Sunday, November 28, 2010

Coach's New Poppy Bag

Recently, Coach released a new line of cute, stylish handbags, and we decided to check it out last weekend.  In the Metropolis in Metrotown store, they do not have much things for men, but do have plenty of selections for women.  A newly designed, cute black bag immediately caught our attention and we decided to bring it home.

Staff in the regular store are friendly and gave good service.  They took their time wrapping and had done an amazing job.  Each item was boxed and wrapped in gold ribbons.

Even the shopping bag was quite stylish.

Restaurant: Nandos

I have heard good things about Nandos from the East Indian community, so I decided to try it in Metrotown's food court.  I have tried their curry fries and their famous Portuguese Grilled Chicken, and we liked it very much.  However, the price is high for food court food and the volume is small.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

So cold today...A cold November.

Record cold temperature in Vancouver area.  It is cold that I find it difficult to bear when I walk my son to daycare.  I can't imagine living in a colder place. (minus 9 degrees Celsius)

Christmas Decorations: Hello Kitty and Thomas the Tank Engine

Every year, we buy new decorations for our big 7 feet tree.  It is sort of like our couple's collections. 
We are interested in special character and limited edition decorations from cartoons and corporations.
(For example, M&M, Starbucks, coke and other cute snowman and santas.) 

We found Hello Kitty and Thomas the engine on sale, and I immediately wanted them because all my family would love these cute things on our tree!!  My sons would like Thomas as well.  We also found several cute cupcakes and strawberry decorations from Walmart (they actually have cute decorations).

My Second Son Is Born

On November 15th, 2010, my second son is born in Burnaby Hospital at 3:45 pm local time. 
We were so happy and will undergo the same experience as having my first son.  (lots of joy and lots of work)
However, it reminds me of the cuteness of new born.  Yes, they are lacking hair and facial expressions, but they are soooooo cute!!

Halloween Night: Banana man

On the way back from the birthday dinner on Halloween, when we got off the Sky Train on Broadway, we saw a crowd of 40 people dressing as Bananas.  Everyone was rather surprised to see them.  I guessed that they were from the same workplace. 

Every passerby including us were taking pictures of them by cameras or cellphones.  Each Banana man or women will have a boom box, and when they got on the train, they start to hit the music and danced on the train.  It was hilarious.  The police officer watched in awe and radioed the downtown officers, saying "There are 50 men dressed in bananas in the skytrain heading downtown."  I just laughed.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Restaurant: Cafe Pacifica (Italian Buffet)

Recently, I wanted to celebrate my wife's birthday and decided to treat her to a good meal. 
I have heard that Cafe Pacifica in Canada Place (Pan Pacific Hotel) has really good Italian Buffet, so I decided to reserve a spot there for dinner.  We went there in the Holloween weekend, so we saw many people with funny costumes. 
The moment we got to the restaurant floor, I thought the floor was kind of dark.
In front of the restaurant reception, there was a large pond with various pumpkin carvings decorations.

First, I thought the food selection was limited, but it wasn't.
They have 3 sections of buffet to choose from:  Seafood, salad and cheese, cooked food and desserts.

They have a large selection of desert: chocolate cake, fruit cake, tiramisu, mousse, pudding, cheese cake....etc.
I was amazed and wanted to try everything.

They also have live order section of spaghetti, tortellini (or other Italian noodles) where you can order and customize your own noodle.  The chef will cook it right in front of you.  You will get to choose from 20 kinds of ingredients and 4 kinds of sauces.
The Halibut fish, chicken and Lasagna were also delicious (yes, we don't eat good stuff much, so I was easily impressed...haha)

The piano music and opera were provided by professional musicans and were absolutely wonderful.
The Opera songs scares my son because the powerful voices were loud for kids.
However, when the audiences clapped, my son clapped, too.  It was very funny.
We had a very good time....ate too much...too full.......