Canucks Game

Hi everyone!
It’s been a while since I posted a lifestyle post.Β Today, I’m back to write about the Canucks game that I recently went.

If you’re a true Canadian and live in Vancouver – you’ve already been to a Canucks game! Am I right? πŸ˜‰

Although I’ve been living in Vancouver for the past 4 years, I have to admit that I haven’t been to a single Canucks game.
Do I sound crazy? But all the non sports lovers out there, you must feel me.

To be honest, I’m definitely not a sports kinda gal. I was never interested in nor liked it. Especially, hockey was one the few sports that I didn’t really know anything about. Of course living in Vancouver, I hear about the Canucks all the time, but I didn’t care much. However, I’ve gotten free tickets to the game and decided to go because this is probably my first and last gave I’ll visit. I personally would never purchase tickets with my money but since I had free tickets, why not!

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Process Post #3

Hello πŸ™‚

Today, I am very content to write this week’s process post because I’ve made a lot of changes throughout the week for my blog!

Firstly, in this week’s lecture and listening to Matt Shea talking about his Youtube channel and his career, it helped me realize the reality of a Youtube and the career behind it. I knew being a full time Youtube is definitely difficult and time consuming, but after hearing Matt explain the work that he does that contributes to his channel definitely wowed me. Just like every other jobs, there are pros and cons but the fact that being a full time Youtube is not the easiest because it can’t be stable at every time. The amount of money you make is based on how well you do, how much content you make and sponsorships, etc. Therefore, it made me think about monetizing my blog! In the beginning of the course, I thought to myself that I didn’t want to monetize my brand, at least for now. Why? Because I’m not doing it for fun, obviously for class as well but it was something that I was still learning and working on. However, I’ve been spending a lot of time working on my blog. Not just creating content but to make it more visually appealing and editing small things that makes me more pleased. Even the very little things take me awhile to figure it out because I’m still learning how to use WordPress. Therefore, I realized that if I can monetize my blog, that will be great because I spend so much time on it. It’s hard to do something for fun but spending a good chunk of your time on it with no outcome. Knowing how much effort and time it goes into blogging or even being a Youtube, I gained more respect on the individuals and understood why Youtubers do a lot of sponsored videos.

How my blog is coming along:

I decided and learned how to change my title color. I was pretty strict on myself to stick to the black and white theme which I liked. It gave the blog a very simple and minimalistic look, which I was going for. However, I thought that adding something more that could represent my character and who I really am can be a good choice as well. So, I learned how to change the color of the title along with the menu bar writing- changed it to a light pink which I really like the color of. I was quiet happy with the outcome because it represented me more but still had the simple, minimalistic look to it!

Also, I changed my front page to be showing my latest post rather than a static, welcome page. I think it help for the audience to quickly grasp what my blog is about because it shows a short excerpt of the latest post. Now, because all my post is going to be showing up on my front page, I need to be extra careful when writing the first few sentences of the post because that is what’s going to catch the audiences’ attention and make them want to read more. This is something that I definitely have to work on but this way, I can pay more attention to what I’m writing for my audience.

I am in the process of making a logo for my website, so it can stand out more. The title of my blog is something that’s making it harder because I haven’t come up with a clever, unique title that I love, so I’m deciding if I want to make it just with my name on it. After all, I am branding myself and this brand & website is all about me πŸ™‚


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Via Tevere Pizzeria

Hello to all the pizza lovers out there!

Today, I wanted to talk about a new pizza place I’ve discovered over the weekend. I think pizza is a food that everyone enjoys. Am I right? πŸ˜‰ I definitely have a weakness for pizza, especially Italian, neapolitan pizza. Originally, I was looking for places to go for dine out during the weekend. However, after spending some time to look at the restaurants, I couldn’t find one that I really wanted to go to and came across Via Tevere Pizzeria. This restaurant opens at 5pm, so we only have a choice for dinner meal. I arrived around 5:10pm ish and was very surprised to see the restaurant almost full. This definitely proved me that the place was extremely famous and loved by many people!

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Peer Review #1

Today, I’m going to write a peer review of my fellow classmate, Adriana. First of all, Adriana’s blog is about the beauty of rain city, which we all know is Vancouver. I really love the title of her blog because it’s super catchy and straight forward! From her title, I already know that her blog is going to be about Vancouver and what the city offers. Because she included “rain city” in her title, I think it’s a great way to express Vancouver to local citizens with familiarity but also giving a bit of sneak peak of the city to foreginers. Therefore, Adriana is branding herself because she has created a lifestyle blog on Vancouver from her experiences as a university student. However, due to lack of content as of now, I was a bit confused if she’s mainly going to focus on the restaurants/cafes in Vancouver or if she is going to write about other things in Vancouver, such as events, places to visit and what not. She hasn’t created any other sections or menus, other than ‘Food Adventures’, so I’m curious if she’s going to bring other content as well! In the ‘About me’ section, she mentioned that she’s going to talk about the different aspects of her life as a university student, so I’m assuming she will be posting other content than food related content.

Seth Godin explains that: “A brand is the set of expectations, memories, stories and relationships that, taken together, account for a consumers decision to choose one product or service over another” (2009). After she posts more content, I’m sure it’ll be easier for the audience to catch what exactly she is offering as a brand and what they can expect from her blog. Overall, I think her blog is simple, with a lot of white spaces and her background picture on the top is very eye catching with bright colors and well related to her blog. I like how she has her Instagram account shown at the side bar because it portrays another online self to her audiences.

To add on, her post on the Fondway Cafe is well written with very catchy, descriptive words that are perfect for blogging. The language she uses is definitely great to read through quickly but contains all the information you need. She described the environment of the cafe along with the food she ordered very detailed, so as a reader, I surely enjoyed her content! She definitely talk and explain the place on behalf of a university student (just like she mentioned), which her target audience (university students in Vancouver) can definitely relate to; great job! πŸ™‚ It actually helped me to think and realize about different word choices and the language I should be using on my blog as well.

Overall, Adriana’s blog is very minimalistic, simple and straightforward which I enjoyed looking through. Her target audience is pretty straight forward- university students in Vancouver who wishes to explore new places. I definitely think she could add more elements on her blog that can represent her true self. I am a fan myself that likes black and white theme, with a pop of color but I recently changed few things with pink headings because I thought it represented my personality and myself a bit more. When she adds more content in the future, I think it’ll be great to have a menu bar at the top, so it’s easier to navigate! Adriana has successfully articulated to have a professional self, branding herself as a blogger in Vancouver. I’m excited for what she’ll be offering in the future and will definitely check it out!

Link to Adriana’s blog is:Β


Godin, S. (2009). Seth’s Blog. Retrieved January 24, 2018, from

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