A Review on “Spicy Garden” & Monkey Madness

As a few people get to enjoy seeing my male god (aka the eternal Eason Chan) in person this past Sunday (*ahem* you know who you are), I kinda had to head to bed early because the very next day (dreadful Monday) was another stock-up day (which btw, has almost made me lose complete interest in shopping).  Monday is supposed be to our only day-off of the week, but since we always have to be on the go to several places in the city to stock-up & take care of various business matters, we rarely get a chance to properly sit down and eat on Mondays.  However, this past Monday was slightly different since we’ve finally been able to get a bit of breathing room and so, we decided to try out at one of the few Asian restaurants in Saskatoon.

Vancouver friends, please be warned, the average “Asian” restaurants here might not be sufficient to satisfy an average Vancourite’s palate. =/

We decided to try out Spicy Garden after a long day (& also, it had been a long while since we had any Vietnamese cuisine).

We decided to try out Spicy Garden after a long day (& also, it had been a long while since we had any Vietnamese cuisine).

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On Road to Annaheim (aka My New Home)

Can’t say I’m not surprised to know that people are still checking this blog (based on stats).  O___O  Hm…are you guys just checking if I suddenly dropped dead?  XD Well, here’s my answer to you. lol.

This is an obviously long overdue post since I just got my PC set up recently (been using my phone & crappy decade-old laptop for work for almost two months).  And then, I just got my good internet set up this morning (been using crappy internet as of late).  For those who know & stalk me (lol what a nice way to label friends XD), I’ve just recently moved from “a city life” to a very “small town life”.  Completely changed my career path too and now, I am trying to learn the ropes of running a business as fast as I can.  Oh yea, this post is mainly a “photo fest”.

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This is my last daytime photo of downtown Vancouver until…probably a long, long while.

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Ingress Training & Food Meet with the Great Food Critic

The following post is another one of my whimsical mixed posts (food and game “review”), so readers’ discretion is advised. 😀

Recently, I got introduced to the game, Ingress, by Food Critic that ultimately confused the heck out of my mind for the past several days.  Thus, I was left with no choice but almost “pleaded” Food Critic for help to get me started (and thank goodness she has time today ^^).  Apparently, this game is essentially one that blends the virtual world and our reality with Google map technology.  There’s a whole epic story that comes along with this game with two opposing forces – the Enlightened and the Resistance.  However, it is basically a “get-to-know your local community” walking game (*Edit: Food Critic kindly corrected me and mentioned that this game is much more higher and bigger scale than a “local community” game…Well, I’m sorry for my level 2 noob ignorance @___@).

The logo of the game, Ingress. With Food Critic's help today, I have successfully levelled up in the game. So woohoo!

The logo of the game, Ingress. With Food Critic’s help today, I have successfully levelled up in the game. So woohoo!

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A Journey of Imagination at VanDusen Garden

Today is another interesting outing with Rapunzel, but this time we act “less” foreign tourist-like than the last time. However, today is not any less embarrassing than the last time (when we have acted like a couple of foreign tourists) because of my incapability to use the selfie stick properly. XD  Therefore, I will spare everyone the second-hand embarrassment of our selfies.

Today’s journey is a special case in which both Rapunzel and I have to make use of our great imagination for the majority of the time since, apparently, not all of the plants at VanDusen Botanical Garden have bloomed yet.  Thanks, Rapunzel, for coming up with the name “A Journey of Imagination”. XD

It was raining a bit during the morning, so since none of us minded a little rain, we went forth with our plan to visit the garden. Fortunately, the weather got better as we walked through the garden.

It was raining a bit during the morning, but since none of us minded a little rain, we went forth with our plan to visit the garden. Fortunately, the weather got better as we walked through the garden.

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A Spontaneous Date with Rapunzel

The universe works in a mysterious way to give my feet hella pain by the end of the day, especially when I have least expected.  Immediately after I finished an exam for a job opportunity this morning, I ran into my friend of whom I haven’t seen in a long while (actually just a month ago).  I will refer her as Rapunzel from now on because of her forever beautiful, long hairstyle.  Rarely would I hang out with a friend on the spot unless if it’s for an emergency.  Usually, my dear friends would have to give me at least a 24-hour notice.  However, today was different – since I was already out of my house and totally unemployed at the moment, I have plenty of time to waste.  Thus, Rapunzel and I decided to venture into the downtown Vancouver and act as some foreign tourists for a day.

Chewy Junior was our first stop...and also, first part of our lunch. This is a Singaporean-owned cream puff shop.

Chewy Junior was our first stop…and also, it was the first part of our lunch. This is a Singaporean-owned cream puff shop.

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Aberdeen Square – A Complete Disregard of Common Sense

For Chinese-Canadians who live in the Greater Vancouver Area (GVA) or better yet, live in Richmond right next to Aberdeen Centre (okay, not totally right next to, but close to) might have heard about Aberdeen Centre’s grand opening of the second part of its building (aka Aberdeen Square).  Those who have visited would know just how shitty that part of the building really is.  I was already warned by my friend (which by the way, I will refer her as the “Food Critic” from now on), I was still full of excitement and expectations.  By the end of the tour (Food Critic as the tour guide of whom I have promised to repay her someday by financially supporting the R&D portion of her future Potato Queendom), I was completely deflated and was sighing multiple times at the complete lack of common sense (as well as a complete disregard of Fengsui, for those who have a basic understanding of the subject) of the interior design.

After walking through a shady corridor from the main mall, I was faced with this weird "artwork".

After walking through a shady corridor from the main mall, I was faced with this weird “artwork”.

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