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In the words of Sinead, nothing compares to you.

New book (I often write things in a journal first…), new city, new thoughts.   Let’s start with the things I like about life in Montreal so far: I get to use my shitty French. Culture… or something like that. All of the cheese… except for cheddar which is consistently gross. (Why can’t the French…

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Would you rather…? Hunger Games edition

Living in Vancouver, homelessness is a given. It’s a very harsh and in-your-face reality that Vancouverites experience. It’s tough to be sitting on a patio enjoying a drink and to have someone come up and ask for money. Gentrification is inevitable, but I am one of many who is guilty of saying no to that person,…

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Wine and cheese – it’s better when it’s old, right?

I just had a peculiar feeling. It’s not the first time I’ve been back to campus since graduating. In fact, I was just there a few months ago, but as I was approaching the Endowment Lands this evening, the oddest sensation crept up inside me.  I felt anxiety. Donning my UBC sweatshirt by pure coincidence,…

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I rebut! Vancouver women are not the pickiest in Canada!

I rebut! Vancouver women are not the pickiest in Canada! If you guys didn’t catch it, I was a perturbed by the commentary surrounding Vancouver being the pickiest women in the country. I’m hardly an authority, but as a single woman, I think it’s only fair for me to have an opinion. So I responded….

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I’m AB+. What’s your type?

We’re a week into Ramadan, and now more than any other time being away, I feel disconnected. Most of you who know me know that religious is not a word I use to describe myself. Quite removed from a dogma of any kind, I have always felt the need to hover the fringes of the…

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Voter apathay

Some days I become overwhelmed with inspiration. Today is one of those days. Having spent the last 6 months in a country that fully believes in compulsory voting, I having been finding it difficult to meet people who are sufficiently inspired by politics.  They are required to care.  Some make the effort, become educated, and…

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Hope.

I’ve been thinking about hope a lot lately.  It’s not a concept I fully understand.  For me, hope tends to be something I mostly associate with the opposite sex. Hoping for something or someone.  Sometimes it’s even the hope for something I cannot have like being able to wake up to Johnny Depp from Chocolat…

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E-day is the new D-day.

I’m not going to lie to you. Elections can be pretty boring. I mean, think about it. Many countries have a first past the post system which means 50%-1 votes are useless. Or worse, you live in the US where the electoral college dilutes your vote even further. So you get to the polls and…

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I miss hockey.

Two years ago, almost to the day.  There are about 10 people in my apartment and there’s anxiety.  It’s the last day of the Vancouver Winter Olympics and we’ve been waiting YEARS for this day.  It’s game day. As a Canadian, I can honestly say that my life stops for hockey.  During the playoffs, Canucks’…

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