Study, Eat, Sleep and Repeat

While many students are finished their midterms, I still have 3 more to go. It’s a never ending cycle of midterms and I am once again frantically studying for them. I hate how I have 2 midterms on the same day; it gives me less time to study and more material to take in. I’ve been having 12-hour days at school and I really miss getting 8 hours of sleep. On the bright side, I finally got a new phone! Here some pictures of my week taken with my new phone :

{I don’t frequent Landsdown Mall much, but I went there to get a screen protector for my new phone. Matcha Latte from this coffee shop located in the food court. I simply love latte art!}

{Hand made xiao long bao aka steam pork buns from R&H Chinese Food (I think that’s the name of the stall). Surprisingly good for a food court stall! It was exploding with soup (literally) and  you can see them making fresh xiao long baos}

{View from the 3rd floor of my school’s library with typical Vancouver weather: rain}

{I was craving Root’s Cafe’s Veggie Burger, so I took a break from studying and purchased one to satisfy my craving. It was as delicious as the first time I tried it}

I hope everyone has a good weekend and thanks for reading!

Hog Shack Cook House

A while back, while in Steveston with my dad and brother, we decided to go to Hog Shack for lunch. I’ve heard a lot of buzz around Hog Shack, but took so long to try it because it is quite far from where I reside. Our visit turned out to be an unmemorable one; the food was decent but the service was horrible. More on that later.

When we arrived, it wasn’t very busy but  the tables filled up very quickly after we sat down.


My dad ordered the smoked beef brisket plate with sauted veggies and cornbread – House smoked beef brisket, piled high with texas toast. Unfortunately the brisket was a bit dry, but the sides were delicious.

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Vancouver’s Rainy Weather Calls for Ramen

Just going to do a quick post here, I’ve been busy with school. Got my midterm results back, and I’m disappointed with my marks so now I must somehow motivate myself to study harder. Sigh, school can be so depressing.

Now that Vancouver’s weather is finally starting to feel like fall, an old friend of mine and I went for ramen on a rainy day. Post will come eventually; I have so many restaurant reviews backed up.

Can you believe this is my first time trying Ramen in Vancouver? It was good though and great for a cold, rainy day. I hope everyone had a good weekend, I’ll be spending my Sunday working on an on-going research project for Psychology research methods class. I have to admit, I’m not enjoying this course, but it is a requirement for my degree.


Mini Crossbody Bags: My New Necessity for School

I mentioned earlier that I lost my phone. The story behind that is that I had to go to the washroom at the library, so I left my backpack with my friend but took my cellphone with me to the washroom. Having no pockets, I placed my phone on top of the toilet paper dispenser and forgot it; how incredibly stupid of me. So now, in addition to my backpack, I will carry a mini crossbody bag to school, where I will place my phone, money and ID’s and any other necessities. Probably sounds silly doesn’t it? But I find it very annoying having to swing my backpack just to get my phone (when I’m not wearing anything with pockets), or my wallet or my bus pass and student ID. Carrying a mini crossbody bag will eliminate the need to swing my backpack and allow me to easily access my things (especially my phone).

Here are my picks for mini crossobody bags:

{Marc by Marc Jacbos Classic Q – Karlie’ Crossbody Flap Bag}

{ Topshop Gold Stude Suede Clutch}

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Thanksgiving 2012

This year for Thanksgiving, I decided to make a turkey and some sides. Since I had some homework to do I only made 2 sides, and since this dinner was a last minute thing, I didn’t have much time to plan. I invited few of my cousins over since no one else could make it and luckily there was more than enough food for them to bring back to their family.

Sorry for the blurry picture!

I purchased a 10 pound turkey and brined it for 2 days. I didn’t realize that the wings were missing LOL, don’t know why they (as in the manufacturers) chopped off the wings because that’s my favourite part! I rubbed the turkey with herb butter and baked it at 325 degrees Fahrenheit until the internal temperature reached 385 degrees F, about 3 hours.

Technically I only made 1 side, being the mashed potatoes because I didn’t make the biscuits, I only baked them. I did make the gravy though, but I had no help at all so I didn’t want to overwhelm myself with too many things. If you’re wondering where the vegetables are, I was originally planning on making some, but got too lazy since everyone was waiting to eat.

The feast

We also ordered some sushi from Sushi Nanaimo, and it was delicious, as always.  Above is a picture taken after we dug in, but that’s what we ate.

We were all stuffed afterwards. The turkey turned out good and I can’t wait to make another feast next year.

To end off this post, here’s a picture of Yuki, who also came over for Thanksgiving dinner. She was watching my dad carve the turkey the whole time, hoping bits of turkey would drop on the ground haha.

Help I’m Alive

The other day M and I were expressing our excitement for the Metric concert, hence my choice in title for this post. I’ve had a horrible week at school; from loosing my phone to doing horrendous on my English essay to having to write two midterms; I’m so glad it is Thanksgiving long weekend this week. I’ve been without my phone for 3 days now, and I’m not going to lie, I feel so disconnected.  Telus is being very uncooperative with us, so I have to use my dad’s old blackberry for now, though I really wish Telus could just sell me an iPhone without having so many restrictions as to why they can’t do that. Sigh.

Well as for the picture I took at the library, it reminds of this quote:

“No matter what you’re going through, there’s a light at the end of the tunnel and it may seem hard to get to it but you can do it and just keep working towards it and you’ll find the positive side of things.”