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.
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.
Summer parties back home are not only with food but loads of music and if you have been to the ones that I go to when I was in college, you would love it so much, you don’t want summer to ever end. Children of all ages and adults loved these parties because there are just so many things to do, during the entire weekend. I’ve seen musicians come to these parties with strat tone and all kinds of high tech equipment and clowns as well as magicians are brought in to entertain the entire family.
There are always plenty of food to go around and drinks of all kind and shaved ice as well as our local desserts like bobo cha cha and ice kacang for the kids. Ice cream is a must and lots of wine for the adults. I do missed our summer parties from home for it’s not like this here where I am currently situated.
Our parties are never wild, but everyone goes home feeling very happy and wanting more for the next year.
Attended a food event in the city during the weekend as we were invited to the event by some of the organizers there. It was a very popular event as you can see and I like the event venue as it was in the middle of the city with lots of parking. The event hall was packed and brightly lit with myLED High Bay lights I was told.
With such a big event hall, using these LED lights is really smart as they not only save money on utility bills cine they are energy efficient. And since they are long lasting, you won’t need to get them changed so often, therefore it’s maintenance efficient as well.
I like the fact that even with the event hall so bright and nicely lit, we didn’t feel like hot at all. Another plus for using LED high Bay lights I have to say , for most events that I’ve been too , are just so unbearable because of the heat the lights were giving out.
I did enjoy the event , despite the fact that there were tons of people around , thanks to a cool event hall – I cannot stress how important it is to make event goers like us stay a bit longer to have a nice, cool event hall.
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.
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.
Yes, we are turning our summer cottage into a Halloween Haunted House for friends and family and the spouse bought the oldest electronic instrument to provide all the scary sounds one can imagine for a haunted house. Now I didn’t think that it was going to be that scary, till I saw what the machine could do. It was very scary music alright! Of course, as soon as we had the try out with the other parents, they want More of these scary sound effect to scare the kids and adults. A friend who is a make up artist has agreed to help with the make up and I know that the kids are going to enjoy it very much. Some may cry and some may not go to sleep after they have seen our haunted house at our summer cottage but the neighbors at the cottage are also coming together to help us with the haunted house and one even is loaning us their pony for rides for the kids. It is going to be a blast!
PS : There will be hot apple cider and lots of cookies for the kids.
Besides food and all those fresh ingredients at the Farmer’s Market , one can enjoy great music from different local musicians hired by the Farmer’s market every weekend. The farmer’s market is the place to be during the weekend, it’s vibrant , it smells good, you get good wholesome food from individual vendors and of course the music like I mentioned earlier. From guitar playing, korg synth and many different variety of music as well as instruments showcased during the weekend, one can spend hours at the Farmer’s market, if we didn’t have a store to open.
Children and adults all enjoy our local Farmer’s market tremendously and you not only get fresh locally grown vegetables but also organic meat as well as handmade things.
I come for the food mostly and am game to try any new kind of food or any interesting kinds. Buy a present for your kid’s teachers or visit the Oyster farm for some fresh oysters. I would love some too but I suck at shucking them but one day, I’m going to get them to shuck those little suckers out for me to bring home to fry up some Korean pancakes. So folks, the Farmer’s market in Yarmouth, is opened all season, be sure not to miss the awesome food and wonderful music every weekend.
For those who are not aware of this, my FIL makes his own maple syrup. Yes, they are pure maple syrup straight from the maple tree. A long time friend who owns a food and beverage company from Asia had tried the maple syrup sometime last year and was so in love with it that he wanted to bring it to all his food and beverage outlet in Asia. So we’ve been packing up the Maple syrup by the dozen and shipping them out since spring. Of course, we use egg crate with every individual boxes that we send out and thus far, I have to say that it works great. No report of breakage from here to Asia, so the customer/s are happy and so are we, no liability to replace the broken ones.
We are definitely considering exporting them to various other places and we are in talks with several organization in Asia. The FIL gives me 25 % of the sale , so we are excited about working for him. Wish me luck!
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
When you are at 50 yrs old like myself, you have to definitely try and eat right and take good care of your health and have a good health care plan if you are living in the West. The blue advantage of nc covers just about any health care insurance you will need and don’t wait till you are ill before looking for a health care provider.
I’m glad I’m covered by the Blue Advantage for the longest time, else my diabetic medication will be costing me an arm and a leg. And yes, it gets very expensive for some of the medication I’m taking are not within the plan provided by the local health plan. And I’m trying to encourage both PB and Chloe to eat healthy as well, prevention is always better than cure.
Lunching with my girlfriends from the city can be a very interesting afternoon. We meet once a month in the city or in town for lunch and we talk about everything from work to politics and even creditor rights as some of my girlfriends are entrepreneurs in the city. I’ve always come back from lunching with these girls with new knowledge about what is going on around the world because they are so up to date with everything. I ordered the greek pizza but had actually craved for the tuscan pizza but ordered wrongly but of well.
Boston Pizza has this lunch special for a full plate of Jambalaya for only $11 for lunch, so I highly recommended this to my girlfriend from the city but she found it a little bit too spicy for her.
My lawyer g/f from the city ordered a salad.
And another g/f who works as a financial controller in the city ordered some calamari. We had a really good lunch – a 2 hrs lunch and went somewhere else for dessert after lunch. We really have a good time together even though it sometimes takes a long time to get together.
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.
Last year during spring time, PB & I attended a spring wedding of an old college friend. And soon they are celebrating their first anniversary together and the birth of a new born baby as well. The wedding was in North Carolina and this website was where they went for all their wedding music and entertainment. The wedding was lovely, the music was great, the food was fantastic, everything just went so perfectly well.
We were invited again this year, to come visit them when the baby is born and since North Carolina’s weather is way better than ours here during Spring time, we might just leave for a week to visit them and take a break. The old friend of ours has a huge cottage in NC and we can make use of the cottage while we are there. But we are still contemplating if we can make it this Spring, maybe late Spring would be a better idea. Spring weddings are lovely but Spring babies brings so much joy to everyone.
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.
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.
We were up in the city a few weeks ago, to haul some food home with some friends and this is but one of the many boxes that we hauled home. So PB said maybe he should look at some flatbed trailers , so that the next time we need to haul food home from the city, we don’t need to bring another car with us. Plus a flatbed trailer is great when we need to move furniture from home to the cottage, it would definitely be a great investment for us.
But coming back to all the food we hauled back from the city. Some friends laughed and joked about opening a Asian grocery store here but there isn’t enough Asians in this area for me to do that. Therefore, every couple of months, you see us going to Halifax and bringing all kinds of ingredient and paste home, even the noodles that I am used to back home, we can’t find them locally. I bought luncheon meat, noodles, paste, drinks from home and candies from home and anything I cannot find here even soya sauce. So yes, having a trailer may definitely work better for us instead of making the g/f bring her SUV with us.
Dinner and live music at our local restaurant is a must to go when you have friends visiting from away. I did attend one that had violins at musicians friend but this singer and songwriter is what we planned to do with some friends from Australia. I don’t know about other people but I’ve always loved live music and performances when I’m eating on a special occasion, I find it so entertaining and romantic. Now does one tip the performer/s? I’ve always wondered, I guess if you had a violin player playing right in front of your table, it’s a must to tip him/her but if the singer is performing – what does one do? I have to check with the restaurant owners and see what is the common practice here. Have you been to a live performance? do you like them? i love being serenaded while one is eating what about you?