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Queen Elizabeth Park: Family, Experience, and View

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Since I am new to Canada, it's my first time to experience Spring. I am excited to see how the environment will change with the season change. Therese was so enthusiastic about the Sakura Illumination, but for weather reasons, they moved it to April 1.

Nonetheless, our family decided to visit the park to see Spring colours come back to life! Sadly, not all flowers are in full bloom yet, but we did have some great photos to take with us. More importantly, we had some family quality time.

Food Trip in Richmond (West Cambie): Cactus Club

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Happy birthday Therese! =)

We had dinner earlier today to celebrate the birthday of my dearest sister Therese. She chose the Cactus Club Cafe to celebrate her birthday because we haven't tried eating there. She made the 6 PM reservation and thanked God, she did! For a Wednesday evening, the place was packed. We all ordered what we wanted and had dinner.



Food Trip in Vancouver (Mount Pleasant): Menya Japanese Noodle

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It was a rainy early evening as I walk towards the Hootsuite office for a meetup. I was searching online Foursquare for good places to have dinner after the event is over. The app showed all restaurants within my vicinity, and one of the suggestions is Menya Japanese Noodle. Since it was raining, it only made sense for me to have a bowl of ramen and gyoza.



I entered the restaurant. It is full of Japanese men, women, and children eating what they had to serve. I thought to myself they must have good (authentic even) food to attract this crowd. I ordered Tantanmen Ramen and Gyoza for my dinner.

The ramen was delicious! I enjoyed my warm and spicy Ramen bowl while it's raining outside. I am happy.

2019 Update: They changed management, and the quality and recipe of the Ramen changed. It's not as good as it used to. :(

Food Trip in Vancouver (Downtown): Five Guys

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Oh, how I wish I am better at taking food photos! The only picture I took of the food from Five Guys did not give justice to the delicious, juicy burger I had.

Therese and I coming from our six-hour shift were exhausted, and I was planning to have dinner at a nearby Japanese Curry restaurant that Foursquare keeps suggesting (yes, I allow Foursquare to be my food guide). Sadly, we didn't find the restaurant early enough that it was already closed for the day.
Now, we looked around and saw Five Guys open just across the street from where we were standing. Awesome! Time to eat.

This definitely goes to the top of the best burgers I have tried in a long time!

Food Trip in Vancouver (Downtown): Waffle Bant

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If you love crispy, sweet, and delicious waffles, this is the place to go. My siblings and I had a discussion if we're waffles or pancakes (siblings food war). Therese and I were Team Waffles because we enjoy the crunchy exterior of waffles while Hovey and Alyanna were Team Pancakes because they love how soft pancakes are (I guess another factor here is Hovey works part-time at IHOP.).

Anyway, Therese and I in one of our after-work dates had dinner at Waffle Bant. She saw it while we were walking to the SkyTrain. She had a full-on dessert while I had a sandwich.



I love how crunchy the exterior of the waffles in my sandwich was. I also enjoyed how the flavours of my lunch tasted together in every bite. The sweet waffle buns, salty bacon and egg, crunchy apples, and fresh tomatoes tasted really great together. Though I think I should have ordered the small one because with the medium-sized sandwich, come the second one, I was already full and can't eat any more sweets. Be sure t…