If you were lucky as I was, you probably had a group of friends in the office who would frequently meet up. For our group we often alternated Games Night with an outing like go-karting or going to a bar just to keep things fresh. Thanks to COVID-19 our usually scheduled programming was brought to a grinding halt. People always looked forward to games night and so did I. It fell in line with my raison d’être so I enjoyed hosting it.
Games Night was never the same old same old. Sometimes I had 5–7 activities planned, attendees may really…
Feb 14, 2020
Happy Feb 14th — Valentine’s Day. Also, welcome to another post in February under the theme Love & Grief. My boyfriend inspired this story as we often reflect on how we first met. One sunny day at mini-golf he asked a question that stumped me: What was the last bad movie that you saw?
I was stumped. Note this usually does not happen especially when it was a topic outside of science and math. This question impressed me because it was a unique approach and left me racking my brain. …
It has been a while: I took a break to better focus on what I want on my future. In light of a recent death in the family, it brought everything into perspective: past, present and future. One constant as I hashed out what was important for my future was: love.
Now if you were expecting some blissful romance story between two people, then this is not the story for you but I urge you to tune in next week ;).
Not leaning full into the commercialized day that is responsible for the influx of November borns but…
Jan 9, 2020
Hello again Readers
Back in the day when I was a frequent practitioner of traditional art (drawing and painting), a blank canvas used to pain me when I was stuck on what to do next. Can you believe it? A cool white canvas with absolutely nothing on it was getting the better of me because I did not want to mess it up. Ugh, I can remember teenage me being filled with so much dread.
Looking back now, it seems absolutely ridiculous, right? Many times in art class, we were given scrap paper on which to do…
Jan 2, 2020
Greetings Readers, it’s a bright, spanking new year! 2020, here we are in the future with no transporting cars as we previously imagined with Back to The Future. Do not fear, the year is still young and I, for one, am looking forward to the technological breakthroughs and the social trends as I cling onto my fading twenties.
Looking aging boldly in the face, I press on by looking to crush my goals to show how far I have come. …
Dec 5, 2019
Salut, dear Reader. Here is part 2 of my Scotland excursion with Petunia so if you have not read part one, I have include it below:
Waking up the next morning after 8 AM, I didn’t know about Petunia but I was relieved not to wake up super early to get to the city for 7:15. Ask my closest friends, I am not fully functional until about 10 AM. The 7:15 whiskey distillery and Loch tour would have to see us next time.
After an exhausting day prior, Petunia and I got ready to face the day…
The second part of How to Wash the River-water From Your Trousers
Where we last left our heroine Alyssa, time was ticking down and it was time to execute the mission. Soaking wet from waist to toe, she proceeded to the men’s section in shoes.
Sidebar: I personally find men’s sneakers more comfortable and available in my size. The large sizes in women’s shoes always seem hard to find.
First off, I needed to buy the socks first as buying shoes require great care and attention. Petunia was rather perplexed as to why I did that as opposed to buying…
Dear Reader, a while ago I was on holiday with my family to celebrating my sister graduating from university. As one would think vacation is supposed to be a time away from the daily grind — also seen as a time for reflection and relaxation — to recharge your batteries and mind. Within recent times, I do not fall into this category. Here is why: something always seems to go wrong.
My parents took my siblings and me on many trips overseas. These trips contains many fond memories for the whole family. But as I and my siblings got older…
Two day snapshot of Edinburgh — the city you didn’t know you wanted to visit.
Dear Reader, I don’t know what your feelings were after the finale for Game of Thrones (GoT). Sorry for some of you that I might have opened up some old wounds but I was recently in the United Kingdom, I decided to venture to the North! The mission was simple: sights, eats and bring back a story for you as a souvenir. You’re welcome in advance.
For this adventure I knew that I was going to need some backup: a fearless and “gastronomically brave”…
A funny tale of telling you how to prepare your flying fish
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As mentioned in my previous story, I was a recipient of the Canada-CARICOM Leadership Scholarship for a year abroad. The application required me to write a brief letter of intent. Consequently, like any Millennial I took to the Internet for some guidance. …