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Eventful March 2018

Eventful March 2018

March was such an eventful month for me. A lot of changes happened this month. Moving back to Hong Kong, subletting my place in Vancouver, new jobs, meeting up with old & new friends, etc.

Here's a highlight of March:

 

Life in Vancouver:

Shot on iPhone 6. No Filter.

Shot on iPhone 6. No Filter.

March 1st: Snowboarding on Cypress Mountain. Unlike Seymour, there's plenty of free parking and you don't need to take a cable car. Renting gears costs about the same but staffs (excluding instructors) are way nicer and actually helpful. Views were AMAZING. It was a slightly longer drive from downtown Vancouver but I highly recommend Cypress over Seymour.

View from Cypress. You can kind of see Downtown Vancouver & Stanley Park on the right. Shot on iPhone, edited on VSCO.

View from Cypress. You can kind of see Downtown Vancouver & Stanley Park on the right. Shot on iPhone, edited on VSCO.

 

4th: Takashi Murakami's The Octopus Eats its Own Leg Exhibition at the Vancouver Art Gallery

Takashi Murakami's The Octopus Eats its Own Leg Exhibition at the Vancouver Art Gallery

Takashi Murakami's The Octopus Eats its Own Leg Exhibition at the Vancouver Art Gallery

 

8th: Lorde Melodrama World Tour at Roger's Arena. Check out my highlight stories on my Instagram!

Lorde Melodrama Vancouver

Lorde Melodrama Vancouver

11th: Hanged out with Jocelyn, my oldest uni friend on Commercial Drive, one of my favorite neighborhoods in Vancouver.

Then hosted my first and last pre-drink "party" at my place before leaving. I had a ton of fun in Junction. Thank you all for coming! Never thought I could bring friends from different groups together. I should have done this more often when I was in Vancouver...

Miss you guys!

Jocelyn

Jocelyn

Still feeling thankful for you all to come by!!

Still feeling thankful for you all to come by!!

 

12th: Hanging out with people from the Photographic Society, especially the people who joined around 13-14 and revitalized the club. #StartedFromTheBottomNowWereHere

UBC Photosoc Rebirth OG

UBC Photosoc Rebirth OG

 

13th-14th: packing my bags and cleaning up my place hectically..Left Vancouver at 13th midnight and arrived Hong Kong on 14th morning. Craziest 18 hours ever.

 

 

Life in Hong Kong:

Views from Mount High West

Views from Mount High West

15th: I had Lunch with Ivan the next day I landed HK and we hanged out a bit. Tried this new contract-free mobile plan called Club Sim. You pay for the data you use. Pretty cool concept. But more on this later. Chinese Dessert at night. Good stuff.

Lunch with Ivan

Lunch with Ivan

Tea before dinner with Morrissey

Tea before dinner with Morrissey

16th: Morning hike on Mount High West, worshiped Chinese Gods in Sheung Wan, had tea with Morrissey, hot pot with my BF's friends, went to Central Pier for a DJ party (yes, really, at a pier) by Mean Gurls Club (SUPER DOPE!)

 

17th: Finally visited the ultra-Instagram-worthy* Monster Building with Wilson. Then we went to this really funky cafe named Mum's Not Home, who I've been following on Instagram for ages.

I had dinner with Vincent and we went for drinks at Bing Bing & Wink.

Vincent

Vincent

*They put up signs to tell people not to take photos but as long as you're not rowdy then you should be fine.

Yik Cheong Building (Monster Building)

Yik Cheong Building (Monster Building)

Wilson

Wilson

Mum's Not Home Signature Neon Light Installation

Mum's Not Home Signature Neon Light Installation

Ian, Me, and Wilson at Mum's Not Home

Ian, Me, and Wilson at Mum's Not Home

 
Abel

Abel

18th: Had Cha Chaan Tang with Abel, Afternoon tea wth BF, then dinner at High Street and posted my first blog...

 

 

 

19th: First day of work! Arrived way too early...(I got there at 9:10 but office hours start at (9:30). Had my first team lunch.

22th: Honne Private Show in Hong Kong

Honne Private Show in Hong Kong

Honne Private Show in Hong Kong

23rd: BMW event. Then I went to Bing Bing for a VERY fun night. Bumped into a few friends and also made a few new ones. Went home at almost 5am......

Hello York (left) & Matthew (right)

Hello York (left) & Matthew (right)

Hello Mark

Hello Mark

 

25th: Dragon's Back Hike! And Meal Prep night: doing this one pasta all over again.

Hiking on Dragon's Back

Hiking on Dragon's Back

Meal Prep: One Pot Pasta

Meal Prep: One Pot Pasta

 
Sunset Rollercoaster at TNN

Sunset Rollercoaster at TNN

27th: Went to This Town Needs (FKA Hidden Agenda) for Sunset Rollercoaster and they were fucking bomb.

28th: First Buffet in HK since I'm back. First time meeting my family in almost a year.

 

 

 

 

29th: Went to Art Central but missed the initial light installation...but whatever. Then I had a couple drinks at T:ME Bar & Wink and made some new friends.

Absolutely stunned by this Screen Print. Mad Skills!

Absolutely stunned by this Screen Print. Mad Skills!

Matthew, Alexander, Me, and Josh

Matthew, Alexander, Me, and Josh

Fun Fact: I used to work here as a server in 2015.

Fun Fact: I used to work here as a server in 2015.

 

30th: Had afternoon Tea with family. Then a drink with Mario (hello neighbor). Dinner with my BF then drinks with Mario and my BF at Bing Bing (yes, this bar/club again). Fun time.

31th: Photoshoot day with Andy, ah Ching, and ah Ching's BF at Poly School of Design. Had so much fun! Then dinner with Kenko. Then went to my BF's friend's place for drinks.

 

Mario

Mario

Kenko

Kenko

 
Fun Fact: Andy (rightl; @siuandyfish), Ah Ching (middle; @hochinglish) and I have the same height.  Photo Credit: @hellotheworlds

Fun Fact: Andy (rightl; @siuandyfish), Ah Ching (middle; @hochinglish) and I have the same height.

Photo Credit: @hellotheworlds

落日飛車 Sunset Rollercoaster at This Town Needs, HK 2018

落日飛車 Sunset Rollercoaster at This Town Needs, HK 2018

HONNE Private Show in HK 2018

HONNE Private Show in HK 2018