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 Shinpachi’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. ūüė¶

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 HERE 

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

September 2017 

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 Fettuccine¬†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 2017 

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 2017 

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

July 2017 

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 2017 

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

September 2017 

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

Richmond Night Market

The night market opens every year during the summer and opens from 7 PM – 12 AM. I went to the Richmond Night Market in BC, Canada.

It’s a bunch of tents on a large open space. The¬†food stalls sell Asian foods and the tents sell cheap stuff from Asia. It’s really popular and the entrance¬†fee for this one was around $3.75 which is expensive in my opinion. It’s still worth going.

Pocky was $1 each which is cheaper than the supermarket.

Weeb thoughts:

– I’ve been craving takoyaki ever since Hatchan made takoyaki for the Straw hats in One Piece

LOL I need to get a life!! Part of me loves¬†me for being me,¬†but the other part of me is like… why am I like this

I mean, anime¬†hasn’t been interfering with my life. My family and friends irl treat me the same. If anything, anime has¬†been treating me quite well LOL. I’ve met tons of online friends who love anime like me. People support my cosplaying hobby and the blog has really taken off thanks to my love for anime.¬†I’m really happy with myself right now. I have no desire to change atm. ^^

I bought One Piece Zoro blocks/lego for $8. I’ve only seen Chopper in malls and the mall was selling for¬†$15. Not only was this cheaper, there were more choices and I like Zoro more. ‚̧

Diamond blocks Gift Series ‚ÄstZoro post HERE.

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I also got 8 pairs of socks for $10. The ones I chose had Pokémon and Sailor Moon designs on them.