Skip to main content

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 in Richmond, BC
Snow on my way home.
Snow
Snow the following morning on my way to work
I am not exactly looking forward to winter but seeing God's beautiful and amazing nature miracle, I look forward to the next snowy days that come my way. Oh and I will be better equip next time with winter boots.

Food Adventure for the Month

Before, my goal is to try 1 new restaurant per week but now, I am happy to try 1 new place per month. Now that I think about it, I still get to try 1 new restaurant but it's delivered to our office every Wednesday (we have free lunch every Wednesday and I get to choose which restaurant where the team is going to order) but no photos because delivered food is not as pretty as "for here" food.

Yolks

Yolks is a local restaurant focuses on breakfast and brunch food. I went to the branch near Broadway City Hall Canada Line I am a big fan of chicken and waffles since I moved to Canada so decided to get that one.
Chicken and Waffles: Organic fried chicken, Belgian waffles, chicken gravy & Canadian maple syrup

Lotus Pho Restaurant

I have tried the pho from Lotus a couple of times but I have definitely found my favorite, Chicken and Chicken Meatball Noodle Soup (S9 on the menu).
S9. Pho Ga, Ga Vien Chicken and Chicken Meat Ball Noodle Soup

That's a short summary of the highlights of my February.

Popular Posts

How to Apply for a South Korea Visa in the Philippines?

I've been to South Korea last October 2011. It was my first travel out of country with friends. It's been great! This year (2014), Jomar and I with our GDG friends (Mitch, Wayne, and Mama Chelle) are planning to go to South Korea for vacation.

Process of Submission Jomar and I submitted the VISA application requirements last January 29, 2014:
Application Form1 piece of Passport size colored picture (we went to Picture City and asked for Korean VISA size photo) - this should be attached to your application formOriginal Passport (should be valid for more than 6 months)Photocopy of Passport Bio-page (page 2)Original and photocopy of valid visa/s and arrival stamps to OECD member countries for the past 5 years (if applicable, and Korean Visas will not be counted)Original Certicate of Employment (with contact number/s & address of company and date of issue)Original Personal Bank Certificate (NOT Bank Statement)Photocopy of ITR (Income Tax Return) or BIR Form 2316 (you could ask …

Review of Joy Bus: The Deluxe Coach of Genesis Transport, Inc.

During my trip to Baguio last March 2, 2013, Jomar and I (as recommended by friends) decided to try the Joy Bus of Genesis. We went to the bus terminal the day before just to make sure we have a ticket going to Baguio and asked for the cell phone number of the person to contact in Baguio so we could reserve our returning ticket. Reservation Number in Baguio 0906-591-6011. She doesn't reply though.

Let's help build a home for my birthday

My birthday is coming up (it's on November 8) and instead of gifts, I am hoping you could donate to Compassion.ca, specifically in helping Kenyan families rebuild their lives by providing stable homes. With Safe Housing, we can all make a difference in providing stable homes to 149 families in 11 centers across Kenya.



We all dream of having our own house. I know I do. But when we think about having our own home, we think about how many bedroom and bathrooms we want, what color scheme we will use on the wall, the style of our kitchen. Meanwhile, these families just want shelter from strong winds and torrential rain and I hope that we can make a difference.

For a minimum of $10 CAD, you will give me a birthday gift and we will help provide a home to this families.

Give a Gift

My fundraiser code is 8-10011711 so Compassion can keep track of this little campaign. Please feel free to share this short post to your friends and help me celebrate my birthday this year!

Matthew 25:40: The King…