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…

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! šŸ˜› You know, I’ve always been a fan of exercise and sports – especially Wing Chun and Wushu martial arts! (Psst, I’m in…

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…

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 planetĀ  and what needs to be…

St. Eustatius Center for Archaeological Research: And I get to take part inĀ it!

In just a few days, I will be taking part in an archaeological excavation with the St. Eustatius Center for Archaeological Research (S.E.C.A.R)Ā  team in the Caribbean! Here is some background information about the excavation and what is currently happening over there! Where Are We Excavating? Archaeological investigations of Colonial Period slave sites in the…

Surviving Life as a Student and Making a Difference

As a soon-to-be undergraduate student at University of Toronto, it’s hard not to feel overwhelmed with all the new things that you approach and what approaches you, especially when you are at the downtown campus! With a big city like Toronto, a campus that’s as big as a town, and crazy traffic almost everywhere it…