513. Recent Life

Louis Vuitton scarf shawl
I can't believe I'm already leaving on vacation so soon!! I've been very busy these days and have had a lot on my mind, so I didn't even realize that I'm leaving this upcoming week. I will be going to Asia and visiting 4 countries/cities which I will reveal as I go! In these recent years (post-school) I've been able to travel more (and more flexibly) whereas during school I was mostly only able to do so in the summer. While I still LOVE travelling I find I am not excited as I used to be. I mean I love travelling more than ever, but I no longer count down the days like I used to lol. I used to count down literally day by day, on a piece of paper, from months in advance. Now it feels more normal I guess. Kind of hard to explain. But I am not complaining about it.

I'm going to buy a new camera when I'm away because I want to get more into photography and take better photos for this blog. I used to use a separate camera but I've switched over exclusively to my phone camera in the past couple years for convenience. Now I want to get a good camera again so I can also take videos. I've been really into Youtube recently, especially for travel vlogs and videos. I guess that's how I got inspired to try filming and making videos. On a similar note, I found out Buffer Festival is happening here in Toronto during the days I'm away! I'm kind of disappointed because a few of my favourite Youtubers will be coming and it would have been cool to run into them...& I wonder if any would be staying at my hotel (I live in a condo-hotel). I really hope not because then I'd be really disappointed I wasn't here hahah.

Unfortunately I wasn't able to get everything sorted out in time for my renovations, so that will likely have to happen after I come back. That was one thing I had been very stressed about. My target now is just to get it done by the end of this year.

Brookfield Place Toronto
This was Brookfield Place during the night of Nuit Blanche (which I didn't attend at all this year). The World Press Photo exhibit is there now which I'm extremely excited about!! Especially because I thought I'd be away during the time of the exhibit but luckily they have already started it now, so I have to go and check it out one night. I've posted about this before but it's my favourite time of year for Brookfield Place. It's basically an annual press photography contest, and the winners are showcased on large scale prints around the exhibit. It travels around the world and it always comes to Toronto around this time. The photos are really amazing not just for their quality but also for the content because it shows life all around the world.

seafood spaghetti
seafood paella
It was my mom's birthday recently and I treated her to lunch at a seafood restaurant. I realized I've been eating a lot more seafood now (up until maybe a year or two ago, I hated it and never even wanted to try it)

leftbanked outfit
Cactus Club Toronto
Cactus Club prawn spaghattini
Love the prawn spaghattini at Cactus Club! I got the same thing when I came here the first time.

Sorry for the short post! I will be back to posting DAILY (hopefully) updates when I'm on vacation!



  1. I know what you mean about getting excited about travelling! At times it even feels like a chore to me, haha. I've decided to tune it down a bit... I want to spend more time in Luxembourg and then really look forward to my next trip instead of lining things up that I feel like I have to check off a list. Love your outfit; the boots are totally your style! And so nice that you went back to Cactus and got the same dish that we had.

    1. lol well it's totally different for you since you do it like every weekend! So I understand for you it might get tiring. I still love it and want to do it more frequently. Like maybe 4 trips a year is good. Back when I was in school I only did one every summer or every other summer so it was something I always looked forward to.
      Thanks! yea after we went I had been craving it all along!

  2. The food looks so delicious especially the paella. I'm traveling this week too. Enjoy your travels.

    1. ohh where are you going? hope you have a great time!

  3. Love the scarf and your white sweater outfit! That's so exciting that you're going to invest in a good camera, can't wait to see the pics!

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