Toronto, Canada, taken on October 13, 2015
Salmons are resilient creatures as they must swim upstream against violent currents to spawn. While strolling along the Don River with my dad one autumn day we saw HUGE salmons in the river, jumping fiercely against the current but failing to reach the high point time after time. Then after a few minutes, they tried again, failed again, and prepared again to continue trying. Keep going, buddies!
Toronto, Canada, taken on May 28, 2016
A few days ago I visited the Ripley’s Aquarium in Toronto for the first time and saw some really interesting species of fish. One of my favourites was the venomous lionfish, pictured above. Such badass-looking creature!
Another food festival, woot! This time, it was Night It Up. My sister and I were smarter this time and went in the afternoon at the beginning of the event, avoiding all the line-ups that were sure to occur in the evening. We tasted lots of yummy food items, including stinky tofu, salty chicken, blooming onions, teppanyaki squid, takoyaki, and these classic curry fish balls. I was expecting four but got six instead, quite a good size. And I could not understand how something so simple could be so good!
Reiko has a very fancy aquarium with lots of cute fish, including these little ones with a glowing streak of blue in the middle of their bodies. Look at them go!
Not sure why I randomly went into a salmon frenzy today, but hey, why not? I wanted to try some new recipes before I invite my friends over again, and salmon became the main character. After a trip to the grocery store, I made asparagus wrapped in smoked salmon and pan-fried rosemary honey salmon, and I ate everything on the table. Oh, plus some instant noodles as well, just because.