Fantastic Wrap-up of the Week to a SPECIAL Weekend ! :)

Now this is what I’m talking about! 2014, just with this week, you’ve already beaten my entire 2013!

This week was not eventful, well, the beginning at least. In fact, the last two weeks have been really a constant of me saying that I’m busy, stressed, tired.  I promised I’d reveal everything when its all finalized.

BUT, before that reveal, lets get on with the smaller awesome stuff.  We’ll build up to that a little and it actually matches up perfectly with this weekend because its a special day tomorrow and I’m thinking of something special to do, that I haven’t quite decided on just yet.

This post will be possibly long but it’ll be happy and positive and all sorts of happy wonderful things 🙂

5) I got my new watch that I bought on Boxing Day sale from Beyond the Rack.

Ice Watch

Its the first time I’ve done any business with Beyond the Rack and let me tell you, I am very satisfied.  I got this before the estimated delivery so that makes it so much more awesome. And well, I’m also satisfied with Canada Post who delivered this package last night at 7pm or something. Lovely light and comfortable watch 🙂 I haven’t had one of those in a while.  My watch is also my cellphone.  I’m all for multi-functional items but sometimes, its really easier to check the time instead of whipping out my smart phone.

4) Did I tell you I’m being maid of honor for a long time good friend’s wedding in March? If I have, I’m sorry.  Yesterday, I also tried on my dress for that event.  I think there’s still a few touch ups on the dress itself but overall, the dress is beautiful.  As for me, I need to polish those workout goals a little especially in the upper body.  No pictures for this one until the day of.  This links to my Facebook and I’m sure she wants that to be a surprise for everyone.

Which is also to say that tomorrow, they invited me to go with the couple to the bridal show.  I’ve never been to a bridal show and it sounds pretty fun.  I, myself, am not having those gigantic weddings but the one thing I did make my boyfriend promise me when we get married is that I get to have a pretty white dress and get a nice wedding photography session.

I want this dress if I were to get married! ;)

I want this dress if I were to get married! 😉

Anyways, it seems like there are already two weddings coming up this year.  What can I say…we’re coming to that age, right?

3) Its not so great that my TESL course is possibly going to expire soon, like in a week and I’m SUPER behind.  I have been getting my act together and working late nights studying and studying.  That also explains the slowing down in posts.  However, I do enjoy that pace.  BUT, thats not the point.  I study with either music or a movie playing in the background, which also means I can’t watch something new. I went back and got back into a few of my faves.  I figured that I’d add that in here and put some feel good musical scenes to give you a reading break.

EASY A (review coming up)

BRIDESMAIDS (review coming up)



I’m starting to admit that I do like Zac Efron quite a bit but you know, I really like this guy even in his first little role in OC back in my high school days.

Cam Gigandet

Cam Gigandet

Cam Gigandet is just so handsome and charming.  *sigh* I like him so much!

As I’m typing up this post, I’m tortured with desire to reveal why this weekend is special and I’m thinking maybe since this is such a huge post, I’ll just do something short tomorrow and cut to the chase.

2) The runner up of good stuff is TRANQUIL DREAMS 3RD BLOGVERSARY.  Its roughly around this time.  I’ll do a brief explanation in tomorrow’s post.  I just need a few moments to figure out what to do tomorrow to give proper thanks to all of you! 🙂 For once, I remembered it right on time which makes me quite happy.

1) Now, for the big reveal of what I’ve been being all secretive and busy with.  I guess from up there, you’ve deducted that I’m NOT getting married.  My boyfriend and I figured since we weren’t doing something huge, we’d skip ahead and back in early December we got ourselves a very awesome real estate agent which happens to also be a friend and started house shopping.  Fast forward now to 2 weekends ago, we got to see two houses that we really liked and the reality of it was we liked both a lot too.  However, we did make our choice and that leads to this paperwork that I had posted for a previous challenge.


And last weekend, I had my home inspection cleared and got myself a very thick report of little things we have to do when we move in.

Inspection report

Inspection report

And why am I only saying it now? Because our mortgage just got approved on Wednesday and well, there was really no other type of post to go up to talk about it but in my personal one 🙂 No pictures of my house of course since move in is not for another 3 months or so.  Lots of planning though and my brain is already working on what to do next. Actual DIY projects start after my TESL is done next week.  Maybe I’ll post about it 🙂 You know, interior decor, crafts, and that sort of thing…what do you think?

So thats my big news! I’m a home owner! 🙂 WOOHOO! The next step in life!

How about that? Doesn’t 2014 already feel better? Things are looking up!

I’ll be back with a little post tomorrow but for now: I gotta get back to work on my TESL.

Happy Saturday! 🙂

Breaking Emotions Blogathon: Awkward

breaking emotions blogathon

Last week, Mettel Ray announced that she was going to host a second blogathon. Last year my involvement in movies was really limited but she held a very impressive one.  After reading through this year’s, I decided to give it a shot.  Starting this week and for the next 3 weeks, she will post up 2 emotions where we get to pick our most memorable 3 scenes each (if we pick both emotions) and 5 scenes (if we pick one emotion) to post in whichever way we want.  Sounds like a reasonable task 🙂

This Monday, she initiated the blogathon with FEAR & AWKWARD.  If you want to see the full description, check it out HERE, maybe you want to join in the fun!

I was going to choose the 3 scenes for each emotion but then FEAR and midnight searches didn’t go too well for me.  I couldn’t even bear opening the sound so I ended up staring at my movie collection and thinking up two more scenes to fill up the AWKWARD emotion 🙂

AWKWARD is an interesting emotion to use, since Mettel says that it can be either funny and embarrassing for the character or ridiculous. When you look at it that way, then it becomes a bit harder.  Although, my life is surrounded by lots of chick flicks so there’s a good amount of them, just need to decide which makes the cut for “most memorable”.

1. Bridesmaids –> Airplane scene

Since Mettel already used the pooping in the street as the example, I had to find another scene from Bridesmaids since its full of ridiculous and funny awkward moments.  The airplane scene was one where I found was funny awkward but so very awkward for Annie (Kristen Wiig).

2. Easy A –> Olive’s Fake Sex with Brandon

Olive having fake sex with Brandon has to be one of my favorite parts in Easy A (although I do love the movie to bits).  Its a part I find crazy hilarious.  I don’t know who I find its more embarrassing for though, Brandon unsuccessful making noises and saying inappropriate comments during fake sex or that Olive (Emma Stone) has to engage into this activity.

3. She’s the Man –>” I get really bad nose bleeds”

Tampons up your nose. Enough said.  LOL!

4. Hairspray –> “I’m a bad bad girl who needs to be punished”

Imagine doing this extremely embarrassing thing in front of the guy you’ve been crushing on for ages.  DEFINITELY awkward!

5. Sixteen Candles –> Grandma Helen and Grandpa Fred (video from 0:00 – 1:00)

I don’t know how close grandparents are supposed to be after you are after 12 years old (or maybe even 10) but being smothered from grandpa like that is already on weird territory and then getting felt up by grandma is just a huge no-no.  We may not have felt the scene but it has embarrassing all over it.  Thank goodness it was at home, right?

That about wraps it up for my most memorable scenes.  I probably have a good dozen rumbling about in my brain but these were the first that came to me 🙂

Thanks to Mettel for organizing this and for coming up with this great emotion. I had a fun time reliving these hilarious movie moments.  Can’t wait to see what is going to be next week’s emotions! 🙂

She’s  totally awesome to go on over and check her out and I urge you to join in! It’ll be lots of fun, I guarantee it! 😉

Bridesmaids & Weddings!

I’ve been talking about being a bridesmaids at my friend’s wedding for the past month over abundantly.  I was extremely honored to have the opportunity to be a bridesmaids for her.  Its hard to come by friends after we get out of high school or college and we met at my old workplace and we’ve all kept in touch since then.  Its been a an amazing 5 years of friendship and honestly sometimes, these girls (the bride and the other bridesmaids) know more about my life than even my best friends.  Its something remarkable in my mind and I confide in them so I was extremely happy to just be part of this and help out as best I could.

Just a note that the bride has specifically asked me and everyone else taking pictures to not blog/facebook about the wedding pictures with guests and herself and the groom so other than myself, I am off limits to everyone else.

One of the many game props

One of the many game props

We did the whole planning of the games between me and the other “sisters” (aka bridesmaids) and helped arrange it as it came for the groom and his groomsmen when they arrived to pick up the bride.  It started with the red envelope bargain and then we hoped into some funny games for not compensating us enough.  He had to prove that he was worthy with his love, his strength, courage, dancing skills, design, etc.  Time definitely flew by. Of course, we tried to keep it all on schedule,which it was luckily with little switching around.

Our corsage

Our corsage

After picking up the bride, we had to all move to the groom’s family to do their tea ceremony first.  Its Chinese tradition to do the tea ceremony and its the right way to do it at both the bride’s and groom’s family’s house.  It made for some commuting but it was well worth the experience.

Red envelope from the bride's family to the couple for blessings

Red envelope from the bride’s family to the couple for blessings

For lunch at noon, the bride’s mom and her friends arranged a HUGE potluck for everyone and it was amazing.  There was one dish that almost burned my tongue and it was so spicy I just couldn’t handle it even being in my mouth and I gulped down probably half a bottle of water afterwards.  Everything else was super delicious. 🙂


My lunch plate

We also managed to sit and chat for a bit before the bouquet toss and heading over to the couple’s house for the actual ceremony with the celebrant and to wrap up some decorations before the actual ceremony.



Outside decorations

Outside decorations

Party favor

Party favor

Helping to fix up the bride's hair before the ceremony

Helping to fix up the bride’s hair before the ceremony

The bride's bouquet

The bride’s bouquet

After the ceremony, we had time for some photo shooting and for the bride to change into her evening dress.  Then, we were off to dinner at Gibby’s, a restaurant in Old Montreal.  At Gibby’s, we managed to split the money we got from the red envelope bargain.

Canadian dollars and...5 cents Canadian Tire Money and yes, 10000 Won (Korean dollars)

Canadian dollars and…5 cents Canadian Tire Money and yes, 10000 Won (Korean dollars)

We had personalized wedding menus which was mega cool!



Now, I know you all are excited as to what I ordered and its a huge meal that I felt like I was bursting out of my dress at the end of the night!

Appetizer: Smoked Salmon

Appetizer: Smoked Salmon

Lemon Sherbet

Lemon Sherbet


Petit Filet Mignon (9oz) with Baked Potato

Petit Filet Mignon (9oz) with Baked Potato

Wedding Cake

Wedding Cake


Dessert: Sherbet Trio (Raspberry, Strawberry, Blueberry)

Dessert: Sherbet Trio (Raspberry, Strawberry, Blueberry)

Green Tea to end the meal and help digest!

Green Tea to end the meal and help digest!

That was my friend’s wedding night! But before I let you go, maybe you’d like to see how satisfied I am with the turnout of me as a bridesmaids in a wonderful lilac dress 🙂


I’m rather pleased with it but still, its a good motivator now for working even harder 🙂

The wedding went great and it was a fantastic day!!! I wish my friend and her husband all the best in their future life and lots and lots of happiness!