Dear Diary, Auss, as an amazing friend, has dedicated his every minute sticking with me. What can be harder than heaving our heavy bums up against gravity early in the morning? We had the sleep demon to blame on for missing our appointment with Gab back at the skate shop. We dried our dampened clothes and bid goodbye … More Day 17: Double VIP Treats (Calgary)
Dear Diary, It’s been quite a surprisingly eventful and adventure-driven day I must say. Auss doesn’t have a phone, so we had an agreement to meet at 11:30am. The eternal struggle to get up led me to running 30 minutes late. But I had faith that even if I were 3 hours late, he’s the … More Day 16: The Trampoline Craddle (Calgary)
Dear Diary, Why did Mr. Husky disappear on me without a word? Perhaps he got into an accident? Maybe he was confused or overwhelmed? Or did he lose his phone? But then, he would’ve tried anything he could to reach me if he indeed had the desire to see me. Millions of ideas shot through my … More Day 15: The Scars of Friendship
Dear Diary, Although today wasn’t the most productive day, the first-hand experience of a good-deed cycle was enough to brighten my day. In order to reach SouthCenter mall, I had to switch from a bus to a red-line train then hop on another bus. I was disoriented as soon as I got off the first … More Day 13: Chain Reaction of Good Deed (Calgary)
Dear Diary, I have concluded the two most agonizing life stages existed. 1. The getting-used-to and 2. The endless waiting. The process of getting-used-to is simply the inevitable and essential aftermath of being informed of anything from sudden absence, betrayal, to imminent death. It is not the amputation that hurts you, it is the frustration you … More Day 12 The Art of Waiting (Calgary)
Dear Diary, Only one morning of training with Shaun already made me feel more confident. His words of encouragement were like the ever-flowing water in the river that slowly propels such tiny unseasoned boat to conquer the sea. “You’ll be great at it. You seem to be a natural skater.” Said Shaun. This comment called … More Day 10: Natural Skater (Calgary)
Dear Diary, No matter how some people might call me a native blind believer, I would still deny in protestation. I never understand why one would hurt his/her fellow human being through stealing. Even after the thievery of this young man who had exchanged a few glances with me, I would still like to believe that … More Day 9: The Drama of thievery and 3 gifts(Calgary)
Excerpt: The encounter with this inspiring rollerblader, my first friends of Calgary by random, and well…Mr Husky.
Excerpt: I began my first rollerblading practice in Calgary passing the top of the hill, the serene Princes’ Island park, Eau Claire mall… and had a mind-blowing conversion with a muslim driver.
… More Day 3- rollerblading without brake and the Muslim driver (Calgary)
Excerpt: Being publicly chided at the customs in Vancouver was a horrifying ordeal. A single girl traveling for months without any company is still an unusual phenomenon to many. But the unmet landlord’s enthusiastic welcome sugared the pills. … More Day 1 – The sentimental arrival (Calgary)