Tag Archives: read

Books to Read

21 Nov

Hello everyone!

So lately I’ve been accumulating a pile of books to read but haven’t gotten around to reading. I’m just going to show you a photo today as there is a lot of homework that is to be done. The stress!!

 

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Reading = Happier self

22 Jul

Hello everyone! Lately I’ve been into reading books… I haven’t been reading lately but now it’s picked up since I got time to leisurely read. So I’ve been reading psychology type books and thought that I would share with you the three books that I picked up the read.

1.

This one is for trying to figure out why some emotions are a repeat from the year before and what sort of effect it has. It’s interesting to read about the different factors that effect our emotions.

2.

Since I am going to be attending business this upcoming school year I thought that I would get a grips of what is going on with the world of consumerism. I mean why do we pay more than $3 for a cup of coffee at Safeway when you can brew your own at home for 50 cents. Baffling stuff!

3.

Yes… I must read about food but this is quite helpful I always find that I eat when I’m depressed or happy and food plays a huge part in my life. Since I eat a lot of food it makes me question if I am overeating and if it really is all worth it. You know from my 20 things before 20 list that I am going to eat at 3 places to try the food (as I always avoid it) so it will be an interesting read. (oh and nice to see why I crave certain foods and not others)

20 things before 20

18 May

Hello everyone! So I have a 20 things before 20 list which is a list I compiled of 20 things to do before I turn 20 this September (19 to be specific). I have some time before my birthday so this list is to help me go through things that I would never do if I didn’t have a timeline. So here is my list:

1. Finish my embroidery project.

2. Read Watchmen.

3. Buy an iPad 2… enough said

4. Go to Animethon 18 which is on Aug 5-7 this year. I will be planning to go for only one day I don’t think I can get off work that easily.

5. Finish Wa-loli Kuro outfit. I started this project 3 years ago and have never finished it better late then never right?

6. Obtain a mushroom farm… kinda like this:

7. Pay mum & dad $100 from my first paycheck as well as my brother $100 (cuz I owe him for all the lunches he’s treated me to) and for my little sister $40 (she complains that she doesn’t have money all the time). Hopefully this one will be soon. ^-^

8. Get a library card… since I’m an adult I have to go get my own library card but I’ve just been lazy to go get one… I will get one though.

9. Start Youtube videos… something I’ve been wanting to do since last year but never had courage or time to make videos and put it up. I will do it for sure!!

10. Determine birthday present wishlist. I know that the iPad is on this list for a reason…

11. Determine 2 year financial plan. Since I plan to go to Japan in the upcoming 2 years I have to plan to make sure that I have enough money while travelling and such. Thus this plan… it’s going to take a lot of brain power that’s why I keep putting it aside.

12. Stay a neat freak… yeah this photo really shows how much I need to stay a neat freak.

13. Continue to study Japanese and Chinese. This one I won’t be doing anytime soon until school starts in September. I will be attending a Sat language class in Sept.

14. Try out a different martial arts even if it’s just one class I would like to try something different. Perhaps kung fu?

15. Attemp yoga/pilates. I would really like to try this but I don’t have much money to spend it on a class (financial plan) so I will learn from a book/video from the library (need library card) or Youtube is a great resource as well.

16. Try food from Sbarro, Thai Express, and Taco Bell. I just want to get out of my usual going to McDonalds or Subway to eat. I never try different foods so here are three places great to try out my taste palette.

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17. Go to a spa. I have never gone to a beauty salon so I would really like to go to one. Perhaps from Eveline Charles.

18. Go on a staycation. I am planning with my brother and sister that we should go to the car museum in Wetaskiwin and possibly the Aviation museum in Alberta. But other things for a staycation is attending Capital X (summer amusement park) and Heritage festival (showcasing different cultures from different countries) as well as Animethon of course.

19. Play Spyro: Ripto’s Rage (PS) and finish Pokemon SoulSilver (DS). I have not finished these games and would really like to for sure.

20. Attempt to make curry flavoured popcorn. I heard about the elusive curry flavoured popcorn and since there is not a big chance to come across curry flavoured popcorn I might as well make it myself.

I will be updating every time I finish an item on the list and there is no set order to complete the list as long as the list is completely finished before I turn 20.

Japanese Cakes

1 Apr

Hello everyone! I just borrowed a book from the library and it was on Japanese cakes. I love cakes and the Japanese way of making them are really really delicious. The book itself is all in Japanese so I will have to whip out my translating skills to read it. I will update on recipes and photos of when I make the items that I really like. For now I’ll leave a photo of the book cover.