The first snowfall of the season is bound to hit before Chinese New Year, and by February if not in January. That said, snow isn't quite as foreign to us Central Canadians as it is to West Coast-ers and some of our southern neighbours. We are not the type to cease activities because of precipitation. Rather, the adequate services are simply forced into play. Life must continue.
2) Another snippet of a CoCo run, as per usual
6) A pineapple-turned-potato-head microfoam creation
7) Experimenting with waffles while utilizing orangecane's most trusted recipe source ultimately led to the nastiest, stiffest lumps of cooked dough ever. (I'll stick to my regulars next time.)
The bakery had introduced bubble tea to their menu towards the end of last year. Seeing as the mall-centric chain does not specialize in such a field, I was fully informed that quality was not guaranteed.
I steered clear of their ostentatious smoothies and cream caps, opting for an Oolong Milk Tea with Grass Jelly instead. It was a typical combination that allowed little room for error; the absence of complication was the very reason why it was chosen.
Days where one is overwhelmed by crippling cravings for KFC - that is, Korean Fried Chicken - prompt reluctant (yet very necessary) roundtrips to Mississauga's Koreatown. The intense hankerings called for half orders of Pa Dak, Fried Chicken, and YangNyum, along with an UhMukTang for substance.
The shaved onion threads and zesty gochu/sesame sauce had been packed separately from the chicken to prevent sogginess. Given this, it was difficult to distinguish between the Pa Dak base and separate half order of Fried Chicken. One was unmistakably dryer than the other, though nonetheless successful in relieving my hefty hankering.
For future reference, I'll be sticking to The Fry for my onion-topped chicken.
14) Kris Wu spotted in the unlikeliest of places: on the promotional shelf at BTrust
15) More CoCo
17) Early sunsets, as viewed from the editing zone
Crafting drinks usually takes less than five minutes for me, but this project was proved trickier than imagined. Its primary function was to serve as an audio test, while the second was, well, for pure enjoyment.
Stay tuned for CNY visuals week, along with the potential release of my ridiculously overdue Maritimes Madness video recap (should technology cooperate).