This past week has been pretty quiet since we just came back from Cambodia and I was real sick. Yikes is all I have to say about that. Nonetheless, it’s been productive and I’m starting my countdown to heading back to Canada. Even though it was quiet, I always have something to talk about for my weekly gratitude, there’s always something good!
Even though Cambodia is the first country that I got any kind of food sickness from, it was unreal and I hope to go back again someday. It was a beautiful experience for me. We visited Angkor Wat and saw an insane amount of temples in blistering heat, but something about historical places really gets me.
After coming home from Cambodia, I read up a bit more about everything that happened in the country and I came across this memoir that I desperately want to read, written by a woman who survived being in Cambodia during the Cambodian genocide. It’s called First They Killed My Father: Order the book here
Photo source: Instagram @vcrlovesyouWhen we were in Kuala Lumpur, we went to a café called VCR. I had the most amazing Turkish style eggs (or shakshuka) with chickpeas in it. couldn’t’ stop thinking about it (I get like about food) so I made my own version and surprisingly it turned out pretty damn good, considering I sorta made it up as I was going. I was expecting it to be trash. Glad it worked out, I’ll for sure make it again. I used the restaurant’s photo because mine was ugly; you get the idea.
I got this super cute little tote bag in the mail this week too! I’m trying to stop using plastic bags all the time so I wanted to have another tote bag handy for groceries and just to keep in my purse if I’m out and buy something. I came across this cute on on this fun blogger website, Blogging Mode. I’m a fan. You can never have too many tote bags. Grab the tote here.
My feet look like trash right now, and I’m feeling pretty homesick so I figured I’d kill two birds with one stone and spent time practicing some self care by doing a little at home pedicure, and even made a nice sugar scrub. While I do like going to the salon for a pedi, sometimes I’m a bit of a solitary person so I was not feeling the whole “be a part of human life” thing. Hiding at home and making my own spa worked just fine for me. I painted my nails a bright pink for summer, like this one here
That’s it for me this week, even though it was quiet I was glad for it after such an action packed week in Cambodia. You may have noticed that I’ve changed the title of my Sunday gratitude to Weekly Gratitude… just giving myself a bit more flexibility! I’ll continue to post on Sundays as much as possible though!