Monday, August 17, 2015

Harbourfront


A spontaneous day with friends spent on the docks of Harbourfront. The sky was surprisingly clear and the weather was hot enough to wear shorts and sleeveless shirt and maybe a vest (mind the denim on denim I wore). I've been to Harbourfront for multiple times but it looks different every damn time. During winter, it looks barren and not-city-like. I almost did not recognize it when we went there recently. 

After a few catching-ups and a gelato, we decided to go to Bathurst to look for Kanto by Tita Flips. Kanto is a little street eatery place that specializes in Filipino food. I love the Sisig Fries!! (actually craving it right now.....ugh) After our little Filipino feast, we headed back to Harbourfront just in time for the sunset. 
I need more days like this. A lot of scenery, sisig fries and friends.

Friday, July 31, 2015

TO's Attractions


I became a tourist for a day by visiting Toronto's landmarks: CN Tower and Ripley's Aquarium. 
I've lived here for quite several years now, and I never actually considered going to these places until I was brought here as a part of a birthday celebration. Looking at Toronto's skyline with the CN Tower in it is absolutely beautiful but being inside the tower and looking over my city in all directions is beyond amazing. It's nice to remind myself that I live in this vast, gorgeous city and that I should not limit myself on going to the same places alone. There are still a lot more to explore, a lot more places to visit. Things like this makes me so happy.
Ripley's Aquarium on the other hand, is also a good place to visit. It kinda made me realize that I need to be more scared of the ocean. I mean, there's a lot more to explore and who the hell knows what's in there?? I don't know, oceans just give me anxiety. It's this irrational fear that I have. 
It also saddens me to know that the creatures inside the aquarium will probably not know how it feels like to be in an actual ocean. No other interaction with their own species in their own habitat. Don't get me wrong, I'm not against zoo or aquariums and sorts. I think it is a nice way to educate people, and I'm pretty sure the animals are very well taken care of. It's just sad to know that they will never know how it feels like to be in their home with their own kind. 
Anyway, enough of that. It is nice to visit my city's landmarks. I hope I can visit the museums next! x