I borrowed a few DS games from a friend. I played the first Ace Attorney game and finished the first case in 5-10 minutes! I’m not sure if it was just super easy or if I am just good. It’s probably just easy.
I am proud of myself. I took a full course load (five courses) and on top of that, did lab work as a Psych research assistant, held the title of Vice President Internal of an international psychology honours society, and mentored a child on a weekly basis. I woke up at 6 AM every Monday to Friday and one of my classes ended at 8 PM. That’s not what I’m really proud of, though. Lol. I have my final grades for all my courses this term and I didn’t get anything lower than an A-. I’m proud that I did well on top of all of those extracurricular activities. Some days I got four hours of sleep because I had to study. u_u
Remember my Bubble Tea review post? I would like to make a couple of changes! Firstly, Little Tea House in Metrotown – I did give it a poor review and I don’t regret it. I never sugar coat my reviews. HOWEVER — one of my close friends went there recently and said that the bubble tea taste improved a lot. They renovated the place and I think it’s worth giving a second chance! I know I’ll be going there again to see for myself.
Secondly… Big Orange in Metrotown – I didn’t talk about this bubble tea place much in that blog post so I’ll talk about it here. It used to be my favourite bubble tea place in Metrotown. Unfortunately, I had a poor experience there. The manager was highly unprofessional and I don’t see myself going there in the near future. Of course, this is only specific to the Metrotown location so I’ll still be going to their other franchise locations. You know me guys… I am generally pretty nice but I will say something if I feel like it. I do what I want on my blog!
Listening to: Abnormalize – Ling Tosite Sigure
I did not expect my last post to be so popular, so I decided to blog again in the same style.
My friend and I went to a Korean salon after class and got hair cuts together. The hairdressers were young and pretty.
We ate kim bap for lunch and then got bubble tea at a nearby bubble tea shop. The app is called SNOW in case you were curious.
sweater – H&M (gift)
Here’s a playlist of instrumental songs I like. It’s not all of them because so many songs are not on SoundCloud. It’s a mix of sad/battle music/music box/violin/piano/everything. I find that instrumental songs are good for doing homework.
First day of class – I wore a mask because of the smog from the forest fires. A heat wave happened and I wore a t-shirt and short white dress even though my classes started at 5 PM. The weather is good now.
Mask – eBay (gift)
Necklace – Sears (gift)
Dress/tank top – Liz Lisa (gift)
Polka dot shirt (gift)
I bought hazelnut milk tea at my school. I like this flavour but not the pearls.
Second day of class
Hat – eBay
Shirt – American Eagle (gift)
Jeans – Urban Planet?
Shoes – Payless
Choker – YesStyle (gift)
Tokyo Ghoul necklace (gift)
Hoodie – Aritzia
T-shirt – Uniqlo (gift)
Jeans – Forever 21
Hair ties – eBay
When it comes to clothing brands, I like Liz Lisa, Aritzia, and Uniqlo. A lot of the things I own are gifts from friends and family, and I appreciate them by wearing those gifts.
The colours black, white, and blue are worn in different ways. I saw a Death Note t-shirt on my way home and spontaneously bought it. It was new, good quality for only $5.
Death Note t-shirt – street sale
Hoodie with wings at the back – online (?)
Jeans – Urban Planet?
Choker – YesStyle (gift)
Crystal necklace – online (?)
Knee-high socks – Daiso
I like my other outfits that I’ve worn so far to school but I don’t have photos of everything. I wore a maroon sweater over a denim dress with Adidas Superstar shoes today. Lately I’ve been obsessed with:
– RADWIMPS – Your Name soundtrack (especially Yumetourou) [JAPANESE]
– Catherine soundtrack – Lamb Game Between ♂ and ♀ [INSTRUMENTAL]
– Hatsune Miku – Romeo and Cinderella [JAPANESE]
These are the songs I’m listening on repeat nowadays!
My hair appointment is already booked for next Tuesday so I’ll be getting a hair cut soon. My 21st birthday is coming up and I’m going to get an upper lobe ear piercing.
I wonder if Izaya Orihara from Drrr likes taro bubble tea..? Would he like the tapioca pearls?
EDIT: I went back and changed the drawing. I added the background and a table.
Part 1 HERE
Part 2 HERE
Here are some more food I’ve enjoyed with my Alphabet Crew in Vancouver, BC (Canada). These are definitely not all the restaurants I’ve been to these past few months. ^^
Brunch at Yolks with A, G, and V | Ice cream at McDonald’s with A and G
Udon from Sekai Udon with G and J | Ramen from Suika with A, G, J, J, and V | Bingsu from Passion8 with A, G, J, J, and V | Sushi and miso soup from Hime Sushi with J | Bubble tea from Chatime with J
Brunch at Catch 122 with A, G, J, J and V | Noodles at The Boss Restaurant with J | Sushi at Tsuki Sushi Bar with A, G, J, J, and V | Bubble tea at Bubble King Tea House with A, G, J, J, and V
Bubble tea at Pearl Fever with J
Hot pot at Boiling Point with J | Ramen at Danbo with A, G, and J
More like two weeks. I have lots more photos but I’m just going to post these ones.
I watched One Piece Film: Gold. It was awesome! It was really funny and Robin made hand puns. Brook made alive jokes again and Zoro was as strong as ever! Also Lucci and Spandam made their appearance which made me so happy. The message of the film (from my interpretation) is that gold/money can’t buy you everything. Friendship is more important!
I think water is flavourless and that’s why I like to drink other drinks. I used to drink lemon tea every day at school, but now I’ve switched to orange juice! ^^ At home, I drink tea.
After I made the milk tea, I realized that I did not have a big straw for the pearls. That’s why I’m using a spoon right now! ^^
Listening to: 王博文 – 梦
One Piece is one of my favourite anime because of the friendship the Straw Hat pirate crew have. As I was thinking of this, I thought about my own crew. During the school year, I see my friends almost everyday, but here are some of the times we ate food together.
I didn’t start eating out with my friends until near the end of Term 1 of first year University. We got Qoola and Menchies around campus to celebrate hard work and the end of Econ 101.
In Term 2 of first year, we tried out Bubble Waffle Cafe near campus.
We also got drinks every Friday for our Econ 102 discussion. One of the places we went to was Tim Hortons. My friends got the drinks because I had class before discussion. We also did this in Term 1. For V’s 19th birthday, we went to Kyo Korean BBQ and Sushi House.
During the summer after first year, we tried to meet up a lot. I couldn’t make it to a lot of the hang outs, but here are two I went to. We went to Cactus Club and Mimibuloveme.
In Year 2, we hung out a lot more so I can post photos for every month. Before school started, there was an event held by one of the clubs. Since my friends were leaders for the clubs, I signed up for the event. Even though I didn’t get my friends as my leaders, I had fun. Three of us went to Blenz near campus.
On the bus ride home from school on a different day, I had another bad experience with creepy men. I was still upset the next day but A bought me a drink from Tim Hortons on campus to cheer me up.
For my 19th birthday, we went to Kyo. Cotton candy was being handed out on campus so we got some.
We decided to try out fried chicken at Flipside at our school, UBC, for the first time. Later that day we got Starbucks on campus. A, G, and I decided to make Fridays our food days so we went to Danbo for ramen.
We celebrated the holidays by eating out at Chef Hung Taiwanese Beef Noodle. V treated us to cream puffs at Beard Papa’s later that day. We were on our winter break during this time.
We went to Shishinori to celebrate A’s 20th birthday. Later that month we went to Banana Leaf to celebrate J’s 20th birthday.
We went to Seoul Cafe to celebrate G’s 20th birthday. We also had dim sum at Western Lake Chinese Seafood Restaurant on a weekend morning.
A, G, and I got free pocky on campus. The crew and I went to Red Robins.
A, G, and I went shopping for J’s birthday gifts (different J) but we made a stop at Starbucks. The next day, we went to Morak Korean Restaurant to celebrate J’s 20th birthday.
On the last day of Year 2, we went to Pearl Fever Tea House near campus to celebrate. During our summer break, we went to Snowy Village for bingsu.
We went to Chau Veggie Express to celebrate V’s 20th birthday. Later that day we went to Off the Grid Waffles.
Summer school started for A, J, V, and C. I didn’t have summer school but I did have to go to campus for my lab. A, J, and I went to Pearl Fever.
When G got her N for driving, we went to Sekai Udon Bar to celebrate. On another day on campus, my friends and I got bubble tea at the new place. We got the drinks on the first day it was served. We also went to Panda night market and got different foods. We also had shaved ice from Icy Bar.
It’s almost the end of July and I haven’t seen my friends much this month. We were going to eat but I was too ill so it was cancelled. Two of my crew members are out of the country right now but we will see each other more when they come back.
Before I became friends with the crew, I had not gone to most of these restaurants before. It’s kind of like Luffy’s crew. If it weren’t for Luffy, the Straw Hats probably wouldn’t have travelled to so many islands.
I haven’t spent an entire day at home since the school year ended. I’ve been eating out a lot with different people everyday. It’s something like this:
Last Sunday – First day of summer break!!! I went to see my future home (currently under construction) for the first time
Monday – Went to meet up with a friend at 1:00, another friend 1:30-5:30, and then another friend 5:30-night. I got my Rilakkuma stuff and had Jap food for dinner.
Tuesday – Work.
Wednesday – Work.
Thursday – Bingsu with four friends!
Friday – Bubble tea and lunch with a friend. Then I went to a church event with her family.
Saturday – Beach day.
Sunday – Work, then bubble tea with a friend.
Monday – Mall day and bubble tea with another friend
Tuesday – Work
Wednesday – Sushi restaurant and bubble tea with another friend
Thursday (today) – Went to the University
Listening to: Kanon Wakeshima – Maboroshi
This is a song I can listen on repeat and just relax~ I think I want to spend the day inside tomorrow because I really like spending time with my family. On Tuesday my mom and I ate at a pho restaurant and then we watched the Sherlock special episode on Netflix. I love food.