HERE’S TO 22

It was almost four years ago that Kelly and I met. We were two awkward, fresh-faced eighteen year olds, bumbling through Frosh activities, desperately trying to mask our discomfort amidst the early morning tequila slams and various genitalia spilling out of clothing. Luckily, Frosh ended. But our friendship began. It’s been four years of uncontrollable…

A Last Look at 2016

Its 9:30 am on Sunday, January 1st. Today I woke up to the sound of my mother screaming and my father swearing and frantic footsteps dashing down the stairs outside my bedroom. Startled, I opened my door to a truly revolting odour: it smelled like a combination of pungent incense and burning rubber. I grabbed my phone,…

Ill in The Philippines

So, this is the way the whirlwind ends. Not with a bang, but a blurhagahak-ugh (*an onomatopoeia I have just invented for the sound my horrible, endless vomiting and dry-heaving made.) Yes, that’s right, we went to the Philippines, and I got horribly, horribly ill! We were feeling pretty invincible right up until it happened,…

One Year Later (Our New YouTube Channel!)

On October 19, 2015, Kelly and I posted our first blog post. It was a light and cheery post describing a weekend jaunt to Quebec City. We snuck into the Château Frontenac, we gorged ourselves with sickeningly sweet Beaver Tails, and we explored the magnificent Montmorency Falls. It was a great weekend: six friends basking in the final…

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, SAM!

Here’s to the girl who brings out both the best and the worst in me (in the best possible way). Here’s to the girl who helped me #stayinschool. Here’s to the girl who is always down for a mirror selfie or a face swap, because life is better when you’re laughing. Here’s to my baking buddy and my…

Hong Kong Haircut: A Hair-Raising Journey

You really do learn things about yourself when you travel. I, for instance, after two weeks of turning half-hour errands into five-hour odysseys with beginnings, middles, and ends, rising and falling action sequences, motifs, themes, and symbols, am learning that I need to seriously hone my planning skills. Take my experience of trying to get…

A Summer Recap

Four months ago, during our post-exam ecstasy, Kelly and I created Summer Bucket Lists. Now, as August draws to a close, the last days of summer are slipping away and I’m spending some time reflecting on the last few crazy, wonderful months. May I gleefully leave Montreal and the stress of school behind and head to Vancouver, determined to make…

Work, Work, Work, Work, Work, Work

I just set a 12 minute timer. I just set a 12 minute timer and legitimately thought, “Wow! So much free time!” Today I decided to skip my lunch break to come back to my room and try to write something, because I haven’t in the month since I came here. Did I say month? My…

It’s Your Party But We’ll Do What I Like

Once you’re past a certain age, you’re not supposed to celebrate your birthday unless you hit a new decade. That, coupled with the fact that my parents are very proud “not-party people,” and I knew that when my mom’s 59th birthday rolled around we would probably gather for a simple dinner and watch some TV….

A Sun-kissed Summer Tag

We are so thrilled to have finished classes for the year. Summer is our favorite season, by far. The heat, the excitement, the sultry long nights. We wanted to answer a fun summer tag, and we found these questions, so thank you Kat Bouska! Describe your dream summer vacation Kelly – I wake as the sun begins…