I left on Saturday night after my grandpa's 80th birthday party in Ladysmith, and stayed all the way until Wednesday afternoon. My friends took me to two raves, one at the W2 Storyeum to see MartyParty perform, and another at the Biltmore to see Mimosa. Both were really great shows. The Storyeum was an interesting venue, once having been an interactive museum with multiple rooms for use, and I think that W2 used it well.
I also got to spend a glorious afternoon at English Bay, sitting in the grass and playing ball in the sun. I was glad to get a taste of the warmer weather; I hope it's a signal that there's more to come! I had a great all-you-can-eat-sushi meal at the Granville St. Shabusen. There Korean BBQ is also excellent and I'd recommend it to anyone who can really gorge themselves on sushi.
I was definitely sad to leave Vancouver and my friends by the end of my stay. I actually hadn't planned to stay so long, but I kept adding extra days onto my visit! I've always sort of thought I'd move to Vancouver when I was finished my education at VIU, but I'm going to be a teacher, and I haven't heard very positive things about the employment opportunities for teachers on the lower mainland. I'm hoping that won't be the case. Maybe all the baby-boomers will be retired by then and the job market will be wide wide open. I don't want Vancouver to always b a city I go to just to visit. Someday I want to make it home...at least for a while.