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Oops, almost forgot to schedule this!

Did you know that Cadbury has apparently changed their Creme Egg packaging?? I mean, too often I would look into the container, and see eggs without their foils. In that case this is a great move for them. But…it just isn’t the same! Having to carefully peel the foil in the event that the creme seeped out and adhered itself to the foil…haha

I have always wanted to buy a lovely “In your face” statement piece. This isn’t as wild as some that I have seen, but it is just lovely for me. I picked this up from Banana Republic online. It was 50% off the sale price, and additional 25% off for a new purchase code (sign up for their email and they email you a special code). Ebates Canada was also having 7% on purchases. Seriously, I have spent too much in the past month on Gap Corp purchases. But I happen to love the things I have picked up. Helps that they were nearly Old Navy prices :P

First celebration. I turned another year older last week, and got to celebrate with people I have known for exactly half my life. I cannot handle any alcohol, and my friends are worried for me, since Korea is all about drinking haha. It’s okay. There will be other lovely yummy things to eat and drink that aren’t alcohol. (Dufflet Raspberry Lemon Cake. They know how much I love my Dufflet). On a side note, my friends picked up a candle that sings :P

I met with other friends who I have known for exactly half my life at Piggy’s (Thornhill, Glen Cameron Rd). It was my first time. LEAVE YOUR COAT IN THE CAR!!! My hair STUNK so badly after lol. But DAMN did we have a fun time laughing. <3

In any case, I still have some more food dates left this week. It isn’t that I mean to be selfish, but in the last few years, birthday’s last a week. It is just a little hard to gather everyone with all our different schedules. I don’t mind…makes me feel more special :P

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Last week on Instagram…

Hello Folks!

It has been two weeks since my last Instagram update. I was battling cold…flu…then throat & sinus infection. Yeah…let’s just say that being stressed over the holidays did not help me out one little bit.

Still, things are looking up, and some things are finally falling into place for me. Well, in terms of some of the plans I had for 2015. I’ll talk more soon, just need to hash out a few more details.

I was chatting with friends the other day, how all the readings we got during out years in undergrad, RUINED recreational reading for us. I mean, I used to be a HUGE reader. Nowadays…not so much. I popped by the library with my friend J, and felt compelled to pick up Philosophy related things. Driving with Plato was one my friend noticed, so…checking that one out.

I usually don’t cut and drag out the last bits of life from a product. Well, not usually face wash. The thing is, I really wanted to stretch this out for another two weeks…so I figured I would cut it up. Glad I did, cause there is enough for the two weeks for sure…maybe a tad longer…

Nothing too spectacular in terms of sharing on Instagram last week, but hopefully this week I will have something? Who knows…by the time I remember to edit and post…a few days have usually gone by :P

Anyway, hope you have a lovely Monday, and stay warm!

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Last week on Instagram…

had a few issues like week, and I finally acquired the cold that has been going around. Skipped out on NYE celebration at a friend’s house. Then spent the new year with creating this 2 minute video for something…which only made my body feel worse lol

In any case, currently battling a throat infection! Woo!

Seriously, next year I vow to ensure I am not sick for NYE and the first week of the new year!

I had to get some documents done, so I had to meet with someone. The Starbucks location was a first for me, and it was really pretty.

I was browsing SDM since I hadn’t in ages, and came across this mini size of their eye makeup remover!! Isn’t it just the CUTEST size? I love mini’s

It was pretty cold Friday night, and I went out to eat with a few of my highschool friends…Food was awesome…but I got a bit sicker on Saturday. As such…I spent the day in bed. Which wasn’t horrible…but at least it let me get sleep, something I couldn’t do at night because of my coughs

Later that evening I got out of bed to eat for the first time of the day. Nothing fancy…

So, a boring week, considering I spent most of it sick. I’m still battling symptoms. I told the doc I needed stronger antibiotics as my body doesn’t respond to the weaker ones anymore (several cases of ear infections, and throat infections means my body does not care for the weaker stuff). He didn’t really listen…so I may have to go back to get stronger ones…I should be seeing weaker symptoms, but it only seems to be getting worse. Let’s hope I am wrong though…

Have a great Monday folks. Hope that your commute wasn’t too bad, considering the kiddie’s are back to work

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Last week on Instagram…

…and the last post for this year!

Fat Bastard Burrito, at Jane Station, Toronto. This place was under “construction” for over a year! I was trying to show patience…eventually got to try it. Staff was relatively nice, which made the meal yummier

One of the things, aside from being thankful for this time to remember the blessing that Christ was born, is to be thankful for the precious people around us. The ones who support us in both the great times and the bad. Even you, who are reading this, have been important to my journey in this last year. So thank you so much.

I had to redeem my Starbucks reward. Normally I would let it expire, but luckily there was a store that opened up relatively near me. I don’t have to drive 15+ minutes to the nearest location any more…its more like less than 5! Woo! Also, there is my new Kate Spade wallet that was a gift from my dear friend A. Love it. Has SOOOO many pockets :D

So many movie tickets! I’m dumping out old notes (I still had Psyc notes…from when I was attempting a Major in it), and remembered a talk about movie stubs with a friend. I was looking to see if I had the Titanic ones, but it seems the earliest is 1997 for me. I also don’t have a lot…as I keep forgetting to put them in the box >_<

I've been craving nachos. These are from Montana's on The Queensways. I'm not a fan of the place…this time was no exception. Guess it was because of the holiday's? But they seemed slightly understaffed, and just, not enough care for the patrons. Normal circumstances I would have created a big fuss, but with the holidays, stress is higher for everyone. That leads to residual issues. So I opted to keep quiet, to the amazement of my company lol But, the nachos were good, though they were cold when delivered.

AHHHHHHH!!!! 90's Kpop. The thing is, I probably haven't listened to kpop as much as I did back then. Maybe it is because I am getting older, but the new stuff does not appeal to me in any way. Well, not usually at least. In any case, this series of three episodes has been awesome so far. The last one is next week, and I cannot wait :P

Hope that you have all being doing well, and eating LOTS during this break :)

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Last week on Instagram…

Ooops! I almost forgot about this today :P

Anyway, this is apparently the 81st post of this type…how time flies.

There was a fun giveaway last week (already ended), but I got to share some stuff in the Christmas spirit…
Oh, that Silly Cow Farms Hot Chocolate is AWESOME. So rich…so decadent…definitely not the same using water though, so ensure you have milk! Thank S for that

Playing with food…
An Unni friend of mine didn’t know this account was mine. When I told her…she said it all made sense lol…all the posts are very me

My fuzzy pj bottoms are still alive! Got them in Korea back in 2010.

Winter Essentials. The most important thing, with the colder weather, is to keep that skin hydrated. Not fun having cracked hands or lips. Then the increase static from hats…so using a cleansing conditioner by #herbalessences is helpful. Vanity wise, I like having my hair color evened out, and a tad darker. This will dry out hair a bit, so extra care is necessary. But there are formulas with oils that help to decrease dryness. Check out #clairol for that. Lastly, we have #covergirl. This quad is lovely because you can use the lightest colour as a highlighter for the face. That extra glow makes you look more angelic, especially when you don't expect to be on Santa's good list lol :p Anyway, a winner has been selected. But I do have two very small runner up prizes for Brenda P, and @sweetmumbox :) Thanks for entering everyone! And thanks to #PG and BU for this giveaway :D #beautyunited #12daysofbeauty #photochallenge

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I have to do my post for this shadow quad by CoverGirl. I am actually really liking it. Reminds me of the M brand kind…but better for me.

My friends and I had our monthly dinner at Pero Restaurant. It is between Christie Station and Ossington Station, on the North side of bloor. Got to say that despite the fact that it got REALLY messy, it was pretty yummy. After we were done eating with our hands, we were given these bowls of hot water to rinse our digits.

The injera was a little pricey (since I am used to the price of Naans, which give you a lot), but the food was great. We totally destroyed the dish XD

I had to make a trip downtown to return something, and ended up buying the SUPERCUP BBT at Chatime, near the Bata Shoe Museum. For $6CAN, this was TOTALLY worth the walk there. I did get some odd stares on the TTC Subway ride home…but it was worth the yummy :P

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So @pixiwoos shared this today. As I get older, this point shows up more and more.

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I started the week with this…
It rings so true as I get older. My favourite one was this one flakey friendship. She was in the US, and told me to meet her at Niagara. Kept telling me to buy tickets to take the Greyhound to meet them. Something kept telling me to wait. So wait I did. 8 Hours before I was supposed to meet her, I get a call. They met with issues at the border (with her then partner), and she couldn’t come over. In any case, the point is…evaluate. Over course, don’t over analyze, but…evaluate.

My grandmother always had plastic bags folded up and tied with elastic bands in her handbag. So cute…Got it from her, cause I don’t like tossing my bags as well lol

I had WANTED to get these cups…but didn’t get a chance to drink one when it was out in the summer. BUT! I was meeting up with M & S, and well…we went to the new Chatime beside the Bata Shoe Museum…and BAM! This was $6CAN for the Milk Black Tea with Tapioca. I was a happy, HAPPY Camper.

Im super late for the #12daysofbeauty #beautyunited #photochallenge. Bbbbbbut at least you guys still have time to enter. Today its all about "Baby, its cold outside" With the temps dropping, its easy to forget to keep keep hydrated by slathering yourself with stuff (before, after, and even the in between!). I got this box filled w winter goodies, and the lovely BU decided to also offer one up for readers. Thankful they not think of just me, but you all as well. Comment below stating "enter me". A winner will be selected by noon, Dec 18. If I have no received a reply by 9pm that night, I'll pick another winner (I have to stick to the deadline to submit). This giveaway is only open to those with Canadian addresses. For those who dont have Instagram, shoot me an email or tweet me. #canadiansonly #canadiangiveaway #canadianbloggers #bbloggers #olay #pantene #christmas

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#BeautyUnited has given the bloggers an opportunity to giveaway a pack of GREAT goodies. Check it out on the Instagram picture for more info :)

After tutoring, I went to my Mom’s friends store, as she and Mom wanted to chat a bit more. I saw her arrange this piece, and it was quite interesting. I actually am not a fan of flowers (in general…chocolates>flowers)

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Last week on Instagram…

Not much going on on Instagram last week…

Black Friday :D So happy to get some of this stuff! Fun to play with, and fun to gift.

I like collecting some of the pretty Starbucks Cards. I missed out on the Monogrammed ones (Wanted E A, R). But if you see it, let me know!
Whoop! Influenster sent me the complimentary Keurig to make my drinks from.

These boots were a necessary purchase last year. My boots or something had broken/ripped/unwearable when I was out and about. So I bought these. Yes they might not be the best leather, but still. I find it important to take care of it as long as I can. Clean, oil, wax. Woo.

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