Wednesday, July 28, 2010
My time will come.
Being able to drive to work and have the car at my own leisure makes me feel giddy, even though i seldom use it. Though I don't have a lot of places to go, nor have many people to see, it hasn't been an entirely wasted week. Had dinner with Shirley and Victoria, because they said they were worried about me. They ended up coming over and somehow the two of them ended up staying the night. It turned into a sleep over; we painted our nails, watched TV, and ate junk food at the wee hours of the morning. We got Victoria to stay up past 2am before she really passed out and we all slept together in the master bedroom. It felt nice. I was having terrible thoughts and I loathe myself for feeing things i shouldn't be feeling, so much that I didn't even go to work the next day. Any person would want the whole house to themselves, but this time for me, I wanted none of that. It made me scared and alone. And I hated it. Especially when I’m not trashing the house with parties like I know I could. It really sucks to feel like you're not wanted, especially with a certain person's family, among other people.
Jacky and I went to Asbridge Bay's Woodbine beach the past week. It was forecasted to rain, but we still went regardless of weather conditions. It was a hot day and the weather was behaving when we got there. I brought a picnic blanket and we sat in front of the waters. We went in the water but it was too cold to completely submerge ourselves into it. So we just lied there soaking up vitamin D, and snacking on animal crackers. I've brought a bucket and shovel to make sand castles, but the texture of the sand was not even due to heavy rainfall the night before. There were still a lot of people there though, a lot of them playing volleyball. We stayed there for about 3 hours before it started to rain cats and dogs, and that was perfect time for us to leave.
Went back to my place to shower away all that sand and then i proceeded to cook dinner. We watched Couples Retreat in HD while eating; it turned out to be a relaxing night.
I also went to another summerlicious called Quince, they served French cuisine. We went with Jacky's engineering friends to celebrate 3 people's birthdays. The restaurant itself was very pretty but the food wasn't too good in my standards. It was "ma ma day laaa". I ended up having to switch entries with Jacky again because my knife refused to cut into the meat. Oh well, I’m happy I got to dress up.
I've been doing so much online shopping once again, spending so much money once again...and its USD money too! Firstly, I finally got myself an external hard drive from Dell, it will probably last me my entire life since it’s 1.5TB. That's more than enough for me. I like it though; it's small, sleek and shiny. But it's heavy :( I can't do heavy...I’m too weak-sauce for heavy...
It goes perfectly with the O!Play HD Media player that Jacky got me. It's a match made in heaven. What's Minnie without Mickey? What's Spongebob without Patrick? I say what's an external hard drive without O!Play????! Yeah that was lame, but you catch my drift. The point is, they belong together. Now I can watch AWESOMENESS HD-goodness on TV, whatever I want, however I want. No longer do I have to burn anything on DVD's or CD's. Just plug and go.
Just yesterday i nearly spent 200 USD on online shopping for clothes at yesstyle.com :( I need to stop itttt. I hope they come looking as good as the picture. I don't want disappointment.
Finally got a chance to watch Despicable me. It is the cutest movie ever next to Toy Story 3, now I really really need to see Inception, everyone's talking about it, I gotta see it!
Wednesday, July 21, 2010
Finally went to summerlicious, yay. We went to Coppi Ristorante, it's an Italian restaurant. The restaurant itself was not very appealing on the outside, it looked like just a big giant blue Lego piece, but inside was really nice and fancy. We both ordered Grilled calamari for appetizer; it was a good dish, except I didn't like the red peppers. I ordered their sirloin steak for the main and Jacky ordered the lamb shank. We ended up swapping our dishes because my steak was bleeding a little too much for my liking...*shivers*. Both were very good though. As for desert, he got tiramisu and I got panna cotta. Mmm I love panna cotta.
After dinner we went to
I went to wonderland with the co workers on Sunday, a lot of them brought their other half too, mine didn't come but that’s okay, I’ll go with him another time in the summer since I got two tickets. We were a hugeeeeee group of 22 people, it was awesomeeee! CC Wong came too and brought her 3 sons. Farion was so "bat yeem" but such a cutie pie. He kept running off and we did a lot of babysitting =)
I got to go on the behemoth twice! So happy, and we would have gone a third me at night but we were so tired and walking all the way back did not seem too appealing at that moment.
Bumper cars was one of the highlights of the day, since we had such a big group, we pretty much had the place all to ourselves, and bumper cars was violent with us ahaha; people going backwards and chasing each other and bumping each other, it was fun but of course, it was too short.
We all went to
We even went to the kid’s area, into snoopy land to play boo blasters; it was fun, in a childish way. You ride an extremely slow car and you shoot monsters in the "not so" haunted house. Robin kicked my butt at Boo Blasters because my gun wasn’t working properly, but I’m glad Henry got his butt kicked by cece Haahaaa. My brother and some went to the splash works, I didn't get to go but I’ll defiantly go next time around, didn't go on timber wolf falls either because it started to rain a little bit and it was a bit windy. The games are really hard, they have a giant Domo, I really wanted it but Derek was unable to win me one.
Funnel cake was yummy too. What is wonderland without funnel cake? Honestly? A lot of people got the foot long hot dog, I will get that next time, since it looks so WHOA!
It was a really fun day, I was surprised all of us managed to stay together for the most part, and then there's karaoke the next week! No customer days are awesome <3
Can’t wait to go Wonderland again!
Always hard coming back from a trip and continuing on your life as you would everyday. It was a short trip, but it was fun. It all seemed like a dream, didn't last long enough. I really should have posted this long ago; it all seems so ancient now.
Jacky rented a car for the trip, so he doesn't have to take the one at home. We were fortunate enough to get a brand new car; it was a very nice Mazda 3 in Silver.
First stop took about 2 hours. We went to
We drove through a wine street/road that had a lot of wineries and a lot of merchants selling fresh fruits and berries. We also stopped by that infamous clock at
We finally arrived at
After getting settled in we walked around the falls for a bit and got tickets to ride on the maid of the mist where the ferry takes you right beside the falls. Unfortunately we stood on the wrong side of the ship and we didn’t get as soaked as I wanted, it was still a good view though.
We went to the nice garden beside the falls, I usually see people taking their wedding pictures there but none were there this week. A lot of couples were there, some were hiding near the pond making out, it was cute. I’m getting so old; I get tired so fast from walking. I feel sorry for my future kids. The garden was really nice, like I remembered; the grass was so green it could almost be fake. There weren’t a lot of people, so enjoying the scenery was so much better; I just wish I had a better camera to capture all the beauty.
Went across the street to the Hershey store, and starbucks for a bit to leech off some air conditioning before heading back to Clifton Hills. We got an attraction package that let us go to 3 different places. Firstly, we went to the fun house, it was cool, not too big though, but it was fun playing with everyone, especially the ginormous bouncy balls. Then there was the croaked room, I always liked that room, it was hard to stand still. Too bad all these attractions are so small, it would be a lot more fun if they made them bigger. Or maybe I’m just too old for them and I don’t find much excitement from them…such a sad thought. Next we went to The Guinness book of records museum, it was small as usual, I’ve been there so many times so I wasn’t too whoaaa about everything. Compared to the Ripley’s believe it or not museum, the Guinness museum is a big thumbs down. They need to update everything. Lastly we went to the Haunted house. This one we went to, they said there are no live people inside, it’s mainly just sensors that activate everything and all we do is walk but it was still pretty eerie. It was really dark and silent, but it was pretty fun. Things were popping out all around us at random places. We cheated by finding the sensors first and activating them before entering that particular room so that they won’t scare the bejesus out of us.
It was dark when we finally finished the attractions; we decided to take one more stroll through
Woke up late today with the site of Jacky beside me wide awake playing bubble breaker on my cell phone. I don’t understand how he can get up so early when we slept so late. Had a croissant and lemon tea for breakfast. Croissants from T&T are so tasteless. We walked over to skyline Inn to go to their Indoor Waterpark. It’s my first time there and I loved it! It was huge! There were 4 water tubes, our favorite one was the purple one because that was with the “toilet bowl” we go around and around and then we go down another tube when we reach the hole. On two occasions our directions went out of whacked and we ended up going down backwards, that was scary. We also went on the wave pool; we were sitting in a donut for 10 minutes in the water just waiting for the waves to come. It wasn’t very strong waves like the ones I remember in Disney world, but it did manage to push us back slowly. We played in the kid’s area, which was a very very wet area since there were water coming out of almost everything and everywhere! It was fun; I wish I knew how to swim. Yes, I still haven’t learned, I’ve been procrastinating learning and Jacky’s been procrastinating teaching. Defiantly sometime this summer though…defiantly…
Finally we went into the Jacuzzi, stayed in there for about 15 minutes. Was so dizzy when I got out, had to walk really really slowly. That was the end for us; our skin was getting pruney and wrinkly. We played for 3 hours; I want to go back again!
We walked back to our hotel and changed, getting ready to cross the border to do some shopping. There wasn’t at lot of people lining up at the border at the time we went to we were lucky. The border guy was nice, we went through without complications. So now it was just us and a map plus a GPS to lead us the way to the Fashion Outlet. It was about half an hour drive, we made it without getting lost. YEAH!
We shopped for quite a while. Didn't get much there for the fear of being over limit and then getting taxed at the border. I did manage to get a sick pair of shoes though. Ummm what else, I got a skirt from Charlotte Russe, and a bag of chocolate from Lindt =D There was a Coach outlet there, but didn't get anything because I dumbly brought my purse along which meant I would go wayyyyyy over the daily limit if I were to purchase something. They even had a Juicy store and the prices were amazinggggggg but again I didn't manage to get anything from there either. At the end of the day, we had Applebee’s for dinner, which was just beside the Outlet mall. The portions were ginormous, compared to that of
We hurried back to
Jacky surprised me with Breakfast in bed this morning, he had snuck out in the morning and brought back breakfast from Denny's that was down the street. That was sweet. We were supposed to go Marineland this day but it was raining, so we had a change of plans. We crossed the border again, and it was an hour drive to
We had dinner at the cheesecake factory. It was such a nice place. We had crab cakes for appetizers, steak for main, and we ordered a tiramisu cheesecake for desert. It was yummy, very filling too.
There was a Target right around the corner of Walden Galleria, so we stopped by there and walked around for a bit. I always wanted to go to a target, I guess you can say it's like an american Walmart, but better. Got a few random things and then we were on our way home, it was getting dark and harder to read the signs.
We got back late at night, took a stroll along the falls and went to the great Canadian midway again. Played a few games and we went around ticket machines to look for abandoned tickets to make our ticket count even lol. We are such leeches. Eventually we got 3 mini colorful back scratchers, and a toy house fly (which Jacky left the house keeper to scare her).
Today was the last day, we checked out of our inn at . We walked around the falls for the last time, and then we went to Fallsview casino. I took out a 20 to play slots, and I actually had some beginners luck and kept winning $6 in every other spin and I could have left it there but I kept going and going until I reached zero. Blah. We went back to
It was a fun 4 days, always too short though. It was a really good small getaway; I really felt much better coming back. Vacations are healthy.
My family is going on Vacation next week, and my dad told me so last minute that I wasn’t able to book a week off so suddenly. That made me very sad, and my manager tried her best to help me too, but still it can’t be helped. Also my brother’s girlfriend is coming over next week, and they are also going on a short vacation so I’ll be home alone for the most part. I really want to go