This past weekend, my friends and I headed to the Richmond/Vancouver area in British Columbia, Canada.
Over the Summer, we found out that we've all been accepted to our chosen medical programs. (Wohoo!) I'll be studying to be a radiologic technologist, and since we would all be going to different schools for the next two years, we decided to take one last road trip together before our studies imprisioned us. :P
DAY 1: RICHMOND NIGHT MARKET
One of our first stops was the Richmond Night Market: a melting pot of delicious food, carnival games, and shopping! It's also a fun alternative to the traditional ways of grabbing dinner with your friends.
This is my cousin Donald (left) and my friend Edlin (right) trying to weigh their options amongst vast array of food stands.
My best friend & cousin Isabelle got herself some meet on a stick.
As for me, I found my treasure at the Fusion Noodles booth. They had a dish that contained all my favorite foods: cold soba noodles, seaweed salad, dried seaweed, creamy scallops, masago (fish roe), and wasabi mayo.
All of my friends had a bite of my noodles and I later found them sneaking back to the booth for a bowl of their own, haha!
As for my look, I decided to put comfort and warmth as my top priorities. I wore my dark blue Celebrity Pink jeans with my Old Navy boots, and a double layering of tank tops. On top, I dressed up my outfit with my Merona blazer (here), with a hidden Banana Republic cardigan underneath for warmth.
Last, but not least, I sported my Michael Kors Fulton crossbody bag. I've been eyeing this bag (as well as a few other MK bags hehe) for some time now, and when this trip came along, I decided to pull the trigger. It's abundant pockets and small size make it perfect for any girl on the go! It also left my hands free for eating! :P
DAY 2: VANCOUVER
The next day we headed into Vancouver for breaky.
We found ourselves at Shabusen, a place that fuses Japanese sushi with Koean BBQ. There's also an option to order as is, or eat buffet style. Sushi buffet style? Count me in! (Reservations recommended!)
I personally don't eat red meats ( just seafood), so while my friends busied themselves with the grill, I fancied myself a good amount of sashimi!
Look at my wasabi : soy sauce ratio (left) compared to my cousin's! :P
After we were more than well fed, we explored the shops on Robson Street.
I have to admit, the day turned out a bit chillier than I expected, but I was still at a good temperature in my H&M blouse & Garage high-waisted shorts. I also paired the outfit with my Madden Girl sandals, Just Fab arrow bracelet, Express bracelet, and (as always) my Michael Kors watch (great for helping you keep time on your parking meter, haha).
Look at this little caramel apple & chocolate shop we found! Close, but no cigar compared to The Chocolate Factory in Seattle!
Such a cute window display!
We also came across this man named Sing. I've always been fascinated by street chalk artists, but this was my first time ever seeing one live.
I loved his little wishing wells. Also, I have to give people like Sing a round of applause for the work that they do. I enjoy doing chalk drawings myself, but because of my bad back, I know all too well the amount of strain it puts on your back, especially on such a large scale drawing.
I hope you enjoyed my little photo story of our road trip. Thank you so much for reading, and until next time, xoxo JN