The kitchen is a wonderful place to find all kinds of gadgets, from a 18v dc power supply to a portable steamer tucked away right behind the last cabinet , clearly forgotten for the longest time. So if anyone in the family needed any kind of gadget or missing one , they know where to get them and I know that the 18 V ones are used for pedals. The spouse never throws anything away, so we are always collecting stuff that we don’t know when we might need it again. But if anyone need any power supply, you know where to find them.
My favorite restaurant is having an anniversary soon and for their anniversary promotion they are having some wild tuna this week. You and I know that wild tuna doesn’t come by so easily these day so, I’m so happy , I’m going to be planning a trip to the city to taste these wild tuna soon. But that’s not all, they also ordered some personalized pens from pen factory.com for all customers who are eating there during this week.
I definitely like the idea because who could refused a pen of your favorite restaurant right? Not only does it have the restaurant’s phone number on it, it also has the opening hours stated for easy reference. Can’t say it is a bad investment , as every time I use the pen, I would be reminded of the delicious food there and I would want to revisit the restaurant every time I look at the pen.
In fact , having promotional pens is such a good idea that I would love to do the same for our store during our store’s anniversary. Plus, it’s always good to have personalized pens in the store to use as it’s a proud moment that we’ve arrived. 15 years in business, we can definitely afford to pay it forward and give the customer back something.
Summer is finally here and of course, we can’t wait to party at our cottage. We are having a margarita party with my girlfriends and I can’t wait to show off my Margarita Glasses – Customized by Glass With a Twist . I loved that we can have garden parties anytime we want because of having a cottage by the beach. Our cottage is so cozy and even though we’ve spent hours decorating it , we still feel that having friends and family over is the best thing one can do at the cottage.
The kids can also have their own margarita party but of course without the alcohol but they definitely can use our margarita glasses and play pretty like they are adults too. A little more to pay to personalize the margarita glasses but so many years of fun for both the adults and kids. You can choose the fonts you want and what you want to print on the glasses and of course, the more you order, the less it will cost you. I would get 2 dozen if you asked me because you want to make sure that everyone has a very special margarita glass. No one wants to get left out of the fun.
I’ve never had pasta on Tuesday nights at Boston Pizza before and we finally made it for pasta night. We had wanted to order our ordinary pasta but the waitress had recommended that we order the ones for pasta night because they were only $10 each. So we figured we would. I ordered the spaghetti with their famous meatballs. And as you can see here , the pasta were aplenty. I could hardly finish half of it , and only had 2 meatballs. So unless you have a huge appetite, I don’t encourage you to order such because I for one hate to waste food and I don’t like leftovers , so what a waste.
My g/f had the jambalaya and it was huge too but at least she managed to finish a lot of it and doggie back home the rest but it was a lot. So unless you really love pasta, don’t waste food.
We of course had to have the cheese cake with some coffee to end the evening.
Everyone loves a good deal and I’m no different, especially since after having a kid. I love the fact that I can buy things that are way cheaper and am able to splurge or justify buying things besides food that is a necessity. So I thought I would share coupon musicians friend with all of you out there who loves music instruments. One can find all kinds of hot deals here and prices cuts on so many awesome music gear.
I figured I should get one for Chloe to bring to school instead of giving her a juice box that one can buy at our local supermarket, since we all know that juice boxes are full of sugar. With that thinking, my food buzz folks asked me to get one locally and check it out for them. So away I went to Sandy’s to buy one for Chloe. Chloe has used it once with the juice that I juiced for her but she didn’t finished the juice because she said it wasn’t cold enough by the time she got it.
I do love the color and I figured it’s ok if she can’t use it in school, I can still juice at home while she is playing outdoors and she can have her juice in the box during the summer instead of the regular sugar filled boxes. The juice in a box is easy to clean and easy to put together but when you pour your juice make sure the lid is off else it will get messy when you first open the lid. The juice in a box is about $12 and it’s worth buying if you want your kids to have a healthy drink all throughout summer instead of just sugar.
We went to the Japanese restaurant in Little Brook again but this time, Karaoke was on our mind. If you didn’t know by now, the Japanese restaurant has a Karaoke room. Who doesn’t like singing around this area right? especially us Asians. I was told that I can get a good entertainment set here, so Mail your order today! if you love singing a lot and want your home to have some entertainment.
It was a very busy night at the restaurant even though we weren’t expecting it to be that busy. Jessica had some spicy miso soup to start with and I had the ordinary kind of miso soup.
Lots of seaweeds and tofu , unlike some Japanese restaurant that can be quite stingy when it comes to tofu and seaweed.
I ordered some mixed tempura and my g/f ordered a traditional little brook roll and I ordered something else as you can see here.
The mixed tempura only had one shrimp, so it wasn’t enough for all of us of course, we had 2 adults and 2 kids with us.
Some soft shell crab for appetizer , and it was yums !
And my g/f ordered another type of roll but this one was really spicy. Luckily for us, we were going for Karaoke, so we waited to eat it a little later with our Karaoke session. For those who loved singing , check out the Japanese restaurant at little brook.
Christmas shopping was underway for the entire week but today, I made sure to eat my breakfast before doing my Christmas shopping. I chose to have oats with fruits and a cup of coffee of course and off we went to look for a fender vibrolux reverb for the nephew. Like many, I didn’t have my breakfast before shopping the last couple of days and I felt absolutely lousy after an hour of shopping, so if you are like myself, out shopping for Christmas this week, make sure you have your breakfast. I found that I was a lot more efficient today than I was the last couple of days. I’m almost done shopping after getting the fender but i’ve others that I also need to by for.
I just came back to work from lunch with my insurance agent and like don allred insurance I found them online since our local insurance folks do not have the kind of insurance I’m looking for. Back home, insurance agents actively look for their clients, while here, it’s quite different. You have to actively look for them if you want your car, home or contents to be insured. Health insurance are the same here, you have to choose your own agency and even when you sign up with them, they rarely keep in touch with you like they do at home.
The insurance agency that I’m currently with right now brings me out for lunch every time he is in town and even buys me a bottle of my favorite wine. Premiums are good and I can be sure that he is the first to be there for me if I needed him. I love all the tips and savings that I’ve learned from my current agent and am really happy that I’ve found a reliable agent for all my insurance need.
Well, the Tri – County MultiCultural Festivities is this weekend and already there is loads of buzz about one of the most successful events in town for the last few years. Not only are there lots of food to try from different countries but also lots of dancing and music for entertainment for the entire weekend.
I read that there are lots of performances to be expected here and lots of guest appearances by some really entertainers. There will be belly dancing as well and a showcase of many different cultural activities performed by immigrants from all over the world.
I am of course looking forward to the food from Shanty Cafe especially, since they posted on facebook about the yummy goodies they will have from Friday onwards. As I am writing this, I’m drooling – so be sure to be there to enjoy the food and the music and all the exciting entertainment.
Photo Credit : The Shanty Cafe
A few weeks ago, I wrote about Easter egg hunting for my girlfriend from Malaysia right? well, see what I found in Walmart today! yes, I had been hunting down the eggs for her, so was really happy that I found some that she might want.
Look at this huge Angry bird eggs but they are not all chocolate in them, they have stickers and all kinds of toys in this huge Angry bird eggs apparently.
Now these has stickers and candies.
This one has chocolates and stickers too. I wonder if they are the ones she wants. Let me check with her again.
I’m kinder eggs hunting for my g/f from Malaysia, she is looking for the Spiderman Surprise Eggs Marvel Kinder Bugs Bunny, Angry Birds, Marvel, The Avengers & Captain America. So we’ve been looking everywhere for them in hope that we will find them before easter and mail it to her.
As you can see the Easter egg kinders are in full force right now, I bought a few for Chloe already and she was tickled pink.
This is the egg hunt kit – wonder what is the difference.
And more eggs for easter hunt, this time with some new toys. So wish me luck while I go hunting for her – and even to Halifax if I have to.
Hunting season is not here yet but I do miss the deer meat, lucky for me, we have some frozen ones from the father-in-law who does hunt once a year. But with a Scouting Camera I think he has more fun just camping out and doing the man thing than shooting those deers for their meat. Hunting is such a big part of Canada and you see people taking time off from work just to go hunting.
How does the deer meat taste? pretty good actually and if you know how to prepare it, it is really very delicious. I used to have deer meat stir fried but now that I’m in Canada, the father in law loves making them like steak. I remember him trying to trick me into eating it but little did he know that I’ve always eaten deer meet in Asia. So if I miss my deer meat, I know where to get my fix.
So you must be curious as to what trombone music has to do with my dinner. Well, i was invited to a friend’s place for dinner one night and she had asked if I could bring the lubricant that i had ordered for her kid online. So before dinner, her kid played the trombone and showed me how much better the trombone was working after using the slide lubricants. And believe me – I didn’t think that trombone can make such good music, I was really impressed and in awe. Check out an example below and tell me you are not impressed with it. But yes, i had an awesome dinner and some red bean soup with sesame glutinous rice balls for dessert.
I swear food bloggers have so much fun! we get free food , food products to try and we also get to keep it and get paid for the reviews. Tell me how much more fun can it get right? Yes, I love blogging and if I didn’t I couldn’t have kept at it for this long, it’s not only because of the money or the free stuff and free food, I seriously love blogging and I’m really inspired to start vlogging soon. What do you think? should I vlog too?
Anyhow, my boss asked me to pick up a yogurt maker and since Chloe loves yogurt so much, I signed up for the assignment . I said to my boss – ME! ME! pick ME!!! hahhaha!! So I did pick one up during the week but I haven’t gotten to try it out yet because I’ve reviews I have to put up that I haven’t since before Christmas, so I’m gonna do that first and then come back to this. Hang in there and wait for the review eh.
Yes! a Canadian supplier for Asian food in Markham, Toronto! woohoo!! no worries about not being able to get food from home now. Well, not all the food that I want but at least some of the food that I’m eating. Shipping is reasonable and they are very quick with their services. Wen Ho Of Canada carries the Tean’s group of food that I’m currently eating now. They also carry the 3-in-1 tea from Aik Cheong and coffee as well.
4 boxes of food delivered within 1 week of ordering, now that’s pretty quick. I’m sure I will be ordering more food from them.
We had a birthday celebration to attend last week and a local restaurant had hosted the event for us. We were very impressed with everything and the subwoofer at musicians friend that they had bought. I’ve always loved good music at a restaurant when we are entertaining and this local restaurant definitely went beyond and above their call of duty to help us make the birthday of a young man really special. Food was great a well of course and the prices were decent and most importantly we all had a good time.
Mmmm… adult chocolate milk! now no excuse not to drink your milk eh? hahhaha!! these were found in a liquor store and to be exact the NSLC next to Superstore, therefore there must be some alcohol content in them. But I don’t really think there is much alcohol if I am not wrong.
So who wants to try some? maybe during the festive season eh?
I was interviewed by the local radio station back home about my food blog last week. Indeed, I am really honored to be asked to go on a live show. But it was during the wee hours in the morning over here because we have a 12 hrs time difference. This is not the first live interview I’ve done since coming to Canada with our local station, so I’m very prepared for it. With my USB Microphone, a blue yeti pro , they called me on Skype and basically asked me a few questions about my life here in Canada and also about the food that I eat here and the restaurants here.
Yes, my readers come from all over the world but mostly from Asia and USA and I’m very happy to share with them about my life here in this small town and what people can expect in terms of food and living here. When I first started this food blog, I never thought that it would reach so far and become so popular with more than 10, 000 fans on my blog a day. I’m grateful for the opportunity to share about not only food but the education, the climate, and the living in Canada experiences. Since it was a live show, I cannot share the link with you here but the next time, I might give you a heads up, so you can hear what the interview was all about.
Food from home !! woohoo!! they just got in today ! and I had been waiting for it for a week now, well, it was a week late but no worries, the supplier gave me a whole box of it for free for being late! woohoo!!! FREE FOOD ! is always good. Now I can have a Prima Taste party at the Zhu’s. I had planned it for last week but since the food didn’t come, I had to postpone the date with friends and family. But some really hot and tasty food coming my way soon.
I first came to know about Laksa La Mien and Curry La Mien from my long time girlfriend, Regina from home. She sent me some from home and I fell in love with it. And a reader from this blog, wrote and told me that I can get a supplier here and I went ordering it of course but they weren’t in stock and I had to wait till the fall. So I checked the website out every week and finally saw them in stock – so I ordered as many as I can. I ordered Prima Taste Mee Siam too – so wait for my reviews everyone.