Food Travel: Shabusen

I went to Shabusen with new and old friends. We ate lots of food and got to know each other better by joking around. It was really fun because I got to catch up with some old friends, like L, and meet new ones. I hope we will be able to grab food together again.

#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…

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.  

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: Jinya Ramen Bar

I had heard about Jinya Ramen a few years ago, but never checked it out until recently with a friend. My friend and I both had their JINYA Tonkotsu Black, and we added a combo. I got the pork gyoza combo while my friend had their Tokyo curry rice. The ramen was very different from…

Bharti Kher: Matter

Although the feature exhibition was Picasso and his muses, there were more exhibitions to check out on the upper levels of the Vancouver Art Gallery. B and I took a look and walked through Bharti Kher: Matter artwork. Although Picasso’s paintings were fascinating, Kher’s multimedia work was also captivating in its own ways. The pieces were intriguing…

Stephen Waddell: Next: Dark Matter Atlas

Continuing on from Picasso, B and I also checked out Stephen Waddell’s photo exhibition at the Vancouver Art Gallery. Over the past two decades the Vancouver-based artist Stephen Waddell has become widely known for his photographs and paintings that address urban space, particularly his depictions of the human figure in the modern city. This exhibition…

Picasso: The Artist and His Muses

B and I went to the Vancouver Art Gallery because there was a special exhibition that focused on not just a certain artist, but his muses as well. The exhibition featured works by Picasso, all of which had backstories based on his six relationships with six different women. Known for his enormous contribution to the canon of great…

Food Travel: Spaghetéi

Spaghetéi recently closed its doors at their Robson Street, Vancouver location. However, before they shut down for good, B and I made a special trip out to eat there one last time. The line up was pretty long during (and after) the lunch rush; I think many people heard that this Japanese style spaghetti establishment…

Vancouver Mural Festival 2016

The Vancouver Mural Festival is a large celebration of art, where local and international artists are brought together to create amazing and beautiful murals for the city. B and I went down to Main Street on a Sunday weekend to explore and find as many murals as we could.           Unfortunately,…

Life’s a beach

On Saturday, I went to the beach again with some friends. We had a picnic at the park nearby the sand and water, and just ate a lot of pasta, played cards, and took tons of pictures. It was a lot of fun and the setting sun was beautiful!

Beach, please.

On Sunday, B and I spent the day at Jericho beach after grabbing brunch at IHOP. I got my usual Breakfast Sampler, and B had one of their new dishes that had chicken, bacon, and potatoes, drizzled with hollandaise sauce. Once we were full, we grabbed some stuff at the mall, then continued our journey to the…

Food Travel: Suika

Suika, the Japanese word for watermelon, was where B and I had our delicious dinner on Sunday after a fun and relaxing day at Jericho beach. The last time we came here, we had ordered their Deluxe “Suika Box”. They described this box as a jewelry box as it contains nine kinds of appetizers. Just like last…

Food Travel: Kosoo Restaurant

B and I found a new Korean restaurant in Downtown Vancouver today. B had originally searched up Korean restaurants on Robson and came across this little gem, but when we got there, we went to Norboo instead. However, Norboo was closed, and next door Sura was closed as well for their pre-dinner break, so off we…

Canada Day 2016

(Note: Some of these pictures are taken by B.) This past weekend was Canada Day and I celebrated it with B. We met up after lunch and headed down to where all the festivities were happening. Even while transiting, we could see the national colours being wore by a majority of the people. But, it…

Richmond Outing

There is a land where dinosaurs still roam. Located near the seas, in a land called Richmond. Or, more specifically, at an area where the Richmond Night Market is held. This was our main event for this outing, but before we got to our happy final destination, we grabbed lunch first at Deer Garden. Once…

#DATENIGHT | 007

(Note: A lot of these pictures are taken by B.) B and I went to the aquarium recently and we got to see all the shows that we weren’t able to watch when we worked at a summer camp as we had to take care of the kids in our groups. We were able to…

Science World

A couple weeks back, my childhood friends and I had a reunion. We have known each other since early elementary school and still keep in touch to this day. In fact, three of us go to the same university and, moreover, the same program! Even though we see each other so much, I don’t think…

Food Travel: Modern City Chinese Restaurant

A couple days ago was a close friend’s birthday celebration. She had always wanted to eat at a Chinese restaurant and order tons of dishes like how our parents do it, and she was able to fulfill this wish at Modern City Chinese Restaurant. We ordered a ton of food; It was easy to decide…