About: Eunice

Live small but dream big is her mantra. E is a Human Resources major at UBC who seeks to create environments where people can shoot for the moon. Nothing excites her more than hearing about others’ passions and helping them achieve their goals. She is passionate about writing, believes in the power of women, and cannot wait to trek the world over.

CGI-U Bound

Passionate people,

Just over a month ago, T and I found out we’d be going to Clinton Global Initiative University 2012 to rep the Passion Project. This weekend, we’re taking passion to Washington, DC. Obama, here we come. We’re so excited to be a) traveling together for the first time and b) able to go and learn so much so we can bring it all back to you.


It’s a meeting based off of President Clinton’s Clinton Global Initiative. CGI University is a meeting of over 1200 students from universities across the globe. Students come together having made a commitment in one of the following areas: Education, Environment & Climate Change, Peace & Human Rights, Poverty Alleviation, and Public Health.

WHY is @passionproj going?

We’ve made a commitment in the area of Environment and Climate Change, particularly looking at food security in our very own Vancouver.  We’ve committed to a) bringing together passionate cooks to share in the joy of cooking while telling the story behind the food we eat and b) to connecting these chefs to inner-city youth to encourage conscious consumption and promote sustainable lifestyle practices.

Highlights from Day 1

The adventures began when we ventured off for brunch.  We asked a passerby of a good place to go and soon found ourselves at Founding Farmers Restaurant.  It couldn’t have been a more appropriate start to the weekend.  The restaurant is a green building and certified with LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Gold.

Check out their logo:

The 7 colours to represent the unique ethnic influences from each of the continents while the two back-to-back F’s represent the community table where everyone is welcome.  The corn kernels in the middle represent us – the guests – who share in a great meal while harvesting ideas.

After our brunch, we took a quick nap and then headed to the conference Opening Plenary, featuring Madeleine K. Albright, Rye Barcott, Usher, Sadiqa Saleem…and of course, the fabulous 42nd President of the United States, Bill Clinton.  It was Ah-mazing. Quotable quotes of the session:

Talent is universal; opportunity is not – Rye Barcott

America is the most generous nation with the shortest attention span – Madeleine Albright

CGIU attendees getting ready for the "Class of 2012" picture. Can you spot E in the crowd?? Photocred: CGIU instagram.

Already, the twitter feed is flowin. You can follow the conversation at #CGIU. You can track T and I @tarinifernando and @eunicejacinta.


T and E


Secret No More

Hellooo Passionate Friends!

I’m still recovering from a #passionateaffair and all the mad music, poetry, and raps that were made. We were finally able to unveil the secret we’ve been keeping all this time….(insert DRUMROLL)…The all-kinds-of-fabulous Jackie Chong has designed this beautiful new home for us. Just take a moment to OOOH and AAAAAHHHH at our new orange logo and the beautiful tabs. I have run out of adjectives. Beautiful is the only way I can describe how I feel about everything she’s done for us. I’ll be sure to write a follow-up post about this stunning woman, but for now, I’ll just give you a moment to SOAK. IT. IN.



From left to right: Alex, Kai, Maneo, Max, and Leonard giving it their all! Thanks for sharing your passion guys. Photocred: Jackie Chong.




3 More Sleeps and Say No to FOMO

Hello passionate people,

Have you ever heard of FOMO? Someone explained this to me a couple months ago. There’s a term for what so many of us feel. You know, those Friday nights when you’re much too tired to go out and you have a mountain of work and yet you go out with friends because you don’t want to miss a beat. Do you ever feel that way? If you know what I’m talking about, I’m sorry to say you have FOMO (Fear of missing out). It happens to the best of us. But, here’s what you CAN do…this Tuesday, say no to FOMO by joining us.

Here’s what you need to know…

Where: UBC’s Boulevard Cafe

When: Tuesday March 27th, 6:30-8:30pm

What: We’re going to relive all our past projects from music to slam poetry, we’re going to introduce you to the people we’ve fallen in love with along the way (sigh), and most important of all, we’re going to unveil a little BIG secret secret. You won’t want to miss this.

3 more sleeps. Say no to FOMO.

I can barely contain myself,


Join us Tuesday!Photocred: secretsoftheyoungandsavvy.com