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.

Personal Instagram

I’ve had this Instagram account for a long time but it was my ‘photography’ account. After trying out photography for a while, I decided that I enjoy it but not as a hobby. That’s why this is becoming a personal account. I also don’t want to overload my cosplay Instagram with too many non-cosplay posts so this is a space for that. It is @rouzoro.

Feel free to follow and let me know who you are so I can follow back. As always, my cosplay Instagram is separate and that is @misswavescosplay.

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Listening to: 周深 Zhou Shen – 水形物语 The Shape of Water

Zhou Shen has a really unique voice. His voice makes me feel so calm.

Inktober 2019 – Day 11

I’m debating on whether I should wrap this up since the month is over. I don’t really see myself drawing in the near future without this kind of prompt thing though.

Day 11: Snow

Final thoughts: If anything, I’ve realized that my art is not as sh*tty as I originally thought because I received a lot of encouragement and positive feedback from friends and peers. I am happy that I was able to bring back a hobby that I once thought was dead. I still prefer cosplay and blogging over drawing but now I know that this is something I can do for better work-life balance. I only completed 11 days, which is not terrible.

Thank you for being with me through this journey!

Sea of Flowers

I went back to the sunflower field the very next day. My original plans were to go today with friends but after I told my family about it, they wanted to see the flowers for themselves. So that’s why I went twice. Going with friends means they can take pictures of me. :p

I wonder what it is about taking pictures that is so fun – both taking the photos and being the one photographed.

Beautiful Hydrangeas

What’s up, people?!

I’ve wanted a DSLR since I was around 17 when I started blogging and I finally bought one! I’m 22 years old now, and I guess I kind of forgot I wanted one until now…

These are the first photos I took with my Canon EOS 600D. These photos don’t have filters or anything. Hydrangeas are one of my favourite flowers. I fell in love with them after watching After the Rain.