Monday, November 21, 2011

All that you need is in your soul

Gonzaga vs Hawaii!!

Hello basketball.  How I have missed you.  Seriously!  Depriving me of basketball is like telling most Vancouverites hockey season is over.  Basketball is my hockey, and not just any basketball, but NCAA.  So when I found out one of my fave top ten was coming to Vancity, I was on that!!!  I managed to score pretty much courtside seats, center court on the aisle.  The only people in front of us were the commentators.

You have no idea how hyped I was about this game, and the fact that I got to share the excitement with someone special made it even better!!

Below are some pics and a video clip from the game.

After the Bulldogs won, my handsome date took me to the Keg.  I havent been there in years.  It was a fun night, especially since I had the best of both worlds, basketball and my guy :)

Simple Man - Lynyrd Skynyrd

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Clouds are stalking islands in the sun

Weekly wrap up!

One of my longest friends Ariele is currently traveling Thailand, Vietnam and Laos, so last saturday we had her bon voyage party.  We hit up the Cactus Club near her house for some fun food and drinks before heading back to her place for the night.

Our table shared the tuna tataki as an appy, which I j'adore.  I also got the soft fish tacos for my main, since they were so good last time.

Come monday I met up with my momma for a dinner date at Rogue, and to watch the advance screening of Melancholia.  Talk about a creative but weird movie.  However Kirsten Dunst was amazing, even as she tanned naked under some weird planet.  Sadly I didnt have my camera on me, and my phones pics were way to dark.. but the fries trio was amazing at Rogue.  I especially loved the melted gorgonzola cream on fries :)

Wednesday I met up with Nat & Mui to pop our persian food cherries at Darchin.  We had a groupon for $99 worth of food, and we put it to use!  Sadly my camera was not co-operating.. so all these pics I though I had taken, my camera did not save :(

We recieved some complimentary bread and yogurt.

We also tried the most authentic drink we saw on the list that had persian syrup, white wine vinegar, cucumber, mint, lemon and soda.  It tasted way better than it sounded..

Our first of 2 appetizers was this amazing eggplant dish with yogurt and fried onions.  This was definately one of the highlights.  It was so amazing!

We also ordered the hummus.

And then we had 4 mains.

Mui & Nat had the persian spiced beef kebab with saffron rice.

We also ordered a saffron chicken kebab with saffron rice for me to try.

Mui & Nat tried the lamb shank with dill rice.

We also ordered a chicken stew with pomegranate & walnut paste that was absolutley amazing, and really sweet, but my camera didnt save the pic :(

For dessert we had baklava, which was a bit frozen still.

We also tried a traditional persian dessert with frozen vermicelli sorbet mixed with lemon juice.  I never would of thought this would be a popular persian dish, and it was much better than it sounded.

Afterwards we headed over to Siegel's Bagels for some take out.  Thats got to be the coolest bagel place I've been in.  I ended up buying the pistachio pumpkin spice, energy, and banana but bagels to go with some berry lite house made cream cheese.

Baby I love Your Way - UB40

Friday, November 11, 2011

Every mighty mild seventies child beats me

Weekly wrap up post

I'm so horrible at blogging lately.  Really horrible.  I'm also horrible at taking photos of things I feel like blogging about in my horribly delayed posts.

Just a quick post of things I managed to pull out my camera for lately.  I've been going out for pho alot lately with the homies from work for lunch.  Usually we hit up Triple Coconut up on hastings since they have really good lemon grass chicken pho.  Today we tried a new dive which sucked so bad.  Thankfully I did not have my camera, so you don't have to see the mystery chicken meatballs aka a spongy tube like paste of chicken.  Even the broth wasnt as exciting.  I forget the name, but I'm definately sticking with triple coconut or le petite saigon.. they never let me down :)

I also went with Diana to the Yoga convention since we scored free passes from Drink Me juice.  I have never had so many shake samples in my life.  We both left feeling extremely healthy with the exception of the chiropractors that told us we both have arthritis in our bones.  I also won lots of free goodies :)

Since we were still hungry as we had only been digesting different teas and shakes, we headed over to Steamworks since Diana wanted to try their prawn pizza.

It was actually really good, and had tomatoes, pesto & goat cheese also.  We also got yam fries, and talked about the hotties in our life :)

Today is Remembrance Day, so I just wanted to dedicate this post to all the brave soldiers who have fought for my country, and who still are fighting like my brother.  He took an amazing risk, and 5 years strong, he's one amazing soldier, and I'm so proud of him.  Especially on a day like today.  We love you Bryan and can't wait for you to come back home :) 

Metric - Combat Baby

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Some things were meant to be

Weekly wrap up!

I have been majorly behind on my blogging.. but its for a super good reason :)  He knows who he is.. and I'm sure I'll let everyone know soon <3

I took my mom out for dinner last tuesday at Laziza where we had some amazing cocktails and gluten free food!

Meric & Jon have also been taking me driving, and Im becoming pretty good with my standard prelude!  Also thanks to my amazing mechanic for doing such a good job with my car :)  Best mechanic ever!

Saturday I met up with my mom for some halloween shopping and sushi.  We checked out sushi garden for the first time.  I had the island roll, papaya crab roll, and spicy tuna.. all 3 were so different, and I had never tried anything like them!

My mom ordered lots of sushi for her, and her friend.

We also celebrated halloween at work.  I carved a pumpkin, but forgot to take a pic.. It's of a lion chilling with a lamb.

Here are some pics of me and my coworkers on Halloween.

I must say, I have had one of the best weekends ever.. it's like a new start, and I'm so happy right now.  I see great things in my future!! <3

UB40 - I Cant Help Falling In Love With You