Friday, June 28, 2019

Day 0 of Vacation: YVR to NRT to NAIA

Vacation! The last 8 months is all about the next two weeks. We're off to the The Philippines to get married again! In this blog, I'll focus on the things we ate and we ate a lot!

Breakfast and Lunch in YVR

Our flight is at 2:25 PM (Pacific Time), but we're so excited that we're already at the airport at around 9:00 AM. We took a Yellow Cab going to Vancouver International Airport (YVR), and knowing full well that the check-in counter will still be close, we grabbed breakfast at Tim Hortons.

Tim Hortons for breakfast before we leave Canada

By 12:00 NN, we're done checking in and going to security. We're enjoying our Chinese cuisine lunch at a place called Hanami Sushi (yes, I know, it's confusing). After lunch, I asked hubby to buy me Starbucks drinks. We're now waiting at the Gate.


Japan Airlines

I have a new favourite airline. Actually, it's not the airline that I like exactly but the planes they use. The chairs are arranged 2-4-2. Yes, there are only two seats near the window, so I have the window seat, and hubby is on the aisle seat. It's so much easier to move around without a third person to worry about.


I prefer food from China Airlines. The biggest surprise in JAL flight food is they give you a cup of ice cream. I didn't finish it, but it's such a pleasant surprise.

Amusing to see a local (Vancouver) gelato maker supplying for JAL! Mario's Gelati.

Japan Airlines

Lunch at Japan Airlines

Breakfast at Japan Airlines

Narita International Airport (NRT)

Our plane arrived in Japan, and we have less than 2 hours to go through security and board our connecting flight to Manila. We wanted to explore, but it has to wait on our return.

For now, we went directly to our boarding gate and ate at the closest convenience store. I would have ordered the curry, but it would take 10 minutes, so I opted for their ramen and noodles.



Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA)

At around 10:30 PM (Philippine Time), we arrived safely in Manila. I was tired and angry (my default mood after flying trans-pacific). Our flight left Japan 1-hour late, and we were circling around NAIA for around 30-minutes (according to hubby - I was sound asleep when they made announcements) because of airport traffic.

Vegetable Keema Curry and Häagen-Dazs Matcha Ice Cream

That's it for Day 0 of our vacation!

Saturday, June 22, 2019

Lunch with Parents at Masa Japanese Restaurant

It's Costco day which means late lunch with my parents. It's our "payment" for driving us home with our groceries from Costco.

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

First time to watch the Vancouver Canadians Baseball Club

Hubby's workplace is sponsoring a company event where we get to watch the Vancouver Canadians Baseball Club live at the Scotiabank Field at Nat Bailey Stadium. More importantly, there's free (unlimited) food.

Sliders, hotdog, corn cob, and fried chicken

The view of the field.

The team lost the game, but I gained weight from all the delicious food.

Sunday, June 16, 2019

Main Street Car Free Festival

It's an unplanned date, but we went to the Main Street Car Free Festival. We ate a lot and tried Shameless Buns for the first time.

Shameless Buns

The Little Sausage as our Main Squeeze and Sinigang Fries as our Side Chick
The colourful jeepney-inspired food truck.
Sakay Na! From Manila to Vancouver

Say Hello Sweets

Delicious ice cream to beat the summer heat.

Coffee Ice Cream

Friday, June 14, 2019

Dinner at Smoke's Poutinerie

Friday night dinner before heading to the movies at Scotiabank Cineplex Theatre.

Chipotle Pulled Pork Poutine
Philly Cheesesteak Poutine (flat-iron steak, mushrooms, onions, cheese sauce, and red peppers)

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Chacho? Chicken Nacho from KFC

KFC has unusual creations like the Waffle Double Down, but when I saw the Chicken Nacho from KFC, I just had to try it.

Chicken Nacho from KFC
Chicken Nacho

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