Monday, 29 September 2014

Downtown at Dusk

It's been so long since I came out with my last blog post! Who knew that grade 12 would be so hectic from the start? Everything was just thrown right at me as soon as I walked into school on the first day! It's only been 3 weeks of school and I've already been to and back from a leadership camp which I had to organize. Needless to say, it's been a little crazy for me.

After arriving home from my school's leadership camp, however, I found that the two days in the middle of a forest had really relieved my stress and refueled me to take on the rest of the school year. This weekend, though I was frantically trying to catch up on school work, I was still pretty calm. My family and I even had the time to go out for a walk downtown and have a little dinner at one of our favourite restaurants, Arirang.

The whole walk reminded me so much of why autumn is my favourite season. It definitely helped take away my sadness over the fact that summer has truly come to an end. I love early autumn, when the leaves are only just starting to change colour, so you can still see a mixture of the fresh greens of summer along with the ambers of fall time. The best thing about autumn, however, is definitely the breath of fresh air. There's nothing better than being outside where the air is cooling down around you, but the sun is still warm on your skin. 

This mini little adventure really made me appreciate living in Ottawa and notice the quirks of this little city. Parliament Hill, for example, has an incredible view of the bridge that links two provinces together. The locks and the murky waters reflecting the autumn leaves give off such a beautiful and classy small town feel in the midst of downtown Ottawa. It's incredible how much I was able to discover from this short walk, even though I've lived here all my life!

So here's just a little short post! I'll really try to keep updating frequently, but please be patient with me, haha!

What I wore:
Arrow T-Shirt from Zara
M Skirt from H&M
Burgundy Knee Socks from Forever XXI
Denim Shirt from American Eagle
Black Chunky Shoes from Globo Shoes

What do you love about your city?

Monday, 1 September 2014

What's In My Backpack | Back To School

School is starting in less than 12 hours! I did some pretty last minute packing tonight, but I thought I'd take the opportunity to share with all of you what I keep in my school bag all year round.

1. A Binder
I keep 8 dividers in this binder and a big zip up pocket for the handouts teachers give out without holes punched in. I arrange the dividers in the order of my 6 classes. The two last dividers are always for miscellanious pieces of paper and lined paper.
2. Pencil Case
All my stationary is from Muji other than my eraser, white out, USB and pencil led.
3. Hand Saitizer
4. Hand Lotion
5. Tissues
6. Sunglasses
7. Glasses Case
8. Keys
9. Baby Lips (with SPF)
10. EOS Lip Balm
11. Comb
12. Wallet
13. Graphing Calculator
14. Scientific Calculator
14. Little Notebook
15. Phone
16. Earphones
17. Laptop

I also have a few bonus items especially for the last day of school, which I will be leaving in my locker. The first, of course, is a lock so know one steals any of my things. The second is labelled as my "Shtuff". In here, I keep some emergency items that I might need. These include hair elastics, bobby pins, gum and band aids.

So that's what I travel around with on a normal school day. I'm so excited to see what this year has in store! Senior year, it hasn't really sunken in yet... To all the students who are reading this blog post, I hope you all have an amazing school year! xx

What are your backpack essentials?

P.S. Since grade 12 is such a critical year in high school, I will be trying my best to constantly come out with posts, but unfortunately, I can't promise to have a consistent schedule, and random hiatuses will come and go...