Gold Mark Chinese Cuisine

Located at 7501 Woodbine Ave in Markham

Gold Mark Chinese Cuisine is a Chinese restaurant that is newly opened.  I noticed it when driving on streets of John Street and Woodbine since The Fish House previously occupied this place.  I was so disappointed to find that that Western seafood restaurant had closed down.   Continue reading

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Swiss Chalet (Collingwood)

Located at 440 First Street in Collingwood

On our weekend trip to Blue Mountain in Collingwood, after climbing through caves and mountainsides, we had lunch at Swiss Chalet.  Swiss Chalet is a popular and rather ubiquitous family chain restaurant in Ontario that serves rotisserie chicken with their specialty Chalet Sauce.   Continue reading

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Garlic Onion

Located at 10755 Leslie St. in Richmond Hill

My mom and I were in this area of the neighborhood up at Elgin Mills and Leslie and decided to try out this small Chinese HK-style cafe that I’ve noticed residing in the same plaza as the Sunset Grill.

It was a modern and casual style diner (which had free wifi! — Score!).  They had many selections of food that came with a spring roll or soup and a drink.  As always, HK style cafes offer a ton of choices that are characteristically delicious and affordable.   Continue reading

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Birthday Celebration at Los Chicos Brasa Peruvian Rotisserie

Located at 7595 Markham Road, Unit 15 in Markham

As part of my early birthday celebration, my friends and I went to try out Peruvian cuisine; in particular, Peruvian rotisserie chicken.  Alejandro recommended this place as we had all never been there before.

Los Chicos Brasa Peruvian Rotisserie is located in Markham near Markham Road and 14th.  It is two storeys where it features mostly take-out on the lower level and a separate dine-in room on the upper level.  Continue reading

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Organizing my Own Shoreline Cleanup at Bluffer’s Park

Shoreline Cleanup at Bluffer’s Park — October 2014

One of the things I absolutely LOVE doing is cleanups.  There’s just something almost ‘thrilling’ in the challenge of the ‘treasure’-hunting process — treat every piece of trash that you can spot out in the natural environment of greenery as a game and the goal is to see how much treasure trash you can collect.  Fun game, no?  It is to me!  :D   Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Cover Art

Carribean cruise.  April 2014

This week’s photo challenge is definitely creative.  It asks us to choose a photo that we would like to feature as the cover if we were to publish a book or album.   Continue reading

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O.Noir — dining in the dark

Located on 620 Church St in Toronto

Betty and I tried out O.Noir.  This restaurant has been talked about for ages and has been on my to-eat list for ages too.  When I spotted a Groupon being offered, I immediately took the chance to purchase it.

We arrived on a weekday evening, having called in to book a table for the second seating at 8:15 p.m.  Continue reading

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