Saturday, December 31, 2011

Choo choo...choo choo

Our last day of 2011... and how did we decide to spend it? By going on a train ride! It was jiggles of fun and quite the experience!

Prime rib - it's what's for dinner

Yumm!! We decided to finish off 2011 with din at Cattleman's. It was a first, but a good first. Even though we had a bit of a wait, the waitress was great - so that totally made up for it :)

Friday, December 30, 2011

Wednesday, December 28, 2011


I think the chicken coconut curry noodle soup will always be my favorite :-)

Tricycle fun!

The sales guy insisted we do this and then offered to take a pic for us :-) Don't go too fast K!

Guess who eats this for breakfast?

Longanisa, HK style pork chop, garlic fried rice and a side of tomatoes or pineapples...figure it out yet?

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Not-so-cola chicken

It didn't quite turn out the way I wanted...

Hotpot at YK's!

As if yesterday's hotpot wasn't enough, we went for round two today!! There was soooo much food it was insane. The mushrooms were a hit and so were the shrimp balls my sis got! Like the sauce I made?!

Friday, December 23, 2011

Christmas @ S & K's

It was pretty darn close to a mini Lowell reunion as a bunch of us got together to celebrate the holidays with lots of food and cheer :D Everyone brought a delightful dish to share and a present for the white elephant. It was probably one of the fancier holiday dinner's that I've gone to. Our Asian-version of Martha Stewart, S, had all the place settings nicely done with water AND wine glasses ready for toasting the night away! K's coke-ful chicken was a hit and everyone gobbled it up quickstyle! mMmmm.... and let's not forget the white elephant - stealing was recommended and it was done! It was fun, but not hostile! Everyone ended up going home a happy camper :)

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Annual GDT Christmas dinner!

This year we had our dinner at Burma Superstar. It's been a while since we've eaten here and everyone has faint memories of doing so and we finally confirmed when everyone arrived. Are we getting old and forgetting things now? Haha...

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Men and macaroons

YK is becoming quite the baker and attempted this ridiculicious yummy goodness. Mmm can't wait to try new flaves! Nice job yk!

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Seth Godin: Insulate yourself...

Really good post from Seth. He makes soo much sense:

Insulate yourself…

from anonymous angry people
Expose yourself to art you don’t yet understand
Precisely measure the results that are important to you
Stay blind to the metrics that don’t matter
Fail often
Lead, don’t manage so much
Seek out uncomfortable situations
Make an impact on the people who matter to you
Be better at your baseline skills than anyone else
Copyedit less, invent more
Give more speeches
Ignore unsolicited advice

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Monday night din

Bringing back weekly dins with a few of the girls. It was Thai takeout night! There was definitely too much food but we did a fine job finishing most of it. Thx much K!

Kimchee goodness :)

I found this recipe awhile ago but didn't have the key ingredient (kimchee) to make it. But now I do and it was sooo delicious!!!

And a hearty pat on the back to my helper who basically did the grunt work while I just bossed on :D

Sunday, December 11, 2011

D's annual Christmas get-together

It's been an ongoing tradition for the past 5 years or so...and it's still going strong! This year, we had a bit of a slimmer crew, but we definitely got to see new faces and old ones all the same. And of course, lots of yummy goodness! Bacon wrapped asparagus made an appearance. So did this enormous plate of chow mein (fit to serve a small church), kimchi fried rice (by spesch & yours truly), chicken curry (thx to Ono Hawaiian BBQ), lasagna, spicy pork and much more! And, what's a get-together without some good ol' alchy :D Thx for hosting D!

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Winter called, hotpot answered

Today was a day of chilly sorts. For some reason, I felt like it was colder than most days. It might've been because I was indoors and I wasn't getting enough sunshine. I felt like my hand was going to fall off at one point. Regardless, the day got more exciting (and WARMER) when we spontaneously decided to hotpot. My belly was indeed very full and happy tonight. 

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Strolls and sunsets

Looks like I managed to catch both a sun rise and sunset this weekend :-)

Saturday, December 3, 2011


It's been so long since I've seen the sun rise but we did today!

Friday, December 2, 2011

CP Holiday Shindig!

My first ever grad department holiday potluck! It was held at a classmates GORGEOUS pad in the North Bay. She's one of the lucky few who gets two yards - one actual one with grass and the other is the lake itself! And those who live around the lake get to enjoy a lit Christmas tree (look below!)