Griffith Park

Revisiting Los Angeles

When I think of Los Angeles, I instantly picture traffic, palm trees, and of course the Hollywood sign. My first time in L.A. was over ten years ago, however, on a recent trip with my family, I was able to see a quieter (maybe even serene) side to this vast and populous city that I hadn’t encountered before. Here are a few moments…

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Sculptures de Glace!

I’m currently teaching about Quebec’s Winter Carnival to my grade 7 class, and as an attempt to integrate culture into the classroom, I had my students build ice sculptures yesterday in groups of three or four. They ended up having a lot of fun planning what they were going to build and making their structures…

Banana Berry Bran Muffins

With the weather getting colder and the days getting darker, I decided to perk up my mornings by waking up to an easy and delicious (and healthy) breakfast! I searched for a healthy muffin recipe on YouTube after I made the disappointing discovery that as easy as instant muffin mixes are, they are actually disgusting. These made…

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Single, Not Going to Mingle

I was at a wedding last summer where a married friend made a playful remark, “We need to find you a man!” At the time, I laughed and didn’t think much of it. But since then, her statement keeps resurfacing in my mind and it actually bothers me quite a bit. I love her very…

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Pura Vida en Costa Rica

My family and I spent the last legs of our summer in hot and humid Costa Rica! Apparently, it is their winter season right now – I am afraid to know what their summers are like. But stifling heat and sunburns aside, I was awestruck with the beauty of this country (at least from what I…

Beautiful flowers at the Farmer's Market today by the Old Port.

Leaving La Ville de Québec

Leaving a place that has left an impression on me is never easy. I can’t believe how quickly the time has gone and how quickly people come and go. I wrote thank you cards to my teachers and said my farewells after school today. As it has become a Friday tradition, my friends and I went…