Vancouver (June 29th, 2010)

June 29th, 2010

On the way to our next destinationnnn

Lonsdale Quay Market in North Vancouver :)




LQM holds a special place in my heart… why?


BEAVER TAILS!!!!!



Excuse my half-eaten one LOL… I was impatiently waiting for Leen and Fei while my uncle and I got seats.. Obviously I didn’t wait long enough since uncle and I ate a piece :B And.. we never took a pic of the original one.. LOL it’s hidden on the right behind the tin foil.

We each got a different flavor. Leen: Chocolate Hazelnut (pretty much nutella + powdered sugar), Fei’s had maple syrup (forgot name ><), mine was BC Tail (had smoked salmon/cream cheese(, and uncle’s was the original cinnamon. I remember when I was young (this was like 10 years ago) and I came with my parents. It used to be run by Caucasians and they had out samples. Alan and I would keep running back for more even though my parents bought some for us LOL. Beaver Tail is pretty much like elephant ears. It’s dough fried up and if you choose the original flavor, they’d then lightly butter it so that the cinnamon/sugar would stick on. It’s effing delicious with some coffee.. mmmm.. Since my uncle wanted the original flavor, I decided to try out the BC Tail. I’m glad I did LOL. It’s more expensive because of the smoked salmon, but it was so friggen good >_>. Fei’s turned out to be wayy too sweet. I took like a bit and had to gulp down my coffee. It still wouldn’t take the sweetness out. I couldn’t really take Leen’s either. But Leen’s a nutella lover and she definitely loved the Choco Hazelnut Tail LOL. I’m not a big fan of chocolate ><….

Before the trip, I kept telling my friends how I’m sooo looking forward to go to Vancouver JUST for the BTs. My friends were like alright then… But Leen definitely got converted LOL. BWAHAHAHA!!! Secret: I went like 3-4 times in my two week stay LOLLLLL.

So I mentioned before that Caucasian people was running that specific BT place before. I guess now it’s run by this Asian couple. I felt so bad haha! The first time I went with Leen and Fei, only the old grandpa was working. Two ladies were in front of us, then there was the four of us. Behind us were two guys. He was taking a longgg time. I think he was overwhelmed. This is what happens when you have Asian people running a place. They don’t want to waste money so they don’t hire extra staff on most weekdays. When a sudden burst of people come? WHAM! Too much to handle. He was like trying to run around the little place making the orders.

You could tell he was getting confused because he would take a couple steps one way, pause, take a couple steps a different direction, pause. I was like :(……. I wanted to be like “It’s okay, grandpa!! You don’t have to rush!!” He kept apologizing too. And later when uncle and I were getting seats, Leen had just gotten her order and asked if he could cut it into four pieces like he did for ours. He cut it and started apologizing because “[He] couldn’t cut it into equal parts.” …So friggen cute LOL I wanted to hug him and tell him everything’s alright.

Coffee on the other hand, from this shop across, was really bland.. LOL.. Note to self: .. don’t get lightly roasted coffee.


Museum of Vancouver

Yeah… we didn’t really go in.. I had no idea what this place is LOL. We just wanted to take a picture of the metal crab fountain. I saw the signs saying MOV after :B Actually, my childhood memory of this place was the park at the back. People love flying kites here. Back then, I remember a man flying like 10 kites at once. Apparently, he still goes there to fly it, but we didn’t catch him the way we went. There was someone flying a kite.. but he wasn’t cool flying 10 at once >_> hahaha.

Couldn’t take a nice one from the front because this lady was sitting almost smack dab in the middle = I would’ve guessed it was to cool off with the water spraying from the fountain but it wasn’t hot that day >_>


LOL!!!! OKAY, funny story. We were taking turns taking pictures on the bridge. I went on it and posed like that.. and I didn’t know Leen already took it. It’s not like we use flash and it obviously doesn’t make the sound it does with film cameras when you take a picture. I was standing there waiting and waiting, wondering why it’s taking her so long to take it. Then I hear Leen say, “Uhh…. you can’t stop doing that now… I already took the picture….” THANKS FOR TELLING ME LOL!! It’s a good thing nobody walked by that pathway when I did that =_=



Looks nice here.. but it smells fishy =





Another Vancouver Biennale 2009-2011 piece. Seriously, they should put a sign or something there to tell people all about it.. People that are tourists like us would probably be wondering why there are so many stop signs in the middle of the park haha.

Shorter post this time haha. We took a bunch of pictures but I don’t feel like posting the rest up…

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