Blog

singleness, my portion today

singleness, my portion today

I really didn’t want to write this post. I had opened a document with my musings on the issue on December 30 of last year, but since then, the post had still not been written. Neither had I written anything else substantial since, unless you […]

黄山: visiting the mountains of China

黄山: visiting the mountains of China

Hi friends! Yes, it’s been a while since I’ve written. To be honest, since coming back from China, I’ve just been getting back into my regular rhythms and haven’t had much time to sit down and write. Hopefully that will happen again soon, although my […]

what I’m into [december 2018]

what I’m into [december 2018]

The year is coming to a close, but thought I would send out one last post before I head off to China (don’t worry…it’s a just a 2-week visit and I’m coming back :P) Here’s the list of what’s been in my headspace to round […]

it’s Christmas.

it’s Christmas.

Christmas with my family has never been traditional. When we were younger, Dad would invite some of students over for dinner and we would gather around spare ribs in BBQ sauce, braised kailan, steaming bowls of rice. My sister and I would reenact Angel Gabriel […]

advent mornings

advent mornings

  Movement 1: Orientation I feel my toes first – they’re toasty under the thick comforter. The early morning light has bathed my room in the soft glow of dawn, the colour of a teaspoon of turmeric swirled into coconut milk. My eyes adjust to […]

what I’m into [oct-nov 2018]

what I’m into [oct-nov 2018]

It’s getting chilly over here in Montreal. Our first snowfall happened a week ago, but until then, I had been in denial about the winter. The turning point was when I asked my mom for an electric blanket for Christmas, and her response was – […]

stretching.

stretching.

You’re supposed to breathe deep when you stretch. I was in a stretch class last Sunday, my legs hovering over the ground in a split position as I silently preached this to myself. “Breathe into it, Vivienne, relax….” the mantra so counter to all that […]

being stuck

being stuck

“You just feel stuck.” The words sunk in my heart like stones. “Stuck,” she pushed around the soggy quinoa on the plate with her fork, “you know, when you don’t know where to go from here.” I had added too much water to the quinoa, […]

what I’m into [august/sept edition]

what I’m into [august/sept edition]

I realized it’s been a bit more than two months since I posted one of these – and when people started to ask me what I’ve been reading these days, it was a sign for me to share what is now long overdue. Here is […]

in a dark Megabus terminal…

in a dark Megabus terminal…

Saying goodbye to my parents never got easier. We always made it into an event – driving into Toronto always meant a scrumptious Korean lunch out, a brief perusal of the fruit stands in Chinatown for any mangos on sale. “You have the granola right?” […]