Our Unofficial Engagement Shoot

When we were finally able to see, hug and squeeze our families after not seeing them for months, we did all of the things. We caught up on life, we BBQ'ed every day, we sat under the moon in the backyard, we shared thoughts, ideas and plans, and during all this, an unplanned "engagement shoot" …

Bittersweet Farewell to October

The Fall season has been pretty extraordinary this year. So much so that I want to savour it in this blog post, especially since it's been snowing and already below zero cold since Monday. Switching my leather jacket to a winter parka was a quick adjustment I wasn't ready to make so suddenly. I was …

Ehden

I think it’s common to feel a sense of pride when we talk about our country of origin or birthplace, especially when we no longer live there. Reminiscing about our hometown ties us to our identity and our culture, and explains a lot about who we are, no matter how detached we may be from …

Recharge: Camping at Balsam Lake

Last weekend some friends and I drove up to Baslam Lake Provincial Park to get away from the city craziness. The last time I went camping was pretty much two decades ago when I was in Girl Scouts (yeesh, I'm gettin' old!) so I was really looking forward to sleeping in tents, roasting some S'mores and sharing stories by …

Bike Route Snapshots

This summer, I've plunged into the passion of cycling. I owe my biking interest to Amsterdam after visiting this charming city in 2011. While on my brief but very enjoyable stay there, I was flabbergasted by its dominant abundance of bicycles. Millions of bikes were parked everywhere, millions of cyclists in suits, heels, dresses and babies strapped to …