Hello hello! Quite a bit has happened since my last thorough blog post, but I don’t feel like going into the finer details just yet. I’ll share some quick highlights though!
It’s important to realize that we can miss something, but still don’t want it back.Paulo Coelho
Two blog posts in less than a week! This must be some sort of record!
A few London gal pals and I did a day trip to Bristol yesterday, to check out the Bristol International Balloon Fiesta. It’s supposed to be the biggest hot air balloon festivals in Europe! We were all looking forward to checking out the hot air balloons because we’ve never really seen one up close, but boy, were we disappointed.
Yes, I realize that it’s been over seven months since my last post on this website. I never forgot about this blog – it’s difficult to forget the fact that you have four years worth of personal journal entries floating around somewhere on the Interwebs – but I just haven’t gotten around to updating the site like I had promised at the beginning of 2017. A lot has happened since then.
It's because you guys are the BESSSSSSTTTTT!!!!!!! https://t.co/b0ztwNiq8S
— 王力宏 Wang Leehom (@wangleehom) September 16, 2016
Yes, that’s right. He quote retweeted me on his official Twitter. I pretty much died and went to heaven that day.
Andrew Tan, a Malaysian singer based in Taiwan, also liked my Weibo post.
In terms of social media stuff, 2016 wasn’t all bad.
Merry Christmas, everyone!
It’s happening! It’s really happening! You can hear it in Gareth Wheeler’s voice all the way through this video, where he’s just fanboying all the way through, but we’ve finally done it! After so many years of moaning, groaning, and trying not to wince at 0-3(+) losses, we are finally through the playoffs. I can’t believe it!
I’m going to buy tickets to the playoffs game on November 30th – it’s on a weeknight so that kinda sucks – but the tickets are super expensive, so I’m hoping the price will drop a bit after the crazy hype goes away.
Also, I have some pretty big news for all my blog readers in the coming week. I’m reserving it for a time when I’m mellow and in the mood to write my feelings out. I’ve been in and out of that mood for the whole weekend, so perhaps later this week, after work or something, I’ll tell everyone here. (Although I don’t think anyone even reads this blog, to be completely honest.)
You will never truly know yourself, or the strength of your relationships, until both have been tested by adversity.
J. K. Rowling
I like to rewatch this speech every now and then. Such a beautiful speech. Quoted it once before already, but here’s a refresh.
A lot has happened in the past two months, and I’ve learned a great deal of what I want out of life. Not saying that I’m not an ambitious person, because I think if you were to speak to any of my friends, all of them would say I am a very ambitious person, but I think that sort of ambition needed a little more maturity and a little more wisdom. I’m still not there yet, but I’m a lot closer to that sort of state than ever before.
One of the main events that happened recently is that I finally moved out.
We dream so big because we don’t yet realize — we’re too young to realize — that those “one big things” are actually composed of hundreds and thousands of daily small things that must be silently and unceremoniously maintained over long periods of time with little fanfare.
I’m one of those people that tries to avoid arguments and heated discussions. I mean, they’re fun sometimes – pretty much when you try to trash my team in front of me. Like nope, only the fans themselves can trash their own team because they’re the ones who actually experience the pain when it happens, therefore they are allowed to trash their own team – but when it comes to netizen comments or social media comments in general, I try to avoid them. In fact, the last time I left a YouTube comment was a positive one.
But today, because of the TTC emergency shutdown during morning rush hour, I came across a friend’s Facebook post who shared a news article about the incident, and commented by saying that the TTC is trash and they’re not doing enough to become a better transit system.
Now look, I ride the TTC five days a week. My commute is 1.5 hours long. That’s 3 hours everyday. 3 hours that I could use more productively. So if I have the right to complain, I have it, but to say that the TTC hasn’t done anything to better themselves in the past few years is a lie.