veeviennn Breathtaking sceneries. The first of many to come.. #roadtrip #BEASTSontheROCKS #Alberta #Canada 🇨🇦 3d

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veeviennn It's crazy how fast time passes and in a few blinks of an eye, 4 months has passed and my time here in Toronto is up. The whole process, from getting here to adapting to this new city alone, has taught me so much about myself and gave me a taste of what adulthood would be like. When I first applied for student exchange, I was excited at the thought of having a clean slate in a new city/country where I don't know anyone at all. Little did I know that it would be hard, and the whole idealistic concept of starting off fresh in a new city or country would come with struggles that no one talks about. Living alone for the first time in 20 years has made me realize that I was never completely comfortable with being alone and the deafening silence that comes with it. I've learned that it's always nice to feel someone's physical presence despite not constantly having a conversation.. It just doesn't make you feel as lonely. Doing long distance with the people I hold dear to my heart, throughout this journey, has made me cherish each and every relationship that I have, be it a friendship, romantic relationship or a family relationship.
However, despite all the tough times and impediments that I've faced during my time here, I've learned to adapt to the changes that came with the experience and to cope with the stresses of life better than I thought I could. I'm thankful for the people that have been there for me though FaceTime, Skype and text, and for the friends that I've made along the way that have made me feel at home. Everything that I've experienced has made this whole journey worthwhile.. And if you ask me if I would recommend it? Hell yeah. Go on a trip, a journey, an exchange program or a vacation completely alone, to a city or country that you've never visited before and have no friends, for at least a month and I'll assure you that you'll learn something about yourself and a small part of the world. (Side note: Get ready for a spam of photos after this)
#Goodbye #Toronto #Canada 🇨🇦
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veeviennn It's that time of the year again when the baby boy grows a year older and becomes less of a baby. Happy 14th Birthday Bruh! May all your dreams of becoming a pro footballer come true and I hope you're doing well in school. See you next month puipui, have a good birthday!
P.S. Don't overeat tonight! I know mother will be spoiling you with your fav food.
2w
  •   ky_bm_ I miss happy birthday wooijian 2w

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veeviennn Feeling very nostalgic as I reminiscence the good ol' Krabi getaway with the boyfriend last summer. We had our own quiet little cottage up in the treetops with a view of the sea. It was perfect. We were disconnected from all the chaos and pandemonium that is typically seen and felt in big cities filled with concrete jungles for a whole week and immersed ourselves in the tranquility of nature. Everything from the smell of morning dew and the fresh but earthy forest to the sounds of birds, insects and sea waves crashing, was so peaceful and calming. At times it felt like we were the only ones on the island and that we've made ourselves at home, free from the world's materialistic problems. Life felt simple and carefree for seven days and little things like getting banana roti from the stall in town, and discovering small caves and different beaches on the island made us feel happy and contented, and it all felt enough.
A week felt like a month (in a good way) on that island and I wouldn't change anything about the holiday that we had. It was the perfect getaway.
#tb #Krabi #Railay #perfectgetaway
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veeviennn It's not everyday you get to squander around on an island shaped like a wide bowl with 3 friends, watch the sunset while sitting on abandoned slabs of concrete, and then continue your journey to the opposite end of the island only to find out there's absolutely no way you can walk back from there, and the 8pm ferry that only docks from the other side of the island has already left, and that you and your friends have less than an hour to walk/jog/run 5.75km to catch the 9pm ferry, that would allow 4 starving human beings (that shared 2 muffins and a pack of Hello Panda biscuits throughout the entire journey) sufficient time to have proper dinner at a restaurant. Regardless, it was still an adventure for the books. Couldn't have asked for better motivators to support and help a really unfit me get through 5.75km in a very limited time.

#reminiscingthecarefreedays #herecomestheshitloadofassignments #PSthisposttookmeanhour #tbt #fbf #goodnight #TorontoIslands #Canada 🇨🇦
1mon

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veeviennn Niagara Falls at night #tbt #memories #Ontario #Canada 🇨🇦 1mon

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veeviennn Been a long time since I've felt relaxation through painting. #arttherapy 1mon

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veeviennn Happy Birthday Cass!! You're officially an adult now! Even though you've always acted like one :) now your mind, body and soul are one and you are officially an old woman Thank you for being the responsible, caring and loving person that you've always been and for being a great friend when I need someone to hear me out or help me make decisions when I'm indecisive aaaand for promising to keep me grounded if I ever act out. Sorry I can't be in Melb for your birthday hahaha (I know you don't want me there because you invited me so last minute and you didn't give me an invitation card!!) Anyway, love you Cassiepoo! Here's to growing old and staying friends forever! 🏽🏻 2mon
  •   cassandra_jane Thanks vivipoo! To growing old and staying friends forever! 🏽🏻 2mon

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veeviennn 2 weeks with this guy flew by way too quickly.. Thank you for coming out to visit me and making the past couple of weeks the best that we've experienced so far this year. The memories that we've created in such a short span of time is unforgettable and even though we didn't do much, nothing beats the time that we spent in each other's company. I am so grateful to have you in my life and thank you for taking care of me and treating me so dang well, despite how sensitive and annoying I can be. Saying goodbye was incredibly hard last night, after the best 2 weeks, but I know we'll get through the next 3 months stronger than ever. See you real soon, Jorge! ️🇨🇦 #datjawline #ldrsucks #ily #icrailikeniagarafalls 2mon

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veeviennn 22/02: Met this gentleman one year ago today at probably one of the most cliché places in romcoms. I find it surreal that one year has passed and our whole journey, thus far, still feels like a fairytale. Thank you for loving me exactly as I am and for treating me like a princess. I'm counting my lucky stars because I'm able to call you mine and I'm so glad and thankful that you're physically here with me on this special day. Happy Anniversary, my Hungarian Jorge! Here's to many more!

#love #anniversary #Toronto
2mon

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veeviennn 'Twas a good day and a good experience at Mount St. Louis, but nevertheless exhausting. Coming from someone who has the worst body coordination, skiing ain't easy! After a couple of hours, I was getting frustrated with myself and my inadequacy as I looked around and saw that everyone else that started off as a beginner, like me, was starting to get a hang of this thingamajig and I was still falling, tumbling and sliding down slopes on my butt because I didn't know how to control my speed, or stop.
However, I finally grasped some understanding on how to control the skis during the last hour or so hahahah and as cheesy as it sounds, I've learned to pick myself back up every time I fall and to keep trying over and over again even after the countless falls and embarrassing stunts I pulled. Would definitely recommend the sport to adrenaline junkies! It won't be easy breezy at first but once you get it, you'll enjoy it!

Another thing off my bucket list! ⛷ : @clairetanym
#MountStLouis #Toronto #Canada
3mon

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veeviennn CN Tower 🇨🇦 4mon

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veeviennn Christmas 2015 with these people. Thank you for all the gifts and love guyss. Missing you @meliajyin 🏼:@attikka 4mon

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veeviennn I got all that I wanted for Christmas this year. 🏻🏼 4mon

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veeviennn Missing the fam bam ️ This was one of the few proper family pictures we've taken in a while, without anyone missing! #tbt #daddys50thbirthday #family #love 5mon

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veeviennn These girls will put up with me through everything... Even when I'm being gila and naggy. Hahaha I promise to come back the same person or a better person. ️ Diz our last proper picture together until summer next year. #mabitchez 5mon

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veeviennn Missing Porto's beautiful weather on this cold, gloomy day in London. #tb 5mon

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veeviennn Mains: • Bacalhau Dourado com Bacalhau Fresco (Codfish with Potato, Egg and Onions)
• Arroz de Bochecha e Ervilhas de Quebrar (Pork Cheek with rice and snap peas)

Dessert:
• Natas do Céu (Cream, egg and Cookie)
• Pudim de Ovos (Egg Pudding)

The food gets better and better the longer we stay. Scratch yesterday, this meal beats yesterday's.

#Porto #Bacalhau #foodporn
6mon

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veeviennn Porto 🇵🇹 6mon

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veeviennn Main meal: Duck Rice Au Gratin and Chicken Burguesinha
Dessert: Apple Crumble with Vanilla Ice Cream and Berry Cheesecake
By far the best meal that we've had so far here in Porto. A must try if you ever visit.
#BBGourmet #Porto #foodporn #growingafoodbaby
6mon

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