Dastardly Dreams

What kind of a person wakes up at 5a.m. in the morning because she couldn’t solve a conundrum in her dreams? A crazy one, I bet. I was sound asleep…then I started wondering (while in my dreams!) about the correct spelling of the word ‘chrysanthemum’. Was it ‘chrysanthemum’ or ‘chrysenthemum’? I thought it was the former, but suddenly, in my dreams, the latter looked more and more plausible. The anxiety built up until I couldn’t bear it anymore. I woke up, turned []

Of Swimmer's Butts & Home-cooked Meals

It has been an interesting two days. Yesterday I went swimming at Hart House despite my better judgment. As a result, my pectoral muscles which have been aching since pilates on Wed were strained even further. I swam the last two laps with just one good arm, prompting HX to comment that I was akin to the “Dying Swan” in Les Trockaderos. As funny as that thought was, it wasn’t the most memorable incident at the pool yesterday. I erm… accidentally poked []

Of Swimmer’s Butts & Home-cooked Meals

It has been an interesting two days. Yesterday I went swimming at Hart House despite my better judgment. As a result, my pectoral muscles which have been aching since pilates on Wed were strained even further. I swam the last two laps with just one good arm, prompting HX to comment that I was akin to the “Dying Swan” in Les Trockaderos. As funny as that thought was, it wasn’t the most memorable incident at the pool yesterday. I erm… accidentally poked []

Steeped Tea, Hot Choc or Coffee? Now you don't have to choose!

It’s really true that you never stop learning new things. Having become a sort of ‘ah jie’ figure in Toronto whom most juniors expect to know a lot about UofT & T.O., it’s refreshing to learn new things from a freshman. For example, I never knew we could order a ‘part hot choc, part coffee’ from Timmies before HX told me about it a couple of weeks back. It turned out to be unexpectedly palatable for this non-coffee drinker. Then, today, we []

Steeped Tea, Hot Choc or Coffee? Now you don’t have to choose!

It’s really true that you never stop learning new things. Having become a sort of ‘ah jie’ figure in Toronto whom most juniors expect to know a lot about UofT & T.O., it’s refreshing to learn new things from a freshman. For example, I never knew we could order a ‘part hot choc, part coffee’ from Timmies before HX told me about it a couple of weeks back. It turned out to be unexpectedly palatable for this non-coffee drinker. Then, today, we []

Algonquin

The trip to Algonquin Provincial Park today was a little less than expected. It seemed we spent forever on the road, and didn’t have any chance to hike along the nature trails. The lack of sunshine muted the fall colours even further. Photography-wise, the trip was quite a disappointment. But…thank goodness there were other sources for sunshine. In the first place, I had decided to go to Algonquin for reasons other than to see the fall colours since I’ve been there before. []

Eating "Cackle"

I had a great time at thanksgiving dinner. “Cackle” (the name given to our thanksgiving turkey by HM) was delicious, kudos to HM who had so painstakingly prepared it for our stomachs. I was also happy that after years of hearing about Edmund’s culinary prowess, I was finally able to taste the fruit of his skills. Well, among other things, here was our thanksgiving dinner menu…most of which was prepared by our party guests! APPETIZERS & SIDES Cream of Pumpkin Soup Potato []

Eating “Cackle”

I had a great time at thanksgiving dinner. “Cackle” (the name given to our thanksgiving turkey by HM) was delicious, kudos to HM who had so painstakingly prepared it for our stomachs. I was also happy that after years of hearing about Edmund’s culinary prowess, I was finally able to taste the fruit of his skills. Well, among other things, here was our thanksgiving dinner menu…most of which was prepared by our party guests! APPETIZERS & SIDES Cream of Pumpkin Soup Potato []