When I’m Not Studying…

When I’m not studying, I clean my room and make it look neat before I take pictures for you. I promise it’s not normally this clean! πŸ™‚ Especially during finals.

When I’m not studying, I am lucky enough to receive emails from communications managers who ask if they can use my photo on tourism sites! This was so cool. Remember when I posted about Railtown Cafe in this post? One nice lady liked my peanut butter crunch bar photo so much that it was featured on this page for Vancouver’s top desserts. I was so thrilled and kind of freaked out when I saw my name and picture on BC Living’s website. πŸ˜€

Check out the link here:Β http://www.bcliving.ca/food-drink/where-vancouver-chefs-go-for-dessert

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When I’m not studying, I go to the bakery (planning to study – what a joke!), realize it’s going to close in 10 minutes, but order a hot chocolate and a white chocolate brioche anyways… and scarf it all down in minutes.

When I’m not studying, my friend and I (Maddy from Niagara Falls!) did something cool – we went to an exotic animals exhibition in Kitchener. The massive yellow python was my favourite! And that’s a baby kangaroo on the cushion.

Have you ever held a spider before? This tarantula was hairy and tickled my palm. It isn’t as bad as it looks – this guy was so friendly. I was just worried that he’d crawl under my sleeve!

When I’m not studying, I try to study and get distracted because my paper dyes my sweaty fingers. 😦


Once, I went for sushi with the Mission Nutrition team. 168 Sushi is all-you-can eat. My favourite part was the BBQ oishisushi, the sesame red bean ball, and the red bean ice cream. It was decent, but sushi in Ontario certainly doesn’t even come CLOSE to Vancouver’s sushi scene.

I spend lots of time talking to Seline (my sister) on FaceTime and discussing her schoolwork. Check out her poetry and class schedule for next year!

Speaking of Seline, check out her new blog,Β Purely Poetic! She plans to share creative and cute poems every week. Go Seline!

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PS: If you want to see more ofΒ my weird but wonderful ‘lil sis, you can check outΒ my Paris pageΒ (clickΒ HERE) for 3 weeks of adventures that we had in the City ofΒ FightsΒ Lights. πŸ˜‰

I also make to-do lists and analyze nutritional stats for recipes just out of curiosity.

When I’m not studying, I label a whole bunch of stuff! You should see my ruler, calculator, computer mouse, cellphone, laptop… they’re all labelled now. I also found out that Princess Cafe shared something that I did! I’m so lucky.

When I’m not studying (and sometimes when I AM – distraction alert!), I receive countless food photos from Mom. She always makes such elaborate meals! If you could order something from this menu, what would you choose?

There’s just too much! I like the variety she brings to dinner. Great job Mommy! πŸ™‚

Apparently Snapchat has a bunch of new features (and some very bizarre face-swapping ones) but I don’t have Snapchat. I get tons of screenshots from Seline, though.

And… I go to Princess. Again. This sandwich was absolutely DIVINE – with cheddar, black bean salsa, spinach, tomato, grilled eggplant, and avocado.

Chocolate praline tart for dessert – just 1/4 for here and the rest packed up to go. πŸ™‚ Although I was tempted to faceplant into the to-go container.

When I’m not studying, I go to Chapters, gawk at all the beautiful notebooks – and try to resist myself from buying them because I have a plethora of notebooks already – and fail because I buy one anyways! This one is my favourite colour, and I love the gold writing and the message. I started a new journal yesterday. πŸ™‚


Happy Leap Year Day everyone!

Tell me:

  • When you aren’t studying or working, what do you like to do?
  • Do you have a label maker? Do you like it?
  • Do you know anyone born on February 29th? How do they celebrate their birthday? On the 28th or March 1st? :O I’m curious!
  • Am I the only person with a stationery addition?!


Stay tuned, because…

PS: I have some AMAZING, SUPER COOL news that I absolutely cannot wait to share with you in the next post. I am so excited about it and I think you will be as well! It’s definitely something very different. See you soon!


Any guesses? πŸ˜‰

26 thoughts on “When I’m Not Studying…

  1. When I’m not studying, I workout, eat, blog, research, read other blogs, yelp, Instagram, take photos, cook, play with my dog, go out to eat, shop at health foods stores, or film YouTube videos! Wish there was more time to do all this stuff! 😒
    It’s so cool that the actual place for your photos–the photo of your cake/bar was so pretty!! And I would be really scared with the tarantula!

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    1. I am always astonished at how much we have in common! Yelp is my ultimate non-schoolwork distractor. Gotta find all the good eats in the area, right?! I do every single one of those, sans the YouTube videos. Oh – and I sleep too πŸ˜‰

      Thanks! Ahaha but you are always such a brave and adventurous person. You would’ve totally held the tarantula, I’m sure.

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  2. The sandwich looks so nice!!! I’m sure if would visit often if I were there.
    And tiffany blue is also my favorite color! In fact, I just saw that notebook at Chapters yesterday too, and was so tempted to buy it!! I love collecting notebooks, but never use it up cause they are too pretty to write it πŸ˜›

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    1. Oooh I had to google tiffany blue to find out what colour it was πŸ˜› I love it! Isn’t it a gorgeous colour? Haha that is such a coincidence. Notebooks are always too pretty to write in – I agree.


    1. That’s a fantastic guess! I’m actually planning on doing a semester on exchange during my second or third year. But not something that dramatic this time, haha! Have a beautiful week, Elle πŸ™‚

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    1. That’s actually my sister! Do you think we look alike? I don’t have Snapchat but she sends me lots of screenshots πŸ˜›

      I think if I had snapchat I would get sooo carried away with taking fun selfies!


      1. Ahaha people used to think we were twins! Now most think she is older than me. Now, I feel like I should know this Kate, but do you have any brothers or sisters? πŸ˜€


  3. My goodness! Your room is so clean! I am glad you love your place and getting to love the little town. You love going to cafes in your free time which can make you really happy. I noticed you are a little busier than the beginning of the school year. You are making more friends and get involve to more community events. You are a big girl now. I am so proud of you. Keep it up!

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  4. Uugh your food pics are to die for!!
    When I’m not buried in “things-I-need-to-do” I mostly just read or catch up on TV series (Scandal whoo!) because I’m just too exhausted to even think about leaving the house. πŸ˜… Sometimes when I’m feeling particularly productive I bake. πŸ™‚
    And no you’re not the only one with a stationary addiction. Believe me! πŸ˜… πŸ˜‚

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