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Fuel Challenge | FuelStory: Yin

posted by on 06/01/2013

Fuel Challenge | FuelStory - Yin

As part of the Fuel Challenge, I thought it’d be a good idea to document a day in our lives to see what we actually get up to and how many points we rack up. Obviously I’m sure both of us have been putting a bit more effort into walking up the stairs instead of taking the bus/stairs. The sad thing is, I’ve averaged a fairly decent amount for the past 4 days but I know for sure that today’s total will be less than 2000. Home day, family business to cater to. Sigh. More on the reverse.

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Strangely enough, I end up gaining a lot of points just by getting ready for work. I think the shot was taken around 6am, got up 30 minutes later than usual so had to literally jump out of bed, get my things together hop on out. That’s my ONA bag below – it’s handy for carrying a MacBook Pro, 5D Mark II and lenses

Even on the earliest of days, the underground will be packed. I didn’t bother taking my camera out to take photographs, no space on rush hour trains. Here’s a few images from my Instagram series ‘This Morning’s Commute’. It’ll give you a rough idea of what my District > Central Line journey is. I decided to head to the gym before work to get in a CX work class in.


Now you see what I have to deal with on the Central Line. The worst part is always getting on the train at Mile End – if you can get on that is, there’s usually 2-3 train wait. Then you’ll need to strategically place yourself near the window. It’s the best place to be. I haven’t got any shots from the gym. it’s a douche-y move to be taking photographs in a class. Read my gym escapades here though.

From around 9 to 6pm, I’ll be at my day job in Oxford Circus. That means very little movement and staring into a Macbook Pro screen. If you check my Nike Plus, you’ll see a massive dip as soon as I get in the office around 9am till around 12:30 when I take my lunch break.

90% of the time, my lunch hours are dedicated to Y&Y meetings. Usually involves me running around Central London to meet with a PR/brand representative or even a freelance photography job. I met with Kuba to discuss a future projects, you’ll see the results of that meeting next month.

January salad tings. Nah, it’s been my lunch thing for a while now – carb heavy lunches are no-no unless you want to fall asleep at your desk around 3pm. I’ve learnt this the hard way.

Post-work XYNO meet up with Sami & Atticus. Look at the intensity in Sami’s eyes.

Home time on fairly empty District Line around 10pm.

Not good enough. 2 more hours left in the day. Run home? then sit in front of the MacBook Pro and get to Y&Y work.