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My must-have skin care routine
On August 25, 2021 | 0 Comments

Back when I was pregnant with Emma in 2015, I was on the quest to find a new skincare line that was natural and ultimately safe to wear around my newborn. I have combination skin and prone to oily T-zone, so I knew that I needed something hydrating but not overly so. At the time, […]

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Look no further for your new favourite Poké place!
On August 25, 2021 | 0 Comments

I first tried Poké during my trip to Hawaii, and I instantly became obsessed with the fresh sashimi mixed with pickled vegetables, as well as a variety of sides. I must have ate Poké every day for the week that I was there, and I still find myself craving for it day after after. When […]

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Fun book for learning Chinese with kids!
On August 25, 2021 | 0 Comments

Between Sam and I, we have four languages in both our backgrounds combined, and as greedy as we may seem, we want our kids to learn all of them! It has been my longtime mission to teach my kids Mandarin/Chinese, as I am very glad that I was able to build a strong foundation of […]

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Baby-wearing experience made better!
On August 25, 2021 | 0 Comments

I was so ecstatic when Ashley from Wildbird reached out to me, asking if I would be interested in trying out their slings! I had been following them on Instagram and I truly loved the unique designs and colours they offered, and I didn’t hesitate to say yes. Although Liam was technically no longer a […]

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Getting to know Sam all over again
On January 19, 2021 | 1 Comments

Remember the time when I wrote about how Sam and I struggled in our own way, explaining our long-distance relationship to our families and friends? For Sam, while his family had no serious objections to us being together, most of his friends doubted that I was ever coming back to Tanzania, and some thought I […]

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Closing that 9,045 mile-long gap
On January 11, 2021 | 0 Comments

Have you ever been separated from someone you loved for an extended amount of time, and then when you meet again, it was as though it were only a day since you last saw them? While the waiting was long and gruelling, being reunited somehow made everything instantly bearable. I like to compare my long-distance […]

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Love is like rain
On December 28, 2020 | 1 Comments

When I arrived home in Canada and unpacked my bags, every item I bought from Tanzania reminded me of Sam and the idea of him and I together began to grow on me. And, for those of you who don’t know me, I am a big romantic at heart. For some reason, I always thought […]

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The beginning of feeling homesick for Africa
On December 13, 2020 | 0 Comments

Before I made my way to Athens, I had layovers in Addis Ababa and Istanbul. And although it’s been less than 24 hours, I already felt an urge to check my e-mail to see if Sam had sent me anything, as he promised he would. When I was connected to a stable WI-FI at Addis, […]

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The end of one journey, and the beginning of another.
On December 9, 2020 | 1 Comments

If someone had asked me on that day what was going through my mind during the drive to the airport, I would tell them that I was so focused on talking to Sam, making the most of our conversation, that I hadn’t really thought about the “afterwards”. And who plans a future with a person […]

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Waiting for my ride
On December 3, 2020 | 12 Comments

It took me awhile to fall asleep, seeing how unexpected my last night in Tanzania had turned out. I only had one beer at the party and technically only half, since Sam accidentally spilled half of the content on me. And I was still thinking about what a great time I had and feeling simultaneously […]

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