Blue Mountain

So ever since I dated Daniel, I've tagged along on his Blue Mountain trips with his friends, even though I had no idea how to ski or snowboard. This year, I decided that it was time to learn how to do something! I was so glad when I found out that I wasn't the only one who had no idea how to ski or snowboard and became great friends with one of the girls on the trip - Jen!

Since she wanted to learn how to snowboard, and I've heard how fun snowboarding is from my little cousins, I decided why not!!! We waited in line for over an hour to rent equipment. Just when we thought we only had to wait 20 more minutes, the fire alarm went off. We couldn't believe this was happening!!!!!

After all the chaos, we realized that it wasn't worth it to pay so much for only a few hours. Jen and I went for lunch, rode a rollercoaster, visited a candy shop and spent the rest of the afternoon tubing!! 😄  I guess we'll try again next year with snowboarding...

(And that's just me fooling around with Daniel's snowboard. 😄)

Catching Up

Camille, Thiya and I met up this week to have dinner at the newly opened Cheesecake Factory at Yorkdale! Once we saw the super long line, we decided to eat at Pickel Barrel instead! 😄  We still had to wait 30 minutes to get seated, so I jokingly suggested that we go take a photobooth picture while we wait. And to my surprise, they were down!!!

It was such a struggle trying to fit in that booth altogether. 😂  Once our photo printed out, I got a call from Pickel Barrel to let us know that our table was ready. We seriously couldn't believe that it took us 30 minutes to figure out how to take these shots!!! LOL

Annual Christmas Dinner

This year's Christmas party was much more low key compared to last year's gathering, but it was still memorable because my baby niece joined us for the first time!!! Even though she was there, she wasn't really all there.. this girl napped through the whole thing!!!!! 😂

We started off with our usual potluck dinner, had dessert and played Telestrations! For those who haven't played before, it's pretty much like broken telephone. You draw whatever it says on the card, pass it off to the person beside you and they have to guess what you drew.

Once your notebook is returned to you, you reveal what your card said and show all the guesses that were made. My brother-in-law had us all cracking up with his drawings!!! Just look at this drawing of a plate of jerk chicken... bruhhhhh..

After playing two rounds of this game, we moved on to the White Elephant game!!! The rules were the same as last year's party, where everyone had to buy a unisex gift worth $50.

If you haven't played before, you basically choose and unwrap a gift from the pile OR "steal" a gift from someone who has opened one. The best number to get is the last one because almost all the gifts are revealed by then!

My older cousin, Simon, ended up getting my gift!! Speaking of Simon, him and his girlfriend dropped the news that they're expecting a baby next year!!! I'm so excited for them!!!!! 💗

The other gifts that people received was an oil diffuser, Lush set, Snuggie, fidget cube, board game, Android charger, massager and $50 bill!

Daniel stole the massager from my cousin Nancy, which meant she had to choose another gift. She ended up getting ANOTHER BODY MASSAGER! Hahaha

I was so excited when I unwrapped my gift and saw a Google Home Mini!! I just got Daniel one for Christmas, and didn't think I would get one this holiday too! As soon as I snapped this photo, my older cousin stole it from me.. savage. LOL 😢

Speaking of getting gifts stolen, my little cousin Lisa had her gift stolen twice! 😄 She ended up with a David's tea set and revealed that she doesn't drink tea. Her older sister was like, "Welllll you can start now!" 😄

And I ended up getting the present that Lisa brought for the game, which is a Body Shop gift set!!!! I'm actually so in love with the sugar scrub and have been using it daily. My feet is almost as smooth as baby Mya's, if I do say so myself! 😂

Life Lately

Hey guys!!! It has been a little quiet over here because I've been studying for my exams and picking up extra shifts at work! I'm so happy that it's finally the holidays though and to be able to sleep in for the next few days. Claudia and I hung out last Friday and checked out Dazzling Cafe for the first time! We couldn't get over how cute their chairs were!!!

This week is going to be so exciting!!! We had a Christmas dinner at my Aunt Cindy's house yesterday and tomorrow, I'll be going over to my other aunt's house to do Santa steal with a bunch of my cousins! I'm also going Boxing Day shopping at 7am with my parents tomorrow morning, so that's gonna be fun ...and chaotic.

At the end of this week, I'll be going to Blue Mountain with Daniel and his friends and trying snowboarding for the first time!!!! My aunt Cindy gave me a bunch of stuff to borrow, but the only thing I'm still missing are body pads ..more specifically, butt pads. I'm really hoping that since I'm shorter .. and closer to the ground .. the falls won't hurt as much!!!

Merry Christmas!

I designed my sister's Christmas card this year and it's crazy to see how much my niece has grown since that photo was taken, but she's still as cute as everr!! 💕 I'm so obsessed with her little toes, beady eyes and chubby cheeks! Her dad always gets super annoyed when I kiss them, buhhh I do it anyways!!!! It's just too hard to resist!

Wishing all of you a Merry Christmas, that's filled with lots of love, joy and FOOD!!! 

First Look at Baby Mya

My baby niece turned one month old today!!!! 💗 It still doesn't feel real whenever I carry her, like even my dad still hasn't come to terms with the fact that he's a grandpa now. 😄  I've tried to picture what the baby would look like before my sister gave birth, and after seeing her.. I realized that my imagination could've never came up with something this adorable!!!

I'm so excited to finally give you guys a first look at baby Mya!!!!! 🌸

Christmas Market

I finally submitted my last assignment for this semester and I feel like a weight has been lifted off my shoulders!!!! 😀  This assignment literally took over my life this week, where every waking thought revolved around figuring out how to code a food delivery application from scratch.

It got to the point where my dad came in my room looking for a brown marker this morning, and I was still half asleep and responded with, "I don't know. If you can't find my markers, I can just code it for you." LOL WHAT 😐

After making this application, I realized that I really enjoy designing user interfaces and this could be a possible career path if teaching doesn't work out for me. 😀 Now that I've handed everything in for school, I feel like I can relax and breathe a little bit (before exams creep in) and update my blog without feeling any guilt.

With that said, let's jump right in! 😄 Daniel and I have attended the Christmas market every year since we've started dating, so it just didn't feel right if we didn't keep up with our tradition this year! Plus, I feel like the market gets better and better every time we go, with new installations or vendors being added!

This year, there is a lot of hype around their light tunnel! I feel like my photos didn't do any justice for it, but I totally recommend checking it out if you go and visiting the market on a weekday to avoid huge crowds.

The new Ferrero Rocher booth was also all the rage this year because they were giving away free samples!!! Daniel and I obviously had to jump in line and try out their new flavours! We actually spent more time eating, than exploring the shops, this time we went! 😄

You can read about our other visits herehere, and hereeee! Daniel literally looked like a fetus when we first started dating.