INTERNeX Casual Friday

In certain situations some proverbs come to your mind because they seem written for that specific moment. But how true the proverbs are?

Let´s start analyzing some of them:

“You don’t realize what you have until it is gone”

Sometimes you need to have a bad time to realize what you have had and you don´t have anymore. The most of the things that go once, they go forever… so if you love something, if you love someone…just remind that every day and keep working on that. It is a full time work.

“Lies has short legs”

Everybody has lied in some point of the life, but there are different kinds of lies. The most of us has skipped one class at University (or two, or twenty) but that kind of things are not a big deal, not something necessary to share with your parents. But for the important things being able to lie and keep the lie are not easy, you must be made of a special material to handle that kind of situation.

“Better late than never”

Personally with this saying I agree 100%, if you have a passion, or a dream or a goal in life…never give up! My mother started her first degree 6 years ago, and after finished it she has already started a second one! So never is late to get what you want!

“Love is paid with love”

The rest of the things can be called differently but for sure they are not love.

“Experience is the mother of knowledge”

You can study for years and don´t know how to do anything (that´s why it´s really important to do an internship by the way…) The only way to know how to do something is just trying and trying again.

“There are no roses without thorns” or “life is not a bed of roses”

There are always bad moments even in the best moments of your life… Because perfection is not possible, but if you learn how to appreciate the imperfection it can be even much better that trying to get the impossible perfection.

“Time heals all wounds”

The most of us we have passed tough situation but we are still here, alive. If you fail some subject you will pass next time, if you lose your boy/girlfriend maybe it was because you are not correct for each other or if you are you will get him/her back.


Kind of nostalgic post, but sometimes is good just to stop and thinking a few minutes about the things we never stop to think about.

Proverbs are not 100 % true but definitely they have a big part of truthfulness

Good Friday!



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VanDusen Botanical Gardens

Take some time to stop and smell the roses – literally!  If you’re looking for a relaxing day, head on over to the VanDusen Botanical Gardens. This spectacular 55-acre garden in the heart of Vancouver has matured into a botanical garden of international stature since opening to the public in 1975.

VanDusen’s collection includes 11,500 accessioned plants representing more than 7,300 plant families and 255,000 individual plants from around the world. Their plant collections represent ecosystems that range from tropical South Africa, to the Himalayas, to the South America and the Mediterranean, across Canada’s Boreal forests and Great Plains to plants native to our own Pacific Northwest.

The garden design features displays of plants in picturesque landscape settings. Specific garden areas are planted to illustrate botanical relationships, such as the Rhododendron Walk, or geographical origins, as in Sino Himalayan Garden. These areas are set amidst rolling lawns, tranquil lakes and dramatic rockwork with vistas of the mountains and Vancouver cityscape.

There is always something interesting to see, no matter what the season! My first trip there was also my first day in Vancouver! The hours for the month of May are 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.

2010 Admission Rates

Regular Admission Spring Summer
Apr 1- Jun 30
(incl. GST)
Jul 1-Sep 9
(incl. HST)
Adult (19-64) $9.25 $9.75
Senior (65+) $6.75 $7.25
Youth (13-18) $6.75 $7.25

Early-flowering bulbs (crocus, snowdrop, narcissus), Spring Heath, Early Rhododendrons, Helleborus and Camellias are the flowers that will be blooming in the month of May.

Have fun!

– Laura