TAG! Blogging Game Fun!

Rarasaur spreads her love once more in sharing with everyone a little blogging tag that she was tagged in. Of course, I love games so I decided to take on the challenge! By the way, if you don’t know Rarasaur and you haven’t dropped by her blog yet, I don’t know what you’re waiting for, drop by there because she has lots of fun stuff going on there. All you have to do is click right over HERE!

The Rules
1. Post these rules.
2. Post a photo of yourself and eleven random facts about you.
3. Answer the questions given to you in the tagger’s post.
4. Create eleven new questions and tag new people to answer them.
5. Go to their blog/twitter and let them know they have been tagged.

Photo of myself and 11 Facts

I’m not exactly sure if you really need another photo of me.  I post so many already. How about just another version of my gravatar picture?

P12007041. I love Beluga whales, tigers, killer whales among the many animals I love

2. My fave flavor of chips is All Dressed!

3. I could eat chicken every single day.

4. The most frequent question I’ve heard in my life is, “Are you mixed?” even from complete strangers or acquaintances.

5. My favorite moment of a plane ride is when the plane takes off…just so majestic

6. The only reason I watch Gossip Girl is because it reminds me that rich people also have their own problems and most of the time, its self-induced

7. After last summer, I have a major addiction to do tree adventures

8. I have the habit of buying at least one stuffed animal Disney character at every  Disney story that I go to.

9. You may not know who he is but my favorite actor/singer/song writer and now entrepreneur is Hong Kong star Nicholas Tse.

10. My go-to game to de-stress is Time Crisis 4…

11. People always give me weird looks when I tell them I’m in business and not in some sort of science…I know I look like a nerd but c’mon!

Rarasaur’s Eleven Questions

1. Name a smell you love, a smell you hate, and/or a smell you never really notice.

I love the smell of freshly baked pastries and hate the smell of durian.

2. Name an interest or hobby you wish more of your friends shared with you.

Blogging? Only one or two of my friends actually do this….

3. Name something you can teach, that you’d enjoy teaching.

Piano…I know I’d enjoy teaching that.  Just not sure about my teaching skills

4. What is something you’d really like to learn?

How to speak fluent Spanish! That language is expressive and beautiful 🙂 However, I’m losing the little bit that I used to know…

5. What do you do when you’re off-line?

Watch movies, play piano, clean, do chores, play with my cat, video games, intense workouts, dragonboat…the list can really go on…

6. Do you sing in the shower? If so, what type of music?

I sing all the time…most definitely in the shower.  The echo makes everything sound wonderful.  Sing all sorts of music, a lot of times its whats in my mind, songs from musical, HK pop, Taiwan pop, Top 40, Taylor Swift, Jason Mraz..whatever..as long as its good (to me)

7. Would you rather be a raccoon or a fox? Why?

Definitely a fox.  As much as I’d love to rummage in stinky garbage, foxes just seem so much more free and wild!

8. If you had to choose between a million dollars and superpowers, which would you choose?

At this point in life, a million dollars sure sounds sweet.  It’d set off a whole lot of things I’d like to do with my life for one…

9. What’s your favorite day and why?

Am I boring if I say Saturday? Sleep in, Sleep late, do whatever I want, no work the next day…sounds pretty awesome to me!

10. What’s the hardest thing you’ve ever done?

Everything I did was hard the first time to certain degrees. haha! But…Standing on the glass floor for 30 seconds for a picture on top of Calgary Tower was crazy scary!

11. To whom would you (or to whom did you) dedicate your first book?

My first book would probably be to my boyfriend…sounds mushy and nauseating but with everything that’s gone down in my life and he still stuck around, totally worth dedicating it to him

Man, those were some tough ones! My turn!

1) Cookies or Cakes?

2) What was your first Blu-ray or DVD you ever purchased?

3) Whats the most inspiring book/movie you’ve ever read/seen?

4) Cats or Dogs? Or other pets?

5) What type of music do you like?

6) Whats your favorite Grimm’s Fairy Tales?

7) Console, Handheld, PC or Arcades?

8) Favorite flavor of chips?

9) What animal do you visit first at the zoo?

10) What food could you eat every single day?

11) Who is your favorite superhero?

I have no idea who to tag and who would actually answer.  Just a note that whoever is tagged, no pressure.  You don’t have to do this but of course, its more fun if you do.  You know we’d all love to learn a little more random facts about you 🙂 Also I tweeted some of you, not sure if it works since its the first time I’m doing it.

I’m tagging:

Mike Film Talk

Isaacs Pictures Conclusions

Head in a Vice

Jonathan Hilton

Joe’s Musings

MKG Memories Keepsakes Gifts

The Matticus Kingdom

Java Girl’s Life


Life with Becky

Jack Flacco

I hope it works because I just linked it to a post of theirs.  So it also helps whoever wants to drop by their awesome blogs to check it out!

Have lots of fun!

Trip to the Fjord Museum

Saguenay is known for its fjords and its marine life and research on that level as it runs along the Saguenay River and ends at the Lac Saint Jean.  This museum is situated on the Saguenay Marine Park and featured multiple exhibits.  Please note that I didn’t take pictures for all the exhibits especially when it was for mostly reading material or photographs.

The first exhibit was when we walked down the hall from the reception area to the first exhibition hall.  There was an exhibition of photos titled “Underwater Beauties”.  It had pictures of various colorful marine species like starfishes, sea anemones, etc.

The second exhibit was in the first hall and was a temporary exhibit featuring various types of whales.  It provided information on all sorts of whales like the Beluga, Dolphin, Killer Whales, Blue Whales, Right Whales, etc.  It was accompanied by little interactive games to better understand how the animals functioned such as their hearing, adaptation, maneuvering through water.

The third one that we went to was about BALSAC, a program collaborated by multiple professors throughout Quebec universities that focused on building a system on the historical values and figures of the Saguenay region.  It focused on the roots and colonization and the development in this region.  We walked through the panels of this exhibit called “Roots and Dreams: A Fresh Look at the Saguenay Lac Saint-Jean region.”  I was interesting to see how the region itself has developed over the last 40 years or so, socially and economically.  This one not only had a whole lot of information but came with video clips, sound clips, articles, various objects from the pertaining period.  They also explained the programs and how each professor occupied a crucial position in putting together all the data in about this region.

The fourth exhibit is where we get the real deal.  We enter into the farthest part in the museum and we see 2-3 aquariums with various fishes.

The aquariums weren’t really crazy or anything.  I believe it was focused on the marine life around the area, typical fishes, etc.  The one thing I really enjoyed about this museum though was the fact that it had the pool where you got to touch some of the marine life and because it has less traffic, they actually carefully explain everything to you and gives you the full experience.

So lets check out the stars of the little observation pool full of…


The girl explained that starfish had their teeth at the center and they would suck out the meat of say the mussels


Sea urchins are similar to starfish as they also have their mouth at the middle which if you look clearly has 5 little teeth.

This was really funny because while in my boyfriend’s hand it was leaking water out of it from the back.


Hermit crabs usually borrow the empty shells to hide themselves.

The one on the bottom was placed down upside down which made them crawl out a bit more.

To end off this exhibit area, I’d like to show you a little stunt our little friend, the snail has when near a starfish, as they are their primary predators.
After this exhibit, we went to the another new permanent one called Museum Vivarium. Its where we can touch amphibians and arachnids and insects.
This little guy here is extremely fierce. He went straight for the finger.  Thank goodness there was a glass.
After that, there were the frogs.  That little guy is sitting on my boyfriend’s hand.How cool is that!?!

After the frogs, we had this aquarium full of leaves and branches. Or is it?

Voila! Stick bugs!

It was actually funny.  These stick bugs camouflage with trees and their branches.  So when the guide open the door to get one to show us and touch, the bugs started moving up and down, as if there was actual change in the environment so it was wind blowing through them.  It was hilarious to look at!

This area had a few other little nifty things, for example, a horseshoe crab skeleton (that thing is massive in size).  They had tarantulas and crickets.  They had specimans of insects all around the world, even one of the biggest ones were winged insects in Malaysia and Indonesia.  I’m not much of an insect person so that was somewhat disturbing.

Overall, this museum was really fun.  It wasn’t as big as  I had expected it to be but because it was less populated with visitors, it allowed the visit to feel more personal and experience a lot more.

Hope you enjoyed our visit to the museum, next stop will be to the Zoo Sauvage de St-Felicien!