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{Victoria College (house) at the University of Toronto}

Though I’ve been displaying a bit of some intense and rather unacceptable MIA, I think it’s safe to say that I’ll be having a lot more free time now that I’m finally settled into school. Moving to a new country is indeed scary (especially when it is by yourself) but after meeting a few super sweet people who become some of your closest friends, it gets so much easier. This past week has been full of much amazement. An inauguration ceremony, flute audition, meeting new people, late night movies with floor mates, enjoying the beautiful architecture of this University…I think it’s safe to say that this year will be one of the best in my life.

—joy

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{Painting nails with friends}

It’s almost impossible to believe that August has arrived. I remember years before this one, my summer holiday felt so short, however I feel like I’ve done so much during these three months that I’m completely accepting (almost embracing) the ending. I worked at a chem lab, a band camp, visited Morocco, saw old friends, met new people… Today has been very laid back so far. I’ve never been a fan of early Monday mornings so I enjoyed today by rolling out at 9:30am and..er….not going to work. Woops. Maybe I’ll stop by later today (or tomorrow hehe). Here’s to another great week of summer break! Do you have any idea of how you want to spend the rest of your holiday?

—joy

 

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After a long two weeks of teaching young kids music at camp, I’m left both heart-broken and relieved. Heart broken because of the connection you make with everyone, the music you rehearse, the time you spend with the other workers, the games you play…It’s hard to believe it was two weeks long because it felt like less than two days. There’s nothing to do other than smile and sigh and wait for next year :). Yet I’m relieved I will have time to lay down for a bit. It’s strange where these kids get all their energy from… Well, currently I’ve been listening to a lot of Regina Spektor. Her beautiful voice, and wonderful lyrics have been stuck in my head for days. One that I currently can’t stop singing at the top of my lungs is Samson. My favorite part — “And the history books forgot about us, and the bible didn’t mention us, the bible didn’t mention us..not even once … Oh I cut his hair myself one night, a pair of dull scissors in the yellow light, he told me that I had done alright and kissed me till the morning light!”

You are my sweetest downfall,

—joy

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Despite my recent displays of severe mia, I’ve still been thinking a lot about this blog. Though I’ve been busy with school work (naturally, the end is the busiest time of year), many exams, flute, attending music concerts, seeing friends, and enjoying the city, all the hype and fun make me long more than ever for the much awaited summer holiday. I already have a mental list of all the things I wish to get done (hopefully I’ll jot it down on some paper soon). With only about a week and a half left of studies it’s hard not to already believe school is over and give up on all the busy work teachers keep throwing at us. Even with the last taste of end-of-year angst, I know I must continue and (as my teachers put it) “race to the finish line”. Hope you’ve been well!

—joy

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Lilacs near my house beginning to bloom.

Its amazing to see how fast time flies. As I looked through a few books this morning I stumbled upon an old album of a 6 year old me hugging a Mickey mouse at Disney land. I can barely believe in the years that have gone by since; it feels like it may have been yesterday. Same goes with this post. I remember writing my very first entry on how beautiful the snow was, and though the snow has long since melted away, the memories haven’t. I remember hearing a quote about how we don’t remember days, we remember moments. So tonight, I’ll spend it remembering moments dear to me.
Here’s to post #100,
—joy

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{A few much needed fashion books}

The past few days feel like they were years and years ago. With the much anticipated summer holiday inching closer with every sunrise, it’s hard to continue focusing on anything school-related.  Despite the feeling that I’ve already finished my schooling, and the irresistible urge to ignore my homework, I know that I need to continue my studies for the next few weeks. Even so, I’m sure it will be impossible to follow through. On the bright side, this week has  gotten off to an excellent start. My Sunday was spent doing god knows what (I’ve already forgotten…) Yesterday I got out of school to visit the city, then gave a lesson, and went to a late band rehearsal. Today I was lucky enough to enjoy a much needed day off with close friends in the heart of Chicago. It was spent taking the train with some of the most incredible girls in the world, enjoying big breakfasts, walking around the “touristy” parts of the windy city, taking elevators, and thinking about things over a hot cup of tea. Before turning in and facing tomorrow, I thought I’d spend a bit of time sharing a few things that bring smiles to my face.

—joy

{Current worry-remedy: soothing peppermint tea}

{A rather shiny gift: Bulova watch}

{Easily one of the best perfumes I’ve ever laid my hands on}

{A rather cute treat from Panera}

{A new favorite decoration}

{Dangerously good hot chocolate}

{Baking with cinnamon and sugar}

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With the  week finally over and the long busy days long gone, its nice to finally be able to sit down and rest. After a rather exhausting week of rehearsal and school work, it’s anyone’s dream to be able to curl up in a warm, comfy bed and sleep through at least 5 snoozes (my 10am morning). The past few days, been keeping sane with a bit of baking and a lot of tasty treats. I was craving the taste of peanut butter for the longest time so when I spotted this recipe, I knew i just had to try it. The only flaw? 1 1/2 dozen muffins wasn’t enough to last me more than 1 1/2 days (This means that while I sit here at barnes and noble, I can’t enjoy a tasty break).

—joy

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