Category Archives: Food

VANCOUVERPOST: First Playtest, First Fridays & Diners

I said the next update would be quick, didn’t I?

Pre-school breakfast.

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There are so many diners in Vancouver. It’s kind of weird, being from Australia, where diners are niche and expensive because they’re reminiscent of the American lifestyle we crave from all the American media our generation and the one before us consumed. Continue reading

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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.

IN THE MEANTIME.

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.

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VancouverPost: Game Design and Food Porn (Granville Island)

Long time no see internet!

I’ve been busy moving to Canada! I’m here for a year to do a Diploma of Game Design at Vancouver Film School, being one of four recipients of the 2013 Women in Games Scholarship.

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As such, I’ll be blogging at least once a month on my school’s website about Game Design, some content which will be doubled up on here. I started with a silly little interview that Nicha (another recipient) and I did with each other. We both love cats.

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Day 26 (Malaysia): Last Meal, How to Make Udon Noodles from Scratch and Aero Beauty

Durians. Stinky fruit. One time I saw an episode of Fear Factor where he contestants had to choose between eating insects and durian.  They chose the insects.

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My relatives have a durian tree in the backyard. They got really ripe, so we had to open and eat them before the ants got through the cracks. Continue reading

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