• October 29, 2012

    41893 – read #12

    41893 km, or 26031 miles, was how far I flew around the world, in 8 legs #achievementunlocked

    • LHR – YVR
    • YVR – ICN – SIN
    • SIN – PER
    • PER – SIN – TPE
    • TPE – HKG – LHR

    50 days, is number of days left in London >.<

    10 pounds, is probably how much weight I should lose (at least) before I go home hahah, cause I definitely gained some while in Asia (more…)

  • October 21, 2010

    local silent hill – barnston island

    it’s been a while since i updated, quite a bit has happened i think, or just… big changes, like i got laid off (whaaa…), and then 67 hours later, i got a new job (yay!!), i’ll be working along side with a friend surely and my old scrum overlord¬†master at Reinvent, but anyway this is not what this post is about ;p

    for about 2 months, my head was filled with the determination of doing “ride to conquer cancer” event, where you bike from here all the way to seattle in 2 days, and everyone thinks it’s insane, but i just think it’d be SO AWESOME, to do something crazy like this, and accomplish it, it sounds sooo fun. So first things first, i needed to rally up some allies to go through this, so i asked my buddies romo and branflakes to go for a training ride with me, and i found a perfect beginner distance bike route to do too, the weather was perfect, so we set out to ride on a sunday afternoon, to barnston island

    we left from brans house, rode down 160th, all the way over the highway, and took the wrong way to go towards the ferry on 176th and paid for it by climbing a giant hill to go back on track, we rode down this super hill into an industrial area, and got on this tiny 4-car barge to go across the river, ¬†and landed on the island. The island is about 10 km all the way around, there’s a rest point just under 2km away if you go left, or about 8km if you go right, since we weren’t tired yet, we took the long way. The island is pretty flat, but bumpy ish, and very few people, no cars at all, so it was pretty nice and relaxing. After a while, people disappeared, houses were disappearing as well, and it was just us on the road, and we found mike (&) roma’s house, and this island was just crazy

    for probably the next 6km, which seemed like forever, it was just nothing, farmland, and one straight road, our “special” area were all in pain, and this was only half of the trip lol, we saw a cool goat farm, i took pics and tweeted while i was riding, we finally got to the rest area and recovered for about 10 min, and started to make our way back

    the way back home was just a pain, we took 176 st all the way for a shorter route, right off the ferry it’s one giant hill up, but there’s nothing else to do but man it up, we went over the highway and rode straight back to brans on 160th, and i had hot pot all you can eat afterwards, romo had the best donair and ice cream (so he said), and bran… rested

    see why i wear sexy tight biking shorts now? where we going next?


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    Barnston island adventure – total distance ~30.1km (17.9km going, 12.1 back), total time ~3 hours

  • July 15, 2009

    mini! mini? mini…

    time bike to work: 56:55.2

    last week bike to work: 1:00:02.x something?

    number of detours today: 2

    number of thumbs up i got: 1!

    buy a car that i always want? then i’ll have no money

    keep saving and then buy a place in year? then i’ll have less then no money, and i’ll won’t be able to buy another car for who knows how long

    there’s always the motorcycle option, but it only works for 1 person, and summer

    that is the question that’s been in my head for the last week, and will be for the next month or 2

    i need to somehow live like a bum again, so i dont spend any money, it’s so hard cause i have a shopping problem (“a good deal is money saved“, which is totally not true hahah), but first i’m going to put 5 or 6 dollars on lottery today, because i won’t have to think/worry with 32 (or 22?) million

  • June 23, 2009

    stupid road constructions

    time for bike to 70th b-line bus stop: 28:44.8

    so there’s a bunch of road constructions pretty much everywhere, and there’s a small patch at westminster and gardencity, i didn’t want to ride onto the traffic lane, so i hopped over this metal plate covering thing on the road, bump, and that’s it, so i thought. Going across the oak bridge, it felt funny, i could feel every small bumps on the side walk, i was just going so slow and i was like wtf is going on, so after i cross the bridge, i stopped, pressed my back tire, and it was completely flat, GG

    then i took the bus to work, good thing there’s instruction on how to use the bike rack, and even better is i wore my shorts over my biking shorts so i dont have to stand in the bus showing my sexy legs and gluteus maximus, i bought these shorts about 2 weeks ago, my coworker said i should invest in one, so randomly when i was at mec, i picked one up, why do ppl buy these shorts? to me i can only see 3 reasons – 1. maximum flexibility, 2. maximum ass padding-ability (which i didn’t realize til i saw them in store), 3. maximum ass sexiness because they’re tight like girls wearing tna/lululemon pants

    personally, it’s number 2 all the way, then 3, then 1

  • June 1, 2009

    summer time now

    time it took to go home last weds: 57:22.5

    time it took to go to amrik’s house today: 55:22.6

    for some reason, when i biked to amrik’s place, and i call him, and you’d think he just haves to come down elevator and get me, but no i always have to wait 5 to 10 min, hmm…

    this weekend i got my wii back, and i’m so happy that i found my mario kart too, and then kingsburger expansion is coming out soon, gotta go to bucks! this week it is going to be 25+ deg, i think when i buy a place, i need to get one beside the beach, cause all i want to do is go lie on the beach after work, and bbq for dinner, i want weber q220 ;/

    i havn’t wrote much about lunch, although i have been eating out about once a week, let’s see, the best pick of the last 2 or 3 weeks has to be falafel maison on robson and richards, man that place makes good sharwarma, packed with chicken, and nice size – for me, everyone else was super full though, all for 6.04 (and most of the time he wont even take ur 4 cents), go early or go late, it has big line ups. I also tried salsa & agave mexican food on pacific, they’re pretty authentic, but also expensive, I had these rolled tacos trio (chicken/beef/potato) for like 8.50 and… i don’t think it’s worth it, maybe get the 4 tacos for 8 instead, but still, they’re kinda small

    the best deal so far though, had to be the $1.99 mcchicken sandwich, i had 2 for 4 bux, nothing can beat that

  • May 27, 2009

    bike to work 09 #2

    • time it takes to get to amrik’s place: 55:58.7 (17.3km approx from google map)
    • number of caterpillar crushed: 0 (sooo close)
    • number of shortcuts found: 1
    • number of spiders found in amrik’s pool shower: 1

    you don’t realize how much easier it seems to ride to work when you know what route to go/expect, but we’ll see what happens when i ride home ;/ i saw crazy cool water spraying into the river when crossing cambie bridge (amrik said it was fire hydrant testing)

    and totally diff topic, i want to buy a bbq, NOW, home depot give me good deals pls

  • May 20, 2009

    my butt hurts

    i finally biked to work today, first trip of the year, i didn’t have a stop watch, but i’m guessing it took about an hr or so (7:05 – 8:07?), yay for amrik letting me into the pool and use shower even though i was a bit late, and getting onto cambie bridge is confusing, and heather st has super hills, i dont know how i’m going to go home

    and then when i got here, while i was locking up my bike, these guys came beside me and one guy said, “wtf someone just stole my front tire”, hmm…

    i’m totally going out for lunch today, i think i want to try that mexican food place on pacific

  • September 23, 2008

    fall biking #1

    going to work: 53:06.0

    it’s freakin cold, i can’t pedal as fast, and there’s super bike traffic today too, and all the kids are going to school now there’s lots little ones in the way

    but seriously even my hand got cold when i got to work, and i had gloves on, i dont care how sexy those biking tights will make me, i’m gonna get one, it’s ok it’s gonna feel like wearing nothing at all! nothing at all!