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.
Bubble tea is a popular drink that originated from Taiwan. There are so many flavours in each of the choices: green & black teas, milk teas, fresh fruit, and slush. Popular toppings include tapioca pearls, coconut jelly and grass jelly. It’s a cold drink but you can get hot bubble tea as well. It’s typically $3-5. Toppings are an additional 50 cents.
1. Pearl Fever – UBC Vancouver
My friends and I go here because it’s the best bubble tea place at UBC, our university campus. It’s also the most expensive (no surprise). The tapioca pearls are good but I don’t like the grass jelly. It’s a shame because my favourite topping is grass jelly. My favourite flavour from here is jasmine milk tea.
4/5 – Would go here more if it was cheaper
2. Ph Tea – UBC Vancouver
This place is located at the Nest which is closer to class. The price is cheaper than Pearl Fever but the taste is mediocre. The pearls are not the best. My favourite flavour is the mango slush and I recommend it.
2/5 – Only like one flavour (see above)
3. Little Tea House – used to be in UBC, Vancouver but not anymore
I miss this place. I have good memories of it and the taste was good. The price was average. This is also located at Metrotown Mall in Burnaby. I don’t like the one in Metrotown because when I ordered a mango slush, there were mango chunks and was taken out of the blender too quickly. It could have been just that worker, I’m not sure. I would rather go to Big Orange in Metrotown and order a honeydew slush there.
EDIT: You can read an update about Little Tea House here.
4. Chatime – Vancouver & Surrey locations
Chatime is one of my favourite bubble tea places. It is one of the more expensive places, but I think they have the best grass jelly because they are not shaped as cubes. You can slurp them (lol). I always get the roasted milk tea. Roasted milk tea is not as sweet as original milk tea which is perfect for me because I don’t like sweets very much. I frequently hear songs by Jay Chou in the store. I love that because Jay Chou is one of my favourite singers. However, the Chatime in Broadway felt very stuffy and I felt like I needed fresh air.
4.5/5 – Maybe 5 if it wasn’t stuffy. Could be just the Broadway location.
5. Bubble 88 – Surrey
Bubble 88 only accepts cash. It is a Taiwanese restaurant, not just bubble tea restaurant. The food is inexpensive and you can get a meal (including bubble tea) for around $13. It’s one of my favourite restaurants and they play music by my favourite singers, like Jay Chou and JJ Lin. The bubble tea tastes okay, but it’s not outstanding. I go here for the food.
6. Bubble World – Burnaby
This is the oreo taro slush bubble tea. I haven’t seen this flavour in other locations. It tasted great. Popcorn chicken is always a good food choice at Taiwanese restaurants. They played Bii’s song when I went there!
4.5/5 – I’ve only been here once, so I can’t give it a definite score.
7. Gong Cha – Vancouver
Gong Cha is popular but the prices are expensive. The taste is good, but not “amazing.” There is a lot of hype but my friends and I agreed that it was worth going once. We aren’t sure if we would go again. I like that they give decorations for our straws. That was the highlight of our trip there.
8. Ki Tea House Café – Burnaby
This place made me feel very comfortable because they have One Piece and other anime figurines. They also have manga that we can read inside. I freaked out when I went in and saw all the anime stuff. It’s a small place but gives off a cozy feeling. I ordered a simple, cheap drink but I haven’t tried other flavours yet.
5/5 – Only been here once though
9. Bubble King Tea House – Vancouver
This was located at a food court. It wasn’t anything too special but the prices were fair. The taste was good, average.
10. Boiling Point – Burnaby
Boiling Point is a hot pot restaurant. It’s one of my favourite restaurants! In the morning/early afternoon they give you a free cold tea drink. This tea in the picture was free and it tasted good. I’ve ordered bubble tea before (not pictured) and it was good. There is no option to split the bill so I have to bring cash and repay my friend. It’s so weird and I don’t like it. The prices are different at night (more expensive) and that is weird to me as well.
5/5 – Overall score for the restaurant. I like to go in the mornings only for a free cold drink and cheaper price.
11. Jazen Tea – Vancouver
This is the only place I know that offers bubble tea in this size. I love it because it’s so big! The pearls were mediocre but the drink was good (I got jasmine). It was well priced for its size and pearls were included in the price! I would definitely visit this place again. It’s too bad I live far from this restaurant. It’s inside a pho restaurant but my friends and I only got the bubble tea. The customer service was great and I liked the worker there a lot.
4.5/5 – Would be 5 but the pearls are lacking in taste
I’ve definitely been to way more bubble tea locations (it’s my favourite drink!). However, I don’t have photos for every location and the blog post would be so long! I do have more photos so I may do a Part 2 in the future. Hopefully this post was informative! 🙂
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