First Weekend of Summer 2023

Summer officially began on June 21, the summer solstice in the Northern Hemisphere. The first summer weekend is busy, and we're blessed with beautiful sunny weather.

Friday: Road Trip to White Rock, BC

The weekend began when we took a drive from Vancouver to South Surrey, BC. It's my penultimate Friday at my current work. After dropping off company-issued devices (laptop, monitor, mouse, keyboard, etc.), we drove to White Rock, BC. The sun illuminated the horizon, and it was low-tide, exposing the rocky seafloor filled with people sunbathing. Thank God for the beautiful scenery.

Canada's Longest Pier is at White Rock, BC Canada

We indulged in a delicious dinner at a local restaurant, Charlie Don't Surf, then grabbed a scoop of gelato from Maya's before returning home.

Saturday: Immersed in Filipino Culture at the Pinoy Festival

We woke up late and had madeleine for breakfast. Then, we went to the Burnaby Civic Centre to check out the Filipino Pinoy Festival. The vibrant cultural event showcased the richness of Filipino heritage through music, dance, and food. As we wandered through the festival grounds, we were greeted by lively performances and the aroma of traditional Filipino cuisine.

Filipino Pinoy Festival at Burnaby Civic Centre

Sunday: From Half-Marathons to Greek Festival

Sunday proved to be an action-packed day, starting with Jomar's participation in the Vancouver Half Marathon. I joined the crowd of enthusiastic supporters at the finish line waiting for him to finish.

Jomar finished his second half marathon for the year.

After resting at home for an hour, we went to Greek Day on Broadway, a lively and busy celebration of Greek culture that transformed the streets into a vibrant tapestry of music, dance, and flavours. We revelled in the festive atmosphere and indulged in the mouthwatering Greek delicacies.

I'm at Greek Day on Broadway.

Greek Day on Broadway was a true feast for the senses, and we were grateful for the opportunity to immerse ourselves in this rich cultural experience.

Summer is fantastic in Vancouver, and I can't wait to continue living life to the fullest with Jomar. Thank God for the many blessings!


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