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The Palpable Notebook

Some food for thought: Would you stop and stare at a person who was leaning against a public wall to write something down in a notebook? The other day, I’ve found out the hard way that pulling out a notebook and stopping to write in it in a public street will earn you some curious glances. But would anyone… Read more »

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Travel Diaries: Berlin

A few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to visit Berlin for a few days. I had been to Germany on trips that I had taken with my parents a few years before, but had somehow always managed to evade this capital city. A few months ago, it just so happened that my best friend and I… Read more »

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Things to Read: June

Summer is a time when those who like to read usually have more time to strike a few of those novels they’ve been meaning to get through off the list. As for myself, it is also the time to spend less hours going through newspapers and journals and wrap myself in my other literary love:… Read more »

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Unextraordinary Existence

It’s always humbling to realize that, despite occasionally bludgeoning illusions of the contrary, one’s existence is not extraordinary or magnificent in any way. In case anyone was wondering why I’ve been away from the blog for slightly longer than usual, the answer is actually painfully simple: I’m working longer hours than usual due to a temporary job… Read more »

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Plan A, Plan B and Plan C+

I’m a planner. This isn’t exactly news to anyone who knows me relatively well, but sometimes even I manage to surprise myself with my overwhelming desire to plot out my day by individual hours and activities. As with most people, work takes precedence on the average day. For one of my jobs, I need to physically… Read more »

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Do We Only Appreciate Bookstores When They’re Gone?

Are bookstores becoming a relic of the past? Today the Chapters on Robson street closed its doors and I spent a few hours wandering through it one last time. For someone who loves getting lost amid rows and rows of books, there’s something undeniably melancholy about seeing empty bookshelves in a place that would once strike me… Read more »

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Summer Wishlist: Periwinkle

  1. Uniqlo Light Cotton Jacket 2. Kendra Scott ‘Andy’ Station Cuff 3. Salvatore Ferragamo ‘My Quilted’ Cap Toe Ballet Flats 4. Rebecca Minkoff ‘Sansa’ Dress 5. Rebecca Minkoff ‘Leo’ Envelope Clutch 6. Vero Moda ‘Mirella’ Jumper 7. Butter London Nail Lacquer in Kip 8. Kendra Scott ‘Dylan’ Pendant Necklace 9. R.J. Graziano ‘Button Stud’ Earrings Despite being on a fairly… Read more »

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An Entirely Subjective Movie Review: Far From The Madding Crowd

When I was taking a film theory class in a university that was not my own, one of the professors used to beg us not to write movie reviews for our term papers. Movie reviews are all well and good, he’d say, but there are entirely irrelevant from an academic standpoint. Well, the one good… Read more »

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Not A Bad Writer?: Some Tough Stuff

Today I feel like like writing about some tough stuff. I’ve been trying to write this post for several weeks now (yes, before I actually launched the blog), but I kept stopping because I couldn’t quite find the right words to express my thoughts. I used to think that I was a fairly strong person…. Read more »

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Is Fashion Frivolous? (Kind Of, But It’s Okay)

I’m often bothered by the age-old question: is fashion frivolous? In many ways, it totally is. Your clothes are just that and will never reflect who you are in the same way that your thoughts and behaviour towards others will. There is a longrunning stereotype that putting a disproportionate amount of effort and energy into how you look… Read more »