Sunday, December 30, 2012


Another yearly tradition.

Noticed that there were a lot less new people this time around.. hahaha. 

I think we were the only people in the entire establishment (probably because it was Sunday and some might need to work on the 31st?).

Family Dinner and Hot Pot Day

So it's only been a couple weeks, but lil nephew looks ALOT bigger (and his eyes are opening more now!!!).

For dinner, we had the home style AYCE hot pot.  Mmmmm....

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Lobster Sashimi!

Haven't had it in a couple years. But finding it out, I had to try it! For ~$20, that's a pretty good deal I think given it's $12.99/lb. just for the lobster in S.Town.
Not shown above is also the claws of the lobster.
Also ordered some skewers. Pretty nice presentation of it I thought.

Friday, December 28, 2012

A Nice Surprise Gift :)

Right before I left for Horseshoe, I was told that a gift would be arriving soon.

Today coming back I saw it in the mail in its bright neon yellow envelope.  What was inside was really cute and hilarious.  I was laughing as I read through what was written.

Thanks! :)

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Horseshoe Week

Pretty much stayed dormant the entire time... heh heh heh

Slept and boiled TVBs and watched snow fall from the inside.

Also went to learn how to make some towel animals.. hahaha

Sunday, December 23, 2012

做冬 Dinner

With Grandpa not feeling well this week, we postponed the 做冬 dinner to Sunday.

So I ended up going to Hermie's place early, then bumming at his place.  Watching the nephew from afar, talking to skype with cous who was in Europe (drinking wine instead of water... lol).

Yummy home made food :)

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Brunch - Shark's Fin Soup Leftovers

Shark Fin's Soup for Leftovers.. Delicious!!!

It was pretty cool that when put in the fridge, the soup actually looks like jelly. Then with a little water and heat, it melts and turns back into soup... in a matter of a couple minutes!  Yum-my!

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Aiden's One Month Old Dinner

Uncle Mson first time meeting the nephew in real life :).
Little Dragon Baby was sleeping most of the time, occasionally waking up to eat, then falls right back to sleep. Guess he has the same 'dai sac lan' genes running through both me and Hermie.. wuhahaha

Congrats Hermie! Welcome Lil Aiden :)

Skydrive Album to Pics of Dinner

Monday, December 17, 2012

Airport Travels

Nexus is awesome... My first time using it at an airport.

The speed gain is not even comparable to the past... Even with me doing it wrong the first time, dumbly lining up thinking I have to see someone, to realizing I only needed a little card printed by the machine to walk through, that was still easily much faster than having to line up in the normal line.

On another note, this morning my carry on was checked as I crossed TSA. Turns out one of my presents had too much liquid... so TSA took it. No more apple smelling face :(

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Rainy Soccer Day

Having not played soccer for a couple weeks, I was itching to play.  So with that, I decided the morning of to go and play.

December is a cold time to play soccer...  It was damp, rainy, and cold.  I was tired, but it was fun.  I was put on the field for much longer than I usually have been (either I seem to look pretty good out there, or the other team members were too out of shape).

One of these days I gotta break my scoring drought in this league and start scoring... my passes are slowly getting more and more accurate, but the shot and power is still no where near where it should be, nor my stamina :(.

January I will start working out again!

Friday, December 14, 2012

Mashiko... One Last Time for the Year

This time I wrote down every dish as it was served. The pictures though didn't turn out as appetizer as the food actually was. I have to look up how to fix this new phone camera so it takes better pictures.

Geoduck with Asian Pear Kumanoto Oysters

Sea trout sashimi on Ponzu Sauce Uni on Half Shell

Abalone (body, intestine, et. al) Tuna Poke Salad

Poached Egg on Tuna Tartar Sapporo, Salmon, Albacore Toro

Tako Salad, Mushroom with Monkfish Liver Ishin with Ikura

Geoduck Satay Nabiyaki with Crab and Clams

Jasmine Tea Ice Cream Brulee
On another note, I think next time I come I am going to have to get the order 2 weeks in advance one. This omakase is starting to be very unexciting (not to mention I think over the last year, the price has started going up).

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Surface RT - Arrived!

So after being told a couple months ago that we would get one.  Today it began - the receiving of my long awaited Xmas toy.
Some folks had to wait a week to get it.  But I was able to get my hands on one.  How?  I thought I had an early doctor's appointment, but turns out I was off by a day... so waking up at 7:50 am, I basically got into work before 8:30 am.  So before the notification was widespread, I had already unwrapped mine :).

Early bird gets the worm...
...Maybe it's a sign I should wake up earlier?

Saturday, December 01, 2012

MS Soccer Season 1: Super Uber Invincibles: Win by default... 2nd last place!

With 1 Win, 8 Losses, a +/- of less than -30, today we actually still had a chance to end up second last in our division.  As long as we win, we will end up ranked 10th, out of 11 teams.

Throughout the week, our Leads put on their rallying hatS, and so even on a cold December day, 17 people showed up for our team.  This is probably the best turn out we have had.  Usually we do decent when we have a few subs, but with 7 extra subs (only 10 on the field at a time), our team could pull hockey like line changes.

Against these numbers, the other team... didn't show  They only had 6 players and had to forfeit the match.  What a shame.

We did play a friendly game.  They did have a few good players, so if they actually had 7 players, it would have been a fun game (though of course we might have not won if we did...).

So with this, the season has ended.

First season stats: 2 wins, 8 losses.  Scored 2 goals, GF: 5, GA: 30+
Not too bad for a team where half the team hasn't played soccer before!