Mya's Moments



I almost forgot to give you guys a monthly dose of my cute little niece! This is what she was up to when she turned 10 months!



She...

  • got a new rocking horse and loves it!
  • likes playing with feathers 
  • visited CNE for the first time
  • was a flower girl
  • can now wear her hair in pigtails
  • likes taking things out of drawers, bags and boxes
  • sleeps through the night 
  • loves tugging on people's necklaces  
  • enjoys drinking water 
  • likes pulling on my baby hairs...
You can read more fun facts over here!

Still the Apple of My Eye



Daniel and I went apple picking for the first time last year! We had so much fun that we decided to make it our annual tradition. 😀




We visited the same farm this year, because we found that the prices were reasonable, apples stayed crisp for a while, place wasn't overly crowded and drive wasn't bad!




We went a little earlier this season because we wanted to take advantage of the warm weather! Plus, we thought that they would have a wider selection for us to choose from!




And they did! We got to try Macintosh, Cortland and Ginger Gold apples this year.





When we came last time, Honeycrisp and Royal Gala apples were the only ones left for us to pick. To be honest, I didn't even know the names of all of these apples until I started visiting this farm. 😄






After trying all of these apples, I still don't know which type is my favourite. What I do know is that butter tarts will always have a special place in my heart.



Oh! Daniel too. 😋


Too Cute to Eat



When Monica told me that she has never tried Indian roti before, I knew I had to take her to one of my favourite spots! Since this restaurant was also near one of my favourite macaron shops, I knew I had to take her there too! 😀



We thought it was a bit too early to eat dinner, so we went to get macarons first. It was so hard having to eat these little treats. I'm not talking about the texture here, but the cuteness! Oh who am I kidding.. we actually devoured each one in two bites!! 😄 We really liked the flavour of the Winnie the Pooh one!



For some reason, I just assumed that if they're this cute, they wouldn't taste as good. (It's like cake fondant. I don't know anyone who actually likes the flavour of that?!) I'm still surprised by how tasty these macarons are. They're just the right amount of chewiness!



After we devoured these babies, we went to pick up our Indian food. We took advantage of the nice weather and had a picnic in front of Casa Loma! So peaceful and scenic.



And we obviously couldn't end our day without grabbing bubble tea too. 😏

I Got a New Camera!



After 19 years of school, it feels a bit weird knowing that Labour Day doesn't mean anything anymore. I remember I used to get butterflies or felt bummed about going back to school the next day. It really felt like my life was on pause whenever classes were in session. 😢



Now that summer is over, I realized that my routine isn't going to change! No more reading textbooks, doing assignments or studying for exams... and I am super ok with that!!! 😀



It honestly wouldn't feel like summer is ending, if I didn't pay a visit to CNE with Daniel! This year, we went with Alpha and Dillon! Funny thing is, Alpha texted me asking if we wanted to join them, while I messaged her on Facebook asking if they wanted to join us! It was a very last minute plan, which is why I coincidentally wore the same outfit when I went a year ago. 😢



Daniel and I got there before them, and played games while we waited. I somehow convinced Daniel to wait in line for 40 minutes with me to get a free bottle of ketchup with our FACES on it!!! I'm going to use this bottle and pour new ketchup in it every time I run out. I know y'all are judging me but I KNOW YOU WOULD DO THE SAME!!! Don't lie!



There were two games that Daniel couldn't get enough of. It was this bottle up game and basketball shooting game. He told me that he could careless about winning a toy and just wanted to know that he could actually do it.



He ended up not getting me any toys this year, but I was able to win myself TWO toys!!! Who needs a boyfriend, am I RIIII? Just kidding! 💞



I'm still shocked that I won a giraffe for my niece! I only had 1 in 24 chances to win this dice rolling game, and I somehow chose the winning number!!! 😄



I also won a Captain America toy by tossing a ball in a basket. Luck was clearly on my side that night! Dillon also got Alpha a Spiderman with this game and Alpha won a toy by herself with the water gun game!



Since Daniel has been winning me a toy every year, I gave him my Captain America! 😄 He'll always be a winner to meee!



I actually shot all these photos on my work camera, the Sony a7R II, because I wanted to carry something smaller and lighter. It took me a while to figure out how to work this thing, but I'm quite impressed with the quality! You'll definitely be seeing more photos from this camera. 😎

Mya's Moments



There has been so many times where I questioned if my little niece is even real! I just can't get over how adorable she is and how she is already nine months old!! Where has the time gone?!



For the month of July, she...
  • learned how to crawl
  • passed her swimming test
  • started babbling
  • said her first word ("daddy!")
  • is still jamming to the Baby Shark song
  • started giving high fives
  • got the flu
  • liked to hear the song, "You Are My Sunshine" when she was sad
  • still loves bread
  • learned how to wave!
You can read more fun facts over here!

AppeTHAIzing



I'm so happy that Monica and I are still super close, even though we're not working together anymore. 😢We have been seeing each other almost every other week this summer and we're constantly sending each other memes and restaurants on Instagram! 😄



We visited Khao San Road for the first time last month and became obsessed with their Thai iced tea! I even went back with Daniel a week or two later, because I wanted him to try it too! Besides the delicious food, the decor and staff also left a great impression. This place is truly a gem.


A few weeks later, we checked out the Clay Room and designed our own ceramics! I have been wanting to go to a pottery class for some time now, but all of the classes I came across on Groupon were always fully booked. This workshop was less messier and cheaper than an actual pottery class, which was great! 😉 I did a watermelon design for my rice bowl, and Monica decorated her jewellery dish with cute little strawberries. 



Two weeks later, we had brunch at Maha's first, before picking up our ceramics. I already knew Monica's piece would turn out great because of her strong attention to detail. The instructor even featured it on their Instagram! Me on the other hand.. I coated mine with so many layers of paint that I'm surprised it turned out decent! 😄

Creepy Dolls



Hey, hey, hey guys!!! I'm still here! I haven't blogged lately because I'm just so overwhelmed with how backed up I am. I realized that if I don't start somewhere, I will be even further behind. (Whoa. I just realized that line can be applicable to other things in life! 😄) With that being said, let's rewind back to one month ago!



Last month, my friends and I rented out a huge Airbnb!! This property had a pool, hot tub, sauna, indoor squash court, BBQ grill and eight bedrooms!



A couple of guys got there earlier than the rest of us, so we let them assign the bedrooms. When Daniel and I saw ours, the first thing we noticed was this creepy doll sitting in the corner. We were told that every single room had one in it...



I got the heebie jeebies, so I shoved ours in the drawer! 😄 Some of us took advantage of the pool right away, while others played beer pong and prepared dinner. Now that I think of it, we partied pretty hard on Friday night. 😄



The next day, we tanned by the pool, drank fancy sangrias, had water gun battles, took a bajillion photos, played squash, and ate lots of pizza and chicken wings. It was the perfect lazy Saturday.



I ended up leaving my giant camera at home that weekend, so all of these memories were captured with my iPhone and disposable camera! I'm actually really happy with how my film turned out. I'm debating if I should buy an actual film camera now. 😄



Our Saturday night was definitely more chill, in comparison to Friday. Most of us knocked out early!



So creepy story, remember how I mentioned that there were creepy dolls scattered all over the house? I noticed one sitting in the corner of the washroom on Friday night, so I shoved it in the cabinet under the sink. The next day, I told my friend about this doll in the washroom and tried showing it to her. When I opened the cabinet door, the doll wasn't there anymore!!! BRUHHhhh.. why!!!



This weekend honestly went by so fast though. Before we knew it, we all had to get packing and cleaning on Sunday morning. We apparently cleaned up so well, that the host is offering us one free night stay in the winter!



However, with this doll situation, I will have to weigh the pros here... 😬 Special thanks to my friend, Tyler, for planning this trip for almost thirty of us!!!