Thursday, September 30, 2010


A little over a month ago, I decided to sign up for this international postcard exchange project called Postcrossing. Basically, you sign up and are given an address from a random part of the world. Once the person receives it, they register your postcard #, which would then enable you to start receiving postcards from someone else from another part of the world - what a concept!
This week, I finally received my first batch of postcards. One from the US and the other from Finland!
The second photo above is of my first batch of postcards that I've sent about a month ago. I'm excited to start sending again. You should give it a try!

remnants of summer

I'm pretty much on the same boat as Shantel about not really missing summer. But I sure do miss the time of liberty. Last night, I finally set aside readings and overall feelings of uni lethargy and got around to uploading my remaining photos of summer.
The above photo's a favourite of mine. Georgia and I went for afternoon tea at a place on Queen West back in June/July. We loved it there so much, we just had to go back!
Notice the water in the glass seems to be almost translucent in colour - that's because they add cantaloupe in the jar to add some flavour to it. Neat-o.


Suffering … is not just lots of pain but pain amplified by distinctly human emotions such as regret, self-pity, shame, humiliation, and dread.

If you have not read the works of Michael Pollan, I suggest you work your way into a book store, as soon as possible.

Autumn is here, and I don't miss summer one bit.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010


Today's post is dedicated to the one place we always retreat to - somewhere we can always count to find solace in.

Happy Wednesday!

photo from the Coastal Living Magazine, via decor8

photo from Loppe Leah

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

To see a world in a grain of sand...

And a heaven in a wild flower,
Hold infinity in the palm of your hand,
And eternity in an hour.

-William Blake, Auguries of Innocence

Monday, September 27, 2010

quiet loss

I've noticed there are times in the night when everything appears to be crystal clear - when thoughts and ideas just sort of tie in smoothly with one another, and everything just seems to make sense. In these fleeting and rare instances of time, it's as if Life momentarily gives you a taste of the answers that you've sought after for so long, just as you are about to doze off. But trying to grapple onto such moments of clarity, while fighting the urge to surrender to slumber, is never easy.

And then, the next thing you know, the morning sun is greeting you once again with a promise of a fresh start of a new day.

Yet there's also that quiet lingering feeling inside as if you just lost something. You can't really put your finger on what it was, but you're kind of sure it was there...

Sunday, September 19, 2010

changing seasons

Not too recently, I've been interested in all things philately, so expect a tonne of future posts from me relating to snail mail and such. For the meantime, we all recently got back to uni, hence an even more sparsely updated blog.
Temperatures are gradually dropping each day, and the leaves from the rustling trees are prepping up to change hues. Fall is among us, and I couldn't be more thrilled. I was never fond of the previous season - with all the sweltering heat and pesky mosquitoes it never failed to bring about. And not to mention the overall feel of lethargy that seems to take over everything. Don't get me wrong, I love the freedom summer brings, but its overall romanticism just seems to get lost whenever the season is actually upon us. Nevertheless, my summer went well. I spent a bit of it in East Coast America, which was neat.
There was a family of hawks nesting in the neighbour's pier when I was in Woodbridge, VA.

Saturday, September 11, 2010


"Seclusion is the price of greatness."

School has already begun for some of us.
My coffee-induced sleep patterns will be just as whack as it was in the summer.
However, I couldn't mind - autumn is right around the corner, and I cannot wait to buy myself a pair of warm boots!

Breathe a good, long sigh of relief, after finishing up your back-to-school errands. Make this year, a memorable one.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Homes don't matter.

[...] We could live in any home, in any city, in any country, in any century, and be happy, as if the world were just what we lived in.
- Foer, Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close

Sunday, September 5, 2010

a get-to-know-us-through-pictures kind of post

summer at the Abbey
The photo above is of our old high school, where Shantel, Myra and I all went.

Typically, we would all bask in the sun during our spare/lunch come May and June - not only because the romance of summer, heat, and sweet freedom were almost upon us but also due to the fact that our main (junior) cafeteria would get all gross and extra-humid in the summertime. Plus, said cafeteria looked like a very large bathroom, with vomit-green tiles all over the walls and floor. I wish I was kidding. How could anyone stay in and be expected to keep their appetite?

Getting out and smelling the roses were kind of a given in high school. Overall, I can't really say university is that much different.

More recently, Myra has officially moved out to her Kingston apartment this week, but much correspondence will (must) take place.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010


We apologize for the lack of posts lately.
To make it up to you, here's a picture of homemade crepes slathered in peanut butter with banana slices that I prepared one morning last week.