Saturday, March 28, 2009


nimono by chef mummy hashimoto

チーズ ラーメン
cheese ramen from kintaro on denman


although i didn't document all the food i devoured, i definitely got my asian food fix on this trip!


Sunday, March 22, 2009


leaving langdale

a beautiful profile



for hannah's birthday present last year, i promised her a day trip somewhere together. so when i was back in vancouver we took a ferry from horseshoe bay to gibsons on the sunshine coast.

hannah and i both love walking and exploring, so we boarded the ferry as foot passengers, then took the sunshine coast bus from the langdale terminal to gibsons. we mistakenly got off away from the main 'downtown' area, but since the city is so small we were able to walk back down very easily.

gibsons' biggest claim to fame (besides the slightly smelly pulp mill and the gorgeous backdrop of mountains and ocean islands) is that it was the filming location of the cbc tv show the beachcombers. according to a man we met on the pier, the show ran for 17 years and most of the actors ended up living and purchasing property in gibsons. so hannah and i couldn't leave gibsons without eating at molly's reach, the local watering hole for the characters of the show.

despite the rain, we found gibsons to be very beautiful with a lot of small town charm. i especially love the fact that gibsons is on the mainland, but is only accessible by ferry. it is as if it's a small fortress with the mountains as parapets and the ocean as it's escarp.

more photos! ... and if you want to help bring back the beachcombers as reruns, sign the online petition!

Monday, March 9, 2009

hangin' with mr. cooper


while i never watched the tv show, i have indeed been hangin' with mr. cooper. our time together is ending this week with the return of his mom from HK.

i know he misses his parents, but i hope that he's enjoying his time with the hashimoto's now that he's gotten used to his new environment. i know he's won the hearts of my mom, dad, grandma and sister.