Grad Photo



It honestly didn't feel like I was graduating, until I booked a time slot to get my photo taken. This was one of those moments I was looking forward to since I started my program five years ago. When I was sitting in my gown on that chair, it finally sunk in that this is it. No more essays, exams or readings to do!!! I can finally spend time with my niece, without feeling guilty about neglecting school work.

Speaking of my niece, I'm pretty sure she's awake now, which means I should start heading over. This girl is honestly like a teenager and sleeps in till noon. The weather also looks really promising today, so I think we're gonna go to the park! It'll be her first time going on the swing!!! EEEP! πŸ’“ 

Reliving



Alpha and I hung out the week after she got proposed to and relived that special moment together. She told me what was going through her head when she walked in, how much she loved her ring and what venue she was looking at! I'm so happy I got to be there for her special day and I cannot wait to see her walk down the aisle!!!!! πŸ’›

We had brunch at La Palma and not only was the place aesthetically pleasing, everything we ordered was delicious! This restaurant really deserves the hype it gets. I'll definitely be coming back in the summer when they have their garage door open! 

Mya's Moments



Whoa, it has been a hot minute since I've done a post on my little niece! Without further ado, this is what she has been up to for the month of March!



She...
  • caught her first cold 😒
  • likes it when we sing her "Old MacDonald Had A Farm"
  • blows raspberries (spit bubbles) when she's tired
  • doesn't enjoy reading
  • is beginning to hold the bottle by herself
  • really enjoys sucking on her teething toys
  • enjoys standing up
  • likes to sit in her high chair
  • enjoys looking out the window
  • got her ears pierced!!!
You can read more fun facts over here!!!

Disco



Back in March, Monica and I decided to check out Otto's Bierhalle after hearing about the disco experience in their washrooms! Unfortunately, my phone ran out of memory (whyyyyy) and didn't save any of our dancing videos in there, but we just took it as a sign that we gotta hang again!!! πŸ˜€ We explored Queen street after, before making our way to Labothery. We saw a huge line-up and couldn't justify waiting over an hour for bubble tea, so we basically took this as anotherrr sign to hang again!! Hahaha



The following week, Monica invited me to the event hosted by the magazine that she works for! Everything was so Instagram worthy. Every performance was so entertaining. Everyone was so cool and creative (all the things that I strive to be! LOL). Thanks again for having me Monica! πŸ’›πŸ’›πŸ’›

Infinity Mirrors



I can't believe I haven't update my blog in over a month!!! I've just been so busy trying to juggle school, work, sleep, exercise and social life. On the bright side! I will be handing in my last assignment this week (AHHH!!), which means I will finally have time to blog again! πŸ˜€


Alpha Found Her Beta Half



I can still vividly remember Alpha and I sitting in her car one night talking about when we would like our proposals to happen, where we would like to have our weddings and what we would like our dresses to look like! I also remember her being shocked that I wasn't on Pinterest planning out my wedding yet!!!! πŸ˜‚



I always had a good feeling that Alpha would be one of my first friends to get engaged because you could just see how madly in love her and Dillon are. I couldn't contain my excitement when I found out that Dillon wanted to propose to Alpha after she got back from her LA trip last week. I knew that the best thing to do was to keep my conversations with Alpha to a minimum as the days led up to it, just in case my big mouth drops any hints. πŸ˜›



Dillon told us exactly where to park, who to call and when to enter their church. It felt like we were on a secret mission. As more people started arriving, the anticipation grew.



Alpha was under the impression that they were going to celebrate their friend's birthday yesterday, so she and a couple of girls went out to get a cake.



They entered the room singing happy birthday and Alpha had her back towards us, until one of the girls blew out the candles. She was so confused because the cake wasn't for her...



...and that's when Alpha took in what was happening...




Dillon was singing her favourite song, Perfect by Ed Sheeran. 😒🌹




Dillon paused halfway and started crying. All the girls in the room were meltinggg. 😭 He went up to Alpha with the box and said, "I'm sorry, I really tried to sing that for you. It was so bad."



My heart was bursting with happiness at this point!!! I'm so overjoyed and can't imagine anyone else more perfect for her.






So what I've learned from this proposal is that you gotta have a fresh manicure at all times because you never know when it's your turn!!! 😐




Daniel is currently frolicking in Hong Kong and wasn't able to make it yesterday, but that obviously didn't stop me from going. 😌



One of his friends told me to tell him, "You can stay in Hong Kong, honey. They're MY friends now." Tooooo funny. They even offered to drive me and made sure I had veggie options to eat when we had dinner after. 😩



I met Alpha through Daniel and I have no idea how we have gotten so close these past few months, but I knew we were gonna get along well when she kept cracking up at my lame jokes. πŸ’—



I cannot wait to see her werrrk that aisle!!! Congratulations cuties!!!! πŸ’ž


Mya's Moments



I can't believe my niece turned four months old today!!! This was also the day that my sister found out that she was pregnant one year ago! Since my niece has garnered so many fans since she was born, I thought it would be fun to start this segment on my blog called,



This became a great way to keep her fans up-to-date on what she has been doing or learning every month! So for the month of February, Mya...

  • Started to reach for things
  • Liked to make cute little cries when she's hangry
  • Enjoyed the song, Itsy Bitsy Spider
  • Starting sticking out her tongue
  • Liked going on walks in the afternoon 
  • Enjoyed going to the mall
  • Liked to blow bubbles with her lips
  • Tolerated her car seat 
  • Became indifferent about tummy time
  • Enjoyed shaking (and licking) her maracas
You can read more fun facts over here!!!


Strike



So on Friday night, my school announced that they will be going on strike this Monday. They also went on strike during my second year and it was around this time too!!!! History is literally repeating itself again. I really hope that they're able to settle something soon, so that my semester doesn't end too late. On the bright side, I'll have extra time to visit my niece, apply for jobs and catch up with my friends!!



Yesterday, Claudia and I met up for brunch at Yorkdale! It's always so nice hanging out with her because she's so optimistic about everything. We went shopping afterwards and I hate how I always go to the mall with no intention of buying anything...  but end up going home with something. Whyyyy ammm I liiiikeee disss!!! πŸ˜‘

Took a Pizza My Heart



Daniel and I have visited so many museums and galleries together in the past! So when I found out that there was an art exhibition happening by the beach, I knew I had to bring my BFF along!!! πŸ˜€ Before we headed down there, we stopped by this pizza place that I've been eying since time!



I just haven't found the time to go because it's so out of the way. I'm not even exaggerating here. We took one bus, one subway and two streetcars to get there ...but it was so worth it!!!



After stuffing our bellies, and picking up macarons along the way (heh heh), we were on our way to the beach! Since we were so close to the water, our fingers froze. Although I didn't have my chunky camera with me this weekend (lent my lens to my friend for her editorial shoot), I'm happy with how all of these photos turned out on my phone! I'm also glad I remembered to bring a portable charger, because this lil' thing died quickly in the cold.



We'll be checking out Yayoi Kusama's exhibition this month and I seriously can't wait!!!

Mya's 100th Day Celebration



So ever since my sister gave birth to Mya, I've been learning all about these asian superstitions and traditions. (Heh.. heh.. that rhymed..) One of them is the "Red Egg and Ginger" party. This is where you throw a celebration to mark the baby's 100th day!



My sister decided to hold this special event at a buffet and invited all of our close friends and family this past weekend!



She even bought Mya this custom little dress to wear for her big day! Too fricken cute!!! Mya definitely had no idea what was going on that day, but girrrl was on her best behaviour!



Wellll... there were times when she got a little bored and grandpa had to step in to entertain her. She eventually knocked out in his arms and was m.i.a when everyone was eating. πŸ˜„



She basically slept through her whole party, but woke up right when everyone was saying their farewells and wishes! Ohhhh Mya. πŸ˜‚


My Birthday



Thank you so much for the sweet birthday wishes guys!!! πŸ’ž I kept my birthday low key this year and celebrated with Daniel last week! There were so many things that worked in my favour that day! In the morning, I almost missed my bus for work, but the lights magically changed on time and I was able to sprint to my bus stop. πŸ‘πŸ» πŸ˜€ Later on the day, I found out that my four hour lecture got cancelled in the afternoon ...but seriously, what are the chances?!!!! πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ˜€



Daniel picked me up for dinner and we only waited 90 minutes to get seated at the Cheesecake Factory! πŸ‘πŸ» πŸ˜€ I've heard horror stories of people waiting up to four hours??? At that point, it's like..



The manager also gave us a free slice of cheesecake. πŸ‘πŸ» πŸ˜€ Daniel got me a full-sized bottle of Kiehl's face oil and a box of LadurΓ©e macarons for my gifts! The two things that I could never justify buying for myself. I actually used to reblog images of LadurΓ©e macarons on my Tumblr and made it my life goal to try them in Paris one day! Dreams really do come true. πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ˜±

Thank you for making this birthday so memorable babe!!!!! πŸ’—