Thursday, February 24, 2011


Last Saturday my boyfriend and I went on to try a Japanese restaurant in Montreal, called Big in Japan. We heard so much great reviews about it, that we thought we might go and try it. We really like the decor a lot, with the posters, and the maps of Japan and Tokyo. What was really pleasant also, was the little boutiques of Japanese goodies, such as sandals, knifes, soaps and copybooks and crayons. The food was really nice too, but it was more of a mix between Japanese and European cooking. My boyfriend had short ribs on green tea sauce with rice, and I got kushi-mori "fried brochettes" and gyoza, it was really nice. If you stop by Montreal, I would definitely recommend it :)
Anyway I can believe that the reading is almost over, I will miss Montreal its such a fun city. I am really not looking forward to going to school again :P But before I leave there is still the Montreal Nuit Blanche that my boyfriend and I have to try. I hope I will be able to post the pictures and show them to you ^^

Thursday, February 10, 2011


Leisures, by William Henry Davies

What is this life if, full of care,
We have no time to stand and stare.
No time to stand beneath the boughs
And stare as long as sheep or cows.
No time to see, when woods we pass,
Where squirrels hide their nuts in grass.
No time to see, in broad daylight,
Streams full of stars, like skies at night.
No time to turn at Beauty's glance,
And watch her feet, how they can dance.
No time to wait till her mouth can
Enrich that smile her eyes began.
A poor life this if, full of care,
We have no time to stand and stare

I like this poem a lot, the rimes are so pretty. And somehow it reminds me of the past most. In fact I have been so busy at school that I felt that I have not been able to enjoy the beauty of this world lately. Today as I walk by the school park, I just sat on a bench and watched the snow fall, it was all so quiet and peaceful. It made me remember how life used to be care free, but somehow when you entering adulthood you feel like your future is uncertain, somehow you don't know where life might lead you...and sometimes it makes you forget to breathe, and stare at the beauty of the world. I really need to manage some time for myself and some other time for my studies. I am in desperate need for the right balance in life. I hope to find it soon, until then I leave you with some shots of montreal and ottawa. I just like the way the weather is changing from freezing winter days, to cold breezy mornings. Watching the snow melt, and then come back is simply beautiful, it's like mother nature is playing hide and seek with us. Somehow, it makes me even more impatience for the spring, but yet, makes me want to enjoy the last winter weeks a bit more.

Until next time I wish you all a good week-end!