Saturday, September 12, 2015

Strolling in Steveston

Just before the summer ended, had to go out with my favourite pair of twins (that would be my cousins, of course). It's like the old times, but now we can get to places we want to see - that is, granted that we can get up for those kind of outings d":

One more fun time in the summer before autumn comes sailing in

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Birthday at Vancouver Aquarium: After Hours

Turning another year older usually doesn't mean big celebrations... Unless, you decide to go to the aquarium at night time. That is what we did for my friend's birthday, and let me tell you, it was hot (literally!) Here are the things that lurk in the dark when you're not seeing them. Come and take a look.

The perfect way to celebrate your birthday

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Birthday Lunch at Mega Sushi

It was my aunt's birthday, and I was sad that I couldn't attend her dinner as I had work (the agony of last minute plans!) Since I was available in the morning/afternoon, I decided to bring her to a restaurant that I quite enjoy myself. So let's dive into the food now.

This sushi's on fire

Saturday, September 5, 2015

Girls Night Out at Shark Club

Girls just want to have fun, am I right? Well, that's what happened one Wednesday night when everyone was available (for once!) And what do the girls want to do? Eat chicken wings, what else would one do? Let's look at the fun times on one spontaneous night.

Hot & Spicy: the way it's suppose to be

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Super Pride Parade

When I was young, I would love seeing parades, no matter what it revolved around. Now that I am 24, that is still valid. But if there is one parade that gets massive attention, it would be the annual Pride Parade. There's nothing quite like it, and anything absolutely goes. This was a snippet of 2015.

Rainbow everyday, all day

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Islands and Night Markets

Even when your friends tell you that they're coming, it's still a surprise how fast the time goes when once you're together. So what does one do when they arrive? Well, as much one can handle. Here are the shopping, eating, and other shenanigans we've been through (and hopefully there is more to come).

Wondering where one would hang the top sign...

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Ahma's Birthday at Rainflower

It's incredible to see the life of your grandma, who I call Ahma (Fukien for grandma), especially to see milestones such as turning another year older. Not the biggest celebration, but still a very special one. Please welcome her 86th year.

To the best ahma out there

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Cousin's Day at Playland

Got up bright and early to get the most out of the amusement park with my cousin and cousin's children. It may have been cold, but no one seemed to care one bit. And with good company, who is really going to complain with all of the fun and excitement going on?

Let's go and play

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Fourth of July Celebration

Truth be told, I have never celebrated the Fourth of July, considering that my sister has been living in the states for a number of years. Now that she lives closer to home, we decided to do another trip to Seattle, with a few new sights to see. This was a short vacation, but a well appreciated one.

Never seen anything quite like it

Saturday, August 15, 2015

Product Reviews: Just For Men Moustache & Beard Dye

It's been mid-way that I've decided to grow facial hair, and although it's not what I expected, it does give me opportunities to experiment with new products. Never thought I would have to colour it, but desperate times call for desperate measures. If it's like hair colouring, then this shouldn't be painful, right?

Let's see what you can do

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Canada Day

Ever have traditions that you look forward to? When it comes to Canada Day, it rarely changes, but when it does, it's because it's better. Not the usual parade that I'm accustomed to watching, however, it still involves the people I love most. Let's look at the nation's birthday celebrations.

You think Mina & myself could be professional hockey players?

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

An Afternoon in Finn Slough

It was a beautiful Saturday when my cousin and I decided to go on a out of the blue adventure into a place I've never heard. What makes this place unique would most definitely be the residency, as it tends to be more than what meets the eye. Let's look into the settlement.


Saturday, August 8, 2015

Birthday Picnic in White Rock

The advantage of having friends all over town is that you get to visit their cities. This time, we ventured into the land of White Rock, which is nothing like I remembered... Assuming that I have been here once. Let's look at this beautiful day.

Even washrooms are beautifully designed

Thursday, August 6, 2015

Birthday Dinner at Pinpin

It was a beautiful day in June, and also the birthday of my aunt. We decided to go out and have dinner with other relatives - but somewhere we don't usually go. Although we have been to this restaurant before, the location is different. Did I mention that it's one of my favourite restaurants?

Oh so glorious

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Pampering Friday

The first week of June came with a good start. I caught up with the old and new, all in a day. Not to mention, my dog made a new friend. Consider it a win-win situation for everyone. This was how I got down on a Friday (I had to).

Sunsets are best paired with silhouettes

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Dinner at AnnaLena

To end the month, my friend treated me to a late birthday dinner. We tried a new place, and I must say that we were in for a real treat. There is nothing better than seeing your university friend and reacquainting after being distant for a whole month.

Such a catchy name for a restaurant

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Dinner at Jules Bistro

Graduation was just yesterday, yet he is treating me to dinner the next day. He asked me what I wanted, but I couldn't decide with so many restaurants in town. So he suggested this little French restaurant, and let me tell you, I wasn't disappointed.

Good things come in small packages

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Class of 2015

Two days of celebrations, with perfectly timed ceremonies so that there were no time conflicts to see the people of each hour. After all their hard work and dedication, it all came to being photographed in their black gowns and moments of joy. This is the graduating class of 2015.

You deserve an incredible photo, after all

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Lunchtime at the Original Joe's

Sunday came rolling by, and I had not much to do. So when my friend Genesis asked me out for lunch, I decided, 'why not?' And the best surprise were the three guests who came along. Good company is always best served with food. So let's dig in to this restaurant, shall we?

It's fancy because it's on the second floor

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Dinner at the Gudrun Tasting Room

After passing by this place time after time, I finally got to try this place. With a few of my friends, all whom attended the same high school... Needless to say, I was the odd one out. But nothing could have gotten out of my way to try this tiny restaurant located in Steveston.

Quite a standout of a restaurant, if you ask me

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

The Neverland Tea Salon

After months of discussion, we were all available to try high tea at another place. It's a small exquisite shop in central Vancouver, and you might just miss it if you don't keep your eyes open. And with a name from one of my favourite fairytales, you know it has to be good. Shall we?

What a beautifully designed logo

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Lazy Day in Stanley Park & Olympic Village

It was a Sunday afternoon, and I had nothing planned for the day. Aaron asked me if I wanted to go out for a picnic in Stanley Park. In addition, Elliot and Elsa invited me for dinner at Craft. Without a doubt, I agreed to this rather Lazy Day strolling around Vancouver. Let's take a look, shall we?


Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Things I Don't Get: Safety, Second

Summer is here, and it's time to spend your time outside. However, there is this pet peeve of mine that won't escape me, and I tend to cringe every time I see it happening. It may not be my business, but I am deeply concerned about head protection for people. Allow me to digest.

Are helmets juvenile?

Thursday, July 2, 2015

24-Karat Years Old

It's that time of year once again, where people come to celebrate you with food, presents, and everything in between. Whether you like it or not, we all turn a year older - might as well enjoy each and every single one of them. This is how I celebrated my 24th.

I got my iPhone at last!

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Pre-Birthday Dinner at The Bambudda

The day before my birthday, I invited my friends for dinner at a restaurant I saw that was getting buzz online. Being adventurous with food, I didn't know what to expect from such a place just outside of Gastown. This is the Bambudda restaurant.

What a nice view from outside - now let's venture inside

Thursday, June 25, 2015

The Secret Garden Tea Company

In continuation of the quote unquote tradition, Louise and Genesis along with their friends accompanied myself and my friends for another delightful (and late) tea session. This time, we tried the Secret Garden Tea Company. So without further adieu, let's venture into the shop.

The sign is absolute joy

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Late Night At The Bubble Tea Shop

My friend Jamaica invited me along with her friends for dinner to a Japanese pasta restaurant... Although I did not take photos of the food over there, I instead took photos of where we went for dessert. If you follow social media, it's that place where everyone feels obligated to take a photo of their food. Let's take a look, shall we?

Well-presented bubble waffle - but does it taste good?

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

All You Can Sing at K-Fever Karaoke

When your friend comes back from two years too long, what do you end up doing? Well, if you have some money and a lot of time, you do what everyone loves most: karaoke! Who knew All You Can Sing existed? I am forever grateful for that.

For a good time, grab a microphone

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Family Weekend Getaway in Seattle

My sister's birthday was back in March, and my family wanted to visit her... Except my brother-in-law took her out during that weekend. So when the time finally came (approximately two weekends later), we made a road trip south of the border, and into Seattle where we could do what families do best: celebrate birthdays no matter how late they are... Let's take a look.

The scenery from the room was spectacular!

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Things I Don't Get: Selfie-Representation

If photography is art, does that make yourself a masterpiece? What happens if that photo is filtered, altering the looks so it displays its best assets? I'm not quite sure where I stand when it comes to photoshop, specifically towards photos of the self. Let's see if I can tackle this topic...

Does anyone care what is truthfully represented?

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Things I Don't Get: Faded Dreams

“Somebody once told me that you truly see who a person is when you tell them something they don’t want to hear. You truly see who a person is when you give them news that they weren’t expecting" -- Taylor Swift

Thursday, March 12, 2015

The Adorabelle High Tea Room

It's always a good idea to go for tea. But place it in the heart of Steveston with some lovely ladies? You simply can't have a better afternoon than one quite like this. Alas, I have experienced the Adorabelle Tea Room & Gift Shop. Let's take a fancy, shall we?

Essentially, the perfect tea pot to suit my surname

Thursday, February 19, 2015

The Vancouver Dine Out

If there is anything that I learned from my annual spendings report, it's that I have learned nothing... Because all of my money has gone to food, and it has yet been two months into 2015. But nonetheless, let us look at the Dine Out adventures back from last month, shall we?

Otherwise known as, temptation

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Lunchtime at the Gyu-Kaku

You think by now that I would have tried a Japanese Barbecue in the city with the most diverse restaurants, but I believe this is my first time. Never even heard of the place, until a friend wanted eat here. Let's take a look, shall we?

New Restaurant, New Experiences

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Things I Don't Get: A Snob & A Half

Have you encountered people who treat you like you are an idiot? It's not like I don't understand you, I just didn't hear it the first time... But then, you're instantly treated like that, without opening your mouth. Let me break it down for you.

What I'm thinking in my head, all the time...

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Birthday Pie + Tea

Back in January, it was my friend's birthday. We celebrated two days later with our two favourite things: Yoga, and Pie. To me, that sounds like the perfect day ^_^

She thought that the sign said "Fat"

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Dim Sum + Hot Pot In One Day

Continuing with the reacquainting series, my friend from a previous post and I met up with another old high school friend who I usually catch up from time to time. He wanted Hot Pot, and so I suggested a place, only to find out they also offer more than one specialty...

Hot Pot, with Dim Sum? Who would have thought...

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Day Trip To Whistler

If you are ever up for a challenge, may I suggest snowboarding? Of all of the things I have tried, I think this one works out your body in the most gratifying and traitorous format. But hey, snow is always pretty to look at d":

Oh beautiful forest, how you deceive me...

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Catching Up On The Past

Do you ever find it strange how some people reenter your life? And you begin to wonder how you ever lost in touch with them in the first place? Whoever you are, you have a funny way of connecting the past with the future...

Nothing says 'grown up' like a Moonshine Martini

Thursday, January 8, 2015

A Mini Vacation In Seattle

For five days in November, I went on a mini-vacation south of the border to the city of Seattle! So, without further adieu, let's get on the adventures!

Postcard worthy of a shot

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Bang Bang, There Goes The Dough

12 Categories, with 5 of them related to the edible
A whole lot of money wasted
But after all, it's the memories that count, right?

The annual expenses report is here. Let's venture to see where it all went down...

Pray, photograph, and then eat... How many times did I catch this?