Shopping Haul: Indigo Books vs. Three Gift Cards

Shopping Haul: Indigo Books vs. Three Gift Cards

I live in Canada, which means that instead of Barnes & Nobles, we have Indigo/Coles/Chapters book stores which are all owned by the same company. Lately, they’ve been converting all stores to Indigo, meaning that a lot of merchandise is beginning to focus on home and lifestyle products, like candles, Matt & Nat handbags, alphabet lightboxes, and the like. Continue reading “Shopping Haul: Indigo Books vs. Three Gift Cards”

April Faves

April Faves

It feels like a week ago that I wrote my March Faves blog post – can it really already be time for April Favourites?! That’s insane that we’re already a THIRD of the way into 2017, which means I only have about two thirds of a year left to accomplish everything I want to. AKA I need to learn everything I possibly can about blogging, and read and write about 10x more than I’m currently doing. Continue reading “April Faves”

Social Activism and Tea: Solidaritea

Social Activism and Tea: Solidaritea

When I was at Heritage Park for the annual sugar festival, Chris and I happened across a table with little paper bags. I didn’t expect much from the table, and really wasn’t planning on spending any more money that day, but as I walked by, the woman behind the table started talking about her tea.  Continue reading “Social Activism and Tea: Solidaritea”

The Beauty of Humanity Movement -Review

The Beauty of Humanity Movement -Review

Though my father was born and raised in Vietnam, I never knew much about Vietnamese culture. I understood the basics of pho, and knew it was the land of women in ao dais and water buffalos – all images I had been exposed to while eating in Calgary’s Vietnamese restaurants. Picturesque and romantic, artwork related to Vietnam has generally evoked the same feelings of nostalgia and simple, country life. It was what I looked at every time I sat down with a bowl of pho, sipping sweet broth and listening to the restaurant’s intense volume of voices. Continue reading “The Beauty of Humanity Movement -Review”

February Faves

February Faves

February is my favourite month of the year. I love the month for its shortness, the much-awaited Family Day long weekend, my birthday, and often, Chinese New Year. For all its brevity, February is more than just the month that includes Valentine’s Day, but is a month of exponential growth for me.

Marking the end of February is marking the end of a celebratory month. This year, Chinese New Year fell in late January, but that won’t stop me from sneaking it into February. With the proximity of Chinese New Year and my birthday, I’ve been tremendously spoiled, and would like to share my favourites from this month. Continue reading “February Faves”