Sunday, March 31, 2013

Playtime!

Sun is shining, time to play some beach vball! This is my third year playing with a wonderful group of vancouverites.
When I started in 2011, the first event I went to was a skills clinic for beginners. Everyone was really friendly and helpful. I was able to prevent the habits that I begun with.
Vancouver is an isolated city but you can take advantage of meetup.com and meet awesome individuals!

Friday, March 29, 2013

The perfect eyeliner pencil.

NYX, Stila, Marcelle Eyeliners. Available in Canada. 

My lashes are fairly decent length and healthy. But the problem lies within the roots of my lashes, they are fairly distant to one another. Even when I wear mascara (which doesn't really make a difference with my thick lashes), people get the impression of my tiredness.

AND eyeliner comes to the rescue!

It took me a long time to choose a good eyeliner pencil. 
The regular eyeliners smudge really quickly and waterproof ones takes forever to remove.
My experience with using eyeliner is the crayon-like materials work best at staying put, and doesn't smudge.

NYX slide on pencil is easy to put on. It uses a waterproof formula so they won't smudge, and the color remains strong even after a day's use. Though it is a waterproof, removing the eyeliner is not difficult. With the use of waterproof makeup remover, the color is easily taken out. 

Although makeup will help beautify the face, its the inner beauty that counts. In the long run, the sustainable aspect is the inner beauty, not the skin-deep appearance.

Monday, March 18, 2013

Communication what it was back then.



Found an interesting article on facebook. 
The article originated from the NY times, title reads: Disruptions: Digital Era Redefining Etiquette

This reminded me of a consistent occurrence I see while taking the bus. 
Usually the most talkative individuals are the homeless. The people who are free from all digital devices, who has the ability to concentrate on carrying a full conversation without distraction from a facebook notification, or an incoming text message. 

Speaking from personal experience, the more digital devices I own, the more I shy away from physically calling someone. It is more easier to communicate to a large group with one email. Inviting friends to events is easier, its a matter of a few clicks to create an event page on facebook or creating one on eventbrite. But have we stopped putting an effort to maintain the relationships we've made from initially talking face to face?

Why is it so hard to pick up the phone and make a point to meet them in person? 
With the use of social media & the brilliant meaning behind meetup, I have started using the networking sites to meet people offline. 

Slowly transitioning back to what it should have been, in baby steps. 

Thursday, March 7, 2013

College is worthwhile, take advantage of it.



My extensive four-year BBA program is coming to an end.
The obstacles are becoming more treacherous and difficult as time goes by.

This semester, I am retaking a course that I've failed to meet the minimum requirements for my final course. While juggling school/club/personal life, many sacrifices were made. This includes ending a relationship.

Re-taking a course has major setbacks, I am not gonna lie.
However, with the second chance to take on this challenge, there's more to gain than I expected.
With more effort put into late hours reading the business news, companies, textbook; there's new things I didn't catch before. More time is spent in attacking the paper which provides a less stressful timeline upon completion.

However, as a 4th year student, there are a lot of things to take part in.

Friends/business students in my year is actively making change to the existing campus culture. We are pushing our limits in juggling with a million different things to bring students together. We are abolishing the isolated/silo syndrome embedded in student's life through new clubs, campus-wide events, fun activities, more ways to "start the conversation".

So many ways to take part: 
1. getting on board in the executive team in business clubs
2. serving as a student rep. on the Education council
3. starting a new club
4. working in campus (that's where your connections come from!)
5. participating in events
6. joining inturmurals ( sad part: my college doesn't have a varsity volleyball team.)

College life can be worthwhile and the most enjoyable period of being a student, take advantage of EVERYTHING.