You’re a Firework

Hey y’all. Here are some photos taken near Waterfront in Vancouver, on Canada Day. There was a special fireworks show in celebration of Canada’s 150th birthday. Aren’t they pretty?

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Photos are taken with a Canon 7D, by my dad. However, yours truly edited the pictures, so you can just call it a collaboration.

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Sorry that my posts are very sporadic. I am currently travelling in Shanghai, and soon I’ll be moving to Ontario for university!! Oh my! Exciting things are coming my way and to this blog.

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See you soon. Thanks for visiting my blog!

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Summer Pressure

Whenever people ask me , “Wassup?”, I always feel the need to please them. The question “Wassup?” builds anticipation for a supposedly clever and impressive reply. Especially now that it is summer, people expect more from me.

Sadly, my reply isn’t very impressive. My summer mainly entails of summer school and RCM History. Pterophytes and bryophytes and Bach and Berlioz. #nerd. But I embrace my inner nerd. What is wrong with wanting to learn and expand your horizons on biology? Haha.

Spend your summer however you like. Don’t ever feel the need to go carousing or be frivolous to impress others. It is your summer, your time, your life.

I sincerely want to apologize for my sporadic schedule of posts. Biology is amazing. Summer school isn’t particularly fun, but the time I spend learning the material myself has been wonderful. Biology is truly a masterpiece of our intelligence and our endeavours at trying to understand the natural world. I have been busy with class, studying, and volunteer, so sorry once again!

Recently, I went to Lighthouse Park in Vancouver, BC. The feature image speaks for itself. It is a thousand words of beauty and purity. I highly recommend everyone to visit this place for the scenery! To jazz up the photo, I added lines to give the image a geometric, hipster vibe. I am still trying to figure out Inkscape. LOL.

Hope your summer is going well!

Bye for now!

 

Reclusive Rainforests

My backyard is a beautiful coastal rainforest, a prominent feature throughout Vancouver. The trees in these reclusive rainforests stretch into a grey infinite of history and time. I tilted my head back to capture the monumental trees but with great effort. An afternoon well spent, indeed.

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The last photo deserves a comment. Can we please all note the graffiti?

Thanks for reading! Bye for now. 🙂

Food Fervor

Can anyone else relate? You know, with my ardent passion for delicious food and photography. Photography so that these wonderful memories of beautiful, delicious atoms and molecules will not be forgotten. This week, the most delicious foods were the ones I ate at home like the incredible smoothie bowl in the featured image! You don’t have to go to hipster cafes to get blog/instagram worthy photos, nor do you need to be a food guru (I am not a skilled chef, although I consider myself a blender guru). And this post proves it!

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Above, is a dish my dad made. My dad is an amazing chef, and I am extremely happy that he chose to cook a veggie medley. It tasted as good as it looks!

Oatmeal

One of the easiest things to whip up in the morning is quick cook oatmeal. To make it one of the most delicious things, you simply need to have good toppings. Cinnamon, pecans, and apples currently hold my heart. I drizzle some maple syrup and sprinkle a little bit of brown sugar on top and then perfection! I took this photo this morning 😛

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Smoothie bowls (or specifically cherry smoothie bowls) are my to go snack. The frozen mangoes and dark cherries create this thick, soft serve consistency that makes me feel like I’m indulging in ice cream.

Can I please go back to Monday and enjoy that smoothie bowl? Salivating here.

Rice

Rice! Rice! Rice! Is delicious!

I’m telling you, garnish is key to making food look exquisite.

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I am a green smoothie addict! The secret is frozen mangoes! The sweetness of mangoes mask the sometimes vile taste of green leaves. I find that the taste of kale and spinach are easier to conceal than other greens. Orange or orange juice is also crucial to help balance out the sweet with some tartness. I love to add chia seeds on top, and for this photo, I also added some frozen blueberries and peanut powder (sounds strange but looks and tastes great!).

Please excuse me for the fact that I poured my green smoothie into a bowl. Let’s just pretend that I didn’t try to make a smoothie bowl and failed miserably.

Dragonfruit

Fruits! Fruits! Dragonfruit! This fruit derived from a plant of the cactus species is the perfect pick me up on a rainy Sunday afternoon; it is fresh and has the perfect amount of sweetness. Its flaming exterior and bright pink skin never fail to impress the eyes.

Hope you like these photos as much as I do! Happy new year! 🙂 Bye for now

Gratitude = Happiness

I don’t know if you heard but Vancouver and the Victoria area experienced an earthquake 2 days ago. I was almost asleep when the shaking began. My closet doors shook heavily against the frames, scaring the crap out of me. My first thought was, “Oh my gosh! This is the “Big One”!”. You know the impending earthquake, predicted to occur along the Western American Coast, around 9.0 magnitude?! Luckily, it wasn’t. So lucky.

My facebook notifications were going crazy. Everyone had the same questions. Should I go outside? Should I bring my laptop? Should I haul my expensive camera with me? Should I stay in bed? Sheer panic assaulted everyone’s minds.

Later, as I listened tensely to the radio, scientists reported that the earthquake was only around 4.7 magnitude. Imagine a 9.0 earthquake! The “Big One” would be 10 000 times the one I experienced! Now I sleep with my earthquake kit beside my bed.

The first thing I did after approximately 8 seconds of shaking, was to call my parents and family. To make sure they were alright.

Go hug your family and friends and tell them you love them! 🙂 I am so grateful to have my family and to be able to spend my holiday with them and Dad’s homemade food. Nothing tastes as good as homemade meals! Look at the colours of the vegetables! (I probably should have sprayed some water on them, they be looking thirsty)

If you are ever feeling depressed or down, just make a list of all the things you are grateful for. A TED video was explaining how being grateful reaps more happiness. It makes sense- you sort of make a bad situations into good one by remember all the good things you already have in your life. 🙂

Happy New Years! And take care!

Talk to you soon.