Tuesday, September 30, 2008
I had a Mc Lunch today... It is pretty lonely to cook for one so I opt to walk my way to the nearest fastfood.
I went to the nearest Supermarket at Highgate Village (Save-on Food and Shoppers Drug Mart) for some ingredients for our dinner tonight. I also got some books from the library to fill my days since I don’t have people to talk to now while hubby is in the office. I know that there will be more work for me to fill up my time with but I still want some alone time for myself hehe!
HIGH GATE VILLAGE
#202-7155 Kingsway Burnaby
For dinner, I chose a simple recipe called “Crispy Chilli-Garlic-Hoisen Chicken” which I got from the Multiply site of the “Diary of a professional eater”, I did not make the rice part of the recipe and I am so happy it was a success since hubby finished off the small batch of dish... At least, I did something edible (...and delicious!), I wonder what tomorrow’s dish would be...
CRISPY CHILI-GARLIC-HOISEN CHICKEN
Monday, September 29, 2008
THE VILLAGE @ PARK ROYALE
2002 Park Royale South
WHOLE FOOD STORE FRONT
COLOR OF FALLS....
The Home Depot on The Village was really nice. It has a modern feel to it and they have a design consultation area for those who want help in designing their space. I also found 2 home decor shops during my ‘short’ stay. I got to see the 1st one which sells modern accessories and Umbra frames. I love their clocks and modern wall decors... There was a whole food supermarket that has huge pumpkin in their storefront in time for the fall/Halloween season. Too bad, time was running out and stores are closing... K promise that we will be returning soon...
Friday, September 26, 2008
Mine would be to have
both my baby and hubby with me
It is getting a little bit chilly now in Canada. Sort of like Christmas weather if we are in Manila.
Thursday, September 25, 2008
When I got married, I love the Market days every week in my new home. Karl's mom would go to the market and bring home fresh crabs from her "suki" (crab vendor which she buys from regular); she cleans the crab at our dirty kitchen and starts preparing the ingredients for cooking. I waited excitedly for the aroma to fill the dining room which would mean that lunch is almost near...
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
I miss my choco-eating buddy, Sab :). Oh well, I have to eat all these by my lonesome... Is that a consolation... or what!? hehe!
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
My attempt at cooking something Asian resulted to an easy to cook... Gyoza ,which I purchased frozen from TnT, an Asian supermarket for all your asian food needs...
So,I went to TnT Supermarket to buy more stash for our fridge. Gyoza was on my list since it was a hit with Karl plus he wanted Pandesal for his everyday office snack (Pandesal is like dinner bun which I find tastier and creamier than their dinner bun counterpart).
Upon entering TnT, you can see the different bars of Asian delights. From the Sushi Bar (Japan) to Dimsum (Hongkong) and Bubble Tea (Taiwan)... There are also a variety of cakes and pastries to satisy the sweetest tooth. You can also find different sauces and spices to cook up the favorite Asian dish you've been wanting to try and if you'd rather do a takeout. There is also a bar of Chinese dishes ready to eat...
Kimi looks around as we pushed her strollers through arrays of colorful toys and lights... She even extended her arms in an effort to touch some of the toys within her reach. Too bad, Kimi is still too young to play with those kind of toys and we decided to stroll out to the deck where the ducks are being fed by an old lady while some kids try to take a picture with the group of ducks swimming to get their treats.
Daddy Karl lovingly lowered Kimi near the deck floor careful not to let her to near the water but near enough to take part in the fun around...
We venture to the Public Market and stumbled upon a Street magician doing his weekend living... :) Near the make-shift stage, I went into the shop nearby to scout the bead shop I knew was inside. I looked at the various shapes and colors of glittering beads and cords as well as the rows and columns of mini plastics with clasps and stuffs to make jewelries. Although prices in the shop were a wee bit expensive, I couldn't resist the ladybug toggle clasp and some bright colored fun beads which I purchase for my first attempt at bracelet making.
Saturday, September 20, 2008
We spent last Sunday in the heart of downtown to join the celebration of mooncake festival inside the picturesque garden of Dr. Sun Yat Sen. The private garden was opened for the public for this special occassion and offered various activities like storytelling and arts/crafts. There were free slices of mooncake upon entering the private garden while a flutist serenading you with his hypnotizing music.
FAMILY FUN @ EDMONDS CITY FAIR
Right outside our house, Richmond Park is also celebrating Edmonds City fair which features a mini carnival and various displays of gift/ novelty items from different countries. There is also a Mc Donald tent and ice cream van for those hungry kids as well as $0.50 food choices (hotdogs, corn on the cobs, drinks...). The Fair is from 1:00 - 5:00pm. We almost missed the whole fair because we got there at 4:30pm. A lot of the tents are already closing down as well as the rides but I got to share a popsicle stick with Karl under the hot sun and was able to watch a couple of talents being showcase for that day...THE RIDES
My cousin Michelle and her hubby Johnson welcome their triple blessings...
(2 boys and a little princess....)
....whew. Just thinking of trippple everything is quite overwhelming but I am sure the triplets will bring them triple of happiness as well...
To Michelle and Johnson....CONGRATULATIONS!
... hope to get a glimpse of the little angels soon... PICTURE PLEASE!
Friday, September 19, 2008
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
Kimi can dance...
When the music starts.... Kimi starts to stands up from her crib by using the bar on the sides for support then starts swaying from left to right. She looks up from her swaying and give us her sweet and endearing smile that never fails to touch my heart....
She wore this white Carter dress with floral trimming and embroidery which was given to her by her Godmother, Honey. She also wore this dress the 1st time she attended church in Manila at Mary the Queen. The first time she wore this dress it was still too big for her but now it fit just right. With the handmade shoe to complete her outfit, all that is missing is the crochet'd yellow hat nana made for her which gone missing from one of her many malling :(.
Karl with Kimi after the mass (in front of the church)
Little Sophie looking into her room for a last goodbye
... till the next Can-ADVENTURE!
Monday, September 15, 2008
For the Seattle day tour, Sab and I got up at 5:30am for the meeting time of 6:15am near Metrotown, Kingsway. Kelvin was sweet enough to wake up early for the nth time to drive us to the supposed meeting place when I know that he really wants to catch up on his Zzzzs...
For the first stop, we were taken for a short stop at the Washington University then proceeded to the Washington lake to take a peek at the tunnel wherein salmons passes through when they are fully grown. Next stop, was the Space needle wherein u can go all the way to the top to view the whole Seattle from above.
Friday, September 12, 2008
GREATER VANCOUVER ZOO
Aldergrove, British Columbia
as she waited patiently for Mommy, Daddy and Auntie Sab to finished their hot chocolate for a perfect start to zoo-adventure
This giraffe was the crowd favorite. Enjoying the fresh grass while people from atop a man-made bridge took pictures of her.
The graceful cheetah poses gamely for me to take this captivating picture of her.
Kimi with Dada and mama
With sis in law, Sab and Baby Sophie.
Mel and Kimi
Damsels with the gentle ankole cattle
Just sitting pretty...
Karl's candid shot of him holding Kimi Karl gently pushing the swing for Little Kimi
Friday, September 05, 2008
Kimi was all smiles with grandpa... This shot was taken at Aberdeen Centre foodcourt after having snacks of Japanese balls and Hot noodles. The atmosphere of this mall was like being in Hong kong with all the Asian boutiques and various Chinese restaurants to choose from.
4151 Hazelbridge Way, Richmond, BC, Canada(SW Corner of Hazelbridge Way & Cambie Rd.)
604.273.1234 ext 128
Thursday, September 04, 2008
Happy to see Sophie...
Uh-oh...I lost her again...
Kimi is exploring her way in the Ching's residence (Grand Uncle and Aunt) and playing with Sophie who is visiting for three weeks. This was taken after the barbeque lunch.