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"There are years that ask questions and years that answer."

- Zora Neale Hurston, Their Eyes Were Watching God
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"A serious girl, when she finds someone who calms her spirit and quiets her busy thoughts, will love you so fiercely, it will defy even her own logic and reasoning."

- alhamdulillah (via strifemars, coffeeandfaithdesertblooms)
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Semi-annual review: 2014 Part 1

Wow… it feels unreal that we’re coming to the midway mark of 2014 already. (I feel like every time I do one of these posts, I end up writing a very similar sentence pertaining to how time seems to always move rapidly in a forward direction…)
These first six months were filled with long-awaited academic milestones, overt displays of nerdiness, amazing classical music, and the best famjams.



NOTABLE HAPPENINGS from January - June:
  • Discovering Settlers of Catan
  • New Macbook Pro Retina! :D
  • Starting my Directed Studies in a new lab
  • Writing my last midterm of undergrad
  • Received my first rose bouquet from somebunny special for Valentine’s Day
  • Adopted Trixie the Unicorn
  • VSO’s Beethoven 6 concert
  • Interviewing Maestro Tovey and obtaining his autograph!
  • VSO’s Beethoven 9 concert… *sighs happily*
  • Don Giovanni performed by the Vancouver Opera
  • Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto by UBC Symphony
  • Don Carlo performed by the Vancouver Opera
  • Yo-Yo Ma’s VRS performance
  • VSO’s Spring Festival featuring the music of Rachmaninov 
  • Alexander Gavrylyuk plays Rach 2
  • Alexander Gavrylyuk plays Rach 3
  • Directed Studies defence
  • Writing my last final of undergrad
  • Presenting at the Pediatric Academic Societies conference in Vancouver
  • Receiving the SPR Student Research Award… still in shock
  • Schubert’s Winterreise performed by Florian Boesch/Malcolm Martineau (VRS Surprise Concert)
  • UBC Graduation!!!
  • VSO’s Mahler 9 concert
  • Kathy and Daniel’s graduation!
  • Pathology Arts Gala
  • Jane’s baby shower

NEW MOVIES WATCHED from Jan-June

  • Lego Movie
  • Captain America: Winter Soldier
  • The Amazing Spiderman 2
  • Godzilla

BEST FOODIE EXPERIENCES:

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TRYING TO KEEP MY CRAZY AT BAY WHEN I’M AROUND NEW PEOPLE

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This will be me in Montreal.
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Dazzling artwork with flowers by Limzy
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Internet, meet Ophelia the cactus. Believe me, this was not an impulse buy.

Internet, meet Ophelia the cactus. Believe me, this was not an impulse buy.

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This piece reminds me of Professor Layton… 
Violinist Thomas Gould performs Astor Piazzolla’s Oblivion with Ksenija Sidorova and the BBC National Orchestra of Wales.

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One week post-finale. Still not fully recovered.
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So many shared experiences!(via mad-scientist)

So many shared experiences!
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Lawrence Durrell, Justine(via aseaofquotes)

Lawrence Durrell, Justine
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Is this noteworthy?

I completed my undergrad without pulling a single all-nighter. Judging from my limited sample size, I believe I’m in the minority! ;)

I never stayed up later than 2am either. (My 2am nightmare was a one-time occurrence, entirely thanks to CHBE 419 and its hellish lab reports…)

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