day 1833 – spot prawns

my parent’s week-long tour of greater vancouver continues with steveston fisherman’s wharf. dinner is served with loads of fresh seafood that my parents brought home from steveston market. my family rarely chooses to eat shellfish for health reasons. for some reason my parents planned out today to be a homecooked seafood fest. i couldn’t turn down the fresh sockeye salmon and delicious spot prawns

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day 1771 – nba finals

practicing multitasking at dinner trying to chew, shop and watch game three of nba finals at the same time. mom was complaining the whole time to concentrate on only eating. this is one of the few times i’ve been able to sit down and watch the whole basketball game from start to finish. curry and thompson both struggled offsensely, but this warriors team has a deep bench. happy that golden state is one win away from taking the nba title, and happy that they’re denying lebron of his

day 1682 – anniversary toast 

recognizing a special day for the tongs family, namely my parents. i’m so happy to spend the most precious time with my loved ones. a toast to the two special people in my life, i look forward to sharing more moments like this. what was suppose to be a three course meal became a two course meal. i was too full i elected to skip the main course and only had my appetizer and dessert. the lobster burger will have to wait until tomorrow 

day 1467 – dockside view 

a sunday going across the bridge to north vancouver, west vancouver, then granville island. hit up the lonsdale quay market and park royal before some fancy seafood. this isn’t our usual calibre for dinner, but came here for the patio dinner and that view. treasure the extended time together; it only happens on special weekends. it was an enjoyable good day but i’m disappointed i couldn’t keep the better part of me to myself

day 1457 – sushiuomo

i quite like the new place we found and the temakis that was served. it was a feel good kind of day because i felt encouraged at work when my manager told me he praised me during the management meeting for how well i’ve been developing the new collection and the rhythm the technical team is in. makes me understand that my hard work isn’t transparent and good managers will always be there to let you know that

day 1397 – sriracha spaghetti

made our own recipe of sriracha tomato sauced spaghetti for dinner. i’ll be picking up my parents from the airport tonight so this is the last homecooking while we have the entire place to ourselves. i enjoyed the freedom and peace, but one my priority it to embrace their presence and build better rapport like the good old days. today also marks the six year anniversary of my first foot fracture. i can’t say i’ll ever be able to treat it like normal again; paranoia usually takes over

day 1383 – mapo tofu


my family is away in asia so we had our’s early. this is the perfect time to have some lomo time. i’m stuffed from our home cooked meal as tried our hand at making mapo tofu and siu mai. it turned out very tasty.  the only adjustments i would make for next time is taking out the black bean paste and the proportion of tofu to meat. we’ll be using each other as test subjects while i have the entire house to myself. the weekend passed by too quickly but it was a pleasant one