Summer in Vancouver

It is the best time to visit this very beautiful city.  Growing up, I never thought I’d call any other place home but as luck would have it, I get to call two other really beautiful cities besides Singapore home.  One is Perth, Australia – land of the most amazing beaches and the other is Vancouver, Canada – land of the glorious mountains.  I really love how you can be driving anywhere in the city and the view of the mountains is not so faraway.

The last time I was in Canada for summer was in 2003.  Time sure flies right by you.  That’s a whole 8 years ago, I can’t believe it flew by that quick.  Usually I’m back for Christmas and it’s all wintery, which is different and nice but summer … oh summer 🙂  I’m truly a summer type girl who loves her sunshine.  Thanks to work for a change, I’m finding my way back to Vancouver when it’s the best time of the year.  Yep, I’ve read about SIGGRAPH but never thought I’d actually be going.  Usually I’m on the content production side of things and this is a highly technical trade show.  Now that I work for a tech software company, I get to go for it and rub shoulders with the cool talented people who bring some of my favourite animation to life.  Yes, I am excited :p  Unlike the content trade shows where it’s mostly bloodthirsty sales people, come Sunday, I get to say I was in the same room as the people responsible for lighting Cars or Kung Fu Panda or rigging Remy from Ratatouille.  I feel fan girl moments bursting out of me.

My plane landed at 8pm and the sun was still up.

Just the way I like it 🙂  It was a stop at my favourite vegetarian restaurant in Vancouver before heading home.  So far the last couple of days have been beautiful and we’ve been out and about.  By that, I mean taking walks and hiking, stuff we wouldn’t normally do in Singapore.  Well, I would but my husband has a slight aversion to the humidity :p So while the weather is great and work hasn’t actually started for me, we’re just soaking it all up.

You have to agree with sights like these who can stay indoors on a beautiful summer day 🙂

If I had my way, I’d live in Vancouver from June to August, in Perth from September to November, in Singapore from December to Feburary and back in Perth from March to May.  I should really be that lucky to be able to do that 🙂  Well, I’ve asked for crazier things, one can never know 🙂  Keeping my fingers cross.  Till then, it’ll just be updates from my summer 2 weeks in Vancouver.