Celebrated end of spring term with lunch at Mikado- food is well made, decor is nice and lunch is reasonably priced. Had an entire beef tataki to myself since W isn’t a fan.
Bento boxes for W and I. The teriyaki chicken was pretty meh- I’ve never really felt that was a good dish anyways. Tempura was solid and the sashimi was fresh and delicate.
I really cant figure out a good way to shoot a bento box. It was quite filling.
W also had a bento box- the beef was superb- I love the mayo sauce. Very tangy.
Night drinks at Gamma Store the most undefined drink store name. W claims its a special meaning in Chinese but in english, I can see why business is slow. The name doesnt tell about its AMAZING salty/sweet green tea drinks and mini pancakes stuffed with red bean, taro, custard …etc.
I dig how they spell out the G in the drink with matcha tea leaves
McDonald’s fathers day breakfast with the folks.
McDonalds is SOOOO bad for students. Its so cheap and so filling.
W made a mean beef dinner- really well seasoned.
Getting my greens on- so far I haven’t really lost much weight- I really think its the fatty meats I am eating. That’s hard for me to put down. I’ve also stopped taking protein powder for now- I really am bulking way too much and a lot of my clothes don’t fit anymore- right in the back, where its not fat.
Having lunch with E. W made such an awesome curry beef/chicken dish. Really hits home with me- feels like I am eating dinner made with care again, just like at my folks place.
WK and I assembled my 9.97$ BBQ from WalMart and let her rip. I need to learn how to cook with charcoal. It was kind of a disaster – overcooked steaks and gas tasting meats.
The steaks were either well done or rare. I need to learn how to spread the heat evenly.
Got to watch another window washer the other day. These jobs seem so interesting to me.
I got served a MOUNTAIN of donair meat for my Jimmy the Greek dinner with M at West Ed food court. Like the meat kept coming. I was blown away. Its little things like this that make my week awesome. I love donair meat.
Got to watch a beautiful sunset after an amazing movie- we watched XMen Days of Future Past and I loved it! Fantastic acting, great story line and it kept my on the balls of my feet the whole time. I didn’t know what the outcome would be.
I love summer sun sets. Its been fantastically cold this whole summer though. Good in the sense I am not sweating like a pig. Bad in that there’s no warm summer night walks.
Ended the night with a great horror- after watching Jennifer Lawrence in XMen, we had to watch her in House at the end of the street. So so good. Its been a long time since I have watched a horror movie I would rate at least 8 out of 10. Apparently critics hated the movie. I had a lot of screams. And then I had ice cream- punched into a McDonald’s cinnatwist.
Helped L move out some junk to the waste facility- first time here so I got all Asian tourist and took pictures of everything. This was realllllly stinky. You could feel the garbage dust settling on you here.
Throwing out our junk on a second round.
Compacted garbage. I always find excursions like this really exciting because it makes you realize how mundane your life is and what else is in the world to experience.
Sauces at MEAT on Whyte ave for bday dinner! The blueberry bbq sauce was delightful.
Pork ribs, beef roast, pickle, garlic fries and macaroni and cheese.
The meat was really well seasoned and sooooo filling. I thought I would destroy the dish but I quite halfway. Really rich in flavor.
The garlic fries were dripping with spicy garlic.
This was ok, nothing mind blowing.
Went for a walk in the River Valley and tried out things on the West end of the bridge. Really delightful here, lots of families having cookouts.
Cheung fan for lunch.
Radish cake – I’m spoiled.
Tried second round of steaks at the charcoal bbq and overcooked them.
Good thing E had other foods to serve that were not destroyed by my terrible BBQ skills.
The wings turned out fine cause the fire suddenly kicked in later and heated up nicely.
It seared these sausages really well. Cooking with charcoal is a whole experience on its own.
W made me a really nice Oreo cake. I had a fantastic bday with friends and family.
In other news, I’m pretty bored- I am not lacking things to do- I have tons, I just kind of miss the constant learning that spring term was putting on me. Every day having assigned readings, seeing friends in class….I’m addicted to school. I just found it really stimulating to be in the classroom all the time. Oh well. I’m concentrating on doing 3 sets of stairs every day to try to boost my cardio and drop some inches. I did wind sprints the other day on the stairs and blew my will to live- it was ridiculously painful. I am determined to get back my running form and get in good shape. There’s no excuse for it other than me loving fatty meats too much. I’m genuinely surprised at how bad my stamina is- I thought gunning down huge legs would help me with running, but I guess that only added more weight for me to carry in my runs.