Thursday, May 12, 2016

Five Things That Are Important to Me

A couple of days ago, I came across a blog post from one of my favourite bloggers, Diary of A Toronto Girl, titled "10 Things That Make Me Happy".

 Here is the link to her blog post:http://diaryofatorontogirl.com/2016/05/02/10-things-make-happy/

After reading her post, I decided to put my own spin on this topic. Without further ado, here it is!


1. FAMILY
Family has always been important to me - even more so during these last couple of years. They support me in all endeavours, lift me up when I'm feeling down, and I know that I can confide in them in anything and everything. I'm grateful for all that they've done for me and I love them more than anyone else in the world.

2. FRIENDS
Throughout the last four years, I've lost and gained friends. However, I have a core group of girlfriends whom I enjoy spending time with, girls who make my smiles bigger and my laughs louder when I'm with them. I can truly say that I'd take a bullet for ANY of my girlfriends, if need be.

3. HOBBIES








(J. Crew Summer 2014 Catalogue)

Growing up, I've always enjoyed drawing and reading in my free time. As I grew older, I found these activities helpful in managing stress or heavy workloads. I still have my sketchbooks from high school and elementary school and I've slowly added books to the growing book shelf in my room.

4. CITY SKYLINES

Top: New York City skyline, 2014
Bottom: Mont Royal, Montreal, 2016










Ever since I was a kid, I was always drawn towards books with city skylines. When I traveled to visit my friends, I would gaze longingly at their city's skyline, refusing to leave. I once told a friend, "Whenever I see a city skyline, I just want to sit in front of it and stare at it for the rest of the day."




Fortnum & Mason Earl Grey Tea Classic



5. TEA

I started drinking tea in my second year of high school, I always enjoy learning about different blends of tea, and its ingredients. In college, I challenged myself to try every tea available from Tim Hortons (so Canadian LOL) - and I enjoyed the challenge. Recently, I received a tin jar of Earl Grey tea from my friend in England, and I've been drinking a cup of Earl Grey tea almost every day!


In summary, these are five things that are important to me.

What are five things that are important to you? Leave them in the comments below!

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Happy Mind, Happy Life ft. Blogilates



For the past couple of months, I've been watching a  weekly talk show on WongFu Production's second channel (More Wong Fu) titled "Lunch Break!" For readers who are not familiar with the show "Lunch Break!"it consists of usually one member of the main team /Team A (usually Christine, Wesley or Phillip), with three members of the secondary team / Team B (Jenn, Ashley, Taylor, Chris, or Benson). Together, they discuss and provide input on current events or topics geared towards people in their 20s-30s.

Occasionally, WF will invite a guest to join them on an episode of Lunch Break. Last week, WF invited Cassey Ho (also known as Blogilates), Creator, Designer, & CEO of POPFLEX Active & Blogilates brands. Here is last week's episode of Lunch Break!:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TrxVy3mcMSI

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

The Most Entertaining Resume



Multidisciplinary designer Robby Leonardi showcased his talent and work experience through an interactive resume in October of 2013. Over the years, it has garnered much attention and many views - all because of his innovative and creative spin on a common medium used to obtain employment. . If you have the time, check out his resume. The link will be provided below:

http://www.rleonardi.com/interactive-resume/

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

How To Recreate a Cottage-Country Retreat inside a Downtown Art Gallery






If you've ever wondered how you could recreate or recapture a scenic hike in cottage country to a metropolitan area, look no further.

The man to ask is Steve Driscoll, an artist who has recreated the above-mentioned experience at the Angell Gallery, located in downtown Toronto. His exhibit, aptly named Recovered Shores is open from now until May 28. 

Here is an article chronicling the behind-the scenes work to pull off the exhibit:

http://torontolife.com/culture/art/steve-driscoll-man-made-lake-angell-gallery/

Singer Spotlight: Hui (of Pentagon)

I'd like to start a new series on the blog, called Singer Spotlight. The purpose of this series is to draw attention to talented yet un...