My First Time

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This is such a popular YouTube theme video but I thought I’d extend it onto my blog and talk a bit about myself because I’m a narcissistic biotch lol 😉

First broken bone? I only ever broke one bone and that was my nose. I was playing tennis with a friend… I think we were 9 or 10 and she accidentally whacked me in the nose with her tennis racket. It was just a fracture on the bridge and healed on its own. Didn’t leave a bump or anything. But hey, it counts!

First YouTuber you subscribed to? It was either nigahiga or charlieissocoollike (Charlie was SO OG. My friend and I were obsessed with him in 2007-2008ish. I got to meet him a few years ago, such a nostalgic moment in my life). charlie-gifs-charlieissocoollike-24120986-480-270

First celebrity crush? Okay, so the first time I ever felt attracted to someone was when I went to see The Lord Of The Rings: The Return of The King in theatres with my parents. I was 8 and thought Legolas (Orlando Bloom) was THE most beautiful person I’d ever seen.tumblr_mmjsc5wefq1ra39l0o1_500

First crush? The first time I ever had a crush on a real person was in the 4th grade. This boy named Ben was in my class for the very first time and I remember seeing him and thinking OMG he’s SO cute! My crush went on until grade 6 or 7 when he changed schools.

First kiss? Okay this is SO stupid. My first kiss was in the beginning of grade 9. It was my childhood friend’s birthday and she had a party in her house. We played spin the bottle and I had my first kiss that night. SO romantic right? LOL

First friend in college? I can’t remember which of these people I met first. Both of them were in my frosh group in first year. A girl named Jessica who stayed my best uni friend (and is still one of my closest friends). And a boy named Josh who I was friends with in early first year and then we drifted apart. But then in third year we went on a school trip to LA together and were reunited. We’re still besties to this day!

First job? I started working at a grocery store as a cashier when I was 17. I was MISERABLE doing that job but I made some really great friends that I still keep in touch with today. So there’s that…

 First concert? I was in grade 5 or 6 and my dad took me to see Hilary Duff’s Most Wanted Tour. I LOVED her so much. landscape-1488560364-redbook-april-hilary-duff-02-index

First text I sent today? I was messaging the singer of a band I help manage to see which images they want to use for their next single covers.

First time I got drunk? I think the first time I got DRUNK was when I was 17 and went to an all inclusive resort with my family. I drank way too much tequila and puked. Whoops.

First speeding ticket? I was in second year and it was almost 4 AM on a Wednesday and I was driving my classmate home. We’d stayed late at school to do an audio project. I was going 20 KM over the speed limit and this police officer stopped me. I remember seeing her in my mirror and thinking ‘damn it’s a lady she’s never gonna let me off the hook’ I thought a dude might be more compliant if I flirted (LOL). But I told her our sob story about how we were at school doing a project and she was so sweet she gave me a warning and said good luck on your project.

First best friend? I was 4 and just starting junior kindergarten. I met this girl named Brittany. We’re still friends today. Though I don’t see her as much she’ll always be one of my dearest friends.

First Wattpad story I ever read? A classmate introduced me to Wattpad in grade 10. The first story I ever read was The Kissing Booth. It’s published now but she was still updating it when I first read the story.

First Wattpad story I wrote? Starstruck Summer. Used to be called Maybe I’m Starstruck, Maybe You Love Me. It’s up again now although I’m making major edits and changing it up. (The third b&w photo on the cover was the book cover for the LONGEST time).
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Writing Tips

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I am frequently asked by Wattpad users for advice about writing or how to go about certain things when creating a story. I’m not a published author nor do I see myself as a notable writer… yet. But I do think I’ve come a long way since I started writing and every time I read my old pieces I find myself recognizing mistakes and knowing how to dodge them. And some times when I read old (but more frequent) works of mine I nod and find myself impressed by what I’ve created.

So I guess what I’m trying to say is that I’m no Charles Dickens but I’m not brand new at this writing thing, either. So for my lovely readers who would like to take their work one step further, here are some tips and tricks of mine that may help you on your journey.

I Am Not Destined To Live Forever

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*This post is not ideal for optimists

My 22nd birthday was yesterday (or 2 hours ago if you want to get technical) and all I feel is melancholy. I know that 22 is still super young and I have my whole life ahead of me but I think this is the first birthday where I feel depressed that I’ve aged so much. I went out with my friends on Saturday night and found myself hating it when they would yell happy birthday for the world to hear. I didn’t want the attention and I didn’t want to celebrate my aging. Tonight, when my family friends were singing “Happy Birthday” with the cake in front of me I couldn’t wait for the moment to end. I don’t care to ‘like’ or ‘comment’ on any Facebook posts left on my wall – I might even hide my birthday next year so I don’t get the useless best wishes. I just don’t want to age and I don’t want the attention of aging.

Stop Stealing Music | Op-Ed

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Stop stealing music.

Okay so I’m just as guilty as the next person for illegally downloading music during my time. I used to have LimeWire on my computer and I even did that whole YouTube → MP3 thing in high school. But to be fair, at the time music was expensive AF. You had to purchase CDs in order to listen to your favourite band or buy a single for $1.29 on iTunes if you wanted to keep things legal. And don’t get me wrong, I totally purchased music back then. But only from artists whom I truly adored at the time. Otherwise, I’d download away.

But times have changed and things are different now. Online streaming is totally free AND by doing it you’re still supporting the musicians and talent. I’m in a media program and am surrounded by fellow music lovers and media makers so most of my peers stream music and pay for their favourite tunes. Mainly, because listening to music that isn’t the highest of qualities is just painful for us media students. But also because a bunch of us want to work in the music industry (including myself) and we understand the importance of keeping the business alive. However, when I venture out of my field, I am shocked to see the amount of people who are still illegally downloading music.

Why is this still happening!?

Would You Totally Kill Me If I Rewrite Trapped?

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The other night I went back to my short story Trapped, the superstar of my stories, and reread it. I scanned the hundreds of comments and found myself agreeing with several opinions, reactions and criticisms. Now, I find myself constantly thinking about the story and different ways in which I can make it better.

Which Story Should I Post Next?

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Alright so new year means new original story by yours truly. Spin-offs, old stories, and sequels aside, here’s a list of potential stories I’m thinking of uploading next and would love to know which you’d be more interested in reading.

The other night I was going through the collection of stories I’ve written and saved on my computer. I read a few of them and realized I’m willing to re-write and finish them but the issue is I don’t know which one to focus on because I was impressed with more than one (younger me wasn’t such a bad writer).

This is where you come in. Which one would YOU like to read? Because I am ultimately posting it for you.

I’ve listed them by genre and rough description. I don’t have titles yet so I’ll just call them “potential”.

Favourite Beauty Products of 2016

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Here are the best things I used this past year. They include favourite makeup, hair, skincare products and fragrances. Some of these were already mentioned in my Spring favourites btw.

What have been your beauty favourites this year? I’d love to know!

Best Stories I Read On Wattpad This Year

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I’m MOSTLY sure that I read these stories this year but it’s possible that some were read in 2015. Either way, I loved these ones and think they’re definitely worth a read. They won’t be in any particular order.

There aren’t very many here simply because I haven’t had much time to read this year and also because (I hate to say this) a lot of the stories I’ve read on Wattpad have been sub-par. Perhaps, I need to look harder for the hidden gems because I’m certain they’re out there.

If there are any stories you think are as good as these ones and that I must check out, please let me know! (If they’re completed all the better).