Why getting a flip phone might be a great idea

From a smartphone to a “dumbphone” While everyone, including my parents, was upgrading their phones to the latest new smartphone this holiday season, I got myself an old flip phone. At first, I really didn’t think that I’d go that archaic and would just get an older Blackberry – that way, I’d still have a GPS and still be able to text without having to relearn how to text on the 3×4 number keypad. But then I remembered why I wanted to…

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The Happy Herd Farm Sanctuary

Almost 2 months ago, I contacted the Happy Herd farm in Aldergrove, BC to see if I could arrange a visit to meet their animals. Because it is a Not For Profit farm, run by a couple in retirement (Diane…

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2017 Welfare Food Challenge

**EDIT** Before you read this post, please take a few minutes to read Anita Hauck’s story here which I came across after writing this post. Her story touched me because of her will to help others from her birth to…

Pulpit Rock Trail

Small town, simple life

If you asked me where I wanted to live a year ago… I would have said New York, LA, London, or Hong Kong with great excitement in my eyes. Yes, I used to dream of living in a big…

Growing up with Asian parents

As you may have read already in my introductory post, I was troubled for the longest time trying to answer one question. What do I want to be when I grow up? Raised in a Chinese-Canadian immigrant family with…

Comparison is the thief of joy, and so is social media

Okay…let’s talk about social media. Looking back at my teenage years, I was almost always online during my free time, either watching Youtube, instant messaging, or looking at my friends’ updates online. I won’t even get into the amount…

How to react to hate

This week, the world woke up to the news of another terrible tragedy – 59 deaths at a shooting during a country music festival in Las Vegas. CNN calls it the deadliest mass shooting in modern US history. Tragedies…

You are more connected than you think

Pay attention and you will see that you are connected to something much bigger than yourself. You are connected to everything. Have you ever been alone in your room at night and just felt like you could disappear from…

What I know about the world

Here are 3 things that I currently believe to be true about the world Although I had always believed in them to some degree, these realizations only became extremely clear to me much more recently (I am ready to…

Blogging for money or for the world?

I can only write on this blog when I am inspired. I used to believe that I would like to eventually make a living as a blogger. However when I actually started viewing blogging as something other than a…