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April 2017: Family, Weather, and Food

Last February, I highlighted the snowy winter I have experienced for the first time. This time I will be sharing with you the beautiful pink colors of Spring. I will also dedicate a section for what our family had been up to. Lastly, I will make a list of the new restaurants I have tried this month!

Family Highlight It's Kuya's birthday! Unlike, Therese's celebration last month, Kuya (kuya is Filipino for "brother") decided he wants us to have dinner at home. Pizza delivery, home cooked Filipino-style spaghetti, and cake that I purchased from the Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts near our office.
Happy Birthday only-brother! Weather: Spring is Here! Yay! After months of Winter and snow, spring is finally here! Sakura everywhere.


Cherry Blossoms after the rain
April 5, 2017

7:15 AM Sunrise Cherry Blossoms
April 11, 2017
After two weeks...
Just like that they're all gone.
Summer is just plain green so the next season I am looking forward to is Fall where everyth…

March 2017: Family and Food

Every month starting March, someone from our family is celebrating their birthday: March: ThereseApril: HoveyMay: AlyannaJune: MomJuly: Dad And yes, I am the odd one out since my birthday is all the way in November.

For this month, Therese decided we eat at Earls Kitchen + Bar Restaurant. Since we are excited for dinner, we have been looking at the menu deciding what to get a couple of days before her actual birthday. Appetizer For sharing, we had Bacon Mac + Cheese and Crispy Chicken Tenders

Bacon Mac + Cheese

Crispy Chicken Tenders Main Course For our main course, Alyanna had Pepperoni Pizza, I had Bacon Cheddar Burger, Therese had California Chicken Burger, Mother had Chicken, Brie + Fig Sandwich, and Kuya had Louisiana Fried Chicken Sandwich.

Pepperoni Pizza

Bacon Cheddar Burger with Yam Fries Desserts The best part of any meal (or at least this one) is desserts.

Sticky Toffee Chocolate Pudding

Partially Eaten Gold Digger
Happy birthday Therese!

February 2017: Food and Weather

I may have posted this line before, I have this love-hate relationship with my new home country. Though Canada still doesn't feel home, most of the time, I still feel like I am just on vacation and can't wait to go back home to the Philippines.

Anyway, I love Canada! This last winter season (December to February) is the worst snow British Columbia has seen in x number years, specifically in Metro Vancouver. Growing up in a tropical country, I would only dream of seeing snow gently falling from the sky like in the movies. But being able to see it with my own eyes and touch it while waiting for a bus is really a dream come true. I love the snow and how gently it would fall. The biggest reason of this love and amazement for snow is it's my first time to experience it. But the day or two after a snowfall, is just really annoying. Icy roads, icy sidewalk, icy everything and the fear of slipping is something difficult to live with.

Snow on my way home.Snow the following morning…

The Rest of January: Food and Friends

I am so busy with work that I have forgotten about this blog. I am writing this 21st of May and just changed the date to January 31, 2017.

The adventures of the first 15 days of the year is about time I spent with Jomar before he heads back to the Philippines. We went to Museum of Athropology (MoA), Granville Island, and watched a movie at Cineplex. Our last dinner date together (for this trip) is at the best burger restaurant in Vancouver, Romer's Burger Bar. After a food coma dinner, we walked to Cheesecake, Etc. for some desserts.
What happened the rest of the month? On top of my workday work routine, I got to meet with Amit last January 19. We spent 30 minutes talking how life has been since we both came to North America. He works at Google and he is one of the Developer Relations folks that manage the community in APAC but decided to come back for family reasons in North America.

The best photo we could do - a failed selfie outside Crepe & Cafe which apparently closes at …

Museum of Anthropology (MoA): Love and Learning

First post for 2017! I should write about my trip to Seattle last month but ...

For this first post, I am going to share with you some photos I have when Jomar and I visited the Museum of Anthropology in UBC (University of British Columbia). This is Jomar's last weekend in Canada for this trip and hopefully he could come back soon with a working visa or a Permanent Residence card.


Anyway, our date started with my dentist visit. It's my first dentist visit in Canada and it's reassuring to hear that my teeth are doing well. Plus, it's nice that our work health plan covers for majority of it so not as much expense. After the dentist, Jomar and I went to Granville Island to buy this texting gloves we saw and he purchased this cute Rubik's Cube keychain for him and his brother.