2006 Ottawa

Swiss embassy

all day today i spent chatting up on yahoo! and msn. in the afternoon i went for some grocery shopping at the nearby loblaws and took some more pictures of the apartment. i really like the old style elevator floor display. watch it turn! it reminds me of Nero Wolfe.

the swiss embassy is behind The Strathcona apartments. i wanted to go there and tell them “your country is beautiful!” but they would probably just escort me off the premises. the mountains in switzerland are so beautiful. toronto and ottawa are so flat. hull has some sort of mountains that we can see from ottawa but this part of canada has no majestic mountains at all :( i miss switzerland…

later today dooh and i are going to shekhar’s house to watch a movie and do a Die Hard 1, 2, and 3 marathon. apparently shekhar hasn’t watched all of them.. *shock and horror*

2006 Korea

fire chicken

while sikander was having fun in ottawa with his ottawa number 1,2,3,4,5…., i went out with my friend sunny to have fire chicken at a restaurant. it is a very very spicy chicken dish. its name in korean is booldak but we call it fire chicken. the restaurant serves it with fish cakes so we can calm our tongue when eating the spicy chicken. it was delicious but oh my god, so very spicy. i had tears in my eyes and my face was all red. i don’t think i will be having it again anytime soon. this person had the same experience when eating fire chicken. here is some more information but it is all in korean: 1 and 2

also, on the way to the restaurant, we saw a sign for a “Modern Toilet” and we went inside to see what a modern toilet is like. it wasn’t so impressive at all. in fact, it was even a bit disappointing.

2006 Ottawa

Shawarma Laguna

my father had to be in ottawa today for a meeting. since it was a thursday and the weekend was just across the corner, i decided to drive him to ottawa and spend the weekend there. dooh had recently moved into his own apartment ( congratulations alidooh!! – lunato ) and i wanted to see it. i grabbed my laptop, downloaded everything i needed for today and tomorrow into it and left toronto early in the morning. its a 5 hour drive and it went by pretty fast.

in ottawa i met dooh at his mom’s place and then we walked over to The Strathcona on Laurier avenue. its a very nice apartment and i was mucho jealous. dooh works 4 pm to midnight so he left soon. i unplugged his computer, plugged in my laptop, and used the internet connection for the rest of the day.

in the evening i went out and walked towards downtown. it takes about 10-15 minutes to reach Rideau centre from dooh’s apartment. not bad at all. it was really nice being outside and being so close to downtown. there are people here!! mississauga is such a boring residential place to live in.. ugh.

i went to Shawarma Laguna and had their beef+chicken platter (yummm) while listening to the Senators hockey game. the tv there was connected directly to the satellite and the person working at that hour apologized and said he doesn’t know how to change it. well.. i suppose listening live is better than nothing.

took some more pictures on the way back and then went to sleep in the comfy sleeping bag.