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5 things I thought would be different when I left home

It has been almost 10 years since I left home and went out into the wild, scary, unknown world of adulthood living. I feel like I was truly and utterly underprepared for what was out there, and had I known,... Continue Reading →

My Lighthouse

Are you a human adult? Do you find yourself unable to sleep some nights (even when you are utterly exhausted) because the great whirring globule inside your skull has chosen this exact moment to throw all of the personal challenges... Continue Reading →

Though it's cold and lonely in the deep dark night…and other Meat Loaf lyrics

So I may have mentioned that I am working in retail lately...and that I loathe it. I'm subtle, so you probably haven't picked up on it really, but there it is. I am not the retail industries number one fan.... Continue Reading →

Bloor West Gems, Toronto

  Sometimes when I'm not interning at Rogers TV (love it) or working a retail job to support my fat ass while I'm interning at Rogers TV (hate it) or thinking of deep and meaningful, slightly angsty blog posts to... Continue Reading →

Love and Lost in Translation

Ever since my first kiss at the age of fourteen, there has been a noticeable trend in the boys I have harassed. To say that they were all Asian would be to be forgetting Rick, my boyfriend of three weeks... Continue Reading →

Before I was cool

Before I was cool ... (that's now by the way - this is as cool as I'm going to get, unless I accept Skrillex as a thing, or shave small portions of my hair into weird designs, or stop going... Continue Reading →

5 Reasons I am failing at life as an adult, but winning at being 3

  Sometimes I love living away from home. Don't get me wrong, I adore my family and I miss them, but they are the kind of people who I can take in small doses too. We have always been a... Continue Reading →

Because I haven't had a "what the hell am I doing with my life?" moment in a while

Dear Universe, Hi, how's it going? Remember when I turned twenty and I decided to throw away my foolish teen angst and exchange it for the melancholy of being a 20 something? I decided to write a list of things... Continue Reading →

Happy one year CANAversary Austraalien!!!

When I landed in Toronto on the 12th of June 2011 it was a Sunday. I was the first person in my family to ever be in Canada. I was so jet lagged, and the Canadian coins were so confusing.... Continue Reading →

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