This year has gone by incredibly fast and I definitely can say it was a year filled with a lot of interesting experiences. I got to draw dissected cadavers, relearn how to drive and got a car (thank you mom and dad! ilu), almost got kidnapped (lol, more to come later), and I also spent 2/3 of the year working full-time at a mutual fund company and later at a tax consulting firm. C: 2011 was also my last year as a teen, and I’m not very thrilled to be turning 20 next year, I wish I could have accomplished more before turning 2 decades =|
I got a DSLR earlier this year and after half a year, I finally decided it was time to upload pictures from my camera to my computer, so this will be a very image heavy post xD I could have gotten my camera months earlier if Best Buy didn’t decide to wait almost 2 months to tell me they lost my camera in the mail, and then tell me I have to reorder again.
About two months ago,
we decided it was time to take up vampire hunting as a new hobby my mom decided to buy a basket-load of garlic, literally, to make sweet pickled garlic. I can’t really say if it turned out well or not because it needs to be pickled for 3 months, but I’m very excited since I love pickled garlic ouo
Went a business trip to London, Ontario and then to Winnipeg, Manitoba a few weeks ago. It was just constant work so I didn’t really get the chance to explore much and take pictures, but mainly because I was also exhausted after each work day. This was my view out of my hotel window at the Fort Gary in Winnipeg.
And a picture of the hotel lobby. It was very nicely decorated for Christmas. The dinning room was also absolutely stunning. But I was too chicken to take a photo since it was filled with business men in black suits and old ladies in cocktail dresses. I already felt out of place enough and didn’t want to stand out more by snapping photos xD
I almost got kidnapped when I was coming back from Winnipeg, or more like I really THOUGHT I was getting kidnapped. It was at night and I was walking through the airport looking for a place to call a taxi when a tall middle-aged man approached me and asked, “Do you need a taxi, Miss?” Being someone who has never called a taxi in her life, I wasn’t really thinking so I told him, “uhh… well actually yes.” So the guy takes my luggage from me and starts walking briskly out the door. At this point I felt that something was strange but I followed him out anyways. He led me to this unmarked van and opened the door for me and told me to get in. I got in hoping that maybe there would be some signs in the van that would identify the vehicle as a taxi like no-smoking stickers and the like. BUT THERE WAS NOTHING.
He started driving and then I started to panic and yell at myself for getting in to the van. Dx I kept looking back as he was driving to check if there were other guys hiding in the back because I was like, well, if it’s just one guy, I have a bit of chance of escaping but if there’s more than one I am so totally doomed. While in the car, it came to me that I should probably call my mom and tell her where I was xD So I picked up the phone, and he didn’t point a gun at me or anything so I was like, okay, I can probably make it out of this alive 8D In the end, the guy was pretty nice, and got me home safely, though he charged about twice as much as a normal taxi would =/ I didn’t really want to argue with him about the price since I just wanted to get out of the van as soon as possible lol.
When I got home, I did a bit of research and realized that I got on a illegal taxi. But I didn’t know there was such things as illegal taxis so I really thought I was getting kidnapped and sold somewhere. So kids, watch out for unmarked vans. Don’t get on them.
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My sisters and I made a gingerbread house a few days before Christmas. The icing was very hard and difficult to put on, we should’ve warmed it up more before we started. But overall, I’m very satisfied with it. My next ambition will be to build a gingerbread CASTLE haha >:D
There was no snow on Christmas this year but it started snowing 2 days later. It was very beautiful as it fell since there was no wind and everything looked so white and peaceful.
And a photo with flash so you can actually see the snow falling.