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Food Guide for Granville Island Public Market

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If you have been checking out my blog so far, you would know that I work close to Granville Island and for my first year, my colleagues and I would eat lunch daily at the Granville Island Public Market. It's been my goal to try all the food places in the market and I, finally, finished it last month.



Tips and ThoughtsBest place to sit: Near Blue Parrot. The tables in that section is big enough to hold 6-8 people, ideal for big groups plus it has the best view.
Best time to visit: If you have time to spare, I highly recommend going after the lunch crowd. During summer months, bus tours stop at Granville Island for lunch and it's nearly impossible to get a chair and it's just crowded. I enjoy the peace of the market for early dinner or late snack between 4-6 pm. Don't forget that the market closes at 7 pm.

Water source: If you don't want to spend money on drinks or just want water, there's a drinking fountain where you can refill your water bottle near Granny Muffi…

Closest Pizza: Bella Pizza

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Bella Pizza is the closest pizza place at our house and it's the first time we tried it.

Pizza by the Slice Jomar and I decided to eat in and observe Bella Pizza. It seems to be the only pizza by the slice in the area. There's Fresh Slice along Granville (between Broadway and 8th Avenue) and Panago along Broadway (between Birch Street and Alder Street) which I believe also offer pizza by the slice but this is surprisingly popular.


Pizza quality is okay. It's not the best but by the 3rd bite of my Pepperoni pizza, it's not too bad.

Pasta and Wings My biggest regret is ordering the Buffalo Wings and Lasagna because it's not good.



Are we going back here? Maybe or we'll just take the extra steps to better tasting pizza at Domino's or Panago.

Finding the right wedding dress

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As you know, I got married last 2017! Now, Jomar and I are planning for our Catholic wedding in the Philippines with more family and friends. Based on our initial list, we're looking at 300 guests (but knowing that not everyone will come, we may be down to 200-250).

I will be writing a series of post in the coming week (or month) on how our remote planning is going. Please feel free to leave a comment for any questions!

This post is about finding the right wedding dress.

What's your priority? When I dream about my wedding, I don't know what style of wedding dress I want to wear. I know it's going to be white but that's about it. Being a plus size woman, it's extra challenging to find the dress so I need to make decision and know my priorities in selecting my wedding dress for my Philippine wedding.
I will not be spending more than $1,000 CAD (around Php 40,000) for a wedding gown. I want to look good without worrying about breaking the bank.I don't need a cu…

Horrible experience with KAYAK and BudgetAir

As you know, I got married last 2017! Now, Jomar and I are planning for our Catholic wedding in the Philippines with more family and friends. Based on our initial list, we're looking at 300 guests (but knowing that not everyone will come, we may be down to 200-250).

I will be writing a series of post in the coming week (or month) on how our remote planning is going. Please feel free to leave a comment for any questions! This post is about my experience of booking our flight.


I had always booked flights directly on the airline's website but have used apps like KAYAK to search and compare prices, except last night and it was a horrible experience.

BudgetAir The Booking Last night, I am looking at KAYAK to check flight prices for June to July (the week of our Philippine wedding) and the prices are lower than usual. We booked Japan Airlines (JAL) in KAYAK app (but apparently it's via BudgetAir). This was around 11:30 PM. I received an email from Kayak that BudgetAir is going t…

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