Friday, August 31, 2012

Dae Ji Pork Cutlet in Burquitlam

Visited Dae Ji in Burquitlam!  It is small Korean restaurant that focuses on Tonkatsu: (豚カツ, とんかつ or トンカツ, pork cutlet), is a Japanese food made of cutlet. It consists of a breaded, deep-fried pork cutlet one to two centimeters thick and sliced into bite-sized pieces, generally served with shredded cabbage and/or miso soup (as quoted from wikipedia).

The meals come with a cabbage salad, corn, rice and some pickled radish.  Each dish ranges roughly from $8.00-$10.00CAD, depending on what you want.

We had the cheese hamburger steak, cheese pizza pork cutlet and the cheese kimchi pork cutlet: all $9.50CAD each. It was yummy and I do recommend it!

website to site:

Picture time!
menu posted outside- they accept other methods of payment.  :)
inside the restaurant
ikea cups! lol
Cheese Hamburger Steak
close up of the cabbage salad
Cheese Kimchi pork cutlet
Cheese pizza pork cutlet
Happy eating guys!


Friday, August 24, 2012

Indochine Kitchen- Alternative to Phnom Penh?

Have you been to Phnom Penh in Vancouver?  If you haven't yet and you like to eat chicken wings, please do go visit them for their fried wings.  They may not give the best service but their wings are so delicious!

When I heard that Indochine Kitchen is opened by a relative of the owner of Phnom Penh, I had to go try their wings.  A friend also recommended it as well as recommended the lychee mojito!  I loved the mojito but the wings at Indochine was a little disappointing.  It lacks the flavour, plus I enjoy gnawing on the wing tip, which they did not have here.  This place has the feel of a lounge rather than a restaurant.  It's very modern and pretty but for the food, I do rather eat at the original location.  The luc lac was also disappointing.  It was very...dry..and the cut of beef is different than Phnom Penh.  It's more like thick chunks of beef versus strips of soft succulent beef at Phnom Penh.  lol.  The butter beef was good, tasted almost identical!

I would come back here if I felt like having a drink and munching, will not come back for dinner.

Location: 1 Broadway East, Vancouver, BC V5T 1V4
Phone: (604) 568-0828
Link to site:

Picture time!
lychee mojito~
beef luc lac
butter beef
chicken wing without the tips

Mini States Trip back in July 2012

Went on a one day States trip back in July and forgot to upload these pictures.  Had my usual Jack in the Box and stopped by the Macaroni Grill again.  :D

Also picked up some nose strips and other misc things from Walmart. 
Hammie came with us- road trip pig!
mmmmm Jack in the Box steak melt
All American burger
Bellini that was not what I thought it was until it came. ><
free bread and vinaigrette and olive oil!
cartoon drawing of us!
chicken with mashed potatoes
peach sorbet for dessert!
started doodling for fun while waiting for the bill
2 packs of biore!
clean and clear on the go
stronger nose strips from Sephora!

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Ombre Hair/ Blonde dipped Hair

I recently dyed my hair again.  I was inspired by my hair extension and decided to make this ombre look.  It took me 2 failures to figure out how to do it properly.  I used Loreal Blondissima again as it worked fairly well the first time.

What not to do: I initially put the bleach dye in the hair for 45minutes and then washed it out and then redid the tips for another 45 minutes and it turns out that I should have just left it on until my hair physically changed into an orange colour instead of doing it by time.  I also realized I wasted a lot of bleach as I only used 1/3 of the bottle but mixed everything inside the bottle.  I threw away 2 blondissima's as I mixed both of them in the bottle.  By the 3rd try, I realized I should mix it in a separate container and apply it with a brush.

Here goes my little hair adventure!
Here is me with my original hair, it was dyed black earlier this year and it faded out to a brown black.

original hair- Front
 Loreal Blondissima works wonders and it really didn't damage my hair much.
colour chart of what it "should" do
me wearing a cap/ wearing my friends shirt
this is what I saw after I removed the foil after 45 min.  It was a reddish brown
First bleaching! Front
First bleach- Back
After my second bleach job on the tips I thought it would suffice and I attempted to put a blonde over the bleached colour.  It failed as the hair colour was still too strong and blonde bairly did anything.  It did take a bit of the brassy red/orange out though.  I used Loreal sublime Mousse and I hated smelled awful and I swear it sucks.
 The is the colour after 2 bleachings and one blonde colouring.  It was still an orange brown.  It was not quite the ombre/ hair dip look so I knew I had to fix it.  I asked my bf and some friends how it looked and they said it looks like my hair grew out......o____O  not the answer I was looking for.
excuse the look on my face, it was super sunny- Front view of blonde hair dye in
Back view of blonde hair dye in
A day later I decided to bleach the tips to make it more obvious that I am creating a ombre/ hair dip look.  This is the 2nd time I bought the bleach and mixed the whole bottle and used 1/3 of it...throwing the rest away.  The look after was close to what I wanted and I was satisfied at the time but deep down inside I knew I wanted blonde tips...real platinum blonde or something close to that.  I also got annoyed with the tips of my hair...there was a lot of obvious split ends so I grabbed a pair of scissors and snipped snipped snipped! my hair is a little blunt now on the ends..I think it's fine, saved money on hair cut!
redyed the tips to make it look ombre/dipped hair- Front
My 3rd attempt using Blondissima, I mixed it in a container and painted it on my tips instead of wasting another bleach dye.  I also picked up an ash blonde hair colour to cover the brassy orange.  I picked up Clairol Perfect 10. 
light ash blonde
After bleaching until my hair turned yellow, I washed out the bleach.  Oh yeah!!  It was finally blonde..woot woot and my hair still felt fine.  :D  The picture below shows my hair as slightly wet.  I was tired to dry it all the way with a blow dryer so I just dyed over slightly damp hair.
This is after the 3rd bleach before the hair dye
I love the Clairol Perfect 10.  It didn't smell too bad, although hair dye is hair dye...I guess Asian hair dye is better in regards to the scent.  I only had to leave the Clairol Perfect 10 in my hair for 10 minutes!  I was very pleased with the results!  And here it is....the top is black, middle is brown and bottom is blonde!
 I love this hair. If I get bored of it I can cut the blonde off and tada, new hair style!