Monday, November 27, 2006

An "all star" weekend

This past weekend was a very memorable one for us.


I took the skytrain intop Vancouver. It brought back fond memories of the subway system in Seoul.

I went to Utopia Academy in Vancouver to get my hair cut. Dispite the "new tecniques" the student was trying to learn on me, it was a good haircut.

My American cousin, Jake, was in town so he met up with me at the salon and we went to Chinatown. We did lot's of touristy things, like taking pictures of the Chinese garden with our cell phone cameras and going to all the local gift shops.

Jake and I had some Nem-sam: a Chinese arrangement of small foods.

Jake and I went to Metrotown (via the skytrain)---we're sooooo metro. We did a little Christmas shopping/adding things to our own Christmas wishlists.

4:00pm-by this time it was starting to become a snowy winter wonderland.

Triple date with Jamie, Brian, Laura, Ryan, Lane at Pasta Polo (a very yummy organic pasta restuarant).

Off to Chapters to look at all the picture travel books and to make my own travel wishlist.

9:00-11:00 pm
Bowling to our hearts content. Jamie got a "turkey" (3 strikes in one turn).

Sunday-snow day!!

Christmas bake-off. I made shortbread cookies, banana chocolate chip loaf...and brainstorming more recipes to come!!

Not too snowy to make an appearance at Nathan and Lydia's pad for some "catching up" time.

Total snow accumulated: almost to my knees
Approx. temp: -10

Monday, November 20, 2006

Quattro Reunito!

We're lucky to be able to share lives and memories with 2 highly interesting and special people, Lydia and Nathan (the Skulls). After seeing Lydia and Nathan every day for 12 months in a far away alien land, the four of us have been apart for the past few months. But now the Skulls are back in Langley (after spending a few months in Ontario, Mexico, and Boston, to name a few of the places they've been).

Even better, they live really close to us - only about 5 minutes away by car. That's almost as good as in Korea, when we lived a 2 minute walk away from each other.

Thursday, November 02, 2006

Dodgeball isn't just for kids anymore....

Dodgeball: the name of a traditional American game involving players trying to avoid being hit by a ball that players on the other team are throwing at them.

Bait-ball: One team member lobs a ball up in the air to distract the other team, while a second team member throws a ball at normal speed in hopes of getting someone out.

Suicide throw: In some rulesets, individuals can cross the center line while jumping. They are only out when their feet hit the floor. Suiciders take advantage of this by attempting to jump across the center line and throw the ball before their feet hit the ground.

Mexican Flying Coffin Filler: Involves a blocker springing a thrower up off of his/her back to gain forward momentum on an aerial throw

Fake Doctor: This tactic can be used in Dr. Dodgeball. First, a selected teammate pretends to be 'out'. Of course, they really are not. Second, another teammate pretends to be the doctor and touches the teammate, bringing them back 'in'. The opposing team then thinks that the second person is the doctor, even though he is not. The entire team then aims for the second person, thusly sparing the real doctor.

The team:
Chuck it like it's hot.

Every tuesday night we're chucking it and we're hot,

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

The first picture is Jamie's parents back yard last week (October 25th ish). The second picture is their back yard as of this weekend (October 29th ish). Note how high the snow is one the swingset. They've never seen this much snow in one snowfall, let alone in October.