Monthly Archives: November 2013

Fall in Central Park

 

 

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These 3 photos are my favourite ones taken today. Fall in Central Park is absolutely spectacular. It is my favourite time to be in the Park and my top 3 places to be in, in NYC. It is just a good escape from the Urban Concrete Jungle. The huge park provides a brilliant contrast to the towering sky scrapers all the city.

Its a wonderful place to just go wander with your love/date/partner and slowly recharge. Little cute toddlers toddling around and dogs of all sizes just puttering around happily. It is JUST SIMPLY a #happyplace.

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Me and my love, against the blindly sun-rays

 

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Kris blending in with the tall trees.

 

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Me being clownish

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Passed by this little guy at the pet shop, after countless tail wags and adorable little licks, it was hard not to bring him home. He’s a puppy of 4 months, 900 bucks (down from 1800) and is a Lapso Also from Tibet.

EXTREMELY cute!!!!! but maybe after we actually have an income and maybe a house. Someday 🙂

All in all it was a wonderful day, 6 miles and my knees didn’t hurt. YAY!!!!!

Love with Food Box November 2013

There a recent trend of food boxes, like Love with Food, Nature Box, Paleo Box etc etc, you can find more subscription boxes HERE. Basically they would send you new products or various products every month for you to sample new stuff. If you’re a foodie like me, who has a LOVE-LOVE relationship with yummy nom-noms, you’ll LOVE it. The thing with Love with Food is that they also pledge to donate a meal to a hungry child for every box you order. Although, I’m not sure how much that meal costs, and who I am donating the food to. You have to well, trust them.

(Which is increasingly difficult in this technologically advanced world of ours. There’s a severe lack of human touch. I use to internet to talk more than I meet people face to face, or feel more comfortable for that matter using the keyboard to communicate. I digress)

Anyways!

I’ve been wanting to try Love with Food for ages but I’m a closet commitment-phobe so I was holding back for a while. And Violaaaaaaa, one day FB had an amazing discount of 5 dollars for your first box (with an option of canceling future subscriptions), so I thought, why NOT!

Lets do it.

So I signed up and waited anxiously for 2+ weeks and yesterday, my wait ended.

Presenting to you, Love with Food November Box 2013!

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For those who don’t want to squint their eyes, here are the items presented in the tiny (but filled with love) box!

1) Tuxedo Popcorn from Kukuruza

2) Green and Black’s Organic Dark 70% chocolate

3) Maple Fudge from Laura Secord

4) Ginger Twist Tea from Mightly Leaf

5) Almond, Apricot and Yoghurt Bar from Eat Natural

6) Rosemary, Sea Salt shortbread from Dancing Deer Baking Co

7) Sweet corn crunch from Sensible Foods

8) Authentic Indian Spice blend from Arora Creations

9) Sweet potato pop chips from Popchips.

*Please note, that I was not paid to run this ‘advert’ and that the portion sizes of this box are mostly tiny/sample sizes*

Are they worth it for 10-12? I’m undecided. Price value wise and free delivery is pretty awesome but! if you don’t like some of the products in it, then maybe it won’t be worth it for you. Also, if you love new surprises every month. It might be fun.

Life’s short! Take a risk

Bonjour! Our Europe Adventure Part 1

So I’m back from Honeymoon Number 2. We went to London and Paris for about 2 weeks and had a FANTASTIC time! I told Kris we ‘needed’ to have two honeymoons because we had two weddings!  What a perfectly good excuse for more honeymoons! 😀

London was like the Singapore of Asia and Paris: the New York of North America. It was wonderful experiencing the metric system and understanding perfectly what everyone said at all times. The English, articulate in a fashion that makes them more comprehensible than Americans, or perhaps I just grew up learning the (ahem) ‘Queen’s’ English. I loved London  because it was clean, transportation was fast, clean and efficient and everyone spoke perfect English. The British Museum, V&A Museum, National Portrait Gallery, Tate Modern and Tower of London was also housed some of the world’s best artifacts. It was a pity that the Imperial War Museum was going through a refurbishment, and most of ze exhibits were closed.

But Paris, oh glorious Paris. I adored certain parts of it more (architecture, quaintness, food, fashion) but certain aspects (snottiness, slight language barrier, smokers everywhere) annoyed me a little. The parts I loved clearly out shadowed the annoyances by miles though, wandering along the complex streets and seeing absolutely breath taking architecture, while holding hands with my BOT was priceless. I know the Tour de Effiel is somewhat over rated, but I loved it to bits. It was really cold and windy up there, but the view was worth it. The rest of Paris mostly consists of really low buildings and as such you feel like you could look on forever, from the top of the Effiel Tower.

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I’m only using a crappy handphone camera so the pictures are not that awesome, but it will suffice for now. (Till I get a job, save up and buy myself a semi pro DSLR!) Or perhaps phone cameras will improve by leaps and bounds by the time I save 1500usd!!!!!!

I love taking photos but am reluctant to drag around large clunky and expensive gadgets. So we shall see.  On a side note, I finally got down to starting my resume Draft 1 today. I’m getting somewhere, to be fair I couldn’t work before. So no rush in getting a resume done!!!! I also received my temporary driver’s permit and will attempt to drive (part of the way) to Kris’s parents place in 2 weeks for, Thanksgiving! Unless it rains or snows, in which case I will just nap. I’ve recently developed this terrible motion sickness and being in moving vehicles makes me nauseous to no end. :/

Back to Pareeeee.

 

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We had bread every single day. The bakeries called Boulangeries, were too awesome. The French do not kid around with their food I’m telling you. Every single day we had fresh croissants/baguettes before starting the day. It made Kris really happy because he’s a carbs addict.

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The best way to experience and understand a culture is via food, so while I was there, I throughly enjoyed trying some of the French staples.

First up, expresso. The price of Espresso ranges from 1euro to about 2.80Euros. But the price of cafe creme (coffee with milk) was often double that of an espresso. Given my thrifty nature, I decided to develop a taste for Espressos instead. I loved them after the 2nd-3rd cup! It was very strong, but after a while your taste buds start appreciating the strong flavour and jolt of energy like no other beverage can. Kris still indulged in his coffee with cremes and crazily expensive Coke! (tsk tsk)

This is a picture of him with his 3.90 Euro bottle of toxicity!

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The tiny potent cup of Espresso.

 

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Cold Foie Gras, not my thing honestly.

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Escargots. Yummy, but the mental barrier of eating slugs was kind of off-putting. The garlic and butter made it all well in the end.

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That’s all for our Euro Adventures Part 1, there is no chronology and no order in my posts. I’m not sure how many Parts I’m going to compile so enjoy the first entry and perhaps there might be more.

Au Revoir!