St. Mark’s Summit

Travel

St. Mark’s Summit is a part of the 29km Howe Sound Crest Trail that offers spectacular views of Howe Sound. You can start on Cypress Mountain and continue past Bowen Lookout to St. Mark’s Summit.

For a trail map of Cypress Provincial Park click here

Difficulty: Intermediate
Time: 4-5 hours
Round trip: 11 km
Elevation Gain: 460 meters
Season: July – October
Dog-Friendly: Yes
Camping: No
Cellular Service: Patchy
Public Transit: No
Drive from Downtown Vancouver: 45 minutes

[08.12.2017]
The smog has been here for a few weeks. The sky seems a bit clear now. Hopefully, rain could clear the smoky sky tomorrow. However, the smog view is even beautiful.

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Joffre Lakes

Travel

Joffre Lakes Provincial Park is one of the most breathtaking lakes in British Columbia. It is located 35 km to the east of Pemberton and consists of a hike to 3 lakes, which are labelled as Lower, Middle, and Upper Lakes. There are 25 small gravel campsites available for campers at the south of Upper Lakes. However, campfires are prohibited throughout a year.

Difficulty: Moderate
Time: 4 hours
Round trip: 10 km
Elevation Gain: 370 meters
Season: June to September
Dog-Friendly: Yes
Camping: Yes
Cellular Service: No
Public Transit: No
Drive from Downtown Vancouver: 3 hours

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O’ahu 2017

Travel

I visited Honolulu for the second time as the wedding of Ate Cocoon and Kuya Jap came. My stay was a couple of weeks with my parents and I spent more time with Ate Cocoon and Kuya Jap for a week. Therefore, we got to visit some areas we haven’t been to. I also commuted on my own and met a friend of mine. And, I accompanied my relatives to entertaining places, beaches, and hiking trails.

On the wedding day, I had been busy coping decorations and photographs despite the rain. It, however, went so stunning! The couple made the best moment I have ever had in my life.

Here are my favourite fascinating and natural photos. No need to take pictures of people standing and smiling all the time.

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PlayDome Indoor Carnival

Travel

PlayDome is Western Canadian’s largest indoor carnival, which makes it return to BC Place for spring break 2017. It features over 45 rides and attractions, including the Tornado, Alien Abduction, and Mini Jets. Also, there are the carnival games and food as no outside food. PlayDome is the perfect activity for high-energy kids or adults who are young at heart.

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Bowen Lookout

Travel

Bowen Lookout is located in Cypress Provincial Park, West Vancouver. It provides a great view of Bowen Island and Howe Sound.

Difficulty: Easy
Time: 2 hours
Round trip: 2 km
Elevation Gain: 100 meters
Season: year round
Dog-Friendly: Yes
Cellular Service: Yes
Public Transit: No
Drive from Downtown Vancouver: 30 Minutes

For snowshoeing, the Backcountry Access Corridor tags/waivers are required in order to access Cypress Mountain. The bright yellow tags are available at the Brown Bag Room at Black Mountain Lodge (old day lodge). The tagholders are not permitted to enter any part of Ski area other than the Backcountry Access Corridor.

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The Best Portrait Shots of 2016

Photographs

2016 has been an amazing year. Since my working hours was modified, what I did in my free time is to explore more places, which improves my creativity. I created a team with buddies who like photography. We assisted each other with camera equipment and improved the photographs by trying to learn various techniques.

Look at Portrait 2015, the photographs of 2016 are big improvements! I can’t believe how much I learned. I was frustrated with my DSLR camera at times because of ISO settings. It’s not good enough for the low light. However, the camera has been successfully upgraded in the end of the year. I can shoot in low light situations. I’m happy with that!

Here are my favourite portrait shots from 2016.

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