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December 2017 Media Faves

December was chock-full of feel good shows and family time. I finally finished This Is Us Season 1 with my family. The holidays gave me opportunities to spend time with family, friends, and co-workers and as a result, I barely have any favorites for December. Podcasts No podcasts this month because I haven't been listening to any new ones. I've been busy and I wasn't really into the idea of listening to my favorite podcasts....

November 2017 Media Faves

The 11th month of 2017 is finished. I don’t know about you, but my November wasn’t stressful. I’ve had less shifts at work since it’s the slow season for our industry. Less work means more time to focus on healthy habits so I haven’t been sitting down with my computer for too long.Nevertheless, there are still a few podcasts and YouTubers that brought some life into my month Podcasts Terrible Thanks for Asking I initially had...

October Media Faves

I essentially became a hermit in October. I worked from home all month. Slack, emails, and Messenger have been my only source of social interaction - aside from my family. But I'm not complaining. This month I was able to tackle about 3 illustration pieces, prepare my grad school application documents, write my CV and letter of intent, and update my website. It also involved lots of sitting. I found myself a bit lonesome...

Work Hard, Play Hard

In third grade, I woke up at 5 AM in the morning to memorize a letter. It was a letter for my grandparents - my pioneer grandparents. I pretended like it was a cold winter in the 1800s and my Mama had to knit the family thicker socks. I had to write this letter for my Social Studies test. That's right, at the age of 8, I got up at five in the...

Grown-up Dress Up: A Year after Graduation

In university, I fantasized about working downtown. Adult Alexandria would dress nicely. Her black boots hit the pavement. Her steps followed a steady yet quick tempo because the successful and independent Alexandria Angco had a 9 AM meeting. Although she's 3 minutes late, she emerges out of the elevator without breaking a sweat. Adult Alexandria was a reverie. Much of this fantasy is real. The current Alexandria is decently dressed. She has black boots...

Rejection: A Form of Respect

On June 10, I was rejected. No, I wasn't reject by a guy. This isn't the romantic kind. It was from someone I looked up to. Someone I wanted to work for. When she didn't make me part of her team, I hosted a 2 hour pity party for myself. I invited myself (duh) and a delicious mango cheesecake. I didn't cry at my pity party. I was just confused. 

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Not Employed, but Now I Know What I Want

I want a lot of things. I want a job. I want a corgi. I want to apply to grad school and get it in. I want my own home, start a family, travel. I want to succeed. I want to live a life of true joy. I have told myself (and God) about the things I want every day. Yet, I still look for anything that will come close. Anything that tastes...

What’s Next?

Last week, I confidently walked up 2 steps to shake hands with two important University of Toronto figures. “Congratulations, high distinction is a great accomplishment” said the UTM Principal. He released my hand from his handshake and I shook the hand of the woman who sat beside him. I complimented her glasses. 

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