out as many of my blog post drafts as possible. Like this one! I actually made this purchase back in February. Seemingly at PNE every year and every one of the numerous home & garden shows at BC Place, there is a Nellie’s kiosk….

My awesome Sash Bag

(I started drafting this post in March 2017, a couple of months after I got my Sash bag.) I watched what I’ll call the “OG video” which I saw on Facebook, noodled just a bit on the price (I’m cheap) and took the plunge. To date, the OG video is the one with the most…