Friday, 19 August 2011

Gyoza King + Bon Crepe

A few days ago, I went out for dinner with my friend, Crystal ^o^

We went to Gyoza King on Robson St. for dinner...

Even though it was a Wednesday night, the restaurant was so busy and we had to wait for a table.  The food also took a long time to come out, but the wait was worth it! 

Pork & Veges Gyoza, Prawn Pork and Chives Gyoza, and Ebimayo (forgot to take a pic of the Yakitori skewers)
Garlic Butter Clams (My Favourite! xD)

Everything we ordered was soooo yummy, especially the Garlic Butter Clams ~

After dinner, we went to Bon Crepes for dessert.  Bon Crepes is a Japanese snack store that's a part of the Konbiniya Japan Center/ Japanese Convenience store on Robson.  Another popular place filled with customers.  Unfortunately, there was only one guy in charge of this snack store, so the poor guy was so busy preparing all the orders by himself.

Their Crepes Menu

It was my first time trying Japanese Crepes. With so many choices, it took me forever to decide which flavour to choose xD.  In the end, I chose the Pudding Whip Topping.

Don't judge a book by it's cover!!  Lo and behold....

There was Japanese Custard Pudding inside, which I loveeee! So glad I got this flavour ^o^
It was the perfect dessert and soooo delicious xD  The whip cream was sweet, but not too sweet - just perfect, and the crepes skin (not sure what it's called) was soft and fluffy, very different from French Crepes.

And of course... seeing that my favourite bottled drinks ~ Calpico ~ were on sale, I couldn't help but buy myself a bottle. ;)

Wednesday, 17 August 2011

Random Thoughts + Cos & Effect 2011

Haven't posted in a while now ~ been so busy with school and exams >3<
I've also been going through a few personal problems lately, but like my friends say:

when life gives you lemons...

Jason Wong: "Make hot lemon tea + cake and have a tea party ._. "

Leslie Chan: "squeeze themm... juicyyyyyy"

Geoffrey Thai: "...Complain that you wanted limes!"

Adam Chan: "
Squeeze them in life's eyes. Fuck life!"   <---- LIKE!

Kenneth Liu: "sell'em to someone else LOL"  

Bolin Shing: "who dare gives u lemon? shall eat my lightsaber" <--- awwww ^o^

Christina Kam: "Make lemonade! :D"

Victor He: "make lemon tarts =D"

Yuki Ng: "You give the lemons life.."

Colleen Chang: "cut them in half, and throw them at your enemies! bonus points if lemon juice gets into their eyes + if you get them in their mouth :D"

In the end, all these answers lead to one thing...  deal with it, and make the best of it.
I thought about a lot of things today... how life is a road everyone in existence must take.  It's a road full of choices and forks.  There are dead ends and roads that are blocked by fallen branches.  We can either sit there... lost and accept defeat... or turn around and try again.  It's a matter of picking myself up to continue.  Afterall, life goes on.  If the left fork brings me to a dead end, I can go back and take the right fork.  

Anyways, enough of my rant.  Hopefully, I made the right decisions.  Although the roads right now are rough, with lots of steep hills and rocky roads... who knows what the future may bring?

I'll be posting more often now.  I always delayed my posts with the mindset that posts have to be long.  Now, I realized that some blog posts can consist of just 1 picture or a few sentences xD.  My goal is to post at least once a day, or once every other day, or once every three days...or four days... five days... just kidding xD

Well, I'll try my best! =)

Last weekend, I went to the Cos & Effect event at UBC.  Since I've been so busy with exams lately, I haven't had a chance to prepare a cosplaying costume, so I just went wearing my everyday clothes (which leans towards the gyaru style).  

I did pigtails for the first time, so please bear with me haha ~ I still need lots of practice xD

Me and Yuki. He's got an awesome hairstyle xD

I also finally got to meet Sharon and Helena in person  

They always look so glamorous and pretty in their blogs, but they are even more gorgeous in person! (♥ o ♥)

Best Sailor Moon there that day IMO xD
This pic always makes me LOL so hard ... photobombed!

Viki the hairstylist! Can't wait for the hair tutorial that she's hosting tomorrow! =)

Thanks to Jason for bringing me to Cos&Effect this year!
Playing with camera...while waiting for the lolita fashion show!
Our group! =)

I look so happy here! xD
playing with camera still... my hair looks so messy @@
I love how this picture was taken!
Sexy Pirates: Anne and Mike
Models in the lolita fashion show!

I had a lot of fun that day! Met a lot of people and took so many pictures =)
I'm usually very camera shy, so I believe I took the most pictures in my life on that one day!
I will definitely go again next year ^o^

Monday, 1 August 2011

Princess Mimi Sesame Grey Review

Ever since Tsubasa Masuwaka x GEO released the new Princess Mimi/ Bambi series, I couldn't wait to get my hands on them xD

Chocolate Brown
Chocolate Brown

Sunday, 31 July 2011

My Canada Day Long Weekend -Part 2

I really should be writing my paper that's due tomorrow... but I really want to finish my Canada day weekend post.  Haha procrastination at its finest

I'll start off with Victoria's Chinatown.  It is a beautiful and historic looking place with a mix of Victorian and Chinese style.

And here's the famous Fan Tan Alley... the thinnest alley I've ever seen!

Looks a lot creepier with the gates half open xD

We came across this store there that had a lot of nude artwork and photography on display.  I didn't take any pictures of them, but they were very extravagant and unique. 

Saturday, 23 July 2011

My Canada Day Long Weekend - Part 1

Here's to an awfully delayed post on how I spent my Canada Day long weekend xD

On July 1st, I went to Victoria to celebrate Canada Day and stayed there for a night.  
It was a hectic morning since I decided to pack up everything in the morning of the trip! Haha always the procrastinator -- me.

Anyways, we managed to catch the 10am ferry.  Here's a few snapshots of the gorgeous scenery on the ferry.

The weather was truly beautiful on the day so it was the perfect day for travelling! =)

After we arrived in Victoria, we went to find a place for lunch since we didn't have breakfast in the morning.

We found an American style restaurant called Floyd's Diner.  I didn't manage to take a picture of the restaurant, but the ambience was beautiful -- a retro, Marilyn Monroe feel, which was perfect for a hot, sunny day xD

Thursday, 7 July 2011

Vampire Diaries

I was MIA and haven't posted lately due to this drama xD

It's simply too good to resist! I was watching one episode after another non-stop... each episode ended with an extreme cliff-hanger!!

I usually don't watch Western drama... I think the last one I watched was Heroes back in '08. I've been meaning to watch this one for ages.. but I somehow linked it with "Twilight" and kept putting it off for later.  To all Twilight fans out there, I don't mean to have any negative feelings about Twilight ~ it's just that the movies didn't work for me at all... well the first movie anyways.  After watching the first one, I didn't bother watching any of the other ones.  The acting wasn't good, and the storyline wasn't all that intriguing for me.  

This drama is AMAZING! I was totally captivated after watching the first episode.  It's not only about romance, but it's also filled with suspense, mystery and action.  It's also one of the most watched dramas in North America for women ranging from ages 18-34.  

Sunday, 26 June 2011

Nightmarket + Car + Estrella

Last night I went to the Richmond Night Market again.  I really love going because going there gives me the feeling of being in Hong Kong, with all the people and the crowds.  I love the feeling of a busy night life =)

Here was my outfit for the night ~

Romper: Liz Lisa
 I added on a round straw hat to add a summery touch to my outfit ^o^

Super busy food area! Took us more than 10 minutes to move from one side to the other!

Food was really delicious but very slow since the lineups were very long.  Overall, a very good experience with cheap food and nice ambience full of people and excitement ♥   

I also tried out a hairband yesterday since I saw it all over the Popteen magazines and wanted to try it myself ~ yay or nay?

By the way, I finally bought a new car.  After being in an accident last year, which totaled my car, I had to start saving up for a new one.  At first, it was hard getting used to taking the bus again, but now it's almost my second home on the bus haha xD Either way, I'm very happy to have a car again and now life would be a lot easier for me to teach piano, facetrade, whatnot ~

Here's my new baby:

Second hand Audi A4 ~ very lucky that I got this car at a very reasonable price
The front bumper needs to be fixed, however.  (Can you see the duct tape on the left side? xD) But I'm very happy I can drive again now ^o^

Also, my sister's boyfriend gave us one of his dogs yesterday.  She's a shih tzu and her name's Estrella! 4 years old and extremely loyal and a verrrry good girl

such a sleepyhead xD

awwwwwwwe ♥o
where are you going??? :D

Until next time! Thanks for reading ^o^