A Foodie In Training (Gallery)

Over the past couple of months, I have been cooking and pushing my capabilities to new lengths. In the past, I have loved eating out with my family and friends. I still do, don't get me wrong, but I started feeling so much inspiration around me that I wanted to give it a shot myself! …

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March 14, 2013: Happy Pi(e) Day!

During my university undergraduate career, I was very fortunate to celebrate Pi Day on campus. Actually, I think there is only one distinct memory I have of eating pie in the cafeteria of the Central Academic Building with 2 other Shad alum! Schulz was the awesome "geek" Shad father who brought pie to campus for …

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An Unforgettable Christmas Dinner (PHOTOS included)

This year, we had a non-traditional Christmas dinner. Growing up, we celebrated with my aunt/uncle/cousins; however, it seems that times have now changed. My cousins got married, started their own families, and even moved away. This is very different for me, but I guess as that chapter of my life closes and this Christmas is …

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Toronto Lifestyle…tyw Lifestyle (#tywlife)

Rather than blogging on the CESA blog, I decided to paste this personal letter on my personal blog. Today is my mother's birthday. She is currently in Hong Kong, so it's technically her birthday already! I drafted an email from my BlackBerry while I was on the TTC today. 850 words later, here it is! I …

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Celebrating Ramadan – 1 Chinese, 50 Arabs; All Asian

For the last 3 years, I have been organizing "tyw - Arabic Girl's Nights." These usually happen during the Christmas holidays, when Finals are over and it's time to bask in a day of pure fun and joy with the people I enjoy most. I also call it a "domesticate tyw day." One of my …

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Because a Guy Loves a Girl Who Can Cook…

This is the first of many summers that I have actually stayed at home, and my mother thought it would be the optimal time to teach me some (much needed) "independent" skills. Another line which I have also heard is: "And what kind of a guy doesn't like a girl who can cook?!" "Gender-specific? Cooking?" …

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