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Living in Community, Why I Stayed in Canada

Canada has been filled with so many unexpected surprises. (I should have known that when I took the plunge three years ago, huh?) These surprise opportunities have provided the most compelling reasons for remaining in Canada post-graduation. One in particular … Continue reading

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My Birthday Wish

Dear Friend: Yesterday I received an email from a friend that made me almost skip down the street (so I just sort of ran and grinned like a maniac instead). Why? Because she said she had new stationary and was going … Continue reading

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Perseverant? Why, yes I am.

Perseverance . . .  A couple of times this year and last year I was told by important people–my thesis advisor at Rice and the career advisor at York–that I am determined, driven, and organized about pursuing my dreams to … Continue reading

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Beyond a Cafe Review: Tango Palace Coffee Company

I’ve been to many cafes in Toronto. This one takes the crown. Big statement from me, I know. But this place has been tried and tested by the people I trust and care about most. It’s become the barometer against … Continue reading

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What does it mean “To Make Manifest”?

I didn’t pay too much attention to the theme of the Hemispheric Institute’s 2014 Encuentro before I arrived in Montreal and found the logo sticker on the door of every Concordia building designated for the conference. A little hand print … Continue reading

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Still Making Theatre: June Week in Review

Sometimes it feels like I’m in Lala-land, just a blank page stuck in between two chapters of my life, wondering how the transition out of graduate school into “the real world” (finally? it feels like we young adults look at … Continue reading

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The Big C: Collaboration

At the end of the spring semester, I really wanted to collaborate with other artists. I had been on an emerging artists roundtable at Theatre Gargantua and talked to so many people about their projects, their collaborators. After a winter … Continue reading

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Operation 24: How Staying Up All Night Made Me Less Stressed

I could say my theatre journey started back in sixth grade when I played the Blue Bird in The Tortoise and the Hare Ride Again. But I consider that little brush with the stage and odd bit of confidence as an … Continue reading

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Beyond a Cafe Review: McDonald’s

Judge if you wish. I would have judged myself for this just days ago. But there’s a McDonald’s really close to my new apartment and with some coupons in the mail and my constant cheap-broke-international graduate student life, it was the … Continue reading

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Resilient Reminders

End of the semester. I’ve seen some more shows and even been to the movie theater (VERONICA MARS!!!!), which is a nice change, but I’m finding it difficult to write my normal reviews and responses right now. It’s just the … Continue reading

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