Dinner with Moya + The Drop

I saw Moya again. We both have short hair now! We had long hair when we first met (Click here to see the post). I actually really like the linked post from 2018…

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Ever since I saw this ad, I wanted to see the Drop in Downtown, Vancouver. Can you believe that I never saw it until now? I feel that I was always two minutes away from it when I was in the area but had no idea it was there hahaha.

Travel Diary: Bowen Island

I went to Bowen Island for a couple of days with two friends. It’s really close to Vancouver.

I felt stressed these past weeks and wanted a break from city life. Prior to the trip, I had not been on an overnight trip in several years and did not hike in a really long time. I am a homebody but it was relaxing and refreshing to be in nature. I felt peaceful.

I think that when you’re on the island, you are on an “island timezone.” What I mean by this is that there’s no rush and there’s not much need to check your phone. I wonder why I check my phone a lot more in the city- perhaps because a lot of people have the ‘need to be productive’ mindset?

Day 1

The view from the ferry.

The view from the top.

I would say that the highlight of the trip was stargazing. There is only one street light on the island. I had never seen so many stars before. They looked so big and I could see them clearly.

Day 2

The lighthouse and volcanic rocks.

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I got my friends to watch The Untamed with me after our hikes. They became really invested in it, which was great. Hehehe.

Beach + glasses?

So in an earlier post, I shared sunset and firework photos. These are a couple of photos from my camera (when it still had battery) that I took earlier that day.

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This is an older picture I took, requested by Yomu. He asked if I could cosplay as Shinpachiโ€™s glasses from Gintama and I delivered. Hahaha.

Yomu said it’s my best cosplay. Do you agree?

Travel Diary: Parliament & Butchart Gardens of Victoria

I went to Victoria, BC again. Last time I went to Craigdarroch Castle, Chinatown and Miniature Museum. This time I went to the Parliament Buildings (only outside) and Butchart Gardens.

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on the ferry

The Parliament Buildings are really big.

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close-up of the Parliament

The Butchart Gardens are quite big as well. I took photos of my favourite flowers. I must have missed the lilies because I don’t think I saw them…

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taken at the rose garden

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pretty restaurant

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Phone camera pictures:

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The gardens are definitely my favourite place in Victoria.


Victoria Part 1 – Craigdarroch Castle/Chinatown/Ferry [HERE]

Victoria Part 2 – Miniature Museum [HERE]

Travel Diary: The Peak of Vancouver

I went to Grouse Mountain, also known as the Peak of Vancouver. I’ve been there when I was younger, but it’s my first time back as an adult.

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before the skyride

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The chairlift was probably the funnest part for me, and we saw a big bear while sitting on it. The view of Vancouver was pretty – the land surrounding the water bodies in the second photo is the city.

Travel Diary: Victoria Part 2

These are unedited photos I took at Miniature World in Victoria. Miniature World is a museum where everything is tiny. There were so many displays and admission is $16 for adults. For point of reference… imagine the Colossal Titan from Attack on Titan.

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HAHAHA!

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The details are incredible. Every display contains so much – it’s hard to capture everything in just one photo.

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Day versus night at the circus. Some displays turn dark and they have cool lights.

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Travel Diary: Victoria Part 1

I went on a trip to Victoria with the crew. I took these photos with my camera (not phone camera) so these photos are not edited, except for the last one.

Craigdarroch Castle

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I wanted to post a photo of this beautiful piano but unfortunately the picture I took is blurry. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

Chinatown

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Chinatown in Victoria is tiny! A lot of shops aren’t run by Asian people either but the lanterns look nice. I regret not buying a No Face plush keychain (from Studio Ghibli’s Spirited Away). TT_TT There was a Totoro one too. I do think that Totoro is cuter but I like No Face more.

Ferry

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ONE PIECE!

Part 2 will be on Miniature World. I have a lot more photos for that which is why there are two parts.

Vancity Eats (Part 5)

Part 1 HERE

Part 2 HERE

Part 3 HERE

Part 4 HEREย 

Just some of the foods I’ve eaten with the usual friend group.

September 2017ย 

Kim bap at YOGI with G | Bubble tea at The Bubble Tea Shop with G

October 2017

Chicken cutlet at Raisu with A, C, G, G, J, J, J, V, V | Bruschetta Chicken Fettuccineย at Original Joe’s with J

November 2017

Poutine at New York Fries with A, J | Lasagna at The Gallery at UBC with G | Ramen at Jinya with A, G, J

Decemeber 2017ย 

Melonpan at BAKER & TABLE Cafe with A, G, J, V | Bibimbap at Morak with A, G, V

Pretty Lights

This is Part 2 from my last post. I will write a Part 3 on my cosplay.

On Robson Street (near the Vancouver Art Gallery) there are these lights on the street. People gather there to take photos. I didn’t know it was there until I saw it (I live under a rock) but I thought I should take photos of my own. I hope you like the pictures of the lights!

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Vancity Eats (Part 4)

Here is another blog post on the food I’ve eaten with my main friend group in BC, Canada. Click on the links below to see previous posts.

Part 1 HERE

Part 2 HERE

Part 3 HERE

May 2017ย 

Kim bap at Hanock with A, G, J, V | Hot pot at Boiling Point with G

July 2017ย 

Sushi at Sushi Garden with G | Bibimbap at Masita Korean Cuisine with G | Sushi at Sushi Mura with A, G, V | Bubble tea at Jazen Tea with A, G, V

August 2017ย 

Ice cream at Rain or Shine with A, G, H | Brunch at Marulilu Cafรฉ with A, G, V

September 2017ย 

Kim bap at Yogi Snack Bar with G | Pad thai at Freshbowl with J