Last week on Instagram…

If you are reading this on a reader, you might not see the Instagram photos. You will either need to check out my Instagram HERE, or check out the post. If you can, then yay :)

Got to enjoy a mini get away to Niagara. I usually go no more than once every few years…and yet in the last month alone have gone twice! I found that amusing :P

The ladies and I went to check out District Oven, north west of Ossington and College. Being my first time, I wasn’t sure what to expect. The male server was really great in answering questions, and suggesting us things from the menu. There was a live band playing that night, so we got to listen to good music while catching up. The venue is quite large, but the night we went, it was rather empty. Anyway this is the Kefta Burger, and was delicious :D

I’ll be going on a very small trip to Korea in September. So I spent some time yesterday looking for a place to stay, and things to do.


On that note. Mama’s birthday today. We will be celebrating her birthday after the fact, by going to New York…well at least to Woodbury. But for now, we will just eat :P

Reminiscing about childhood…

Still working on math, but needed a smaller eraser than what I was using. Went nuts looking for my erasers…

Found the ones I used to collect as a kid…I couldn’t let them go because of sentimentality

Anyway, I just laughed thinking about some of these. I normally have horrible memory, so considering I remember these…its story time :)

Before I collected nail polish, blush and eye shadow…I collected stickers and erasers.

Anyone remember Yikes Erasers (I think they did pencils as well). I liked them cause some where see through like this one.

When I played the violin, my teacher used to bribe me w pochacco erasers to keep proper form (again, see through)

Clifford & the car were from book fairs in grade school. I bought the car cause its a squishy eraser lol the korean money one is one that my cousin bought me (cause I wanted it) when I went to Korean for the first time when I was 6 (I think)

Lastly the hello kitty. I used to go to Saturday School for math and english in grade 4. It was held at Oise St George, so I would have to take the subway home. Well if you know the station, you know its connected to the Oise building. Well inside the station there is a little shop to buy candy. One day, I saw the Hello kitty erasers. It was a pack of 5, and they were thin rods. I had to have it. So I saved some money, and secretly bought it. But the thing is, 5 wasn’t enough. So I took a box cutter and sliced them up to thin Hello Kitty slices…yeah…I don’t get it either, but this one survived lol

I was such an odd child :)

Okay…bad to working on learning this math for the morning teaching session… oTL

Would you might lending me some insight?

For a few years now, I’ve said that I wanted to buy a ring to commemorate the year. I was supposed to do it when I was 21…then 25…but it didn’t happen. This year I have decided enough is enough and will be buying a ring for myself. The problem is finding one! One that won’t bore me immediately, but also isn’t too cute to wear for a few decades.

I also wanted to buy a ring because I am sentimental. I want to be able to pass something down to my children or my grandchildren. I did have a ring that my Paternal Grandmother left my Mother. Mom didn’t wear it since it was when we owned the restaurant, so I took it for my own wear. Except that it was a bit big on me, as my Grandmother had intended it for the boys to wear. One day, as my friend and I were heading downtown to roam, I got off the streetcar and looked down at my hand, or did something. And had a heart wrenching pain. The ring was missing. I guess it had slid off at one point when I was moving, and I didn’t realize. Because we had traveled a lot that day, I couldn’t pin point where it might have gotten lost. I contacted TTC as well, but no luck. I remember that day so well, because in the middle of a hot summer day…at the corner of Queen St and Spadina…I bawled my eyes out. Enough that a police officer stopped and checked if I was okay. It hurt. And it took several weeks for me to get used to…and I actually stopped wearing my rings for a long way after that. But I do love my rings.

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Paloma Picasso® Hammered Ring $165CAN
Now I have always like the simplicity of the Paloma Picasso line. I like the hammered detailing of this ring. But I can’t help but think that I have seen many sterling silver hammered rings on Etsy many years ago, when I wanted to buy a ring for my birthday.

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Paloma’s Sugar Stacks Ring $660CAN
Another ring I want in a non-coloured stone…but that jacks up the price. So this is merely wishful thinking. Maybe in the future, but not for this year.

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Frank Gehry® Torque Ring $360
This is another one that I like because of the way that it is structured. Sharp lines, yet the type that I like buying because it is simple at the same time. I would have to see this in person though, as I don’t want something too chunky, as my fingers have to deal with that on a regular basis -__-


I also contemplated maybe just getting a bunch of stacking rings…or start with one stacking right, and add one every decade. If so, then there were a lot from Pandora that appealed to me.

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Silver Ring with Cubic Zirconia $175

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Autumn Breeze $100

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Spiral Rose $80

Sincerity $65

Thomas Sabo

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Glam & Soul Ring $164

David Yurman

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Crossover Narrow Ring $325

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X Crossover Ring with Diamonds $350

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Color Classics Ring with Moon Quartz $350

But my cousin in Korean is connected to David Yurman Korea somehow. It was advertising, management?? I can’t remember -___- So might be better to wait til I go to Korea.

In any case I just want something nice and simple. Im budgeting about 200-300? Do you have any suggestions of places I can check out? Let me know :)

Looking back on 2013

As I get ready to welcome in the new year (in a minute)…I thought I would look back at some of the stuff that happened in 2013 (I did one for 2012).

Before I do, I just wanted to say that from the bottom of my heart…thank you for reading the blurbs that I post. Thank you for commenting, tweeting, emailing and Facebooking me. Thank you for the fun conversations that we have had, and the interesting comments of love, encouragement, and in sharing in my joy/sorry/anger etc. I still get a little overwhelmed that people even both to do that…but so thankful that you do :D

Also thank you to all the lovely PR Reps, and Brands who have supported this blog. Really, without them it would be hard to sustain my blog, on my student budget. So I am grateful for the ones who have been so kind to let me dabble in some fun products, regardless of the outcome.

I hope that 2014 will be a great year for us all, and hope that it starts off wonderfully for you!

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