TODAY HAS BEEN AWESOME

HAPPY MAY LONG WEEKEND — I’m on the island!!

First thing I did and knew I wanted to do was fly Pooka around town! (well parts of a general area). Considering it was an epic failure flight yesterday (you can watch that video it’s titled “I CAN’T BELIEVE I DID THAT”) after I got off the ferry and understand why I wanted REDEMPTION.

I started out at Cadboro Bay (Gyro Park) (5 minutes away)

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HOGWARTS AT CRAIGDARROCH CASTLE

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This is how I would imagine what a Hogwarts castle would look like in Victoria, B.C. It may seem like a smaller size in scale on the outside, but once you walk inside, it’s a lot larger. (Like a T.A.R.D.I.S.!)  Continue reading

PLEASE DON’T KILL ME

Saturday was just a busy fun hectic day!

First of all, I got up early in the morning to get ready to go meet up with my friend Kristy to go to the Icebreaker sale happening at some hotel downtown. Apparently this two-day sale is something that has been happening for a few years now.(?)screen-shot-2016-11-23-at-6-39-34-pm Continue reading

NERF WAR?

It’s Friday night and what was supposed to be a night of music bingo, dinner, and playing pool at the local pool hall — ended up being a night totally different from what we originally planned.

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BEYONCÉ WAS THE BEST PART

Friday night I got asked to watch Doctor Strange with Adrian and his sister and friend. The theatre that we were going to was the one in Richmond. I have never been to the Silvercity in Richmond. Therefore, I was not PREPARED for the clusterfuck that is the underground parkade which is also the parkade for a T&T supermarket.

Needless to say, when I got there it was at 5pm. The movie doesn’t “start” until 5:15pm. The reason why I put the time in quotation marks is because (having worked at a Silvercity in Victoria for 9 years) that usually means at 5:15pm ads will be playing for a good 5 minutes and then the trailers will be another 10minutes. So I had a good 15 minutes before the actual movie starts.  Continue reading

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).

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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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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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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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