Bonjour Brioche

My day began at 6:30a.m. (but I had near 8 hrs of sleep cos I hit the sack at 10:45p.m.) After spending some quiet time and making that blog entry on Il Mare, I met Edmund for our brunch appointment. He had told me about this great little cafe called Bonjour Brioche, so we went […]

Exceptional Courage

Have you ever experienced the feeling of finally having things getting into a groove, and your train is just beginning to chug along more or less merrily, only to have it unexpectedly meet an obstacle you thought you had already put behind and you almost get derailed? Briefly disoriented, miffed, sad and disappointed, you nevertheless […]

A good friday

Yep, Thursday was unproductive, but yesterday kind of made up for it. Here’s a brief rundown of why it was a good day yesterday: Blue Skies It was another splendid spring day…clear blue skies, warm sunshine, and a brisk little breeze. I’d had this thought a few years ago, but I just thought it again […]


Today’s one of those days, where my energy level was practically zero. Maybe it’s a cumulative effect of lack of sleep (quite likely), but I ended up sleeping more during the day today than I have in months. Ah well, will try to break the bad sleep cycle. Have begun more earnest discussions about next […]

Nightmare Transit

This is a bit of an overdue post. I hadn’t intended to blog about my flight back from Mexico, but it was such a (literal) pain-in-the-ass experience that I thought I really should share it. Besides, Kenneth laughed so hard when I was recounting it earlier today that I was surprised he didn’t choke on […]

You Are a White Flower A white flower tends to represent purity, simple beauty, and modesty. At times, you are dignified like a magnolia. And at other times, you represent great ecstasy, like a white orchid. And more than you wish, you’re a little boastful, like a white hydrangea. What Color Flower Are You? Ha […]


I got the SSHRC (Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council) Doctoral Fellowship! So many things happened on my flight back which I had intended to blog, but suddenly this piece of good news takes precedence. Ha ha… Wanting had emailed me while I was in Mexico that I received an envelope from SSHRC but I […]