Saturday, June 29, 2019

Toronto Pride 2019

Geese Dayz

The days are slow and yet my summer vacation is half way done?
I've settled into my place, but my days seem to waste away.
Somedays I go out for a jog down the bike trail.
Other days I work at my menial job that doesn't align with my values.  I stay because I need the money.
I have so many things to do.
When I go to bed, I close my eyes and feel the weight of all things not done.
One goes and another comes.
I want to be productive, just don't know where to start.
I yearn to wakeup with the sun.
Pick myself up.
Do something.

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Malaysia Diaries May 2019: Last Few Days

It's very comforting living so close to all my extended family members; even if only for a couple weeks.  There's big family dinners and lots of socialization.  Sometimes it's exhausting keeping up with everyone's lives, but it's even harder when you live a 21 hour plane ride away.

When I was younger, I used to come to the Garden with my sister and Kong Kong.  We would spend hours in the park.  I felt very nostalgic visiting it this time around even if it was only for a short stroll.

At my uncle's wedding, I ran into one of his friends who went hiking with me in Cameron Highlands 6 years ago.  We managed to squeeze in one last hike at Ketumbar Hill before I got on the plane the next day.  It was great hike, but I am definitely not as fit as my former 13 year old self.  At least there were wild boar and monkeys at the top of the hill!

This fella loved me giving him a good ol' back scratch that he actually laid down haha.  He must have been really enjoying himself.  Glad I could be of service :)

Dinner at LK Soup House two nights in a row.

 Delicious Japanese cheesecake!

One last picture at the airport.

Now I've moved into my new place in Peterborough.  Here's to the rest of summer!

P.S. I miss you, Kong Kong.

Monday, June 10, 2019

Malaysia Diaries May 2019: Cameron Highlands

Next up, we drove 5 hours from Awana to Cameron Highlands to visit my moms friend Poh Fang.  This was my second time in Cameron Highlands, the last time (in 2013) I went on a hiking trip with my uncle and his friends.

We arrived in evening, just in time for the Pasar Malam and dinner straight after!

The next morning, after a delicious and huge breakfast at Poh Fang's family store we set out to BOH's  Tea Plantation and Mosey Forest.

Albeit the gorgeous views, BOH is really a tourist company selling well marketed mediocre teas.  It's free to walk around, but I wouldn't say purchasing any of their teas is a must.

Needless to say, it was a great trip with incredible plants I'd never seen before!

Thanks Poh Fang for letting us ride the back of your pickup truck!