Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Markets, food, and trinkets: A cultural immersion in Richmond, Canada

Took a trip around the night market. We went there early about thirty minutes before opening so that we could find parking. The trick with parking at the Richmond Night Market is to park outside of the entrance to avoid the long line of cars. I had a great time. There was tons of goodies from clothes, cell phone cases, movies and of course yummy foods. If you want to save some money go later about an hour before closing and food gets really cheap. For now here's a look at some yummy treats I had. 

Aji Taro Japanese Bistro: Satisfying the sushi cravings

ometimes I can't ignore my cravings...especially when I've been egged on to go enjoy some sushi with friends. We arrived at a different sushi joint than I've been to and I was pleasantly surprised. The restaurant was delicious and the atmosphere was very charming. This food was not the best but still good and the service could have been better. Perhaps we were there on a bad night. Still at the end of the night, I was a happy girl and we all had a great time. It's the people that you are around that makes the food you eat more delicious. Here are some photos of the massive amount of food five people were able to consume. 

California rolls, salmon, squid and tuna sashimi. 

Monday, August 29, 2011

Hiking again after a year hiatus.

decided to hike up a 6mile hike for 3 hours to have a picnic! I've gone mad considering I've had no trekking poles, and no proper boots and we were hiking up into snow. Nonetheless I knew I needed to go and get out. I've been in almost a state of isolation since my introversion has been emerging now more than ever. I've become a ghost like paleness which I swear draws wasps and bees towards me since they like bright things. I appreciate my introversion and so do my books. I've been catching up on a lot of reading. But I've been recluse and hiding from society in general. I thought this would be a great opportunity to get out and bust out my good ol' point and shoot.

             I was completely out of shape and it was evident with my heavy breathing while my body was adjusting to the high elevation as I heaved to and fro upwards. I was not planning on seeing snow so I did not come prepared at all...It was a crazy idea but my friends and I managed our way upwards without the gears. It was certainly not as glamorous as other hikes. When we left my hair was drenched from the fog and rain, but I still felt proud for accomplishing something I had wanted to do for awhile. We did not get an opportunity to view the meadow nor the scenic mountains due to the fog and hovering clouds but it was a good experience to put in the books.