Blog

the asymptote of certainty and how we keep moving forward

the asymptote of certainty and how we keep moving forward

Meredith Grey (Voice over) No one believes that their life will turn out just kind of okay. We all think we are going to be great.  And from the day we decide to be surgeons, we are filled with expectation. Expectations of the trails we […]

what i’m into [jan/feb 2019]

what i’m into [jan/feb 2019]

  These past few months have been packed. I mean, there was that backlog due to my reluctance in publishing my last post on singleness and so, my list for this “what I’m into” just kept building up. But, I did want to share the books/articles […]

singleness, my portion today

singleness, my portion today

I really didn’t want to write this post. I had opened a document with my musings on the issue on December 30 of last year, but since then, the post had still not been written. Neither had I written anything else substantial since, unless you […]

黄山: visiting the mountains of China

黄山: visiting the mountains of China

Hi friends! Yes, it’s been a while since I’ve written. To be honest, since coming back from China, I’ve just been getting back into my regular rhythms and haven’t had much time to sit down and write. Hopefully that will happen again soon, although my […]

what I’m into [december 2018]

what I’m into [december 2018]

The year is coming to a close, but thought I would send out one last post before I head off to China (don’t worry…it’s a just a 2-week visit and I’m coming back :P) Here’s the list of what’s been in my headspace to round […]

it’s Christmas.

it’s Christmas.

Christmas with my family has never been traditional. When we were younger, Dad would invite some of students over for dinner and we would gather around spare ribs in BBQ sauce, braised kailan, steaming bowls of rice. My sister and I would reenact Angel Gabriel […]

advent mornings

advent mornings

  Movement 1: Orientation I feel my toes first – they’re toasty under the thick comforter. The early morning light has bathed my room in the soft glow of dawn, the colour of a teaspoon of turmeric swirled into coconut milk. My eyes adjust to […]

what I’m into [oct-nov 2018]

what I’m into [oct-nov 2018]

It’s getting chilly over here in Montreal. Our first snowfall happened a week ago, but until then, I had been in denial about the winter. The turning point was when I asked my mom for an electric blanket for Christmas, and her response was – […]

stretching.

stretching.

You’re supposed to breathe deep when you stretch. I was in a stretch class last Sunday, my legs hovering over the ground in a split position as I silently preached this to myself. “Breathe into it, Vivienne, relax….” the mantra so counter to all that […]

being stuck

being stuck

“You just feel stuck.” The words sunk in my heart like stones. “Stuck,” she pushed around the soggy quinoa on the plate with her fork, “you know, when you don’t know where to go from here.” I had added too much water to the quinoa, […]