Over the past few days, Vancouver has been hit with quite a bit of snow! It hardly ever snows here in the city, so everyone has been pretty excited/freaked out about it. Last Saturday night it was snowing so heavily, that my friend and I actually got stranded in the middle of nowhere West Vancouver. The 250 bus had broken down, and there were zero cabs in sight. It was actually kind of scary haha. We managed to grab a cab that happened to be driving by.. and it was a wild ride back Downtown. While he was driving me down Thurlow street, the cab was sliding all around the road.. I thought he was going to crash for sure. On the flip side though, the city has never looked more beautiful. I love the snow so much.
Last week I took some photos across the street from my house, down at Sunset Beach.. and it was such a beautiful day, that it almost looks like it could be Summer. Little did I know it would be a full-blown snowstorm in less than 24 hours! Hope all my fellow Vancouver friends are staying inside, and getting all cozy with some Netflix. I just watched a really interesting Documentary series, called “The Investigator: A British Crime Story”. It’s a mini-series with half a dozen episodes, each better than the last. It was SO good! It reminded me a lot of the show “Making a Murderer” that took over Netflix last year. Also I watched a really amazing movie called “Other People” (but be warned it’s a tear-jerker).
Hope you all have an amazing weekend.. I’ll see you soon with my “February Wrap Up: Part One” post, next week 🙂
Here are some photos from last week, accompanied by some of my favourite quotes by the incredibly talented author Haruki Murakami (one of my new favourite writers).
“And once the storm is over, you won’t remember how you made it through, how you managed to survive. You won’t even be sure, whether the storm is really over. But one thing is certain. When you come out of the storm, you won’t be the same person who walked in. That’s what this storm’s all about.”
― Haruki Murakami“If you remember me, then I don’t care if everyone else forgets.”
― Haruki Murakami, Kafka on the Shore“Anyone who falls in love is searching for the missing pieces of themselves. So anyone who’s in love gets sad when they think of their lover. It’s like stepping back inside a room you have fond memories of, one you haven’t seen in a long time.”
― Haruki Murakami“Lost opportunities, lost possibilities, feelings we can never get back. That’s part of what it means to be alive. But inside our heads – at least that’s where I imagine it – there’s a little room where we store those memories. A room like the stacks in this library. And to understand the workings of our own heart we have to keep on making new reference cards. We have to dust things off every once in awhile, let in fresh air, change the water in the flower vases. In other words, you’ll live forever in your own private library.”
― Haruki Murakami, Kafka on the Shore“Silence, I discover, is something you can actually hear.”
― Haruki Murakami, Kafka on the Shore“Spend your money on the things money can buy. Spend your time on the things money can’t buy.”
― Haruki Murakami, The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle“It is not that the meaning cannot be explained. But there are certain meanings that are lost forever the moment they are explained in words.”
― Haruki Murakami, 1Q84“We’re both looking at the same moon, in the same world. We’re connected to reality by the same line. All I have to do is quietly draw it towards me.”
― Haruki Murakami, Sputnik Sweetheart