Finals are over, so are my gloomy days! Christmas is really my favourite time of a year- no school, no work, no stress. Instead, there’re good food, good deals, and good mood everywhere. Went to Stanley Park’s Bright Nights for the first time ever on the rainy Saturday night to brighten up our night. It was really a spur of the moment thing… We were gonna go shopping in downtown, and we thought it wouldn’t be raining (weather forecast let us down once again).
We woke up quite late, so by the time we hit downtown it was already 3pm… and we didn’t even have lunch (or breakfast XD) ! Went to Sushi Zero One, but they were closed on Saturdays!? Heard their Uni Don was cheap and good, but last time I went they were also closed because of power outage =_=
After we grabbed a quick bite, it’s window shopping time!
Since my brother was with us (he only went because of Bright Nights, so to take photos with his new camera), I felt guilty for making him wait for us… with all his heavy gears. So we quickly checked out a few stores and headed straight to Stanley Park. By that time, it was freezing cold and pouring.
Turned out it wasn’t the foggy lens that made my photos out of focus…. I actually accidentally flipped the switch to manual focus LOL But I do like the bokeh in these shots.
Some of my fav photos by my brother…
Right after the train ride, we left the park… even though we were all wearing boots, our toes were freezing and I also got a really bad headache from the cold.
Took bus to Denman street for food… Since the place we wanted to go- Kingyo Izakaya was full, we went to the Korean place next door for some hot pots =D
Before heading home, we also dropped by the Japanese grocery store to pick up some natto and snacks!
I used to miss Christmas lights in Hong Kong a lot… Back in the days, my parents always brought us to the downtown area to see thousands of bulbs dazzling on the walls of skyscrapers. But now, I have grown to like Vancouver style Xmas lights more… whether it’s large scale like Bright NIghts@ Stanley Park or those household displays you see driving around the neighbourhood. It just feels less commercialized and more for the Christmas spirits. Am looking forward to seeing more Xmas lights around town this year!