16 September 2012 @ 10:45 pm
I am so very happy that I decided to attend the Montréal Comiccon this year~! sparkles

I was very hesitant in going at first because my friends weren't going and I didn't want to go by myself. I was also reluctant in going because I was afraid I would be a loner. But that got blown out of the water as most of the volunteer members were people whom I made friends with during Otakuthon and the guests were so sociable with me !!

I got to interact and talk a lot with the guests and got many of their autographs!! Sadly, I wasn't able to get Patrick Stewart's autograph as he needed to quickly depart, but I'm more than happy with the spoils of my convention arrowup

I also got to get hugs from many of the guest actors that attended the convention and I'm proud of myself that I was able to maintain most of my inner fangirl squeals of delight NG

Out of all the guests that I was helping manage, my favorites were both Kevin Sorbo and Nicholas Brendan hearts




I also got one for my dad from Kevin Sorbo from Andromeda and another one for my younger brother, Daniel, who wanted Eddie McClintock from Warehouse 13:

Current Music: *listening to my inner fangirling squeals*
Current Mood: accomplished
26 August 2012 @ 11:26 pm
I just came back from the Wicked musical that was held here in Montréal and it was absolutely fantastic!!

I cried so much during the first act, but even more so during the second act. 
Current Mood: cheerful
Current Music: *listening to the Wicked musical soundtrack*
21 July 2012 @ 02:17 am
Oh gosh, I've gotten so lazy with updating my outings with my friends ^^;;

I don't think I'll ever end up posting pictures that I took when I went to Ottawa on Canada Day with Luke and my three brothers. Plus, I have an inkling that he's still far too mentally scarred about the evilness that my brothers and I did to him. 

On Friday, July 13th, 2011, I went to Granby Zoo with Luke and Tessa to see the fuzzy animals. Jessica, unfortunately, couldn't come with us to the zoo because she lives far away now. But I got to see her the day after to watch fireworks!

Many of the animals were sleeping in their dens to help escape from the crazy heat and humidity we had that day since temperatures were in the high 30's (Degree Celsius) sleepy




When we did a second run through of the African exhibit, the meerkats and lemures were awake! As well as the hippos being active enough to move around. 


My Oshawott tagged along with us and has officially become one of my travelling companions when I go out. He's amazingly photogenic and is always ready with a smile. Tessa has become the person who places him (when he's proving to be too stubborn) and then I quickly take snapshots of him before he falls off. Most of the pictures here are due to Tessa's handiwork.







Now some random pictures of Oshawott posing with the animal.



I'm really happy with this shot because I was able to get the sea turtles and the shark in the same picture!!


Another picture that I'm really happy about taking are these! A SMILING TIGER!!


As we were driving back into the city, there was a really pretty sunset near the city's skyline! I really wanted to take a picture, but I couldn't since I was the driver... So instead I asked Tessa to take a picture for me instead:

Current Music: ♫ Cookie Monster - Share it Maybe
Current Mood: awake
30 May 2012 @ 06:05 pm
I've finally recovered from the craziness of Anime North and am now ready to go to Texas for a week for another dose of insanity.

My body is ready for whatever may come... I survived Anime North and even volunteered this year with my friend :3

I was able to get a full refund for my membership badges as well as a few other things as well (plush, key chain, and figurine)

This is the front of my T-shirt with my badge and volunteer ribbon

This is the back of the T-shirt with my badge and volunteer ribbon

Did I buy an insane amount of manga this year? Yes, yes, I did. It was worth it, I was able to finally update my manga list inventory today [HERE] and added another series. I've also purchased a few other series, but I bought the complete set, so I didn't see the need to add them to my list. Let's just say I bought more than a 150 volumes altogether this year...

I'll be going to sleep early today as I have to get up at an ungodly hour in order to catch my flight to fly down to Texas.
Current Mood: rejuvenated
Current Music: ♫ NUEST - Face
20 May 2012 @ 11:50 pm
I went to the Botanical Gardens with Jessica, Tessa, and Luke today despite it being a blistering heat of 33C with the humidity to attend the Japanese Pavilion picnic that they were having today for the blossom viewing cherryblossom

Sadly, there weren't any more blossoms because for the past few days, it's been really windy, so it's most likely that the wind blew them all away heartbreak

We got the bento that was part of the festival and I liked what we had heart1

Since it was a picnic, we decided to all bring some plushies with us (the two Oshawotts are mine) sparkles

There were a lot of spring flowers in bloom and luckily these were not affected by the strong gusts of winds we had, so I was able to take some photos. However, Oshawott is basically trolling in all of them exclamation1

I love my Oshawott~ )

These ones are among the few photos that I took without having Oshawott in them because I found them really pretty and it was near impossible to put Oshawott among the plants ^_^;;


My favorite shot that I did of Oshawott definitely would be this one hearts

Current Mood: amused
Current Music: ♫ 嵐 - Face Down
16 May 2012 @ 11:45 pm
Dad and I went to go see the premier for the movie "What to Expect When You're Expecting" today at the Starcité Montréal cinema theater because I had won a pair of tickets loveletter

The cinema was located next to the Olympic Stadium, so we took a few pictures, I love the clouds hearts

It was an interesting humor filled movie, but I did find it lack substance and found there were quite a lot of plot holes. It was awesome to watch because the theater was packed full, so we were all laughing (since laughter is contagious), but it wouldn't be a movie that I would pay to see ^_^;;

After the movie, dad saw a cardboard poster thing for "Dark Shadows" and excitedly wanted to have his picture taken hearts

DAD AND I SAW A LUKE AS WE WERE LEAVING THE METRO STATION! I saw a person with a bowler had who was carrying a musical instrument case in front of me and went: It's a Luke~!!
Current Music: ♫ 嵐 - Face Down
Current Mood: cranky
27 April 2012 @ 11:45 pm
April is finally coming to a close and with it, my bus pass for the month will be expiring as well. Since the semester for university (at least for McGill University) I decided to abuse and go out as much as I possibly could with the little days left in the month. What better way to spend going to Downtown and Chinatown but to eat?

I went to two Korean restaurants with my friend within these past two weeks. I adore her, she's a friend that I met in one of my classes and I was thrilled to find out she was a Korean drama fan! We decided to meet up and go to a Korean restaurant to do BBQ like what they do in the dramas hearts

First Restaurant: Chez Bong )

Second Restaurant: Seoul Chako )

My younger brother didn't have school today, so we went Downtown to try some food at a really popular Japanese restaurant that people would line up and wait outside in the cold to eat at. Intrigued, we went to the restaurant called "Kazu" cherryblossom

Awesome Japanese Restaurant named Kazu )

Sadly, the last day of April will be on Monday and I'm hoping to go out again before being confined to the house and typing out that twelve page paper that I must force myself to finish before the second week in May lightbulb
Current Music: ♫ 嵐 - Face Down
Current Mood: full
09 April 2012 @ 09:55 pm
I took a break from studying and went to see "The Hunger Games" movie with both Eric and Tessa today as it is Easter Monday in Canada and schools are closed~!

Tessa even got me a present of a Tigger wearing a Easter Bunny suit !!

I absolutely love and adore Tigger because of his very happy and excitable demeanure hearts

After watching the movie, we spent the rest of the time wandering about Downtown where the two of them ended up spending more money than I did on toys and accessories. The only thing I ended up purchasing (aside from food) was this Link figure from "The Phantom Hourglass" sparkles

On another note, I ended up throwing out my back again from all the excessive studying and sleeping in front of the computer across the keyboard... So they ended up laughing at me for being an old lady who was hobbling to and fro with them ^_^;;
Current Music: ♫ 嵐 - Troublemaker
Current Mood: cranky
14 March 2012 @ 11:40 pm
Tessa, Luke, and I went to the Montréal Botanical Garden to attend the "Butterflies Go Free" exhibit yesterday (Tuesday, March 13th, 2012) as it was the only day that all three of us could meet up exclamation1

Essentially, two of the greenhouses are filled with butterflies and will be released late next month where they will be released outside into the gardens clover

This is the first greenhouse that's part of the butterfly/moth exhibit 4leafclover

Trailing the Moths~ )

There are the random flowers that I found pretty as we walked along the greenhouse flower

What pretty flowers~ )

This is the second greenhouse that contained a much larger variety of colorful butterflies leaf

Following the Fluttering Butterflies~ )

We decided to also visit the gardens and see what it looks like in the wintertime, and we all unanimously agreed that it also had a beauty to it as well, even in the wintertime. It was cloudy that day so it gave off an even more serene air around it sleepy

The Beauty of Winter~ )

Afterwards, the three of us went to the playground located near the Insectarium arrowup


Another random moment of Tessa taking a picture of me taking a picture of her... Weirdos that we are sparkles

When Tessa and I were waiting for Luke to show up to meet up with the both of us, we went to the boutique and bought stuff. I only bought seven butterfly shaped candies, whereas everything else was bought by Tessa. The next few images convey a story that the two of us thought up whilst we waited. Let's just say, the elderly couple watching us were laughing. I shall let your imagination run with the following images:

Warning: Following Images will Make you Laugh~ )

I love how the Olympic Stadium has such a mysterious air around it because of the fog heart1

Current Music: ♫ 步步惊心 - 三寸天堂
Current Mood: amused
07 March 2012 @ 11:00 pm
I went to the Montréal Museum of Fine Arts today as part of a class outing for my "Modern Chinese Art" class. It was awesome because we were able to visit the "think lab" (the lab where the museums restore paintings and is off limits to the public) and we were privileged to see two ink master paintings because my professor works at the museum~ !!

The one on the left is done by Xu Beihong, titled as "Galloping Horse" and the one on the right is by Qi Baishi, with the simple title of "Shrimp". I must say the amount of detail cannot be properly conveyed through a photograph and must be seen in person to fully appreciate the simplicity yet beauty of the artwork the ink masters put into them horse


Unfortunately, I have another class right after the class outing, but I decided to go home because I would have only been able to make the last half hour of the lecture (when it's an hour and a half long class). When I got home, an envelope from "The Montrealer" was next to my computer desk. Apparently both dad and I won two pairs of tickets each to go see a 3D documentary on coral reefs at the Montréal Science Centre wave2

The only downside was that the tickets were ONLY good for TODAY and the both of us only received the tickets TODAY (last minute much?) So we decided to bring the whole family and two of my friends in order to use up all eight tickets and it was so awesome!! You could practically touch the fish on the screen fish

Right in front of the science centre, there's this HUGE dinosaur that's there because there's currently a dinosaur exhibit going on. What amused all of us was that Tessa was the only one who didn't notice the dinosaur until we were leaving ^_^;;
Current Mood: happy
Current Music: ♫ 西野カナ - SAKURA, I love you?
07 January 2012 @ 08:32 pm
I went out with one of my brothers to go to Chinatown to pick up some of those evil bitter prescribed medicine for my dad since he's still sick and doesn't seem to be getting better NG

When we got to the shop, the lady said that there were two other prescriptions that she was preparing and welcomed us to go shopping so that we wouldn't be bored waiting for her. So we ended up getting Vietnamese noodles and were happily satiated arrowup

We ended up going to an anime filled store (where the people there know me since I've been there previously and have bought several hundreds of dollars worth of merchandise) where I ended up purchasing a Domo-kun baseball cap and a new wallet moneybag

We met a playful kindhearted old man )

Right afterwards, I went to Toys R Us (again) with all three of my younger brothers with the help of my newly bought GPS. I can now confidently drive outside of the city and not have to be worried about getting lost... Mom and dad bought it specifically for me because they know I like to go out to places, but I was always hesitant to ^_^;;

I ended up purchasing a Minccino plushie and an Oshawott keychain... (Oshawott is slowly but surely taking over my room) hearts
Current Music: ♫ 嵐 - エナジーソング~絶好調超
Current Mood: giddy