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…

Reading Challenge: The War that Saved My Life

The War that Saved My Life by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley was another book that I read from our program’s “book club,” and I am so glad that I read this book. Once I started reading it, it was very difficult to put down – I was reading before class, during the breaks, and after class on…

Reading Challenge: The Breadwinner Series

In my program, we can choose to participate in a “book club” where we get to choose books to read from great authors. Although these books are targeted towards elementary students, it is still a good idea to read them so we know the material if we choose to use it later on in our…

Las Vegas Series: Hotel Hopping

After being tourists in San Francisco, we flew over to Las Vegas and had a relaxing time exploring the desert in air conditioned hotels (most of the time anyways). We chose to check out some of the nearby hotels near us for the two out of three days that we were there. It was really exciting…

Food Travel: Glowbal

We had a girls’ night out a few nights ago at Glowbal and the food was not bad. Of course, the company was even better as I got to meet new people. Unfortunately, since the table was too big, I couldn’t take pictures of all the dishes that everyone ordered. After our entrées, we had…

Food Travel: San Francisco Series

This is just a heavy photo post of some of the delicious food we had in San Francisco (because it has been so long that I can’t really remember anymore).

San Francisco Series: de Young Art Museum

Our last stop in San Francisco (and finally completing the series – whew!) was de Young Art Museum. Having been somewhat accustomed to – what I thought was – Vancouver’s large Art Gallery, I was even more impressed at de Young museum where it seemed that people could easily get lost from one another. There were…

San Francisco Series: Conservatory of Flowers

Continuing from the last blog post that I did on San Francisco (which was quite a while back… oops), this one is about our second-to-last stop before flying to Las Vegas that night. We went to the Conservatory of Flowers and admired all the pretty things inside. My favourite part was the gift shop with all…

Seattle Series: Weekend Getaway

My visit to Seattle was eyeopening. I found many similarities that it had with Vancouver, as well as distinct differences. It also broke away some of the presumptions that I had prior to exploring the city, such as there was a bigger night life in Seattle than Vancouver (not really). Since I arrived at night,…

Food Travel: Blueacre Seafood

For B’s birthday this year, we celebrated it in Seattle. It was harder for me to plan something in advance because I didn’t know the area well, so I had to book the restaurant last minute. But now that I have experience in Seattle, I can step up my game tenfold for next year! We dined at…

Seattle Series: Sherlock Holmes Exhibition

Before I went to Seattle, B had snapped me a picture of a banner at the Pacific Science Center displaying their current exhibition on Sherlock Holmes. Obviously, I had to go, see, and experience the exhibition. After all, it is Sherlock Holmes we’re talking about. I’m really happy that we went because it was a lot…

Seattle Series: Pacific Science Centre

B and I went to the Pacific Science Centre and I had a lot of fun. It is very similar to Vancouver’s Science World with their body/kinetic exhibition, bugs exhibition, and some puzzle stations. This is an interactive “healthy eating” station at the science centre, and B and I spent some time here trying to…

Food Travel: Din Tai Fung

My first experience at Din Tai Fung while in Seattle was amazing to say the least. Although we had to wait a bit, it didn’t feel that long since it was located at the University Village and we walked around the stores until they called us. I really hope that Din Tai Fung will open sometime…

Seattle Series: University of Washington

Over the past weekend, I hopped onto the bus from Vancouver to Seattle to visit B and to celebrate his birthday. I arrived at night, so we just finished watching Suits and decided to explore the next morning. The next day, B brought me to the University of Washington to explore. We walked around the campus…

Art Lab: Disney Princesses

Whenever I have the urge to draw these days, I try out something new – something that I was hesitant to try before because I was not confident of my skills in that particular area. And this something I’m talking about is portrait drawing. I have always believed that I was weak in drawing people – more…

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…

Reading Challenge: Eligible

Eligible is a modern re-telling of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice by Curtis Sittenfeld, and it is a lot easier to read than the latter. Having read both books, I prefer the modern re-telling because it hooked me in right away, whereas with Austen’s original version, I had to pick it up again after the…

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…

Food Travel: Fatty Papa

Before B relocated for work, we had a nice meal together at a new restaurant on Robson Street that goes by a fun and quirky name of Fatty Papa. We always walked by the place and never checked it out, but all that will change because the food was actually quite tasty! Following what other…