life | June 27, 2012
The Girl I Once Was is a series of blog posts compiled from real-life journal entries from my teenage years. At 13, my insecurity turned efforts to lose a “few pounds” into obsessive calorie restriction/over-exercising. Soon after, food allergies I experienced as a child returned. My digestive system reacted negatively to almost every kind of food and a functioning body felt like an unreachable dream. After years of trips to the naturopath attempting to follow various elimination diets, I was sick of being sick and tired — trapped in a body I refused to love. My rapid weight loss caused hormonal imbalances, leading to a draining season of anxiety coupled with the loss of my menstrual cycle for a year.
photography, weddings | June 26, 2012
in early stages of wedding planning gloria and roy hoped for a vancouver wedding. however, half of their guest list lived in hong kong so they decided to bring the wedding to them! these two were officially married on march 20, 2012 in hong kong but 3 months later, gathered with their family and friends in vancouver to celebrate again. the best of both worlds! gloria & roy got ready at their new apartment in burnaby, just the two of them, a make-up artist and roy’s parents. i loved gloria’s flirty dress from the bhldn line at anthropologie and her pointy blue heels from stuart weitzman!
life | June 25, 2012
my body can run 21 kilometres.
i have photo evidence and a medal to prove it.
i am EXCITED today.
when i crossed the finish line at 9:50am sunday, someone asked, how do you feel!? YOU DID IT. yeah! i did. it was fun. i was smiling. i’m a thinker, not a feeler — most emotion comes after big events in my life. whether excitement, grief, joy, sadness — i feel it after i’ve thought and written about it. i take a long time to process thoughts into emotion. that being said, my excitement has been growing every hour since 9:50am yesterday.