VANCOUVERPOST: Pacific Rim, Parks & Breakfast

So much happens in a week here that I apologise in advance for a year’s worth of massive blog posts, filled with multiple jumbled topics. I shall get around to reformatting my blog for easier navigation during my next school break.


So I recently watched Pacific Rim (2013) and I realised that it’s been a while since I’ve found myself relating to a female protagonist. Maybe ever – Mulan (1998) being the only exception. So this is my Mako-inspired outfit and make-up, thrown together from stuff I had lying around the house. It’s not a cosplay by any means, but something I like to do from time to time. I remember watching Rebel Without A Cause (1955) and thinking that I couldn’t wait to wear a red jacket, white t-shirt, blue jeans and boots. 

Mako Mori is a Japanese orphan, adopted by the director of mech operations, Stacker Pentecost. She’s kick-ass and plays the love interest to the lead character, Raleigh Beckett – without being overtly sexualised. What I particularly enjoyed is that Mako’s actress, Rinko Kikuchi, used her character’s vulnerability to comedic effect, turning the Asian ‘cute girl’ trope into an endearing feature used for a non-sexual purpose.


In other news, here’s a plate of food.

Veggie Benedict: 2 poached eggs, spinach, zucchini, hashbrown. $7.99

Hashbrowns are weird in Canada-land. These were too dry. Blerg.


Nick’s Smoked Salmon Omelette and Hashbrowns (smoked salmon, spinach, green onion) $7.99.


My Lemon Iced Tea ($1.25) and our view.


So I started off trying to capture the beauty of Vancouver’s parks but photos are just so much more interesting with a human subject in them. AKA here’s another photo of my boyfriend.


And another one. Because he climbed up this tree trunk. Squinty face.


Little monkey.


I know, you’re disappointed. This one’s just a tree and no Nick.


Just a random massive fountain on a gorgeous lake. What up Vancouver?!


I am serenity.


Another tree!


Nick was surprised when I said I’d never seen a squirrel before.


What a little bugger.


Vancouver is damn gorgeous.


It makes me want to cry.


SERIOUSLY. Why so good looking for?


People love interacting with you when you have a camera in your hands.



Wandering around Gastown at night.


Found these in an Asian foodstore.


This city is amazing.


This was originally intended to be a SUPER MASSIVE POST but I’ve decided to be kind and break this up into two. So look out for the next section: First Playtest, First Fridays & Diners, coming to an APPLETOMYPI blog near you!

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