Stay Positive Despite Setbacks

Photo Courtesy from Pinterest It’s been awhile since WordPress has sent me any congratulating messages…. and then, I received this! Thank you to all my loyal followers who have been with me through all the ups and downs in my blogger’s journey since June. First, my Pinterest was permanently suspended due to Tailwind. But, I… Continue reading Stay Positive Despite Setbacks

Overnight Stay At The Westin Wall Centre ( Vancouver Airport)

Anticipating for a busy weekend, I was actually looking forward to just put my feet up for the night. As I turned in the cul-de-sac at the front entrance, I noticed that there was a lot of construction sites around the Westin Wall Centre hotel. Thankfully, it was the weekend, so there wouldn’t be any… Continue reading Overnight Stay At The Westin Wall Centre ( Vancouver Airport)

Growing Up Frugal (Part 3): As An Adult

Here I am as a frugal adult! As I finished university, the owner of an esthetician’s school and spa, offered me lower tuition to study for an esthetician’s license and certification. This was ideal as I could learn the tricks of the trade and get complimentary facials and treatments that I had to pay for… Continue reading Growing Up Frugal (Part 3): As An Adult


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Reblog Feature: Five Fabulous Christmas Activities Happening In Our Neighbourhood

🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄 December is here! The Christmas holiday spirit is very apparent throughout our city. However, I am sure that there are a lot of different fun activities that are happening in your city too. As a parent, December can be a very expensive and stressful time. First of all, many parents are doing a lot… Continue reading Reblog Feature: Five Fabulous Christmas Activities Happening In Our Neighbourhood

My Paper Christmas Tree

From being on the PTA to taking the children to their school field trips to help as a Chinese school teacher’s aide, I enjoy volunteering at the school. There are more volunteering opportunities when the children are younger. Honestly, I love to hang out with all the children at school, from kindergarten to Grade 7.… Continue reading My Paper Christmas Tree

One Day In Croatia

During my seven day Adriatic-Greece cruise from Venice, the Norwegian Jade dropped us off at Dubrovnik, Croatia. Honestly, I actually binged watch the Game of Thrones on the plane ride in anticipation of this visit. I was hooked on the series! The Church of St. Ignatius of Loyola For the fans of the Game of… Continue reading One Day In Croatia