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Monday, March 13th, 2006

Belated Blogging


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Drumroll, please. Ta-da! I present some long-awaited photos from my trip to Cambrige, MA. The bitter cold and Dave’s fierce flu kept me from being too snap happy. Here are a few of the finest from a very tiny selection.

Behold Mr. Gehry’s genius on a sunny day. This is the incredible Stata Centre at MIT. […]

Monday, March 6th, 2006

I’m baaaaack!


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The Torontonians are now all thinking of that subway ad with the Levitra/Viagra-poppin’ guy who declares his return in bright red letters. Well, stop it. I’m young and don’t have a penis. No libido problems either.
I’m back in the T-dot after a blissful 10 days in the Boston area with my […]

Monday, January 9th, 2006

I am the Zen Master


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I’m constantly teased by my family for being a spazz. Amazingly, I am good at laughing this off now because I am no longer the spazz of years gone by. Sure, there are times when I pound my pillow before angrily dozing off but such days are thankfully rare.
I attribute this newfound ability to […]

Thursday, December 8th, 2005

Shopaholism


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Hong Kong purchases so far:
4 bags
4 necklaces
Beads
1 ring
1 picture frame
1 acrylic divided box
1 Stella perfume Christmas set (Yeah, baby. New scent! Ms. McCartney, I’ve got issues with you, but your perfume is divine.)
2 sweaters
1 down vest
1 iPod mini case
…and more from independent jewellers, street stalls, Giordano, LeSportsac, MUJI, Lane Crawford and Shanghai Tang.
Ogling more […]

Friday, December 2nd, 2005

Lost and Naked in the City Again


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Okay, so I’m not really lost and naked. I am in the city, though!
Safe and sound in Singapore doesn’t sound nearly as scintillating. I’m frantically packing for Hong Kong (and obviously blasting the tunes. Naked in the City is one helluva good packing song.)
Holy crap. I can’t believe I am leaving Singapore […]

Friday, November 25th, 2005

I Will Not Love You Long Time


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…but I do love Hanoi.
Just a quick hello from the capital of the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam. I have been busy taking in this magical place that I haven’t even had time to scribble all my random thoughts into a paper journal. And believe me, there are so many thoughts and feelings. I […]

Friday, November 18th, 2005

The Wrong Kind of Cosmo Girl


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I got a really awful hair cut yesterday because the stylist just wouldn’t listen to me. He had a creative vision that I was supposed to trust. I kept protesting, “Um…the layers are getting too short. Can we keep them long?”
At that point, I should have just left; but I stayed. I’m weak like […]

Wednesday, November 16th, 2005

Falalalala la la la la


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I have been reunited with my Nalgene. I’ll finally get some sleep tonight.
Since I was in a public area (*cough* the communal bathroom in my residence), I was relatively subdued when I told Dave this thrilling piece of news. He actually said, “Whoa. You just said that so calmly…as if it weren’t […]

Tuesday, November 15th, 2005

Learning to Let Go


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I lost my beloved purple Nalgene yesterday. She was the newest of my collection; but she was my definite favourite. And the only one here with me! The only one I trusted to make the journey across the world. She even carried Canadian water that I sipped during the long plane ride.
Oh my poor […]

Monday, November 14th, 2005

And Then and Then and Then…


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So let’s see if I can remember everything that I want to preserve. This one is going to be long, so only open up if you’re interested in one of those kiddie “And then we did this and then we did that and then and then and then…”-stories about my Thursday and Friday. […]