Musing About Things: An Update from Cyn!


Hi guys, welcome to Book Munchies’ Musing about Things: A Discussion (Post). Inspired by memes such as Books and a Beat‘s Musing Monday & Caffeinated Book Reviewer‘s Caffeinated Confessions (etc.), this is a Book Munchies discussion post, where I’ll be rambling about (mostly) book-related things and hopefully you guys will join in on the fun too (:

So today’s topic is: An Updated from Cyn!

Ahoy all! I feel like it’s been ages since I’ve got to chat with everyone. As you may or may not know I’ve been in grad school the last two years and it’s been pretty busy. Thankfully Jackie has been awesome and taking over Sunday Post for me (where I usually would chat about books and life).

Well this last month I finally finished school foreveeeeer!


I still need to job hunt, but as of right now, I’m enjoying my time off.

Anyways, the last little while I was lucky enough to go some fun trips (for leisure and for school), and I wanted to share some pictures (:

So back in June I went to Halifax and I loved loved loved it. The East Coast is so lovely. I loved all the colourful building and the delicious fresh seafood and the oceaaaan!


Than late June, I ran off to New Orleans ♥ It was crazy hot for me (like I was sweating buckets er’day) but I loved it so much there! The culture was definitely different than prairie Canada. I loved checking out all the music scenes on Frenchmen St. and Bourbon St. and oh man did I indulge in the foooood. The oh sooo amazing food. I’m so sad I didn’t have time to eat everything I wanted to eat.


I even was there to celebrate the 4th of July  which was pretty cool.


And beautiful beignets from Cafe Du Monde!

And my last trip was to Indonesia. I spent a week “on holidays” in Bali. It was also super hot. But oh so beautiful!


After that I headed to Solo on Java to do a 7 week practicum with two of my classmates that also went. It was really interesting living in a culture so very very different than Canada. I stayed in a home-stay with a family which was really nice and we made friends with the local students and they help made sure we got to really experience Indonesia (: We also spend a bit of time in a beach town and when to Jakarta at the end of the trip for some tourist fun!



Anyway, I hope you guys enjoyed the photos! Let me know if you have questions about the photos or want to see more!

I did manage to get a bunch of reading in during my Indonesia trip which was nice while at the beach or pool side (or at home) (: I finally read The Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson and The Winner’s Kiss by Marie Rutkoski which have been on my TBR for a while. Overall read about 10 books on the trip.

Let me know what you’ve been up all summer (or winter)! Did you relax at home or go on a trip! What books did you take with you?

I’m back with a bit more time now so I’m going to try to catch up on more comments and etc. (I know I haven’t been doing the greatest job). Happy December!

Author: Cyn

noun. a bum OT, procrastinator. reader. eater. sleeper. music listen-er. movie go-er. Loves food too much.

11 Replies to “Musing About Things: An Update from Cyn!”

  1. Congrats on finishing your master’s degree! I remember back when I had just finished, and loved the freedom of being able to read fiction again!

    Great photos…enjoy your free time.


  2. Huge congrats on finishing your Masters – that must be such a great feeling! And so jealous of all your trips – I really want to see New Orleans! Great pictures 🙂

  3. Oh those pictures are amazing and YAY for travelling so much and having a good time!! (I’m drooling over all the food photos, hehe.😂) And omg did you like The Winner’s Kiss?! I loved that book but it was also so stressful.😂
    I had a pretty good winter! Got lots of writing and reading done and didn’t freeze to death so….success!

  4. Congrats my friend..and your trips all sound amazing. I love, love, love New Orleans!

  5. Oh my gosh you’ve had the time of your life!! And congrats on finishing grad school!! Good luck on the job hunt 🙂
    Genesis @ Latte Nights Reviews

  6. Wow, Cyn! That is a lot of amazing adventure you’ve been on this year. How exciting! And congrats on finishing school, too! What a year!

  7. Oh wow…look at you go exploring various parts of this beautiful world!! I love lOVE the pics you shared here. And Congrats on finishing grad school!!!

  8. Congratulations! And good luck with job! Wow, you traveled a lot. Lovely photos.

  9. Amazing photos Cyn! Totally envious! LOL I’m glad you had fun. I could totally be a beach bum and read all day right about now. I’m cold, and the weather is still dreary.

    Congrats on finishing grad school! ~Aleen

  10. I love the photos Cyn! It looks like you visited so many amazing places, thank you for sharing them with us! The food in Indonesia looks absolutely delicious!

  11. Your pictures are awesome! I love your point of view of going from the prairies of Canada to the coast of Nova Scotia. Then down to HOT New Orleans and OH MY GOSH to Indonesia!!! Amazing life stories there, for sure!! Thank you for sharing.

    Congratulations, again, on your huge accomplishment!!!

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