Beijing Through My Eyes (Part 1 of 2)

Characters of the Story: F.L.A.T.S.A.M.
Each Letter stands for one person. One of the A’s is myself =)

First View

Vertical Panorama View

I was lucky to have the window seat and had my first view of China as we finally approached land after flying over the Pacific for hours.  Saying that we were super duper excited is an understatement.


Back in the T.O!

The flight from Hong Kong to Vancouver was with Air Canada.  When I got on the airplane and sat down on my seat, I was in disbelief. CBC News was an option on the little TV screen before my eyes, there were Caucasians who weren’t tourists but flight attendants,  and English was spoken with proper grammar and in an accent that was not Asian.  I did not see all that coming! And then I got to Vancouver airport and had my first sighting of the Tim Hortons logo in six weeks.  That’s when I knew it really was happening – I was going home! (more…)

The Recipe for an Epic Summer

Life is not divided into semesters. You don’t get summers off, and very few employers are interested in helping you find yourself. Do that on your own time. ~ Bill Gates

What’s the best way to celebrate the end of 17 years of school? To go on a memorable vacation with your friends, of course! And that’s exactly what I’m doing. (I know… I can’t get over the fact that I’m done!)