Vancouver Science Social

The Vancouver Science Social: Celebrating Canada-wide science festival, Science Odyssey!

Science is exciting and inspiring for everyone, not just scientists, and I have the special privilege of participating in the Vancouver Science Social on May 11, 2017. I haven’t been this excited since anxiously waiting to go on my trip to Vietnam last November! Some fellow social media influencers and I will get to team… Read more »

Homemade Cabbage Kimchi (Tongbaechu-kimchi 통배추김치)

Eat a lot of kimchi, it’s good for digestion I heard this a lot when I was living in South Korea- on the daily, in fact.  The elders really seem to value foods that aid with, umm, bodily functions. I really have come to love kimchi, and there are so many different kinds! The one that most people… Read more »

Setting sail to find dolphins near jeju island

Chasing After Wild Dolphins at Jeju Island

Jeju Island (제주도) Jeju Island is the largest off the coast of the peninsula and is a popular honeymoon spot for newlywed Koreans- and I can see why. It is a beautiful place surrounded by ocean. You’ll find quaint farms lined with uneven barriers, called bat-dam(밭담), which I find rather charming. It is definitely worth… Read more »

The Liebster Award

Live Jennormously Nominated for The Liebster Award

The Liebster Award! I was informed that Live Jennormously was nominated for The Liebster Award by Eric Gamble of The Bucket List Project. Eric created his blog as a way to share his bucket list and keep himself accountable in completing those items (we all need a little push sometimes!) and also to help others create… Read more »

Live Jennormously Nominated for One Lovely Blog Award!

One Lovely Blog Award Nomination! Thank you, Jen from Jen Stewie, Overseas for nominating me for my very first blog award: One Lovely Blog Award! Jen is a fellow Canadian, and she has been living in Japan for several years. She chronicles her life in Japan and the countries she’s traveled to. You should really… Read more »

International Travel with Your Pets

International Travel With Pets If you’re a pet owner that happens to love traveling, then you’ll understand how difficult it is to leave your fur-children behind. For shorter trips, it’s feasible to entrust the well-being of your pet to a family member or trustworthy friend, but what do you do if you are going away… Read more »

trip planning

Getting Visa Approval to Vietnam & Avoiding Issues At Customs

How To Get Visa Approval to Vietnam & Avoid Issues At Customs When Danton and I traveled to Vietnam last November, we were traveling for 20 hours including layovers. The last thing we wanted to do after landing in Tan Son Nhat International Airport, at 1 in the morning, was deal with problems at customs…. Read more »

Nara Park: Become Snow White for a day

The first time I traveled to Japan, I was determined to visit Nara Park and get myself a kawaii deer selfie. I didn’t know what to expect once I got there. Would the park be teeming with deer? Do they really just wander around willy nilly? What about the….poop? Let me tell you what it was… Read more »

Best Way To Get Around Ho Chi Minh City

Figuring out transportation in a new place can be tricky, especially if you don’t know the language. It can be difficult to navigate the public transportation system when the signages have very little to no English, and there are few English speakers around to help. Not to mention trying to communicate to a driver with… Read more »

The Jennormous Bucket List 2017

In 2016 I told myself, “go out there and do all the things,” and I tried my absolute best to, well- do all the things! The year 2016 brought me so many new experiences and fond memories. I made it a mission to try and do as much as possible. I never hesitated to say… Read more »

  • PADI Advanced Open Water in British Columbia

    As with any hobby, you want to better your skills and push yourself to the next level. For me, that meant being able to do more than what my current PADI Open Water certificate allowed me to do. With a PADI Advanced Open Water certification, I would be able to dive deeper, dive at night,… Read more »

  • Things Jennormous Ate In Ho Chi Minh City

    Airline tickets to Vietnam were so inexpensive in the Fall of 2016 that we took a spontaneous week long trip in November. In 7 days we managed to eat our way through Ho Chi Minh City, the Mekong Delta, and Hoi An. There was never a moment that found ourselves hungry. We ate so much… Read more »

  • Hoi An: An Idyllic Town

    Getting To Hoi An From Ho Chi Minh City Getting to Hoi An was super easy! We booked flights with Vietnam Airlines to Da Nang for about $60 round trip each. The flight included 1 free checked bag and 1 carry-on, which was awesome because originally we were going to fly with Jetstar and they charge… Read more »

  • Traveling Alone: Why I love it and so will you

      Before 2015, I never would have thought about traveling alone. In fact, there were many activities I wouldn’t ever have considered doing alone: dining out, watching movies, attending public events or social gatherings to name a few. My first experience traveling solo happened by chance in 2015. I had flown to South Korea and… Read more »

  • Durian

    The King of Fruit and Gluttony

    King of Fruit and Gluttony For day 3 of our trip, we were in Cai Be with family. Danton and I woke up from a food-induced coma early in the morning. The first sounds of the morning were the call of roosters and pressurized showerhead type of rain on the roof of the house. The original… Read more »

  • Floating Along the Mekong Delta

    Any day on a boat is a good day. Day 2 we head to a rural town in Cai Be that subsists along the Mekong Delta. Theres lots of eating and lots of sightseeing!