Saturday, January 31, 2015

141. Review Session for January

Reviewing my list of to-do's for the New Year (based off of my 2015 resolutions here).

  1. Don't be like a firecracker. On one hand, it's been going somewhat well, but on the other hand, it's not easy - especially when your neighbours are monkeys and giants from Jack and the Beanstalk.
  2. Be nice. Check, check, and check! Helped people with directions (not voluntarily of course since it seems like I somehow attract them like honey), volunteered to take care of school club business, and held in stress.
  3. Work hard, play harder. Still working on the "play hard" part of this goal.
  4. Exercise and lose some weight. Well, I did manage to keep to an exercise routine (except when I wasn't feeling well, of course) where it lasted around half an hour with stretching and the 7-Minute Workout.
  5. Step out of my comfort zone. At every single club event. Especially the most recent one where I had to dance in front of a crowd for a performance with two other girls - when I can't even dance.
  6. Forgive and forget. I cleared my Facebook block list - I think that says something.
  7. Cross something off my bucket list. Hopefully soon!
  8. Conquer one fear. Like I said before, and I'll say it again - baby steps.
  9. Phone is friend, not food. Okay, maybe I need a bit more work in this area. I mean, it's hard not to whip out your phone when you want to Instagram some food pictures, right? #food
  10. Speak quieter and nicer. Yes. When I'm with people I don't know. But trying.
  11. Have patience. Another yes - I kept my stress in!
  12. Eat Clean. Uhh, maybe not today's... or yesterday's lunch/dinner. Baby steps, again.
It's alright - I've got eleven months left to go to conquer everything on this list!

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

140. Raindrops On Roses

And whiskers on kittens,
Bright fountain waters and warm scarves-a-bundle,
White feathered seagulls fishing for breakfast,
These are a few of UBC's things.

(Both: Observing fellow students from up above)

(Left: "the hills are alive with the sound of... delicious food calling" | Right: Stairs near the Music Building)

(Left: Sky & Branches | Right: Tree stumps in front of a sustainable building)

(Left: reminded me of an Emily Carr painting | Left: Stairs = Leg Day)

(Left: a big UBC $ign | Right: crows crowded community)

(Both: Irving K. Barber Library)

(Left: abstract art at Buchanan A | Right: study space at Koerner Library)

(Left: Math building across the street | Right: Because people can walk on water)

(Both: sunset skies)

(Left: Totem pole | Right: Glass ceillings!!)

(Both: Roses are Red)

Sunday, January 25, 2015

139. The Fish Shack

Friday was Dine Out Night... Or so we thought. We ended up at The Fish Shack looking over their regular menu and its Dine Out menu and ended up choosing their regular menu instead. Which was a great choice because the seafood was pretty good.

The waiter we had at first was really funny and outgoing, which lightened up the mood a lot. But then his shift ended shortly after we finished our delicious appetizers and another one took his spot. The new waiter just couldn't fill the first one's shoe. For one thing, his eyes were like a dead fish's - no interest, no emotion, no life in them. It was like he was forcing himself, which was really a shame because he had a nice Australian accent. Oh well.

Onto the pictures that will make you drool!

(Left: interesting fish facts | Right: interior)

(Left: menu | Right: appetizer: fresh oysters @ $1/each)

(Left: close up of fresh oysters | Right: fried oysters)

(BothBig Catch)

The seafood was really good, I just wished that the lobster was a lot bigger. Aside from that, the fried oysters were delicious and although I would have loved to be able to try the fresh ones, I don't think my overly sensitive stomach will be able to take it.

One small thing though was that the Big Catch was priced at $33 each and you needed to have two people minimum in order to order it. What I thought was that it was going to be $33 between the two of us, but no. It's actually $33 each. I should read the menu more carefully next time....

Thursday, January 22, 2015

138. 3 / 52 (2015)

The topic for the third week is Plant. Truth be told, I don't have the best green thumb - in fact, it's more like a black thumb because, unfortunately, everything I try to grow dies. The only thing I seem to be capable of keeping alive are plants that do not need a lot of care - like succulents... and green onions.

(Left: Penciling in | Right: Inked)

(Left: Adding in colour to the top leaves | Right: Colouring in the bottom leaves)

(Left: Onto the dirt | Right: Colouring rocks)

The completed artwork:

I found the quote online (via Tumblr), which says:

"Plant your own garden & decorate your own soul instead of waiting for someone to bring you flowers."

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

137. Linguistics & Me

Just some quick doodles from the other day when I was procrastinating from working on my Linguistics assignment... much like what I am doing right now! Funny how history seems to repeat itself.

Sunday, January 18, 2015

136. 2 / 52 (2015)

The topic of Week 2 is Self.

(Both: work in progress)

(Top: work in progress | Bottom: completed)

Saturday, January 17, 2015

135. Cork & Fin

Yesterday was date night and the first day of Dine Out Vancouver Festival, so out of the extensive list of participating restaurants, we chose Cork & Fin for a seafood dinner.

(Left: "A rose by any other name would smell as sweet" | Right: "Time is Precious.")

(Both: interior of the restaurant)

(Left: menu | Right: lobster bisque)

(Left: octopus & charizo | Right: arctic char)

The food was amazing. A three-course meal with lobster bisque to start off, which was just amazing. A bit salty, but nonetheless very flavourful! The second course was octopus & charizo and it was the most tender and delicious octopus I have ever tasted! The sauce also matched well with both the octopus and charizo. As for the last meal, it was alright. I'm not a big fan of fish but the arctic char tasted pretty good. It also had gnocchi and it was my first time trying it so that was interesting. Overall, it was a great night!