Saturday, May 24, 2014

Costco Day

Wuahahaha - saved sooo much today.  Me happy.

Thursday, May 15, 2014

in Toronto, again...

2 weeks later, back in Toronto again!
Very chilling this weekend this time around.  Nice and quiet.

Met up with a good friend I haven't seen in years!  Fun times!  And apparently he now has a kid!

This week - weekend trip to attend Will's wedding.  It was a short time, but fun times definitely!  Congrats!

Monday, May 05, 2014

Mom's 60th Bday - Last Day in T.O.

Woke up at 11am, bummed around, had some little dragon dumplings.
Got home, took a 2.5 hour nap today :).  Dinner (that had lobster and fish.. Mmmmm..), then airport.

Nice lazy day :)

The flight wasn't booked fully as it turns out, tons of empty rows in the back row - perhaps this is why they rescheduled me to this flight… likely the morning flight that no longer appeared didn't have enough people to fly on it.

I was up in the front half of the plane, where there were more people.  Thought this would be a quiet flight (since it was a night 8:45pm take off flight, and would be a 5 hour long flight), but as it turns out, there are two old men behind me that decided to drink a bit, and was drunk after 2 rounds, and talked a bit louder than what I would expect of an evening flight.  Perhaps I should have just moved to the back.

Saturday, May 03, 2014

Mom's 60th Bday - Dim Sum and Mahjong Day

Original plan - Dim Sum early, then go to Cook's Town or Vaughan Mills, then back to Hermie's place for dinner.

But last night, we decided to change this plan.  Instead: we start with 11am dim sum, followed by endless mahjong at home :).  Nice and cozy!

Originally, Lil Baby Dragon wasn't going to be able to make it, but then in the morning by the time I woke up, apparently his mind changed.  So before I even walked into the bathroom, Lil Baby Dragon had shown up!  We quickly changed the reservation, and headed to dim sum.  Lil Baby Dragon eats A TON.  He wolfed down bun after bun (and at the house, he had a whole piece of peanut butter smeared bread.  Amazing.

After lunch, we went to get some take out for dinner (ideally I would have liked to cook food - but was vetoed against), and made some home made soup, then started playing mahjong.  Squeezed a dinner in the middle, and 8 rounds after, we have logged 8 hours of mahjong… a full working day! :P

I have to say, these new rules for mahjong is definitely pretty crazy.  Very easy to win with a lot of 'fans' cause of these wildcards.  It does make it much more fun than regular mahjong.  Big ups and downs - Mom at one point was almost bankrupt, haha - but by the end, she actually ended up way above water (now of course, this was with the help of a free 700 chips for everything because of Ema mistakenly thinking she won a hand when she didn't :P).

Friday, May 02, 2014

Mom's 60th Bday - Dim Sum and Lounging at Hermie's Place

Morning was dim sum w/ Emma, then after talking with my mom, I decided to write her something to make her more efficient :).  So on I went on with this project.  Ended up spending the afternoon, and also the evening after we got back from Hermie's place on it.  I am pretty inefficient! :(

We got to Hermie's place before he got home.  So we entertained ourselves by watching Lil Baby Dragon.  Lil Baby Dragon eats a lot, but he still shared and fed me blueberries :).  Pretty cute that after he fed me the blueberry, he would smile.  Keekeekeee. 

We then ordered some takeout and had cake at Hermie's place.  Those strawberries were huge. Mmm..

Thursday, May 01, 2014

Mom's 60th Bday - Airport to Home for $3.00

Since Air Canada once again decided to change my itinerary, my flight was to arrive at 3:45pm instead of 6:45pm.  Air Canada is pretty sad these days, changing flights all the time.  Because of them actually (since they also changed my return flight), I now have take an extra day off work.  One of these days I am gonna complain and see what they are going to do about it.  Pretty poor customer service if you ask me - can't honor a flight, and no coupons or perks.  The least they can do is offer something for randomly changing flights.  If I changed a flight, that would cost me $60 I think, so why aren't they giving me back $60?...

Anyhow, because of this change, I needed to arrange my own transportation.  With rush hour starting up, I wasn't fond of sitting on the 401 withering away in a cab (and paying the $55 to $65 nudging along), so I decided to take the TTC :).  After getting out of the baggage area, I proceeded to an info desk to ask what are my options to get home, and the lady pointed me to the TTC (perfect!).  The bus station was actually a 2 minute walk away, and would take me to Kipling.  From there, I would take the usual route home.

Trip time - 1 hour 45 min… Price: $3.00.   Not bad!
The trip back was pretty nostalgic, just like old days when I worked in Etobicoke.  So I had a lot of fun actually.  Hahaha.

For dinner, we went out for a sumptuous birthday dinner.  4 person meal with 3 people :).  I ended up having 2 bowls of sharks fin.

Happy Birthday!!!