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When I went to Ontario, my “little sister” Fritchie, included apple picking in the itinerary. I was thrilled because I haven’t seen an apple tree yet. Ha!  I don’t know how it came about, but apple or apple trees seem to be a big thing on the other side of the world  (Philippines) where I grew up. :p

On the day of the apple picking, Bob (Fritchie’s husband) drove us to find a particular apple farm. While Bob was giving me a crash course about Canada, Fritchie noticed that we were driving in circles and can’t seem to find that elusive apple farm.

It’s kinda funny because we ended up going to a pumpkin farm. -_-  To maximize our time, we decided to go to Badlands as well.  Moreover,  we also had fun driving up and down the hill (a “roller coaster” ride!) in which it surely made Charles giggly. Hahaha!

pumpkins!

badlands

Bob searched for another good apple farm near the area where he grew up. The next “apple picking” itinerary got pushed back several times. Nonetheless, we were able to do it on my last day in Ontario.  It’s weird because Charles decided to get cranky during that day. He was weeping while we were walking in the apple farm. It was so loud that we can even hear the echo! Maybe he can sense that it was my last day in Ontario? Or he was just pulling our leg? Hmmm…

apple farm

Charles

Anyway, he did stop crying when he got tired.  And we all enjoyed picking (and eating) apples!  I thought apple trees are tall like pine trees. Good thing it’s not, or else, I won’t be able to reach any apples at all. It does resemble the guava tree that I used to climb when I was a teenybopper back in the Philippines.Ha!

Charles & Bob

want some? 😀

What should I do next? Maybe pick tulips in Netherlands? I didn’t get to do that when I was there (click here to read the  Netherlands article). Or be a DJ for a day at Wave radio (i hope i won’t mess up the titles. :p)? Or perform like what Madonna did during the Superbowl? Ha! We’ll see.

Ontario

I flew to Ontario few months ago for the following reasons:

  • to run an important errand (whatever that is :p) 😀
  • meet a couple of Lormanian (College) friends whom I didn’t see for more than 10 years
with Genevieve
with Fritchie

  • do some sightseeing

apple picking

bad lands

autumn breeze

with Fritchie & Charles

The Clock

The Flags 🙂

CN Tower

CN Tower (brrrr!)

Japanese Resto

fly fly away!

Korean Resto

market

pumpkins

Royalville(?) Market

The Trees

The Bridge

The Wall

niagara falls

The Walk

Special thanks to the Anderson Family (Bob, Fritchie and Charles) for letting me into their lovely home (very cozy!!!) and for taking good care of me during my stay in Ontario.

The Anderson Family

Bob. The Amazing Tour Guide who took time off as requested by his wife, Fritchie. His informative insights made the tour more interesting. I’ve learned a lot. Thanks! 🙂

Fritchie. The Super Mom who showcased her cooking skills and “encouraged” me to taste her delectable dishes which she learned from Rachael Ray (as she kept saying it ).

Ok I admit, you’re an excellent “chef” now… leveled up from our “apartment”  & “dishwasher” & financer… 😉

Charles. The Little Prince, my backseat companion, who unceasingly lighten up our daily activities and made it more extremely exciting. 😀

It’s one of the grandest time of my life! Merci Beaucoup!
(Click here to jump to the Toronto article)

🙂

atta kids!

My nephew, James, birthday party just ended. And we, the “old folks”, shared hearty laughter with regards to their funny antics. Check this out:

 Ysa (3-year old kid)

Cheska & Ysa

Ysa: Do you wanna slide?

Cheska: Yes.
(Cheska is roughly 12 – 13 years old)

Ysa: I’ll catch you!

We were not able to control our laughters because Ysa is so tiny while Cheska is very tall.

Jedd (7-year old kid)

Jedd

Jedd: Dad, I broke the TV.

Dad: This is the second time Jedd!

Jedd: Don’t worry, I can pay for that Dad. How much is it?

Dad: $500

Jedd: Is it including tax?

A 7-year old kid is very much aware about tax ey?

James  (7-year old kid)

James

James: Tita, what’s your birthday gift for me?

Me: What do you want James?

James: Don’t give me money, I have lots of money.

Me: Why do you need a gift then?

Then he just ran off.  I ended up giving him an Apple magic mouse for his new MacBook Pro! Ha!

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Gotta snooze now. I’m absolutely bone-weary. See ya laytah! 😉

freakish

I was on a bus tinkering with my iPhone when a  blonde curly-haired little boy suddenly grabbed my phone and blurted out, “Can I borrow your iPhone?”. I nearly had a heart attack because I thought he’s some kind of a snatcher.

His mother was giving him the “you better behave” look but the little boy was persistent. He may be around four or five years old. When he sat beside me and then leaned on me, I felt like pushing him but I restrained myself. I kept reminding myself that he’s just a kid.  Suddenly, he latched on to my phone and began browsing it. I was dumbfounded! O_O

my iPhone

He was looking for games and when he can’t find any, he returned my phone. Thank goodness, I don’t have games on my phone!  His mom kept him occupied by giving him a calculator and a toy. He typed “450″ on the calculator and then mumbled some unintelligible words while playing with his toy. He’s really out of this world.

That’s the longest five minutes I’ve ever had! It’s creepy just sitting beside him… which is strange because I love kids. He even said goodbye when I was about to alight, but it’s kinda nightmarish. It’s my first time to feel this way with a kid. It’s bizarre!

I really felt relieved when I alighted from the bus. Whew!

Hearts of 19

Hearts of 19

I saw this series being shown in Singapore and I got captivated! I admire the female lead’s “never say die” attitude. Incidentally, she’s also the female lead in Boys Over Flowers. I admit that triggered me to watch the show. 🙂

I can’t say much since I haven’t finished it yet. Nevertheless, I’m loving it to the maximum level!

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My Lovely Samsoon

My Lovely Samsoon

This is another good show for unattached individuals who are chubby and with a very odd name which is “unacceptable” in the society. I fit the bill for being single and fat. Well, my name is unique and strange… but i love it! :p

The series also emphasized that being vocal is an asset. Know what you want, voice out how you feel and fight for your rights!

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Soulmate

Soulmate

This made me stop and ponder on things. It truly hits home!

Whether we admit it or not, we all want to meet our soulmate. There are relationships that are not meant to be, no matter hard you try to make it work. Tragic but it’s reality. Accept the inevitable and move forward. It’s such a waste to live a pathetic life. :p

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Marry Me


Marry Me

It’s a story about an old spinster (a.k.a. old maid) who wants to get married badly. This series kept me glued for two reasons:

  1. The male lead is so cute (he’s also one of the characters in the Boys Over Flowers)
  2. I can relate well to the story because I’m also an old maid. LOL I also want to get married but for the right reasons, otherwise, I’d rather stay single. Ha!

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I Really Really Like You


I Really Really Like You

At first, I don’t like the plot of this series including the title (it’s corny!) but after watching few episodes, I finally find it appealing.  The male lead is very charming and has an endearing hilarious antics.  The way the male and female leads tried so hard to avoid the love that they feel for each other makes me think of some people I know. Indenial stage eh?

Also, this series made cooking an interesting and artistic undertaking as well as provided helpful tips and tricks.

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Bad Couple

Bad Love

It’s kinda weird because the female lead’s plan to have a child without a husband coincide with mine. Hush hush! I even sent a text message to my prospective “donor” two (2) years ago. We did not yet talk about it. I think he’s ignoring it on purpose. I wonder why.  Maybe… Just maybe… He has something else in mind that I will know soon? Or it’s just my wild imagination?

Hmmm… Whatever it is, he has still six (6) months to think things over. You know who you are. Ha! If I don’t receive a reply after that period, I will resort to plan B. :p

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Saranghae Korea!

Aneong Ha Sae Yo! (Hello!)

As promised in my previous article (Korean Aficionado), below are the Korean TV Series that I’ve watched for the past two (2) months.  You may click the links to view:

Note: I prefer watching the original series with subtitles than the “Tagalogized” (dubbed in Tagalog) version.

I’ve also watched Boys Over Flower (multiple times!), Coffee Prince, Sassy Girl, Temptation of a Wife,  Full House, Baker King (partial)  and… I forgot the others. I plead guilty. I’m a sucker for Korean TV Series and reached the point of becoming proficient in the art of reading subtitles!

iPhone crunchyroll app provided a convenient way to watch Korean shows whenever and wherever. Thanks much Steve Jobs and the Apple people for developing the iPhone!  I hope the Flash Player issue will be sorted out soon so that I can watch more. Ha!

As for the Hearts of 19, it’s not yet in the crunchyroll so I have to watch it in mysoju.com. I hope the crunchyroll guys will soon add it in their list. Wheey! Time to stop! This blog entry has gotten way too loooooooong! :p

See you all in a bit! Saranghae (I love you)! Aja!

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