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Hawker's Delight

Wednesday, April 29, 2009
So I went on another food adventure with my dear, lovely, high school buddy, AY. This time it was one that neither of us had tried before. So the location of choice? A "hole in the wall" location, serving Singaporean and Malaysian dishes, called Hawker's Delight (4127 Main St.).

Hawker's Delight from chowtimes dot com

I got the chicken curry with rice while she tried the Mee Soto (yellow noodles with chicken and fish cake). The great thing about the place is that the dishes all have an explanation of what it is under it to compliment the pictures. It has the neighbourhood restaurant feeling to it. Although due to its size, it's not somewhere you'll bring a big group.

Now would I ever go there again? Maybe. It's not overly far and the food is good enough. Plus, it's inexpensive (my meal with drink was only $6 and change!) and really quick.

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Haircut

Tuesday, April 28, 2009
So I had the Disney marathon part two today with my dear "ex-bro" and 99 cents (SC and JW respectively). It was fun although I did fall asleep partway through Peter Pan. We watched the Jungle Book and the Little Mermaid before that. But that's not the point in this (hopefully) short blog.

fail haircut

me: why has no one noticed that I got a haircut yet?
SC: oh, I was going to ask when you're going to get one
me: ...I got at least 5 inches chopped off -_-''

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Rogers

Sunday, April 26, 2009
Wow, I actually got good service at Rogers when I called today. I am genuinely shocked. The lady was super nice.

rogers

The initial conversation was comedic though.

Rogers rep: -insert Rogers into shpeal- My name is Patricia, can I get your first and last name please.
me: Patricia xxx
RR: excuse me?
me: Patricia...
RR: yes, may I please get your first and last name please

Fun stuff =P

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April 22nd is Earth Day

Wednesday, April 22, 2009
How are you people spending Earth Day?

i heart earth

Earth Day tips:
(borrowed from Earth Day Canada)

1. buy what you need, not want
So in our case, borrow or buy those used books if you can. Plus, you'll save money in the process.

2. transportation alternatives
Take advantage of the sun and walk/run/bike! It's still spring yet we're surrounded by the wonderfully warm sun. Horrah! If not, use that Upass of yours. Yes, the new one is a horrendous brown, but at least it's better than the yellow that emphasizes our "Asian-ness".

3. food alternatives
Try to purchase organic and local products. Plus, it's a healthier lifestyle change.

4. ditch that dryer!
Hang dry your clothes. They feel better when they're dried by the sun anyway. Oh, and ditch that dish dryer too. It kills your electricity bill.

5. be water smart
Like number 4, the less water use the better. So take showers instead of baths. Take shorter showers. Turn your water off when lathering your hair up. Turn the tap off when you're brushing your teeth. (You don't need it running!)

6. recycle!
How hard is it to throw your newspaper into the recycling bin instead of the garbage? (Especially at a skytrain station... you need to OPEN the garbage can whereas the recycling bin is wide open.)

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Sun Run and Sun

Tuesday, April 21, 2009
After reading HT's blog, I realized that I haven't blogged for a while. It's been 10 days! This is coming from someone that used to blog almost every day. It's not that I haven't been able to go online, it's just that I've been keeping myself with other activities. I'm starting to paint again and I'm really enjoying it. I'm working on two pieces at the moment. Although trying to paint with my half-dried paints is no fun. Oh well...

sun run
So anyway, The Sun Run was the past Sunday. I think I did decently considering that I haven't really been exercising since Grade 10. I'm proud of myself for not stopping at all. Whoots to determination and adrenaline rush!

I better end this blog here and go enjoy the sun. Yay! =)

*tear*

Saturday, April 11, 2009
I'm almost done my Green Tea Kit Kat bars =(

green tea kit kat

You would think that Green Tea flavoured Kit Kat bars are the easiest thing to find in Japan. Nopes. I couldn't find it until the very last minute. And when I say that, I mean I didn't find it until I was in the airport before leaving Japan. Obviously I stocked up on them. Now that my treasure chest of sweets is almost cleared out, I must once again start the hunt for my beloved Kit Kat bars. *drools* I've seen them at T&T Supermarkets before (at a ridiculous price). Please tell me if you see them anywhere!

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On a happier note, I really enjoyed my day yesterday. My contacts came in time for me to watch Monsters vs Aliens in 3D. Remember the good ol' days when 3D glasses were made out of cardboard, and red and blue "lenses"? It's one of those things we'll be telling our kids about.

BOB

I love B.O.B. His relationship with Jello is memorable. Although he doesn't have a brain, he's really smart! (Kind of like me? Okay no, I have a brain but not smart at all. bleck)

Anyhoo, after doing some shopping with a couple of my ladies (KC and AY), I went home to get ready for my date with AL. We changed plans and ended up going to Joeys. It was my first time there, but I really enjoyed the atmosphere. I have to go back there during a game night though =)

We wanted to get some dessert after a couple drinks, but didn't know where to go. So I called up a friend and we went to Cheesecake Etc... a few blocks down from where we were. Aikes. I didn't know it was that close! Not wanting to end the night so early, we rushed our way to Riverport and watched Observe and Report. We made it just as the previews started for the last showing of the evening. It was a decent movie. We were sitting way too close for comfort though (second row in the very front section).

All in all, yesterday was a nice break prior to pulling the books out again for my last final.

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Movie Day with ex-Bro

Friday, April 10, 2009
So since I haven't hung out with my ex-bro for the longest time, we've finally set up a day to hang out in the mist of finals season. (The "ex-bro" is another story.) Anyhoo, we set up for a Disney movie marathon. I honestly went insane watching the movies--especially the first one.


We watched Sleeping Beauty, 101 Dalmations, and Meet the Robinsons. I've watched Meet the Robinsons before, but it was fun to watch it again. I really enjoyed 101 Dalmations despite Cruella De Vil's evilness. Sleeping Beauty drove me off the wall though. I just couldn't tolerate how "air headed" it is. I don't know the right words to describe it. Meh. Sadly, this is coming from someone who loves unrealistic stories and plots. Aikes! Over all, it was a nice afternoon =)

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Privacy

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Just a quick FYI. Please don't be surprised if you don't see this blog listed on my profile if you ever stumble upon it. I often comment a lot of other blogs through this account and I would rather not have too much unknown exposure. It's a tad weird of me to do this since this is a public blog, but yeah. I would rather not mass expose this account to the global village. =)

Rice Rocket?

Saturday, April 4, 2009
I was skimming through an article on CNN today: N. Korea Launches Rocket.

I read

North Korea launched a long-range rocket on Sunday in what U.S. and South Korean officials deemed a provocative act.

as

North Korea launched a long-rice rocket on Sunday in what U.S. and South Korean officials beamed a provocative act.


I'm awesome like that. Why yes, the picture is not related but MEH neither were the words I read compared to the actual words. ^-^Y

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Update

Friday, April 3, 2009
So... I finally fixed part of the layout. It's not completely done but I'm working on it. Please be patient. Also, is there anything that you don't see that you want on my blog?

Oh right, I'll throw out a "Intro to Blogger" once finals are over. It'll make the transition to Blogger easier for you people. There's some nifty tricks out there that isn't hard, but can be confusing if no one taught you or you didn't bother to figure out yourself.

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On another note, I made breakfast today. Yeah, I'm proud of myself for not just grabbing a rice cake. I had pancakes, cheese omelette, and apple juice. Yummy =) I would take pictures but my food rarely looks good. Yeah, I'll make a horrible housewife. So here's a picture of a bento box that I will never be able to make.

from http://thatgirlssite.com/
Someday I'll be one of those cool moms that would make lunches that other kids at school would be jealous of. Booyeah!

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Asian Telemarketers

Wednesday, April 1, 2009
Do you know what irks me more than telemarketers that call at insane hours (before 10am on the weekend) or ones that just won't let you go? Mandarin speaking telemarketers that don't get it when you say "I'm sorry, I don't understand what you're saying" (in Mandarin).



I mean, I'm trying to be nice here. So anyway, today a Mandarin lady called and I had to listen carefully in case she was someone I know. I picked up the word "company" so I knew right away she was a telemarketer. Plus, people that know my family knows that my Mandarin is horrible and would speak slow and use very simple words. Anyway, after I pulled the "I don't understand what you're saying" line, Miss Annoying Telemarketer decides to speak louder and quicker. Yeah, like that helps. I really didn't want to hang up on her because that's just rude so in English I said, "I'm sorry, do you know English?" She hangs up on me. How rude!

I think I'm going to be like mommy and say "Sorry, I don't speak any English" in perfect English. Rawr.

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