October 24, 2009
I haven't said anything about the Canada line yet. It's awesome! You take it right in from the airport and it basically gets you anywhere you need to be. On the way in the other night everybody in our car (train car) was talking about how convenient and awesome it was.
We took it out to Richmond today to meet some of my family for dim sum at Aberdeen Centre. It's so strange because I often forget that Chinese is the first language I learned as a child. I use English far more often, especially since my parents are also very fluent in English, and the Chinese is just in this compartment in my brain that I don't require access to very often.
Here's Don getting caught up on reading and emails on our trip over.
As I was on the train I didn't realize it, but my brain switched over to Cantonese mode and all of a sudden I was at this very Hong Kong inspired mall and craving desserts with red bean paste in them. I wanted bubble tea, and to go to the weirdo photo sticker booths. After the dim sum Don indulged me as I browsed Daiso, the Asian $2 store.
Even though it was raining, we did a fair bit of walking in addition to bus and train. Came back in from Richmond and visited Rain City Bikes like I said I would. An incredibly friendly dude was tuning up a ride behind the counter. We browsed the little place. I fantasized about buying one of the Batavus' they had on display outside. It was a Blockbuster Dames... which I suspect may be the bike Trisha rides over at LGRAB? As much as Pashley is totally the Miss Sarah standard now, I do get impressed at how light other bikes are. Were I to buy another one (not likely in the near future, but let's just say for the sake of argument), I would get something that fills a niche. This Batavus seems like a good contender.
Anyway, here is a nice little fleet of Pashley Princess Sovereigns. They're just waiting for lovely owners to take them home.
And me with a half folded up Brompton.
Walked over to a friend's place to visit and also see her little boy. Then walked up to our dinner date with my one of my best friends, Rosie! We were so excited to see each other all week and have been exchanging texts about said excitement. Then when we actually DO see each other it's just like I saw her last week even though it's been months and months. That's the great thing about good friendships. It's like time stops.
She and her husband put on a lovely evening for us at their beautiful apartment. There was wine.
And pizzas that we could top ourselves! I've never been to a pizza party before, nor have we ever made pizzas at our house when I was small. I thought that was just stuff that people did on TV, until tonight. So delicious.
And gorgeous Rosie making sure everything is wonderful for her guests.
And, of course, the guest of honour!