Extended Canada weekend

Relaxing lots this weekend before I move on Tuesday! I am going to visit the duck in the early AM so off to early bed. 

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When old things are cool again 

I was looking in the closets of my old drawers that are at my parent’s house and it was fun to find a bunch of Pokémon things. It amazes me that something of our childhood 20 years ago has lasted so long and not really gone away.

I wonder if whenever I have children, I can pass on the Pokémon love and that it would still be relevant.

This is the 896th Post In A Row

Since January 2015, I’ve been publishing something daily here. Sometimes it’s hard after an exhausting day of work. It’s an exercise in the will as much as it is thinking up subjects and words. There have been a lot of short, lazy posts, but I made it. I didn’t give up.

Though some days I really want to.

I know that if I stopped the streak, there would be a lot of days between posts, or I’d stop for a while altogether. For now, I’m not going to stop even though I’m currently in the middle of preparing for a move and planning a wedding. I want to continue posting my thoughts, feelings and life adventures even in the busiest of times.

I <3 Dark Lipstick 

I love dark lip stick lately. It makes me feel powerful and in charge of how I want to look and present myself. It’s fun and bold because it requires a bit of courage to wear in public. 

What’s your fav dark lip shade? 

Sick Day

I’ve been under the weather since Friday, but I didn’t really realize it was serious until Monday. Out of commission today! Will hopefully be my full blogging self tomorrow.

When you get used to advertisements..

The subway station near my house had no billboards for a week and I thought it looked creepy. I think I got used to them being there.

It’s eerie without commercials which is a weird thing to say. 

We saw Get Out as an Interracial Couple

*Warning if you haven’t seen the movie yet, there may be spoilers but also why haven’t you seen the movie yet?

Last night, Nash and I went to see Get Out. As an interracial couple, I thought that it was interesting to see many other interracial couples in the audience.

After the movie was over I asked Nash if I’m just part of a grand ploy to get an Asian body for his grandmother’s brain.

It was a joke mainly because he’s also from an all white town and his parents live near the woods with the next house kind of far away. Of course it is perfectly fine and I have never felt unsafe. I was born in Canada, so often I forget that I’m not white. Plus, I figure 6 years and a diamond ring seems like a lot of effort for such a ploy.

I loved the movie. It was funny, but it also made me think about the micro-aggressions we all have (whether we admit it or not) towards people who are different from us. Just because I’m not white doesn’t mean that my own culture doesn’t have it’s own set of prejudices. In fact, there was even an Asian man in the weird town.

The most interesting part of the weird town in the movie was that I don’t think the people thought they were racist. They spoke in tones that were condescending, too positive, ways they would not talk to other people who were like them. “I would vote for Obama a third time,” does not equate to not being racist.

As an interracial couple, we had our own awkward times with the “meet the parents” scenario. In fact, he didn’t meet mine until two years into the relationship. He was the first dude I was ever brave enough to bring home, maybe because I was never really into Asian dudes. Nash became too important for me to care what my parents thought and they welcome him now too.

Photos: Japandroids @ The Horseshoe

Japandroids finally returned to Toronto last Friday. See my full photoset here.

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L’Oreal Revitalift Bright Reveal

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I received L’Oreal’s Revitalift Bright Reveal set from Influenster for testing purposes. The products promise to get rid of impurities in skin, improve complexion and reveal more brilliant skin. It is not a skin lightener.

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The products come in fun looking bottles. The scrub smelled like cirtrus and had beads that helped scrub away dead skin.

I found the peeling pads a bit unnecessary but for days where I was out and about, they gave a more thorough clean. It kind of reminded me like Oxypads of the 90s.

The day moisturizer was my favourite of the products. There was a little bit of shine to it but it made my skin look like it was glowing.

I’ve been using these products for a month and I do think it has improved my complexion. I feel more confident to be out of the house with no make-up on and just the moisturizer!

Festivaling

Conquering another festival this weekend. Totally pooped (literally), will tell you the story later. Love you guy. First sleep.