October 12, 2014

Long Time No See

I haven't written in a while because I've been very busy with school. Not only am I reading on a regular basis for every single class, but I have essays due on a weekly basis for Psychology. I also have to maintain quite a high grade to get into the program I would like. So school comes first sadly. I have many things to write about though but when I get any time away from school I become very lazy, and try and catch up on all the shows I am missing through the week. I've been doing some spending recently which has been fun. I've ordered another 6 Jamberry wraps from a new consultant since I am no longer a Jamberry consultant for personal reason. I'm super excited about receiving those, but in the meantime I've been trading a couple of my sheets for scrapbooking materials such as washi tape. Reason why is because I am ordering my very first Erin Condren Life Planner for my birthday next month. I feel like if I can make something pretty for what I need to do that I am more likely to follow it. With all my assignments due and tests/exams plus getting back into working out I want to track it better than I have been. Washi tape is totally a must.

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Mochi!

Here is Mochi with we are pretty sure his new best friend Arthas. Mochi is completely litter trained so when we are home his cage is always open and he has free reign of the whole house.

Of course this is a shot of Mochi's cage before we got him. There is flooring on the second level at the back now and boxes inside the holes. There is a blanket over the top as well because he figured out how to escape so we had to stop that. 

This little guy is an adventure but he is amazing. I have MANY pics on my instagram so if you are interested follow me there!

Well I have to run get back to my History essay!


Until next time. ありがとうございます!

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September 28, 2014

Babies!

I would like to introduce you to the new member of my household and my baby! This is Mochi he is a black tort holland lop rabbit. He was 8 weeks old on Wednesday and we got him yesterday! I have been learning his patterns and rearranging things to his liking for the last day. He isn't timid at all, loves my dogs and doesn't spend a lot of time hiding which is surprising because most rabbits are very cautious about their surroundings. I will be updating more and showing you his cage and how we built it in the future as I am running short on time today but I wanted to introduce him and show you all a picture!!

Until next time. ありがとうございます!

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September 04, 2014

New Adventures

So as I have mentioned before I started school on Wednesday Sept 3rd. Everyone back home in Ontario thought this was weird as we always started school the day after labor day, but not here in little Prince Edward Island, always have to be different! I was quite nervous I'm not going to lie, a little too much to the point where I was feeling very sick the morning of my first classes. 

All my class are held in a very old beautiful building that I've heard lots of people call creepy. I love it though, it reminds me of a all girls school building, very historic. This building being old has its up and downs, yes it is beautiful but it is very hot inside. Extremely hot. Now I'm not a tiny person by any means and when you put me up four floors in a very hot building it's not pretty. Sadly. I was not comfortable in my first class which didn't help my nerves at all. I have an issue where I think everyone is judging me which is one of the reasons why I was so scared to go back to school. To make matters even worse, this is the History floor, my major which means a ton more classes will be held in this hot, sticky, uncomfortable building. Luckily this class is less then an hour long, so it's not that terrible. I'm hoping to start some sort of an exercise/workout thing to help with my weight issue and that should help with the always being hot issue. Maybe, hopefully!

So this year I am taking a full course load which means five class for a regular bachelor of arts. Mind you if you were in the nursing part you take many more, but I'm not. Since my major is History the majority of my classes will have to do with that. I am also minoring in Asian studies. I was actually quite happy when I found out that was actually a thing. It's too bad that you can't major in it. So because this is my first year and most Universities would rather you have a "General" first year that way if you decide to change your major you aren't locked in right off the bat, so I have a bit of a variety.

First Semester consists of Canadian History pre-confederation, Chinese, Math, Psychology and Sociology. Now when I originally went to go and sign up for my classes there was other ones that were suppose to be picked but at the last minute were change. For example I was suppose to be taking Japanese instead of Chinese but the teacher had to go back to Japan and it was changed to Chinese, I was also hoping to drop psychology and pick up more Asian study course but none were offered for the first semester and I ended up with not only psychology but sociology too. And even further on a down not my sociology class is 3 hours long every Friday afternoon. -_-;;

Second semester consists of Canadian History post-confederation, Asian studies, Writing studies, Psychology 102 and Sociology 102. I seriously just realized I'm taking the second part of these courses as well, well that's a bummer. Oh well moving on.

I've been super exhausted as well. I was so use to being able to sleep in until whenever I wanted to and going to bed around 4am, because I only ever worked weekends. So switching my routine at the last minute to bed early and up at 7am every morning has been a hard task. I should have slowly moved myself into it but I just couldn't get myself out of bed early when I didn't have anywhere to be. 

So plus side in all this is I get to quit my job. I luckily got enough in student loans to cover my rent for the entire term, and since I plan on attending school during the summer as well I will continue to get student loans until I am done school. I am hoping that this mean I will be able to continue dedicated 100% of my time towards my learning. It's a long shot but I do hope to try and graduate with honors. If only right?

Just a side note, I've had a few people say they were envious of the fact that I get to attend school, I mean sure it may feel good to have people jealous of you but not really. I worked really hard to be able to do this and gave up a lot as well. I moved 20 hours away from everything I know, we lost a lot. I have a very hard road ahead of me but this is what I've been trying to work towards. I have a set plan and a goal/dream that I'm working towards. Anyone can do this, you just have to work for it. It took a very long time to get to this point, I mean hell look at me I'm 27 and just started my first year of University, I should have done this 9 years ago. People should be envious of those who stayed in high school did the right thing and went straight to University right after. I didn't do that, I took the long route, stupidly and had a lot of hard times. I would rather people be proud of everything I'm doing and see all the hard work that has gone into being able to attend school then be envious as if it fell in my lap out of luck. 


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So today Adam and I were able to buy more pieces for the rabbit cage we are building. If you didn't know (I'm not sure if I mentioned) but we are getting a baby rabbit at the end of the month. I've wanted one ever since I had one a long time ago and I was able to find some newly born bunnies a little while ago. They are currently only 4 weeks old so we will have the little bun when he is 8 weeks old. He already has a name which a lovely friend of mine thought of and I just fell in love with - Suki. He is a black tort holland lop and was the only one of the 5 that were born black tort, like his father. We are building a cage with wire shelving wood and laminate. I will be sure to take pictures and post the process. I will also be sure to make a post on Suki when I get him! I am super excited to bring him home. It will be interesting to see how my dogs will react to him, but he will be well protected and well loved. 
Until next time. ありがとうございます!

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August 30, 2014

O-week


I start at the University of PEI on Wednesday which is super exciting and nerve-racking as well.  I honestly never thought I would ever get the chance to attend University as I dropped out of high school when I was young, I just couldn't stick with it. I was too busy worrying about what other people thought of me then about my future. Also I was a teenager and of course what I thought was best, not what other people told me. I don't think the whole thing will kick in until the first class that I will be in on Wednesday. Canadian History the start of many history classes. I am working towards a Bachelor of Arts in History with a minor in Asian studies. I will be getting my second Bachelor in Education in the last year of University. I honestly think that if I had finished high school and went to University right after I wouldn't have appreciated it as much as I know I will now. I also probably would have ended up majoring in something I wasn't interested in because it took a long time to figure out what I truly wanted to do. Being a ESL teacher was always in the back of my mind but I never thought it was possible. UPEI is giving me that possibility and I plan on putting in as much effort as I can towards my goal, my dreams.

So today marks the start of O-week at UPEI. O-week stands for Orientation week for all the new students attending University. This means tons of activities, tons of new faces, and people to meet. Tons of new things being thrown at us. And tons of new adventures and advice to help us get that start we need. I may have slept in longer than I should have this morning but I eventually made my over to UPEI to put up my o-week pack. Adam came with me because like I had said I was pretty nervous and it was nice to have him there with me. I also got some information about possibly doing my last year of University abroad in Japan. That would be completely amazing. 

The packs that we got were full of goodies (excuse my terrible pictures I think my camera is dying on my phone sadly)

The bag they all came in

Some of the items in back, The o-week pack, a water bottle, o-week t-shirt and bandana. Mine is blue because I was on the Blue team. Would have been awesome to be on the orange team though haha.

Inside the -pack was lots of items! We have from left to right, top to bottom. Purex laundry detergent, purex crystals laundry enhancer, tresemme travel size conditioner, Velveeta mac and cheese, KD mac and cheese, Raspberry rain skintimate shaving cream, Dial hand lotion, Blistex in raspberry lemonade, Biore pore strip, Nescafe 3-1 coffee sticks, A shaver, Skittles, Trojan Condom, calamari and tzatziki chips, three pack of shampoo, conditioner and smoothing creme, vanilla almond tea, 5 react gym pack, and a sucker.
There were also many papers included about our health plans and so on that aren't pictured.

So my first class is Canadian History at 8:30 am on Wednesday. All my classes except for two are all held in this beautiful old historic building. It is so creepy but beautiful all at the same time. It is also the main building an only a 5 minute walk from my house so that will be pretty easy to get to every morning! I have so many new things coming this month, I can't wait to write about it all and keep everyone who is interested updated!

Until next time - ありがとうございます!

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August 29, 2014

Tall Ships

The tall ships were docked in Charlottetown this week. It was amazing to see such beautiful well maintained old style ships face to face. I am such a History loving person the whole thing was just so exciting. I took many pictures of the ships, random bits of each ship and the water. Enjoy!



























I have also picked out a new pet to join us in our home, a bunny! We have already named it and working very hard to set up a cage that we are building from scratch. We don't think out little black tort holland lop until the end of Sept but I am super excited.
I start school on Wednesday Sept 3rd as well which is very exciting but I am also VERY nervous!
Until next time - ありがとうございます!
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August 21, 2014

Gone.

I have removed my previous post. I will be leaving those kinds of posts to a private journal I made on another website, people that follow me here are welcome to follow me there, I will give you the link in a pm on facebook. If you can't pm me on facebook then you can't follow, sorry. I trust no one when it comes to information getting back to my family.

 For those of you not involved with the current situation with my lack of love and understanding from my family I'm sorry. But thank you for following, reading and commenting. New reviews coming soon!


Until next time - ありがとうございます!
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July 24, 2014

Reviews!

As it rains outside I figured I would do my two major reviews today, both things I am absolutely inlove with. I am not being sponsored in anyway for either reviews these are honest and true opinions. Lets kick off with a great book!

  The Maze Runner


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Product Description from Amazon

If you ain’t scared, you ain’t human. When Thomas wakes up in the lift, the only thing he can remember is his name. He’s surrounded by strangers—boys whose memories are also gone. Nice to meet ya, shank. Welcome to the Glade. Outside the towering stone walls that surround the Glade is a limitless, ever-changing maze. It’s the only way out—and no one’s ever made it through alive. Everything is going to change. Then a girl arrives. The first girl ever. And the message she delivers is terrifying. Remember. Survive. Run.

Oh man was this book good. I finished it in only a couple days, which says a lot considering I was working a lot during that time. I recently found out that I am more likely to pick up about based around a dystopia type atmosphere.

Dystopia
an imagined place or state in which everything is unpleasant or bad, typically a totalitarian or environmentally degraded one.

For example books like Hunger Games or Divergent. If you enjoyed those books then Maze Runner is right up your alley. Just like the description the book revolves around a boy named Thomas who is thrown into a giant Maze with a bunch of other boys but doesn't know who he is or why he is there and most importantly how to get out. I sadly can't say too much without giving too much of the book away I just suggest that you pick it up and give it a read. I have already dove head first into the second of the trilogy and am eating that one up just as fast as the first. This book is also being made into a movie [surprise surprise] set to be released in Sept 2014. Although I'm sure it won't be as good as the book because they never are I am quite excited for it.

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Jamberry Nails!!!

The story of Jamberry Nails begins with three sisters who possess distinct personal tastes, but share a love for style. After an expensive afternoon together at the nail salon, Lyndsey, Christy and Keri vowed to find a simpler, more cost effective way to keep their hands looking polished, while still spending time together. After lots of trial and error, the proprietary nail wraps of Jamberry Nails launched in late 2010. The DIY, at-home application and incredible variety of designs caught on quickly and sales soared. A new era of nail art was born. Gone are the days of nails that chip and flake after only a few days! Gone are the days of the single colored manicure. Gone are the mani/pedis that take all afternoon and most of your cash too! Jamberry nail wraps arm you with style and confidence while demanding very little of your time or money.

That's right ladies, an inexpensive vinyl nail wrap that actually looks AMAZING and stays a long time. No more wasting money on terrible acrylic or gel nails or watching your freshly painted nails chip. How about NO DRY TIME! 
I got these in the mail yesterday after ordering them during a party that my friends mom was holding only a week ago [to Canada the shipping was super fast! and cheap!] I was so excited to try them out. I was a little scared about the application process because I didn't want to wreck them at all but it was super easy. Find the size that fits your nail, cut it down, heat, apply and file away the extra. It was so easy. I am not a girly girl at all and I also hate sitting there trying to [failing to] paint my nails, for them only to chip within a couple hours because I am CONSTANTLY on my computer typing away. I was able to apply these wraps and console my dog half way through because of the fireworks outside and not worry about things getting wrecked. I have completely fallen in love with them! 
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These were the wraps that I ordered using the buy three get one free!
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This was the amazing and beautiful finished product. 

For those who are interested you can check them out/purchase them HERE


Until next time - ありがとうございます!
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July 22, 2014

Birthday

July 18th was Adam's birthday, we had planned to do a lot that day but a terrible phone call from the labour board put the whole thing to a halt. [for those of you who don't know I am currently fighting a past employer with help from the labour board.] Instead we just spent the day together, having lunch out at an expensive restaurant and dinner with his family.


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That morning I had decided to try something that I had learned watching Alli Speed's youtube on turning your old curling iron into a curling wand by removing the clip. [CLICK HERE TO WATCH] Stupid me never thought of doing this before even though it seemed very simple and was quite easy to do. I could NEVER for the life of me figure out how to curl my hair with the iron and clip but as soon as it was removed it was a whole new ball game. The wand was so much easier to use!

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The Merchantman Pub

We decided for lunch we were going to try somewhere that we had never been before, didn't really care about the price since it was Adam's birthday. Downtown Charlottetown we found the Merchantman Pub, coffee house atmosphere, expensive fish and chips restaurant.

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I actually really liked the way the place was decorated, plus huge orange benches for seating. I love orange, and it's never used enough. I of course ordered fish and chips, while Adam ordered the Merchantman burger. 
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The food was great, their was A LOT of it and ended up leaving about half of it. For the price that it was I don't think I would be going back any time soon but it's a great place for special occasions.

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For his birthday Adam got quite a few things. A couple first person shooters for his xbox one including C.O.D, which he plays with his friend every weekend while they drink. He also got a BBQ from my parents which we are loving, we have had dinner by BBQ every single night since we got it. This is the first time I've never owned one myself so we are taking full advantage of it.
First dinner I cooked on a BBQ, I'm quite proud of myself.

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Adam also got a Surface Pro 3. This thing is amazing, little laptop tablet thing with detachable keyboard. Everything is done through magnets so the keyboard just snaps itself on as well as the charging cable. I love it and pretty sure I use it more then he does. I would love to have one for school but for the price of $1300 not going to happen.

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I finished another book, The Maze Runner. I will be putting up my thoughts on it in my next blog post, have started the second book in the series already. I am quite enjoying the ease of my Kindle paper white to read my books off of. I love real books but some of them are heavy and bulky. #firstworldproblems. I have so much time now that I don't play MMO's anymore [which I miss a lot], I stopped so that when school started I would be able to focus on that 100% instead of wasting so much time gaming. ALTHOUGH I still play Hearthstone and if you like card based games I HIGHLY suggest you try it out. Especially because they recently released Naxx for it. The reason I like this so much is it's not time consuming. I can play when I have time and I'm not far behind everyone else.

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I've also been debating on cutting and dying my hair. I was hoping that if I didn't have to maintain a job while I attend school I was going to have fun with the colour of my hair one last time. I was thinking pale purple or maybe bright red, but that is yet to be determined. I do want to cut my hair though, maybe to my shoulders. This summer is especially hot and with long hair it's quite painful. I find that my hair spends most of the time up in a ponytail or in a tightly wrapped bun because of it's length. I feel that if I cut it to shoulder length or shorter I may get more use out of it. My hair is like my security blanket, it takes a lot for me to agree to cut it.  

One last thing before I go, Today is one of my really good friend's daughters first birthday. Although she has been dreading this day because it means that so much time has gone by and her baby girl is getting older today is a special day. I still can't believe that Misty is a mom to a one year old little own a mom at all. I still remember talking to you on livejournal, meeting up with you at the movies and sleepovers all the time. I am so proud of everything you have done for your little girl and so happy for you. I couldn't see myself taking care of a child and you have done so well! Big milestones still to come but I'd say this is quite a big one as well. Happy FIRST birthday Brynn! You are one lucky, beautiful little girl. 
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For those mama's out there you can check out Misty's amazing blog and even participate in her giveaways she is doing for Brynn's first birthday HERE
I will do more of a review on Misty's blog in another post.

Well that's it for now, hope you all are having an EXCELLENT day. Until next time.
ありがとうございます!
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