Day 1 South Korea 2016: Arrival in Gangneung

Seongyojang House (강릉 선교장)

Seongyojang House (강릉 선교장) located at 63, Unjeong-gil, Gangneung-si, Gangwon-do 강원도 강릉시 운정길 63 (운정동), South Korea

Wed. Sept. 14 2016.  Day 1 in Korea.

Last night, we took a red eye flight (getting to the airport at 10 p.m.) departing at 12:40 a.m. to go to Incheon International Airport for 6 days of self-guided travel in Korea.  Woohoo!  It was the first time that I’ve been to Korea without a tour — I’ve visited previously two other times, both times through a tour agency🙂.   Continue reading

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Touhenboku Cafe

Touhenboku Cafe millie crepe cake

Touhenboku Cafe located at 142 Main St., Unionville

What a surprise it was to see that there was a Touhenboku Cafe while strolling down Main Street Unionville yesterday!  I didn’t know that in addition to the ramen restaurants that Touhenboku had opened up (one on Queen Street West and one in Richmond Hill) that they had an individual cafe shop too!  I couldn’t resist walking in to check out what it was about.🙂   Continue reading

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OktoberFEAST 2016 Supporting the Canadian Cancer Society at Markham Museum

OktoberFEAST 2016 in Markham

OktoberFEAST 2016 located at Markham Museum at 9350 Markham Rd. in Markham

OktoberFEAST 2016 was held last night at the Markham Museum near Markham Road and 16th Avenue in Markham.  It was an event where local food and drink vendors came together to raise funds to fight against cancer by supporting the Canadian Cancer Society.

I was aware of this event a month ago when Andrea, the digital content specialist at CCS, contacted me about helping them to promote this event in exchange for some compensation and free admission to the event.   Continue reading

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Tasting Dinner at 98 Aroma

Pan Fried Pork Buns at 98 Aroma

98 Aroma located at 440 Spadina Avenue in Toronto

I had the pleasure to be invited to 98 Aroma last night for a wonderful tasting dinner.  98 Aroma is located at 440 Spadina Avenue near College.  It is right in the heart of downtown where Chinatown is in Toronto.  98 Aroma aims to serve fine Chinese cuisine, specifically that from the northern part of China.  I was in for an absolute treat and I was so excited!   Continue reading

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De Code Adventures in Mississauga

De Code Adventures in Mississauga

De Code Adventures located at 6620 Kitimat Rd in Mississauga

As part of Tam’s birthday festivities this year, she celebrated with an escape game at De Code Adventures in Mississauga.  De Code Adventures has opened for more than two years already but it was my first time hearing about them and thus my first time playing one of their games.

I love playing escape games and I was very looking forward to seeing what this one would be like.   Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Shine

Ohsaekdalbit, Gangneung Culture Night

Ohsaekdalbit, Gangneung Culture Night in Gangneung, Korea. September 2016

This was one of my favourite photos from my trip to Korea this summer.  It was the second annual Ohsaekdalbit, Gangneung Culture Night, and volunteers manning the booths were handing out lanterns in the colours of the South Korean flag — very patriotic.  This celebration was in light of Chuseok, a major harvest festival and a three-day holiday celebrated on the 15th day of the eighth month of the lunar calendar on the full moon.   Continue reading

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Media Event at The Poké Box!

The Poké Box Superfood

The Poké Box located at 36 Toronto St in Toronto

What a wonderful media event we had at The Poké Box on a Monday evening!  By now, those attuned to what’s trending on the Toronto food scene has noticed that there have been many poké shops opening up all around the city and The Poké Box is the latest one to join the poké craze.  For me, this was actually my first time trying poké and I was incredibly excited to try it out.   Continue reading

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