Tuesday, November 28, 2006
Monday, November 27, 2006
Pepperoni, green pepper and mushroom pizza
Crunchy Chicken cheese wrap with potatoe fries
Chicken fingers with fries and dipping sauce
beef and rice from Edo Japan
THE GREAT CANADIAN BURGER!!!!!! (side of rice)
Greek salad (the best in the city)
home cooked roast beef, mashed potatoes, green beans, and brown bread (and gravy) .................okay I did alright on this one but only one out of these seven meals is healthy....................ANSWER TO MY WEIGHT LOSS DIFFICULTIES SOLVED ;(
Sunday, November 26, 2006
Check out this dangerous bull riding. The object is to hold on for 8 seconds while kicking your sharp boots into the bull to make it jump all over.
Here there are 2 cowboys riding horses and one of them jumps of his horse to wrestle with the steer
This is called team roping. One cowboy ropes around the cows neck and the other around the two back feet
Saturday, November 25, 2006
So after dinner with my mom, I headed over to a cool pub in my neighbourhood. I was with my dear friend Kenda, whom I've know for my entire life, and some of her close friends. It was nice to just sit back to have a drink.
My friend Corrie from highschool just found out today that she was accepted into the Regina Police Service, after a long exhastive elimination process. She was super excited that all her waiting was over and still found it unreal that she would be starting her career (clearly something that I am not even thinking about now). So because of the good news she had some friends over for some beers to celebrate.
The two Jen's
Corrie on the left, Jennifer on the right
Corrie and me in her apartment
Congrats Corrie, you will make an excellent police officer!!!!!!
Friday, November 24, 2006
Unlimited salad (or soup) plus fresh garlic loaf ................ that's a recipe for DANGER!!!!!
Here is my mom's linguine chicken amatriciana (with rose sauce).
And I gobbled **burp** my linguine chicken tettrazzini (with alfredo sauce).
Since I haven't used chopsticks in almost a month I decided to bring them out tonight and slurp up my meal like a typical Korean (although I don't know how much my mom liked my rude table manners, sorry mom :( My hand was sore when I finished my pasta and it brought back memories of my first time attempts at using 2 sticks to eat. There were time that I fumbled around with them and even dropped them on the floor. Korean ladies would bring me a fork as they cringed at my attempts to use them. But it wasn't too long before I caught on and could do anything with them -- from picking up a single grain of rice to holding on to chicken (bone included). I have mastered the art, if you wish, of using these tools, but I am amazed at how easy such skills are lost. I guess that means I will be eating more meals with chopsticks!!!!
More to come on food.............stay tuned for some pictures of what we 'Westerners' eat (this is for all my Korean friends out there -- all 3 of you..........haha).
Saturday, November 18, 2006
My mom and I went to a local performance featuring some of the best singers Regina has to offer. We couldn't get any pictures inside, but my mom snapped a few while we were waiting to get in. I guess she shouldn't go into photography because she had to take about 5 pictures until she got a good one and then it turns out that my eyes were closed.
Here are the funky ladies in RED HATS -- I presume they belong to the Red Hat Society
So it wasn't too long since I have returned from Korea that I headed straight back to work. It's not all that bad, because I get to hang with some cool people, who are all interested in my experience abroad. The NAVY has been good to me. I learned the valuable skill of cooking. This past weekend I had to prepare for a cocktail party and I was in my element. My favourite thing to do is finger-foods. Take a look at the spread we put on...................looks tasty doesn't it???
Here is my creative meat, cheese and pickle tray -- presentation is key!!!
Everyone hard at work
The least favorite part of my job -- the dishes!!!!
Saturday, November 11, 2006
November 11th is a day to remember. Remember those who fought and lost their lives in WWI, WWII, Korean war and other wars so that we as Canadians can enjoy the freedom we have today.
It wasn't until I returned from Korea that I realized that we as Canadians, and me in particular, take the concept of freedom for granted. Having lived in South Korea for 14 months I witnessed first hand the tensions of living in a hostile situation. South Koreans live in a constant state of threat from their communist neighbours to the north. Every South Korean male is required to do at least 2 years of mandatory military service. The Korean war which ended in 1953, has still not officially ended -- technically they are still at war.
Canadians wear poppy's as an act of remembrance. The poppy's significance to Remembrance Day is a result of Canadian military physician John McCrae's poem In Flanders Fields. The poppy emblem was chosen because of the poppies that bloomed across some of the worst battlefields of Flanders in World War I, their red colour an appropriate symbol for the bloodshed of trench warfare.
This is carved into a large stone in down-town Regina. Notice the KOREAN WAR is also mentioned
I was resposible for handing out wreaths to the different local organizations just before they placed them on the statue. It was here that I met the director of The Regina Korean Cultural Association. I spoke to him in Korean and he was quite impressed so we exchanged numbers. His wife is an english teacher in Seoul only 20 minutes away from where I used to work.
-- Salute --
Sunday, November 05, 2006
It was a spectacular event and was really special to me because I got to see my great friends. I shared some of my Korean adventures and gave away some traditional Korean goodies. I hope Kim will come back with stories to tell and a different culture to share with us.
The night was a blast -- as you can tell from the pictures!!!!
Here is Kim with her journal that I gave her so that she can write about her trip
The infamous Korean squat -- Good job Kim, you are a natural!!! Maybe you should be visiting Korea not England....hehe
Tanya and her boyfriend -- how cute!!!
Tracy with her goodie pack
Crystal -- the hostess of the party!!!!!
Nicole and ME :)
MORE PICTURES FROM THE PARTY TO COME..............STAY TUNED!!!!!