June 30, 2006

Surprise Visit...
I had a surprise visit yesterday from Jane, an old friend of mine from highschool. I was in the mall talking to a friend (taking another break from work), when I saw her head pop around the corner. Now you have to realise that this was quite a surprise for me, as I thought she was either in Korea visiting family, or back in Ottawa. But no, she decided to stop here for a day en route to Ottawa! I think she was as surprised as I was, because she didn't even know that I worked in the mall. I took an early lunch, and we ended up chatting for quite a bit in the afternoon as my office was dead.
In the evening she stayed with another friend, so I went over and we had a bonfire and chatted until way too late in the evening. It was so nice to see her again, especially since it was such a surprise!

June 23, 2006

June 24th (tomorrow) is St-Jean-Baptiste day in Quebec, so I decided to have a bit of a party in the office. I came in early with some blue and white balloons, as well as a Quebec flag for the office. As I walked into the mall two guys who were sitting on a couch in the mall said "le St-Jean-Baptiste!" It turns out they've been doing construction out here for two years and are heading home tomorrow for two weeks for the festivities in Quebec.
I made crepes for everyone in the office, topped with strawberries, Nutella, and whipping cream. As always, the crepes were really good and everyone enjoyed them.
Happy St-Jean-Baptiste!

June 18, 2006

Yesterday was the main evening for the Festival d'été francophone de Vancouver (En). I did some volunteer work with the promotion of the festival by putting up posters around town, and by promoting the festival with a girl from Quebec on the street the day of the festival. It was a lot of fun, especially once the rain blew over!
The tickets were sold out (first time in 17 years) with 1,200 tickets sold to the public. There were two huge acts -Les Trois Accords, and Robert Charlebois. As I've mentioned before, Les Trois Accords is one of my favourite groups so I was incredibly excited to hear them live. And they didn't disappoint! It was cool to hear so many people singing along to their songs, and speaking French.
And I might be on Radio-Canada because the camera guy wanted a shot of a volunteer handing out brochures to people coming to the festival. We'll see if I make the cut or not.

June 14, 2006

This week is National Public Service Week across Canada. It's a week to recognise all of the hard-working and talented public servants, such as myself, from coast to coast to coast. They've got a few events planned (bingo, potluck lunch, pancake breakfast, etc.), and I was able to catch the tail-end of the potluck lunch and cake. We (my co-workers and I at SCCY) also did a Canadian crossword puzzle, and ours was the first one to be entered in the draw for an exciting prize of some-sort.

June 09, 2006

I had my grad ceremony early today, and it was really nice. We all donned those black gowns, then put on the green monks hoods and black mortar boards to top it all off.
As the faculty were paraded into the gym, there was some First Nations drumming, symbolic of the fact that the university is on traditional Sto:lo land. The ceremony wasn't too long, and the B.Sc. students were the first from the Science and Health faculty to walk across the stage.
After the ceremony was photo time and desserts. It was a good chance to take a few pics with some of the people I went to uni with, before we all head to different parts of the world.
I also found out that I'm on the Dean's list, for having high marks. It's nice because they make a permanent note of it on my transcript.

June 07, 2006

I had lobster for lunch today, at my dad's school. I don't think I've ever had a whole lobster before (I've had part of one), but it was really good. The school cafeteria did up 50 lobsters for lunch. I turned into a bit of a biologist, which I guess I am now, and played with the muscles and tendons seeing how moving them affected the pinchers and how the gills moved. Literally playing with your food!

June 02, 2006

Grad Ceremony...
Only one week left until my grad ceremony! Hopefully it won't rain, as it's been raining for the past couple of days.