events, friends, life, toronto

Halloween at Mayze Games



My friend Stanley of Mayze Games, kindly invited me and some friends to try out their new escape rooms. And I thought what better time to go than Halloween? Considering one of the rooms was a haunted house style theme!

They’ve been open for about 2-3 months and have 2 rooms available. The one we played was “The Truth of Osaka High” where the premise is that some of our fellow students have been dying one by one and we wanted to enter the now abandoned school to investigate the most recent death.  Continue reading

events, Fitness, life, toronto

Aerial Yoga

Aerial Yoga, or as my friend Thomas called it – flying yoga.

I gave it my first shot through a Groupon deal at Moon Moo Life in Markham (currently there is still a deal).

I originally visited Moon Moo Life through a Yelp fitness event, but on that day the instructor was injured and the class was postponed until a later time which I unfortunately missed.

But I decided to give it a try on my own regardless. I had been wanting to look for a new exercise/hobby to get into because in summer there is dragonboat, winter there is snowboarding…but what is there to do throughout the rest of the year? I find myself increasingly uninterested in doing cardio, circuit training, lifting, or even those Goodlife classes that I once succumbed to doing with friends. But I felt the need to do some form of exercise other than for looks, but also just to remain healthy.  Over time through various hot yoga deals, I felt that I personally enjoyed yoga more and more – maybe because it’s more passive, maybe because the only weight I need to lift is my own. I also desperately need work on my posture.

Aerial yoga seemed like a good branch off to try something new 🙂

I was lucky enough to rope in my friend Nancy to join me Continue reading

Abu Dhabi, travel

Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque

Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque is probably one of the grandest and most beautiful piece of architecture I have laid my eyes on in person. How could it not? More than 3,000 workers and 38 contracting companies globally took part in the creation of the mosque using materials such as marble stone, gold, semi-precious jewels, ceramics, and crystals. Let’s not forget the gorgeous floral design!


The most iconic view – even hypebeast posted a near identical shot (from another photographer 😦 )

Some noteworthy features on its grandeur: Continue reading



Well, I’ve recently made the financial and psychological commitment to getting LASIK surgery back around September long weekend. It is something that I had always wanted to do since I was a child as I had been unluckily sporting glasses since grade 2. I had a very bad experience with hard contacts as a child in gr 4/5, and thus did not try soft lens until really last year. I still didn’t enjoy wearing them as my eyes would get dry easily and it would cause discomfort.

I was scared about the slim chance of failure and complications but was more eager to get it however after a close friend of mine, Adrienne,  got the surgery about half year ago. In a sense she was my guinea pig to prove to me personally that it IS in fact safe. Continue reading

Abu Dhabi, desserts, food, travel

Afternoon Tea at The Emirates Palace

From Dubai, we took a day trip to Abu Dhabi on our own.  Initially we considered buying a day tour but the tours only ran if a given number of people were interested in the same date and it didn’t really pan out for us.  It was only about a 1.5 – 2 hour bus ride anyway.

The weather on this day was absolutely scorching that I literally did not want to do anything at all except to sit in the shade or indoors with A/C.  We visited a few musuems and looked at the foyer of Ferrari World, but the main highlight (other than the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque – more on that to come) was Emirates Palace. From doing a quick search on their website, prices for 1 adult range from $1,000 CAD for the simplest room to $5,000 CAD for a suite (and then $15,000 CAD for the fanciest 3 room suite). Prices are insane, but met true to its name based on its luxurious interior and exterior.

The Emirates Palace is also well known to be a “7 star hotel” unofficially by the media.  Some of the suites are furnished with gold and marble and in the lobby floor, there is an ATM that dispenses GOLD!!!  Continue reading