Today the sun was shining almost throughout the day. I helped my sister with the babies – prepared Thea to be ready to go with us and prepared my mom to have everything ready for Marcia when they’re at home.
Around 9:30AM we (I, Thea, my sister, and my brother-in-law) arrived at Yorkdale Mall. I promised to help them taking care of Thea while they’re doing their shopping. Thea was so happy like a cheerful bird – she ran here and there. Her favorite thing is to be carried by adults on both hands and she can jump up and down as many times as she likes. After about an hour, we put her in the stroller that looked like car. She’s so excited to drive the car. *smile*
Yorkdale changed a bit from the last time I saw it. It looks like it’s gotten facelift. There was a long queue line for Coach – I heard they’re having ‘special matching price to the US price’ this weekend. With its current strong looney against the greenback it’s practically cheaper to shop in the US than in Canada. I was not really into the shopping frenzy – it’s nice though to see things people put on displays and people that shop for things. I thought it’s better doing it during weekdays.
We bought Subway on the way home for lunch. Marcia had just awaken when got home. The babies were got fed before the adults could take theirs.
Around 3:50PM PDy Monty picked me up to go to meet PDy JLo and Sensei Lo. Wow! She has a new car. We arrived at PDy JLo’s house around 4:30PM. Everything looks the same except for their most current family picture and Nico – the mixed breed dog. Nico is part of the family now because he appears on the family picture. *smile* I used to come to this house, for our organizations meetings or for chat-over-cups-of-coffee.
Around 6PM we headed out to have dinner at Mr Luk Restaurant in Metro Square. Sensei Lo said it has the best “cu kiok” (pork hog) in town. *smile* When I was in Toronto, I was always got invited when he cooked “cu kiok”. Based on his recommendation and discussion around the table, we ordered “cu kiok” (braised pork hog with soy sauce), Taiwanese green, pork bun steamed and then pan-fried, spicy seafood soup, and seafood tofu. The “cu kiok” was really tasty! I should ask my mom and sister to try it one day.
We continued talking – it seems a lot had happened during the 2.5-year span. Alice is continuing her education at RIT (Rochester Institute of Technology) and Tessar, after completed his study at Sheridan, is working in California now, PDy Monty has teaching schedule, urban living has sprawled… and also about our organizations, our friends, Canada, etc. I talked to Jason through Sensei Lo’s cell phone – I can’t come to the International Human Rights event tomorrow. He asked as to go out for dimsum before I go back. (I can’t call most of my friends because my address book is still in the storage.)
Thank you God, again, for a good time today.