Monday, August 27, 2012

oliver twist

i'm off to oliver tomorrow
for a mini vacay with my flatmate. 

will be a great time to relax, hike, 
bike, visit wineries, do yoga, 
swim, and drink wine.
and then repeat.

i luv mini vacays. 
even though it's 5 hours away, 
it's still a vacay away from home. 
time to unwind.

cya in a few days!

Sunday, August 26, 2012

just another day

i remember when i was a little girl how time
used to drag on forever and a year took forever to pass.

i remember how happy and carefree i was. 
i didn't need to worry about anything except making 
my bed and doing my homework. 

and now here i am. 
26 years young. 

heartbreak, sadness, problems...
so much to worry and stress about. 

i remember thinking when i was younger
how happy i was and how i can't imagine
being sad and depressed like some people. 
i didn't think it would ever happen to me. 

and now here it is. 
but i believe it's a fact of life. 
our lives change. things happen. 
we grow up. we have more responsibility.
more money, more problems. 

i never wished all these problems upon my life. 
but everybody has their own problems to deal with, 
whether big or small. i'm not the only one. 

one of the problems being people disowning me, 
WELL, it sure feels like that...

however, i have SOO much to be thankful for. 
and so i will be. i am still so thankful everyday
for a new beautiful day. to be where i am. 
to have lived and loved so much. 
thank you Jesus!

Friday, August 24, 2012

blonde ambition

sometimes i wonder what it 
would be like to be blonde. 

my sis TASH went blonde for awhile. 
and she sure looked good. 

these girls are tempting me. 
to be blonde or not to be?

naw... i like being a redhead. 
i think redheads have more fun...

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

fancy this

lately, i've been fancying a lot of flowers
in my life and my condo. 
something about having
real live things to
take care of and
see bloom...

laura gave me orchids (my fave)
as a housewarming gift. 

laura's wedding was beautiful and perfect. 
the flowers were lovely, placed in mason jars. 
i will have to share pics and tell more later, 
but the following are my flower inspirations. 

(almost exactly like laura's flowers)

downtown there are soo many flower stalls. 
i ought to start buying from them. it's so cheap
and an easy way to pizzazz up my place.

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Saturday, August 18, 2012

just another day

august. already mid-august. WHAT?! AGAIN PLEASE?!

it's friday and i'm relieved. 
got off work. frappucinos with ejun. 
pool time with nina. home cooked dinner 
with mel. drinks with tiff and sparky. 

saturday is momma's birthday 
and laura's wedding. 
2 big things happening. 

it will be another busy saturday. 
hopefully not as busy as the seawheeze
and bachelorette insanity. 

but i'm still super happy and loving 
this incredible summer. 
soaking it up...

Friday, August 17, 2012

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

the seawheeze

it was incredible. nothing like it. 
'nuff said.

see the fish with the rainstick in its hand?
that's me. yep. that's how i roll at cheer stations.

next year's goal: run the BMO half
and lululemon half marathon.
can't wait!

Sunday, August 12, 2012


i'm OBSESSED with kimonos right now.
i dunno if it's cuz it looks ethnic or exotic 
or the way it dresses up an ordinary look.

it's one of my newest additives to my wardrobe. 
i have 4 so far. and want more and moreee. don't judge. 

it's just fun and flowy and freeing. 
i luv adding a spark of interest to an outfit. 
(especially if it's a silk kimono.)

on my want list:
-duvet cover from maiwa on granville island
-antique furniture
-ipad case

ps- seawheeze was cray yesterday and the bachelorette was a hoot.
soo soo tired. will explain more later...

pps- HAPPY BIRTHDAY FLATTIE MEL! cheers to the best flatmate eva.

Friday, August 10, 2012

seawheeze and bachelorette

"i come. i run. i conquer. 
i patio. i devour sushi. 
i power across a vintage bridge. 
i tear up the dance floor. 
i dip my toes in the ocean. 
i hit 21.1 k of pavement in one day.
i say 'eh' 21.1 times in the same day. 
i wine. i dine. 
i runcouver."

i am so proud and excited to take part in lululemon's
first half marathon. 21 km all around downtown vancity.
there will be music and cheer stations and bands
and yoga and heaps of other events. 
this is going to be history.

i'll be at the cheer station at david lam park in yaletown. 
it's the zoo cheer station. i'll be the one in the fish costume
with my rainstick in one hand and cotton candy in the other.
come and find me...

and after all that madness...

laura's bachelorette. 
more craziness and fun!
all day, fun day. 

it's gonna be an epic day. 
just saying...

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

things i need to survive

what a nice life. 
tea, coffee and books. 
how simple. 

book vote went down yesterday for my book club. 
we are now reading for this month
by: Douglas Preston.

i'm happy how splendidly well the book club is going.
first book we read "All the Pretty Horses" by: Cormac McCarthy
and last month we read "The Taming of the Shrew" by Shakespeare.

it's heaps of fun leading it. it was one of my goals
to start up a book club and now here i am
accomplishing my goal. :)

Monday, August 6, 2012

when i read murakami's words, i felt something deep
resonate within me and i related directly with it. 

the following is something i sent to an old friend. 
i never received a response back from them, but i get it. 
i understand. and it's ok. 


"I've thought a lot about you in that time. The more I've thought, the more I've come to feel that i was unfair to you. I probably should have been a better, fairer person when it came to the way i treated you.

This may not be the most normal way to look at things, though. Girls my age never use the word fair. Ordinary girls as young as i am are basically indifferent to whether things are fair or not. The central question for them is not whether something is fair but whether or not it's beautiful or will make them happy. Fair is a man's word, finally, but i can't help feeling that it is also exactly the right word for me now.

And because questions of beauty and happiness have become such difficult and convoluted propositions for me now, i suspect, i find myself clinging instead to other standards - like, whether or not something is fair or honest or universally true.

In any case, though, i believe that i have not been fair to you and that, as a result, i must have led you around in circles and hurt myself just as deeply. I say this not as an excuse or a means of self-justification but because it is true. If i have left a wound inside you, it is not just your wound but mine as well. So please try not to hate me. I am a flawed human being - a far more flawed human being than you realize.

Which is precisely why i do not want you to hate me. Because if you were to do that, i would really go to pieces. I can't do what you can do: i can't slip inside my shell and wait for things to pass. I don't know for a fact that you are really like that, but sometimes you give me that impression. I often envy that in you, which may be why i led you around in circles so much."

-Norwegian Wood by: Haruki Murakami