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Why Hello There, Mr. Sun

Sunday, May 31, 2009
So I'm finally sitting here reading my Intro to Political Economy of CMNS CCW (yes, it's a fascinating subject) and I'm wondering... why is my desk on the left side of my window? All these years--despite changing desks--I've placed my desk on the left side. Everytime it's sunny outside, I cast a shadow when I write. I guess I don't do school related stuff enough when it's sunny outside to notice the inconvenience.

Anyone want to help me move furniture? =)

Google Reader

Wednesday, May 27, 2009
For the FIRST time ever...

Pattie has no new blogs to read. *gasp* This is what happens when she's at school with nothing better to do. (Okay, she has her readings... shush =P)

I feel empty inside now.

The Weekenders

Tuesday, May 26, 2009
the weekenders

Carver: That's it! We're officially demoting her (Tish) from "friend" to "acquaintance"
Lor: Wait, officially?
Carver: Yeah, you just contact the US Department of Friends and Buddies. There's a form you can fill out


Blogging on Blogger

Monday, May 25, 2009
I've noticed that since I've moved from Xanga to Blogger, I've changed my blogging habits. I find it much more convenient because I take advantage of Google's Blog Reader. I love the automatic feed. Plus, I had it on my iGoogle so it's laziness convenience taken to another level. I can talk about my love for iGoogle at this time of my life, but I believe that'll be another post altogether. Anyway, my behaviours have changes in the form of blogging. I realized that I've turned into a more audience blogger in terms of my interaction in the blogging world. I read and comment on blogs expotentially more than I write. Now this brings up another point: so what? My known regular adience base back when I was on Xanga was 3 people. Now, from what I know from my comments, my audience base is much bigger. However, I don't believe that's due to my switch to Blogger. I've noticed that a lot of people that I know are joining the blogging world.

Great. University is making me analyze everything. This could be a good thing because it gets me to understand how I am and where I'm coming from. (Breaking out of that "I don't know my identity" position is nice. So that's why high schoolers and cliques have such a strong relationship.) You're probably wondering how understand how I blog is relevant to me. Well, who knows right? =) It's better to explore something rather than not. Excess information ftw. (dork!)

This blog is getting all over the place and my writing is horrible (like usual but I'm going to throw in an excuse). Please forgive me. I'm typing this while my prof is leading a debate in class: is the cost of slave labour more expensive than wage labours?

Okay, I'm going to end this now before this turns into an essay. Joy.

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Free Tumbler!

Saturday, May 23, 2009
About 5 days ago, I received a email from Starbucks with a huge heading: Starbucks™ Shared Planet™+ Zipcar™ Parties in Toronto and Vancouver. I looked at the address, and the one in Vancouver is just located downtown. The purpose of the event is for Starbucks Shared Planet and Zipcar to "share a commitment to doing business in ways that are good to the earth and to each other". During the event, they provided a "complimentary Pike Place Roast, information about Starbucks Shared Planet, delicious Starbucks pastries and an exclusive offer from Zipcar". Yes, I'm being lazy and just quoting everything. The thing that got me to check it out was the free Starbucks Tumbler.

starbucks tumbler

The event was supposed to start at 7pm. Manda, Van, and I arrived before then and they were already giving out stuff. Luckily we were at the head of the line when they were at their last box of free tumblers. Booyeah! There were two designs, but we didn't have a choice. Do I really care? Nope. According to one of the Starbucks worker there, they spent the day washing every single one of the tumblers so we could use it right away. Wow!

In the end... you read all that just so I can say... Pattie gots a free tumbler and you didn't! =P


(...but really, it was free and it made my day)


Afternoon Royal Tea at The Empress

Tuesday, May 19, 2009
So from a previous post, I mentioned that I finally had the chance to enjoy afternoon tea with my ladies.

ladies at the empress

Our Victoria trip was planned in rush and we made reservations only a few days prior to heading off to Victoria. The Empress suggests making reservations a week or two in advance. Luckily, they were able to accommodate us in such late notice. When we arrived, it was about an hour after they opened for seating and the Tea Lobby was already full. The location is beautiful. (I could live in the washroom!)

For the tea, we enjoyed the Empress Blend. I absolutely loved the blend. Before leaving, our server gave us our complementary sample of the tea to take home. It's packaged in a really nice tin box and there's 10 tea bags in each! Here's a description of it straight from their website.
"The Empress blend is a selection of seasonal, quality teas, created exclusively for The Fairmont Empress by the Metropolitan Tea Company. With components from Assam (thick malty and full bodied), Kenya (floral-like flavor and a golden coppery infusion), South India (superb fruity and sprightly flavor), Ceylon (airy, almost piquant flavor), and China (burgundy depth with light oaky notes), it is truly one of the finest blends in the world."

We also elected for the food option ($12 more per person). The food we sampled were pretty much the same as the sample menu provided on the website. The scone was delicious and each one came with an individual sealed jar of jam. (So cute!) I really enjoyed the pastries--especially the Battenburg (vanilla and chocolate sponge checkerboard wrapped in marzipan) and shortbread. *drools* A few of us had trouble finishing our portions. I was only able to sample part of some of my sandwiches and pastries.

In the end, was the experience worth the $70 (including gratuity)? You be the judge of that.

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Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Google Reader: 106 unread


I spend way too much time reading blogs these days and not enough time writing them. I'll get back to my Victoria trip very soon... I hope.


Monday, May 11, 2009
*tear* It was a good run and we'll just leave it to that.

So anyway, dire times lead to spoiling myself with guilty pleasures such as... UK Cosmos! (I've been on a UK&US Cosmopolitan diet as of this year--no more purchasing magazines.) I was flipping through my first Cosmo in months and guess what I see...

marc jacobs daisy pendant watch


It's so cute and it's "only" $175US at Macy's. Right -_-'' Why am I looking at stuff when I'm temporarily unemployed until next season?

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Mother's Day

Wednesday, May 6, 2009
Here's a little break from talking about the Victoria trip.

mother's day cartoon

I don't know what to get mommy this year. What should I do? What are you people doing?

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Victoria Trip with my Ladies

Tuesday, May 5, 2009
So this past weekend, the six of us headed to downtown Victoria for our first trip together. We explored many places, but I think I might separate the main events to different blogs. Sound good?

ladies in front of The Empress

Overall, the trip was relaxing. There were certain things we did that some enjoyed more than others, but that's just expected. It's no fun if all of us like the same things.

We visited many locations yet not enough at the same time. There's just so many places that we've yet explored! I can't wait to go back and hit up all those locations. (Anyone want to go to the Royal British Columbia Museum with me?) We visited Miniature World, Rogers' Chocolate Soda Shoppe, and the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, just to name a few.

There's no good looking white guys there... what is up with that!?! (Bring one back for me, Nelson!)

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$70 on Tea?

Monday, May 4, 2009
the empress

I think this explains it.

...more on the trip later =)

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