Wednesday, April 30, 2008

lululemon athletica

Not gonna lie - like lululemon clothes - they are extremely comfortable and tuck in all the right places making your ass look like something everyone on the street wants to take a bite out of;


Lululemon Manifesto

I love this little Manifesto. Thought I would share it. Copied with love from

  • Drink FRESH water and as much water as you can. Water flushes unwanted toxins and keeps your brain sharp.

  • Love.

  • A daily hit of athletic-induced endorphins gives you the power to make better decisions, helps you be at peace with yourself, and offsets stress.

  • Do one thing a day that scares you.

  • Listen, listen, listen, and then ask strategic questions.

  • Write down your short and long-term GOALS four times a year. Two personal, two business and two health goals for the next 2, 5 and 10 years. Goal setting triggers your subconscious computer.

  • Life is full of setbacks. Success is determined by how you handle setbacks.

  • Your outlook on life is a direct reflection of how much you like yourself.

  • That which matters the least should never give way to that which matters the most.

  • Stress is related to 99% of all illness.

  • Jealousy works the opposite way you want it to.

  • Wake up and realize you are surrounded by amazing friends.

  • The world is changing at such a rapid rate that waiting to implement changes will leave you 2 steps behind. DO IT NOW, DO IT NOW, DO IT NOW!

  • Friends are more important than money.

  • Breathe deeply and appreciate the moment. Living in the moment could be the meaning of life.

  • Take various vitamins. You never know what small mineral can eliminate the bottleneck to everlasting health.

  • Don’t trust that an old age pension will be sufficient.

  • Visualize your eventual demise. It can have an amazing effect on how you live for the moment.

  • Choose a positive thought. The conscious brain can only hold one thought at a time.

  • Live near the ocean and inhale the pure salt air that flows over the water, Vancouver will do nicely.

  • Observe a plant before and after watering and relate the benefits to your body and brain.

  • Practice yoga so you can remain active in physical sports as you age.

  • Dance, sing, floss and travel.

  • Children are the orgasm of life. Just like you did not know what an orgasm was before you had one, nature does not let you know how great children are until you have them.

  • Successful people replace the words “wish”, “should” and “try” with “I will”. Ineffective people don’t.

  • Creativity is maximized when you’re living in the moment.

  • Nature wants us to be mediocre because we have a greater chance to survive and reproduce. Mediocre is as close to the bottom as it is to the top, and will give you a lousy life.

  • lululemon athletica creates components for people to live longer, healthier and more fun lives. If we can produce products to keep people active and stress-free, we believe the world will become a much better place.

  • Do not use cleaning chemicals on your kitchen counters or floors. Someone will inevitably make a sandwich on your counter or a baby will crawl on the floor.

  • SWEAT once a day to regenerate your skin.

  • Communication is COMPLICATED. We are all raised in a different family with slightly different definitions of every word. An agreement is an agreement only if each party knows the conditions for satisfaction and a time is set for satisfaction to occur.

  • Move your body and your heart will follow

Loving that! I think i will try one a week and see how far that takes me. LuLu ROCKS!


The TTC has resumed...

I hope that you commuters got to your destination as planned today because the TTC Strike is finally over. It was a hectic weekend for all of us, including myself. Everyone has got little notice that a strike was imminent. Most people have to find other ways to navigate around the City of Toronto. The good thing is that the traffic wasn’t that too busy. If the strike were to drag on towards the weekday, it could have been fatal. The provincial government had introduced back-to-work legislation (known as the Toronto Public Transit Service Resumption Act) and it only took at least half an hour to get it passed into law. You can just thank Dalton McGunity (and all the members of provincial parliament (MPPs for short) ) for their heroic actions. Every MPP has their own voice.

As for the deal, it’s now dead. The deal now goes into “arbitration” as far as I know.


Sunday, April 27, 2008

Transit Strike

Well here in Toronto our Transit system the TTC went on strike at midnight with less then one hours notice to the city, it’s drivers, and most importantly us riders.To give this kind of notice after telling us we would have 48 hours notice of a strike well lets put it this way : it is unethical!

As one who relies on transit to get around as I do not own a car ( really living in East End ) there isn't the necessity for one. Who does this strike effect most? The working poor, those on disability. and those on welfare..others can quickly come up with contingency plans and even buy a bike, take a taxi etc where as two days before end of the month cheques most will be left at home or hoofing it. There are many of us hurting over this strike dear workers who did turn down a decent deal. As is on a North American basis our drivers are rather well paid, have a decent package overall, and a union that works for them not too shabby.

As for the short time line to this strike I think there are some higher ups who are going to have to start answering a bunch of questions because drivers, subway operators and us riders were all left in unsafe places at midnight.

Now for those who do have to get around :
Here are a few suggestions:

1. Carpool
2. Bike
3. Go Train–now they are NOT putting on any extra service so be mindful of this and be prepared to wait.
4. As for the taxis in town they will be very busy so no appointments or prebooking allowed so call at least 30 minutes before you need it.


Sunday, April 20, 2008

Shoppin' in the City

I’ve been REALLY bad…somebody should spank me…HAHA !!! Seriously though, I can’t even remember all the things that I’ve bought over the past 1 weeks.

I found online eyewear and a wallet from GUESS? that I really enjoyed. I went into the store and tried it on and instantly fell in love.So I bought it.

A few days before, I went downtown. I was in need of another pair of jeans and perfume. My favourite pair now are boot cut denim and my favourite perfume, JPG and Marc Jacobs . So I went to Holt’s …SCORE!! So I bought those and I was super duper excited. Not only did I get a new pair of jeans and JPG perfume but I FINALLY bought something from Holt’s. HAHA. So after I was wandering around and ’stumbled’ upon some cute shoes. I already have a ZARA shoes or sneakers , whatever you want to call it but I wanted another colour (mine is white). So in light of the Spring season I decided to buy a darker coloured one. SCORE! More purchases at Holt Renfrew. Hehe.

So that was my exciting shopping trips these past one week. I know none of you care but I do and my life is yours to explore.

You know you love me, xoxo



I had so much fun at the launching of Body Step saturday morning. Wonderful! New moves, new challenges, great music. Kudos to Les Mills !!! Definitely will get those butts and legs into shape! I think everyone will love thriller in track 11!


Friday, April 18, 2008

Sincere Condolences...

I send Much Love to you, Dearest Rosie and Papa Bear, during this extremely difficult time. May you find strength, purpose, understanding, and peace. Know that you are in the thoughts of all of the friends.

PrettySweetBoy & DMG

I ♥ Dirt

Gardening is therapy... I love digging in the dirt and making it just right for my seeds and flowers. ❁ It’s great. DMG thinks so too. He loved helping me in the yard. I was toiling the soil and digging holes and he was right there beside me covered in dirt helping out.Again……he was great!

I want our new home to be bursting with color and flowers .At last the garden is starting to take off and look healthy.


Sunday, April 13, 2008

Augusta Masters 2008 Champion

2008 Masters Golf Tournament, played at Augusta National

Trevor Immelman has just won the US Masters

Tiger has come in second place at the Masters

South African, Trevor Immelman has just won the US Masters at Augusta, to become the first South African to win that competition since Gary Player in 1978. He shot a final round 73.

He wobbled a bit towards the end, putting his approach on the par 3 16th into the water, but held on to win by 3 from Tiger Woods.Tiger has come in second place at the Masters, which wrapped up today in Augusta, Ga.

Well done to him - it’s hard to lead from start to finish and he deserves it …


Saturday, April 12, 2008


No not law school classes. I’ve been going to ‘group fitness’ classes at the gym. Work outs thus far:

-Monday: Stair machine (30 minutes) & RPM (60 minutes)
-Tuesday: Stair machine (20 minutes), elliptical (20 minutes) & Body Step (60 minutes)
-Wednesday: Stair machine (30 minutes) & RPM (60 minutes)
-Thursday: Body Step (60 minutes)
-Friday: * Rest Day *
-Saturday: Body Step (60 minutes) & Body Attack (60 minutes)
-Sunday: RPM (60 minutes) & Body Step (60 minutes)

“Working out is fun”, “the more you do it the more you will love it”...


Saturday, April 5, 2008

Unfinished business…

The death of a parent is different.

For all of us, parents — biological or otherwise — are the ones who were always there. We may have grown up with siblings, depended on others for protection, lived in the same town with them, be estranged from our entire families, see them rarely after a great deal of travel, never see them at all, or any combination of the above. Nonetheless, parents are always with us and — in all but rare cases — are the ones we think of as the anchors of our lives. We may have lost friends, spouses, children, each an incredible loss in its own way, but the death of a parent is different.

Even for those who were abandoned, either actually or emotionally, parents are always there in memory, in questions, in unfinished business and — since we all desire on some level to either please, fulfill or prove something to them — we all have unfinished business.

And, of course, we love them — or want to love them, or wish we could have — and they, us.

But the business of life is never finished. We may hope to see — believe that we will see — them again one day, or we may be among those who believe that death is the end, literally and finally. It doesn't matter. Regardless of our belief system, our interactions, real or potential, with those most important people cease in this world, apart from whatever is happening in our own heads.

So we wonder. Did I make them proud? Did I disappoint them? Did they forgive me? Can I — should I — will I — ever forgive them? If I'm better, will they know? If I'm not…will they care? And, finally, who else will care as much?

If home is the place where, when you go there, they have to let you in, then parents are the heart's home.

After the death of a parent, everything is different. Everything.


Thursday, April 3, 2008

Respect for the mother in law ...

Today’s news of the passing away of Pauline Goodman, mother of " DMG " made me sad. I could just feel his pain and loss. On the bright side…he know he will see her again. She was 82 years old…what a legacy to leave behind. Love and respect…can any of us ask for more than that? God Bless the whole Goodman Family at this time of sorrow in their lives. And I understand what " DMG " is going through... She was a wonderful woman & they are a truly sweet & loving family.


Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Oh, what a fool!!!

Yesterday was April Fool’s, so you can imagine all the lies and half-truths that found their way through the internet to (un)suspecting victims around the world.Have you been enjoying the April Fools ? I know I have!


Nelly Furtado At Toronto’s Earth Hour

A free concert by Nelly Furtado awaits those in Toronto during Toronto’s Earth Hour event. The event is slated at Nathan Phillips Square on March 29. Grammy and Juno winner Nelly Furtado has been named the first Canadian Earth Hour Ambassador.

Cate Blanchett and Natalie Imbruglia are also Earth Hour Ambassadors. The event will be as ‘green’ as possible. Organizers are taking step to power the event with renewable energy and be as carbon neutral as possible.

At 8 p.m. on March 29 cities around the world turn off their lights for Earth Hour to spotlight awareness about climate change. Millions participate worldwide. Canada so far is leading the pack with more than 20,000 people, 1,000 businesses and 50 cities pledged to be dark for an hour.