Slavia Field School in Drawsko, Poland! Gahh!

Hey everyone! Yes, it’s me. It’s been a very long time since I last posted – school got very busy and I kept putting this blog on hiatus. Since I love adventures, I thought I’d start this post with my recent adventure in Drawsko, Poland where I got credit at U of T! Over this…

Lunar Fair at Fo Guang Shan Temple in Mississauaga

Happy Lunar New Year! Gong Xi Fa Cai! Gung Hei Faat Choy! I was volunteering at Fo Guang Shan’s Lunar Fair on Saturday and it was a great success. I was also there last night for the First Incense Offering and there were TONS of people everywhere! I feel so honored to have had the…

Fo Guang Shan Buddha Memorial Hall – I have photos!!!

So the Buddha Memorial Hall is finally complete! I remember when I was there last year during construction and you can already tell that it was going to be AMAZING! It was HUGE and despite covered in dust, it was beautiful. I had the opportunity to meet Venerable Master Hsing Yun, founder of the Fo…

Spring Festival – What are you doing this Chinese New Year?

It’s almost Chinese New Year everyone!!! The time to eat lots of candy, sweets, and other yummy delights only available during the Chinese New Year also known as the Spring Festival. And don’t forget, the red money packet that we all beg for, haha! Yep, for those who don’t know – it’s a Chinese tradition…

Archaeology – It’s the Bog Bodies!

I LOVE archaeology and I LOVE mummies even more. There, I said it. Every time I talk about mummies (and I mean I could go on and on about the topic), my friends and especially my mom, would give me a look of distaste. Like, “Ew”, they would say. “How can you like dead people?”…

Yoga Anyone?

Happy New Year everyone! Hope everyone had a wonderful, stress-free and hopefully fat-free holiday!! I had to work over the holidays unfortunately – but at least I made some money towards tuition! 😛 You know, I’ve always been a fan of exercise and sports – especially Wing Chun and Wushu martial arts! (Psst, I’m in…

Happy Holidays!!

Hey there everyone!! Only four more days before Christmas, have you finished all your shopping yet?? Hope you all had fun pushing and shoving your way to the cashiers while maintaining your awesome poise. 😉 I, on the other hand, decided it would be in my best interest to shop online this year so, yes,…

DWC Volunteer Trip in Cambodia – July 07-21, 2012

Hello everyone! The weather is getting cold, snow is falling, and Christmas is almost here – can you believe it?? Not to mention the seasonal flu going around – luckily I’ve only got a runny nose and a little cough. Hope everyone is staying warm out there! All this winter talk is making me think…

Remembering to Give Thanks

Remembering to Give Thanks Too often do I see children yelling at their parents and elders; everywhere I look I see these children take their elders for granted and not realize that they are very lucky to have them. Some young people think that the older generation are, well, OLD. They believe that they can’t…

Cause an Effect: What are YOU doing?

A while back, I posted about a fundraiser selling hand-made soaps to raise awareness about the importance of conservation for the Planet Releaf campaign hosted by the Roots & Shoots Canada (Jane Goodall Institute of Canada). I cannot stress enough how important it is to educate ourselves about the planet  and what needs to be…

UPDATE!!! Volunteer in Cambodia: June 11-25, 2011

Hey there everyone!! As promised, I’m writing as I have the confirmation of the exact dates for an opportunity to volunteer in Cambodia and should not be missed!!! Unless, you have something against Cambodia? Haha. Here are some more information about the program, costs, contact information and the date for the volunteer program with DWC…