Hi everyone! Since there’s only a few days left of 2017, today’s post is a round-up of our favourite posts from this year. We’ve been blogging for less than a year as we’ve only started in April. But we have complied our top 10 list for you. We hope you have enjoyed reading our content. As well, if you’re new to our blog, this list may highlight posts you have not have read. We’d love … Read the rest
With the holidays just around the corner, we wanted to share our favourite type of gifts to both give and receive: experiential gifts!
What is an experiential gift?
An experiential gift is not a physical gift, but rather the gift of a shared experience. It could be a home-cooked, favourite meal, tickets to a favourite sports team, or a weekend getaway. We love giving them to significant others, parents, and friends. In fact, Lily and … Read the rest
If you haven’t tried online dating, then you probably know someone who has. In fact, approximately 1 in 3 relationships now begin online. While online dating is a great way to meet new people, it can also be time-consuming, exhausting, stressful, and negatively impact your self-esteem. Here are my tips to help you survive the world of online dating.
Be Selective with Your Dating Apps
Dating apps and their endless sea of matches make us … Read the rest
I’ve been engaged for 8 years! (I know, reallyy long engagement). We got engaged in 2009 while we were in university. We agreed to wait because we wanted to focus on our education first. Also, we didn’t feel the need to rush into marriage right away. Over the years, I’ve had a lot of people ask me, why aren’t we married yet and what are we waiting for. Although initially, we did want to wait … Read the rest
Welcome to another wedding-related post. I’ve picked my wedding venue! ( Yay!) So I wanted to share the list of questions I had used when I was vetting wedding venues. When you and your fiancé are meeting with possible wedding venues, you’ll want to get as much information as you can in the initial meeting as well as from their website to assist you in determining if it’s the right venue for your wedding. If … Read the rest
We all have a favourite TV show. One that we watched religiously when it was airing and/or binge-watched in a weekend on Netflix fueled solely by Cheetos and wine (I won’t judge if you don’t). Some shows just speak to us more than others. If we find them at a definitive point in our lives, these shows can become synonymous with that moment. For me, How I Met Your Mother is that show. It became … Read the rest
It is a huge decision to live with a significant other. It can be a wonderful experience as the next step in your relationship. Or it could highlight the differences in your personalities and lifestyles. You can learn so much from living with your significant other. People have different opinions on cohabiting prior to marriage. But I am a firm believer in the value of living together first. I can understand why people choose to … Read the rest
Today’s post is a little different. It’s a letter to an ex that I never got to send. When a relationship ends, we are often so focused on the hurt and pain that we can’t be thankful for the good that came from the experience. My ex may have hurt me, but I am still thankful for everything that I learned from the relationship. I in no way regret the experience. I hope you … Read the rest
I’m Vietnamese. My last name is Nguyen. I’m an immigrant. I’ve been living in Canada since I was a toddler. I don’t have an accent. But I have experienced discrimination based solely on my name.
I remember a situation where I was in the ER, waiting in an exam room. The ER doctor came in and greeted me. I greeted him back. His response was, “Oh good, perfect English”. I was slightly taken aback as … Read the rest
You probably have a lot of friends in your life, some of whom you are likely closer to than others. You are also friends with these people for different reasons. We have (not so) scientifically determined the five types of friends that you need in your life. This is not to say that five friends is the magic number of friends because one person could fulfill all five categories or multiple people could fulfill each … Read the rest