Monday, May 31, 2010

Sat-Mon Pictures

The mosquito net to my backyard.
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18 eggs used for food o___o they were pretty tinySony CyberShot DSC-T70

Scraps of paper lying on the floor at work...Sony CyberShot DSC-T70

Friday, May 28, 2010

Felt Ninja

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Thursday, May 27, 2010


Bubbles on my water glass looked interesting close up :p

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Fooding Night

Lots more food pictures coming up below. You are warned :)

Yesterday a couple of friends and I decided to have a cooking day. Every dish (except for one) had this one ingredient in there...BACON :D

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We had a nice spinach salad with sauteed onions, crispy bacon bits, mandarin oranges, and a poppy seed vinaigrette.

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Nikon D5000, 18-55mm

To accompany our main dish, we had baked scallop potatoes with a creamy sauce and sprinkled with bacon bits on top.

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Our main dish was a delicious baked salmon seasoned with dill, lemon, and ground black pepper then topped off with a tangy hollandaise sauce.

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Nikon D5000, 18-55mm

For our dessert, we had brownies with bacon bits inside! Despite the "odd" sounding combination, they blend together so tastefully. Especially when it is matched up with a light green tea vanilla ice cream.

Nikon D5000, 18-55mm

Nikon D5000, 18-55mm

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Our meal was accompanied by a nice red wine. I'm not a fan of wines but this one I could take (though being the light drinker I am, I had to lie down on a couch for a little bit after I was done with my glass).

Tuesday, May 25, 2010


While waiting for Vic to come home, his neighbour welcomed me into her garden to take photos of her beautiful flowers. She is a photographer herself! I hope I can visit her again one day because she is such a lovely and kind woman :)

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After Vic arrived home, we headed down to the restaurant for dinner. The place is called La Notte, a cozy little Italian restaurant. Every Tuesdays, they have a special deal: All pastas are $7.99 (original prices range from $10-$16). The portions were very generous as well. It is a pretty good place to eat.

Monday, May 24, 2010

Sweet Potato Baked Fries

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Bro's Aquarium

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Nikon D5000, 18-55mm

Saturday, May 22, 2010


Work is retarded...

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Friday, May 21, 2010

Muffins, Cookies, and GDMA love

Yesterday was another volunteer night for me at the GDMA grad show. Lots of booze were served :) Got home last night at around 1am, took a shower, and then passed out so that's why there was no picture for yesterday...but I got them here now!

I was really bored Tuesday night, so I decided that I will make muffins for my mom on Wednesday before I head out to meet up with Terri. I didn't take any photos of me making the muffin but I took a picture of the finished product:

Banana Walnut Muffin With Raisins
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Well, I really wanted to bake something that's orange I made some cookies the next day before heading out for another volunteer event.

Orange Chocolate Butter Cookies
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So for the GDMA class of 2010, their title for the show is "Take A Closer Look." What it is, is that it revolves around the growth of bugs. I thought it was cleverly thought out and it has great design and illustrations of bugs considering how much bugs scare the crap out of me.

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Can you guess what these are?
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And of course their grad show wouldn't have been a grad show if they didn't serve their famous mini (dairy free) cupcakes that raised most of their grad funds! They are very delicious and don't worry, these don't contain bugs.

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And lastly, yesterday's event was the speaker series with Paula Scher of Pentagram and Eric Karjaluoto of smashLAB. Personally, I thought Paula could have done a better job in her presentation but I'll forgive her this time since she flew into Vancouver in the morning. Eric is amazing though. His talk is very interesting and is kind enough to stay after the event to chat with everyone.

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Congrats grads of 2010! Remember us in 2012 please :)

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Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Industry Night

Post will be a bit late today because I'm volunteering at GDMA's 4th year's grad show today and tomorrow!

Check them out here :D

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Cruising around

Today, I planned to bake some muffins for mom. I cracked the shell of around 50 walnuts and one of them decided to give me a cut on my finger :( It was after I was done, that I found out mom needed me to help her make these "Chive Box" (direct translation) so I had to put my muffins on hold.

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On the way to picking up some ingredients for the muffins (and driving practice), I came across a fat duck sleeping underneath a tree, a yellow flowered tree that looked trippy from afar, and a family of tree bears!

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Monday, May 17, 2010

My scoop of heaven

I LOVE green tea! I will eat/drink almost anything (edible) that is green tea [flavour]. With that being said, I had to buy the Green Tea Ice Cream from Island Farm. It's so yummy x]

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Sunday, May 16, 2010

Please educate yourself, sir.

So, I work in FedEx Office (previously known as FedEx Kinko's and Kinko's before that). It is a copy and print centre along with FedEx shipping. Here is a rant about a man who ruined my perfectly good morning.

( is very long...)

Customer came in around 9:20am requesting to print some images and photocopy a black and white sheet. I was occupied with another customer, and a couple of jobs within the store already. I told the man that he can go on the self serve computers to print out his photos for 20 cents per minute and 59 cents per print, and I can help him with the photocopy. He says no and asks me to print it for him.

I told him it is $2 per file to open and process it to the printer. He says OK, he only has one file.

When I opened up the USB, the man told me the folder in which the "file is in"...there were 3 JPG files. I then told him that he has 3 files and it is $2 per file. He says "No, I only have one file." I then told him that he does not have 1 file. He has 1 folder that has 3 files within it. He does not seem to understand. I repeatedly explained it to him the difference between a folder and a file.

A phone call came, and I was alone on the floor. I asked the man to excuse me so I can answer the phone. When I came back, I explained it to him one more time that I will charge him $2 per file (while pointing to the JPG files on the screen). He says "OK just print it."

I send the image to print and then carried on to help him photocopy his black and white copies. I showed him where and how to place his hardcopy in the machine and where to enter the quantity. He wanted 20 double-sided black and white copies.

When his copies came out, he complained about how the print quality is not the same as his hardcopy. I explained to him that whenever you make a photocopy from a hardcopy, the quality will go down. I also made another copy for him with the "Photo" setting. He did not like it better than the first set. He then says that the first set will do fine.

All the jobs he requested to have done was finished at this point. We proceeded to the cash register.

When I told him the price, along with the break-down, he became curious as to why I am charging him $6 for the rip fee. I explained it to him that he has 3 files and each file is $2 to process. He asks me to charge him just 1 of the fee. I told him no that's our standard fee. Then he complains that he only has 1 file (by which he meant 1 folder). I, again told him no. He has 1 folder and there are 3 files within it. He becomes angry.

He says he should not be charged this much. He then carries on to complain about the quality of the black and white prints and how the quality on them were poor as well.

Following his complaint, I explained it to him, again, that photocopying a hardcopy will downgrade the quality. He then says that it prints so nicely at home on his home printer and asks why it is not good here. I explained again about photocopying hardcopy, and then add that printing from a digital file on a computer will always have a higher quality.

He would not listen to my explainations and continues to complain about the quality of the black and white copies.

He asks "What is the name of your manager." and then left.

He can suck it.

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Saturday, May 15, 2010

Today's sandwich: salami, cucumber, lettuce, 3 cheese salad dressing, jalapeno, and tomato.
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Last night's pasta: spaghetti, lean ground beef, mushroom, green pepper, basil, jalapeno, pasta sauce.
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Friday, May 14, 2010


I got picture but not in mood to upload. Maybe tomorrow.

Thursday, May 13, 2010


Eggs and Chinese onion pancake

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Another beautiful sunny day

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Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Nan Chuu: Japanese Izakaya

Finally decided on where to go tonight after hours of contemplation...
Bro and my treat to mom :)

Here are just two of the many dishes we ordered:

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Monday, May 10, 2010


New kind of Skittles with CRAZY CORE o____o
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Sunday, May 9, 2010

Happy Mother's Day

Made a Mother's Day card for my mom :3

This is my mommy =] She didn't want her picture taken because she says she doesn't look pretty anymore. I took it anyways! I usually don't listen to her so ha! I think she is beautiful :)

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Saturday, May 8, 2010

Home Made

I love lettuce wraps :]
and being the awesome mother that my mom is, she cooked up some fillings for me to wrap my lettuce around x]

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Memory Lane

I haven't edited images in a while so bare with me. Just my attempt at creating an old-ish looking photograph. There was an awful glare on the left side because I was silly enough to take this photo inside of the car with the window rolled up. Not satisfied with the colours of the trees but I quite like the greenish-blue colour of the clouds tho.

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Btw, went to watch Iron Man 2 today. I thought it was good, but I prefer the first Iron Man movie better. Dunno why. Anyhow, there's a short clip at the end of the credits so stay if you're not in a rush to get out of the theatre.