Review Session | February 2017

How time flies! February has been a relatively busy month. I got a lot done this month, but I feel that I didn’t get to check off some of the things I had set out to do in my New Years Resolution. But, let’s take a look first. Get to know someone better in my…

Food Travel: Mongolian Hot Pot

On Friday, I went out to eat with a friend who I haven’t seen in a long time. We grabbed lunch at Mongolian Hot Pot in Richmond and I didn’t realize it was Little Sheep Mongolian Hot Pot until we had already ordered our food. There were many signs and logos splattered everywhere, and it…

A Little Something Different by Sandy Hall

I just want to start out by saying that this is one of those books that are perfect for mindless reading – a quick read that engages you through all the different perspectives it is written in and carefree enough that you do not have to commit to it. Lea and Gabe are in the…

Persuasion by Jane Austen

I thought that since today is Valentine’s Day, it is only fitting to have a Jane Austen book review. I recently (read: today) finally finished reading Persuasion. It took a while because I have been very busy with school and practicum things, but finishing the book made me realize just how much I missed reading….

#DATENIGHT | 011

B and I went to the Vancouver Art Gallery last month and it was a lot of fun. I could write a whole paragraph on my experiences, but I think in this case, “a picture tells a thousand words” rings true.    

My 23rd Birthday Weekend

This past Saturday was my birthday and B braved through the sudden snowfall in Vancouver from Seattle to celebrate it with me, which I am very grateful for. We went to Miku for lunch, which was delicious as always.     Afterwards, we went to the mall and B got me a new charm for my…

Review Session | January 2017

This is the first review of my New Years Resolution that I have set for the year, and I think that I’ve done an overall good job so far. Get to know someone better in my cohort program. I have tried getting past my comfort level and making an effort to work with different people, as…

Chinese New Year 2017

Happy Chinese New Year of the Rooster! 新年快乐,恭喜发财,万事如意,身体健康,龙马精神,大吉大利! My mom and I made dumplings with vegetable fillings for the New Year and it was really yummy!  

Dine Out Vancouver | Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar

B came back for the weekend and we had a great date night. We went to the art gallery first, then had dinner at Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar for Dine Out Vancouver. The last time we went was after our date at the Aquarium this past summer.  

Food Travel: Seattle Series

B and I enjoyed our time leisurely in Seattle after we got back from Los Angeles – meaning we ate a lot of good food and walked around downtown (and finally watched Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them!). First off, Din Tai Fung – obviously. Before watching Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them, we went…

Food Travel: Los Angeles Series

Usually, when B and I travel, we end up not having proper meals until dinner time since we want to savour our limited time on our trips as much as possible experiencing different things. However, who knew that we would be able to experience something surprising and shocking during our dinner on our first night…

Los Angeles Series: Winter Beaches

On the third and last day of our trip to Los Angeles, we didn’t really have much of a plan, except to just enjoy our time (and soaking up the sunny, warm weather) before heading back to the polar opposite weather in Seattle and Vancouver. Since we went to Santa Monica Beach during our long…

Los Angeles Series: Universal Studios

Last winter break, we went to Universal Studios in Florida, and this year, we celebrated Christmas Day at the one in Los Angeles. Although some of the rides were similar, it was still just as amazing – if not even more so – than last year because good company equals good times (and I don’t…

Los Angeles Series: Six Flags Magic Mountain

For our Los Angeles trip, B and I packed light after our previous travelling experiences. We were only in LA for three days, and we decided to go to Six Flags Magic Mountain on the first day, which coincidentally was Christmas Eve. On Christmas Day, we went to Universal Studios, and for the last day,…

2017 New Years Resolution

2016 has been an intense roller coaster ride, and I hope that 2017 will not try to top that off in terms of pretending to be the Hellevator ride at Playland and raising people up, then harshly dropping them down without any warnings. For my New Years Resolution of 2017, I want to set more…

Art Lab: Winter Wonderland

Before school let out for Winter Break, I wanted to do a fun art lesson with the students. I searched for some wintery art activities on Pinterest and came across some interesting ones. I tried out some art projects and had some trial and error with them. For the first art experiment, I used masking…

Winter Wonderland

This month has been a snowstorm – literally and figuratively. Vancouver has turned from Raincouver to Snowcouver in the past few weeks, and although I know that our neighbours in the east coast are probably giggling at our ridiculous situation compared to the mountains of snow that they get, it is still a big thing…

Food Travel: Las Vegas Series

These are some pictures I took of the food we had in Las Vegas. We had dinner at Lago on our last night and was pleasantly surprised to find that we ordered exactly the right amount of food for the both of us to share. The food was also delicious! Although we didn’t do any…

Las Vegas Series: Highlights

Although the whole trip was a highlight for me, there were certain places and things that we did that stood out more than others. I went to my first Cirque du Soleil show at the Bellagio called “O.” It was a water show (hence “eau” = “O”) and it was absolutely astounding. I was awed…