Thirteen years in Vancouver by the numbers (of trips away)

Later this year will be the 13th anniversary of my moving to Vancouver. Thirteens years – less 16 months in Toronto – of being based in Vancouver, going from graduate student to corporate wage slave and now working mom with inescapable responsibilities and restrictions. For some reason, I did the tally and by the middle of…

Craving

I didn’t know it until last weekend. I’m craving conversation. I’m craving a different point of view. I’m missing the refreshed feeling I get from those encounters. All day long, I hear snippets of my colleagues gossiping. It’s so tiresome. At home, I hear a toddler who doesn’t haven’t enough words for what he wants…

A slice of my life – April 2017 edition

Here’s what’s been going on lately… I feel like I’m planning for three trips at once Oh, wait, I am! I’m headed to Halifax+Toronto in a couple of weeks. There’s also the set-in-stone Toronto trip in the summer for Lil Sis’ wedding. And I’m also trying to organize a Vegas bachelorette trip. For a hot moment last…

Fitness at Granville and Drake

Looking back at my calendar, it turns out I have been going to Ballet Lounge since early November last year, that is, five months now. My calendar also tells me that I went to 10 Level 1 classes before attempting a Level 2 class and that I have attended 23 classes there so far. All but…

Registered: MEC Halifax Race Two – Citadel Highlander

YES. For once, I remembered to Google (actually, Bing, but I’ll get to that in another post), for running events occurring in the cities I’m visiting. How many times have I arrived somewhere unprepared for a last-minute registration and carrying a huge amount of regret during the trip? Too many times. Nothing is going on of…

Upcoming (Spring 2017 edition)

It’s March and spring is in the air and things begin again anew and I am unwittingly internalizing some of that feeling. This year, for my third year, I am volunteering through CRA’s CVITP program to assist eligible individuals in my community who have modest incomes and simple tax situations. Last year, I was on…

Vancouver’s Hot Chocolate Festival 2017

So, one of my New Year’s Resolution was to post more often* on Instagram. I like telling a short story with the photo – it being like microblogging and all. With my Hot Chocolate Festival adventures, I’m well on way to being successful with this resolution! 21 January: Terra Breads with my Aunt Cindy #56…

Before and after: our condo

Note: I’ve been “sitting” on this post in drafts forever (at least a year since the most recent photo below) that it’s kind of ridiculous. Currently, our place looks nothing like it does below, LOL. But I love the how I have photos from when we moved in and it was empty and far more…

New theme, new headers

Installing a new WordPress theme (Dyad) means a blog refresh and motivation to update my header images. I only went back as far as E’s birth month because, otherwise it’s too many photos to sift through! I did not consider using any food photos and conclude that I am very much about using photos that suggest…

Sporty Lately: ClassPass + yoga like I like it

As promised, I’m finally blogging about ClassPass. My coworker Andrea had talked about it for months and I kind of ignored it. Basically, I thought I had my fitness studios to frequent and  I wasn’t looking around for more. But when I gathered together the list of barre studios I wanted to try and a two-for-one offer…