Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Pont-Neuf GM in Glossy Finish Epi - Black

OMG, I am in LOVE with this handbag! It's the perfect travelling handbag with lots of room and pockets inside for documents and travelling essentials :) Plus I love this new epi in the glossy black finish, very sexy and so unique with the shine! I can't wait to get it, I have to give up valentine, birthday and christmas gifts for this ONE HANDBAG but it will be so worth it!!!

Add a daring twist to a favourite outfit with this glamorous accessory. The large Pont–Neuf comes in Epi leather with a glossy finish and is the perfect bag for dynamic and stylish women everywhere.

Size: 14.7" x 12" x 5.9"

-Refined microfibre lining
-Shiny silvery brass metallic pieces
-Zipper closure, flap and press-lock
-Three compartments including a central zipped pocket
-Hand-held with smooth leather handles

$2570 CDN

Monday, December 28, 2009

Blue Water Cafe + Raw Bar

Tonite, HonHon and I headed over to Blue Water Cafe + Raw Bar for our "date" night cos we hadn't spent one dinner nite out just the two of us. For the past week, we've been visiting family or friends for dinner so tonite was just about us and even though we had a very late lunch at Spiltz Grill on Main Street which made us super full but HonHon has been craving for a giant burger so we had to go! Luckily, I could move our reservations later and later, we ended up at the restaurant at 8:30pm, yes late for dinner but our schedules have been messed up on this visit. Coincidentally Kay and her "serious committed relationship" were also having a "date nite" so I didn't feel so bad about heading out without her. Her "serious committed relationship" came by during the day and they hung out while HonHon and I ran errands thru out the day. It was nice to finally meet him since they've been together for a while and even tho he's a geek, he's def a nice momma's boy and those are the "safe" ones! It's weird that she is now "dating" and in a committed relationship cos to me, she is always 5 years old. We didn't embarrass her much cos her father is too nice, altho I did throw in a few embarrassing moments for her cos that is what mommas do! Hehehe... I was hoping to meet up with them for dessert but Kay was not at all down with it, oh well :S At Blue Water Cafe, we ordered a dozen raw oysters to start and gosh, do I ever love those, deliciously sweet and I think it's going to be one of my fave things to eat! I ordered the sable fish and that was amazingly done, we also finished off with a chocolate cake for dessert. It was an enjoyable nite and it was nice to try out this restaurant, I was trying to get us into Coast but it seems they were completely booked up until 10PM!!! Oh well, maybe next time! Blue Water did not disappoint and I would def go back again, altho next time I hope to go with a larger group cos we really wanted to try the seafood tower but there was just way too much food on there and no way the two of us could finish it!! Hmmm...maybe for my next birthday??!!??

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Day after Boxing Day

Metrotown was so crazy busy today and I didn't think it would be soooo busy the day after boxing day but who was I kidding? We went into the mall to look for a specific item for HonHon's father but couldn't find it at the The Source which is the place we thought we might have luck finding it. We didn't stay long in the mall cos the crowds were too crazy and insane. I would have liked to pick up a few things but I was getting a headache from the crowds so after wandering around a bit, we decided to leave and head over to London Drugs cos they were having a really great boxing day sale on electronics and I have been waiting for the Sony 7" digital frame to go on sale. LD had it marked down to $88.12 from $150 so I went over there to pick one up for myself but when I got there, I noticed that the photo frame did not have the clear photo LCD. I didn't like how the photo frame looked without it so I decided to pick up the 8" instead and for the price of $129.98 which is a great price cos Sony is selling it for $149 on sale. It is so beautiful and the extra inch is def worth it. I can't wait to use this!

Friday, December 25, 2009

Merry Christmas!!

Merry Christmas!

Tonite we celebrated Xmas with my mom and family. This year's gathering was quite large, we had 9 people in total for dinner, that's 3 extra persons and 3 doesn't seem so much but we had to figure out how to fit that many people at our 6 seating dining table! I decided it would be a good idea to bring up my small table and set it against my mom's or else we'd have to split up the party. For our dinner, I made fresh cranberry sauce and mash potatoes (local organic market potatoes), TT brought over fresh cheesecake (from Cheesecake etc.) and strawberry sauce, Mom of course made TURKEY and all the fixings! It was a huge turkey, 21 lbs of meat mmmmm...... after our dinner, we dug into cheesecake and my mom's HK style coconut dessert. Gosh so much food..... after dessert, we opened presents - yeah! Lots of great presents and it's so nice to celebrate it with so many great people!!! One of the coolest gifts I got was a nike sport band that keeps track of my workouts, I really wanted one to keep track of my running and grouse grinding! It's so cool, can't wait to use it. It was a great Christmas and I hope every Christmas can be like this!

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Xmas Eve

Tonite we celebrated Xmas with my dad cos he's in Vancouver this year for Xmas and it's the first time in years since he's been here for this holiday. HonHon and I took a nap in the afternoon and woke up too late to pick up my dad's Xmas gift which is a Samsung 32" flat screen TV, we were clearly disappointed that we could not make it so I had to improvise on his gift. I ended up printing a colour copy of the TV with the specifications and wrapping that with the receipt in a tin chocolate box for him. We headed over to my dad's for dinner as he insisted on making us dinner instead of going out for dinner cos he really wanted to make abalone. Next year (if he's here) we are going to make reservations to go out for dinner cos it's way too much work for my dad and he does not have enough space for everyone to sit down to eat. We all ended up scattered around the living room and dining area for dinner. Once we were done with dinner, we had a lovely apple pie with ice cream (thank you T for this, my brother's girlfriend brought it over) for dessert. That was super yummy and the pie was full of organic apples, one of the best store bought apple pies I've ever had. She picked this pie from Whole Foods, I will def have to go and pick up one the next time I'm craving apple pie. After dessert, we surprised our dad with the gift and at first, he thought he got a box of chocolates until I made him put on his glasses so he could read the piece of paper stuck to the bottom of the tin that was his real gift! I think he loved it and is very excited to pick up his gift, hopefully on Boxing Day! Can't wait to hear what my dad thinks of his gift :)

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Hello Kitty and HonHon!

HonHon arrived today! Yeah!! And he brought back a whole bunch of Hello Kitty goodies for me :) Out of all the gifts, two of the gifts he brought back are so cool!! One is a limited edition sparkly hello kitty plushie and the other, a travelling bath essential kit from the Grand Hi Lai Hotel, this hotel are known for their Hello Kitty rooms! Love it and even tho he didn't get everything, it must have been hard for him to pick up so much Hello Kitty stuff, carrying those pink bags out of the Sanrio store!! Hehehe :) He also brought back chocolates from Germany, the ones I asked for :) so happy and gonna get FAT but so worth it :) PLUS it is so nice to have him here for the holidays esp Xmas and part of NY, he hasn't been here for Xmas in the past 4 years!

BBM killed the BlackBerry Networks!

I have not been able to surf, check email or message all day!!! How annoying. I can't believe how old school my blackberry became, all I could use it for is making phone calls and text messages!! Wow, how I've become so dependent on my blackberry......

RIM statement regarding the outage on

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Le Petite Spa, Cactus Club and Metrotown

Today, I had a spa appointment at Le Petite Spa on Broadway for a Brazilian wax and gosh was I ever super nervous. I took a couple of advils and slathered on some numbing cream to that area before heading over to the appointment on West Broadway. TT (my brother's adorable and sweet girlfriend) came by to pick us up, I didn't want to drive in case I experienced too much pain and would not be able to move. It nearly took us 40 minutes to get there cos the traffic was so bad but it was nice to catch up with TT and her drama. Poor thing, she is such a sweetheart and it makes me mad how some people can be such jerks and treat others so disrespectfully!! Once we arrived at LPS, I sign a form and questionnaire while doing so, also worked on calming my nerves down. I shoulda had a shot of SOHO lycee liquor or Stoli Vodka before leaving the house cos I was shaking!! Once inside the room with Marta, she calmly spoke to me and encouraged me to stay relaxed. It really wouldn't be as bad as I thought and she was very good at what she does. At first, it stung a bit but then it wasn't so bad EXCEPT one area which we will call the "canal" was the most pain but everything went pretty smoothly. After the wax, it was a bit strange and I felt slightly naked but thru out the day, I realized I am really liking this new and CLEAN feeling! After the wax, Kay and TT were a bit hungry - poor TT, she didn't even eat lunch or breakfast cos she was in such a rush to pick me up and drive me to the appointment on time! We decided to head over to Cactus Club since TT doesn't ever get the chance to go (my brother is stubborn, one bad experience puts him off) and Kay loves the butternut squash ravioli there. After Cactus Club, TT dropped us off and Kay and I decided to kill some time at Metro before she went for her babysitting job. I ended up finding some really good deals on belts (for oversize sweaters and such) and coloured tights, all on sale! The mall was pretty busy due to the last minute Xmas shoppers, it being so close to Xmas Day. After shopping a bit more, I dropped Kay off at home and spent the rest of the nite chillin at home.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Happy (early) Birthday Rhoda!!!


We celebrated Rhoda's birthday with dinner at Nu Restaurant under the Granville Street bridge with a group of friends but our party was so large that we had our own room to dine in, this room is meant for small events and such, bonus is that it's complimentary. This turned out to be really nice and it was so awesome to see and catch up with everyone even though it was such a large group, I did find it a bit hard to mingle with everyone. The menu was simple and it was cool to see a number of 100 mile entrees. The food wasn't too bad but I def think brunch at Nu is much better than dinner. The service was not too bad altho by the end of the nite, we had some issues with our bills and it took them forever to get them organized and straightened out. Right before the end of the dinner, our friend, Tim picked up a 3 D Hello Kitty birthday cake for her and it was the coolest birthday cake ever but it was super sweet and the cake inside was just so so. After dinner, some of us headed into the downtown core..... a new club called Barcelona (previous known as Crush) night club. It was a bit difficult to find parking but Rhoda and I found a small and shady lot not too far (walking distance) from the club. The front entrance of the club was crazy packed and even tho we were on the guest list, we'd still have to wait in the VIP line up! OMG, I am too old to wait in line to get into a club!! Some of the girls "greased" the bouncers to get in first but I would never ever grease to get into a club! Luckily, Fel managed to track down a friend of hers and he managed to get 7 girls in but the guys had to wait and it was suppose to be only about a 15 or 20 minute wait time but they ended up waiting for almost an hour!! They were not pleased and left even tho they were the next ones to get in but it was a super freezing nite so I don't blame them for leaving :( Once inside the club, we manage to get free cover and it was time to party. Since I was in charge of the birthday girl, i did not drink one ounce of alcohol and kept a close eye on her, many people were buying her birthday shots, I even had a guy from Calgary buy her a birthday shot altho I manage to give it to one of the other girls cos by that time, Rhoda was too wasted to be drinking any more alcohol!! There was a guy who seemed to like Rhoda cos he was very protective over her :) It was a fun nite and I don't club very often which I know why cos girls don't know how to hold onto their glasses nor do these drunk asses have any manners!! The floors were disgustingly sticky and lots of broken glass all over the floor plus people kept spilling their drinks all over the place or people were just shovers!! Besides all that, it wasn't too bad of a nite and all that was important was Rhoda had a great time! She looked like she had an awesome time and everyone came out for her tonite and she totally deserved it! Every year, she looks younger - amazing!! I got her home at the end of the nite safely and almost into her bed :) Happy birthday and love you tons!!

Friday, December 11, 2009

Holt Renfrew & Burberry

Today I met up with Rhoda at lunch cos we went over to check out the new flagship store for Aritzia at Pacific Centre and gosh is it ever huge plus I love the modern decor, it's more suitable for the downtown crowd. It's nice that there is also a lot more store space which means there will be a lot more stock (hopefully!) and hoping the clothing will be more business casual or dressy and not so bummy. We just wanted to wander through to see the new store but since there was no promotion with the grand opening, we didn't purchase anything. After Aritzia, we headed over to Browns Shoes to check out the winter sale and I have been pretty good at avoiding all the winter shoe sales. It also helps that there isn't anything that has caught my eye and I recently picked up a pair of beautiful shoes by SW at Saks Fifth Avenue so I am all good :) We quickly strolled through Browns and Rhoda didn't find or see anything she liked so we headed over to Holt Renfrew to use her 25% discount card. I would finally be able to pick up my Burberry scarf and at a 25% discount!! Only with the HR American Express card though and it was for this weekend only, it's 25% off on all winter and fall items which means my Burberry scarf was included and at a really good price, less than $200!! It is so soft and pretty plus it matches my Burberry rain boots! This was the last one in the store, still quite a few trench small checkered skinny scarves and small check camel skinny scarves but that one did not match my rain boots. So thankful that Rhoda is such a great friend to me cos she let me charge it and pay for it next month (Xmas is here and budget is tight) plus I would have ended up going to the Burberry store to purchase this and it would have cost over $300 to match my boots! I would have picked up the larger scarf but I am good with this one, it will do the job and keep away the winter chills :) Thanks Rhoda, Love You Babe!

Wednesday, December 09, 2009

Breakfast at Pan Pacific

Taken with my BlackBerry that's why it's a bit fuzzy :)

This morning I met up with Rhoda and we headed over to the Pan Pacific Christmas Wish for the Lower Mainland Christmas Bureau. This happens annually in December for the toy drive, you arrive with an unwrapped toy and PP serves you a wonderful hot breakfast. The breakfast buffet at the Pan Pacific is one of the best in the city and for as little as a $20 toy, you can have a lovely platter of freshly baked croissants, breakfast potatoes (ohmygosh, these were soooo good, it came with shredded sweet peppers to add colour and flavour!), grilled juicy thick sausages, and fluffy scrambled eggs served with orange juice and coffee!! Plus there was quite a number of entertainments happening all over the floor, lots of hunky firefighters, Santa Claus and more! Also Jack FM was broadcasting live at the event and I saw quite a few local celebrities (from the evening news). Christmas Spirit is all around! What a great way to start off the day!!

From their website:

Pan Pacific Christmas Wish Breakfast
Join thousands of friends for a complimentary hot breakfast. Bring a new, unwrapped toy for a child/ teenager and enjoy entertainment and the spirit of Christmas as Global TV and 96.9 Jack FM broadcast live from the lobby.December 9,2009. 6:00am – 9:00am

Tuesday, December 08, 2009

Dinner with Brother & GF

Tonite, Kay and I met with my brother and his not so new girlfriend, we haven't officially been introduced to her yet but I had recently found out that the two of us have a lot in common. Recently, I have been sending goodies (i.e. local organic veggies, muffins and sorts) with my brother when he goes to see her so she can enjoy some of the organic items that I like to eat. She wanted to send something back to me and as a gift so she baked an organic cake for us! My brother was originally suppose to bring it to me but he suggested that she should give it to me in persona and we could all go for dinner too. I was so surprised and couldn't believe all the effort she put into this cake, it's the cutest and sweetest cake I have ever received! It is so impressive and she really put a lot of work into this cake to make it represent Hello Kitty! Wow, how impressive! The cake was made of organic chocolate and the Hello Kitty face in white frosting, she decorated her face with bits of candy and pocky. It is so cute and I don't want to cut into her!!! Altho, I can't wait to try it cos it smells so delicious and it looks so tasty. My brother said they'd be dropping by around 7pm but I know him and I know him well, 7pm is more like 8pm which the time he ended up coming by. I guess this means he's on time cos that was the predicted time he'd arrive! After some thoughts and not quite knowing where to go, we decided on Joey's at Broadway cos the menu had a selection of everything. She doesn't eat meat except for eggs and fish, occasionally chicken or turkey so we didn't want to go somewhere where there were no vegetarian options. Once we sat down, we started talking and getting to know her. After about 20 minutes, I realized we def have a lot in common esp on the way we view foods and we have similar career paths. I really really like her and I hadn't liked one of my brother's g/f's since Kitty (his first long term girl). TT is very mature 20 something year old, you def would not have guessed she was in her early 20's cos she is so mature. I was a bit shocked when my brother told me his girlfriend was in her early 20's but I can see she is much more mature than he is! She is smart, witty, charming, polite and a well rounded person (also she is gorgeous!) and my brother really lucked out meeting her. I hope they stay together for a long time and even if they don't, I'm going to stay friends with her but it would make us all very happy if they did stay together forever! Hehehe... can't wait to try her cake....

Company Christmas Party

After work, our company Xmas party was being held at the Hotel Vancouver aka The Fairmount Vancouver in a beautiful decadent room on the second level. The company party is very low key and it's an after work function for the employees only, no spouses, usually the party is scheduled for about 3 hours with a huge raffle and prizes at the end but I didn't stay very long this time. There is no formal sit down dinner, more like a selection of hot appetizers, sushi, smoked and glazed salmon, choice of turkey or lamb, and a dessert buffet. There is an open bar but you do get your one free drink from the company - the bonus of the year. I ended up dumping my bonus down the drain as I received the wrong glass of red wine (a glass of Jackson Triggs Merlot instead of the Pinot Noir). I made sure I went at least 3 rounds at the appetizer tables, skipped the meat table but one large plate of chocolate dessert! I didn't want any turkey or lamb cos the line up was much too long (planned to stay 20 minutes only) and I had dinner plans with my brother and his girlfriend at 7pm. I think I managed to stay for about 30 minutes before calling it a night, making my way around the room to say good bye and wishing them a happy holiday.

Once I got home, Kay and I headed over to Superstore to pick up a couple of items and also a couple of toys for the Pan Pacific Christmas Wish breakfast. Kay and I found some great toys within a reasonable price and I don't know how I would have found or picked these ones without Kay cos she is a little kid at heart, she wouldn't let go of the Crayola bath toy :) We ended up staying longer than we anticipated but that's ok cos my brother didn't end up coming until almost 8pm (he said he'd be there around 7ish). It was a really freezing night and I swear my hair was freezing up while we were walking from the car to Superstore and so forth.... brrr.... freezing weather for the next couple of days! This dry weather is not good for my eczema! It's so dry!! Plus our hands and lips are becoming flaky due to this dry dry freezing air....

Sunday, December 06, 2009

Fun filled Sunday!

For most of the morning and afternoon I was playing around with my new BlackBerry Bold. Rhoda and I had a msn video conference so she could help me me set up the basics for the phone and figure out why my Wifi or mobile internet was on or off. I had called Fido in the morning to set up the data plan, for $25 extra dollars a month, I get 500MB of data or for an extra $5, I could get double that but I doubt I will use 1GB of data for the month so I opted with the $25 plan. It could take up to 2 hours before it started working and boy did it seem longer than that! Another reason I didn't go with the 1GB is cos I have Wifi at home and work so I'll def set it up for an automatic selection to Wifi and save the network/passcodes in there. MSN video conference is pretty cool even tho I don't like how I look on the webcam, webcams are not very flattering, it was simple, easy and quick to use. I def have to start learning how to use it more often cos if and when Rhoda moves to HK, we will be doing a lot of msn video conferencing! We were on msn for a bit and once everything was done, I realized that it was getting late in the afternoon and I still had a couple of errands to run. I hadn't even noticed that Kay was no longer in the house, altho I do remember she mentioned she was heading out and I am pretty sure she gave me a kiss and said good bye :S By the time, I was ready to head out, it was close to 4pm and I messaged Rhoda to see if she wanted to get out of the house for a bit cos I was heading in that direction. I like shopping at the Coquitlam IKEA cos it's so much bigger and there is plenty of stock in their very large warehouse, much bigger than Richmond IKEA :) We picked up a few things for the home and I am happy we got out of the house a bit so we could enjoy the sunshine altho it was super freezing cold! On our way home, we decided to make a pit stop at Lougheed Centre so we could pick up a Starbucks to warm up and we walked around the mall for a bit cos I hadn't been to Lougheed Centre in ages! After our quick stroll through the mall, my brother PIN'd me and asked when I would be coming home cos we had plans to eat dinner with my mom and grams, we headed back over to Rhoda's place and she downloaded the coolest BB theme for me, it's pink Hello Kitty and Louis Vuitton wallpaper, the two of my most fave things! :) Thanks Rhoda!!! I am so excited to use this......

Friday, December 04, 2009

Blackberry Bold

It has finally arrived and I am so excited to use it! I am going to be connected and really connected to HonHon at all times of the day! Muahahahahaha... watch out HonHon, I'm gonna PIN you all the time!! :)

Louis Vuitton, Las Vegas Lightshow

Wow, this is amazing! Must go back to Vegas and see this light-show!

Wednesday, December 02, 2009

Louis Vuitton Going Green

Today, I dropped by Louis Vuitton for a visit since I will probably not be able to buy another piece for a long time cos Kay's braces are going to cost me at least a couple of years worth of Louis's. My fave Louis Vuitton SA greeted me and while I was looking around, I mentioned that I might pick up another item before Xmas (maybe a small key chain?) and she told me that LV is going eco friendly by phasing out the nice sturdy brown boxes given with your purchase. Good news and bad news, I for one enjoy collecting those little brown boxes (can come in quite handy) and good news, I'm sure there will be less of those boxes in the waste yard cos I'm sure many customers (who buy a lot of Louis Vuittons) probably just throw them out! Must get another box before they are no longer available!