Saturday, July 15, 2017

Lexus Test Drive

Went to the Lexus dealership today to test drive, in our continuing saga of looking at cars.  It was a pretty big fail.  Perhaps it's just not our thing to test drive cars.

A few weeks ago, we went to a Mazda dealership in U district and we thought the service was pretty bad.  The guy brought a manual with him into the car and read it out as I asked questions.  Then the  guy tried to be all gung ho and said that I can drive the car without him in it (which I took his offer on), but then after 5 minutes he calls and says I need to bring the car back thinking that I would run away or something (even though he has all my information???).  Then if that wasn't enough, as I was parked waiting for the salesperson who told me to come back (who at this point was no where to be found), I sit there where another other salesperson with another potential buyer basically walks towards the car, and in fact, opens the trunk.. while I was still in the car.  Needless to say I was not impressed.

But today, this would be topped.  We would get a salesperson who was supposedly new to the job.  That's fine - but she knew NOTHING about the car or what was being sold. 
a) We asked for something specific, then we are shown an excel spreadsheet of codes and prices (which of course made no sense to us), but apparently made no sense to her either. 
b) Then we asked to test drive a car, and 30 minutes later, we still do not have a car to test drive.  We finally asked around and finally got a a car to drive, but it wasn't the model that had the features we wanted to try out. 
c) We drove it anyway to try, but there was very little explanation on what the car does - guess she should have opened the manual...
d) We get back, and supposedly the car we wanted was supposed to be there.  But it wasn't.  Salesperson kept saying the feature we wanted to try (all speed adaptive cruise control) was on the car, and told us to try it.  I had to basically yell at her to stop telling us to try since i) she never showed us how to use it, and ii) the feature actually wasn't there (so if we did try it, we would have rear ended some poor person's car).

For a dealership so large, you would think there would be better sales... nope!

As a consolation for putting ourselves through that, we went to Ginza for dinner.  They had some delicious Japanese uni.  And their staple horse hair crab soup for $30.  Delicious!

Friday, July 07, 2017

Small 10 year reunion

College Roommate was in V. town, so we went up to meet him.  By stalking on Facebook, we realized that Hochi was actually also in town, so it quickly became a 10 year reunion!

First night, we had 1.8L bottke of sake… effectively between two ppl… :)
Second night, went to Cha Time! wuhahahaha!

Saturday, July 01, 2017

THE Chablis - Bone Marrow Wine Funnel

It was a cloudy Canada Day to begin with.  Then as the day went by, it got sunny!

Ended up at RN74, where I was introduced to the "Chablis" - which translates roughly to Bone Marrow Wine Funnel!

How it works:
Step 1. Put end of chute (aka funnel) near mouth
Step 2. Slowly pour wine down chute
Step 3. Drink from the chute
Step 4. Finish pouring the wine into the chute
Step 5. Savor in the wine + fatty goodness :)

Delicious (and fun)!

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Attending my First Education Conference (ISTE 2017)

Got an opportunity to attend my first ever education conference.

It was pretty eye opening to see all the education products that exist, and all the technology and different ways technology is helping kids learn.

There were alot of teachers, IT admins, etc.  Was pretty cool to talk to them first hand and see how the products are being used.

10 years later, 5 years late… diving in!

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

10 years... and 5 years

10 years celebration was uneventful… since there was no celebration.

We did make up for it by having a belated Shiro celebration.

Happy 10 years, and 5 years!

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Cocochip... It's a Chip!

It’s a chip!


It was way more than I imagined.  Super decorated, a darts game was thrown to reveal the gender.  There was even a beer pong setup as well!

Thank you #1 cousin (for the next 4 weeks) and #2 cousin for organizing!

Saturday, June 10, 2017

First Time in S.Town Zoo

Today marks the first time I went to the zoo in very many years, and also the first time to this one.

Have to say, it was pretty fun. And also it was pretty clean.  It didn't really smell at all, which was very different than what I remembered a zoo to be.

They also had all you can drink slurpees, so that was really good.

Oh, and caught probably 100 pokemons!

Thursday, June 08, 2017

In Pain... Still

So it has been two days since my fitness assessment.  

Have to say, I am still pretty sore and in pain.  In fact, I am not able to do a push up currently.  Hahaha... How out of shape am I???

Tuesday, June 06, 2017

Back go the gym!

Decided to join a gym again.  Today did a fitness assessment.

a) No longer a high tuned athlete…
b) Getting fat… need to work out.  Hard to believe I used to have 12% body fat? (or was it 8%)...
c) Could only do 33 push ups, have a pretty poor heart rate, barely lasted through the wall sit test

Net: a pregnant lady was more fit than me... .. .

Saturday, June 03, 2017

Lake Chelan - Manson's Point!

After a evening farewell dinner, we headed straight to my town :P.

Getting there at 1am, the party was still going on.

Few highlights for the weekend:
1. Despacito would become the song of the weekend
2. Delivered the news of the year to our friends.  Some were expecting this news for awhile already as it turns out.
2. Picking up a Jetski, and then driving it through the lake and docking it at our vacation home.  Awesome experience.

Where we stayed: Maggie's Beach House - definitely recommended