My favourite things about Canada

Happy 150th Birthday, Canada!

Canada flag with Parliament in front

July 1, 2017 marks Canada’s 150th birthday and what better time to share with everyone all the reasons why I love Canada.  I was born in Toronto and raised in Mississauga (20 minutes west of Toronto) and as much as I love travelling to different countries, I always feel at ease when I set foot on Canadian soil.  Here are a few reasons why I love Canada and why I am incredibly proud to be Canadian. Continue reading “My favourite things about Canada”

#MakeItCount

Nike asked YouTube personality and filmmaker, Casey Neistat, to make a movie of what it means to #makeitcount. And this is what he did…

Press play and enjoy.

The Nike brand was named after the ancient Greek goddess of victory, Nike. She was often depicted with having wings, which was the inspiration behind Nike swoosh logo.

So it comes as no surprise to me that Nike would want to make a movie of what it means to #makeitcount. It’s one of my life goals to see as much of this beautiful world as I can so this video truly resonates with me. When I travel to new and interesting destinations I feel like I’m living life victoriously.

Are you spending your time the way you want to? Do you feel like you’re living victoriously? Or rather, do you feel like you’re #winning? If not, what are you waiting for? In the spirit of Nike – Just Do It! Let’s #makeitcount together.

Quick and healthy pita pizza

Do you ever have one of those work days where most of your hours are occupied by meetings but you know you have to update that presentation and send it to your boss by end of day. So you work through lunch and every single minute between meetings just to get that presentation in on time. You then dash out of the office and run (because you left too late to walk) a block to the closest subway station just to catch your train home. Wow. I feel exhausted just writing that. But I sometimes have days like that and I’m sure you do too. Continue reading “Quick and healthy pita pizza”

“Time and tide wait for no (wo)man”

Woman standing on a beach
El Nido, Palawan, Philippines

Note: I added the “wo”. But have you ever heard of this quote before? The origins of it are uncertain but in my research I found that the earliest record of it is from St. Marher, 1225, “And te tide and te time þat tu iboren were, schal beon iblescet” which essentially means that no one has the power to stop time making time one of the most valuable things in the world. Continue reading ““Time and tide wait for no (wo)man””