HIKING LINDEMAN LAKE

This was maybe one of the more challenging hikes (so far) for me. Lots of incline, not enough breaths taken or exercise done to prepare haha

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CRESCENT BEACH

It’s been almost a month (I think) since I bought my DJI Mavic Pro drone! And even LONGER since my last post. I should really get back into writing some more!

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I TOTALLY CALLED IT

SURPRISE! Another mini-blog post from another weekend in Victoria! (I swear if there was a points system from BC Ferries I would be WINNING).

My friend’s birthday party was happening Saturday of that weekend, and luckily enough my friends JON & ROY were performing at Sugar Friday night! I figured why not go and take photos of it! And make an even awesome weekend BETTER! Continue reading

UNEXPECTED TEDXTALK (feat. ANITA LEE from HELMET)

As the title suggests…

I went to Anita from Helmet who has done hair/make-up for both my sisters wedding! They have continued to go to her for haircuts during that time, so I figured “i’m new in town! The hairdresser I usually go to is now in Victoria…. I should try out Anita!”

Best decision ever! Located right on Cambie Street (although I believe she told me they will be moving to a new location — will know more and will share with you in the future). Continue reading

PHOTO ADVENTURE AND HAUNTED STORIES WITH KAT

This might have been the longest vlog I’ve posted (yet!)

Seriously, you never really truly appreciate your hometown, until you don’t live there anymore! The same is true EVERY TIME I go over!

It’s funny. Vancouver used to be the place I would travel to get away from Victoria. And now, the roles have somehow reversed (which I never thought possible!)

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VISITING FAMILIAR PLACES

There’s just something about visiting places you used to go to all the time.  Everyone has those places.  It’s like a comfort blanket.  You go to these familiar places because it makes you feel safe and it’s been there for you through many tough times. Or maybe that’s just me?

Queen Alexander Beach is one of those places for me.

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OCEAN-ROCK HOP SCOTCH

I think the last time I went to Whytecliff Park was in 2009. I had just gotten out of a relationship and I decided to venture off to Vancouver to explore parks and beaches because it was the only thing that helped keep my mind off of things. I guess every one has that same type of vice.

Now 7 years later and living in Vancouver, I went on a spontaneous adventure to West Vancouver. (I originally wanted to go on Saturday, but an accident happened on the main road and so I was detoured. Therefore deciding to just go the next day). Thankfully, the weather was still gorgeous.

I jettisoned off in the late afternoon hoping to arrive a couple hours before sunset.

When I arrived it was pretty much how I remembered it all those years ago: vibrant and calm.

In the middle of my treck up the side of a cliff, I noticed that on top of the tiny rock island across from me there was a couple. The tiny rock island is accessed via along the rocks and boulders that led out towards the island. The water was already elevated to where most of the rocks and boulders were submerged. I think everyone there was wondering when the couple would decide to wade there way back to the beachside.

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COOKING VLOG: THAI PEANUT BUTTER SAUCE CHICKEN

I thought I would do something different and do a “cooking vlog”.

A while back ago I remembered watching one of Ben Brown’s old vlogs when he made chicken with a peanut sauce using just peanut butter — I was intrigued. So, I thought I would just wing it and try it out. Unfortunately, because it was such a long time ago since I’ve watched that vlog I can’t remember which video it was. But regardless, you should go check out his vlogs in general. Him and along a few others are film makers that really inspire me to improve, not just in vlog form but in photography and making videos. (https://www.youtube.com/user/benbrown100)

Back to the “peanut butter sauce”.

Verdict: Turns out, it wasn’t that bad.

The sauce was a bit thicker and I definitely made more chicken than I thought because I didn’t even think the peanut butter sauce itself would be so filling as well 🙂

If I were ever to make this dish again, I definitely would make the sauce more less thick. Otherwise, everything else tasted pretty damn good!

Try it and let me know if you have any suggestions of what you would modify or try differently!

Thanks for watching!

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