Monday, September 30, 2013

Birthday Weekend: Actual Day

With it being a Monday, and having a pretty eventful weekend, today was business as usual.

One last sushi outing tonight to round it all up!

Good nice night :)

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Birthday Weekend: Sunday Spa

After a night out and lots of alcohol, today woke up groggily for the final day of the Birthday Weekend, and to think, my actual birthday hasn't even come about yet!

The surprise today... an outing to a spa!!!

It was up north and in a pretty quiet area.  There were 2 hot tubs, one cold water wooden tub outside, and a sauna inside.  Free drinks (non alcoholic) and snacks throughout.  It was a bit cloudy and little drizzly, but made it that much nicer.

As part of my present, lil friend got me a massage.  It was pretty nice.  The only weird part was the guy massaged my ear, like stick his fingers in it.  That was weird, and actually hurt a bit.  The rest though was good. Apparently though (as I read through the posts on the world wide web), ear massaging is suppose to be pretty good for you.

Most people there were older and walked around butt naked.  I and lil friend though wore our bathing suits.

All in all, was there for 3 hours or so before heading back.  Nice and relaxing.

Thank you!  Muaaah :)

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Birthday Weekend: Mashiko and Karoake

Surprise #2: Started off the night at Mashiko - my favorite... This surprise the moment we started on the highway, I knew :). I am getting better at guessing.

The menu today was (sorry, no pictures :( ) - phone lost all my pictures :( )
1. Sea snail
2. Kumamoto oysters
3. Rainbow trout with ponzu sauce and infused with Shiso
4.Baby shrimp n Shigoku
5. Soft tofu w Ikura on top
6. Albacore with Macadamian nuts
7. Tako w bonito flakes
8. Scallop, sockeye, tuna
9. White king salmon tartar
10. Albalone satay
11. Herring
12. Rockfisk
13. Geoduck satay
14. Mochi

Got to see Dancing Beast and his gf, which I haven't seen in awhile.  As with all Mashiko outings, the omakase had to follow.  Mmmmm... Also had a ton of sake!

Second part of the night was karoake.  Singing and drinking and caking.  Funnnn... Though I have to say at this point, I was going in and out of memory given the amount I had drank before at Mashiko.

After Karoake, to finish off the night (since I hear they wouldn't extend our reservation), we walked over to a bar.  Lil genius somehow got me convinced I need to have a 30 year scotch - just like Dancing Beast on his birthdays.  So we did that.  30 year old Balvenie.  $200 a shot.... Wow.  I have to say, I swear I ordered a Macallan.

Fun fun night - haven't had a night like this in ages.  Thanks! :D

Friday, September 27, 2013

Birthday Weekend: Hot Pot Night

I was asked to go to AYCE hot pot today by lil friend.  Given the weather and my hunger, I thought, niceeeee, sure.

What I didn't know was that there were going to be others with us.  Surprise #1 - Success.

Afterwards, went to drink some wine and chat.
Got to see some old friends that I haven't seen in a while.  Very nice :).

Thanks for coming out!

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Super Uber Invincibles Rebirth

Today marks the first day of the season for the Charmanders FC :).  A rebirth of the Super Uber Invincibles hahaha.

Result: We win our first game 5-1.  One person scored all 5 goals, I assisted on one :)

Also practiced in the morning too today.  So I hit 6000+ fuel points... I see rainbows and not fire and ice rings on the website now!!

Friday, September 20, 2013

Corson Building

To continue the restaurant blitz, tonight we went to Corson Building.  Turns out this place was right next to one of the soccer fields that I play at.

We were late getting here because my nap after work took a little bit longer than I thought :(.  But luckily they still sat us.  This place had an interesting seating arrangement.  Basically the room had two long picnic table benches, and the guests would just sit along it, order, and eat etc.  It was like a fancy cafeteria :P.

One weird thing this night, squinting my eyes I would only see black and white, then when I unsquinted, I would see color again.. weiiirddd.  Must be the lighting at the place or something.

Thursday, September 19, 2013

15 Months!

I remembered... unlike last month :).

So to celebrate, we went to Cafe Juanita.
The dish that I remember best is the fois gras. That was probably the best that I've had seen I started eating it.  Delicious!  We actually recommended it to the table next to us because we thought it was so good.. hahaha

Come to think of it, in this past year, I have ate at a lot of different restaurants.  I should start a blog about all of them and comment on it.  Maybe I can be like a yelp! :)

Happy 15 months! :)

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Paddleboard Yoga - Actually Doing It

After missing last month's, needed to use the groupon coupon and so booked one for today.

The weather turned out nice and it was pretty relaxing.  The moves went that hard (I think I was in a beginner class or something), so it worked to my advantage.  Seems like in this one, there was alot of sleeping and relaxing.  The instructor kept saying something about 'ancestor's ancestor's ancestor's...' to get us into the relaxed mode - thought that was a bit weird.  But meh, I guess it's part of the soothing experience.

Afterwards went for Poutine and Lousianna style food.  Mmmm.. Poutine!

Friday, September 13, 2013

Sushi Kappo Omakase

For dinner, hit up Sushi Kappo tonight.

Looking through the menu and seeing nothing really jumped out, I went for their $100 Omakase.

The menu:

  • Shingoku with Ponsu Sauce
  • Big eye tuna with mustard greens from the root top and wasabi sauce
  • Chawamushi - had uni and mushroom inside it
  • Steamed spot prawn with butter sake (If only they didn't cook it! :()
  • Red Snapper Kama
  • Various Sushi
  • Mochi with Red Bean
  • Not part of the omakase - but some sashimi :)

Final verdict: The meal was alright, but pretty pricey.  Mashiko still trumps all :)

Saturday, September 07, 2013

A Deal At Wine Chateau

$258.96 - 2 platinum labels ($75/bottle), 1 L of grey goose, 12 yr highland park... Scooreee!

Why did I have to buy 4 bottles.  Reason: Shipping was a flat rate of ~$20, so I had to distribute the cost around the 5 bottles.  How else would it be a good deal :P

Sunday, September 01, 2013

PNE - I win prizes!

Went to PNE today.

The highlight: I finally win prizes!.. $50 later... I scored 2 dragons (ok, that was really won by little friend.. but it was MY looney), a small happy face, and some little beer!

This year I also agained tried the soccer thing.  I got 3/4 cans knocked down... Soo close!