Bye Felica!

2017 was a challenging year for this girl! I started off the year trying to “grow” and even started up with this blog again . . . for one measly post!  My 2017 was going somewhere.  And then well life you know decided to be like ‘oh you had plans let me just screw them all up for you!’

So things changed.  My life flipped upside down.  And it was a really challenging time or umm year for me!  But sometimes with hard times you can learn a lot about yourself.  So I kind of decided that I would try to grow and learn and do things I always wanted too. Through this time I spent more time with family and with friends that were there for me through everything!  I was able to spend time working on friendships and had some of the best times! You know who you are! 😉

In spite of all the struggles that 2017 brought I did some amazing things! Like hmm Vegas with my dad to see Willie Nelson, Cuba with my sister, Banff for Canada Day with my girl from Calgary, Toronto and Montreal with my sister Erin, Banff again to see Hilltop Hoods with my two girls Kiera and Maria and a few day trips to Minot (I’ll get to why eventually)!

With all the change that happened I kind of wanted to get away and even doing the above trips I still felt the pull to get away.  So with that I decide to explore the option of traveling and working somewhere other than Canada.  Almost ten years ago I went into Nursing because you were able to travel with it!  But life happened.  I was so happy with where I was and who I was with – I thought I had life planned in Saskatoon or Canada or where ever life led us.  I was content not traveling to far and distant lands to live and work.

But when things changed – why not think about bringing the dream you had over five years ago back to life!  So in the summer of 2017 I started looking into travel nursing in the states! I mean why not! What did I have to lose?

So 2018 is here and I am about to start this new adventure.  Am I crazy?? Probably but whats life without doing crazy things!

So keep tuned!  I’ll soon post about the process and all the hoops I jumped through! So if you want to travel to the states from Canada seriously read on!



Not a Goodbye Just a See You Later

March 10th, 2012

On the 10th of March, Sharaya and myself rode the MRT and then the Sentosa Express to make our way to the Southern Most Point of Continental Asia.  As it turns out this lovely point we were headed to is off the shore of Palawan Beach so we are now able to say yes when people ask us if went to Palawan Beach.  And yes they may be meaning the well known one in the Philippines but they don’t have to know 🙂  Anyways so we enjoyed our time hanging out by the ocean but it was a very hot day so we didn’t stay to long – just enough to enjoy it and not pass out! Later in the afternoon we had our lovely supper and then went back to our room to get all beautiful!!  Now we planned on going to the Raffles Hotel this evening to get Singapore Slings and relax a bit.  So we jumped on the MRT and got off at Raffles Place assuming that the Raffles Hotel would be near by.  Well it wasn’t!  So we headed to iLight instead for the second night!  One of the highlights of the iLight this evening was getting some dirty ice cream.  This basically means that you buy it off the street, however ours was even more dirty as the man would handle the money and the ice cream without washing his hands at all!  So literally dirty!  So after some walking around and checking out more of the iLight we headed back home and asleep 🙂

The long lovely bridge walk to get the Southern Most Point of Continental Asia! 🙂
On this bridge walk we saw the most lovely speedo too. Sadly no photo of that was taken!

At the Southern Most Point of Continental Asia.
After I got my photo taken it took us about ten minutes to get Sharayas as a family just came right in front of us to play in the water just ignoring the fact that we were trying to take a picture!

Palawan Beach – may not be the Philippines Palawan but lets just say it was pretty nice as well!

These lovely things were our supper that evening.  Now probably not the most healthy but so very very delicious!!  They are dutch pancakes but their real name is Poffertjes – and we got ours with icing sugar and butter.  Yum yum!

Checking in the bag during the iLight.

Dirty icecream – One of the most exciting parts of my evening!

March 11th, 2012

Our last day came way to quickly!  Lucky for us we had done everything we had really wanted to so spent the morning lazily going to get a lunch and took a walk down to the bay.  Once at the bay we were instantly hot (you think we would be use to it by now) so we went into the Starbucks by the bay that is indoors (therefore with aircon!) and got a drink and relaxed inside for a bit!  After a relaxing time in the Starbucks by the bay we walk back to our hostel just in time as it started to rain shortly after!  We hung out in our Hostel for afternoon and did our packing until the rain stopped and we got ready and went for supper.  This evening we decided to walk to the Raffles Hotel as we knew how to do that!  Once there we made our way up to the Long Bar picked a table outside and I order a Singapore Sling and Sharaya some nachos.  Lets just say the Singapore Sling was very well made and I wish I could have tasted a few of the other ones they had (there were different flavours such as tropical, spring, winter,courtyard etc.).  Once we were done enjoying ourselves there we walked down to the Esplanade where we listened to some music, Tricia Garcia from the Philippines, at Mosaic Festival. Throughout the show it was sprinkling yet very lovely.  The show ended around 10pm and Sharaya and I made our way back to our hostel as we had a very early morning and day ahead of us!

Merlion at Marina Bay in the day light!

Singapore Sling at the Long Bar!

The Long Bar

Singapore Marina Bay on a beautiful March evening!

I love this city – last night is sad 😦

March 12th, 2012

We headed out from the Hostel at 7:30 am and to the beautiful Singapore airport (Changai Airport) where we hung out until we had our three hour flight to Hong Kong.  Then Hong Kong to Vancouver and Vancouver to Saskatoon.  We spent over 24 hours traveling and finally we made it to the chilly Saskatoon at about 10:30pm on the 12th.  And with that our Journey to the Philippines and Singapore was over.  We saw and did so much and learned just as much and it is definitely a trip to remember!!
As I never finished the times in the Philippines I’ll be sure to do that all in the next few blogs 🙂

On Top Of The World!

Happy to be heading home on the plane but . . .

Sad to be leaving Asia till who knows when!

Last meal in Asia . . . I have come to LOVE rice!!

Goodbye ASIA – We Love You!!

Would you Hop On or Hop Off?

March 8th, 2012 

I dont believe I have to much to add to this other than what was said on the video.  It was a very full day of seeing a lot of things and we are really happy that we did the on off bus instead of walking or taking the MRT everywhere.  With the on off you learned a lot about the city of Singapore and also got to see a lot more by sitting up top the topless bus. Such as how hard and expensive it would be to drive/own a car in Singapore.  As well about the orchards which we touch on in the video.  Also how expensive living would be in Singapore.  So basically if you have caught on it is expensive in Singapore . . . it would be a beautiful city to live in but you would need to have a well paying job in order to live very comfortably in the city.  But I mean it is beautiful so it could be very well worth it!! 🙂

and to end it off here is a market in Little India!

Art + Music = Love

March 7th, 2012 

Art and music are two of the most lovely things and they often come together as well music is a form of art 🙂
But today we kind of went for two different routes of it.

The Singapore Art Museum and then going to a metal concert. A great combination of art and music for a Wednesday!

Pictures of SAM to come.
Now Showing:  Underoath Photography

Now it was hard to get any good ones so bear with us 🙂

mmm yes

The hair. 

Holla!  The venue afterwards.


Universal Studios

March 6th, 2012

The start of the video is just a little intro into where we are in the world and how we got there.
I apologize for the blog kind of hopping around from Philippines to Singapore and to Flying.  And I apologize because once I am done with Singapore I will probably jump back to the Philippines 🙂

We loved Universal Studios and had a lot of fun seeing shows and going on rides – even if they were kids rides!!  We saw some cool characters and ate some great food (with some not so great food . . . lunch at the Jurassic Food court was not that appetizing!).  It is good to go to but no need to go to for two days so don’t buy a two day ticket!  Also going on a week day is great because you can get stuff done so much faster and go on rides more than once if you love it!!

Now here is for some pictures 🙂

Candy bar . . . I so love chocolate! 

M and M’s are like way funny! 

Planning the action of the day! 

Transformers . . . Who wants to head back to Singapore for the TRANSFORMERS CONVENTION!? 

Whoa . . . my feet are small compared to this giant statue! 

Our amazing snack that evening after we had bento boxes at some random place in the basement of Central (mall thing) . . . buy two bento boxes get 6 of these amazing dutch pancakes free!! 🙂 

That is about all for that day – so that is our March 6th in a nutshell and a video!  I hope you enjoyed and be prepared as there are more about to come your way 🙂

Shop till you Drop

March 5th, 2012

Let me just add – Saskatoon has a lot more awesome shopping than I mentioned than in the video.  Being away so long made me forget some of the most amazing stores Saskatoon has.  Such as Sephora, Luna and Hill, Swank, Frakas, Tonic, American Apparel  and many others 🙂 And I do love Saskatoon shopping . . . But Asia has some on us that is for sure!

Starbucks for muffin and coffee in the morning 🙂

Forever 21 🙂

Heading back to the Ruck Sack 2 – this is probably where being lost started!