I have many online journals/ blogs over the years. My first one was opendiary.com in 1996-2000 era :P I never managed to keep one consistently though. Hoping this one will be more of a stream of consciousness type of diary that I can write consistently. Thanks for visiting. Posts will mostly be about personal life, personal finance, books I read etc.


Terrified to learn that there is a kidnapping case in the neighborhood this afternoon, in a generally safe area.

I can’t imagine what the girl is suffering right now

another test at the hospital tomorrow

Mom will have another test at the hospital tomorrow July 16, just running on a treadmill.

Mom went to hospital

Luckily it was just a 5 hour check and everything comes back normal. She complained her heart hurt for days and I'm glad she got it checked out.

The wait was not nice for me though, unsure what's going on.

Gotta praise the Canadian medical system.

Writing in Cantonese


It used to be that I wanted to learn English, properly integrate into America, etc. Now that I'm established here, but my old home is under assault. There is not much I can do about it, other than sighing and do the little virtual support that I can from afar.

My major concerns

These days I feel like I live a very comfortable life. My immediate personal life is going well. Work is not too stressful. Non existent money problems. My boyfriend behaves well. I don't have too much health issues. (I have some tiny ones but they are under control - perhaps the topic of a different post).

My mom's health, however, is the subject that worries me. My mom is in general good health. But since she has the vaccine, she has been complaining about heart tightness and that it hurts. I am not sure if she has the heart disease or this is an unfortunate temporary side effects of her vaccine.

Am I worried? I am. She lined up some neighbors to take her to the hospital if things go bad. At the same time there is nothing much I can do.

As much as we plan our lives in 30 minute increments, there is always the inevitable. The one fact that nobody can escape from.

I can only accept it.

Do I need a blog?

I have struggled with this question forever. Typically my mode of operation is I set up something, write a few months, make a few friends, then I will delete my blog.

Will this mode change finally? This is not a fancy place, I just can type in plain text. I am not going to care about grammar and spelling too much. No SEO concerns.

By emptying my head I hope I will be able to carry on with my middle aged life at a unremarkable pace.