Networking Over Brunch

Posted by mamabok | Breakfast,Canadian,Food Review,Friendship,Meet Up With,My Musing,The Other Half,Useful Links,Useful Tips | Thursday 28 February 2013 11:22 pm

Meeting up with my investment banker every 6 months is pretty much a routine thing now and I loved our meetings because he is so funny sometimes but so smart.  I sometimes pick his brains on other investment that I have back home in Singapore and he would extend his help and contact my citibank’s private banker.  Mostly during these kind of lunch, we also get to meet other people from the bank and I’m glad i have a  business card printer  at the store to print out all my cards so that I have enough to exchange with others just like myself.  I think we’ve formed quite an exclusive network here – and we pretty much exchange ideas and throw each other our experiences to ponder on.

Usually, we meet up in the city but this time, they’ve decided to come visit me and like any true Asian – I played host to a few people that I’ve been networking with for the last 12 years. Amazing how time flies – anyway, we had brunch on their last day in town and we headed to Jungle Jim’s for breakfast.  Loved the service at Jungle Jim’s and loved their food.

So cheap and really value for money.

I showed them how one of my g/fs had her eggs the other day – and we all did the same that day – just to see how it tasted like. hahah!  yes, we can be funny sometimes too – and it was not all about work during these meetings.


Wrong Sign Sobeys?

Posted by mamabok | Amusing/Bizarre,Canadian,Frozen Food,My Musing | Monday 25 February 2013 12:32 pm

Hehehe!!  on sale from $6.99 to $6.99 – hahah! my laugh for the day but the salmon was pretty good.

A Making Money Luncheon

Posted by mamabok | Awesome,Canadian,Food Review,Meet Up With,My Musing,Useful Links,Useful Tips | Tuesday 19 February 2013 11:47 am

I was invited for a luncheon not too long ago in the city and met several interesting young women entrepreneurs that opened my eyes to many other business opportunities in this country.   Most of these ladies that I’ve met came from all walks of life and one important aspect of these ladies were determination.   These ladies had stories to share and to me it was a learning experience, I also learned about business opportunities like  Web To Print  and franchises and what are the pros and cons on taking up the challenges of these businesses.  Real life stories – albeit not all happy ones but still an eye opener for me.  I brought home some ideas and me and PB are actually discussing about the feasibility of taking up another challenge soon since Chloe is much older now and don’t need as much attention as when she was younger.  Wish me luck now!

A Chinese New Year Gathering

Posted by mamabok | Awesome,Canadian,Chinese,Friendship,Meet Up With,My Musing,The Brat,The Other Half | Monday 11 February 2013 1:39 pm

Chinese New Year was yesterday and as usual, a few friends with chinese kids like mine loved to gather and preserved a little of our chinese tradition even though we are so far away from home.  So a fruit basket full of good wishes for the Zhu’s at the Chinese restaurant and hoping it will bring them good luck and lots of money at the restaurant.

Some traditional chinese goodies from home for tasting and sharing.

Chloe all dressed up in cheong sum bought by her kai mah Lina from Singapore.

Eating at the restaurant, special noodles cooked for her.

Eating her favorite fried chicken with chinese noodles.

I had the buffet – yummy!

And here Ms Jasmine chomping down the peking duck with gusto – just loved the way she tried everything.

The chinese kids.

Adele and Sarah.

A Lobster Feast For Birthday Kids

Posted by mamabok | Canadian,My Musing,Seafood | Wednesday 6 February 2013 1:55 pm

It was Grampie’s, Aunt Helena’s and Hyunjn’s birthday – on the same day too!  what a weird coincidence right?  so what we did?  we had a lobster feast for all of them – especially when they all do loved lobsters especially Hyunjin.  Here’s grampie cooking the lobsters now.

In you go lobster!

Grampie showing how he takes the rubber band out from the claws – very brave – I would have boiled them with the rubber band attached hahahha!

Lobsters cooking here

Grampie thinking if he should eat this lobster or not.

Almost cooked lobsters.

Uncle Jerry eating his lobsters.

Hyunjin and Shawn getting to their lobsters too.

Aunt Rainy and Uncle Garth going at their lobsters.

Birthday cake for the birthday boy and girls.

Hyunjin’s present for Grampie

Hyunjin’s present for Aunt Helena.

Aunt Helena’s present for Hyunjin – chocolates.  It was a great evening – but grammie was missing.

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