Sunday, February 28, 2010

What do you expect to find under "for sale" in Classified?

May be a car? A bike? A poster? Or may be a .....pig?

We're Canadian!

I never know Canadian can be so patriotic.  The past 2 weeks of Winter Olympic was truly eye opening.  Even friends of mine who are born in Canada told me they have not seen Canadian showing this side of themselves.  

I've always wonder whether mosaic multiculturalism really works.  Are Canadian only a bunch of people of different culture living in their own cultural community on the same soil without anything holding them together or there are a glue that stick us, the mosaic pieces, together as one nation?  This Winter Olympic gave me a definite answer that WE'RE ONE NATION!  It is pretty awesome to see different ethnic group wearing red and waving a Canadian flag cheering on "Go Canada Go!".  Yes, this Olympic is expensive and we have to pay for the bill but it bought us an opportunity to bring all of us, Canadian, together!  And that is priceless.  

I already miss you, Winter Olympic!  Thanks to you, I see how patriotic, we, Canadian can be!  

I'm proud to be Canadian!!!  Go Canada Go!!! 

Recent Earthquakes

High magnitude earthquakes happened one after another.  First Haiti, then Chile just had a 8.8 magnitude earthquake.  Being in Vancouver, which is on the fault line, is already overdude for its cyclical earthquake.  How soon will it arrive?  I cannot imagine devastated damages may happen in my home town.  Are you prepare for it seeing the damages made in recent earthquakes?

Check this out a map of recent earthquakes around the world:

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

A friend of mine in her early 20s, who just got her first job, asked me what she needs to buy for her new wardrobe.  It bought back a lot of memories how difficult it was to start a work wardrobe.  

Being the youngest generation in the work force sometime can be very difficult.  I remember I have to purposely put on my glasses, choose my make-up carefully, and always dress professionally to make myself appear more mature.  Because I'm (I was) so young, how I carry myself in the workforce is so important.  I'm green, inexperience, if I appear to be like a school kid, it would be very difficult for others at work to take me seriously.

Though my work place is very casual, I always dress professionally.  You think I don't want to pull on my hoodie and jeans to work?

Just this year, I feel that I can relax a bit in my appearance.  Does it mean that I am getting old and appearing older so I no longer need to dress young?  Yikes.

Below - adapted from Professional Dress Code tips by D. Burleson