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!

-S

CABIN TIMES AT YOUBOU

It was my friend, Kat’s birthday. And she decided this year to head to my friend Jen’s cabin for the weekend!

Every one was up there by the time my friend and I got there and I immediately wanted to head down towards the docks. I have a thing for docks so I was pretty amped.

It was only a short walk down towards the water.

The view was spectacular to say the least.

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SWEEP ME OFF MY FEET

It’s the second to last day in Hawaii! 🙁 I’m so sad, but I couldn’t have had a better second-to-last day.

We went to The Four Seasons for lunch at The Beach Tree which was a patio restaurant that overlooks the beach that they had there.

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WATCH OUT FOR THE GREEN FLASH

We went to Cafe Pesto for lunch and I ordered a blended blue margarita and as much as I prefer it on the rocks, I thought the blended version was much better suited for the early afternoon.

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POOL TIME + FAILED SUNSETS

It’s my third day in Kona, and today was just a “chill day” which consisted mainly of lounging by the pool and trying and failing at taking a time-lapse of the sunset. (I’ve improved on those in the vlogs following this one. Thank god).

Here are just a few photos that I’ve snapped throughout the day:

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