Jul 30, 2011

Next time I'll be braver, I'll be my own savior

WARNING: side effects upon reading this blog post may include: excessive droolage, extreme hunger and immediate gravitation toward food.

Here is my fantastilicious fine dining experience at Cafe Nicole during Summerlicious!

Cafe Nicole

They had "patio" seating.. but it was literally on the sidewalk, an inch away from the street. As much as it was a nice day out... we sat inside. It was also the night of Taylor Swift's concert in Toronto and thus making my way through crazy fan girls downtown was quite aggravating. You know you got crazy fans across the globe T.S.!!! No hate though.


My friend Peez convinced me to get wine X_X This is about all the alcohol I can drink in one sitting without having difficulties to walk afterwards lol. Ehhh... I'd take beer over wine any day.

Bread and butter

My Appetizer

Sun Dried Cranberries, Candied Pecans, Goat’s Cheese and Hand Picked Field Greens tossed in Maple balsamic Vinaigrette. One word: fantastic.

Peez' Appetizer

Moules & Frites with a choice of Herb de Province White Wine Cream Sauce or a Zesty Tomato Basil Sauce. The musscles were delicious too! I Didn't have amy of the fries though. Anyone else agree that this is a weird combo?!

My Main Course

Chicken Kiev with Lemon Dill Sauce, Sautéed Belgian Endives & Garlic Whipped Potatoes. This was really good too! The chicken was slightly stuffed too. Can you tell I love sour food? Haha.

Peez' Main Course

Pan Seared Trout with Toasted Pecan Brown Butter, Rapini and Apricot Couscous. I think Peez said it was delicious too. Yay!


We both got the Mini White Chocolate and Raspberry Crème Brule. It was minuscule damnit :( I need one that's 3x the size ya know? Dessert should be the most important course of a meal =p My sweet tooth was satisfied though.

Good food makes Cakester happy ^_^

Jul 18, 2011

I can't promise to solve all your problems, but I can promise you won't have to face them alone.

A Cakester rule: Never turn down good food with good people!

Hello my lovely cupcakes!! Although I'm consumed by work at the moment, I have not failed you guys at obtaining material for my blog =p You are currently reading another Cakester classic: FOOD POST!

Here is Outing #1 with Al at Restoran Malaysia.

Roti Canai

You break the roti into smaller pieces and dip it in the curry sauce.I thought it was an interesting concept since it was my first time hehe.

Hockien Mee / Kuala Lumpur Style

This was a huge plate (dinner size)

Pad Thai

Can't go wrong with Pad Thai... yum!

Here is Outing #2 with Al at Taka Sushi House.

Hand Rolls (Avocado, Spicy Salmon, Spicy Butter Fish)

J.Al helped me with the presentation of this one. Yay for wonderful helpers!

Yam Tempura Roll, Chicken Teriyaki Roll

Does it bother anyone that one of the bottom right Teriyaki roll doesn't have as much sauce as the other ones? I mean, if you're gonna put sauce on it... why stop at 5 right? (I'm OCD like that.)

Sushi: Salmon, Tuna, Butter Fish, Shrimp, Tofu Pocket, Egg

Beef Rib, Chicken Teriyaki, Yakishrimp

That is all, for now. Kthx.

Jul 13, 2011

I'm superwoman.

You know you love your jobs when you've had a 62-hour work week and you're not hating on life.


First week of camp went well.. a little bumpy on Monday when I nearly lost my voice but the rest of the week turned out better than expected. I'm still getting use to having my name called every 20 seconds though (not an exaggeration). I don't blame them; I have to take them to the washroom even if they are like 14 years old (camp rule). Camp is keen on supervision which is a pain in the butt especially when you need to stay in ratio and feel like you are short-staffed.

Miss. Helen

YES teaching is a very rewarding career (I can finally validate this saying myself now!). Unfortunately, I don't see myself teaching in the future but kudos to those who do! Appreciate your teachers, professors and mentors!


The same boy who drew the picture of me also gave me this yellow flower during lunch time and my heart just melted. It was definitely the highlight of my week. I actually don't like real flowers but his gesture made me want to give him the biggest bear hug ever... except no hugging is allowed at camp *sigh* (only side hugs). He even asked me if I'll be returning to camp next year to teach again! Wohoo!

Looking forward to my day off this Sunday after 13 consecutive days of work ^_^ Meanwhile, I shall pass out on my bed for 8 hours. Good night =D

Jul 3, 2011

Officially over.

Ahhh starting my new full-time job tomorrow and I'm not ready!!!!
Anywho, this was pretty much my last outing before my 50hr work weeks begin.


In celebration of Canada Day, my friends and I hit Harbourfront and Woodbine beach :) I'm neither a fan of sand nor water but I wanted to see fireworks so I tagged along :D

Real Taste of India.

First Indian food experience for me! It was pretty good!!! Totally recommend it if you are ever at Woodbine beach hehe.


A good selection of food. *thumbs up* Poor design *thumbs down*

Canadian eh?

What's Canada day without Canadian beer?!?!?! Cheers!


Came with a spicy sauce.. 'twas delicious.
Me: why is the pepper white?
Friend: the shake is not transparent.
Me: *face palm*


Some sort of chicken and rice... 'twas very good too.

Some sort of spread



Pale indeed. Good news though, I have been getting a bit darker :D


Dipping feet in the water. The water was actually really cold lol I like walking along the shoreline :D

Let's listen to some music

Me: Let's put on some music! Adele yea?
Good times, good times.

And of course, I had to record the fireworks :) This is at 400x speed though because it was 14 minutes long. Doing this again next year? Hell no! The beach was so packed that the bus couldn't even move when people started leaving! I walked from Queen St. to Bloor and I beat the bus to it lol go figure.