Appreciation & Acts of Kindness – Thank You, Dear Friends!

The people around me have been so awesome lately. It's as if God is showing me who my true friends are. I'm really learning to appreciate each person around me even more. Thanks, God. Nowadays, it seems as though people are not as appreciative of the people and opportunities around them. Sometimes we take things …

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Living Life To Its Fullest: 6-day WOW Update

My sincere apologies for an overdue post (probably just apologizing to myself - or my amazing anonymous blog readers/friends), but I don't think daily posts will do. I have, however, been active with my Twitter account, but managing 2 blogs, FB, Twitter, fanpages, and an ever-growing email account, school life, work life, extracurriculars is just...well, …

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Dear Friends: a “tyw Special Memories Project”

|| Project link: http://bit.ly/tyw2010bday || As a follow up to my 21st birthday goals (photos included - see album description), I wanted to keep a collection of "Special Memories" from the people around me. The moments we shared in getting to know each other has definitely set the foundation for our friendship and whether the last …

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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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The Push to Relaxation…[Varadero, Cuba 2010]

Last week, I retreated away to Varadero, Cuba with my family. Sitting among Europeans, Canadians, Ukrainians, etc., I felt more calm and relaxed than I ever had this year. Suntanning by the poolside and writing postcards, with the sounds of screaming Germans seated in front of the 20-inch television at the resort's clubhouse, I truly …

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The Creperie & Downtown Stroll

This evening, I reunited with my best guy friend, who is off to Montreal again tomorrow afternoon. He will be competing in the 2010 CMC Stepping Stones competition for the violin in Sherbrooke, QC. (http://www.cmcnational.com/en/index.php) During his retreat back home, I was fortunate to catch a glimpse of him. We celebrated our reunion after 1.5 …

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