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Airbnb Review: 233 Ethel Street in Ottawa

This was my very first time staying in an Airbnb!  Ken found this Airbnb online and booked it for the weekend we were in Ottawa for the ice dragon boat festival. Up until now I’ve mostly stayed in hotels when … Continue reading

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Butter Baker’s Grand Opening on November 24! (Plus Gingerbread Man Croissants!)

Butter Baker, the new pastry bakery featuring French confectionery cooking from the minds of Butter Avenue, is set to have their Grand Opening this Friday, November 24, 2017 at their shop at 120 Dundas Street (near Dundas Square)! Their intersection … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Wish

I found it!  I found a photo that matches exactly with this week’s photo challenge samples! XD  This photo was taken at the Hokkaidō Shrine in Sapporo, Hokkaido when I was travelling there in October last year (see blog post about … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Gathering

It’s so appropriate that this week’s theme is “gathering” since this is definitely the time that many of us gather together with friends and family to celebrate the holidays and the end of this year (over lots of food and … Continue reading

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Butao Ramen (Hong Kong)

For noontime lunch on a Friday, we headed to another one of Jennifer’s recommendations: Butao.  It’s a Japanese ramen restaurant that has chains located all around Hong Kong.  I knew it was a ramen shop but other than that, didn’t … Continue reading

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100 Degrees Hot Pot Restaurant [Defunct]

After a chilly and spooky night out at Canada Wonderland’s Halloween Haunt, we headed to 100 Degrees Hot Pot Restaurant for the perfect time to warm up and refuel over hot pot.  Hot pot is a do-it-yourself cuisine where you … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Descent

Ha!  When I saw the theme for this week’s photo challenge, I knew right away which photo to feature.  For all of my past photo challenge pictures (except one — pun intended), I’ve been using pictures that are old — anywhere … Continue reading

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ACYE Sushi at Yang’s Kitchen

The first time I went to Yang’s Kitchen for all-you-can-eat sushi was for Justin’s farewell dinner several years ago when he was leaving Toronto to go to Asia.  I’ve always had a fond memory of the food we had there … Continue reading

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Day 3, 4, 5 of September Detox

Uh oh, what happened to my daily updates of my September detox?!?  Here it is! 😀  As I’ve mentioned before, this second time of doing a detox has been more lax and carefree than the first time when I did … Continue reading

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September Detox — Day 1!

Hi everybody!  I’m participating in a 7-day detox again with Nutriclean.  This means that for the next 7 days, I’ll be eating clean — no processed food, red meat, excessive sugar, oil, salt, alcohol, and carbs.  In the last detox … Continue reading

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