Appreciating Me As Me - Not Letting Today Pass (September 2022 Update Post Event)
One of the best decisions of my life (September 2022)
Weiting's 2022 Books Read and Recommended (In Progress) - (September 2022)
You're Returning to Work, Early? (August 2022)
5 Skills I Learned as a First Time Mom (August 2022)
Welcome home Baby Kian!
Leaving the hospital with a little human
When we got discharged from the hospital post delivery, it still felt surreal. VB and I looked at one another thinking: "They're just going to let us take him home???"
Well, we ran out of that hospital so they wouldn't change their mind!
Welcome to Pregnancy - being absolutely huge
Week 33 of Pregnancy compares a woman's belly to a watermelon.
You know what that means, it means we're HUGE!
Watermelons are delicious so I consider that a win. 🍉🍉🍉
Dinner on a Stationary Boat: The Empire Sandy (Toronto)
Hot tub while glamping (Cape Breton, Nova Scotia)
Fishing away (Lunenburg, Nova Scotia)
In Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, and went fishing with a local.
I had high hopes but we didn't end up catching anything. We failed to live off the ocean.
As tall as the Lighthouse (Peggy's Cove, Nova Scotia)
It was an overcast sky that evening which made it quite foggy.
Listening to the sounds of waves crashing against the rocks was like music to our ears.
Fairmont Le Château Frontenac (Québec City, Canada)
Voltigeurs de Québec Armoury (Québec City, Canada)
Quebec City Armoury looks like a castle! Anyhow, very pleasant to walk past it last weekend.
Rue du Petit Champlain (Québec City, Canada)
We had so much fun walking this little alley way in Quebec City. Gives off the European-feel.
The Bluenose Dime (Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, Canada)
Adventures of Nova Scotia, Canada led us to the Bluenose ship. That's the ship on the Canadian Dime (10 cent coin).
Castle Manor (Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada)
VB was browsing Airbnb and found a "castle" to stay at overnight. Turned out to be a real-life restored building located in Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada.
Inside the building, it was a completely modern feel. It was well renovated and full of local art. Overall, great experience!
St. John's Gate (Québec City, Canada)
Welcome to St. John's Gate in Québec City, Canada.
"Rue St-Jean runs through the Saint-Jean Gate, a historical monument frequently photographed by tourists. It is one of the entry points through the fortified walls surrounding Old Québec. On the inside of the walls near the gate can be found many shops and restaurants, while Place D’Youville and several concert halls are located just outside."
Farmer's Daughter (Nova Scotia, Canada)
We were on the Nova Scotia highway trail. Every few kilometers, it kept telling us to visit "The Farmer's Daughter".
We decided to give it a whirl!
Homemade goodies such as cookies, tacos, ice cream, smoothies, and bread!
Small hometown feels it was.
🍪 🥤 🍞
Grousse Grind (Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada)
VB and I climbed the Grouse Grind when we were in Vancouver British Columba in July. It took us just over an hour (in comparison, the fastest climber was 25 minutes) - VB was faster than me. We took the Chair Lift afterward to check out the very top.
To stand there with the view of nature, water, boats, and fresh air made me really appreciate what we have. We are very fortunate to be where we are.
Of course, VB made a comment that makes me go 🧐...
Peering Out to Sea (Nova Scotia, Canada)
At the lunch spot, we found a view-point spot. Took a moment to indulge in the Canadian ocean.
Fine Dining with Hot Sauce
The Toronto Skyline
The Grouse Grind
#SelfCare is really big for me. Being in a relationship doesn't mean you have to do everything together. Sometimes, it's just me by the beach listening to an Audiobook on Audible. I love it because it allows me to think, to digest, to reflect on things.
After dinner beer chats
Video in Progress
We all get distracted sometimes. Here's a moment when VB took on the task of booking a flight and I hear several really loud cackles coming from the other room. Turns out, he's watching @TASKMASTER instead.
Human GPS Moment
What's a Curry?
Yogurt Rice Moment
Homemade Pizza Moment
Hotpot is one of the shared foods which we eat often. It has a great blend of spicy and non-spicy for both my dad and VB. The thing is, every time we have hotpot together, VB eats everyone's share of lamb meat.
🎟️ Title: Hotpot Moment
⏰ Time to draw: 2.5 hours
😱 Difficulty: high
🎨 Reflection: the food plates were a lot of fun to draw. Got a little carried away with it. It looked so delicious...
After a decade of hearing my mom speak mandarin, VB picked up some along the way. Clearly, my on-demand translation assistance is not needed anymore. (Or so VB thinks)
🎟️ Title: Translation Not Needed Moment
⏰ Time to draw: 1 hour
😱 Difficulty: low
🎨 Reflection: introducing a new character was fun. Picking their shirt colour and hair style so it stays consistent in the future is the hard part. Other than that, it was relatively easy!
Amazon Orders Moment
Sometimes, I browse cool hacks on Amazon. Sometimes, I have to buy items for organizations I am part of. Every so often, I see a very useful item to use in the house.
I give VB a heads-up notice that it's going to show up on the credit card bill.
Bubble Tea Order Moment
When VB and I order bubble tea, we order the exact same thing. Every single time.
When you find the perfect drink, you know it. Why stray away from it?