The Spirit of the City (and my first couple of weeks at RFTP!)

The first couple of weeks at RFTP have gone by with a blast! The office is pretty awesome, even with the hard to reach windows ahaha. They do, however, provide sounds of the hustle and bustle of downtown Vancouver. It’s really interesting actually, if you listen carefully, even if it’s mostly traffic noises. Being a second year student at UBC (and taking summer courses) as well as working part-time at a restaurant, I must say that interning at RFTP is probably the least stressful of the three. It also helps that everyone here is really cool and genuine, in which creating a non-stressful environment to work in. There are so many things I’ve discovered, for one, @talkingrayne ‘s love for almond milk.

I’m mostly organizing databases right now and can’t wait for more things to be thrown my way! I’m also supposed to find a cause (or even create one, maybe?) to support but am currently stuck…there’s just so many great causes out there! Anyways, I’m going to think about it. Meanwhile, I can’t contain my excitement for the amaze-ness that happened tonight…

I was outside CBC today in downtown watching the game and the atmosphere there was just incredible. The reactions from the huge crowd of #canucks fans were as entertaining as the game itself, from the gasps and boos as Kesler limped off the ice to the cheers and whistles when he returned. Silence turned to screams of joy when we scored in the last 13 seconds of the game and forcing it to go into two periods of overtime. I could tell that many fans were getting restless, especially after the lack of action in the first overtime and the fact that everyone has been standing around for four hours outside the broadcast studio. It wasn’t until 10 minutes into the second overtime that the entire city was able to break out into riots of joy. Bieksa is THE MAN. It was like the Olympics all over again. I’m pretty sure that I got enough high-fives to last me a lifetime. Honks from cars were non-stop. I’m also quite positive that my voice is gone from all that screaming. As I was walking towards the skytrain station with my friends, along with hundreds of other avid fans heading in the same direction, I realized that the spirit of the city tonight is joined by this single knowledge of the Canucks’ victory and I wonder why streams of excitement is needed to sustain such a connection…

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