Author Archive for: ‘paychen’

How much is $7.40?

How much is $7.40?

Does this seem like a stupid question? It’s worth $7.40, right?
It’s worth about two fancy coffees, a fast food combo, a cocktail at casual pub. I paid $7 for a loaf of bread at a Farmers’ Market once. I felt a bit silly about it afterwards but I think you should pay more for something […]

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Spicy Raw Kale Salad

Spicy Raw Kale Salad

Up until recently I always ate my kale cooked. It seemed like the easiest thing to do and if you’ve ever popped some raw kale into your mouth as you’re washing it, you know it’s tough and not particularly delicious. Then I realized that letting raw kale sit in a vinaigrette or dressing for a […]

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A few of my favourite things

A few of my favourite things

I’ve had many great eats this year but it’s always the sweets that stand out in my mind. One of my absolute favourites is lemon curd. I am convinced that I could eat a massive bowl of it in one sitting. I have yet to try this but I’m certain I would succeed. The photo […]

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Koalas and kangaroos, oh my!

Koalas and kangaroos, oh my!

I love my Canadian friends for asking if I have been able to cuddle koalas and kangaroos while in Australia. Well, I can see koalas being cuddly but not so much the ‘roos. They are apparently HUGE pests in Australia and the country has a koala problem. But they’re so cute and…exotic to me. My […]

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What goes around, comes around…

What goes around, comes around…

Something happened to me last week here in Melbourne, Australia that had me so enraged, I banged out an angry email to my close friends and vented on Twitter in total frustration.
On my third day in Melbourne, I went to the grocery store to pick up few things. Standing at the back of line only […]

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‘Roo Land

‘Roo Land

Vegemite is not nice to my mouth. But you can eat it if you want.
My 8 weeks of being a hobo have commenced and I am happily in Melbourne, Australia. I’ve been here just under a week and have had heat and sun every day. So far I lounge around drinking really good coffee and […]

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Merry Chen-mas!

Merry Chen-mas!

That’s a pumpkin and pomelo Santa.
I don’t know if you know the story of my mom’s Santa panda dog.
I posted photos of it and received many questions about what it actually was. For the condensed version I will cut and paste the email I sent to my best friend, Nat, when she emailed me asking […]

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Happy Chenny Holidays

Happy Chenny Holidays

(family photo circa 1989ish)
“We feel a lot of boys at the market.” – Mama Chen
*replace “feel” with “feed” and that is what she meant.
If you’re on Twitter you know by now that I am spending the holidays in Halifax with my parents. Thank you for sharing your enjoyment of my “mom tweets”. Thanks also for […]

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Farewell and see you soon

Farewell and see you soon

If you’ve never seen the show “Less Than Kind”, it’s a wonderful comedy set in Winnipeg which debuted several months before I would call this city home.
In one memorable episode, the dad played by the late Maury Chaykin says, “the best thing about Winnipeg is the parking.”  So when I arrived here Thanksgiving weekend in […]

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How was I not a child model?

How was I not a child model?

 

This is me.
5 years-old for my grade Primary school photo at Chebucto Heights Elementary School in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
There are a few things I have to point out about this photo because there are just too many awesome things for you to absorb all at once.
First of all, I dressed myself for picture day. I […]

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