Friday, October 25, 2013

Personal Piece: Diving into an emotional adventure

I've always imagined what the ideal adventure would be like. Is it skydiving on a cool, breezy weekend in Abbotsford? Or scuba-diving in the Caribbean in the winter season? Perhaps spending a snowy winter night in a hot tub up in Whistler?

While time and money is not available, there's something less costly & more entertaining: Reading!

I love reading, especially science fiction novels. Sometimes, its painful to put down a book half way into reading it. This calls for staying up late/waking up early to catch on where it was last left off. Dark under eyes, sleepy minds don't matter as finishing the book. 

The beauty of reading is like watching a movie, but you're the director who plans out the props, actors/actresses used, and layout of the setting. Only you can see the movie while flipping countless pages filled with words. No one can disturb or modify your picture perfect visuals. 

My favorite author is 深雪。She is one of the best Chinese authors I've read so far. Her novels have been recognized and used as plot in Taiwanese dramas. She does a good job of describing intricate feelings between characters and also painting a picture of the situation for the readers. The level of Chinese for her novels are set at a higher level & contains a minimum of a few hundred pages. 

But if you are interested in Chinese novels, I'd highly recommend you start with short stories that she publish on Road Show HK.

Have a good weekend!

Monday, October 21, 2013

Freebie Mondays: Beauty Box Alert!

Got a special package in the mail in the past month.
Elle's beauty box came in a cute pink rose print.
Super adorable and trendy.

Small booklet with product descriptions. The fall trends of 2013.

Lots of goodies inside:

-3D White Crest Strips
- Coupon:
          -free cartilage when you buy razor
          - free 198g shave gel when you buy regular               shave gel
- Covergirl clump crusher mascara
- Olay Regenerist wrinkle revolution complex
- Pantene Shampoo & Rejuvenating hydrating           masque

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Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Personal piece: where was I in September?

Little did I realize, there's zero blog posts for September! 
Just to catch up of what I've been doing in the last month.

Landed in a co-op job late August. Super stoked to be working for the same company as my first co-op & learning more from the back end. Previous to this, I was working in the operational side contacting customers to schedule appointment for maintenance issues. This time, its more interesting. Working in the Burnaby office, I conduct investigations as to why equipment are not working the way they should. This meant digging in the database system and connecting the dots to formulate a story. Working with a team of analysts has enriched my experience so far. Just one month in, I am still discovering new patterns and stories everyday!

Finally got around to getting a parking pass to arriving early for work to do some cardio. Once I got used to driving around, will start some run next week. Really looking forward to it.

There's been so many new things happening, its like living a new lifestyle.