website revamp

Website Revamp

Jul 12th, 2015 Yoga 3 min read

It took me only five years to revamp this space. A Communications undergraduate then, was born in 2009 as an attempt to figure out the digital landscape. This space has been through a few reconstructions with the last one done in 2011, shortly before my move to Toronto. Since the beginning of my blog, I started questioning about life and what it means to…

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Striking a Balance Between Lightness and Darkness

Sep 7th, 2014 Yoga 5 min read

The memories came flooding back like tidal waves crashing into rocks. And they felt good. Letters from kindergarten, elementary, and high school friends; photographs of my younger days with family members; old school uniforms, baby clothes that mom lovingly kept, bears, beads, cross-stitched patterns, piano books from the time I started playing to now, and even melted candy were found in these treasure boxes. These…

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Canadian Vesper

Apr 23rd, 2014 North America, Yoga 3 min read

Canadian Vesper Softly at the close of day, As our campfire fades away. Silently each Guide should ask, Have I done my daily task. Have I kept my honour bright, Shall I guiltless sleep tonight, Have I done and have I dared, Everything to ‘Be Prepared’. This was one of my favourite Girl Guide songs, and we would sing it at the end of every…

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Goodbye, Bikie.

Apr 17th, 2014 Yoga 2 min read

I sold my bicycle today. Yes. My pretty, hardy, and sturdy cruiser has been sold to a Vancouverite who will be moving to live with her soon-to-be husband in St. Catherines, Ontario. Her fiance was really kind and showed me pictures of her because he saw the pain in my eyes when I had to part with my darling bicycle. I’m grateful. My bicycle has…

Rainbows Niagara Falls

This Girl’s Ride – That Never Ends.

Mar 5th, 2014 Yoga 3 min read

Her shoulders caved in, Bearing the weight of self-judgement and self-hatred. Days flowed into nights without a notice, For she was caught up in a volcano of emotions. Sadness, anger, frustration, and anxiety swirled around in her, There was no outlet, no escape route, no where to hide. She wanted to disappear, Fast and now. With pigtails, swollen eyes and mucus filled nostrils, She fantasized…

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Could You Donate A Toonie To Me, Please?

Nov 26th, 2013 Yoga 4 min read

A few weeks ago, a well-dressed gentleman approached me and asked for a toonie. Without question, word or thought, I reached into my purse and fumbled around for change. Because my earphones were plugged into my ears, I didn’t know why he needed a toonie but I handed it to him anyway. As I walked away, I started questioning myself: Why on Earth did I…

Full Wheel NYC Cherry Blossoms Central Park

New Beginnings: Mind, Body And Soul

Aug 26th, 2013 Yoga 2 min read

In 2008, I took my first yoga class at Semperviva in Vancouver. During my first few classes, I remember thinking that the yoga teacher track would be an exciting one to embark on. Prior to my stint on the cruise ship, I decided that upon returning home to Toronto, I’d do two things: 1) Get a tattoo 2) Do my yoga teacher training. Both are…

Trinity Bellwoods Blue Sky

6 Years: Welcome and Goodbye

Jul 15th, 2013 Travel, Yoga 3 min read

It has been a struggle over the past two and half years as I tried to navigate through the marketing and communication jungle. In 2010, I graduated from university with a hopeful heart and a willingness to utilize every ounce of my energy to find a job in this highly competitive industry. A year after graduation, I made the huge move from Vancouver to Toronto,…

Flags of the world at the UN Secretariat Building.

Do We Need To Be Known To Be Seen?

Jun 22nd, 2013 Travel, Yoga 3 min read

“Haze puts Singapore on map, millions surprised to find it there” – Business Times Singapore This article amused me, to know how some in the world view Singapore. However, it was the comments in this forum that cracked me up. As I was preparing lunch, a thought came to me. It has been six years since I left Singapore for Canada. People have always been…

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Being a Mindful Cyclist In An Urban City

Jun 6th, 2013 Travel, Yoga 4 min read

I rode my bicycle to attend Gen-la Kelsang Dekyong‘s talk on Meditation and Modern Buddhism yesterday, and parked it on the sidewalk. The main idea Gen-la had for us was: Take control of your mind, and she left us with the parting message to think about how others are important and their happiness matters. As I walked out of the centre, charged with energy to…

A picnic at Trinity Bellwoods Park — Toronto, Canada

Experiencing Solitude Through Travel

May 19th, 2013 Travel, Yoga 3 min read

Summer’s officially here. To celebrate the first day of sunshine and warm weather, I rode out to the park with a mason jar of wine and snacks. Armed with only my knitting and Kobo, I was determined to make the most out of this day. I found a grassy patch that overlooked the dog park. Though there was a pathway nearby, the way I set…

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A Running Adventure

Nov 25th, 2012 Yoga 2 min read

I jogged on both Saturday and Sunday, in probably -1 degrees. This was the first for me in Toronto. The last time I ran in the minus was along the waterfront towards English Bay in the ever beautiful British Columbia. Man, I do miss that place sometimes. Anyway, with the sun beaming at it’s brightest, I couldn’t resist throwing on four layers of warm gear…