Studying hard21 May 2013
So, I ‘ve been studying hard and creating a lot of work. I haven’t had time to post in a while so here is quite a diverse collection of photos and a video of my life here lately.
The classes here are good and the tutors are of a high calibre. Most of them work in their field and teach us in the evening after work. I am learning more about Company Branding, Advanced Photoshop, Indesign, Illustrator, Mind Mapping and general lateral thinking in order to conceive creative concepts beyond my initial ideas and thoughts.
I have moved into an apartment by myself which was nice as my last apartment was full of younger party kids. Since I have ‘been there done that’ I really needed some space and peace to get my work done. I’ve made a few more friends and have been out to some really awesome food and drinks at a lot of cool bars for some funny nights out downtown.
Yesterday was part of the long weekend here and I took that opportunity to go to Whistler for a quick snowboard with 3 friends I met recently. I think I improved a lot this weekend even though the snow was falling on us the base was melting to create a softer, sludge rather than powder. I had a lot of fun anyway and was around people that were better boarders than me, so I improved quickly to keep up.
Angela is one of my tutors. She pushes us to be very creative and always has a funny photo at the end of her presentations.
Chillin’ at English Bay for a beer with friends at the end of the day. 3 blocks south of my apartment in the city.
The suburbs of Vancouver in spring go wild with Blossom trees.
Caleb is a good friend of mine from college. He built this bike and it’s flippin’ awesome.
Caleb pimpin’ the cash. Actually it is to pay his fees for the semester.
Blackcomb Mountain lower gondola on the way up to mid mountain and then the peak for some snowboarding.
Getting heavily snowed on while riding the chairlift to the top of Blackcomb Mountain.
Another funny sign for sports massage in the city.
This must be a first. All sunny days in Vancouver. NO it is NOT photoshopped, it really did happen.
I know this is not hetro or masculine but I just reckon spring in Vancity is kickass.
Breakfast for the masses.
Morning out of the window of my new apartment in the West End over-looking Stanley Park with the Lost Lagoon in the foreground. There are massive, snowy mountains in the background but they are washed out in this photo and you can’t see them.
They built a snowboarding rail outside my window for a day when I was living on Granville downtown.
Sunset from Caleb’s apartment in the Shereton Apartments downtown.
A retro hotel sign on my walk from the bus home.
A view from West 7th Ave, Fairview.
My favourite beer. It is from the USA, so it is difficult to find in Canada ..but.. I found it.
Bonus video – A fire alarm went off at my school, BCIT, and the firemen were called in. It was a big deal and very dramatic until they all got out of the fire truck like they really didn’t want to be there. Maybe it was their day off?
Sorry for the shaky video, I didn’t want to get rolled on Granville.