Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Toms Ballet Flats- Burlap Alessandra

After purchasing a pair of Toms ballet flats in Seattle that were a tad small I kept thinking that I need to buy myself another pair that actually fits.  I originally wanted the Alessandra burlap beige/black combo but I couldn't find them in Washington.  I got desperate and looked all around Vancouver for them and could not find them, seriously it was like "錢都買到" .  I went to places that should carry it OR had carried it earlier.  I went to Aritzia and other shoe stores in Downtown, Vancouver that supposedly should carry them and found out that they don't.  I went to Hills of Kerrisdale and they "had" them but shipped them back to the manufacturer because people complained of the weird fit.  -_____-  The Toms Canadian website had limited styles and I didn't want to shop online for them as I wanted to try the 6.5 and the 7.  I was surfing the Toms site and they so happened to have the Alessandra burlap in stock and I ended up buying it.  I purchased a size 7 as I think I'd prefer it be a bit big than too small.  The shipping took less than a week!  They are a little on the big side but I can always wear inserts!  They were $90.00CAD and with shipping it came to $107.00CAD.
Canadian Toms website: http://www.toms.ca/

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Candyland- Chips, candy and mints~

Went to Candyland to stock up on my mints and chips.  I really like the Hong Kong Calbee chips, especially in BBQ flavour.  I was also looking for my baby packs of instant noodle snack but they didnt have any so I bought an alternative(the pink bag of noodle with that little Asian girl on it).  I saw the Popin Cookin Candy in the sushi edition and I finally ended up buying it.  I will take photos of the process after I open it.  :D  Candyland also carries the donut version, the bento box version, the instant noodle/gyoza version and the ice cream version.  I bought the sushi version because I thought this one would be the most fun.  I did want to try the instant noodle/gyoza version but the liquid in the noodle seemed weird...lol
There are 2 locations of Candyland here, one in Burnaby and one in Richmond.  The one in Burnaby is located in Crystal Mall and the one in Richmond is located in Aberdeen Centre.
the 2different locations of Candyland on the bag
my juicy chewy candy
my Calbee potato chips- there are alternative flavours but I like this one the most
my alternative noodle snack
Popin Cookin Candy- sushi edition

Friday, May 18, 2012

Richmond Summer Night Market- Yummy Food!

The Original Richmond Night Market
The Richmond Summer Night Market has opened!  There are 2 locations in Richmond and both are now open!  I ave only been to the original(original being the same physical location as the years before) and have yet to go to the new location...dont know how the new location is...anyone that has been to both, want to let me know what's the difference?  I purely came to this location to eat!  Gobble gobble gobble!  I have specific places that I needed to go to and I managed to go to all of them before the huge crowd arrived!  Oh..I am going back to hunt for some BBQ squid that my friend said was good...next time...I couldn't find it this time as the crowds were too big and I was discouraged to go back into the hordes of people.  The place opened at 6:30PM and the crowd arrived at 7:00PM..gah!  I was there with my bf waiting for it to open and get to all the food stalls before the crowd.
Location: 12631 Vulcan Way, Richmond BC
The other location: 8351 River Rd, Richmond BC
just noticed that the spider man bouncy castle is weird...children enter between his legs and jump inside him........o____O
it's empty!! :D
Stopped at Top Wok first for 猪肉燒賣 pork shumai.  It was $3.00CAD and came as a skewer of 4.  My bf and I started to eat it and as I was eating my second piece I realized I had neglected to take a photo of it!! LOL...that's why there is only 1.5 left.

We also had 碗仔翅 Imitation shark fin soup at Top Wok as that's another must eat for me!  It was $5.00CAD for a size small.  I accidentally spammed it with white pepper.  -___-  LOL...it says SHARP fin soup!  Major Engrish...so funny.
Sharp fin soup!  It's actually imitation shark fin soup
red vinegar and pepper
Oh no...spammed my white pepper
it's okay, stirred it and its all good
Next stop is the oh so popular Xin Jiang Man BBQ skewers.  Service was so slow.....they took orders fast but cooking was slow and handing out the cooked food was even slower...plus it was extremely smoky.  I would recommend eating this....but the wait is sad...they need more people working!  The lamb skewers we got was tender and juicy and oh so flavourful!  It was $6.75 for 3 skewers.  They have beef, lamb, chicken and shrimp.  I prefer lamb out of all of them.

they have fans going to blow the smoke away
oooOOOooo..juicy lamb skewers

Time to eat the spiral fried potatoes!  I specifically go to Hurricane Potato Fries as I think they are the original people that started this.  There are many other stalls now that serve the same food but I still think the original is the best!  It was $3.00CAD for 1 and $5.00CAD for 2.  They come dipped in a variety of flavours and I chose BBQ.  They are so popular that they have expanded and have 2 stalls now.

see!  expanded!
my swirly BBQ flavoured potato!
Lastly I had the roast corn that I love at Roasted Corn!  I thought it was $5.00CAD but I remembered wrong ad it's $3.00CAD.  Lovely, yummy, sweet and steaming hot!  I ordered a buttered corn on cob and sprinkled it with pepper and garlic salt.  They also expanded and have 2 stalls.
mmmmm corn!
 Oh..I also picked up 2 hair clips...they were not worth the price of 2 for $10.00CAD but I really wanted them..hahha..such cute clips!
front of bow clip
back of bow clip
front of flower clip
back of flower clip

Let me know how you like the night markets! ;)


Gastown Vancouver- The Greedy Pig

Went to The Greedy Pig in Gastown, Vancouver with my coworkers for lunch!  It was YUMMMMM...I would definitely go back when I feel like a nice gourmet sandwich!  It was a tad on the pricey side as the sandwiches range from $10.00CAD-$15.00CAD but I found that it was quite filling.  I do love the side of coleslaw that each sandwich comes with.  I shared a chicken cobb sandwich and a special of the day ham and cheese? sandwich with my friend!  I personally liked the ham and cheese special but she liked the chicken cobb better.  :P  The others ate a pulled pork sandwich and BLT sandwich.  We all chose similar/overlapping sandwiches! ;D
Website link:  http://thegreedypig.ca/
Here are the pictures!
the menu

we sat inside and was darker

my sandwiches! left is chicken cobb and right is the grilled ham and cheese
the other half of the split sandwich!
The ham and cheese special again!  She also had soup!
The BLT sandwich...oooo....looks so good
The pulled pork sandwich! with soup!
the bill came and we were stuffed!