This Love

At this precise moment, seven days ago, I was in a hotel room with my sister and cousin Lisa in Toronto. Lisa and I were most likely planking all the over the place, being completely crazy while my sister chats quietly with her friends on Facebook.

I wish I was still in Toronto! It was such a blast. I hadn't seen my cousins Linda and Lisa for a while, so it was good to catch up. While my sister hid in embarrassment every time we mentioned it, Linda, Lisa & I literally planked and owled everywhere we went!

Most hilarious incident:  In the middle of a shopping session at Abercrombie & Fitch ( which by the way had amazing sales!), Lisa, Linda and I all planked on a table that was in the middle of the store. Obviously, my sister Monica died of embarrassment and ran away as soon as the thought of planking in the store came to our minds. As the three of us took turn planking and taking pictures, a cute male employee approaches us : "Sorry, you're not allowed to take pictures in the store...." We burst out laughing and ran away as fast as we could with Monica waiting for at the entrance. Oh boy, was she unhappy. Needless to say, it was hilarious and it made out day so much funnier.

We also planked and owled all over the hotel: the lobby, laundry room, fitness room etc. It might seem crazy, but hey, we had a lot of fun and laughed uncontrollably. My vacation definitely wouldn't have been this amazing without all the planking and laughter!

I now leave you with some picture of the Maroon 5 concert. Well actually, more of Adam Levine...[for some odd reason, I wasn't able to rotate some of the pictures :( ]



August 22nd, 2011 : Maroon 5 concert at the Molson Amphitheatre, Toronto.

The concert was amazing! Adam Levine is simple divine. How can such a perfect man exist on Earth!? He is simply heavenly. I sang and screamed so much that my I lost my voice.

What a great evening. I love Maroon 5!

PS - Pics are to come!


Up, Up, and Away!

I don't remember when was the last time I went to the International Balloon Festival of St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, but I do remember being in awe at the sky full of pretty balloons of all shapes and colours.

Angela, Mark, Katia & I spent a nice afternoon bumming around the festival, look at balloons fly away. Then in the evening, we got to see Pitbull perfom. Actually, that was I lie, we only saw him on the giant screens. There were so many visitors it was impossible to walk around the stage; let alone getting close to it!

It was a nice sunny day to be walking around and brushing up on my photography skills. A special thanks to Mark who let me borrow his super awesome Nikkor 17-55 f/2.8 DX lens for the day!

PS. Leaving in 3 hours for YYZ!! Maroon 5, here I come!


Turkish Night

Life has been hectic lately that it felt so good to finally sit down over a nice dinner and catch up with friends.

Last night, I met up with Sue and Connie, who I met during my time at Starbucks. I haven't seen Sue for a very long time, so I was very excited to meet up with her. She gave Connie & I  a tour of her cozy and unique downtown apartment before  heading to a Turkish restaurant nearby. None of us knew what to order since we never had Turkish food before. But we ended up all the getting the Special of the Day, which included a lentil soup, a beef main dish, Turkish bread (similar to a naan bread, but much thinner), and some tea and dessert at the end.

The food was good, but the best part of the evening was actually sitting down and chatting with two wonderful ladies. We ate, talked, laughed and laughed some more. The night was filled with laughter and everyone had a great time. We all agreed to meet up over dinner more often, perhaps over Korean food next time! It was such a fun and relaxing evening. I can't wait to do it again!

Lentil soup

Main dish

Sue & Connie




But Things Just Crazy Living Life Gets Hard to Do

Plans for tonight:
- Do nothing
- Do nothing
- Do nothing
- Do nothing

I have never been this excited at the prospect of doing nothing at all. These past weeks have so been hectic that I'm looking forward to just sit down and do nothing. First, I started new job and got scheduled way more hours I had asked for. Normally, I would've been happy, because that means I get to make more money. But in this case, it was the week before finals and I wasn't down... at all. Sadly, being the shy newbie I am, I didn't want to cause to much trouble -especially after getting a huge speech from my new manager for asking for days off for finals and upcoming trip to Toronto (7 days until Maroon 5!). So like the good employee, I am. I still went to work when I could've used that time to study. However, in the end, they did remove a shift from my busy week, so all was well.

Perhaps I can use all this extra time to learn all Maroon 5 songs by heart before the concert!


Won't Go Home Without You

19 days until I get to see the ever so handsome Adam Levine!

I haven't been to Toronto in a while, so I'm looking forward to this trip. Then again, how can I not be excited? I'm going to the Maroon 5's concert!

But actually, one of the main reason I really can't wait to go is because of the Cash Cab! The Cash Cab is a TV game show that takes place in downtown Toronto. The taxi driver (Adam Growe) randomly picks up  passengers and asked them questions during the entire ride. Right answer will earn them money and wrong ones will get them strikes. After three strikes, they get kicked out of the cab! Given that I will have to take the taxi multiple times during my stay, I am praying to all possible deities that one of them will be the Cash Cab! I LOVE that show!

Until then, I have still have final exams to write and business to take care of for JMAS. And of course, I have to work. Speaking of which, I am getting used to working at Gap. I'm still a bit confused on certain things, but I am starting to get a hang of how everything works. I hate being the newbie, but luckily we are like 10 new employees!