Fresh Perspectives

I'm sitting at my desk and facing an entirely new direction. Why? I changed the configuration of my room significantly. I'm not quite done with the space part of my revamp, but it's getting there. I'll write about it once it's done. Maybe next week? In the meantime, facing a new direction has me thinking […]

Creating Consistency

A candid conversation about consistency (or the lack thereof) and its impact in my personal life. Also, what I’m doing to address it. This also counts as a comeback to the blog, and as my first actual post in 2017.

How to Buy a Fall Coat

Pick a maximum of 3 non-negotiable criterion for your coat. I chose 1) either red or blue, but preferably red, 2) Can’t have that buttons to the side style because my old coat was like that and I’m bored with that look and 3) under $100 but if I really love it, then a stretch […]

Let’s Not Be Bullies

I was in the car going home and I tiredly remarked, “When will life become something steady?” Within an hour or so, the feeling passed. I didn’t sign up for a safe life. I’ve always done things things a bit..differently? weirdly? I don’t always do things people agree with. Actually, I can usually be found […]

One Little Word 2016 and a Quick 2015 Recap

It’s crazy to think this is my fourth year choosing one little word for the year (here’s where I got the idea from). Action, rise, win, and now comes the fourth. Last year was about winning. It was about victories, more specifically, internal victories. As Stephen Covey would say, the change starts from within. So […]

Getting Stronger – Weightlifting is my Favourite

I was introduced to resistance/strength training in grade 9 by the fantastic Mrs. Haswell at The Woodlands School. We used free weights but a lot of our strength training revolved around machines. I distinctly remember hating the pec deck but also wanting to use it as much as possible because I hated how weak it […]

You Need A Damn Website, Yes You

I’m tired of googling people and not finding anything except an inactive Twitter account and a private Instagram feed. Let me say this straight up, guys: The Internet is not a separate world from Real Life, it is an extension of the same reality, the same life and world you inhabit ‘offline’. Offline. What does […]

Fake It Till You Make It

I’ve decided to start publishing my web development articles and tutorials exclusively on the Wanderoak blog, which you may know, is my company. Head on over there to read more articles you’ll enjoy, if you like this one. I got my first contract bluffing my way through the entire phone call. I knew WordPress, but […]

The Little Things

We don’t appreciate the little things enough. We don’t give enough credit to the little things that make our day. Often, those little things are alluding to something greater, if we take the time to notice. — I was walking home from the bus stop, the sky was clear, there was music in my ears, […]

Defining ‘A Good Time’ (+ A Bit on Kindness)

Somehow, November has revolved around this one idea. The idea of ‘a good time’. I arrived at this post in a very roundabout way. So humour me a little. This story starts with a boy I met this month. He is tall, a little quiet, and has a gentle light-hearted smile. His smile was the […]