weekend haul + what i've been up to

guess what i'm blogging from!
drum roll please....

my new labtop! mhmmmm my brand new Toshiba labtop.
<3 <3 <3 <3 <3

also bought more stuff (:

left to right: neutrogena oil-free moisture, aveeno positively nourishing moisture conditioner, olay refreshing toner, aveeno daily moisturizing lotion, veet wax stips, ardene key chain, ardene beauty lip gloss
front: ardene key chain, olay total effects body wash, neutrogena lip moisturizer
reviews yet to come!

the crystal butterfly keychain from ardenes, they were having a sale and it was only $3!

second keychain, also $3!

last last last wednesday i went to the paralympics curling event, it was so great ot see so much vancouver pride and so many people come out to support our athletes!

a lot of people were already there when we arrived and we were 20 minutes early.

honestly i didn't pay that much attention to the game (i really don't understand curling, your supposed to get the "stone" in the circle right? but in the first round everyone's stone was like a meter away from the circle...)
we did win in the end (wooot!) and thanks to vancouver's bipolar weather on the way back home, through the sun and rain, there was a rainbow!

i'm really starting to get this back together and i've realized how much better you feel when you do everything you need to do instead of the things you want to do.

i used to go by "if your not living in the moment your not living at all" but the truth is living in a moment can mean your not living in the next. enjoy the present but don't let it destroy the future. i don't want the future me to have regrets and wish that i had lived differently. if your life flashes before your eyes before you die i want to love what i see and be able to let go knowing i've lived a wholesome life, like the old cliché, i want to feel that i've lived life to the fullest.

i'm getting busy again >.< i really want to do well this term and change from my past laziness, i've lost so much because i didn't put an effort into it. but i'm taking a mini break before going back to working on the mock trial to help myself feel a little more open with the pictures i took of aberdeen center! ah the memories of holiday shopping and daiso. its been such a long time since i've been in richmond.
eyecandy for you<3

the interior design is very nice (:

lots of shops! their merchandise is quite similar though.

oooh pretty

so cute!

one of my favourite shops!

&now back to work! this was just a short hello (:

neutrogena ultimate sport spf 45

Active Ingredients: Avobenzone (3%), Homosalate (10%), Octisalate (5%), Octocrylene (4%), Oxybenzone (5%)

Inactive Ingredients: Water, Silica, Adipic Acid/Diethylene Glycol/Glycerin Crosspolymer, Ethylhexylglycerin, Diethylhexyl 2 6 Naphthalate, Bisabolol, Glycerin, Artemia Extract, Saccharomyces Zinc Ferment, Saccharomyces Potassium Ferment, Saccharomyces Magnesium Ferment, Saccharomyces Calcium Ferment, Saccharomyces Sodium Ferment, BHT, Cyclopentasiloxane, Acrylates/Dimethicone Copolymer, Acrylates C10 30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Disodium EDTA, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG 100 Stearate, Beeswax (Apis Mellifera), Benzyl Alcohol, Methylisothiazolinone, Methylparaben, Ethylparaben, Propylparaben, Fragrance

neutrogena ultimate sport sunscreen lotion spf 45 with Helioplex®
Broad Spectrum UVA-UVB -- photostable
Defend, Restore, Recharge
Breathable, Clean feel

#1 Dermatologist Recommended Suncare

When you play hard and sweat hard under the sun, your skin becomes imbalanced and more susceptible to damage. Neutrogena® Ultimate Sport™ Sunblock is the first sunblock to contain patented Helioplex® technology to strengthen skin's own defense against UV rays and an electrolyte complex to help nourish and restore skin balance. strong defense for healthy skin.
* Ultra sweatproof, waterproof
* Won't clog pores or cause breakouts
* Oil free & PABA free

overall rating: 10/10!
so far this is my favourite sunscreen! it doesn't have typical "sunscreen smell" and smells pleasant. sunscreens with high spfs tend to have extremely thick and greasy formulas but this was as lightweight and absorbed as quickly as regular moisturizer. It didn't break me out and i haven't noticed any major problems with it. the packaging is fine, however the surface is reflective so i'd advise to keep it away from the sun if your bringing it to the beach as it would probably get hot very quickly but other then that the flip top is easy to open and getting out the right amount is quick and clean. it also didn't leave a white film on my skin and it does its job, i don't tan even when i'm swimming under the sun(:


Nothing is impossible.
The word itself says 'I'm possible.'
~Audrey Hepburn

late on posting this but the cherry blossoms have bloomed! the trees that have been bare for the last past three months are now stunningly decorated with soft pink blossoms

i loove pink

in heaven<3

get a look at my neighborhood!

every spring in vancouver this is the first thing i look forward to! when i was a kid my friends and i used to through sticks at the trees (shhh) so a shower of petals would fall and we'd try and catch as many as possible and make a wish!

feeling a lot brighter after making this post^^ will sleep early today~

edit: new 2ne1 mv!

got these pics from catalina's blog, they all look so goregous! the makeup, the quirky fashion, the dancing starwars robots, the song, is love<3 gaaah *drools*

benefit her glossiness

left shade: my people your people right shade: didn't hear it from me
(the colours are a bit lighter and more pink in real life)

overall rating: 7.5/10
benefit isn't known for their lipglosses but i picked this up because packaging was so cute! the first thing i noticed was the smell, strong, very sweet and slightly fruity, like a victoria's secret body lotion mixed with old lady perfume. all in all, not a very appealing scent. on a different note, both colours are sheer but "didn't hear it from me" does add a touch of pink. it lasted through the day and wasn't sticky, instead it felt very smooth on my lips and not uncomfortable at all (: other then the smell its a i think its a good lip gloss but if you decide not to get it you wont be missing out on a lot.

& last day of spring break!

in two days its back to classes as opposed to very educational window shopping and internet surfing. spring break 2010 comes to a close ):

money money money

i just read about the gifts Catalina received from her blog followers and i am so happy that there are so many generous and good-willed people out there. you know with the way the media portrays the world and society you'd think there's no good in it and everyone's shallow, selfish, greedy and an overall bad person. the media should reflect reality, but instead it selects what i wants to show. its not fiction but its not the whole truth. they'll show you one angle and act as if the others arn't there.

everything has become a business, a industry made for the reason of earning money. its not reporting news, its selling news. when i watched movies when i was little i was always amazing by the wide variety of stories they told but now when i watch the same movies as an older person i see that the conflicts and stories all rolve around the same things. all the bad guys are after money, in fact the biggest chunk of the main conflicts are about money! there is so much more to the world then money and i think its pretty pathetic that the entire industry can't think of a story that's not about it. the main reason that i like the joker in the dark knight is that he's one of the few superhero villains that are not after money, he has just been through so much chaos that he has become chaos. like dr. oz in spiderman 2, both are villains that are actually real characters that stand out among the cheap conflict blocks that many writers throw in, in attempt to keep their stories interesting. its the reason i dislike the creating of voldemort in the harry potter series, he's bad because he was born bad. his father was bad, his whole family was bad so he's going to be the baddest. he did not grow up bullied, but he was abandoned.

i'm really glad the worldwide media has changed their angles on the vancouver 2010 olympics, i was going to be very particular and harsh on judging the upcoming london and sochi olympics due to the way they've been treating us but i will take their change in heart as an apology and be a forgiving person

forgive but never forget

official goodbye to the olympics post still coming up but i'm feeling kind of sick atm. i've mainly stayed home for my spring break so far ): i have gone out though, i went for a walk this morning and i bought 2 my beauty diary paper masks sets!

both have ten masks each

red wine masks

aloe masks

haven't tried them yet but i will soon! i've heard a lot of great things about them(:

last words
don't foolishly follow what other want you to believe. remember that unless you were there, unless you lived it, you would be unfair to judge


In the house I grew up in, my room in the basement, the hours turning into years we spent.
Remember Chris in the backyard, laughing so damn hard and no one knew why.

But the rest if forgotten behind me.
Sometimes it reminds me of when we, we used to belong here.

Every memory comes on when I hear that old song that we used to sing with the words all wrong.
I remember the faces and familiar places.
And I sing along, but Acadia is gone.

Ran out of gas on the highway, we walked there and I gave drunken speeches on the sobriety.
Now we've all moved away and somehow became men, but I remember where it began.

Forgotten behind me.
Sometimes it reminds me of when we, we used to belong here.

Every memory comes on when I hear that old song that we used to sing with the words all wrong.
I remember the faces and familiar places.
And I sing along, but Acadia is gone

Oh, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa. whoa, whoa, oh-e-oh, ah, ah.

Remember when 1712 Acadia road fell and they tore the house down.

Every memory comes on when I hear that old song that we used to sing with the words all wrong.
I remember the faces and familiar places.
And I sing along, but Acadia is gone.

Remember, behind me.
Sometimes it reminds me (Acadia is gone.)
Remember, behind me.
Sometimes it reminds me (In the house I grew up in.)
Remember, behind me (Remember the faces.)
Sometimes it reminds me (Somehow we became men.)
Remember, behind me.
Sometimes it reminds me (We used to belong here.)
Acadia is, Acadia is gone.
Acadia - Mariana Trench

i am in complete utter exhaustion, the end of term panic has reached me again and i become more of myself then i have been for so long. 2010 has already become everything i've hoped for. i'm not living as i did in 2009, and i've returned to who i am at my best. this weekend was once again spent downtown (instead of studying like a good girl) celebrating the last of the Olympics, a proper follow-up post is on the way, i have never been more proud of being a canadian. i must say before the games came here to vancouver, i really didn't consider myself "canadian". vancouver is so much like the US, except we have great bands like Faber Drive, Mariana Trench and hedley which do not sell their albums internationally, and is filled with so much east asian culture it was considered a "canadian city" only in name to me. but now, its canada all the way! i was so sad when i realized that they really were ending but the closing ceremonies gave an amazing proper farewell that left me with hope instead of sadness. our athletes won 14 gold metals, the most in the history of the winter olympics, through hard work and ambition. the future, which seemed so scary to me, then became more hopeful. it made me believe that hard work will create success, and that it is possible to achieve and become what i want to be. these were more then games to the people who were playing them and to the spectators that watched them. and all of it, happened within 10km of me, in the city i've grown up in. in the city i'm growning in now.