Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Christmas Sale: Portmeirion Crazy Daisy Fork Set

I found a fork set in Sears for a good deal.

It is a cute Crazy Daisy fork set made by Portmeirion Pottery.

Portmeirion Crazy Daisy Fork Set
The design is good and quality is not bad.  The price was a decent 12 dollars.

(Regular price was around 22 dollars Cdn.)

Portmeirion Crazy Daisy Fork Set 2
The pattern for each fork is actually designed differently, which is unique.

X'mas Gift for Chihuahua: Pet Ottoman House

I bought an Ottoman house for my little chihuahua babies.

They need something like that to protect them from my monkey kids...haha

Pet House Ottoman from London Drugs Canada

This is bought from London Drugs in Burnaby, BC.
It can be a space saver and can fit two small dogs or a medium dog.

My kids often step on my dogs when they run around my house, so this is good safety feature for doggies.
(Perfect Christmas Gift).

Merry Christmas!! 2012

Merry Christmas to everyone!! Happy Holidays!

I can't believe a year is almost over and Christmas is here today.

I hope everyone is enjoying the gift exchanges and holiday meals!

I have to say sometimes I don't enjoy the exchanges but I do enjoy the holiday atmosphere.

It is scary that time passes by so fast!

Sunday, December 16, 2012

H&M Kids Star Shirt

My son's class has a Christmas concert this month, and we needed to get him a shirt for that.

We found a nice kids' shirt in H&M.

H&M Kids dots shirt
It has nice cute little stars on the shirt which can be used in formal or semi-formal occasions.

H&M Kids star dots shirt 2

Starbucks: Lemon Cranberry Scone

Starbucks came out with this Lemon Cranberry Scone that my wife loves:

Starbucks Lemon Cranberry Scone

It tastes very good that she looks for them when we go to the malls.

Our New Bionaire Flat Panel Heater

We have been without a heater for 2 years because our last one broke down.

We decided to get a flat panel one this year.
It also acts as a decorating fireplace and it is a good looking piece in the living room.

Bionaire heater and chihuahua
My chihuahuas will love the heater since they are afraid of cold.

The fireplace light is powered by halogen bulb, not exactly power efficient, but I am looking at options to change it to LED.

Nexus 7 Google Android Tablet

My laptop has been slow and I have always wanted a top quality portable tablet.
It is hard to carry around my heavy laptop.

Since iPad is expensive because of the 40 percent mark up apple charges, the next choice is no doubt, Nexus 7 made by Asus.

It is arguably the best 7 inch tablet:  Powered Android 4.2, CPU is a quadcore 1GB ram.

The option of 32 GB harddrive is only for 270 Canadian plus tax.
(You get superb performance for this price.)

Nexus 7 Boxes Asus 2012
An iPad mini would have cost me 429 dollars each for a 32gb model.
Well, you know are you paying more than 150 dollars per tablet for Apple's profits.

I don't want to "donate" to apple right now, so I chose the Nexus 7.

Nexus 7 Google 32GB
The performance is indeed superb with lots of apps to download.
For someone who wants mobility and bigger screen size than a cell phone, this is perfect!

With Wifi available everywhere (except for on the bus), this is sure going to be very useful!

FatBurger: Coquitlam, BC, Canada

Fatburger is a popular burger chain restaurant that sells high end burgers.

They have several restaurants in Vancouver area and recently opened one near my place.
We haven't been there for a while and we went to try this location out.

As usual, the burgers are so fresh and the service is superb!!

You line up to make your orders, but they take the food to your seats.
Also, there is no obligation to give tips compared to other restaurants.
(because your serve your own drinks.)

The food was impressive as usual.  Many would argue burger is a burger, but theirs is better than others.
(Even better than other restaurants like White Spot or Red Robbins.)

I give them a two thumbs up!

Vancouver: Imported Japanese Mandarin Oranges

We all know Japan produces the highest quality of fruits for the types they can produce.

In Vancouver area, we found a box of these imported Japanese oranges from Japan in Kin's Farm.

Imported Original Japanese Mandarin Oranges
Amazingly, these were nicely individually wrapped and are delicious.
Mandarin Oranges individually wrapped from Japan
Good quality indeed!!