About Me/Site

about me

Hi, I’m Tim and this is my space on the internet where I aggregate my musings, opinions and weird things I do.  I am Canadian (Vancouver born and bred) and ethnically Chinese.  My parents emigrated here from Malaysia (via Australia) and I'm thankful and blessed that they did.  I am also very grateful to be able to live, work, and play on the traditional territory of the Coast Salish Peoples, specifically the shared traditional territories of the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish), Sel̓íl̓witulh (Tsleil-Waututh), xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), and kʷikʷəƛ̓əm (Kwikwetlem) First Nations.  Reconciliation must start within the individual first ♥

I'm in my third decade of existence, I can do the splits, and I graduated from Simon Fraser University with a BBA in marketing (which means nothing now).  I used to be a diehard Canucks Fan, but mostly support Chelsea FC and Whitecaps FC at the moment.  I love a good corny joke and enjoy flying kites, which I haven’t done in years.  Eating potato chips gives me joy and vacuuming with a Dyson relaxes me.  I own twelve Batman tshirts.  On a good day I can crack every single joint on all fingers and thumbs on both my hands (sometimes multiple times) and my wrists.  I wish cycling was a more viable commuting option, but for now I just enjoy it for what it is.  I prefer dogs over cats, but I would like to have a pet duck someday because they're cute and they waddle.  Oh, penguins are cute and waddle too!  Decisions, decisions.  

If you've made it this far and still find me interesting, hurray, maybe we could be friends in real life.  At some point, I would likely tell you about the hope God has given me because it was Jesus’ death on the cross and then resurrection from the grave that gives my life meaning, as the Holy Spirit empowers me.  I don’t believe I could do life any other way because I am deeply flawed and things seems to get tougher the older I get, but Jesus' forgiveness and peace sustains me.  The world seems to be bleak and chaotic at times, but hope propels me to look forward.

If you'd like to contact me for medical advice, product endorsements, or just have a hankering to send a stranger some hate mail, my email is:

why "the Terriblelands"?

I started this blog in 2005.  My website had to have a name (who'd want to read "Tim's Crappy Blog" anyways?) and I considered calling it "the badlands," but that sounded too cool (I had just graduated highschool you see).  And, I was kind of hoping for something unique, not just a rip-off of a desert type of place.  So......the Terriblelands it became! It has a nice ring to it (or a terrible ring). 

Another reason was because of Psalm 47:2 which reads, “For the LORD most high is terrible; he is a great King over all the earth."  At first I thought, “...whoah. God? Terrible?” And then I learned that “terrible” is just a synonym for great.  And God is great.  If you don't believe me, go stand on a mountain and look below.  I’d think you'd have a pretty amazing view.  God made all that.  We just tend to use the word "terrible" in a negative sense.

In summary, I’m a narcissist.

Anyways, in all seriousness, try not to waste too much time here.  Life is too short.  I hope you're amused either way :D :D :D

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