Saturday, 27 November 2010


I went over to my friend Alex BG's house and we made Scones!

SCONES from Alex BG on Vimeo.

First we ate Roti, then we baked, then we watched the Hockey Game, then I fell asleep, then we watched SNL...

Having guy friends is really really great, you should try it. xx

Friday, 26 November 2010

Finally finished these two bloody essays, I'm incredibly unpleased with them but they will have to do, it's my fault for not starting them as soon as I knew about them. Next one is due by December but for now, I'm going to leave the library as fast as I bloody well can...........can't wait for tonight. x

Thursday, 25 November 2010

Essay Hatred

As much as it is QUITE LITERALLY killing me to admit this to myself...these essays are NOT going to get done in two hours.

You don't understand...I"m NEVER late on schoolwork! Never!

So here is the plan:
Get Dressed.
Feed the Cat.
Make yourself comfortable...
...and don't stop working on them until tomorrow morning...basically.

Here's hoping... x

Tuesday, 23 November 2010

Worldly Tuesday

Life is crazy...crazy good.

I stage managed a play this weekend and I realized how much I miss working in theater/shows. I had the opportunity to fully orchestrate lights, sound and cues. Everyone there was amazing and hopefully it'll open doors for more opportunities to work there, plus I met some really incredible people I can't wait to see again.

Now I'm taking care of essays and meeting so many new people, it makes me so happy. I spent a good hour cleaning my apartment and am super excited to have people over soon. Time has flown by so fast!! My mother will return from her travels in just a few weeks! Here are some photos she sent me...can you guess where in the world she is now??

Sometimes I wonder if I take Toronto for granted. In class today, there was a guy visiting from the British Virgin Islands considering coming to my Uni and he told me he's really overwhelmed because there are more people here than on his entire island! I guess once you live here, you don't realize how overwhelming and big it can be. Though it's funny because both times I've been to New York, I've felt overwhelmed and like a 'fish out of water', but it's probably very similar to Toronto once you've lived there for awhile. But I do feel like I take advantage of my city, going to it's events, concerts, shows, festivals...trying out the food, discovering new places...but for some reason I don't quite picture myself living here in the future...Was ist die Zukunft?

Happy Essay Writing xx

Sunday, 14 November 2010

Monday Better Watch Out...

...because I'm not taking anymore crap.

Friday, 12 November 2010


When I was working in the V.I.P. tent at Cirque du Soleil, the dessert for the guests were Macaroons on sticks, resembling pretty flowers. At the end of each night, the leftovers or any broken ones would come to our tent, and I must have eaten hundreds of these luscious things...not knowing how incredibly expensive they are!

Well now I want more and I don't know where to find them! When I was in France they were selling them at ridiculous prices, but they were honestly the most beautiful little things I'd ever seen. Maybe I too will attempt to make some...
 photo from this amazing blog here.
I just wanted to apologize on falling behind with my November blog project.
Life has gotten a little hectic, with exams, personal issues and stage managing a play, but I promise I will get them done and put them on the right dates.


Wednesday, 10 November 2010

Oh dear...

Life has gotten strange again.

Day 10: Who do I miss the most?

i miss you

Sunday, 7 November 2010

Day 7: Dear Uncle Sebastian...

Dear Uncle Sebastian,
I miss you.

When you passed away, people hid it from me for a week, but I knew something was wrong.

You were the reason I would go to Sicily, and now it's not the same without you.

I wish I wrote you more, I wish I called you more, I wish I sent you more of my artwork that you liked to see.

Did you know this photo of you won me awards? I even sold a copy.

When I was little, I always thought you were a gentle gorilla. You were always so calm and wise. You knew what was going on without having to say a word. But the final word was yours, always.

Sicilian tradition, Sicilian respect.

Your voice was very gentle, and when I asked you how you how you courted my Aunt Maria, you laughed and said you went to her house everyday until she said yes.

I miss our laughing about how she would always yell about the remote being on the table...

You were lucky in the war, but not so lucky as a parent.

I wished we'd lived closer so I could come hear your stories more often.

My favourite uncle.

I love you so much.


Saturday, 6 November 2010

Day 6: Dear Stranger...

Hey Stranger!

I love your shoes.
Do you want to dance?
It's so incredibly amazingly nice to meet you!
Is that the new season of QI that you're watching on your ITouch?

Strangers are strange, but most of the time, if you just talk to one, you realize they're just like you. And to be honest, most people are dying to be talked too, it's true! Just don't take their candy...


For, to be a stranger is naturally a very positive relation; it is a specific form of interaction.
Georg Simmel 

Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend.
Melody Beattie 

Honest criticism is hard to take, particularly from a relative, a friend, an acquaintance or a stranger.
Franklin P. Jones 

Friday, 5 November 2010

Day 5: Your Dreams...

Dearest dreams,
you are not dead.
Sorry that I forget about you sometimes.
Don't listen to those who call you unrealistic or always in the way.
I see no harm in dreaming, though many have felt the need to say it's a bad thing. Working an office job your whole life will not grant you the keys to 'heaven', so enjoy life and love it.

I am a dreamer, what can I say?

Some dreams I have/had/will have:

I will... a mother a wife
...get a job
...get a job that i love respected in France in Europe for the United Nations
...join the secret service a flight attendant
...learn many languages happy synchronized swimming until I'm 90
...have a house where people happily drop by unexpectedly
...go to South Africa, South East Asia, Australia and Brazil...
...go on lots of day trips with my husband
...always love cooking
...wear more heels
...own a nude wrap dress
...know certain people forever
...always be ambitious
...get my drivers license
...keep dreaming forever.................................<3

Thursday, 4 November 2010

Day 4: Dear Sibling...

To my favourite (though only) sibling,

Tonight on the ride home you told me that if I was ever stuck anywhere at 3am, I could call you and you'd come pick me up. The other night when Dennis asked me if you were like a father figure/awesome uncle to me, the answer is yes. I still remember when I was little and you brought me to that baseball game and I dropped my chicken nuggets, and so you bought me more. I won't forget the 5am pizza cravings or the trips to 7-Eleven for munchies or all the rides, comforting phone calls and hours spent playing computer games in your room, even when I was sick. Everyone Ooos and Aaahhs when they hear about my handsome older brother. And they better watch out, because if they mess with me, they'll have to deal with my brother...
He was a bouncer you know...

I'm sorry for drying up all your markers when I was little, and reading all your Dylan Dogs in your bathroom, or 'somehow' crashing your computer on numerous occasions...
I love that you are colour blind, I love that you are dedicated to going to the gym, I love that you are a cancer survivor, I love that you went back to school and didn't give up, I love that you're a big nerd.
Thanks for taking care of me when I was sick, letting me play with all your hot wheels, bringing me oranges in the hospital, letting me hang out with your older friends and letting me sleep in your bed when I was sad.

Despite any difference of opinion we may have or of taste in Science Fiction Television Series...
I love you.

Luckiest Sister in the World

Ps: I'm still bitter about the bridesmaid thing...jk

Wednesday, 3 November 2010


I'm really happy today because Autumn is beautiful, but more importantly, I went to see my guidance Councillor and he was incredibly helpful and supportive.
Basically I have to declare a different Major and then a Minor in the next two years before I can apply to my proper Major, so that I can have priority on the necessary courses for that Major...sneaky? I'd say brilliant. 
Also, some of the course requirements for my OTHER Major are also in this one or are recommended, awesome. 
He said he gave me this advice because my first year grades showed great potential. 
How happy do I feel right now??

I'm feeling confident about this. Hopefully this means I'll be done Uni within the four years, though I'm now considering Summer Study Abroad instead of a full year... x

Day 3: Dear Parents...

Hello, this is your daughter.

You know...the "miracle" child? the younger one who was spoiled for awhile? then suddenly reprimanded for it? the one who cured your lupus but caused your mental breakdown? the coddled one? who then was abruptedly asked to grow up far too young? she's a little confused as to where she stands.

Dear Parents, please grow up?

Dear Dad, can we talk? I don't want to learn Swahili or become a weather girl. I would, however, like to know your story. You made life hard, you know. Yes, I did get your postcards from St. Kitts. No, I don't want to meet your art gallery friends.

Dear Mom, you're my mom. I'm your daughter. And yes, I will bring you breakfast in bed every Sunday for as long as I can. And no, those dishes aren't washed because they are 'soaking'. And yes, I will tape your soap opera tonight. And no, I'm not deaf. I love you.

not the messenger pigeon

Tuesday, 2 November 2010


Things I would like to achieve this month:
  • Get through the three history essays.
  • Enjoy Autumn.
  • Start Vloging.
  • Finish cleaning/organizing apartment.
  • Catch up on reading.
  • Realize that life is what you make of it and it goes up and down.
  • Apologize to someone very important to me.
  • Spend more time with my grandmother.
  • Spend less time on the internet.
  • Generally appreciate life more.

Day 2: Dear Crush...

Dear Crush, 
I am confused.

Sometimes I feel like I know what I'm doing and sometimes I feel like I'm way off track.
Sometimes I feel like a temptress and sometimes I feel like I'm twelve.

I've been hurt before but I still want to trust you, and fall head over heels for the hell of it, whoever you are or will be.

I want to laugh and have fun and eat dim sum.
I want to stay up late and sit by the pond.
I want to invite you for dinner and read your texts.
I want to feel loved again.

But before I can think of you, I must think of me. 

First...I must have a crush on me...I must be happy and fully love myself, before I can share my laughter with you, don't you agree?


Monday, 1 November 2010

Day 1: Dear Best Friend...

Dear Best Friends, 
Thank You for being who you are and for being there for me.
Sometimes I really don't know what to say to tell you how much you mean to me and how much I appreciate you taking the time to let me cry on your shoulder or to read my random texts. I've known you all at different times of my life, and I'm so thankful you are in it. I only hope that I can return the favour, when one of you needs a hand, because I don't know what I would do without you. How do you always know what to say to make me smile?
You help me laugh, you keep me grounded, but you also help me fantasize when the world is being difficult. I hope we have many more good times together, and that I still know you when we're old and wearing matching pink sweat-suits with kittens on the front...


[if your photograph is not here, don't be offended, there are more than three people to thank, but I just grabbed three  photographs that I love]

November Challenge: A Letter to...

I found this challenge on several blogs and thought it might help me get through this month in an interesting way. Last month, a lot of really difficult and sad things happened, I'm hoping to grow up and stay strong. I realize it's quite personal and we will see how much I am happy to share and if this will be a good exercise to try and make things clearer in my eyes.

A Letter to …

Day 1 — Your best friend.
Day 2 — Your crush.
Day 3 — Your parents.
Day 4 — Your sibling (or closest relative)
Day 5 — Your dreams.
Day 6 — A stranger.
Day 7 — A Deceased person you wish you could talk to.
Day 8 — Your favorite internet friend.
Day 9 — Someone you wish you could meet.
Day 10 — The person you miss the most.
Day 11 — Your Ex-boyfriend/girlfriend/love/crush.
Day 12 — The person you hate most/caused you a lot of pain.
Day 13 — Someone you wish could forgive you.
Day 14 — Someone you’ve drifted away from.
Day 15 — Someone you don’t talk to as much as you’d like to.
Day 16 — Someone that’s not in your state/country.
Day 17 — Someone from your childhood.
Day 18 — The person that you wish you could be.
Day 19 — Someone that pesters your mind—good or bad.
Day 20 — The one that broke your heart the hardest.
Day 21 — Someone you judged by their first impression.
Day 22 — Someone you want to give a second chance to.
Day 23 — The last person you kissed.
Day 24 — The person that gave you your favorite memory.
Day 25 — The person you know that is going through the worst of times.
Day 26 — The last person you made a pinky promise to.
Day 27 — The friendliest person you knew for only one day.
Day 28 — Someone that changed your life.
Day 29 — The person that you want tell everything to, but too afraid to.
Day 30 — Your reflection in the mirror.


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