A TYPO LOVE.

TYPOGRAPHY | 01

Finally, after a year of procrastinating, I’ve found the time to write about one of my developing passions — typography (or calligraphy.)

Over the past year, my interest in graphic design has skyrocketed, and I have fallen in love with the art of turning words into well… art. 😛

I have downloaded a few fonts onto my laptop this week and started playing around with them.  Here’s what I’ve come up with so far…

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With more time on my hands due to summer, I hope to share some more of my works with you all soon. 🙂

xo,

Ainah

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ADVENTURE TIME.

WHITE WALL.

A couple weeks ago during Easter, I had some fun taking some photos with two of my closest friends.  Soaking up the sun surrounded by children and parents in a playground, we found this white wall that we thought would be perfect for a bit of a photoshoot.  Though we are far from being anything close to professional photographers, I’m actually happy with how our photos turned out. 🙂 Enjoy some pictures of me and two people who I’ve captured an amazing time with. (Ha, get it… I’m so punny. K bye.) 

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We look cooler than we actually are.

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“Sister of my soul; friend of my heart.”

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Thank you for sticking by me for the past half year. I can’t tell you what it means to have someone like you in my life. #ewmushy 

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Yes, those are MY shades.

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Thanks for this photo, Janielle!! ❤

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Whatta poser.

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Candid or nah?

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Perfectly imperfect. Yet I still choose to empower the good in me.

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SO much love for her.

MY OUTFIT:

Dress – Suzy Shier

Cardigan – Ross

Sunglasses – Ross

Shoes – Ardene’s

xo,

Ainah

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MUSICAL MUSINGS.

PLAYLIST 03 | SPRING FAVOURITES

PLAYLIST 03 | SPRING FAVOURITES

  1. Wasn’t Expecting That – Jamie Lawson
  2. Running Home To You – Grant Gustin
  3. Wild – Troye Sivan
  4. Happier – Ed Sheeran
  5. Escape – Kehlani
  6. Reborn – Christiane Hubbel
  7. If I Can’t Love Her – Josh Groban
  8. Mercy – Shawn Mendes
  9. The One – Kodaline
  10. Beautiful Day – Jamie Grace

If you take the time to listen to the songs I listened above, you can probably tell that my taste in music is very varied… anyways, enjoy. 🙂

xo,

Ainah

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PERSONAL.

CAHSMUN 2017.

Coming back from my first Model United Nations conference yesterday, I can say that I’ve learned a lot about the effort and hard work that comes with being a leader.

It was a tiring, hectic, yet fulfilling and unforgettable weekend to say the least.  I left Friday afternoon with 7 other students from my school and one of my teachers for this conference.

I’ve never done or been to anything like this before, so honestly, I had no idea what to expect.  With little preparation besides the position papers I had to write, let’s say that I was unprepared.   I could try to give a little bit of background information on what this conference is really about,  but honestly, CAHSMUN is one of those things that you have to experience to really understand… 

But basically, CAHSMUN is a role-play of the United Nations.  You are given a committee and a country and two topics to research about beforehand.  Then, during the actual conference, you have the opportunity to present your research in front of other high school students that represent different countries and have different stances on the topics that were given.

CAHSMUN’s motto says, “Learn today. Lead tomorrow.”  I was truly impressed by all the high school students who run this three day event, their intellect, effort, and dedication is something that I can’t stress enough.  It was hard for me to believe that they were once first-timers like me, in a beginner committee, unsure of what to expect during a formal debate.

During the closing ceremony, the keynote speaker brought up some points that personally spoke to me.  She quoted a man named Ralph Emerson who once said, “To know even one life breathed easier because you have lived.  This is to have succeeded.”

This conference brought me back to remembering that an accomplishment shouldn’t be something made out of a block of wood or paper.  It’s not about my ability to debate or speak.  It’s about having a heart.  It’s the valuable lessons you learn in life about compassion, collaboration, and communication.

I was blessed to have experienced this amazing weekend with some of my friends. (Also, making a really cool new friend 🙂 )  I thoroughly enjoyed making memories of a lifetime with you all — whether it was ordering pizza at 2 am, being super indecisive with all the decisions we make, running out of Denny’s, having photo shoots right outside sketchy buildings, going to parties until 11, and staying up until 4 in the morning… I wouldn’t have wanted my first CAHSMUN experience to be with anybody else.  I’d gladly replay this weekend over and over again in my head as long as I have you all by my side.

All in all, I am so glad I got to take part in this conference.  See you in a year, CAHSMUN.

xox,

Ainah

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WRITINGS.

LOVE & MISADVENTURE. – LANG LEAV.

Long time no post, but despite my busy schedule, I’m always glad to be back to one of my favourite hobbies.  Since I’ve been gone for a while, I was wondering what I would want to write about in celebration of my return.  Hah.. 😛

I’ve been eyeing a book for ages — “Love & Misadventure” by Lang Leav.  And to my surprise, my best friend bought it for me for Valentine’s Day.  ❤

I absolutely loved this book.  As you can tell from my blog, I’m someone who has a deep appreciation for poetry.  Lang Leav has been one of my favourite poets over the last couple of years, and once I found out about her books, I knew I wanted at least one copy.

So here, are a few of my favourites from her first collection of poems.  Enjoy!!

xo,

Ainah

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WRITINGS.

BECAUSE YOU WILL NEVER MEET ME.

halfway across the world,

there’s a part of me that exists

in the lives of friends that i have not met

we find joy in spontaneous late night talks,

and odd times we find to chat around the clock,

in secrets shared,

and lessons about love and friendship learned;

these thousands of miles will continue to lie between us,

but you still don’t seem so far apart

for friendship doesn’t count miles,

it is measured by the heart

now i have come to realize,

that friendship is something that time nor distance can take away,

but merely a person in your life — choosing to stay

-A.E.

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WRITINGS.

A FAIRYTALE LOVE STORY.

 

 

she dreamt of a prince in shining armour,

one that would sweep her off her feet,

one that would bring her roses – and kiss her hand every time he’d greet

she dreamt of her prince, crowning her from head to toe in silver and in gold

spoiling her with jewels and all earth’s treasures, promising nothing less than a luxurious life to behold

she dreamt of her royal suitor, conquering beasts and all sorts of creatures just to win her heart,

she wanted him to be brave, charming, and have wit she’d never be able to outsmart

the princess eventually awakened from her slumber, knowing that a perfect man only exists in the realm of fantasy

but little did she know, that her “happily ever after” would pair her up with someone who makes reality better than her dreams

this boy; he wasn’t all that she expected, and little did the princess know that they were meant to be

but soon, she realized that his flaws didn’t distract his gleaming personality

convinced that there was something about him, from the moment that they met,

she knew that she just had to get to know this boy a little better, for her wandering heart to be content

timid. shy, but kindhearted, to say the least; the scattered minded princess had observed,

he was starting to captivate her heart which she intended to keep reserved

a smile forms on her face, remembering the first time they met,

looking back on that summer day, who would’ve known this could happen?

she holds back her laugh, reminiscing every single moment from the start,

how did someone so unexpected manage to steal her heart?

the boy never had to be a prince to give her the love she always wanted,

he never had to promise her riches to prove that his heart was made out of gold

he never had to slay a single fire-breathing dragon, to prove that he could help her conquer all her fears,

and he could simply make her feel like the happiest girl on earth by just holding her near

the princess crawls into her bed, ready to end another day,

and tonight, she’ll dream of her fairytale love life, and how she’ll always want things to stay this way.

 

 

 

 

 

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