day 1725 – korean family


miss having lunch as a foursome since we got separated into two buildings. lunch time meet up at daan for a small reunion with the korean family.  the two big brothers looking after two little sisters, chauffeuring us and taking care of our orders. this was a good little nook that opened less than a month ago. everything was tasty but koreans take their spicy to the next level; red sauces full of peppers even when mild

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day 1646 – campagnolo 

consider it a reunion with the little intern that decided to invite us out after her vacation. i miss having her at the office to troll on a daily basis and i’m sure she misses being trolled too. the four of us shared a lot of good laughs over fancy antipasti and secondi. i understood very few words on the menu and was determined to order the dish with the most complicated name. all the rustic italian delicacy we ordered were delicious but it the spinach pizza won my heart. i hope the four of us can get together again soon to continue our unfinished business 

day 1243 – family christmas

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it’s another christmas dinner, this time a party with my family. everyone chipped in with at least a dish; mom provided the turkey with stuffing just like every year. there was also papaya soup, baked sole, avocado salad, salmon pinwheels, and ice wine. i’m blessed to have shared the many laughs on this special day with my loved ones and hope that everyone else did as well. finished off a wonderful christmas day watching a tokyo drift with the company of mo. i couldn’t ask for a better way to spend the evening of christmas day

day 1198 – japan travels

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memoir of my traveling days this spring, visiting family in hong kong and then japan. it was a very simple yet dangerous phenomenon that made me gain weight in the wrong way – basically eating out everyday and going temple hopping all day long. the nightlife, shopping, ramen, sushi and attractions were all great. the only thing i can’t get used to is the humidity and inaccessibility of fitness facilities. i enjoyed the exploration and look forward to my next travels wherever it may take me

day 1188 – sushi fix

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after being out of town for four days surviving mainly on bread components, i was massively craving sushi and homecooking. i am just happy to be back in my regular routine doing mundane things, eating sushi, seeing my family and of course spending time with mo. just as he thought i only shopped for myself, i surprised him with a souvenir from portland outlet. it was a rough october with unproportional low ups to downs ratio; but more importantly i survived and look forward to a november to remember

day 1124 – breakfast buffet

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had to indulge in hotel breakfast buffet before heading back to vancouver where reality lies. the selection of food choices was overwhelming, but the omelet and smoked salmon were my favourite. i allowed myself to eat a lot less restrictive because it’s vacation time. now that my trip is over, it’s back to my being meticulous and back to my routine eating. the weekend flew by so quickly simply because i enjoyed myself. looking forward to planning our next trip, but in the meantime, must work hard and make sure it’s a well derseved one

day 810 – rabbit roll

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out eating late lunch and doing lots of catching up with a good old friend this drizzly sunday. ordered something new called rabbit roll which tasted pretty darn good. it’s a combination of shrimp, crab meat, salmon, crispy flakes, topped with sweet tangy sauce and masago all wrapped in cucumber instead of conventional rice and seaweed. i guess the good company and the food would take some of the focus off my ailing knee