Nail Diaries: Mac Med Convocation

WARNING: This post contains sappy content.  Steel yourself, control your gag reflex, grab a paper bag, or feel free to stop reading and just skip ahead to the nail photos.  You have been warned. When I was four years old, if you asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up, my answer…

Nail Diaries: Western University-Bound!

Five years ago, I was unintentionally doing my best to make the furrow between my brows a permanent fixture on my face.  Trying to decide between pursuing a bachelor’s degree in journalism or language arts, attending an out-of-province university or a local one, following my friends or setting out on my own—the stress and pressure…

Nail Diaries: A Social Mother’s Day

Happy Mother’s Day! This year, as an early Mother’s Day present, I took my mum to see The Social, live.  For those who aren’t familiar with the program, it focuses on pop-culture and lifestyle topics, and is co-hosted by four admirable ladies of varying expertise: Melissa Grelo, Lainey Lui, Cynthia Loyst, and Marci Ien. We had…

Nail Diaries: A S’well Birch Look

This was meant to go up for Earth Day, but alas, my typically dormant social life made a brief appearance in celebration of my finally finishing my degree last week (woohoo).  So let’s just say this was intended for Earth Month (as I type furiously in an attempt to publish this before April ends in…

Nail Diaries: Happy Easter!

It’s Easter weekend! If you’re part of the real working world, kick up your feet and enjoy the long weekend. If you’re in the process of delaying such adulthood (read: your past self decided to torture your present self by signing up for more school…genius), remember: this is not the time for relaxing. I’ll rephrase:…

Nail Diaires: Tale As Old As Time (Beauty & the Beast)

I was eight and Ry was ten when we were voluntold to perform “Tale As Old As Time” for our school’s talent show.  Okay, I’ll be honest; I can’t exactly remember how we got thrown into the lineup, but I certainly wasn’t the one to initiate the whole affair.  Long story short, I was shoved…

Nail Diaries: Moving to Newfoundland!

GUYS, I MATCHED!!! (Woo!  Okay, now that that’s off my chest, I’ll clarify for those of you who have no idea what I’m talking about.) They don’t warn you, but as soon as you start your final year of medical school and the Canadian Resident Matching Service (CaRMS) application opens on September 1st, it takes…

Nail Diaries: Irish Birthday Giraffe Print

I know, that title makes little sense.  But trust me, there’s a simple explanation.  You see, my birthday’s just around the corner, and I can’t help but feel a tad nostalgic over last year’s festivities in Ireland.  So I’m going to cheat a bit here, and throw in an excerpt from post I started to…

Nail Diaries: Island of Glass

Okay, okay, it’s been a while.  I know.  I owe Meg big time (as she keeps reminding me).  So here’s the first installment in the “Ry pays up and pulls her weight so Meg doesn’t disown her” series.  Here we go. After my whirlwind three-week, cross-Canada CaRMS interview tour, I was ready for a break….

Nail Diaries: Happy Valentine’s (Galentine’s) Day 3.0!

It’s that time of year again, folks.  Happy Valentine’s Day!  Know that we’re sending you lots of love every single day, but especially today. To prove it, we hereby give you (invalid) permission to treat yourself.  Stop hitting the books, drop that pen, step away from the keyboard.  Buy yourself that sweater you’ve been eyeing,…

Nail Diaries: Roots Cabin Socks

If you’re Canadian, then surely you’ve been exposed to the warm wonders of Roots.  And if you’re a Canadian post-secondary student, then chances are you’ve controversially spent more hours than you’d care to admit wearing Roots attire head-to-toe…in public (unless you go to McGill.  Kidding…sort of.) But as the temperature drops, it only seems fitting that…

Nail Diaries: Happy Chinese New Year!

Happy Chinese New Year! As Chinese-Canadians, Ry and I appreciate both parts of our heritage, which means celebrating both New Years.  And seeing as we tossed out a firework-filled New Year manicure for January 1st, it only seems fair that we do the same to ring in the Lunar New Year. As per Chinese tradition, red is…