Drawing to an End

There are exactly twenty days until I leave YVR for what I imagine to be a number of years. There are also a ton of posts about Vancouver that I have not yet published (or written, lol), which I’ll probably do when I’m not in Vancouver, really. I’ve learned to be realistic. And while there’s…

My Hipster Cousin

So if you didn’t know, I have a hipster cousin named Lina. She’s really cool, she is. Has the ability to climb rocks and things while brewing the best darned cuppa joe you could find on this here side of the planet.

Vancouver: Granville Island, Part 1

At a recent conference, a professional blogger stood up and shared with her fellow bloggers this valuable piece of advice: Write about the places around you. Write about where you live. Thus this post: Welcome to Granville Island. I suppose I could resort back to the hipster label I gave Gastown but Granville Island has…

Vancouver: Around Gastown

Or, y’know, Gastown, part two! Swan and I didn’t stop after seeing that dog, although that dog was really furry and I really wanted to pet it. I restrained myself though and we went on out of Gastown into the surrounding streets. But before I go on, a picture of one shopkeeper’s explanation for his…

Day of the Longboat

Also known as “Day of the Group Brunch Munch” or “Day of the Bloody Knees” or “Day of the Blue Ponchos.” Just over the past weekend a few friends and friends of friends competed in an annual UBC event, called you-guessed-it-’cause-it’s-in-the-title. If you’re too lazy to read the post though, just watch this over and…

Growing Flowers

On the verge of beginning Week 3 of classes at UBC, I present to you A Way to Make One’s Room Pretty. But first! A picture of a baby cow! I saw this one at PNE (Pacific National Exhibition), which is sort of like Calgary’s Stampede except less crazy and more stress-free (although I┬álike the…

On Singing Praises and Stinging Phases

There are many hilarious resemblances between my Vancouver family and my Calgary family, like how both my uncle and dad will leave a little bit of food on the plate at the end of dinner and go off in search of dessert instead. They like their sweet snacks, too.

Finding Godot

Today after class (first real day of lectures!) I met a girl named Godot who just came from China and was looking for her ECON 101 class. We conversed in Mandarin and English and walked around campus looking for her classroom. She was cute. But I could see her dilemma, because I often found myself…

Un-becoming and Becoming a Room

Dad and Aaron left this morning for Calgary. Visited the FLOW page and my number was gone because Kt and Tc are the new counselors. The only thing that’s really obviously Calgarian is my phone number and I’m keeping that… but I’m starting to feel homesick. Anyway, this is what happened during the room-cleaning hurricane…