The Aimee Diaries / my life in photos
12/52: L’Excursion de ROM avec mes amies

This week was short because of the OSSLT day off and the ROM trip. The last time I went to the ROM was in seventh grade. It was nice to see some parts remain the same and some change. 

The day was really chill, we had 45 minutes of roaming around to ourselves so my girls and I took videos and selfies. We all split up for lunch. I went to Starbucks (of course) with some of the girls then Subway. We had our French tour after lunch which was the main purpose of the trip. 

This was really such a great way to end the week and get our minds off the stressful IB workload. 

Check out our vlog here

Posted April 17, 2014 - 05:00am | 2 notes | Permalink
11/52: For the First Time in Forever… A Debut!

All week, I’ve been looking forward to my friend Nikki’s Debut! I haven’t been in a debut in quite a while so I was super excited to party it up. It was my first time being part of the 18 candles too! I was so into it that I had a page long of a speech prepared - while everyone else did it spontaneous and on the spot. 

Nikki looked absolutely gorgeous (as always) and so did her mom! It was so pink and pretty; it was amazing how a lot of her decors and display were made by her mom. They put in so much time and effort!

I will definitely make a longer post with much more photos about the night. Ah, sweet sixteens and debuts make me excited for my turn!

Posted April 17, 2014 - 03:00am | 9 notes | Permalink
“I am sorry for filling you with beer and bad thoughts and then asking you why you shook. I am sorry for pinching you, for hitting you, for bruising the thin-skinned parts of you. I am sorry for the names I called you when we were fighting. You are not ugly. You are not useless. You would not be better off gone. I’m sorry for almost throwing you out into the street because my sadness was too much for me. I’m sorry for carving my fingernails into your thigh and then resenting the way people asked, “How’d that happen?” I’m sorry for plucking you and knicking your calves with drugstore razors. I’m sorry I let some people see you in the moonlight. They didn’t deserve to know the color of your hips like I do. I’m sorry for leaving you convulsing over a toilet bowl over some boy. I’m sorry I did not thank you for simply trying to take me where I wanted to go. I’m sorry I screamed at you to shrink, shrink, shrink when all you could do was grow. I’m sorry that this apology is ten years too late. I’m sorry that it will probably come again. I’m sorry that I do not treat anybody else as poorly as I have treated you. I’m sorry that I am constantly learning how to love you, when you have never once doubted how you feel about me. I’m sorry.”

An Apology to My Body | Lora Mathis (via lora-mathis)

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Posted April 15, 2014 - 12:19pm | 6,526 notes | Permalink

fvckcute:

Looks like a porn.

Yes, I definitely need starbucks gif in my blog. 

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Posted April 4, 2014 - 06:38pm | 29,343 notes | Permalink
H2H

I hope you genuinely read through the entire thing, (or skim to the very end because I promise there’s a moral lesson) J

I always say that my life is an open book. I was never really scared of putting my story out there and sharing a lot of its bits and piece to everyone and anyone out there. Certainly, I don’t do it to brag or anything – quite frankly, there isn’t anything much to brag about. I make a lot of mistakes and in fact, I may have lost count on how many mistakes I’ve committed. Nonetheless, I think that’s the beauty of life and being a human, we make mistakes and we learn a lot about it – things we’d never ever learn from school or in books.

Being the typical, procrastinating, lazy, and useless teenage bum that I am – at least half of the time – I was laying in my bed thinking about a lot of things about my life in general. But of course, reflection never really happens in general, we inevitably narrow down our thoughts that occupy our minds and heart the most.

I thought about something close to the heart. I guess this whole reflection is an aftermath of finishing my philosophy paper but I’m glad it happened.

Someone asked me recently why I am so protective and passionate over the yearbook despite the stress that comes along with it. I responded with something straightforward; I said: “I love doing graphic design… I’d like to think I’m good at it and also because for some strange reason, it makes me happy.

For the longest time, I was never exactly sure why designing make me so happy but during my little reflection today, I found my reason. Not too long ago, silly freshman me fell for this silly boy; I fell way too fast and deep. I was at a point wherein I would do anything for him in a heartbeat. Long story short, the feelings were not reciprocated and the butterflies died. I was really, really, hurt.

I figured I can’t just mop around and drown myself in sad thoughts. I tried to look for something I could be passionate and happy about. This is where yearbook and graphic design enters. There have been many times when I said that I definitely regret wasting my time with that silly boy. But I figured, if things worked out with him, I probably would not have rekindled my love for design and have not been given the pleasure of designing the school sweater, being part of yearbook, and etc.

So if you, since I figured most of my followers are girls, are on the same boat as me, know that it’s a huge mistake for you to go and start obsessing over random boys who are not worth your time – I should seriously start taking my own advice. Instead, focus your time and effort in your family, friends, school, or extra-curricular.  Use your time alone to improve yourself and to fall in love with yourself. As they say, you can never truly fall in love with someone unless you have learned to love yourself. 

Posted April 1, 2014 - 10:44pm | 5 notes | Permalink

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Posted April 1, 2014 - 09:19pm | 25,214 notes | Permalink

We went to the ROM (Royal Ontario Museum) today downtown and since this is one of the very few field trips the IB Classes get to go to, of course I had to vlog it! 

Our french teachers organized a field trip for us to experience a different interactive french learning. I honestly thought I wouldn’t understand a thing but the tour guide didn’t talk too fast (as we are not francophones) so I understood it for the most part. 

Our group was actually the last tour for our school and we were scheduled near noon. So we had over an hour of free time. We spent half an hour going around the museum as much as we can and taking pictures and videos. Then we went out for lunch and came back for the french tours.

As Sheryl said it, we honestly had more fun than the little kids that were there. It was a nice break from the load of schoolwork we need to do. But now we have a ton of things due monday and we have no choice but to get cracking this weekend. 

Ahhh 3 more weeks until the Easter Long Weekend. 

Posted March 29, 2014 - 02:00am | 1 note | Permalink
Reblog if it’s okay to befriend you, ask questions, ask for advice, rant, vent, let something off your chest, or just have a nice chat.

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Posted March 28, 2014 - 05:23pm | 505,890 notes | Permalink
10/52: A week of eating out

For the first time (in forever..), I actually went out and had plans for most of march break! Although I’m pretty sure I gained 10000 pounds after the week. I went to the mall and ate out soo many times. My tummy was definitely a happy camper. It was so nice to get a break from school and have a stress free week.

March break always get me so pumped up for summer, but if this is a foreshadowing of what my summer will be … I better run a mile or two on the days I’m not pigging out my friends. 

PS: I actually can’t wait to blog about what I’ve been up to but ahhh IB :( As of today, for the most part, I’m doing okay with 3/4 of my classes. Ahhh bio bio bio, I’m doing so terrible in it and it’s breaking my heart since its supposed to be my fave (and best) class :( Though I guess this is a huge reality slap to step my game up and get serious with it. 

Posted March 27, 2014 - 04:30am | 4 notes | Permalink
9/52: Spidey

Kicked off the march break by shopping for Melody’s gift. We really didn’t know what to get her at first but s/o to my sister for suggesting to get a build-a-bear!

We had so much fun making it and her reaction was priceless! Check out the my vlog on making spidey: click here

Posted March 27, 2014 - 02:19am | 4 notes | Permalink