Monday, March 20, 2017

TONGUE TIED

Words aren’t coming out right today, so it’ll be mostly photographs of coffee, cake, pastries, nature… 

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Coffee is cold brew from 49th Parallel. Chocolate Decadent Cake. Some almond bar, I think with raspberry. It was good. How would you define rich?

Answer:
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Going back for the brunch.

Trafiq Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

I think I’m going to try exploring ALL of this park where this hole is:
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Sunday, March 19, 2017

63/104 WHAT’S IN A NAME?


I never remember names… What was this place called? Vegetarian Taiwanese food, absolutely delicious but very salty. I had to chug a liter of water when I got home. Right, 4 Stones.

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Had this very interesting deep fried… tofu? It was soft on the inside. Came with the sauce. I don’t remember really liking this.

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Dumplings! One of my favourite foods, and this one tasted like it had real meat filling inside (remember, it’s a vegetarian restaurant). In the top right corner, there’s a soupy looking bowl… This tasted goooood. It came with rice and assorted side dishes, including veggies.

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Bun with veggie meat, peanut sauce that had chunks of peanuts. I don’t really like peanut sauce…

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#liftingnoodles. This was pure MSG. The vegetarian pork chop in the background was alright.
I am not a vegetarian for a reason. This place had constant traffic, I guess the vegetarians really love that the “meat” tastes like real meat.

4 Stones Vegetarian Cuisine Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

What a weekend though… I have just a few minutes for this post, but I am happy to announce that there will be more updates later this week.

Sunday, March 12, 2017

62/104 REFUSING MEDIOCRITY


MATCHSTICK

The past 2 weeks, I’ve been visiting Matchstick for a chocolate croissant and a coffee. It’s the perfect combination for studying and reading, as well as catching up with friends. On the way to Bellingham, H and I stopped by Steveston Bakery, to satisfy my coffee and baked good craving, and we picked up this piece of bread:
Chocolate almond croissant

Chocolate almond croissant

Where are the flakes? This was supposed to be a chocolate almond croissant… but it was just a hunk of bread with a bit of chocolate and coconut filling. Disappointed.

Maybe their other options are tastier, but I wouldn’t come back for the croissants.

Don’t settle. 

Steveston Bakery Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

I can’t wait to move into the new condo… in 2018. Time will just fly by though, so I’m going to try to enjoy living at home while it lasts. My grandmother at home and my grandmother in a home are slowly reaching their “winter years”. H’s aunt passed away yesterday. Don’t forget to live life to it’s fullest.

“The key to immortality is first living a life worth remembering” – Bruce Lee

What can I do to become immortal?

Every question has an answer:




Wednesday, March 8, 2017

INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY 2017


PASTA TUESDAY

Met up with P and S after class yesterday. Pasta Tuesday at Trattoria was conveniently located close to all of us, and we had the happy hour menu as ell as the $12 pizzas! Score.

I had the fusili lunghi + meatballs on the side. We shared the Sicilian pizza, and P had the pasta with the short rib (next to the pizza). S had the one with the seafood and a meatball. Man, we eat a lot.
I think P made the best choice, the short rib was so flavorful! The pizza crust was sort of too thick, and the cheese wasn’t melted properly. Not the best service, it sort of felt like we were being rushed out, but it was pretty good overall for what we paid.

 Trattoria Italian Kitchen Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Today, International Women’s Day, marked by Trudeau’s announcement of $650 million being invested in reproductive health and rights around the world. I took the day off to go exploring. Found a green puddle. It was a good day.

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Sunday, March 5, 2017

61/104 DON’T FORGET


To drink enough water. To get enough rest. To make time for your loved ones.

This weekend was mostly about friends.
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Saturday night, I went to PappaRoti with R, M, and P for the first time, and was pleasantly surprised that these bus were actually amazing. I had the Strawberry Field (strawberry + whipped cream and bun with chocolate syrup), and R had the one on top with strawberry and bananas. M and P had something with ice cream and more syrups, but no photo, SORRY. She had that chai latte thing, at the top left corner, and the tea on the bottom is mine.

The whipped cream and fruit and syrups are completely unnecessary – the buns are just amazing by themselves without the rest of the frou frou toppings. Had a nice chai tea as well, and I ordered the pot size, which came with a little timer to tell you when your tea is steeped to perfection. It was gooooood. Might get a bulk order just for munchies.

PappaRoti Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Despite having a cold, there is no better way to wind down a long week than a day in Whistler. Picked up this OTC drug called Eltor to help with my congestion:

ELTOR

Takes about an hour to kick in, then it KICKS IN. Super effective relief.

Our first run of the day was up the Glacier bowl. Reminder to do a warm up run first next time. The hike up is rather annoying though. See the tiny person at the bottom?


Hot cider to complete the day and clear my sinuses up:

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I’m still pretty congested without the drugs. I really need to take better care of myself. It feels like there is never enough time. Life already feels too short!

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

60/104 ESCAPE FROM ADULTING


I slept all weekend, recovering from a very unexpected, unplanned stomach bug. Or maybe it was something else, other than upset stomach, because I also had body chills, headaches, overall discomfort. What’s wrong with me?

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Stress is probably a huge factor. Not like a “THERE’S A TIGER IN FRONT OF YOU” stress, but more like “traffic is really frustrating everyday, i’m eating junkfood most meals, i can’t sleep, and i have no way to relax” stress. It’s the little things getting pent up.

BUT AS AN ADULT, I will get over this (with the help of my parents and boyfriend and other loved ones… because who am I kidding? I’m still child sized). Right…?

Typing into Google “signs you’re an adults”, gives me 40,300,000 results, and they’re all different, based on Reddit, Lifehack, Business insider, and many others… Anyways, I think I’d like a break now. My cousins always try to give me life advice, but it’s when I remember that they are just under 10 years older than me that I really remind myself there are so many things to learn from them.

1. Save money every month, even if it’s a small amount.
2. Your parents are not always right, but they usually have your back, so let them take care of you.
3. Eat, drink and be merry.

I mean, now that I sleep at 11PM on a Friday night, instead of leave my house, I think I’m really stepping over that line of adulthood…

Also, my phone has failed and cannot dial out. So i have wiped it. It now sort of works.

Friday, February 24, 2017

GREASE

noun
ɡrēs/
  1. A movie that is amazing that was shot in the late 1970s and stars Olivia Newton-John and John Travolta.
  2. To pay off, usually with money
  3. Oily or fatty matter, in particular.
 
Post dodgeball fuel… For the others, I forgot my shoes. I still have to eat though, right? We went to YXY (aka Yu Xiang Yuan) at Fraser and 49th, a cute little Chinese family run place. As you walk in, you can see the chef making the noodles and dumplings on the other side of the room…  

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M and A’s tan tan noodles looked absolutely greasy and amazing.

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Must get dumplings, stuffed with meat and also grease. Dip in the vinegar.

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Finale, dragging noodles, fried with BBQ pork. Dragging through oil and grease. Don’t get me wrong though, just because it’s greasy, doesn’t mean that I didn’t enjoy it. I didn’t feel too gross afterwards either, so maybe it wasn’t as greasy as other Chinese places.

Yu Xiang Yuan Restaurant Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

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But she said, where’d you wanna go?
How much you wanna risk?