I think I would die without music. It's what keeps me sane along with these hours of sitting in a cubicle, staring at excel sheets and cleaning my teacup rings with 50 cent napkins. I'm working on a piece right now about a girl named Farah, who is deaf. For authenticity purposes, and to … Continue reading Ah, the Sound of Music.
There was a long period over the past year or two where I would experience very regular moments of bliss. The feeling almost became my norm- it was wonderful. But then things started to change; I left school, took off for travels and my life kind of took a 360. When I got back … Continue reading Moments of Bliss
Hello, hello. It's been a while. I have returned from my travels and am back to my dull cubicle life, for now at least. Some life updates (if you care): I've graduated uni - in psychology. I've just traveled 6 countries in Asia (post to come). I am working an office job, living with my … Continue reading I’m Back!
Well, I'm done my undergrad. And it's probably the strangest feeling I've ever had the burden of experiencing. My life has now officially completely 180'd. I left my house, left my friends, left my roommates, left my school, left my life. And now I am living in boxes out of my parent's garage, preparing for … Continue reading Life is CHANGING.
It's a game. It's all a game. That doesn't necessarily mean it's fake, or meaningless. It just means that it's a game. And the thing about games is that however fun they may be while your playing, there's always a winner. So, here I am. It's my roll. I'm holding the dice, yet I have no control … Continue reading Your Games
If you’re in the mood for a fun, ethnic dining experience in London, Ontario, Addis Ababa is the place to go. Named after the capital of Ethiopia, the restaurant offers a unique, hands-on dining experience that entails tearing injera, a thin spongey bread, and using it to grab a taste of various dishes. Owner and … Continue reading Addis Ababa: Where Fun Meets Tradition
Although captured in two very distinctive contexts, Eugène Atget’s Au Coq Hardi, 18 Quai de la Megisserie and Berenice Abbott’s Blossom Restaurant, 103 Bowery, New York depict similar subject matter and share a connection that transcends the physical photographs. Both Atget and Abbott were documentary photographers dedicated to capturing photographs of city streets. The connection … Continue reading Capturing the City Streets: Documentary Photography from Atget to Abbott
A few weeks ago I noticed an event on Facebook with TIFF in the title. Naturally, I clicked on it, to learn that Cameron Bailey, the artistic director of TIFF, would be coming to Western University (my school) for a $10 talk. I clicked the little "interested" button on Facebook, and then forgot about it. … Continue reading Life Advice from Cameron Bailey: TIFF’s Artistic Director
I wrote something in my last post that I wanted to expand on: the idea that when we are alone, we aren't without anyone. We are simply with ourselves. But we are still a person, we have thoughts, and we need to learn how to properly hang out with ourselves. Think about it, when we … Continue reading Improving Your Relationship With Yourself
I feel so strangely happy today. I've felt quite strangely happy most days, recently. Even in the midst of midterms and being hella single on Valentine's Day, I've managed to remain ridiculously happy and full of life (with obvious minor exceptions.. hehe). Every day feels inspiring and everything I do feels worthwhile. Even sitting here … Continue reading How to Be Ridiculously Happy