Why Netflix is my friend 

1. I start creating a picnic on my living room table to eat a feast while searching for the new show to watch. 2. I can’t eat till Netflix is ready with the show I want to watch. 3. It talks to me- it asks me if I want to continue to watch it. Only…

Drifting along the waters 

I never realized how awesome it was to take a boat ride to see a city or how calming and humbling it would be. I was recently on a little boat ride with friends and it was one of the most awesome experiences in my life. Imagine yourself in the middle of the blue waters,…

Dear drivers 

Why do we have crazy drivers on the road? I just love watching them. I used to be the horn-tooting Montrealer as well. I’ve retired. Just wanted to write a little note for those people I get the chance to encounter on the road. Dear gray Tacoma driver, Tailgating me because I’m driving at speed…

Avocado toast 

Oh the famous avocado toast. It has been reverred as the hipster food, the snack to have on a scene and the food that highlights some Vancouver millennials’ lifestyle leading to our houseless plight.  What’s so special about it? Do we succumb to the mashed melt-in-your-mouth silkiness and cozy texture? Do we scavenge the aisles…

Deep Cove, the beautiful gem 

The summer is full of the best things in life. The sunshine, breeze, the perfect sound of the ebbing waves, the bikinis, the perfect bodies, the hot sandy beaches, surfing, ceviche, hiking and sunglasses. It’s an awesome time. Don’t forget to take at least a day off to go and explore your area and soak…

How to stay happy

How did you pass your weekend? I was volunteering in Kamloops for the Special Olympics event. It was amazing to see all the athletes with special needs play their sports and get good services. It is really enlightening to see how loved ones and strangers can band together to provide a loving community for an…

Summer’s dessert: ice cream 

As the summer heat pushes on, we have no choice but to resort to desperate measures. In a world of being on dairy-free diets, mostly vegetarian and being super healthy, most of us feel guilty when eating something yummy and innocent such as ice cream. Well, I am here to tell you that you can have…

Sunshine Coast 

Vancouver is a beautiful city and one that many people want to live in or have close access to. However, it is the beautiful mountains and islands around Vancouver that contains the true beauty and charm of this city. Take a drive out to Steveston or Deep Cove or a ferry to Bowen island. One…

Dim Sum: my guilty pleasure 

Sweets. Little Asian tapas. Bite-sized yummies. Cute food. Shared delicious moments. Get together with friends you haven’t seen in a while. Continuous supply of Jasmine tea. Eating without counting the calories. This is dimsum. My go-to seasonal visit to gather friends and eat to my heart’s content. Sometimes I need a two part series of…

Into the sun we go 

What a lovely weekend we had here on the west coast! Really great way of Mother Nature to celebrate the 150 years of Canada with us. Hope you all had an amazing weekend. The sunshine is beautiful and brings us all hope, joy and relaxation. Here are some tips to protect us from the sun…

Touring your friends in Vancouver

What do you do if you have a few hours layover in Vancouver or a friend of yours is visiting this beautiful town, but you have only a few hours or an evening with them? Here’s a 4 hours tour of the beautiful city we all love. We will travel as if we are coming…

My comfort food: Chinese food

I love Chinese food. It is what I started eating as a child. I developed my taste buds on them. I think I really realized how much I loved it when I would go away on trips and come back craving to eat a bowl of rice with some bittermelon beef, soya sauce chicken wings…