Business Lunch With Attorney

Posted by mamabok | Canadian,Entertainment,Food Review,Italian,My Musing,Pasta,The Other Half,Useful Links,Useful Tips,wine | Thursday 24 January 2013 11:30 am




There are many places in town where you can bring someone for a business lunch, just like when I had lunch with some powerful  San Diego Employment Attorney  last week.   If you’ve worked for a company in the States, you would know how important it is to know some powerful attorney because you want them to be there to help you out if you have trouble with your employers.

Of course, I didn’t need to use an attorney when my employers were from USA but it was good to know that I can count of these folks to help me out should I have any problems with my contract or pay or even if I was being treated unfairly being an Asian.  But like I said, I was pretty happy with the company that I had worked for many years ago.

Friday Lunch @ Marco’s

Posted by mamabok | Cakes/Desserts,Canadian,Food Review,Italian,My Musing | Tuesday 22 January 2013 3:32 pm




My g/fs and I usually have our Fridays lunch date at noon – today we decided to go to Marco’s because we wanted the peanut butter cheese cake that they are famous for.  Unfortunately, they didn’t have it that day – we were kinda disappointed.  But the scallops were great – and fresh – we loved it.   I had baked potatoes with mine.

While my g/f had hers with a salad.

Another friend had the pork schnitzel but we had ordered another piece to share.  Unfortunately, this friend of us – only offered the piece to us – when he couldn’t finish – hahahhaah!!! so weird right?  I guess just different culture or is it a man thingie?

Blueberry cream cheese cake – yummy!   We did have a awesome lunch and thanks to my g/f  – H for the lunch.  And interesting conversation followed with lunch about the different dating culture we have  – from the West and East.  It was interesting indeed, while we learned that dating for most men here in this town means hanging out at the guy’s place, for us Asians dating means going out and eating and going for movies, walk in the park and beaches – meeting up with friends.  Yes, a very interesting conversation.

Marco’s Pasta & Grill Is In Town

Posted by mamabok | Canadian,Food Review,Italian,My Musing,The Brat,The Other Half | Monday 28 November 2011 10:27 pm




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I’m very happy to see Marco’s Pasta  & Grill move to town – because I’ve always liked Marco since it’s previous owners but they were all the way out in Tusket.  Sure, it really isn’t that far – but when you are hungry – you just want to go where it is the nearest – and the trouble with us is – we only eat when we are hungry.

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So having Marco’s in town is definitely a plus for people like me who loved food and different kind of food everyday if possible.

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Marco’s is all decked up for Christmas as you can see here.

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We didn’t have to wait long for our seats – there were like 6 – 8 tables filled when we arrived – and only 2 waitresses that Sunday.  So it is considered busy by my standard.

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The restaurant’s decor is pretty – and as you can see here – can seat quite a number of tables and people.

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We were given a seat near the entrance – one side is bench like seats and the other side with regular wooden seats.

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We didn’t have to wait long for our menu to come – but the waitress didn’t give us a children’s menu – we had to ask for it.  But that’s alright – she is busy and I can see that there were a number of regular guests during lunch that Sunday.

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We started with an appetizer of bruschetta  – although I know I’m going to be the one eating most of it.  PB had one – I think because it had cheese on it – haha!

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The waitress freshly grated the cheese in front of us – and that was a very nice touch.  Unfortunately, chloe doesn’t like the smell of the cheese and as for the bruschetta – it was delicious but a wee bit soggy for my liking.

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Chloe had the fish and chips from the children’s menu – and there were a lot of fish – she couldn’t finish all of it of course.

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PB had a bowl of seafood soup because he had a late breakfast – he said the fish was really fresh and tender.

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And I had the lasagna with meat sauce but had I known that there was going to be more garlic bread – I wouldn’t have ordered bruschetta and would have ordered some mushroom or even a plate of oysters if they had any. But the lasagna was good and some tabasco sauce would have been great to have without me asking again.

Overall, the food was very delicious, but the seat wasn’t the most comfy – and the service was good but definitely needed some more attention to the small details.  But having said that – they are just newly relocated – so I have to give them some time to warm up to the new customers I guess, so I will definitely go back and dine at Marco’s Pasta and Grill  – and will recommend others to give Marco’s a try for sure.

Multi-Cultural Festival

Posted by mamabok | Around The World,Entertainment,Friendship,Italian,Meet Up With,My Musing,Useful Links,Useful Tips | Tuesday 1 March 2011 11:52 am




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So we went to the Multi-Cultural Festival last week at the Rodd Grand Hotel – with some of my girlfriends here and their awesome kids and we had a great time.  Of course, we had our dinner first at the New Century Restaurant and we took Adele’s car to the Rodd Grand Hotel as Lynette needed to pick her friend up for the event.  We were greeted at the door by the exchange/foreign students who made an effort to show us their home town and country.  Some who lived in the city and others in the country side where their parents own their own farm and worked with heavy machinery – one even showed me how he changed the  hydraulic hose in his father’s tractor. Very interesting kid – I’ll have to say.

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We also had exchange/foreign students from Germany and again – her parents owns a brewery – and she too helped out during the holidays before coming to Canada.   Talking with these foreign student makes me think of the time when I was in Glasgow during my university years.  I also invited them to visit Chloe’s grampie’s farm where they can see him do some farming and using heavy machinery like the tractor in his farm.  Chloe told the kids – that they can help her grampie change his hydraulic machine if they want to – hahahah!! so cute!

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And of course, we have these loving students from Italy – who introduced us to the mask making of Italy and the annual carnival of Vernice.   They had usable end fittings for the mask – and I reminded them of the float that was in the carnival.  One float had this pumping bubble machine on it – that pumped out bubbles while it goes by the road.  The children during the carnival had a blast.  The exchange students were surprised to hear that I knew so much about their carnival.

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The turn out for the multi-cultural festival was pretty good I must say and everyone was very engrossed in the presentation and the games that followed as you can see in this picture.

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Here’s chloe working on her mask with the exchange students.

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Chloe working on her mask some more.

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The very sweet/pretty exchange student from Italy.

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The students from Brazil  – very friendly and very pleasant.

Panzarotti aka Fried Pizza Omelette

Posted by mamabok | Amusing/Bizarre,Fast Food,Italian,Junke Food,Pizzas | Thursday 25 September 2008 9:30 am




Panzarotti is a favorite with students especially for lunch but I for one cannot imagine eating it.  With so much cheese in it and dough and fried.. !!  this is definitely a high cholesterol meal and i can’t afford to eat something like that .. and truth be told.. i can’t stomach it.  But kids can.. and since their metabolism is so different from mine, they are entitled to eat it.

Katelynn is too sweet .. and cut opened the panzarotti for me to take a picture of all the cheese in it.  Even she can’t finished the whole thing.. now that must say something right.  Yah..loads of cheese as you can see.. but i think you can have other stuff in it as well.  This is an italian dish i heard.   Have you had a Panzarotti before ..?

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