Play soccer to support the Arthritis Society Oct 25

12088437_10153657712943430_1482373781487179462_n“WHAT IS SCORE OUT ARTHRITIS?
Get out your athletic gear for some friendly competition! Score Out Arthritis is Alpha Omicron Pi’s signature philanthropy event, a 6v6 indoor soccer tournament fundraising for the The Arthritis Society. Each game will be 15 minutes long and teams must consist of 6-8 players. You are more than welcomed to put in more than one team!

Sunday, October 25th 11AM-3PM at the Student Rec Centre.

Anyone! This event is open to the public, with guaranteed spots for Greek organizations.

The sisters of Alpha Omicron Pi will be preparing lots and lots of baked goods! Bring some cash and munch on desserts for a good cause. We will also have auction items, which we will be launching on this event page leading up to the event.

There is limited spacing for teams, so please e-mail our Philanthropy Chair, Nao Fujiwara, at as soon as possible to secure a spot in the tournament. The registration fee is $80 per team and must be paid by October 21st. All proceeds will go towards the The Arthritis Society – BC & Yukon Division.  ”

If you email Nao, please let know her know that you heard about our fundraiser from AOII sister Shanna Yeung’s blog!  <3

Hope to see you all support this Arthritis Society fundraiser October 25!

Cute song of the day! (Vision related!)

But in real life, please don’t follow someone around without telling her or grab her arm like he did at the beginning at the video. Recall my earlier post about Things you should know about people with vision loss.

Back to the music: I love the pure sentiment this song conveys! (and the totally adorable relationship and doggy in the video). I’ll make this another goal: to live by the principle that loving someone is as simple as constantly telling and showing them that they’re incredibly special to you and making them smile.

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Music: Goodbyes

“Meet him among them” has one of the most beautiful videos that I’ve ever watched. I love the relationship between the visually impaired man and the dog.  A dog is a man’s best friend 🙂 The relationship between elderly man and his wife was cute. I was so sad at the end…

K. Will has such a beautiful voice. Important symbol to understand this song: white flowers are for the deceased Asian culture.

“On rainy days” is a song about time healing goodbyes. Simple yet sweet.

A whole story contained in five minutes. The song itself doesn’t start until a couple minutes into the video.



Music: Uplifting lyrics

I like songs with meaningful lyrics that warm your heart. Here are some songs that put a smile on my face and hopefully will put one on yours too. These are great to listen while studying!


A cheerful and upbeat song with uplifting lyrics that I like listening to over and over again . Click CC for english subtitles. My favourite lines:

“I know you always got my back and I always got you right back. From now on, I’ll always be by your side even if the world turns against you. “

I cried when I watched this video. I watched it so many times and then ran to hug my mom. Oh I wish that no mom has to go through what the mom in video had to 🙁

Hong Jin Young’s song “Cheer Up” is exactly what you need on a day you’ve met an obstacle or experienced failure. Cute father-daughter love alert <3

Bumkey’s “My Everything” is about how “everyday is happiness” because simply being with those you love is joy.

The lyrics of “Sky Blue Coat” were written by the couple together, one of them composed the music and the two of them say it together. She was wearing a sky blue coat when they met for the first time. How adorable!

Enjoy listening! Please let me know if you would like to see more posts like this!

Fun around UBCO: Vernon & Shuswap Lake

Wake up early and drive all the way to Shuswap Lake.

1. Roderick Haig Provincial Park

  • Hike in morning
  • Have a picnic in the forest
  • Follow the Beach Trail to a soft, sandy beach.

2. R.J. Haney House and Village

  • Historical Schoolhouse

3. Davison Orchard Country Village in Vernon

  • Best apple juice ever
  • Try out apple varieties that you’ve never tried before. Arlet is called a “dessert apple” because it’s so sweet.
  • Apple pies and peach pies

4. Planet Bee

  • See how honey is made.

Fun around UBCO: West Kelowna & Wine

Formerly known as Westbank, West Kelowna is home to a number of you-pick farms and orchards, and award-winning wineries. Any other must visit places in West Kelowna to recommend? Comment below!

Paynter’s Fruit Market
Besides purchasing a variety of fruits in the market, you can pick peaches, pears and other fruit in the orchard behind the market for a reasonable price.

There’s awesome Vietnamese Pho in West Kelowna 🙂

If you appreciate fine wine,  check out:
Mission Hill Family Estate
The architecture and vineyards are worth seeing.  Our group was served a free glass of wine. If you don’t drink, request your complimentary glass of wine to be replaced with their sparkling pear juice. It’s so sweet that it’s heavenly.

Quail’s Gate
The view from here is spectacular. US President Obama visited here.

Volcanic Hills
Mt. Boucherie

Those listed above were all along the same road but there are many more wineries located around. Although I don’t drink , I admire how wine-making is a science and wine enjoyment an art. The acidity, sugar levels and other fine details are closely monitored to produce the finest wine. Did you know that it’s common for grapes used to make ice wine to be picked in the middle of the night, e.g. 2 am? That is when the grapes’ sugar levels are highest. I was also impressed by the wine connoisseurs who  could tell you which types of wine are best paired with slightly spicy food and what type of food you should cook to pair with a particular wine. Their seriousness towards wine is admirable.

Fun around UBCO: Downtown Kelowna

You can take the public double-decker bus from UBCO campus to Downtown Kelowna but if you plan to buy fruits, you might want to drive.

Early morning: Stop by BC Fruits Co-Op to buy some affordable fresh fruit and support local farmers.
Get organic Bubble Tea at Formosa Cafe.

Mid-late morning: Head Downtown to explore Kelowna’s galleries, theatres, restaurants, and trendy retail.
BC Orchard Industry museum (Check out the Apple Dolls) and BC Wine Museum are right beside each other and are great places to start.  A few steps away is the Rotary Centre for Performing Arts where you can view some art, listen to free live music and catch a theatre performance. Pulp Fiction Coffee House is an interesting book store to check out. Relax and wander around Downtown.

Lunch: Bulgogi Japchae and Bulgogi Stew at Gueng is pretty good, albeit a tad pricey. By the way, Gueng means “palace” in Korean.

Afternoon: Change into your swimsuits and head to the lakeshore. The lake is quite calm and perfect for a relaxed hour paddleboarding or  kayaking. Spend the rest of the afternoon playing volleyball or with an ultimate disc and taking in the beautiful view on the beach.

Dinner: When you’re hungry, head to Da Tandoor Fusion Indian Cuisine for their delicious chicken mahkni. Spicy level 5 is already extremely hot. I don’t know what happens if you choose spicy level 6.

Night: Downtown Kelowna Marina. By the boardwalk, sometimes there are outdoor family-friendly movie screenings. There are also two pianos right by the water that any one is allowed to play. Channel your inner Mozart or Oscar Peterson.

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