Day 24

Something you’ve learned

Life is full of lessons. One thing I’ve learned that really has stuck with me is to treat others the way you want to be treated.

My mom always told me that when I was little, and really, it’s true. Treat people like crap and you too will be treated like crap. Be nice to people and people generally are nicer to you. There’s the odd exception when someone is such a huge asshole you can’t help but to speak your mind, but I always try to be nice to people, even if I don’t know them.

I get that a lot working in customer service and even in journalism. If you’re an asshole to people, they generally don’t react well, especially in journalism. I’ve been taught to never burn your bridges with people early in the biz, because you’ll never know when or where you’ll need them in the future.

So that’s my lesson for today: Treat others the way you want to be treated.

Tomorrow: Put your iPod on shuffle. What’s the first 10 songs?

Day 23

Favourite Vacation

My favourite vacation was when during Spring Break of Grade 9. Every winter my grandparents Snowbird down to Palm Springs and that year, they had invited myself and my brother to go visit them during Spring Break. My brother, for whatever reason, didn’t want to fly down, so I ended up going all by myself!

It was the first trip on a plane that I could really remember (I vaguely remember our place trip when we went to Disneyland). I landed in Palm Springs wearing a sweater and pants and quickly switched to shorts and a sleeveless shirt! My very first stop was to a “family” pub called the Beerhunter, where my grandparents insisted I drink virgin strawberry daiquiris. They also took me my very first Target, to an awesome waterpark complete with giant wave pool, a night market, a day market (where I got a little bit of heat stroke), and to my very first Mongolian grill. I also got to see my Nana, which was awesome because I didn’t get to see her very often.

That was my most favourite trip. There’s a couple really close seconds, including me and Kyle’s all-inclusive trip to Vancouver for his Top in Trades award. (Click the link, he’s the second article from the top!) Perhaps I’ll write about that another day!

Tomorrow: Something you’ve learned

Day 22

Favourite City

I really haven’t been to many places to have a favourite city. I really do enjoy Vancouver though.

I don’t know why, but I just like visiting. I don’t want to live there, but I love taking in the craziness of the city. I love the sounds on the seagulls, the smell of the ocean/smog and the lights. I love visiting Chinatown. I mean, where else can you get a lizard on a stick?

Ah Vancouver, I hope to visit you again soon :)

Tomorrow: Favourite vacation