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    Common law to extend your Work Permit

    Visa to please ya’ Good news that I wanted to share with you guys! I got my work permit extended. I am so happy to be able to stay another year here in Vancouver! So, the situation: I had a one-year visa and my boyfriend, because of his Irish nationality, has a visa lasting for two years. My visa was running out as of September 16th 2018. So, we decided to figure out a way to extend my visa. I didn’t want to do PR because I am only in Canada for 8 months and I hadn’t saved for that yet. One day, we met someone who has a friend…

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    Vancouver

    Moving to Vancouver? Here is what you should know before leaving

    What I wish I knew before moving to Vancouver It’ll be almost 4 months that I moved to Vancouver with Cian. 4 months without finding the time to write about this beautiful city. FOUR MONTHS. It’s mad how the time flies! Before leaving for this beautiful city, Cian and I read a lot about Vancouver and what to do when arriving here. We thought we were ready, we planned to stay with Cian’s friend to give us some time to find a place to live in. Nothing went like we had planned. A few days before leaving, Cian’s friend told us that she had to move and she had visitors…

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    Dear Diary

    New Year = New Resolutions

    Bye Bye 2017 & Hello 2018 I am so happy to say goodbye to 2017 because it was so exhausting to go through and keep on smiling; however, I had also a lot of fun.   It was a year of adaptations. I came back from a year in San Diego where I met my boyfriend by the end of the year 2015. San Diego was unreal, it was totally a dream came true and I didn’t want to wake up. It wasn’t the real life. The weather and San Diegans personalities didn’t help me to enjoy my comeback home. Don’t take me wrong, I love Belgium and everything that…

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    Dear Diary

    7 Facts You Do Not Want To Know About Me

    Eli nominated me to share 7 facts no one knows about me. Click here to read her 7 unexpected facts about her.   My nominees are: Emma: https://emmadurrantblog.wordpress.com Billie: http://billiejames.co.uk Erika: https://paereviews.wordpress.com https://bellefabulous.wordpress.com/ https://adoptedlifeblog.wordpress.com Angela: http://angelabarra.com Didi: https://lecoindedidi.wordpress.com   I nominated them because I love their blog content, I also love http://www.elicoleclough.com    Ready? Go!   7 facts about me: ♡ The career I wanted when I was a teen I used to want to study psychology because I wanted to understand more about people’s brains and feelings. I changed my mind when a psychologist told me it was a bad idea regarding my story. I’d spend time analyzing myself. That’d…

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    DIY

    Knitting Jargon — New Hobby

    My New Hobby #1stproject As you probably read on my previous post, I spent a month in Ireland and I learnt how to crochet and knit. I really enjoyed that. Knitting became a hobby. Today I’ll talk about the knitting jargon I learnt. Knitting Jargon Alternate – To work every other row. Bind off – To close work by finishing with a final row—by knitting two stitches; slipping the first stitch over the second stitch; repeating with every two stitches until only one last stitch remains; and cutting yarn and looping it through the last stitch. Cast on – To begin by creating the first stitch, or to add a stitch or stitches—by…

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    Travel

    A month in West Cork — What to do and see in Cork’s surrounding areas

    One month in Ireland   Sorry for the belated post, but moving to Vancouver was so crazy between getting all documents ready to cross the border, finding an AirBnB, etc. Anyway, I won’t talk about that today. Today, I’ll write about what to do in West Cork for one month AND finally say my goodbyes to everyone. Why? The only reason is that I lived in Bandon, a town in West Cork from August 5th to September 17th. Also, I didn’t have time to say goodbye and thanks to everybody who made my month there awesome. You might not like this post, but its something I wanted to do because…

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    Dear Diary,  DEAR DIARY

    I failed and it didn’t kill me — A year of shame

    10 Tips To Handle A Failure A lot of people told me: ‘You really fail when you decide to give up’. It’s easy to say, isn’t it? If you didn’t get it yet, today I’m sharing one of my biggest fears with you guys J. Failure. One of my biggest fears is to fail… whether it be failing at school, a professional interview, at work, … For others, it’s not a big deal. Reality hit me when I came back to Belgium one year ago. OMG it’s already one year! I felt ashamed for my family and friends. I didn’t know what happened because I was a good student. So,…

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    Travel

    A Dream Gap Year

    As I already said in the previous section, I wanted to go back to San Diego for a longer term. I wanted to take a gap year after getting my marketing degree. 2015 was very stressful and exhausting. I was juggling saving money, studying for exams, my internship and writing my thesis. Seriously, I hated this year because too much was going on at the same time. While I was balancing work and school, I looked for a productive way to improve my English and wanted to use this gap year in the smartest way possible to develop some skills to put on my curriculum vitae. So, I picked a…

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    Travel

    Let’s go on a road trip

    ROMANTIC ROAD TRIP : 10 Days Itinerary in 3 Different European Capitals   For Cian’s Christmas gift, I bought return flights, spanning 10 days to Bratislava in Slovakia. I didn’t really know anything about either the country or its capital. To be honest, I just wanted to go on holiday with my boyfriend and spend time together because our schedule didn’t allow us to see each other that much. So, I didn’t really think through the whole process: which accommodation to choose, what to see or what to do, how long to stay, etc. I went to Ryanair’s website and I booked the cheapest tickets available. The flights were very…

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    Couple

    Helpful Relationship List Before Cohabiting With Your Babe

    On a yearlong student visa, I went to San Diego to improve my English. Over there, I met my Irish boyfriend, Cian. At the beginning of our romance, I couldn’t see him as much I wanted because of school and living with a host family. I got along with my American host family so I liked to spend time with them. It was difficult to find a good balance to see my boyfriend more than 1 hour per day. Besides, I didn’t tell anyone that I fell for a lovely Irish because I wasn’t the kind of girl who wanted to find love. Then things got serious between us and…