Kelowna Bound

It’s official, in September I will be moving to Kelowna to attend The University of British Columbia Okanagan. This past Friday, with my parents in tow, we drove down to Kelowna for the day to attend a campus tour. The drive was about four hours of mountainous views but I slept most of the time.. haha. Anyways.. here’s a photo diary of my day trip to Kelowna (using my new Olympus camera):

We left the house at 7am and our first pit stop was in Chilliwak for gas and breakfast. We had breakfast at Ranchers, which is conveniently connected to the gas station

{I ordered sausage and eggs with my eggs cooked over easy}

{Mountainous view}

{There is still snow on the mountains despite the warmer temperature}

{View of the campus. The campus is surrounded by beautiful scenery}

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New Camera: Olympus E-PL5

Like the title states, I have acquired a new camera! I’ve been thinking about getting a micro four third’s camera for a while now and after much deliberation and waiting, I finally got one. I originally wanted the Olympus OM-D EM5, but the sales associate at Kerrisdale Camera suggested the Olympus EP-L 5, as it was almost identical and much cheaper, so I settled on that. The main reason I got a micro four third’s is for it’s compact size and image quality. Although I enjoy using my DSLR, it’s bulky and at times a hassle to carry around.

I took my new camera out and snapped some food shots at Ikea:

{Meatballs and mash potatoes from Ikea}

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Vegas Part 3: Hard Rock Cafe, Cirque Du Soleil and More

On our third day in Vegas, we went to Hard Rock Cafe for breakfast. Unfortunately, the food was cold and wasn’t very satisfying… overall a mediocre experience but breakfast is not their forte, so I wasn’t expecting much:

{Chicken and waffles from Hard Rock Cafe}

{Pancakes, sausage, hashbrown and poached eggs}

{Breakfast Burrito from Hard Rock Cafe}

After breakfast, we walked around the strip and had to make a big detour due to the shooting at the Flamingo that happened the day before.

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Goodbye Exams

I finished my last exam yesterday and now I can finally relax. Since I haven’t done much this past week, this post will be sweet and short. Here are some pictures of my week:

{Lunch at home: Chicken, short ribs, potatoe wedges and salad}

{When I’m having troubles sleeping, I enjoy creating cheesy collages on my phone. Pictured above is lunch at Le Petit Saigon}

{Takeout from Sushi Nanaimo and a SIP lavender & lemon soda to get me through my last exam}

So that’s it for this post. Now that I have more time, I will be (hopefully) updating more frequently. Thanks for reading and enjoy your weekend!

This and That: 5 things

One exam down, three more to go. I envy all those enjoying beautiful music at Coachella right now, I wish I was there. I have not been a very good mood lately… partly due to exams but mostly due to other factors.

Here are some pictures from my week:

{My  lavender latte for my last day of class}

{This intrigued me, but ultimately it disappointed me}

{My purchase from the Lululemon Outlet. I love the floral t-shirt}

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End of Semester & Kita No Donburi

Tomorrow (Monday) marks my last day of the semester and I have an essay due, which I am currently madly trying to finish. Tomorrow also marks my last day of college, which feels bittersweet, but I am happy to be transferring to university. I haven’t done much this week except for studying because finals are coming up and I’m feeling so stressed.

Yesterday, I went to the library, Central branch, to borrow Black Swan DVD because I am analyzing it in my essay. After a frustrating ordeal and no Black Swan DVD, I decided to go for lunch at Kita No Donburi located on Seymour street.

I wanted to try their seafood okonomiyaki but I also wanted curry, so I went for the latter along with a tuna tataki gommae.

Tuna Tataki Gommae

Chicken Katsu Curry

The chicken katsu curry wasn’t as good as I anticipated it to be, but I enjoyed the tuna tataki gommae very much.

Anyways, I’m back to working on my essay. I hope you all enjoyed your weekend and thanks for reading!

 

Easter Sunday in Steveston

I love going to Steveston, especially when the weather is nice. On Easter Sunday, my dad and I went to Steveston for some food and to take pictures. Being a holiday, there were many people at Steveston as well as many cute dogs… hehe.

I wanted fish and chips from Pajo’s but the line was long and with limited seating, my dad and I decided to eat at Sockeye City Grill :

I had a mojito and large cod fish and chips. The mojito was refreshing and great for the sunny weather. Sadly, the fish was not very crispy but the fries were good. My dad had a sea breeze and crab cake benny. The crab cakes was fried to perfection and my dad enjoyed the dish.

Outpost mini donut company has been on my list of “to try” places for a while now, so after a short walk around Steveston, we went got half a dozen of mini donuts:

They had a good variety of flavours and the mini donuts we ordered were still warm. I think my expectations were too high for this place. Even though I enjoyed the mini donut itself, all the flavours tasted similar to me. I thought some of the glazed ones were a bit too sweet, but the cinnamon sugar was delicious.

So that was my Easter Sunday in Steveston. With exams fast approaching, my days will be limited to studying…. sigh. On  the bright side, I will have a nice 4 month summer break. Thanks for reading!