Category Archives: Awesome

This category is about the awesome things that happened in my life or perhaps just life in general. I think we all take too much things for granted and remember the bad things more better than the good things that we should appreciate. This category is inspired by the book called “The book of Awesome”!

“Money Suit Social Experiment” By Coby Persin

Video by Coby Persin.

(Disclaimer, I do not own this video.)

Here is the link to his youtube channel!

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-DUrA-h7-s_C57ECJ1BFPA 

I found this on facebook because one of my friends liked it. (Yes, I know I should be doing my homework and or studying, but I just logged onto facebook without thinking…like always.) Now, before I say anything else, I just want to say, there might be people who may argue and say that there are other factors that would’ve effected this social experiment. True, very true. For instance, the people shown in this photo might have taken the money to pass it onto someone else. Or perhaps they took it because they actually needed it despite the fact that they look successful. OR Coby Persin, the youtuber who made this video could’ve just taken footage that he liked and put them together to make it seem like something even though it wasn’t.

Yes, there’s different factors that could have contributed to this social experiment.

However, I am willing to believe that this video made by Coby Persin is real as it is and honest as it is. (Come on, even though it’s the internet and you shouldn’t believe everything, I’m willing to trust this guy.)

Well, to get to the point, there’s people who take the money from him that was taped onto his suit. He was most definitely HOLDING A SIGN that said “Take What You Need”. There’s a few people who pass by him in the street and grab a fair bit of money. First of all, there’s people who take the money and DON’T EVEN SAY THANK YOU. I’m sorry but am I the only one who noticed that? And the first guy that’s shown says how it’s free isn’t it so why shouldn’t I take it? Sir, did you read the sign that he was holding? It said “Take What You Need”. And I am pretty furious with the lady who takes like ten bills for her “nail appointment.” Lady, I’m sorry you have to hear it from this 20-year old but you need to know the difference between NEED and WANT. Because I am pretty sure nail appointments don’t belong in the list of “NEEDS” section. Here, let me even teach you in french since I actually learned it recently. “Avoir besoin” is NEED and “Vouloir” is WANT. (They need to be conjugated though…) There’s also a person who takes the money but decides to put it back because he says he actually doesn’t need it.

The real reason I’m writing this blog is because of what I watched near the end. There’s a guy with his dog who takes two(?) bills. Coby asks him if he is sure and doesn’t want anymore for the the day after. The man says that he just wants to get some food for himself and his dog and Coby should give the rest of the money that’s left on his suit to other people. No joke, I cried. Someone who doesn’t seem to have much he needs (which wasn’t a lot) and has the heart to think about other people. Coby being the gentleman, he gives the man sixty dollars anyways just to make sure he and his dog doesn’t have to starve the next day. The video ends with a quote, “You have succeeded in life when all you really want is only what you really need.”

I thought this video was very meaningful and it was a nice reminder to everyone out there.

But who knows, I might be a hypocrite since I might have taken money too if there was a man  with a bunch of bills taped to his suit, despite the fact what was written on his sign. I want to believe that I wouldn’t have done the same as those people who’s faces were blurred. I hope I know that by now. I mean, I already know that giving is better than receiving. And my father told me that he wants me to get a good job and become rich. Not so I can show off or live a very luxurious life, instead to give and help others who are less fortunate. I think I already live a luxurious life. Not because of the money or anything, (I’m in debt because of university, I’m broke. Haha) but because I’m already surrounded by people that I love and by people who care about me. I had to learn that the hard way. “You don’t know what you have until it’s gone” is a very cliche yet very very true quote.

I admire the man with his dog… And Coby of course.

Watercolour

Watercolour art works are just so beautiful!! Absolutely love them so much. Damn, those vibrant gradient colours.

There’s this persons instagram. She sells her art work on etsy (and you know how much I’m obsessed with things on etsy…well except for all their shipping fees haha). These are some of my favorite by her:

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I think I especially like the ones that are planets or painting of the sky.

I feel inspired. Haha, I want to try drawing or painting things like this. ♡

“Heaven or Whatever” by Shane Koyczan

“To this day”, no matter how many times I hear it, I continue to shed tears. I heard “Heaven or Whatever” last time and it reminded me of someone… And I cried a river. I was listening to it again today. Surprise surprise, I cried just like…a little bit. I made sure I made no noise because my roommate was right next to my room. To my advantage, I didn’t shed that much tears. I believe it was because I had pink eye and my eyes were too dry. (Couldn’t produce water, wonderful.) I don’t think I can listen to Shane Koyczan’s poems by myself without being emotionally unstable. It’s so beautiful. And especially to the ones that I can relate to.

“Heaven or Whatever” is about his grandfather who believed that heaven meant something specific to every individual. And Shane tells us about what his heaven is like and mostly talks about his grandfather in this poem.

By far though, “To this day” and “Heaven or Whatever” are probably my favorite pieces. I wonder if I’ll have a chance to see him one day. I hope so.

Winter vacation 2014

When my first semester was over, I was so happy (was in state of euphoria.)
I got to spend it with ma family. Haha.

First week, our aunt was there so we went to the states and did a lot of shopping. Surprisingly, I didn’t really buy anything besides chocolate and a pair of pants. That’s it. I thought I was excited to shop too.
We even went into some brand stores that I liked but I only looked at the glamorous products because I didn’t want to pay the amount written on the price tags. (Well… This happens all the time anyways.) I also didn’t feel the need to buy anything in particular aside from a pair of pants and long sleeves so I can wear them underneath.

I really don’t like the cold okay, that’s why I feel the need to wear like three pairs of socks underneath my boots. And I wear leggings underneath as well. I don’t know how some people don’t freeze when they are only wearing like one piece of clothing. Because I also wear tank tops and long sleeve when I’m wearing a sweater. I might as well look like a balloon that’s been blown up with air. I think I mentioned this before but I absolutely love the scenery of snow and playing in it sometimes. Otherwise, I don’t like snow. Dangerous too you know.

Uh-oh getting off topic… Kind of…

So I didn’t buy much and we were planning on going Boxing Day shopping but ended up staying home. Christmas too, we just spent most of the day at home. We went to Cora and the Keg though!

I got a bad fever on Christmas (I know like what.) and I still had a pretty bad throat on Boxing Day. Now that I think about it, I did go Boxing Day shopping. I went with my sister and my mom. My sister decided to stay in the car because she realized she wasn’t too interested and me and my mom went into the Gap and I bought a skirt. And then decided to just go back because we didn’t want my sister to stay in the car by herself for too long. My throat was really keeping me from wanting to shop anyways.

I went downtown with my sister a few times! We honestly just went to eat even though we had the intention to buy good sale items in stores.

After our aunt left, I had a week before school and just stayed home. Because that’s all I wanted to do. Too lazy because of my throat and wasn’t feeling too energetic. I didn’t even have time to hang out with my friends that much. Even my best friend, I only saw her like three times even though she lives like three minutes (seconds? Lol) away from me.

I met my friend who now goes to a school in Toronto. She took me to a hot pot place and omg, I didn’t think it would be that good. (Perhaps I was craving for warm food?) At first I was a bit hesitant because I’ve never been there. But I actually liked it so much that I might ask my parents to take me there again. Haha. We also went to a cafe afterwords. Omg I suggested the idea because when we went last time, I really liked this honey bread, it was pretty sweet but it was good. I especially liked the fizzy blue lemonade. We shared but I almost died of stomach explosion. At least I thought I would. We talked a lot about school and other stuff. It was nice. Then we went home because she had to go somewhere with her parents I think.

I also met up with my closest friends. We went downtown, ate, talked most of the time, and shopped a bit. It was great because I don’t remember what we talked about but I do remember laughing a lot and realizing that I lost my voice the next day. Met a new friend (whose name I still don’t know if I’m pronouncing right) and I was envious that her and my other friend there were able to hang out together. Because I wanted to hang out with my friends from my school as well. The problem is I don’t know if we’re close enough to hang outside of school. Haha. Especially when we are a bit far away from each other. I hope I make friends who are from where I’m from this term. Haha. Also met up with a friend who went to LA with us and we played this card game at her house. It was extremely fun. Especially because some of them didn’t even make sense. But that’s sort of what made it funny. It didn’t make sense but it sounded funny when you put the words together. (You know? AHAHAHA) we had pizza and decided to get home when it got late. My friend gave me a ride home.

Lastly I also met up with my three friends at the mall. I don’t think we actually wanted to shop because we couldn’t think of anything else to do. I also know that we actually like shopping by ourselves because I think the same reason that I have, I get shopping done faster and get to see more when I’m shopping by myself. Or I like shopping with my mom because I just do. It’s funny how apparently most of the kids don’t like shopping with their mom in public because of embarrassment and it’s the mom who wants the shop with their kids. For my case, it was the opposite for a while. When I was in middle school, I was embarrassed to go shopping with my mom. But in high school I liked shopping with my mom and my mom didn’t really want to go shopping with me because I took forever sometimes. I’m a VERY VERYYY indecisive person. No joke. One time I stayed in one store for two hours staring at a pair of earrings thinking whether I should buy them or not. Hey, I wanted to use my money wisely okay. Wasn’t sure if I wanted it to that extent to pay that price or save the money. I ended up putting it down. I saved the money but I sure wasted my time. (And I learned my lesson, time is money too.) We went to Jugo juice, sat down and talked. We also talked about university. I was surprised (actually a bit more then surprised) to find out that one of my friends there also wants to go into the Pharmacy program. [Because… Because because because omg, why am I using so much because. My paragraphs (oh what paragraphs? Lol getting too long) are full of them. (Also the word “actually”… Wow how great am I.) ]
Because I thought when I told her that I wanted to go into the pharmacy program In secondary, she told me eww that sounds boring. <— okay that sounds more offensive when I write it down compared hearing it. She was joking I think(?) and my friends joke like this anyways. Ahahaha (no but we're joking) Or maybe it wasn't her? Oh wait, maybe it was someone else. Haha I don't remember because a lot of people said this to me. People say pharmacy is probably just standing around and stuff. But I didn't really get offended or mind because it's something I wanted to do. My choice, my life, and didn't really care what others thought haha. Besides, I've done work experience similar to it and I loved it. It was intriguing. More importantly, I think it's great that she also wants to get into the program as well. Best luck to both of us.

I think I also watched movies and adventure time on the couch with my dog because I didn't want to move. My headache got worse after a few hours of TV. I got used to it later I think haha. Well I know that I wanted to stay home and relax because I didn't feel like walking and originally wanted to do a lot of DIYs but that didn't work out because procrastination and laziness.

It was a nice, relaxed, family and friends quality time. I wish it was longer so I can just chill with my dog a bit more as well.

I'm going to stop here because that's really all about my winter vacation and this post is too long, k bye.

Happy New Years! 2015 (8 days late)

It’s been a week since new semester has started. I finished my last class few minutes ago. Now on Fridays I only have one lecture. I’m also supposed to have a tutorial and a lab but the first week in the new term, we don’t have tutorials or labs. They all start on the second week.

Before I continue, let me tell wordpress and anyone else who happens to be reading this, happy New Years!!
I wish y’all a happy and prosperous year!
(For the first month, it feels odd writing down 2015 instead of 2014. I mean come on, we’ve all been writing 2014 for a whole year.
[365 days… That’s a lot of days you know. (._. ) ] haha)

I feel like there’s so many things to write about… Well, I’ve been away for about three weeks.
I must admit, I honestly forgot about it until one of my friends asked me if I was still keeping up with my wordpress.
Hey, but to be fair, I’ve been trying to ignore all technology because it was giving me this 5th-sense-vibe and it was giving me headaches.

…now that I think about it, I never asked if my friend was keeping up with her blog. I should ask her when I get back home next month.

I don’t want this one post to be extremely long so I’ll just writing this much and wish everyone the best for everything and to be in good health this year! *smiles, hugs, love, unicorn, and all the happy things. …and ice cream. Because ice cream is important too. (It’s just that half of humanity still hasn’t realized it yet.)*