On hold

January 18th, 2015 § 0 comments § permalink

I sort of saw it coming, but coming into this program, I don't think I'll be able to run any marathons this year. It sort of kills me to even come to that decision, but due to the full time nature of training for one and the amount of assignments coming in from school, I think it would be best if I put it on hold until the dust settles for a bit. Still hoping I'll be able to hit my goal for the 10K this year, but we'll see what happens I guess.

No more coffee at 11PM from now on

December 24th, 2014 § 0 comments § permalink

2014 was a strange duck of a year for me. I say that because I'm not sure whether or not I categorize it as either a good or a great year. It was a horrible year for the family as we lost our grandpa earlier, and with Christmas Day less than 24 hours away, it's going to be different. It was different when I lost my other grandpa a couple years back as well. On the other hand, I had an amazing summer and it's looking like the year will end on a bit of a high note. But it would be impudent to consider this year a good year after what happened earlier. Maybe categorizing how a year went is too antiquated of an approach now. It's too unrealistic to expect a year to be perfect, and maybe that's the problem.

The things I think about at 3 in the morning on Christmas Eve.

Post Exam Week Reflection

December 15th, 2014 § 0 comments § permalink

It's been a couple days since finals ended, and in essence, the end of my first term at BCIT. I knew going into this term that BCIT had a reputation for pushing their students to their mental limits, and after going through the meat grinder myself, I guess the stories were true. After 5 exams in one week – two the week before – I think this semester has killed all my drive and excitement over school that I once expressed a few months earlier. I think it's safe to say, after I graduate this is it for my academic career.

Wanted to decompress after the term ended. I've been up since 9AM today, decided to engage in activities that wouldn't really use my brain a whole lot. It's almost 5PM and I don't think I've checked my phone at all.  Aside from this I've been pretty disconnected from everything today. Fuck.

The way that gravity pulls on you and me

November 23rd, 2014 § 0 comments § permalink

Haven't had a lot of time to do this for a while now. Life's gotten a little crazy, but the fact that I'm still here means something I guess.

Music and running have been keeping me sane these days, and thank God for that. However, I'm not quite sure if I'll be ready for the marathon in May, and with my school schedule next semester looking disgusting, I think I might be taking a break from dragonboating, and who knows when I'll come back. There's so much uncertainty next year, and I'm guessing this chaos won't end for a while. But that's OK. I'm not a fan of stability anyways.

Vulnerability

October 16th, 2014 § 0 comments § permalink

An interesting TED Talks video on being vulnerable that was shown to us at my Conflict Management class today. If you've got 20 minutes to spare, I think this is worth watching. Feel free to visit the actual page this video is on, if the small size bothers you.

“Biggest life lesson learned?”

October 15th, 2014 § 0 comments § permalink

Learning how to let go of people from my life.

The Cape

October 5th, 2014 § 2 comments § permalink

Thank you, Maison Martin Margiela, for trying to bring back the cape into men's fashion this fall.

The cape by Masin Martin Margeila

Wheel

September 16th, 2014 § 0 comments § permalink

People have the right to fly
And will when it gets compromised
Their hearts say “Move along”
Their minds say “Gotcha heart”
Let’s move it along
Let’s move it along

And airports
See it all the time
Where someone’s last goodbye
Blends in with someone’s sigh
‘Cause someone’s coming home
In hand a single rose

And that’s the way this wheel keeps working now
That’s the way this wheel keeps working now
And I won’t be the last
No I won’t be the last,
To love her

And you can’t build a house of leaves
And live like it’s an evergreen
It’s just a season thing
It’s just this thing that seasons do

And that’s the way this wheel keeps working now
That’s the way this wheel keeps working now
And you won’t be the first
No you won’t be the first
To love me

–John Mayer ‘Wheel’

Walk with me, Suzy Lee

September 1st, 2014 § 2 comments § permalink

Never thought I'd use the 'School' category to write a blog post on here ever again, but here we are. I'm been wavering between excitement and dread these past few weeks, I guess because I had a great summer and I'm reluctant to let go of that. But at the same time, I feel as if I'm moving towards something important, that my life is finally going in the right direction, that I know what the hell I'm doing.

Peanuts x A Bathing Ape

August 29th, 2014 § 0 comments § permalink

My vinyl toy collecting days are long gone, but once in a while something will show up on my news feed that will reignite that crazy furnace inside of me. A Bathing Ape and Peanuts are joining forces to produce a number of goods for the upcoming Fall/Winter collection, with one of them being this really cool set with Snoopy and Woodstock. My only concern? If it stays true to how BAPE usually prices their products, then this thing will not be cheap.

See the rest of the collection over at Hypebeast.