We read Tim O'Brien's The Things They Carried in high school and it's stuck with me ever since. It's a brilliant piece of metafiction short stories, describing the things soldiers carried into the field during the Vietnam War. The soldiers didn't just carry guns and 80 pound packs; they carry loved ones, fallen friends, murdered … Continue reading The Things We Carry
My mother taught me that the pages of cookbooks are best splattered with sauces And since then I scamper barefoot through the forest And collect bruises on my skin like chocolate chip cookies.
A couple weeks ago at work my coworker asked "do you ever feel like you're super annoying and everyone is just pretending to put up with you to be nice?" Every person on staff said yes aside from me. It's not that I don't have my moments where I feel like an inconvenience, a klutz, … Continue reading Pep Talk: You are appreciated
It's summer and many of us are on the prowl for someone to share some fun in the sun ! 🌞🌻 I can't believe I'm writing this (with my verrrry limited experience) but here are 7 tips that might make your crush feel extra special on your next outing. 1. Share a new experience Stepping out of your … Continue reading 7 Tips for a Rad First Date
I was born in Canada but "grew up" in Fiji, a small island in the South Pacific. When my family moved back to Canada, it took three years before I sang along to the Canadian anthem with my classmates again. We left Fiji in 2009 because of the military coup and because my parents wanted … Continue reading My Canada
"Abundance is the warm splash of a peach!" This post celebrates the joys of the 5 senses- sometimes we all need a reminder of the abundance of good thing to wake up to every day!
My mind feels completely chaotic right now. It's like the construction on 76th Ave. Sometimes there's a left turn lane, sometimes not. Sometimes there's a bulldozer backing up at 5kmph. And sometimes the road's entirely closed.
Have you ever swam underwater while it’s raining? There’s something mind-blowing about the effect of double water 😛 Or recall those dramatic slow-motion clips from movies where the protagonist is floating in a swimming pool…It’s a fantastic moment of focus, like all your other senses slip away.
Dear dad, I feel contented, dad! You know what it's like, too, to feel a moment of calm within a racing mind. I'm sitting alone at dawn in the coffeehouse and drinking an espresso I know you'd love. I want to give you a call and tell you how contented I feel because there's nothing … Continue reading Dad!
There are many phases in life where I feel like I've lost my sense of peace with myself. When this happens, it's hard to remember the good times and what it's like to "feel okay." But eventually I manage to find a new equilibrium. Sometimes the best things are born from chaos! Take this picture, … Continue reading An open letter to Peace