Thursday, December 31, 2015

To The Year That Was 2015

2015 had been a challenging year.

I decided to travel less for pleasure this year because I was saving up for my upcoming migration to Canada. I also decided to be more responsible about what I earn and decided to make some investments. Travel is great. It is a way to learn more about people, culture, and about myself. But, at 25, I am not getting any younger and I need to save up for retirement and for my future.

Although, it sounded "dark", God still blessed me with opportunities to visit places. Below is a summary of where I've been this 2015.

January - Michelle, Jomar and I, Mama Chelle and her family, and Wayne with his family decided to visit the historical town of Taal, Batangas.

Minor Basilica of Saint Martin of Tours (Taal Basilica)

February - Most of the love month until April, I've been traveling to Calamba and Canlubang, Laguna for a project. I enjoyed it a lot because I was getting to know my teammates (Carla, Vanie, Patrick, and Wei) really well and was learning about our client in a different industry.

March - I went to Subic, Zambales with the Google Apps Sales team (Alfonso, Jenny, Peachy, and Glenn) and Ryan, and Shaine. We had a 2-day Google Apps for Work training which was fun. Subic had always been a nice place to visit.


Monday, December 28, 2015

Food Trip in Richmond (Alexandra Road): Seto Japanese Restaurant

Last Christmas, I gave my siblings gifts that they want to have. I never purchased anything for my parents so yesterday I decided to bring them to a Japanese restaurant because my mom had been raving about wanting to have Ramen and Tempura. After doing research, we were originally going to eat at Gmen Ramen Shop but they're closed on Sundays so we end up at Sato Japanese Restaurant.

Companions: Mother and Father

Sato is a posh, upscale Japanese restaurant which offers a lot of famous Japanese food. They have the usual sushi and sashimi, takoyaki and onomiyaki, ramen, tempura, and so much more. Plus, the ambiance of the place is really Japanese. Below are the food we ordered and I was seriously bloated after this delicious meal. They have all of my favorite Japanese food!

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Food Trip in Richmond (McLennan North): Sakura Sushi

I love Japanese cuisine. Currently, it's my favorite cuisine. Ever since coming from the Philippines and stopping over Japan for a 2-hour layover and trying my favorite Japanese Curry, Sakura Sushi is the first Japanese restaurant I have tried in Canada.

Earlier today, I slipped on melted snow. I also attended a seminar which got me a little bit sad so I need my comfort Japanese food. Sakura Sushi is a small no-frills restaurant that offer good Japanese food. When I go to Japanese restaurants I have this list of food I must try which is Japanese Curry (if it's available), Gyoza (must-have), and Salmon/Tuna Sashimi. Upon reviewing the Sakura Sushi menu, they don't have Japanese Curry but thankfully they have Gyoza and both Salmon and Tuna Sashimi. I was really hungry so I ordered Chicken Karaage and a bowl of rice.

Salmon and Tuna Sashimi

Free Miso Soup

Fried Gyoza

Chicken Karaage

I loved their Chicken Karaage but was disappointed with the Sashimi. Nonetheless, it was in a great accessible location and when I need a little pick me up food, I would definitely come back.

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Food Trip in Vancouver (Downtown): Fat Burger

Jomar, Hovey, and I had late lunch at Fat Burger because apparently my brother had been wanting to eat here for a while now. The service was excellent, burgers were good, and serving-size were huge.