6月 08, 2004

remains of the toronto trip...

just came back from the toronto trip. it's been two weeks away from work and there has been lots of things to catch up. man... i shouldn't have planned such a long vacation.

the trip was a great one (but unfortunately not so relaxing)...

5/30 03:00 pst
started driving up to vancouver and meet peter and judy. they were so sweet that they got up at 06:00 driving us to airport to catch 07:30 flight. not only they need to get up that early, they were two weeks away from their wedding and they still found the time to give us a ride!!! what a wonderful couple... thanks guys!

5/30 13:00 est
arrived toronto... waited for about half an hour for the luggages to arrive. didn't catch enough sleep so the luggages circled around the line 10 times before i realized that it's mine... sigh... thanks kenny and sarah for picking us up from the airport. the weather of toronto was weird though... just like seattle... oh, btw, the turbulance i experienced was terrible!!!

5/30 15:00 est
home sweet home... met parents... they are both healthy and strong. though they look a bit older. but i am so thankful that they are so healthy!


fat lun kung??? no no no... HH is working on tai chi style exercises

5/31
cruised around downtown toronto with a rented pt cruiser. the car was pretty smooth. i love it. suddenly i miseed this huge city much. it's so lively and diverse. we went to the 'korean street'... yeah, it's the first time parents being here. we had lunch at a korean restaurant. in the evening we went up to florence's house and have bbq there. it's been a long time since i met the whole family. they're all growing bigger than i thought. i started to feel old now...


eating walnut and red bean cake in the korean town!

6/1
we went to niagara falls and niagara on the lake. the drive is smoother than i thought. the falls is still the same old one i visited ten years ago. but i love the wineries around the lake... the wine tasting was fabulouse. too bad i didn't have a chance to try out the restaurants there... eventually we had dinner when we drive back to downtown toronto. yay! i haven't tried such great chiense food for a long time!


the great niagara falls

6/2
this is the big day with great food!! we had lots of good food tonight, although it took me over three days to prepare all the dishes. what we have are:


wow... the abalones are ready to serve!!! a lot of work has been on these abalones. what you are seeing now had been cooked for over eight hours after three pre-cooking preparation!


cooking the sauce for shark fins. shark fins is also very time consuming--it took me almost the same amount of work and time to cook these little fins as the abalones. ... 飲 與 食 本 身 就 是 一 門 藝 術 , 不 單 止 要 欣 賞 完 成 品 , 當 中 的 過 程 也 堪 細 味 ....


all dishes are ready to serve!!!



we had a swell time that evening... good food and wine, good chat and enjoying the sunset


beautiful toronto!


a quick shot in old montreal. this is such a relaxed city.


HH looks like an artist selling pictures on the street of quebec city... isn't it awesome if life can be as simple as that?


dad is relaxing on a couch after 4 hours of driving from montreal to quebec city. we had a hard time finding this bed and breakfast since we couldn't find the street name on any map we have... also no one in quebec city speaks english and we don't understand french... it's so funny to ask around for directions!


nice, we are framed in the château frontenac


gold plated cathedral

1 Comments:

At 12:32 上午, Blogger eggegg said...

The trip was wonderful!! Thank you very much for arrange this trip, i love your cooking!!!

 

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