Vancouver = Bugs + Coffee

It’s a Friday night, the rain is pouring outside (finally!) and I’m writing up lesson plans for a senior accounting class. Such is the life of a student teacher. Call me strange but I’m actually in so much bliss. Ah, life.

A break is in order though, so let’s talk about some of the weird and wonderful things that’ve occurred since I’ve landed in YVR.

Photo by Andrea Lai, 2013. All rights reserved.

Photo by Andrea Lai, 2013. All rights reserved.

Behold, the first caterpillar I’ve seen in a very long time.

Write_Vancouver = Bugs and Coffee

Photo by Andrea Lai, 2013. All rights reserved.

Vancouver is really just full of bugs and coffee. At least that was my experience in the first two months moving in.

I also saw my first snail and a massive squirrel chomping on an old avocado. I guess we should say Vancouver is full of critters and coffee.

In all seriousness though, I’ve seen more bugs and drank more coffee and tea in the past few months than I have in the rest of the year put together. Maybe I should re-word that to: Vancouver is full of critters and caffeine.

In fact, there was one night where I sat in a cafe writing letters drinking first a London fog (which was done lovely, really) and then, being adventurous, my very first pure shot of espresso, which was very bright / acidic from start to end. Lina taught me those words, you know. In hindsight I shouldn’t have paired it with a caramel pudding (my first also) because that just made every sip so so bitter. Lesson learned.

Photo taken by Andrea Lai, 2013. All rights reserved.

Photos taken by Andrea Lai, 2013. All rights reserved.

Since I’ve been here I’ve also learned to crochet a toque (because that is how we roll in Canada)…

Photo taken by Andrea Lai, 2013. All rights reserved.

Photos taken by Andrea Lai, 2013. All rights reserved.

… and I’ve been throwing my laundry in a big ol’ storage box (which doubles as a night table too!) and doing all my own laundry. Yep. I am proud of doing my own laundry.

Write_Laundry Day

Photos taken by Andrea Lai, 2013. All rights reserved.

So there you go. YVR has been pretty chill.

In fact, you could even say that life in Vancouver has been all critters and caffeine and crocheting and clotheslines.

ALLITERATION.

Didn’t see that one coming, did you? Ciao :D

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