My housemate and spent hours baking sugar cookies and cupcakes and even more time decorating them. These baked goods made a huge contribution towards a good cause today. The student group that I'm part of at my university were selling all of our baked goods by donation towards a charitable organization called Operation Christmas Child. We fundraised for this charitable organization last year and basically we get a lot of shoe boxes, buy necessities for a certain age group, and wrap the present boxes up nicely so that children in Third World countries can also have the privilege that we have around the holidays.
Friday night and I'm sitting at home collecting my thoughts, but really I'm just collecting myself together. For the last couple of weeks I've been extremely drained from the amount of hours my life consisted solely at school. Every single day seems to consist of attending lectures, studying at the library for countless hours, eating, study, sleep - repeat. I love the fact that it's keeping me busy but it definitely makes me wish Summer was back again.
I miss going to the beach in the middle of the night with friends conversing, driving up north for campfires, random fishing trips in the east side of the city, getting frustrated because I'm not able to find what I want when I search from city to city for something I want from a store (yes, even the getting frustrated part), catching up with old and new friends, seeing my family everyday, having homecooked meals everyday, eating Korean food and drinking bubbletea whenever I wanted, long drives to unknown destinations, sitting in my car waiting for the rain storm to stop, jamming to 70/80's songs with the girlfriend, dinner dates, going to new and old places, seeing friends in the most random places. Loll, I could go on for forever. I miss summer and laying low just spending quality time with the people I care about most.
On our way to Nuit Blanche we stopped by a patisserie called Nadege. I think I heard of this place before so I was really excited to go in. Especially seeing all of the macarons through the window, I couldn't help but rush everybody in hahaha :) I got salt caramel and pistache. Pistache is delicious as always, but the shell of the salt caramel didn't taste that great. I'm hoping to try this place in Yorkville one day called Cafe Moroco. I've heard a lot of good things about it. At NB, we visited some galleries with exquisite paintings and displays. Some were worth well over $50, 000! Ridiculous. We got to see a small magic show, a riot/parade sort-of-thing along the main strips in the heart of Toronto, and an outdoor party. It was such a long day but overall it was well worth it.
Lacking blog posts for some reason lately. These pictures are from the homecoming game last weekend at our university. It was freezing cold that I only stayed up until the fourth period but that's okay because the score was 39-3, our win. For the lack of blog posts... I think maybe it's because I'm extremely overwhelmed with the amount of school work lately or I'm just not motivated. Even though I'm caught up with my school work and slightly ahead of the game at the moment, I'm still worried as midterm exams are coming up. I also turned down the job offer in Europe for next summer because I think that the additional expenses are ridiculous and not worth it. I'm just hoping that I don't regret the decision I made... so now I better find something to do next summer. Hoping to volunteer abroad but I'm still looking for an organization to go with. On a side note, I finally purchased my Wilfred Harem pants which I'm very excited about, but the weather is getting colder and colder, boo you winter weather.