Monthly Archives: September 2010

Day 30: Meme Challenge

Day 30 – A photograph of yourself today + three good things that have happened in the past 30 days.

  1. I spent time with family and friends (3 WICKED concerts included!).
  2. I moved into my new house
  3. I got my transferred into my old position in the Infant Program

This is the end of the Meme Challenge. I can finally get back to writing about GAMES!!! … and what perfect timing too! October 26th is going to be the best day EVER!

I picked up the New Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock … so I will be playing that tonight 🙂

I’m still off XBOX Live until Sunday afternoon, but that doesn’t mean I’m not playing 😉 I love going home and attempting to maneuver through my new house which is scattered with furniture and boxes … just to play games!! 🙂 I have my priorities established, not to worry!


Day 29: Meme Challenge

Day 29 – Something you could never get tired of doing.

Traveling. I love to travel. I love walking down the street, driving to another town… I even enjoy my trip to and from work. I especially love traveling to new places! I’ve been to a few countries now and I can’t wait to go to more!

I live in Canada and I have traveled from Ontario (East) to Vancouver (West). I have driven across the provinces, taken an airplane back and forth… and I even took a CP Rail Train from Vancouver to Ontario (which took 5 days, and it was absolutely stunning).

I have traveled down to the States. Mainly to Washington, Seattle, Long Beach, San Francisco and Oregon. I would love to see more of the states. Perhaps a drive through central America is necessary eh! I would love to go through a bit of their bible belt to see the different cultures that reside there.

I have traveled to Mexico. I loved it! I had a huge beverage out of a pineapple (which cost $15), I relaxed on the beach and enjoyed the life of a tourist in Mexico. Their wildlife is so cool and I loved how fresh the fruit and fish was!

…also to the Dominican Republic. I met a bunch of very cool people and we partied on the beach and in the resort. It was a beautiful place to visit. The townships were rustic and the people were very friendly. I would go back in a heart beat.

And of course… to New Zealand. This is the place I would love to live. I would pack up and go there immediately if I could. I think it’s the best place for me. I love the culture. I love how people treat each other and I love the slower pace. It’s not so much of a hick town as the rural areas in Vancouver. It’s just really cool. The history is amazing and … well… I could keep going and going! I loved it there!!

Day 28: Meme Challenge

Day 28 – Your favorite movie.

I’m pretty sure this was covered in my favourite actor (Click here to see the Day 16 Post). It is American History X. I think the acting was phenomenal, the story line was heartbreaking amazing, and the actors… HOTT!! Edward Norton and Edward Furlong… nice mix!

I will try to find my film studies paper and post it up. I believe it’s on my broken laptop though…

Day 27: Meme Challenge

Day 27 – A picture of you last year and now and how have you changed since then?

I don’t think I have changed much since last year. I would like to think I am the same person.

August 16, 2009

However, when I stop to think about this… I have changed. I changed a lot in the past year. Or at least my daily life has changed. In September last year, I was still attending classes while working full time. I’m done school for now (I might take a couple more courses in the new year).

I was working with Toddlers (18 months-3 years). Since then, I have worked in 2 other programs (3-5 years and Infants under 22 months). I am in the Infant Program now and I love it. I love all the programs equally. Each one provides a different perspective and experience working with children. I guess I’m just a sucker for kids! I miss the 3-5 year olds because I could have conversations with them about their experiences. They are rather entertaining! The one day… a little boy came up to me and asked me what was on my face. I told him I had no idea, so we went to a mirror so I could see. Sure enough… it was a pimple! I told him that’s what it was, and he wanted to know why I had it and where it came from… and so the science of acne came out. Gross subject, but kids love to learn! We were able to talk about different types of skin, soaps, and how the body reacts to the environment. I seem to recall a couple days afterwards, he noticed it was gone and he commented on how it wasn’t there anymore!

I am living in a new house. As of today actually. So that’s new. I will have a new room to decorate and set up with my lovely little xbox. I am currently living out of boxes and I am without internet. Everything should be up and running by Sunday!

In December last year, my Dad died. He had a heart attack.

Most of December, January, and February was concentrated on putting my life back together. My Dad’s death was the first member of my immediate family to die.

The way I saw my family changed. People started acting differently. Some became verbally abusive, and others actually got physically abusive with my mom. It’s starting to get better now, but I am still very worried about my mom.

Shortly after my Dad died, I lost 2 friends. One of my old girlfriends from High School. She committed suicide; and an old friend from my days working at Chapters died from an accident. This just confirmed that people die. I had never experienced the loss of a family member or friend before, so I had no idea what it felt like to the people left behind. It hurts. Knowing that someone is gone, and there isn’t a damn thing you can do about it!

I had to get back to work and put my own life back together. There are bills to pay 😉

I was very focused on my full time course load at school and my full time job. I also had to do a practicum on top of my assignments. Basically I was exhausted until June!

The summer was really nice. I travelled a bit through the states and explored the local hidden gems. I was still at work full time, so I only had weekends and evenings free… but I enjoyed every moment of it!

In July, there was a family gathering (with people from out of town). We had a mini service for my Dad. We spread some ashes and said goodbye. I was feeling a bit better. I had accepted that he was gone.

But… at the beginning of August, my older brother died. His canoe flipped and he didn’t make it to shore on time. I shared most of my feelings with my blog (and the virtual world), as I was going through them.

This really stuck me hard as well. Not only did I have to understand and accept he was gone, I had to alter my family life schema again. I am without my Dad or my eldest Brother. I was feeling lost. I felt like I had no control over anything and I was terribly sad. I suppose that is something different than a year ago.

If we are talking about physical changes, I haven’t changed much. I have grown out most of the black hair dye (so my hair is finally it’s natural colour…dark brown). I still weigh the same, and I’m the same height. It’s possible that I’ve aged a bit 😉 … but that comes with age!

I never would have expected so many life altering events to occur in one year. I suppose the events have changed me. I have changed. I am different than I was a year ago.

September 27, 2009


I should have posted this a while ago, but I will be away from my blog until Sunday! I am moving and with the insanity of doing renovations at the new place and packing, I totally forgot to call Shaw … Continue reading

Day 25: Meme Challenge

Day 25 – What’s in your purse?

I actually don’t own a purse. I have a backpack. I keep everything in it! I have my netbook, charger, a book (currently the English translation of the Quran… but it’s often a graphic novel). I have some personals (money, bus pass etc), and my huge amount of make up (mascara and a mirror!) 😉

I hate carrying stuff. I would rather not have anything with me but I would be insanely bored!

This photo was taken on my way to Hedley... and you can see my lovely little BACKPACK!!! 🙂

Day 24: Meme Challenge

Day 24 – A photo of something that means a lot to you.

Gah!! I wish this was someONE … it would be an entire post about lll KiRa lll <3.

Want to know something really sad, my xbox elite means a lot to me… I could travel the world and do anything as long as I had my trusty little XBOX with me. I actually packed it and brought it along to New Zealand. I brought speakers, a monitor, power converters and all my XBOX games and extras. I couldn’t leave home for a few months without it!! I didn’t actually end up playing it while I was in New Zealand, because we drove around the country and spent a HUGE amount of time camping and sightseeing.

I was watching "Bolt" in the background!