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Second day in Toronto and i think i miss home a lil’ more today. We left Thunber Bay in jubilation and only to reach Toronto in utter exhaustion from the past few days of packing and more packing. Leaving Thunder Bay was well, happy of course. Happy to be done with school and out of the small lil’ town with the brutal cold weather. Nevertheless, i will miss the laid-back lifestyle that we had and the beautiful nature setting just outside my window. Where can i find deers sneaking outside my room again ?

We landed in Toronto yesterday in the afternoon. Weather was close to perfect at 18degrees and the sky was bluer than ever, but we got a complete shock when we reach the place we are staying at cos from the outside i swear it looks like a haunted house. There is no lift in the house and we had to pull and lug our 6 huge ass (all almost overweight) luggage up to the second story where our room is. I could curse and swear the entire day but i was too tired to do that by the time we got to our room. Walked out of our estate to find dinner  and ended up in some crappy diner place called Chew Chew and had pancakes and sandwiches. So much for a good Chinese dinner on our first night in Toronto ! The next day, which was this morning, we ended up waking up past 12 noon and the only plan we had for the day was to head down to downtown and hopefully it won’t disappoint us and show us why Toronto is worth our 7 days stay. Oh yes okay at this point of time i want to say something about the transportation system here. Maybe i’m too used to the awesomeness of Ezlink and the MRT back home, but really, i just dont get the whole Token system here. With each single trip you actually have to pay 3 dollals to exchange for Tokens, which is the size of a 5 cent coin. Yes, tokens as in tokens you use in the arcade. Never mind about the token. What we found weird is the sale of the season pass. We wanted to purchase the weekly pass cos after doing the math, it is much more economical for us to get a weekly one rather than buying single fares. But in the end we couldnt buy it cos it is no longer on sale for the week. The last day of purchase is Tuesday of each week. So means that if i want to buy it i will have to wait till next Monday cos the weekly pass is strictly for use from Monday to Monday. Err…. Hello, rigid ? Veird.

Downtown Toronto was much better, in the sense it was what we envisioned. Ended up having a heavy dimsum lunch and shopped at H&M and whatnots again at Eaton Centre. Hmm i must say Toronto is so much more cosmopolitan than Vancouver or Singapore. For every 10 people you meet, probably only 2 are caucasians. Okay this is just our very 2-days old observation of this place anyway. But yes, you get my point it is Super cosmo here.

Came back early today because our estate is not exactly the safest. We ended up KTV-ing via Youtube and watched 97 movie trailers. Yesh, we are going to have movie night for the next few nights in our room : ) The Blind Side, Kite Runner, The Boy In Stripe Pyjamas, Les Choristes. Okay actually i watched the last 3 before. I insisted that they watch it cos they are one of my favourite films. Heh

Time to fall asleep with my Dexter and get ready for a brand new day. Toronto can only get better, i so hope !

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Written by hswei

April 22, 2010 at 2:19 pm

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Green Is Good.

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I dont know what to make of myself when i refused to print 30 plus over pages of Anthropology notes just because the exam was next day and i could read it off my computer screen. In the end i relied on pseudo highlighting with the help of Microsoft Words and almost burn the trackpad from all the scrolling from Page 1 to 37.

Am i being ecology friendly ? Or maybe i am plain stingy and refused to spend that additional 5 bucks on printing credits.

Whatever it is, i got my Anthro final marks back and all i can say is that i am a genius over here in Thunder Bay.

Mua hahaha.

Yes, this entry is to celebrate my first ever 80 plus marks in my Uni academic life thus far. It could be my first and only opportunity to brag about such grades. I am never near that back in Boonlay NTU.

2 down, 2 more papers to go !

Written by hswei

April 15, 2010 at 1:04 pm

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The Next Best Thing.

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The other best part of being on exchange starts Tomorrow.

First day of exams at Lakehead starts tomorrow at 6pm. Note to self:  I just need to PASS

Inserts evil laughter.

10 more days to Toronto. 50 more days to Home baby !!!!!!!!!!!!!

Written by hswei

April 10, 2010 at 1:45 pm

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I See Deers.

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Written by hswei

April 5, 2010 at 4:16 am

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Hey Momma.

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It is 4am now. I know i should do up my Ceramics sketchbook tonight but i really have no mood for that. Tomorrow still need to finish up the Meteorology assignment. Mother father sister brother Sian just thinking about it.

And my mum is so cute. She was telling me so proudly of her new mango sago pomelo dessert recipe over the phone and that she will make it for me when i’m back. She made me miss home So Much at that very moment.

I can’t wait for Monday. So that i can open my window and shout ‘3 MORE WEEKS’.

Another week, almost down.

Written by hswei

March 28, 2010 at 4:14 pm

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It Says Four.

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I am counting down.

2 more weeks to the start of exams. 4 papers to go.

4 more weeks to Goodbye Thunder Bay and Hello Toronto & Amerika. We have booked our flight out of TB to Toronto on the 20th April and is in the midst of serious planning of our trip. The itinerary is as follows and looks pretty set !

Toronto – Niagara Falls – Boston – Pennsylvania – Atlantic City – Washington DC – New York


May the next 4 weeks pass incredibly fast because i can’t wait to leave TB and Travel and… Home Sweet Home Baby : )

Written by hswei

March 22, 2010 at 11:30 am

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Last Chance Harvey.

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It is official – I HAVE PUT ON WEIGHT.

Fffffffffffffffat. I can feel it in my face, my stomach..  Alright who am i kidding, i can feel it everywhere.

I need to Complain. Somehow in this school there is only One weighing machine in the wrestlers’ room, which only can be use by the school’s athletes. TMD, DISCRIMINATION. So we gotta resort to using the one at Hoito restaurant. I wish i have a picture now to show you but just imagine one that seems to be used like 80 years ago. It is really ancient and it measures in Pounds. But bohpian no choice, we decided to give it a try when we were having our dinner there. And Die Already. I really put on weight and i think i am looking at at least TWO bloody kilograms.

So over dinner i came up with a 5 Weeks plan to fight my FMFL (fuckmyFATlife), in bid to return home in June in style and not in pounds. We have exactly 5 more weeks here in Thunder Bay and right after that will be a month plus of crazy travelling. And crazy travelling does not allow time for gymming etc and crazy travelling will give me more excuse for me to indulge in good food. So these 5 weeks will really be my Last and Final chance to make a difference to my weight. Hurhur

I want to be a gym rat for the next 5 weeks. Grant me some Will. And Power please.

Written by hswei

March 15, 2010 at 1:57 pm

Posted in Canada, Change, Lose-Weight