4/10/2015

Buster's & Burgers



So after grabbing lunch with Joycelyn last Saturday, we both went our seperate ways since she had a family dinner and I had a date with Dannieeee!! Daniel asked me if I wanted to go bowling but I wasn't down to break any nails that day!! LOL



So insteaddddd, I suggested going to Dave & Buster's for our date and he was sooo down!! I was always underage to tag along when my siblings went, so I was really excited to go for my first time!



We basically loaded 375 chips onto our power card and spent about 2 to 3 hours playing arcade games! We each took a bucket to collect our own tickets ...and what I like about Daniel is that... he doesn't ever go easy on me when we play games together!! LOL



When we had a few chips left for one more game, I let Daniel use it and boyyyy did he make it worth it by winning (us) 500 tickets!!!! We combined our tickets and both claimed stuffed animals as a memorabilia! The night ended perfectly with dinner at Burger Priest, followed by a movie at my place!



I can't wait to see him next week!! We're gonna attempt to make sushi!!!!!! (Pray for us! LOL)

I Love Me Some Roti



So it's 1:00 in the morning and I should probably be sleeping but I'm sitting here craving the spinach and potato roti I had last Saturday at Butter Chicken Roti with Joycelyn! And if you were to visit this place, and the dude asks you how spicy you want it on a scale of 0 to 6... just know that Joy and I were kinda dying at 2!!!



So I'm pretttttty sure 6 is like... the need of a fire extinguisher!!! 

3/28/2015

Benefits



I met up with Claudia today for lunch and we tried out the sausages and fries at Wvrst! They actually have so many different varieties on their menu! I tried their vegan black bean sausage and their duck fat fries (which is basically fries that have been fried in duck fat oil instead of oil). Okay, so I haven't been strict with this vegetarian diet in the past few months. I have still been eating seafood.



I think the reason for that is because I really enjoy sushi and I just want to make it easier on my mom for when she cooks dinner. I think the only thing I've been sticking to is not consuming any beef, pork or chicken meat. Besides that, I haven't been that big of a picky eater with things like chicken broth or veggies being fried in the same pan as beef. So I did try the fries fried in duck fat and I'll be honest.... it tasted good but I literally felt like puking the whole day after eating that... :-( As of right now, I am unsure whether or not I will go back to my old diet because ever since this change, I have noticed many changes in my body (stronger nails, thicker hair, thicker lashes, thicker brows, way lesser acne, more energy etc.) so I guess I will just continue this pescatarian diet!



^^^ Me looking super attractive eating a hot dog. LOL



My day ended with picking up macarons at Delysees with Claudia and meeting up with Thiya for ice cream sandwiches at The Red Bench! What a great day well spent with my faves! :-)

3/15/2015

Camille's 20th Birthday



So for Camille's 20th birthday this year, we celebrated it at Red Lobster! It was my first time dining here and I was actually really excited to try their biscuits because of the way Cammy and Joy were describing them! And they were good!!! Just thinkin' about how soft and warm they tasted is actually making me crave them right now. Ugggghh.




The other thing I was excited about was that Camille was finally legal to drink!!! Camille told me that she drank before but I told her that this was different because she's finally legal to drink now!!! Joycelyn had to remind me that she was turning 20 and not 19... oops awkward!!!! LOL




I seriously can't believe the four of us have been friends since elementary school! Crazyyy!! Especially considering how each of us went to different high schools after and now we're all attending different universities!! As cheesy as it sounds, I think these girls will be my best friends forever. :-)



Happy (early) birthday Camille!!!! I can't believe we've known each other for more than half our lives! You're the most hardworking, genuine, thoughtful, hilarious, and (one of the) prettiest friends I've got! I'm so proud and lucky to be able to call you my best friend. Your man better realize he's one lucky fella too!!! x

3/12/2015

Strike



My school decided to go on strike last Tuesday and I told myself that this would be my chance to get ahead on my school work! I was so motivated guys, I literally planned out what I would do each day after I finished my yoga practice in the morning. When the time came to actually do it, I would just tell myself that I can do it the next day. Since we will also be given extended deadlines once the strike is over, I know I will have time. In short, I've actually done no work since!! LOL

Instead of doing something productive for school, I've literally taken advantage of this time to apply for summer jobs, do yoga every morning and spend more time with friends. I know reality is going to hit soon but I'm just going to make the best out of this free time I have now!

I've also been eating a lot of sushi lately that I think soy sauce makes up 5% of my blood now!!

2/16/2015

Same Old



It's actually a very rare occasion for the five of us to hang out during the year because someone is either busy studying, travelling or working! Our original plan was to have sushi today but since everything is closed on Family Day, we decided to just hang out in Maddy's basement like the good ol' times... sorta... even though we were missing David from our Fab 5 group!



It's funny how two years later, our idea of fun is still the same... playing a game of Quelf and Just Dance together! Although we don't see each other as much as we would like to, we still talk to each other every single day on Facebook!!! I'm not even kidding!

Valentine's Day



It's really nice how Valentine's Day leads right into reading week! Since I only see Daniel once or every other week, given that we both go to different universities, we are trying to spend a lot of time together during the break! He came over on Friday afternoon and I found out that he enjoys baking! Okay. Not really. But he enjoys helping me stir... or so I think!!! He really enjoys eating, that's for sure!!!! We baked my favourite banana cake, watched shows and argued with each other while playing Mario Kart! He's such a sore winner. Ugh.



I saw him again the next day since it was Valentines Day! I'll be honest, this is the first time I have someone to celebrate it with! It was really nice being treated to dinner and holding hands with someone in the theatres afterwards. I mean, I could still do that with one of my girlfriends but I think that sort of intimacy can get a little weird! LOL 

Bug Out



I know that I've been mentioning in a lot of my previous posts that I'll be updating more often! I do have a lot of photos sitting on my memory card because I have been going out (+ eating out) a little too much lately but the reasons that I haven't been blogging is because I'm either: 
  • consumed with homework
  • choosing to go to yoga instead
  • choosing to keep memories to myself
  • unhappy with my photos!!! :-(

2/07/2015

My 20th Birthday



So for my birthday this year, I didn't plan on doing anything extravagant to celebrate... besides going out for dinner with my family! However, my boyfriend and best friends wanted to do something special for me - so sweet!



Daniel and I celebrated my birthday last weekend, since Joycelyn and Camille wanted to have lunch with me on my actual birthday! The three of us ate lunch at our usual spot. They both got me presents (that were actually on my secret wish list) and bought me my favourite carrot cake!!! I was so ecstatic!!!!!! Hahaha




It still hasn't sunk in that I'm 20 years old! Holy moly!!! Literally everyone that wished me a happy birthday either welcomed me to their side... or simply told me that I was old! Like thanks fraaands! Hahaha

1/30/2015

Whoever



I finally got to hang out with my best friend, Thiya this past Sunday! Since the semester started, work and school has pretty much consumed her, so it was really nice that she wanted to hang out with me on her only day off!! We went shopping, ate sushi (I'm having sushi tomorrow too! I think I have an addiction!!!), and ended the night at Demetres! I don't know man... whoever said money can't buy you happiness obviously didn't know what to spend it on!!! So gooooooood.

1/29/2015

Throwback Thursday: Halloween 2014



I realized I haven't blog about my Halloween yet! Here are a couple of Polaroid photos that was taken on that night. I decided to be a sailor last year after finding this costume with Jen! I suggested to Daniel that he should try finding a moon costume but he just had to match me. Ugghhh. We could've been Sailor Moon! LOL

1/20/2015

You Know



I think eating at Spring Sushi is now a tradition for Rachel and I whenever we see each other! Although we don't see each other as much as we'd like to, we do Snapchat often to let each other know that we're alive! We just rather hold conversations in real life y'know! Now that we finally reunited today, we had a lot of stories to share! We talked and ate non-stop for more than two hours!! Are we fat or are we fat.

1/18/2015

Carrot Cake



I barely see my best friend, Camille because she's either studying for her engineering program or visiting relatives in New York! I was so ecstatic when she told me that she's going to be home this semester for her co-op program in Toronto!!



After I got off work yesterday, Joy, Cammy and I met up for lunch at Fresh. I'm so obsessed with this restaurant right now. I really can't get over how great their carrot cake is. Like I always seem to have room for a slice, even if I'm really stuffed! I just like the texture and taste of it. Plus, it's made from all natural vegan ingredients, which makes it even more awesome! I also had to bring home a slice for my brother because we're tastebuds! Heh heh heh



It was so nice to finally catch up with them, just like the good ol' times! We were so amazed at how the three of us have been best friends since grade two! After lunch, we decided to go on a spontaneous (window) shopping spree to spend some more time together. :-)



My day ended with Daniel dropping by my place with a box of Butter Avenue's macarons!! We decided to go watch a horror movie (The Woman in Black 2) and during the movie, we kept questioning whose idea it was to watch this movie (it wasn't mine...) and came to a consensus that next time we will stick to something like... Penguins of Madagascar! LOL

1/16/2015

Fresh off the Boat



I was going through the photos on my memory card and I realized that I ate at so many places last semester that I didn't blog about! These photos in this post were taken sometime in December when I spent the day catching up with my good ol' friend, Claudia!



We didn't get a chance to see each other much when school started since our schedules conflicted with each other, so it was really nice to finally catch up with her and hear about her new beau!! Hehehe



I remember the rain didn't stop us from having a great time shopping on Queen Street West! We were about to walk to Nadege afterwards to grab some macarons but we noticed Butter Avenue had opened up a new location from where we were!



We ended our day at Fresh off the Boat and it was so filling!! I still remember when the cashier asked us for our names for our orders, she confessed that her name was actually Cindy and she has a close friend named Claudia too!!! Freakaaay!

1/05/2015

Blue Mountain



I just came back from my trip to Blue Mountain last week. I stayed in a little town called, Meaford and celebrated New Years Eve with Daniel and a bunch of his friends! We didn't have wifi for the week, which meant the eighteen of us actually had to interact with each other!!!! Daniel and I brought our chunky cameras when we went up there but we actually didn't use them at all. I guess it was just inconvenient lugging it around. All the photos that you see in this post is basically what I've gathered from a bunch of people's phones!



We pretty much spent the week snowboarding/skiing, exploring the village, eating at the little restaurants/cafes in our town and playing a lot of board games with each other! It was really nice getting to know Daniel's friends better and without a doubt, getting away from Toronto for a bit.



I can't believe I already have to go back to school this week. This month went by wayyy too fast! I realized how much I lacked in posting last semester due to everything that was going on. For this semester, I will try my best to post more often! Before I end this post, I just wanna say, DANIEL COPIED MY COLOUR FOR MY WINTER COAT!!!

Okay fine... it was just a mere coincidence that we both owned it before we met each other!

1/01/2015

2015



Goodbye 2014 and hello 2015! 
Happy new years everyone!!! All the best!
 I have a great feeling it's going to be another amazing year.

12/28/2014

Annual Christmas Dinner



My cousin Linda hosted her annual Christmas dinner on Boxing day this year! Similar to the previous years, my Friday night basically consisted of a lot of food, a lot of cuddling, and just a lot of Christmas spirit!!





My sister in her natural habitat...






Thanks again Linda for hosting another (successful) Christmas dinner! It always gives me something to look forward to during the holidays!! :-)



Here's the one she hosted in 2012 and 2013! It's actually pretty interesting to see how my photography has evolved!