Pixels – movie trailer

I’m not a big fan of Pac-man or Donkey Kong but it has my favourite mini-coopers (and a pink one too). And this was filmed in downtown Toronto so maybe I was in the camera as a bystander. So maybe I might go watch this movie. It was when our Toronto streets turned into Washington DC, and random mini-coopers with big gadgets mounted on top were just parked in the streets. :) #lovemycity

Happy St. Patty’s Day

It’s an good excuse to celebrate and drink some green beer! It’s been awhile since I had green beer… probably since university. And what goes great with beer? Wings of course!! Yummy combo. Nice way to end the day after work. The CN Tower is also green today for the occasion. :)

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Playa Cabana – Barrio Coreano

We were randomly walking along Bloor St to find something to eat. My friend saw this place and there is always a line up but as we were early, there wasn’t that many people so we decided to try. We started off with a cocktail – very strong AVERNA DE LA FAMILIA – Jose Cuervo Tradicionel, Averna, Lemon, Honey, Ginger Beer. I was ok but my friend was quite tipsy after the drink. Next, we got some GUACAMOLE AND CHIPS – chips was freshly fried and fresh guacamole. Also, we got K-MEX SLAW – Korean Cabbage, Avocado, Corn, Queso Fresco, Pineapple-Ginger Dressing. This is the first time I have this korean / mexican salad, but it was delicious. I love the sauce.

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Finally, the main tacos arrived. Between the 3 of us, we got 3 different types of taco and it was enough for us for sure. We were very full at the end. BAJA FISH – fried, guac kimchi joven – this was our favourite. Big chucks of fish fried and pour with sauce and kimchi to add a little kick. This was spicy enough for me but my friends piled on the extra spices. BRAISED SHORT-RIB – braised Beef in Ancho-Guajillo, Mole Rojo – now I know it is hard to eat with a crispy taco, everything spilled everywhere so it was pretty messy but in a good way. CHORIZO VERDE – poblano Chile Cured Pork. I didn’t like this one as much as it was not as much things in the taco.

Next time, I would for sure go back for the Baja fish and tried the other ones. They are all so good. My only complaint is that our tables were on high stools so no where to put my purse except on the floor.

Playa Cabana – Barrio Coreano
642 Bloor Street West
Toronto, ON M6G 1K9

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Happy Birthday!

I haven’t been updating my blog for the past week .. well, it’s because .. it’s my birthday! Thank you all for you warm birthday wishes from different type of mediums. Even though some of you, I don’t see you often but true friends is there when you need them. I have learned these past few years that even if we don’t have time to meet up for months, when we do, it’s a great night to catch up. And I learn that there are some people that you think you are friends with but really, they don’t place you in their hearts at all. A clear example are the ppl from DT, the moment I quit, none of them ever spoke to me again, out of sight, out of mind. Wow, I couldn’t believe it either but its the real truth. Funny how I still talked to the ppl from CH times even though it was before my DT time.

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Anyways, birthdays are a great way to meet up with ppl that I haven’t talked for awhile and another excuse to try great foods. I’ve had so many food comas this week, love it. I need to catch up on my blogs of my food reviews. :)

Training time!

This HR training that I went to today was pretty interesting and informative. Ever since my new role where I have to deal with HR now (and not just finance), there are so many new things to learn. You can tell when some of the trainings, they go out and spend money on catered food. This training, I must say it is one of the best. Breakfast – good selection of quiche, tea biscuits, muffin, and good Starbucks coffee. For Lunch – great salads and chicken breast. And even for snacks, they provided macaroons! Sweet :)

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Urban Capers: Murder at the ROM

A little change from playing Escape Rooms, this time, we are to investigate the murder mystery at the ROM (inside a real museum). It was a lot different from Escape rooms is that you have to do a lot of running around the museum covering a lot of ground. I was pretty tired afterwards from all the exercise. We were given clues and we need to locate that part of the museum and look for the answers within 2 hours. And since there were quite a few teams that were ding the scavenger hunt at the same time, we had to be smart to make sure the other teams didn’t hear the answer.

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At the end when we solve it, we waited for them to mark our answers and see who won. And … our team won!! Woohoo, so happy and the prize was great, we get to come back to do another scavenger hunt. Yeah, team Coco’s Nut. It was a lot of fun, and lots of team work. Can’t wait for the next one.

Bad day means everything you do goes bad

Today was a pretty rough day. My phone died all of sudden, it was fully charged with I left home and in the afternoon, it shut off itself. And I didn’t even use it. It couldn’t even turn on even whey I plugged it in, the battery wouldn’t charge. Dead phone.

After work, I decided to go to get a car wash, didn’t realize it takes so long to wait in line. There was about 5 cars ahead of me and I waited over 40 minutes before it was my turn. And when it was finally my turn, I was trapped in the car wash. That’s right, who gets trapped in a car wash?? Me!! The door to get out of the car wash wouldn’t open when I reach the gate. So I couldn’t get out. My phone was dead so I couldn’t call anyone to help. Luckily, the guy behind me was nice enough to help me call and finally someone arrived. He was trying to reset the door but it still wouldn’t open. He had to call his manager on the phone to ask for instructions on how to open, he tried a few times and still, no luck. Finally, he had to manually lift the door open and I could escape. A simple car wash turned into over an hour of my time. What a waste of my time … and I was starving which made me even more annoyed.

Seriously, when you are having a bad day, everything you touch or do does not work like you normally would. I just went home and just went to bed, not doing anything more. :'(