Food finds on my Toronto and Halifax Adventure 2016

Five months ago, I visited Toronto and Halifax with E who was then four months and what a world of difference it is to travel with him again. (The flights are another matter altogether, not to be addressed here.) Sunrise House [Yelp] Ahh, one of the the many pleasures of visiting Toronto. My sister asks…

Big ole post about Halifax

Just before my 16K run, the thought of which made me feel unpleasantly nauseated, I checked-in on Foursquare to the Running Room on Spring Garden and simultaneously tweeted, “Wherever you go in Canada you can drop in on Wednesdays and Sundays for a group run!” I’m such a fangirl but also pre-emptively impressed that my…

The Grammar School

When asked, I like to tell people that from primary to grade 8, I attended “The Convent” (it became a Sacred Heart School). And from grade 9 to graduation, I attended a grammar school. Because, you know, in the real world where private school alum are swamped by former public school kids, you have to…

wyn and NPY do the East Coast: Halifax

Yay, I’m back and it feels like I’ve had a second job this week uploading, captioning, tagging, and deliberating on photographs from a mere ten days spend on the Right, er, East Coast…. First off, you must know that NPY was along for the ride – and I do plan a crazy ride – and…

Snowed In

Although there’s a temporary break today, it’s been snowing seemingly non-stop in Vancouver and it’s wonderful. It’s the light fluffy type of snow and the depth accumulated at NPY’s walkway is one foot! It has also brought upon me some nail-biting agitation about the state of my flight(s) home starting at 11:59 p.m. on the…

Coincidental rainbow? I just had to post this.

It’s been a million years, okay just 6 years, since I was treated to immersion in the warm company of the Halifax Vietnamese community. I seeked and did not find the Chinese equivalent and that I found to be a tad saddening. It’s hard to believe that I was away and in the midst of…

And… she’s back….

I left Friday night a week ago and returned nine days later, late on Sunday night. First, I was in Toronto for the weekend that was well-timed for the August long weekend, Caribana (the Caribbean festival), and an influx visitors for the party long weekend. Short one of our girls, Vin and I still had…

Boxing day mAdnESs

Our gift to our parents was a very large plasma TV and for family, it’s not quite so tacky to pick up your gift in Boxing Day sales than it would be for gifts for non-family. =P On the 26th (mad shopping day for regular folk), J- told me that while out in Richmond around…

Best Bluenose ever….!

Given there was a continous drizzle during the inaugural year and gail-force winds that forced postponement and a course change during the second year, this year’s overcast skies (for the first two hours) were a welcome sight….! Since Halifax is a “home city,” I was able to attend the Friendship Run on Friday night. John…

2:11:16.2, a personal best (PB)

(Originally posted on a now-defunct blog. Posted here November 21, 2006.) i was pretty nervous going in on a few grounds…. being utterly alone throughout the race appearing an oddball running all alone, bopping to my music… and at the back of the whole pack passing out at the 1:30:00 mark. that was my longest…