Sunday, 28 February 2016

Thursday, 25 February 2016

What I'm watching

Seventeen's non-"One Fine Day" castaway adventure.
Episode 1: I thought 3 boys sharing 1 suitcase for a 5 day trip was funny until they showed the kids realizing they packed no underwear. 
Looking forward to the next episode! My husband's already laughing so much at it. 

Wednesday, 24 February 2016

Tuesday, 23 February 2016

Monday, 22 February 2016

Saturday, 20 February 2016

Friday, 19 February 2016


In a coincidence, my first k-pop boy discovery just released a comeback music video where he also sports pitch black hair.

Thursday, 18 February 2016

Hair drama trauma

A stylist at Suki's Academy sought me out from seeing my Facebook photos. She needed to cast a specific category of hair model to finish her lineup. I wasn't expecting to do a gig right now, so I had to last day rush to prep my hair for the go-see. She wanted to go classic for my look, so after an extensive day at the salon I emerged with all-over uniform color. I am still coming to terms that they dyed black hair black! 

Memorable hair modelling moments:

- My first audition happened because my coworker recommended me; I had no clue what was expected of me and was asked to do my walk for the hair competition. FYI, I didn't get a callback.

- Being surprised and impressed with the mood board a Blanche Macdonald stylist put together specially for me. Unfortunately she didn't oversee the shoot plus I didn't fully get the theme, so we both ended up not liking the portfolio pics from my first photoshoot.

- The Vidal Sassoon session where 2 stylists spent 3 hours simultaneously cutting my hair.

- A male model and me coincidentally were both running late and met on the same transit route ("hmmm, she/he has funky hair and is dressed in all black too...") and then later were left to scrub off special effects make-up on our own. Lesson learned: always bring wet wipes.

- When a make-up artist dolled me up into a British runway face and I was left utterly speechless when I woke up because I was unrecognizable to myself in the mirror. I never possibly imagined I could look so Caucasian.

- A John Casablancas Institute graduation where the stylist gave her models celebratory liquor before the show and I walked rather drunk, ate a lot of cake with a blonde European model, then skytrained home with fresh flowers still in my hair.

- For a bridal assignment, a stylist wanted to put extensions in. I turned her down because I had been booked for creative color and cut the week after and didn't want to sit through hours of work just to have it all removed.

- The time it involved 4 hairdressers and 2 locations to get my hair ready and afterwards thelaboriously took 1.5 hours to blow-out my hair. My husband waited in the car talking to his friend on the phone wondering why it took so long to blow-dry hair.

- A stylish cut my hair til she cried. 5 hours ended with a bawling blow-dry. 

Wednesday, 17 February 2016

Tuesday, 16 February 2016

Monday, 15 February 2016

Breakfast at 6am

Danone Activia raspberry & vanilla yogurt

Reasons to like taking the bus over the WestCoast Express train:
 - It's undeniably cheaper (all buses are 1-zone fare regardless vs. the cost of the train being 3x greater). 
 - There's less people standing.
 - There's less people having conversations.
 - I'm not limited to going home at certain times.
 - If I miss one bus, I can catch another in less than half an hour.
 - The nostalgic factor; riding the commuting bus reminds me of when I use to work at Playland and taking the midnight 160 home as a teenager.
 - It's passengers feel more authentic. The train is beautiful but bland.

Saturday, 13 February 2016


$15.99 Mr. Clean Dust & Mop with machine washable microfiber heads.

Keeping the new floors clean

Friday, 12 February 2016

Thursday, 11 February 2016


$4.99 Garden gloves

Here's to attempting to plant and freeze spring onions again! Apparently they're good for you!
What are other easy to grow things that are regularly used in the household I should try? Perhaps gingercilantro, or lettuce? Ones that can grow in water alone seem like an easy trial! 

Wednesday, 10 February 2016

Consistant to the end

$198 Weiser Welcome Home collection Shelburne handleset paired with Toluca lever and front door entry deadbolt lock in Venetian bronze.

Saturday, 6 February 2016

Furnace furnishings

$14.99 Accord Elite Oiled Bronze Brass Floor Registers in $14.99 3X10 and $15.99 4X10.

Wednesday, 3 February 2016

Keeping the character

Antiqued brass vintage knobs for all the bi-fold closet doors Cavalier Antique Brass Cabinet Knob