May 2011 archive

7 days before my trip and my camera breaks!!!

Thank God Matt was able to fix it for me. We had “The Talk” about how to take care of your electronics. I thought machines serve YOU but I guess it’s the other way around.

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So here’s a run down of my last week here in Victoria:

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Carla, Andrew, Matt and I saw the band Men without Hats at club 9one9. It was amusing. We sang, we danced and as a bonus, they played ABBA’s S.O.S. song as their encore performance!

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Saturday, May 7th was mom’s birthday and everyone showed up!

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Mamma Kate and Marley stayed for a long time. Marley is the most laid back child in the world. We all loved holding her.

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Ming Ming in all her glory.

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Marie Josee, mom and Sandra all have their birthdays in May.

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Matt and I stayed over night and celebrated mother’s day with mom. We had a Mimosa party and watched the movie Julie & Julia. Love you mom!


The rest of the week has been; work, food, dance parties in the living room and a lot of pre-trip hanging out with both Matt and the Kat. Sweet chili roasted chicken with arugula and feta salad.


Lebanese steak tartar (Kibbeh Nayeh) with home-made hummus. My favorite food in the world!


7 month anniversary and more.

Matt and I celebrate our anniversary every month. It’s silly and fun and a little bit crazy like us. The night before “the big day” we went to The Oyster Bar and consumed 48 oysters and many champagne flutes.


The day of, to keep with the seafood theme, I made shrimp 3 ways.  Black bean scallops with butter shrimp and cucumber mint salad.

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Above(this picture doesn’t do it justice):

To the left: shrimp with garlic and butter and crispy sage garnish.

To the right: shrimp with chorizo, tomato, garlic, onion, parsley and cilantro. Lots of fresh lemon squeezed on top.