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All the Cool Stuff I Did in Amsterdam

I think it’s safe to say that my week off school was well spent. It’s also safe to say that it was anything but wholesome (sorry, mom lol). Lately I’ve been feeling burnt out. And truthfully, I couldn’t remember the last time I had a real day off before going on my little vacation. So…

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3 Ways to Overcome Post-Travel Depression

No matter the size of your following, I think every blogger can relate when I say that there’s this pressure to maintain your “image” as a subject matter expert. Some of you may know that I’ve been struggling with post-travel depression since returning from India. I’m not the only one going through a tough time,…

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“Our Guest is Our God”

There’s a saying in India that’s roughly translated to English as, “Our guest is our god”. And boy, do the locals here really live by that phrase! You walk into any Indian household and chai or coffee is basically shoved down your throat. I had brunch with a colleague recently and we discussed our living experience…

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5 Indian Fashion Bloggers to Follow

India as a country kills it in a number of categories. Cultural festivals, enterprising street vendors, notorious celebrities, and obsessing over cricket are just a few examples. The blogging game is no different. Whether you’re looking for beauty hacks, style DIYs, ethnic wear inspo, or a digital luxury get-away, these Indian fashion and lifestyle bloggers…

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Fake Accents + Sea Link OOTD

Arguably one of the best things about living in Mumbai as a Canadian expat is the fact that English is an official language here. Formal documents and most other print need not be decoded and is grammatically correct. But for the most part, everyday conversation is carried out in Hindi. That includes sending out WhatsApp…

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Dharavi Slums Visit

Working in the world of glitz and glamour is a dream come true. After all, you’re rubbing elbows with the biggest A-list stars! But when you’ve become so deeply engulfed in this world, you can become desensitized to larger world issues, like poverty. India is known as the “King of Contrasts” and for my experience,…

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GQ Best Dressed 2017

If you’re looking for fashion inspiration, the 8th annual #GQBestDressed 2017 party is the place to find it! It’s no secret that GQ has been the ultimate authority on men’s fashion and lifestyle for a long time now, and they continue to provide inspiration to men and boys alike. For those who aren’t already aware, the…

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Why I Prefer Long-Term Travel

It’s been 172 days since I’ve seen my mom, had a cup of Tim Hortons, or eaten a home cooked Filipino meal. Having said that, I may or may not be dead on the inside. However, I really can’t blame anyone but myself since I’m making the conscious decision to further extend my stay in the Bay. (Can…

Language Learning Apps I Use Daily!

The world is globalizing at a crazy pace, and quite frankly, if you only know how to speak one language, you’re at a disadvantage. Besides the practical reasons for learning a language (ie. connecting with locals while travelling is easier and the fact that this skill looks damn nice on your resume) , I think *elementary…

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