Month: May 2007

I can see your face

So many times this past week I have felt a little tug on my heartstrings when I think of the people who have in simple and gentle ways brightened my days in this city. And even though I have not left, now and then I think of them when I am alone, and I know I will miss them. For the wonderful way you embrace me when you see me cry… for the quiet understanding you’ve extended me as well as the []

Bonjour, 'yellow gold'!

How lucky can I get? Only two times have I visited Bonjour Brioche… and BOTH times are the only times I have ever stepped on dog-poo in my entire life in Toronto! ARRGH! :P It was a great outing nonetheless…especially the forecasted grey weather turned to blue skies and bright sunshine. With pretty flowers to line our way, what more can a couple of girls ask for on a Sunday in spring? :)

Me & Toronto

Tonight is my last night alone in Toronto. From tomorrow until the day I fly back to Singapore I will be surrounded by people. And for some reason, I wanted to have some time alone tonight. Just me… in Toronto. I came to this city a curious and eager 19 year old. I remember the thrill of living on my own away from home. There was the initial loneliness, but how exciting it was to do everything on my own for the []

My First Opera

I’ve heard it said that you can’t know if you like opera or not until you’ve actually gone to the opera. As much as I love the sound of classical music, I never actually thought I’d like opera. That’s one reason why I never actually went to the opera in all my years in Toronto. That is, until tonight. I decided that I wanted to try opera before I left Toronto because over here I can get $20 tickets if I’m under []

The Humorous World of Disney

I went to catch Erich Kunzel conduct the Toronto Symphonic Orchestra in ‘The Magical Music of Disney’ tonight with my friends. It was a lot of fun! I felt like a groupie mouthing the words to the songs half the time… Well, maybe a little more than half the time. Heh. The feel and caliber of the performance I attended was not exactly as wonderful as the TSO Pops Christmas one I attended in December (which was also conducted by Erich Kunzel), []

What Hoo?

From time to time, Zibin and I will drift into inane conversation about the names of future kids. (Check out this old post to see what else has come up as unfortunate name candidates.) Today’s short interchange on the phone went like this: Me: Hey, if we have a daughter next time, can we name her Zoe?? I like the name… Zoeeee Hoo! ZB: It’s a nice name, but it’s not Biblical issit? Me: Yes it is! It’s in the New Testament… []

My Weekend

Saturday was my much anticipated date with Wanting (one of the very rare times we actually make plans to go out together for an extended period of time). The original plan was to visit UTSC (UT’s Scarborough Campus) so I could show Wanting where I spent my first year in Toronto and for me to see the new buildings there. However, since Wanting was still feeling unwell, we decided to change plans. After a long lunch at Pho Hung on Bloor, I []

Poor John

I called my mom who’s traveling in China with my grandmother to wish her Happy Mothers’ Day. In the process I found out that John is in Changi General Hospital because the poor boy had injured his right leg: torn the ligament, dislocated his ankle and fractured his leg in two places while playing soccer on Saturday. Oh, and in the process of getting injured he scored what may be the most beautiful goal in his life, a hard hit to the []

My Surprise BBQ Farewell Party

Click on any thumbnail to enter photo album I’m usually a very bad target for surprises. Just ask Zibin! As much as I seem oblivious to everyday goings on at times, I am usually very savvy when it comes to signals that there’s something cooking under my nose. But today, when I turned up at Tingfang’s condo for what I thought was a small BBQ with just her, Keith, Wanting, Calvin and me, I was totally blown out of the water to []