As a uni student with an unfathomable amount of work to do, I'm especially thankful for long weekends.
What I'm not so thankful for, though, would be how I've come down with a mini-flu/cold and a sinus infection just before the long weekend. UGH. Surprisingly, I didn't catch the bug that was hopping around campus, but instead got myself sick by expecting The Weather Network to be accurate when they said temperatures would rise up to 20 degrees on Wednesday afternoon.
Well, it DIDN'T. And even if it did, I was freezing my butt off while performing my surveying lab in the shade for a good 2-3 hours. That consequently led to a runny nose and the need to run to the campus bookstore to buy the last pair of size small fleece sweatpants off the mannequin approximately ten minutes before class started. (I ended up being late anyway =P).
Now I'm on kids' antibiotics (as I am one of the few people over the age of majority lacking that ability). And Tylenol. I still feel slightly crappy though.
But moving on!
Recommended by one of the girls at my physio place, we headed over to Ala Kitchen just behind the First Markham Place plaza for some Shanghainese food today =3
The sweet and sour fish, in contrast, was a huge letdown. I expected large chunks of fish fillets coated in a thin layer of batter, fried till just slightly crispy, and then drenched in a tangy sauce with a hint of sweetness. But what did I receive instead? A dish that resembled sweet and sour pork in appearance (little lumps as opposed to nice, large pieces) and tasted more of heavily deep friend batter than fish. The ratio of fish to batter was about 1:4, with some random bits being just entirely batter! Needless to say, it completely destroyed my image of perfect Shanghainese sweet and sour fish =\
The service was generally alright, and the place wasn't uber packed though, making it a comfortable place to have lunch. (Not sure if I'd come back again, but if I do, I'll be sure to be careful about what I order next time.)
That's basically it for the photos, since unis tend to have a thing for upping the number of assignments to complete and midterms to prep for just for long weekend.
Oh, but I did go to Loblaws today, and spotted these adorable painted mini pumpkins while walking through the produce section =D