Saturday, April 19, 2014

En route Costa Rica

Seeing to as how my flight is delayed by 40 whole minutes, I thought I would write a little blurb prior to my departure. 
And this is how I will begin... so this is what my weather forecast looks like for the next 7 days. How's Toronto's weather feeling? Hehe! Hopefully we will be back in the + double digits within the week. First time travelling to Costa Rica and I'm ready to channel my inner Tarzan, super excited for the wilderness. 

Boarding calls... Adios! 

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Horseback Riding

26 years of life & I finally get to experience riding a horse. Personally, I believe I should have already rode a horse as a child and that I fell behind in the good wonders of life.

Where: Horseplay Niagara, Wainfleet

Riding a horse seems like a piece of cake & I was super excited when we arrived however, when the instructors began saddling people up I became anxiously nervous. These 1200-2000lb horses all of a sudden seemed like horrifying deadly animals. I was actually really nervous because we were second to last to be chosen to get on the horses next to the children (loaded by biggest to smallest - biggest horse goes to the biggest person). Most of the adults before us seemed to struggle in throwing their leg over the horse once up on the stepping stool. In reality, it was quiet simple.

My horses name was Skittle and she was most definitely over active. When I initially got on her she turned her head, looked back at me and then crushed my right leg into the fence. Nothing unbearable but why was she the only horse moving at this moment? Also, when I pulled back on the lead rope to get her to stop walking, after she stopped she would yank her head forward pulling and jerking me forward. Talk about attitude problems. My girlfriends horse on the other hand was over taking other horses - no patience, and pooping too frequently as we rode, his name was Ronnie.
What I learned: horses raise their tails when taking a poop and lower it upon finishing. Haha, great findings huh?

The 1 hour horse trek was quite enjoyable as all the horses were well behaved - like school children in a single file. Riding along a narrow trail with surroundings of only nature, kind of peaceful. Although at times my girlfriend and I were verbally re-enacting scenes from The Walking Dead (severe addicts) while on the horses.

What I disliked is... when the horses started galloping my entire body literally got thrown in the air and then you got to love gravity to slam you right back onto the saddle - now imagine feeling this every 5 seconds? Ouchies! People on TV make horse riding seem so easy, painless and almost mesmerizing. The rain evidently didn't assist in making this experience as wonderful as it could have been, seeing that we were frozen and wet by the end of the ride.

Would I do it again? Absolutely, well as long as the horse minimally gallops.

Thanks Tania for this experience!

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Many Faces on Halloween

This by far has been the most fun and interesting Halloween I have ever celebrated. I always knew I enjoyed dressing up but this year I was privileged enough to wear 3 different costumes at 3 different events.

My first costume was supposed to be a gingerbread girl but my girlfriend somehow managed to inspire me into turning the costume into a candy crush girl. If you know me, then you know my obsessive addiction to the game. I play it on my iPhone, then my iPad & occasionally on Facebook. All three mediums give you a full set of 5 lives (I love how the lives are not synced amongst devices).
My favorite part of this ensemble was painting my nails different colors and painting stripes on a single nail (in the game you have to combine 4 of the same colored candies to formulate this special super striped candy). Also, locating an over-sized lollipop was a lot harder than I thought it would be - I still have not consumed it. I wore this costume to a condo party.

The next costume I wore was probably my favorite and this is because it was so extravagant.. tiara and all. I actually felt like a queen in the costume. This costume was lent to me for our company's costume contest we had on Halloween day. Wearing this costume gave me a slight vision of how people used to dress back in the days. The costume was lightweight and although I would say I am usually cold at work, I was sweating buckets. I can only imagine how the ladies back in the day felt wearing such attire all day, everyday.
My favorite part of this ensemble was everything!! #royalty

Lastly, little red riding hood goes out for a nice dinner & to enjoy some music on Halloween night. This last minute plan with the girlfriends was an interesting & random night. People watching while sober... Uhmm ya! I enjoyed wearing this bold red lip stain to complete the outfit. The hooded cape was constantly being put on and off for the sake of pictures which was a tad bit annoying. Overall, always a great night with awesome company.

Until next year... :)

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Movember iPhone Case

"Movember - a clash of moustache and November,  is an annual, month-long event involving the growing of moustaches during the month of November to raise awareness of prostate cancer and other male cancers and associated charities. The goal of Movember is to "change the face of men's health."
By encouraging men (which the charity refers to as "Mo Bros") to get involved, Movember aims to increase early cancer detection, diagnosis and effective treatments, and ultimately reduce the number of preventable deaths. Besides getting an annual check-up, the Movember Foundation encourages men to be aware of any family history of cancer, and to adopt a healthier lifestyle."

Movember has personally & 
definitely brought awareness to myself and in support, along with donations I have purchased this fun and cute iPhone case.