August 19, 2010 § Leave a comment
Born in Taiwan, my parents have parachuted me down for school and I have been in Vancouver, the most livable city in the world on and off ever since. Currently residing around main street, one of the trendiest and up-coming neighbourhoods is my hood. Being single and all (plus laziness), I have been doing a lot of eating-outs this year. I used to enjoy cooking and cooking but that’s behind me now (I do hope it’s just a phase; I can still remember the pleasure of searching for recipes, shopping for ingredients, cleaning, dicing and finally patting myself on the back for a job well done)
It was Wednesday yesterday. You guessed it; It’s the Wednesday Salsa at the Forum. We had some VIP passes left (FREE tickets can be pick up at Don Guacamoles at 1333 Robson St.) and my new salsa friends are royal followers and devoted students of Alfonzo Caldera, lead instructor at Bravo Dance Company. He was giving a free beginning lesson and put together a performance so I decided to look into what the hype was about (Mehhh..Alfonzo is alright; I am just a part of Rogerism, to each its own)
I digress. (this is my most repeated term, hence the name of my blog; I can not keep my thoughts still)
A party of 5 in MuiGarden Restaurant at 7:34 pm on the dot, this is the third time this month I have frequented, partly because of
the New Fish Soup Noodle Combo for $7.75 (after the evil HST and tips, it is under $10).
SOUP BASE + TOPPINGS + NOODLES
1. SOUP BASE: you have selection of 4-5 different kind of fish soup bases.
2. TOPPINGS: then you pick 2 toppings out of 8-12 different kinds of ingredients.
3. NOODLES: to complete the dish, you have choice of the types of noodles you like.
OHHH..It’s not over yet, it comes with a drink, my personal favourite is HK lemon tea (my faithful pick-me-up)
Usually, I go with pumpkin and tomato soup base; my toppings would be beef balls, fish puff and thick rice noodles. YUM!
Four of us went with this special except an unwise man ordered dried curry with noodles before salsa; On top of that, he was re-inventing the way Asians pick up noodles, twirling the noodles with his chopsticks and making a small nest like how Italians do it. He should be so thankful that he didn’t reek of all the spices combined with sweat, not sexy.
August 17, 2010 § Leave a comment
I GOT 2! I am not greedy but I really really needed them.
HUGS made my day. They are just what I covet: not sunshine, vitamin B12 complex nor Salsa.
PLEASE COME GET YOUR FREE HUGS!
ps. I have applied a filter to rotate my video already. It opened up right side up on my new Macbook using QuickTime Pro. I apologize if you have to TILT your head side ways to view my video. if you have trouble viewing, please view it from HERE.
pps. don’t get me started on why I am unable to embed fb video on WordPress or why it shows up sideways still after I sign up on YouTube. Next time, I will make sure record the right way from my NOKIA X3.
August 16, 2010 § Leave a comment
Once a week lesson for couple of months now, I have since moved up to intermediate.
Roger is my instructor whom I repeatedly refuse when he asks me to dance. I always lose; the next scene would be him picking me up and placing me in the middle of the dance floor. (Of course, I would bust my moves after that)
It has been a busy past week for me: I have made a point to want to get more practice so I attended some of the events offered by the Vancouver Salsa Scene. (Believe it or not, there is an event every day of the week in Vancouver)
1. Salsa At The Forum WEDNESDAYS /August 11th, 2010/1163 Granville St./
After a massive opening night of housing 300 guests the week before, I arrived at the Forum catching the last few minutes of the complementary lesson by Roger and his gang. Without a habit of drinking when salsa-ing (hmmmmm, the obvious reasons of not wanting to create an unconventional scented perfume and my not so-sure-surefooted moves), mojitos, the classic refreshing summer drink in HUGE jam glass jar did catch my attention (temptation, I resist).
Letting her voice roll with a sultry rough edge, an exotic lady whose name I didn’t manage to catch was performing live. Added Bonus.
2. Salsa Duello DOES THE 70s/August 14th, 2010/412 West Hastings St/
Since it is a themed event, my belief has always been: if you got it, flaunt it; if you don’t (why?…), at least try it with moderation. With jumpsuit making its comeback, I cheated by wearing one of my newly acquired jumpsuit pieces by ‘Twice Shy, Organic wear with an attitude. It is made out of a jersey cotton material with the cutest peephole back and strappy shoulder design. I love it! almost like a sporty yoga wear with a twist, perfect for salsa with wide leg swaying when I move.
But, I digress.
Brave of me, I usually go to these types of events alone (anyone? want to join?). I did have a few run-ins of questionable behaviuor but it has not dampened my enthusiasm. It has just lessened my guilt of saying NO to ‘do you want to dance?’
3. Dancing in the street/August 15th, 2010/Granville Street between Robson and Georgia/
I had missed the previous ‘Dancing in the street’ on July 18th and 25th so I made sure I marked my calendar, set my alarm and there I was without fail in the hottest day of Vancouver Summer on Granville Street between Robson and Georgia where it is closed to traffic. (you really did not have to move, trust me, I was dripping just standing there) At 2pm with sun blazing from a cloudless sky, there was a FREE intro salsa lesson offered by Roger in his usual tight tight TIGHT shirt. FUN.