Summer Series, #01

After an arduous and emotional hiatus, it feels so good to have the time and energy to expend on writing for myself again. I know I say it every single time, but I’ll say it again: it’s been too long.  To celebrate my goal of making it out of my first year of grad studies in one piece, […]

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Montréal Mayhem Part 1

We went on a short trip to Montréal! Mikaius and I had been planning to go on a short weekend trip for a while now, and we finally managed to book the dates for the first week of May. School had officially ended – I embark on my graduate school journey this September – and we […]

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Sundate: Trinity Bellwoods

This past Sunday, Mikaius took me out on a walking date, which is my favourite kind of date. The sun was shining, it was a warm +22, and Torontonians were out in full force enjoying the first really good day of spring. It felt like summer. First on the list was the Sunday Antique Market at […]

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It’s our third anniversary!

Mikaius and I quietly celebrated our third year of being together this February, and what an absolutely fantastic three years it has been! I spent the months leading up to our anniversary racking my brains, wondering what to get him that he would both love and use daily. Since he started reading the Harry Potter series last year (he […]

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Body Image Issues

I asked the crazy talented Kenneth to take photos for my LinkedIn profile a couple of days ago, and for a while there I was feeling pretty good about myself. So of course, I used one of the photos as my profile picture on Facebook. It was received pretty well, except that there were two comments focusing […]

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I might be terrified, but I’m not alone.

At around noon on August 9th, at Yonge-Dundas Square, I found myself scanning the crowd for Kenneth, my best friend. I had been given the chance to be the Lead Festival Coordinator for the 10th Annual Kultura Filipino Arts Festival, and today was the day that all of my hard (and sometimes clumsy) work would pay […]

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Birthday Celebration: Medieval Times

Mikaius celebrated his 25th birthday recently, and we decided to make one of his childhood dreams come true by going to Medieval Times‘ Toronto Castle! Their “About The Show” blurb explains the spectacle as Medieval Spain coming to life, and it is as wonderfully cheesy as you might think, complete with jousts, horses, a hawk, hand-to-hand combat… […]

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Walking Adventures: Toronto Necropolis

The best thing about having free time in the summer is having the opportunity to throw on some comfortable walking shoes (bright orange and pink Nikes in my case) and explore Toronto on foot. Summer is so fleeting, I feel like all opportunities to go adventuring must be taken before snow falls. This week, Mikaius […]

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Goodbye, Golden Arches

Last month, I officially quit my first job. I have been with the Golden Arches for four years and nine months (at least according to my LinkedIn profile’s calculations), and it was my first paying job as a new immigrant in Canada. I remember starting two days after my 20th birthday, back in 2010. I […]

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