Heath, Happiness & Abundance.
A voracious reader, aspiring writer and curious eater living in Canada with her boyfriend. Currently cooking through 7000 Islands by Yasmin Newman.
How Cartoons and Country Music Had Me Wearing Bell Bottom Jeans
I don’t consider myself a fashionista. But that doesn’t mean I don’t pay attention. I know what I like, and what I really like is starting to make a glorious comeback. They challenged societal norms, graced the disco floors and marched against the Vietnam War. They clothed the celebrities of the '70s and inspired the pop stars of the '90s. They came and went over the decades, but like the singular memories of our youth they never faded away. All they needed was a nudge, a sound, a small reminder and suddenly the past came roaring back.
If I'm Deep Frying Your Food, That Means I Love You
Whenever Easter rolls around I’d go to my Mom's and sister’s place to celebrate. We don’t make a big fuss over it. For us Easter is just another excuse to eat a nice meal on a day off.
Why are you Still Climbing the Corporate Ladder?
My sister works in a tech company as a customer representative. She reaches out to customers, prepares RFPs, demos products and, in pre-Covid days, wined and dined with potential customers. Her knowledge, charisma and professionalism attracted Canadian Colleges and Universities to sign on with her product.
The Power of Fantasy After Failure
“Without this playing with fantasy, no creative work has ever come to birth.” Carl Jung I was 10 years old when I opened Robert Jordan’s Eye of the World.
The Filipina Heroine in a Sword and Sorcery World
The ranks of ruthless heroines in high fantasy increased in 2017 with the arrival of Queen Talyien of Jin-Sayeng. “They called me the Bitch Queen, the she-wolf, because I murdered a man and exiled my king the night before they crowned me.”
Universal Struggle. Universal Woman.
A story of two sisters, one dark, one light. One is destined to become the beloved and revered Oracle. The other is forced to sacrifice her life in service of the dead. But what happens when one sister refuses to accept her fate? What happens when, after choosing love over destiny she finds herself betrayed and alone?
“It has to be one of these.” Mom and I huddled over a small black book. The pages were filled with scribbles and words. Some were underlined, others circled, others completely crossed out. The longer I stared at them the more jumbled they became, but the anagrammed ones stood out the most. I hesitated, my eyes bouncing between two possible choices before settling on one.