Sunday, October 31, 2010

Halloween party

Celebrated Halloween at my classmate's (Matt's) place. Most of the people in my program came and most of us came dressed up as something Asian because the party's theme was Asian Pop Icon. I wasn't a pop icon, but I was a food icon - I dressed up as a piece of sushi! I had a fun time there. Mostly enjoyed eating snacks, drinking fizzy juice, chatting with the people there and dancing to some party music. Here are some photos of the night!

**A few of the photos were taken by my friends with my camera, but they were all subject to Photoshop editing afterwards.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

I conclude...

There are times in life when we just need to let certain things go. Keep a few memories, learn from it and just move on. Don't regret and don't be bitter. Life is too short for that! I just want to LIVE, enjoy it, and make the best of everyday with others and with myself. I don't want to take things for granted and I also don't want to be too bothered by things that bring me down.

The future comes without a guarantee. The things that come our way are not necessarily the things that are meant for us. It's foolish to think we can depend on someone else for our own happiness, but it would also be disheartening if no one took the risk to open up and to trust anyone. With that said, I still want to live today as if tomorrow will unfold like I hope. At least when it's over, I have the peace to know that I did what I can when I had the chance. As for myself, I will continue to be strong, confident and independent, give myself the respect I deserve, and always be true to myself.

Friday, October 22, 2010

watching leaves fall

Different versions of the same picture, edited on Photoshop: 

High colour saturation

Orange filter (like this the most)

Black and white


A warm and sunny day today. Didn't have to bring too much stuff to school so I brought my camera with me. Took this picture of campus while I was sitting under a big oak tree with my classmate, Chaitra. Both just taking a break and eating a pumpkin spice muffin from the Tim Hortons across the street. 

Monday, October 18, 2010


Les derniers jours n'ont pas été très faciles pour moi mais je commence à sentir mieux après avoir prit du temps à bien réfléchir à ma situation et à parler avec mes amis proches. Particulièrement, j'ai été très ému par ma conversation avec Jonathan, qui est mon ex, mais toujours mon bon ami. Il m'a envoyé un courriel vendredi midi juste pour voir si j’allais bien, et à ce temps-là, ayant le cœur brisé par un autre gars, j'étais triste et j'avais mal. Il m'a appelé plus tard dans la nuit pour écouter mon chagrin. Cela signifiait beaucoup pour moi d'être en mesure de partager ouvertement mes sentiments avec quelqu'un qui me connaissait depuis longtemps et qui me connaissait bien, intimement même. Et de savoir qu’il tenait encore à moi, ça m’a beaucoup touché. Vraiment, j'ai réalisé à quel point je l'ai manqué et j’ai pleuré sur le téléphone car cette réalisation m’a un peu bouleversée. Il était mon copain, oui, mais pour moi, il était aussi un cher ami, un bon compagnon avec qui j’ai passé une grande partie de mon temps quand j'étais à Queen's, et avec qui j'ai partagé mes pensées, mes rires, mes souvenirs, et mon bonheur. Ce sont des bons moments qu'on a passé ensemble avant de dire au revoir, prenant chacun notre propre chemin après avoir compléter notre bac. J'ai bien aimé sa présence, son humour, son comfort. C'est le mec le plus drôle que je connais. Je me rends compte combien je suis reconnaissante envers lui plus que jamais avant et je suis sincèrement heureuse qu’il n'a pas disparu de ma vie.

The past few days have not been very good for me but I think I am beginning to feel okay again. Took some time to think things through and talked it out with some close friends. Specifically, I was very moved by my conversation with Jonathan, my ex but always my good friend. Interestingly enough he emailed me on that Friday afternoon simply to see how I was doing. At that time, with my heart broken by another guy, I felt sad and hurt. He asked me for my new number and called me later that night to hear me out. It meant a lot to me to be able to openly share my feelings with someone who has known me for so long and who has known me so intimately. And knowing that he still genuinely cared about me really touched my heart. Honestly, I realized how much I missed him, his presence, his humour, his comfort... and I started crying over the phone because this realization overwhelmed me, amidst everything else that I was already feeling. Aside from being my previous boyfriend, I regard him as a dear friend and a good companion who was always with me, who I hung-out with, watched movies, ate, and studied with, with whom I shared my thoughts, my laughs, my memories, and my happiness, who appreciated me, cherished me and liked me for who I was. I realize how grateful I am towards him more than ever before and am truly thankful to still have him in my life.


A picture of Jonathan and I from one of my Facebook albums / Originally taken in Sept. 2009 / I remember - we were eating grapes!

Sunday, October 17, 2010


No undo.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Thanksgiving dinner

Celebrated Thanksgiving dinner at Simon's with him, his housemates, their friends, and Sarah! Here are some pictures of the wonderful dinner we had together last night.



Sunday, October 10, 2010

a girly night!

Some pictures of my night out with my (girl) friends: 

Mrs. Miao invited my friends and I over for dinner at her place. Here are the delicious dishes she cooked. I was very happy about eating her homemade Chinese food so I happily ate a lot!

My friends, Sarah and Sally. They ate dinner with me at Mrs. Miao's house.

Sally and I both had the brilliant idea of bringing cake for dessert! We ended up with like 9 pieces of cake. We tried some of them, but not all (too much). They were very good though!
I loved how colourful they look together.

We walked in the pouring rain when we arrived in downtown. Luckily we all had an umbrella (unfortunately the coat-check lady lost my umbrella later on >.<... it was a good umbrella too!).

Took this while waiting for my friends to try on shoes at Aldo. It was a mirror at the store. 

We danced the night away at Republic. The music was good and the atmosphere was lively. My old friend (also named Sally) came out and joined us! ^^

Granville at 1:30am in the morning - still a lot of people out!
We had to catch our buses and head home. Enough partying for one night!


A great night overall! Enjoyed spending time with my friends and clubbing with them tonight. I think dancing with friends always makes me happy and energetic, kinda like a natural high! 

Thursday, October 7, 2010

brightness variation

Modified the brightness of the same picture by playing with the Curves. 

three leaves

Sunday, October 3, 2010

mini red car


Feeling kinda crappy tonight. Perhaps due to a series of things that have accumulated. Hoping for a more cheerful day when I wake up.

fruits for sale

Took this picture while I was walking on Commercial Dr. with my friend Sarah the other day. 

I remember the day was sunny and the street was colouful.