Wednesday, April 6, 2011

FTF Blog Event 4/6: Who I am


I am so excited to be participating in a blog event, this will be my first when it comes to online events, and I think it's a really fantastic idea. There is a theme, and this time around it is  United Nations (Contra Unus) and a telling of how where you come from influences you. What I like best about this event is that each person interprets the theme as they like.  I have decided to do photo collages that I think sum up a lot about me.

I encourage you to check out Full Time Fabulous to see all the other entries and to read  the blog!

Here is my entry:

Let me introduce myself for those who don't know me already. I am Canadian, from Toronto actually, living in Paris but soon moving to London. I have the travel bug, I can't stay put. While I am in Europe, I am like a sponge, trying to absorb all the culture and experiences that I can. Paris is know for "la mode" and I took that to heart, and am now more of a fashion addict than I was when I was back in Canada. I am Canadian at heart, sporting my stereotypical plaid shirts on a weekly basis, saying sorry to everyone, often for things I haven't done, and I am proud to say that I speak both national languages, English and French. The more I am away from home, the more I learn to appreciate it and to be thankful for all the wonderful things I have there.

(This little photos collage above shows 4 outfits of the day posted in the past on my blog and how many kilometers I am away from home at the moment based on what is calculated from the Eiffel Tower.)

A silly Facebook application told me that I have visited somewhere upwards of 9% of the globe, and I am looking to send that number into the double digits, and maybe one day hit 100%.

For now I go where I can, when I can.

(My little photo collage above shows me lying over a waterfall in Laos, lanterns in South Korea, The Great Wall of China, and a beautiful secluded beach in Thailand)

I truly believe that who you are and how you are is the product of what you have experienced. I like to think that we can all be humbled by something no matter how we grew up or what privileges we have been given. As a Canadian, I feel privileged to have an open door to almost anywhere in the world and am often welcomed with open arms. My dad has spent my entire life traveling back and forth from Asia, mostly China and Taiwan, and I think his tales of abroad are what shaped and developed my enormous curiosity for the world away. From my travels, I have always been able to find a common thing with someone I have met on the road, proving to me that we truly are all the same in some way and that our experiences shape us and mold us into who we are.


I would like to say a big thanks to Full Time Fabulous for creating this event! This post was really fun to create and I look forward to doing the next one!

Thanks for reading and come back soon!

xo CurvyKatie





  1. Hi sweetheart, your post made me smile! Thank you so much for sharing, I love getting to know you better. Hugs!

    x Anika

  2. Katie you've been to some wonderful places. my hubby is dying to take us to hong kong! lovely images for the FTF event!

  3. Thanks!! Hong Kong is incredible! I loved it there - so many things to see and great markets and food. Go if you can!! :) xo

  4. I really enjoyed reading this post & relate to it so much! Thank you for showing this glimpse of your life! Amazing hat in the first collage. -xxoo


  5. I second that you have been to some amazing places! I am absolutely beyond jealous...I *love* to travel.

  6. Another great post. Thanks for sharing this. Spending time traveling with my family is something that truly makes me happy in life. I enjoy reading your blog very much.

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  7. Lovely post! Your collages are beautiful, and can I say I'm a little jealous that you're living in Paris right now? I've got the travelbug coupled with aviophobia so instead I stay in the States and dream about all the places I want to visit. Paris is, of course, at the top of my list! Hopefully someday I'll make it happen. (:

  8. Hi Katie,
    What a lovely post: nice and sweet just like you. I could read a little more about Canada. Is one of the countries on my travel list. Hélas, the list keeps getting longer and longer.

  9. I've been to the great wall too and i felt awestruck just being up there. If you ask me if i prefer to travel or have an expensive Chanel bag, I'll pick travel for sure. In cases like these, experience although intangible is worth more than having to hold and cuddle the expensive bag!

  10. I can definitely relate to your "travel bug" and am insanely jealous of some of the places you have visited! I would love to see the Great Wall one day, and a secluded beach in Thailand sounds especially appealing right now!

    This was a beautiful representation of who you are. I am so glad that events like this introduce us to people we may have never come across otherwise!

  11. hi Katie love that you have the travelbug from Canada to Paris to London while having exotic gettaways to asia. My wish is to hopefully go to Laos and Buthan, that would be so inspirational. But I also want to see Canada with Toronto and Vancouver. Since I have been to America&South America I thought it was time to see what is up north. If the people are like you it must be great place! xo

  12. wow!!! wonderful post!!!! i love that you're a travel bug, i am the same way!! your photo collages are wonderful and i love learning more about you and your life.

    thanks so much for participating in my blog event darling. =)

    Kristy Eléna - Full Time Fabulous
    Vogue Gone Rogue
    Twitter: @kristyelena

  13. hello Katie I just saw your post today....and I would like to say thank you for participating...I would really agree with you...about your statement are who you are....your experiences will mold you into who you are today...I can really relate to your experience and I love your photos too...its fun and I wish I can speak french like you...but I can speak Thai :D


  14. Thank you everyone for your lovely comments!! It`s so nice to hear that you like to travel as well and hopefully one day we can meet up on the road!! :)


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