Wednesday, February 29, 2012

I Miss Amy

She was the real deal.

It was love at first sight, at last sight, at ever and ever sight.

Nabokov's prose is so beautifully written, it's the kind of book that should be read aloud.  The novel could also easily be one of the most beautiful love stories/tragedies there are, had it not been for the fact that she's friggin 12 when they first have sex.  Humbert Humbert isn't to be trusted as a narrator; he says so himself at the beginning of the book.  But I guess great literature doesn't have to be about great people... and if you read the book until the end you will realize it is not only a tale of pedophile obsession but it really is a love story.

I looked and looked at her, and I knew, as clearly as I know that I will die, that I loved her more than anything I had ever seen or imagined on earth. She was only the dead-leaf echo of the nymphet from long ago - but I loved her, this Lolita, pale and polluted and big with another man’s child. She could fade and wither - I didn’t care. I would still go mad with tenderness at the mere sight of her face.

And how charming is this first paperback edition of Lolita?!!
Controversial since its conception, Lolita was rejected by American publishing houses until finally accepted by the avant-garde Olympia Press in Paris and published in a fragile two-volume format.   (found at 7600$ in a Manhattan bookstore. O_O)

Natalie and her Olympia Le-Tan Lolita purse at the premiere of Black Swan.  Does it make you love her 10000x more or what? :D

Monday, February 27, 2012

Leap Year

Samedi matin je me suis réveillée avec la ferme conviction que j'ai fait une erreur la dernière fois chez Winners.  J'avais trouvé la plus belle jupe verte plissée, et j'ai LAISSÉ PASSER L'OCCASION de l'inviter à venir chez moi....... regrets, regrets.   Sur le coup je me suis laissée intimider par la longueur de la maxi-jupe (après tout elle fait presque toute ma hauteur ha) mais je compte bien réparer mon manque de jugement.  Heureusement pour moi, Cong travaille à Winners, je lui ai donc confié la mission de retrouver ma belle et la conquérir pour moi.

Sur Nordstrom une jupe similaire en soie coute 1314 USD (!%$?&%?)

Psssss 2012 est une année bissextile!!  Est-ce qu'une de vous vas profiter de la vieille tradition irlandaise :D ?  Believe it or not, once in a blue moon I watch romantic comedies by myself (well I'm ALWAYS by myself lolz), and last year I somehow found this movie.  Mon excuse c'est que ça se passe en Irlande, ok??

En fait, c'est vraiment pas si pire!!
(mais je ressens toujours une certaine honte après avoir regardé une comédie romantique, même lorsque personne n'est témoin)

bon je vai sme cacher.

Thursday, February 23, 2012


Des chatons bengal........
J'EN VEUX, J'EN VEUX, J'EN VEUX..............

Sunday, February 19, 2012

YZ, Freelance Consultant

Over the last month, my admiration for foreign students in France grew exponentially.  In my opinion, the process of applying for a French university, regardless of the outcome, deserves a friggin MEDAL.  Award for patience, perseverance and amazing resourcefulness. 

Don't look back, you've probably already cut down a tree by now with all the paperwork.

If I ever see the light at the end of this tunnel, I will publish a strategy guidebook dammit!!

I already have a whole chapter from my past experience:

-How to open a bank account in France (it took me 3months, my exchange was only 4) 

Hopefully my strategy guide will include the following:
-How to navigate through French universities' websites, with 50% broken links
-Actually forget the website, I'm going to include all the important deadlines & forms
-Table of equivalence from Quebec to France education system
-Glossary of all French abbreviations (Never seen so many)
-Before leaving, rendez-vous with French Embassy, more forms to be filled

But seriously, I think it's gonna be worth it all if I manage to get accepted :) :) :)

I know it must not be as complex as I make it sound, but because I don't know ANY québécois who went to study in France, I feel like a pioneer with no one to turn to for advices.  Can't imagine what it's like for someone who doesn't speak French. MAD PROPS.

J'espère que mon blog ne commence pas à ressembler à un panneau publicitaire...

Il était une fois, j'avais un gel de douche à l'odeur de cèdre et forêts, de la pluie et de la mousse.  Pendant cette époque, la douche fût pour moi une sorte de cérémonie de relaxation, je m'imaginais que si les elfes et autres créatures des bois devaient se laver, ça aurait certainement été avec ce gel douche.

Puis vint le jour où ma bouteille s'épuisa et se fit jeter par le reine du royaume, ma mère, et avec ma mémoire d'adolescente je n'arrivais plus à me souvenir de la marque.   *insérer beaucoup de jurons québécois*

Then I found THIS on a perfume blog.  AND IT IS CALLING my inner lumberjack/coureur des bois....

"Hinoki, by avant-garde niche house Comme des Garçons, is a fragrance that supposedly recaptures this natural state of living. Inspired by the Onsen (Japanese warm spring baths) and Scandinavian woods, the aromas of Japanese Hinoki and cedar are brought to life. Hinoki was launched in 2008 and was created in honor of men’s lifestyle magazine, Monocle. The nose behind Hinoki is Comme des Garçons perfumer, Antoine Maisondieu."

Et il y a aussi mon côté pratique qui trouve ça fantastique d'avoir une eau de toilette qu'on peut partager avec son homme.

Maintenant il faut que le déniche!!!

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Bling Bling

The newest addition to my growing collection of rings (well I can hardly call it a collection, more like a small family??) is a gold hammered V ring. 

I'm oddly attracted to thin & dainty rings with the smallest details instead of the colorful gems and the big blings.  There can be so much beauty contained in a small frame.

The V reminds of the SAILOR MOON TIARA.

I'm still on the hunt for the perfect wood branch/twig ring.  Des fois j'ai quelque chose de très spécifique en tête et ma quête ne finit pas tant que j'ai pas trouvé l'objet correspondant 100% à cette idée. Si seulement tout était possible à DIY... Shhhiiiiiit somebody get me off of 

SAILOR MOON FOREVER, guys.   ughh my manga days seem like a lifetime ago :(  I still remember the magic

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Cong makes you sleep on the couch, on the spot where his dog has peed.

Promise I will move on to other subjects after this post!!
But first go watch this short film made by my friends Cong & Tim ( Guys with Scars production lol)

Facts about the shooting day:

-Chorizo + poutine tacos was invented on the set.
-Huilong has his mysterious ways with the dog...
 -On Sunday, the entire Laval population does its grocery shopping in Metro
-Tim shooting asleep Cong while standing on his bed looks very dirty. (Pictures to come)



Huilong for his dog skills


Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Apparently my last 2 posts were depressing??? My bad -_-

And check out these prairie dogs getting more action than you and me.

Monday, February 13, 2012

I honestly believe this.

You can love someone so much...But you can never love people as much as you can miss them.

Back to Solitude

Now is the perfect time to post this video...

Ever noticed how relationships played backwards seem so much more beautiful? 

Sunday, February 12, 2012

This is really happening.....

My facebook newsfeed used to be filled with party/travel/random drunk statuses but now SLOWLY & SURELY  the engagement/ wedding/ultrasound baby pictures are taking over....... and of course the statuses about "We just bought our 1st car/ house!!!" 


Thursday, February 9, 2012


I want it so bad. The collar, the pleats, the delicate waist. dayuuuuuum.

 Pat, je t'ai trouvé ces chaussures vertes-aqua-pseudo tiffany !!
Tip not pointy enough, but love the bold color.

classy nautical playsuit.
okay 2 things:

1. I had my most spontaneous online purchase yesterday. Spontaneous as in decision making + taking out credit card within 5 minutes. I bought my own domain at     I know it's lame to just use my name but I could eventually use it as a portfolio or at least for a professional purpose!  It's just empty for now. 

(If you want to buy a .com, .net, whatever domain name I can help you!!)

2. STAR WARS 3D is playing in theatres in Montreal and no one bothered to invite me on a date to go see it?!!   I'm ashamed to say that I've never watched the Phantom Menace.  Now's my chance!!

Monday, February 6, 2012

DIY gift idea for your man

(Or your dad/yourself/your 4ever alone single guy friend)

What I concluded after reading the few comments following my flowers post is that my female blog followers = femmes pratiques lol   So here is a super practical & genius DIY gift idea that will certainly be appreciated by your man.  If I were less manually-retarded I would certainly give it a try!!  And probably keep it to myself.

Lo and behold!!!!

The vintage book tech accessory organizer!!

Step 1 is probably the hardest one: Finding a beautiful cloth-bound hardcover book and destroying it :(

 Follow this tutorial!

SO GENIUS RIGHT?!!    no more tangled earphones, usb cables, you can even use it to give your jean pockets a break from your cellphone!!

Est-ce que quelqu'un veut s'aventurer avant moi et ensuite m'expliquer comment on accomplit l'étape de la machine à coudre....? >___<

Friday, February 3, 2012

Ipod pictures

Aaah i used to take so many pictures but now that my life has become more boring than ever i don't have quite as much to share...

Thursday, February 2, 2012


So ridiculously jealous of her gorgeous bike.  If I move back to the city I'm definitely buying myself one!! 

I'm going to buy myself the best bike dammit.   And protect it from the city thugs with my life.    (You can also buy me a spare one   on )