Updates from my life: A Moustache, A Marriage, and Too Much School!

I was having a conversation with Jessica Bedford, the halifamous fashion blogger behind Haute.Halifax yesterday night about blogging. I was telling her how little I’ve had to write about as of lately. We both agreed we leave a lot of our personal lives out of our blogs and typically stick to the content. This got me thinking that maybe it’s time I try to give away a little more about me while I’m not traveling. Plus it would give me the opportunity to explain why there’s been such a lack of updates. So here’s my first attempt at letting you guys in a little more.

Living in Halifax

Yep, I’m still in the east coast metropolitan of Canada known as Halifax, Nova Scotia. I am still madly in love with this city and it continues to reveal new and exciting things to me. Such as the discovery of my new favourite Sushi restaurante, Fujiyama. Their Philadelphia Rolls and Spicy Scallop Rolls will blow your mind! If you’re trying to find them, they’re just across the street from Pizza Corner.

My Sexy MoustacheI took part in Movember

During the month of November, I (along with a couple friends) did not shave my upper-lip for 1 month. This produced a pretty slimey and uncomfortable moustache which was laughed at for several weeks. I don’t know exactly how many prostates were saved, but I did manage to score some creepy pictures!

Gettin’ my learn on

For those of you who don’t know, I’m currently in school full-time taking Graphic & Web design at the Centre for Arts & Technology. It’s been pretty awesome thus far, and I totally feel that this is a step in the right direction for me. I’ve already managed to take on a few clients and have been steadily building my portfolio when I’m not hammering away at homework.

My camera is back!

My Pentax w90 took a turn for the worse a couple months back, which may have been the reason my posts slowed down so much. However, after finally sending it in, the folks at Pentax sent me a brand new one, free of charge. Needless to say I was pretty psyched!

Somebodies getting married!

Don’t worry, it’s not me. I’m still single as Kraft cheese slices. My eldest sybling is tieing the knot with his girlfriend of 5 years. They’re sealing the deal in Mexico this February, which means I’ll be soaking up some sun in a few months, and likely getting a little intoxicated at the same time.

Corbins iPadGuess who won an iPad

Hands down the biggest thing I’ve ever won. This summer the Halifax Waterfront Development Corporation had a contest down at the harbour. If you were seen surfing the internet off their free wifi, they’d give you a code to enter online to win an iPad. Thankfully I was seen blogging, entered, and a couple weeks ago I got a call and was told I won the Grand Prize. I’ve had it for about 2 weeks now, and I have to say, It. Is. Awesome!

So what’s in the future for iBackpack Canada? I definitely haven’t quit, I’m just fighting for time and content. When you’re going to school full time and doing homework for 20 hours a week, it’s incredibly tough to get out and do something worth writing about. But I do have a plan. I’m flying back to Saskatchewan in a couple weeks and have a few cool things lined up. Hopefully I can regain some momentum there and kung-fu out of this writing rut.

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  • http://travelerahoy.wordpress.com Alouise

    ‘Single as Kraft Cheese slices’ ha I love that analogy. Seems like you’ve been super busy… I can relate to the school thing too (right now I’m supposed to be working on a research paper). Congrats on winning that iPad, that’s a pretty sweet prize.
    .-= Alouise´s last blog ..New Orleans =-.

    • http://ibackpackcanada.com Corbin

      Haha glad you liked that little simile there. One can never have enough kraft singles! I have big plans on raiding the fridge of my parents when I get home for Christmas. I think they shall be my first victim.

  • http://www.candicedoestheworld.com Candice

    I miss Hali! And I’m sorry I missed that mustache, hahaha.
    .-= Candice´s last blog ..When Rose Blooms – A special plea from The GOD’S CHILD Project =-.

    • http://ibackpackcanada.com Corbin

      Halifax misses you too, come back soon! And I’m sure my moustache would have loved to meet you too. lol

  • http://www.roadstories.ca Glenn

    Corbin, The ’stash was a good look man. Web & Graphics is a good combo. I’ve bin doon that for ever and I still love it. Lookin forward to the Sask stuff.
    Glenn
    .-= Glenn´s last blog ..Fly fishing fall steelhead in Ontario =-.

    • http://ibackpackcanada.com Corbin

      Thanks Glenn, growing one made me respect Burt Reynolds that much more. You’ve got to be a strong soul to pull that off 24/7/365. haha.

      Glad you’re psyched to read more about SK. I have yet to see much for snow out east, and they say the winter out here’s supposed to be mild, so I’m planning on getting my winter-activities fix done with while I’m home.

  • http://dreamalittledream.ca Dee

    Totally know where you are coming from! When your not traveling and living a personal life it’s quite hard to find inspiration to blog about travel!

    Congrats on the ipad!! Jealous equals me.
    .-= Dee´s last blog ..Travel Photography Roulette Round 3- Street Art =-.

  • http://www.rochstgeorges.com Roch

    I’ve read on a blog that Canada had gathered the most money for the Movember cause. Way to go I don’t have the guts to do this for a whole month.

  • http://www.traveltosun.com/ Adrian

    Congratulations on winning that awesome iPad – looking forward to get me one of these, too!
    Oh, and the moustache looks cool, btw! :))
    .-= Adrian´s last blog ..Honeymoon In Marrakech =-.

    • http://ibackpackcanada.com Corbin

      Thanks adrian! Haha I have to says a part of me misses the moustache. It was fun while it lasted! Thanks for reading.

  • http://www.facebook.com/oncallnurse Kristina
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