12.24.2012

Miserable

I love St. John’s 

I hate Toronto

On Friday, I was at my school and as the bus pulled away to bring me back home I realised that I won’t be back here until 2014!!! That’s insane. I am obviously really excited about Korea, but I’m comfortable where I am. I suppose that’s a good sign that I need to get away for a while though. I never want to be so comfortable somewhere that I risk staying longer than I need to. Gotta keep moving. And then there’s the part where before I even get to Korea I have to live in Toronto for two months. Imagine you have to leave a city you really love for one that you really hate. Not a good feeling ah?

To make thing worse, I’ve been getting texts and messages asking if I’m excited to come back home. ಠ_ಠ Home? Are you for real? Are you trying to make me cry? I hate it when people ask me if I’m going home for Christmas when referring to Toronto. No I am not going home, I’m going back to the city I was born and raised in. I feel like Robert Pattinson. No one hates Twilight more. No one hates Toronto more. Anywho, keep rubbing in the salt. Keep asking me how about how excited I am. I love it. *please note my strong sarcastic tone* And then plans are being made for me in Toronto and I haven’t even stepped off the plane. I get that people are excited to see me again and I’m excited to see them too. But I am not excited to have to live in Toronto for another two months. Why no one can understand this? Let me breathe. Let me be miserable for a bit.

On a brighter note, Two days ago I told someone that I will adopt in the future. And instead of them telling me that I should have at least "one of my own", “maybe you’ll change your mind” or "you never know", they accepted this and wished me the best of luck. If only everyone could be like that.

Ok, nothing else to say.

12.21.2012

Going Away

Heather Heights Jr. Public School: Huskies 

Henry Hudson Sr. Public School: Hawks

Wexford Collegiate School for the Arts: Viking

George Brown College: Huskies

Memorial University of Newfoundland: Seahawks

Notice a pattern?

These are the schools I have attended over the past eighteen years. I was telling my friend last month that if I go for my Master’s, it'll have to be a school whose mascot is a Viking. Complete the pattern you know? But no, that is not about to happen.



Instead I am going to be a lion. A laughing to be exact. But let’s be honest here, it doesn't really matter. In case you don't know, the laughing lion is the mascot of Kyung Hee University in Seoul, South Korea!!! Yup, that’s right. I am about to go to school in Korea. Not transferring, doing an exchange. But how exciting is that!? I'm okay with breaking this mascot pattern. Completely worth it eh?

Sorry Harry. It doesn't look like I'm gonna be a Viking any time soon. I might even be an elephant next. Dongguk University is looking like a solid place to do my Master’s.

I have known this since October, but haven’t blogged about it cause I didn’t want to jinx anything. But yesterday I picked up my certificate of admission and so yeah, it’s pretty official. I’m so pumped. I have made so many friends this and last semester who were on exchange from Korea, and I can’t wait to see them again. It’s gonna be an epic year.

When I went to pick up my letter, this is what I saw…




So official looking eh. Makes me feel important. ^.^

First thing inside, can’t show you actual letter cause personal information…

“We are pleased to inform you that you have been accepted as an exchange student to Kyung Hee University (2013 Spring Semester).”

How exciting!!!

And then with the letter, I got my certificate of admission in such a pretty letter case/cover, (don’t know what to call it). The cover has Kyung Hee University’s seal printed in gold, and the school’s name in Korean and English as well. So official. So pretty. I can’t contain my excitement.

Well there's my big news. Not big deal any more to the people who have known for a while. Oh well. I'm so pumped. This is my first really big trip on my own. Katimavik sort of counts, but I was travelling, working and living with the same group for six months. Plenty of structure and no drinking for most of it because of where we were pleased. So yeah. This is a huge deal. 

I've been watching some videos posted by Simon and Martina to help me get ready and I must say, living bra and deodorant free hasn't looked better. haha Click the links if you're scratching your head.
Anywho, that's all for now. Can't wait to blog from Korea!! 

12.18.2012

Seven Stupid Questions

Ok, so I came across this list of questions on tumblr the other day. I just reblogged it, but only one person ever sends things to my ask. So lonely. I decided to pick some random numbers and answer whatever question it comes with. I only read the first few questions on the list cause there’s 69 questions, and I don’t have time for that. I don't know what I'm getting myself into...

5 Are you interested in anyone right now?

Celebrities count right? If yes, then yes. Tom Hiddleston


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If no, then maybe. Oh I don’t know. I have the most inappropriate crushes. Can’t date professors. 

14 Honestly, has anyone seen you in your underwear in the past 3 months?

Pretty sure I changed in front of my best friend when she came to visit me in November. Nothing sexual though. I feel like that’s where the question was headed in the first place.

22 Are you good at hiding your feelings?


Yes. But I don’t know if you mean anything specific. Feelings for someone, about someone, something? I think when I really like someone, I stay quiet about it. But when it comes to how much I dislike/hate someone/something I’m very vocal. Everyone will know. I regularly lose followers on twitter and friends on facebook because of it. Ah well. I can’t cry about that.

27 Are you listening to music right now?

Yes!! I have been listening to The Hobbit soundtrack for the past four days. Non-stop. It is too good. And Misty Mountains!! Can we please talk about that for a minute? Richard Armitage has the most amazing voice I have heard in years. The song should be longer though. Why can’t he sing me to sleep every night? Tome Hiddleston has some competition.

41 Have you ever wanted to tell someone something but didn’t?

Grade seven. I can’t believe I’m telling this story. There was a boy in the grade above me and I had the biggest crush on him. So cute, and tall and listened to what I considered to be good music at the time. I’m pretty sure the whole school knew I had a crush on him, he as well, but I never actually told him. But by the end of the year I wanted to say something. He would be going into high school and I stay back for another year. So me, being the stupid kid that I was, wrote down the lyrics to Good Charlotte’s Change. Do they even make music anymore? So embarrassing. So I write down the lyrics with my own changes; “Standing in a crowded room” turned into “sitting in the science room”. Stupid things like that ah. Wrote it on my nice stationary, and got my friend to give it to him. No name on it or anything. I just wanted him to have it. I was in love. Truly in love, but couldn’t tell him to his face. I’m sure he knew it was from me. I dreamt that he carried the letter around with him hoping to find out who wrote it. And then one day in high school, we ended up at the same school, I would ask him if he remembered getting a letter in jr. high and he pulls it out and is all like “You mean this one?” We fall in love or something stupid… My life is so sad. So at the end of the day, I guess I kinda told him but not really.

56 Do you own something from Hot Topic?

I don’t know what that is, so I’m gonna say no.

61 Have you hugged someone within the last week?

I just hugged one of my friends two hours ago. I won’t see her for a long time. And on Sunday too, I hugged a couple of friends I won’t see until March. I hate goodbyes. T-T



12.15.2012

Exams Are Over!!

Well it’s done. This semester is finally done and I don’t want to look back. How terrible this semester has been to me and then I come home from final exam last night to hear about what happened in America and China. Then I went and made banana bread, but not sure if I like it. And then I watch War Horse. What was I thinking, finishing off my day with that movie? Not even good.

I have done noting productive all day. Just sit in bed, listen to The Hobbit soundtrack, eat Doritos and waste time on tumblr. I wanted to post the banana bread recipe, but I already said I'm not sure if I like it.

So what to talk about? I have ten days until I go back to Toronto and I'm not looking forward to it. I love Newfoundland too much. I am so happy that I was smart enough to hold off going back until some time after my exams. I can relax. My roommate already left but didn't say goodbye. So rude. I will never see him again. 

So weird to not say goodbye. But also weird to say goodbye. There was a Christmas party at the school on Wednesday and I was thrown into a situation where I had to say bye to people I have met this semester. I wasn't ready for that. Didn't realise people leaving so soon. T-T I love making friends with exchange students but it’s so difficult cause so many of them I will not ever see again. My heart hurts. I held back the tears. Oh but hey! They are here now. 

Quick!! Cute picture of Coco using my jeans as a bed and a sock as a pillow!!  


Alright, I'm good. haha Anywho, tomorrow I will see some sun and breathe some fresh air. Meeting a friend for coffee. This is what the next ten days will look like for me. Catching up and saying a fair share of goodbyes. That’s life. 

Oh yeah, and on Wednesday night I performed for the last time with Spectrum (Queer Choir) until 2014. Everything seems so far away now.

End on light note.

Look what happened a week and a half ago! Another reply from Qiu ^^

Might as well follow me at this point. Love her 

Ok, now to watch Doctor Who.

12.10.2012

Pita Chips

“Regular blogging to come” she said. Ok sorry. I know I've been bad, but OhMyLoki!! these past few weeks have been crazy. Let me avoid studying for a few minutes to give you a new post. 

I just made some pita chips. I bought salsa the other day put no chips to go with. So I looked up how to make pita chips. It’s super simple and very tasty. I'm glad I was almost full when I made them cause they would have been all gone otherwise. I didn't want to make too much cause I'm lazy and I was already making soup and cooking eggs. Weird combo, I know. 


Preheat oven to 400°F

Pitas (3 makes 2 cookie sheets worth)

Olive Oil ¼ cupish

Garlic powder

Salt

Dried Basil

Don’t ask for measurements for the seasoning cause I just put how much I wanted.

Cut the pitas into 8 wedges and then separate them. If my computer calculator is correct, you should have 48 pieces. Now mix the oil with the seasoning and paint the pita wedges. Place them on a cookie sheet and bake for 4 to 5 minutes. Any longer in the oven and they will burn.

That’s it!! 



You now have some awesome tasting chips to have with your salsa. 



So exams are almost over. Just two more for me, and things should be back to normal with the blog. I'm gonna have 11 days here until I go back to Toronto, so I'll have plenty of time on my hands to get back into regular blogging. I promise.

Now back to studying. Buddhism exam in 12 hours!!