PERSONAL.

APPRECIATION POST | JANIELLE DOMINGO.

I think the last time I did a post like this was when I first started out my blog this year.  Now doing it for a second time, I think it’s something I want to keep doing continually.  I want my blog to represent the things I stand for  — appreciating those who have poured blessings on blessings into my life being one of them.

I’m sure that I’ve mentioned Janielle in a number of my posts in the past, but it wasn’t until recently I truly realized how much she meant to me.  I’ve finally found my best friend.   My other half.  One of the few people I can truly share anything in my heart with.

I remember a couple years ago when we were starting out as friends, my dad predicted that one day, this younger girl who I barely knew at the time would become my best friend.  Naturally, I did not believe that could come true.  She was one and a half years younger.  I didn’t think we could relate to each other and share life the way we do now.

Through coming to my house almost every week two years ago, our sleepovers, Prayer Hub, having a vacation together, God has brought her so much closer to me than I could have ever imagined.

Janielle, thank you for all the inside jokes, memories, secrets, and advice you’ve given me.  Yes, you may be younger, but I see so much wisdom and strength inside of your young heart.  You continually inspire me to be kind and to draw closer to God.  You are my sister and I can’t tell you what it means to have you in my life.

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SO much love for her.

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sister of my soul; friend of my heart 

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1.5 years apart, and she’s only like 1.5 inches shorter than me….

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I live for more times like this. ❤ 

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PERSONAL.

SCHOOL’S OUT | LIFE LATELY | SUMMER BUCKET LIST 2017

Well another year has come and gone and it’s summer once again.  It’s almost been a year since I started this blog, and I’m proud to say that I think I’ve been making progress with my blogging journey 🙂

So, my grade 10 year absolutely flew by incredibly fast.  It honestly doesn’t feel so long ago since I first started the school year.  I think it was a year of new experiences, new lessons that I’ve learned, extreme stress, a year of change, and a year of growth.  There were extremely happy times, and extremely disappointing and difficult times.  But I’m proud I got through it. 🙂

But, it’s summer now!! 🙂 Time to de-stress,  hang out with friends, catch up on all the sleep I lost this school year, and just reeeeelax.

However, I have no intention of being a couch potato throughout the next two months.  Like last summer, I will be sharing my summer bucket list on my blog. I’m super excited to share what I have in mind for this summer….


SUMMER BUCKET LIST 2017 

  1. Get a job… (I’m so broke)
  2. Learn three new songs on the ukulele
  3. Start a YouTube channel and start regularly vlogging 🙂
  4. Get a head start with Math 11… (not that I want to… it’s definitely more like I need to, not gonna lie…)
  5. Get my learners driver’s license
  6. Read at least 5 books (I’ve gotten so lazy when it comes to reading LOL)
  7. Decorate my bedroom with more pictures
  8. Post on my blog at least once a week!
  9. Work on my French
  10.  Go to the beach at least three times this summer 🙂

 

That’s all I have! Hope you enjoyed. Can’t wait to blog more about my adventures and accomplishments this summer!

xo,

Ainah

 

 

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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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