Gem Of Life Episode 10 With Halloween Treats

Posted by mamabok | Amusing/Bizarre,Awesome,Cakes/Desserts,Canadian,Junke Food,Snacks,Useful Links | Friday 31 October 2008 9:05 am




Guess what we were doing .. while watching Gem of Life Episode 10 today…?? Yes..!! preparing treat bags for my kid’s school.  27 children.. !! for 2 classes.  One the French Immersion class that my kid is in.. and one for the English class, 27 Kids altogether.

This is our first year .. preparing treats for 27 children.. and we wanted to participate in all my kid’s school event.. so are treat bags we bought from Dollar Store .. and we had chocolates, lollipops.. rice crispies.. and more chocolates in the bags.

I packed the treats in .. while watching Gem of Life Episode 10, while the spouse tie the bags up with tiny invisible holders.  Nah..! i never do things alone.. i rope in the spouse.. and people who complains that their spouses donch help.. well..  you have to make them useful. .and feel useful too.  Make sure .. they know.. how great it is.. that they are participating in your kid’s life, be it big or small.

Boo ! Happy Halloween !

Posted by mamabok | Amusing/Bizarre,Junke Food,The Brat,The Other Half,Useful Links,Useful Tips,Western | Thursday 30 October 2008 10:13 pm




Tomorrow is Halloween.. but the spouse of course gotta have his cake first lah..!  and the kid ..?? she had asked for a small luggage for her treat and tricking session tomorrow.. *slap forehead*. Her explanation was.. last year.. she didn’t have enough space in her treat bag .. for her treats.. mauahhahahahaha!!

Gem Of Life Episode 8 With Some Halloween Cake

Posted by mamabok | Amusing/Bizarre,Awesome,Cakes/Desserts,Health,Western | Wednesday 29 October 2008 10:17 am




Watching Gem Of Life Episode 8 and eating some Halloween Cake is the dream thing the spouse would love to do.  Although, I don’t like cakes or sweets that much.. it’s fascinating to see all kinds of cakes for Halloween is made for this occasion.  Me .. i prefer a bowl of tong sui.. or even a bowl of bo-bo cha-cha… boy..!! i haven’t had bo-bo cha-cha for so long now. Well.. i’m gonna watch the Gem of Life Ep 8 now. .and if you want to watch it.. just hop over to my entertainment blog.  It’s up and ready to watch .. and no downloads.

Gem Of Life 7 & My Wonderful Mushroom Soup

Posted by mamabok | Amusing/Bizarre,Canadian,Food Review,Western | Tuesday 28 October 2008 3:55 pm




And here i thought i could watch Gem of Life Episode 7 with my favorite mushroom soup.  If anyone out there don’t know this yet.  My favourite soup is mushroom soup.  Wherever i go .. and whatever country i am in.. i would ask for mushroom soup.  I could tell whether my meal was gonna be good or not.. just by trying the mushroom soup from a restaurant or a cafe.  Nothing makes me happier .. than having a great bowl of mushroom soup.. and i don’t even care if it cost me $10 a bowl.  That is how crazy i am about my mushroom soup.

So when the gals.. at my favorite Tim Hortons .. told me they were having Mushroom soup for the whole week.. i was very, very excited..!! because good ole Tim’s usually have good mushroom soup.  I wouldn’t say they are great.. but good..  and good is good enough by me… afterall, we are in Yarmouth, yer know..!!

But as you can see.. i was disappointed.. !!!  i have no idea.. how can soup turn into curd..???  like this..?? too thick..?? too cold..?? or what is it..??   Of course .. i got to watch my Gem of Life Episode 7 but you can see i wasn’t a very happy camper..!!  Booohoohoo..!!!  i just want a good mushroom soup.. is it too hard..??  I’m really sad lor..!   Plus i didn’t wanna complain .. because the gals at Tim’s are always nice to me .. and my brat.  So pray tell .. what i should do.. ?? for a good bowl of mushroom soup.  Nope .. i don’t want canned ones.. thank you very much.

Baby Watermelon

Posted by mamabok | Amusing/Bizarre,Fruits | Saturday 25 October 2008 5:43 pm




These watermelons were half the size of a normal watermelon.  I was certainly intrigue by the size of it.. and amused that they were for sale.  Well.. until i saw the price of the baby watermelons.  You guess how much..??

Yes..!!!  $4.49 !!!!  it insane.. eh..!! and product of USA ..!!  oh well..what can i say right..?  plus i didn’t even know if they were good.. so i didn’t buy it .. as much as i loved watermelon.  And $1.99 for pomegranate..wherelse i can pick them from my neighbour’s garden for FREE..!

The Four Episode 24 & FoodBuzz 24

Posted by mamabok | Chinese,Food Bloggies,Useful Links | Thursday 23 October 2008 9:05 am




Actually I am watching The Four Episode 23 right now and waiting for the uploading to share the links with everyone.  But of course, I will be writing about FoodBuzz 24 soon.. and the surprise i received yesterday from Foodbuzz.  Check back later.. and see what FoodBuzz sent.. but in the meantime, if you are like me.. and want to watch The Four Episode 23 and Episode 24, just hop over my entertainment blog.  I’m having breakfast while watching it.  And can you guess what i am having..??

The Foodbuzz 24: 24 Meals, 24 Hours, 24 Blogs

Posted by mamabok | Around The World,Awesome,Food Bloggies,FoodBuzz,Useful Links,Useful Tips | Wednesday 22 October 2008 2:20 pm




Have Food Will Travel

Posted by mamabok | Amusing/Bizarre,Around The World,Chinese,Useful Links,Useful Tips,Vacation | Monday 20 October 2008 9:56 am




It’s been a long time since I said that.  Those were the days.. where we would think about the wonderful beef noodles in Hong Kong and fly out in the afternoon .. for a bowl of it… with my boss and then fly back the next day.  Yes.. with our PDAs there was nothing we cannot do .. even when we were not in the office. Afterall, the head office was in Madrid, Spain.. muahhahaha!! i had great times.. working for my ex-boss.. Mr Fernandez.

Gem Of Life Episode 1 & More Snacks

Posted by mamabok | Amusing/Bizarre,Chinese,Food From Home,Junke Food | Sunday 19 October 2008 10:08 pm




Yes.. ! i’m watching Gem of Life Episode 1 and you can imagine .. how much snacks I will have to prepare this time.. muahhahaa!! with 80 episodes.. *pengshan* ..!!  The man said.. i better start liking carrot sticks a lot.. else i will surely put on loads of weight.. muahahhaa!!  But wait.. i read somewhere.. that you can add peanut butter on your carrot sticks.. yum yum..!! now that makes it a lot more bearable eh..?? Wait a min..!! i got Laska today from Aunt Helena.. maybe can eat that too.. for midnite snacks.. but gotta be only for weekends.. afterall .. you and i know .. that cooking Laksa is a big job.  Well… if you wanna watch Gem of Life Episode 1 and Episode 2.. just hop over to my entertainment blog for it.. if you want links to download.. like some people like.. then leave me a comment eh.. i’ll send you the link.

Last One Standing Ep 22 Final Episode and Some Serious Snacking

Posted by mamabok | Amusing/Bizarre,Chinese,Junke Food,Useful Links,Useful Tips | Saturday 18 October 2008 12:51 pm




I told yer.. we are really serious about snacking when watching our chinese tvb series and right now.. we just finished watching Last One Standing Episode 22 (final) ..!! really awesome..!!  and yes.. i kid you not. .we ate these..!! and in preparation for the final two episodes.. we bought like $13 of snacks.. muahahaha!!!  awfully junkie eh.

More junk food to last us for Last One Standing Episode 21 and Episode 22.   Yes..!! 2 episodes in one day..!! awesome eh.

Malt balls..!! our ultimate favorite ..!!  Ok. .if you wanna watch Last One Episode 21 and Last One Episode 22 (Final Ep) .. just hop over to my entertainment blog and watch it there.. or download it for yourself.  No downloads from my site though.

Snacks With Last One Standing Ep 20

Posted by mamabok | Chinese,Junke Food | Friday 17 October 2008 9:17 am




I love watching TVB series and can’t get enough of it.  I’m currently watching Last One Standing Ep 20 and I was just thinking.. how many of you are like me.. and cannot watch a show without any snacks..?? I need to munch on something. .and usually it is a rice crisp crackers and some cranberry juice.. or i have my toast and a hot chocolate.. what about you ..?? care to share..??  Oh .. btw.. if you want to watch Last One Standing just hop over to my entertainment blog .. i have all the links.

Ethiopian Food In Las Vegas

Posted by mamabok | Amusing/Bizarre,Ethiopian,Useful Links,Useful Tips | Thursday 16 October 2008 9:49 pm




Yes..! the Ethiopians do eat too..  hhahaha!! that was the joke my boss had made.. when we were on a work trip there. And surprising it was pretty good too. It was certainly worth a try when you are in Las Vegas.. as it was quite near to the las vegas hotel that we were staying in at that time.  Plus it was super cheap, I did’t pay for it. but the boss had joked that we should eat here more often.. hahahha!!  But the cajun food was pretty good too.  If you haven’t tried any of it.. you should.

Subway MeatBall Sandwich

Posted by mamabok | Amusing/Bizarre,Fast Food,Health,Western | Tuesday 14 October 2008 1:48 am




We do strived to eat healthy .. most times.. but how often can one eat Subway right..?? plus i might as well make my own sandwiches.. which is a lot cheaper.. if i wanted some  bread and meat.. lots cheaper.  This was a subway meatball sandwich, in it.. was only 2 meatballs.. because the man had asked for less mess .. and they even didn’t give me any sauce for it.. *sigh*.  Lots of vegies though.. but if i had wanted a vegie sandwich.. you would think i would have ordered one right.

See .. ! here you could hardly even see the meatballs.. because they were TINY..!!!

Yesterday.. the man had asked for meatballs again.. and guess what..?? this time.. meatballs don’t come with gravy anymore.. you have to choose from BBQ sauce .. Mariana sauce.. or you can have it plain .. just plain meatballs with ketchup.. *slap forehead* .. ! no more subway meatballs for me.. that’s for sure.

BBQ & Christening

Posted by mamabok | BBQ,Useful Links,Useful Tips | Saturday 11 October 2008 11:14 pm




We had been so busy this summer.. and haven’t really had a good BBQ yet.  Tomorrow.. is the baptism of our babysitter’s niece Ciarra..and we were invited of course.. and for the follow up BBQ.. that i had insisted that Phil do .. if he wanted us to go.. kekekeke!! I know the big kid.. and small kid is gonna bring their  remote control helicopters out to the BBQ because the weather is suppose to be really nice.

Foodies’ Secret

Posted by mamabok | Amusing/Bizarre,Health,Junke Food,Useful Links,Useful Tips | Thursday 9 October 2008 10:32 pm




When i was traveling a lot before coming to Canada, everyone had asked me.. how i keep fit.. since i traveled and eat so much in good restaurants and entertained so much with cocktail parties.. and attending weddings. and bridal showers.  As much as we loved food, we all know that moderation is the key to everything but a good elliptical machine is God sent..!  Work out at home, work out in the office or even at the boyfriend’s place.. it’s easy and convenient. .and absolutely easy.

Yarmouth’s Farmers’ Market

Posted by mamabok | Amusing/Bizarre,Cakes/Desserts,Canadian,Frozen Food,Organic,Vegies,Western | Sunday 5 October 2008 9:48 pm




We knew that there was a farmer’s market in town..and we never got around to going during the weekned.. because we didn’t know what time they start nor end.  We also didn’t know.. how a small tent like the ones they had out at the Canadian Tire carpark could house and organised a farmers’ market.  But after yesterday.. we finally understood.

There really wasn’t very much store holders – less than 10 .. and no one really decorated their stand .. or anything.  It was like the fish market back home where i come from… except it didn’t smell like fish.  The first store we went to .. sold jams.. and bread without preservatives.. nor sugar.  She had some pie, i don’t know what they are.. because she was too busy.. with packing up some jams for her customer.

Jams for tasting i guess..??

There was a fruit and vegie stand by a couple, the wife is a philipino and the husband from here.  I had spoken to her a few times.. but never really in-dept kinda conversation.  They grow their own fruits and vegies.. and I would have bought some plums .. if not for the fact that they sold the last one in front of us.

Some very nice and crisp looking apples.

Organic Carrots..??  i love anything organic.. they really do taste so much better.

Free range chicken.. !! woohoo..!! but he only had one baked chicken displayed .. and most of it .. were torn out of the displayed one.  Maybe, another time.. when we do come earlier.  We were there like maybe 10am.

More home made bread.. but we never got to speak to the store holder.

And this tent cost the town $7500 !!! yes..!!! the people from Canadian tire fought for this tent to be sponsored by the town.  And if you had seen what i saw on Saturday.. the Farmers’ Market in Yarmouth.. is not only not as vibrant as the ones I had been too.. many a times .. in Sydney .. but really a waste of my time.

Restaurants

Posted by mamabok | Hotels,Shopping,Useful Links,Useful Tips | Sunday 5 October 2008 3:29 pm




I’ve been to so many restaurants all over the world and know that different restaurants have different concepts of what they want to bring to their customers.  I know of one place in Asia where the restaurant seating was not the most comfortable because they didn’t want their customers to hang around too long.  Since there are so many kind of different restaurants and entrepreneurs these days, I know one place where you can get great restaurant furniture.

Affordable Seating supplies a wide range of quality restaurant seating for those who are in the food and beverage industry, and their prices are competitive.  What I noticed is that they offer well-designed and stylish seating from chairs and barstools to table tops and bases.  They have well trained staff to assist you and their delivery time is quick.  If you are in the business, looking to revamp your business or opening a new restaurant or even a cafe, here’s the place to start.

Onion Rings

Posted by mamabok | Amusing/Bizarre,Fast Food,Western | Sunday 5 October 2008 3:22 pm




We have been craving for onions rings for a few days now. .but the pizza place beside our store.. didn’t have any for at least 2 days.  Now where got meaning right..?? pizza/fast food place got no onion rings..!!  anyhow.. we finally got to eat them on Saturday.. and yes. .it is one of the best .. that we’ve had eaten for the longest time.  Yummy..!!!  this one isn’t too oily either.  For those of you who don’t know this.. onion rings has gotta be eaten immediately… as soon as they get outta the fryer.  Any delay.. would only make the onion rings hard.. and soggy.

Unfortunately, we all know that we can’t eat this everyday .. because it is just not healthy.  Luckily, the daughter is not very much into it either but that’s absolutely fine with us.

Baby Shower For My Bestie

Posted by mamabok | Awesome,Cakes/Desserts,Food From Home,Shopping,Useful Links,Useful Tips | Saturday 4 October 2008 4:38 pm




I attended one of my best baby showers thrown for my bestie in San Francisco many years ago and cannot helped but wished my baby shower would be like that too.  I not only love the food.. and cupcakes.. but everything about the baby shower.  I too liked the  Ju Ju Be diaper bag that one friend gave to my bestie and I was thinking that I’m gonna get those .. and look trendy too.. when i have a baby.  It was definitely a night to remember.. because we had food from home..   :)   it was an awesome baby shower.

Yummy ..Wanton..!!

KFC Anyone..?

Posted by mamabok | Amusing/Bizarre,Fast Food,Junke Food,Useful Links | Thursday 2 October 2008 9:58 pm




We eat KFC once in a while.. by once in a while .. i mean. .maybe once every month.. in fact it can sometimes.. go as long as 2 months.. before we eat KFC.  And the only reason why we eat it is because of Toonie Tuesdays, where one can get 2 pieces of chicken and a medium fries for only $2.49 .. which was supposedly only $2 (toonie).  But even if we had it like once a month.. I especially feel rather guilty putting such food into my body.  Can KFC really be healthy..?? how come i see people eating KFC all the time.. even when it is not Toonie Tuesdays..??  and some really don’t need any KFC if you know what i mean.. i think they need some alli instead.. but i ain’t saying nothing .. muahahahha!!  how often do you eat KFC..??

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