Ladies, News report

News: Women should by law wear high heel if their a waitress


The other day I was reading the news and there was going to a bill made by a man saying it should be by law for a woman to wear high heels while waitressing.  I thought this was pathetic and it made me angry inside. Men never walked in heels for 8hrs, never danced in heels and never even put on a pair of heels ever. I remember waitressing and one of my boss said I should wear dress and heels everyday. No, no, no, but dress? Sure when I feel like it. But not heels, especially on a busy day!? I’m sorry but I’m going to put my heels down. I’m not going to risk falling and twisting my ankle if I need to run back and forth. I’m talking about running fast taking orders, deilevering food to table to table and cleaning tables.

It’s not safe to be walking in heels if your not comfortable in it. You can slip walking to the kitchen (dish pit), up the stairs or just on flat platform floor. Who wants that to happen? I’m pretty sure no one. It’s crazy how men think how women looks more professional and good looking. But never care about a woman. So you can make the restaurant into a club? Not even all club waitress wear heels, they wear what’s comfortable! A woman commented and said “Women has been doing this since 17 centuries.” Seriously girl!? what century do we live in now? What’s wrong with wearing flats? It’s cute and comfortable, you work more faster and harder in them anyway. 

There was this one post when a man commented  saying “Do you think men want to wear steel toe boots for work? No, but we signed up for it. And when you sign up to be a waitress you should be require to wear heels. Deal with it.” It made me so angry reading that post because it made me want to say “NO! You wear steel toe boots for safety reasons, you sign up for the job because it was the only job you can get! It’s good for you to have women wearing heels so you sickos can check out their legs, did your mama not raise you right but to be a prev? Your there to eat not pick up girls and their there to take your orders not be your escort!” 

I’m glad this bill did not go through as being illegal for a woman to wear heels as a waitress. There are more important stuff to worry about than worry about a woman not wearing heels. Only a man would think of this nonsense. This is what I call women love and supporting all the women who waitress for a living! 

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Food

Vancouver Romantic and Family Restaurant – Provence Marinaside

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If you’re looking for somewhere romantic to take your special someone I recommend this nice restaurant called Provence Marinaside. My parents took me here for my birthday and it was our first time here, first impression? Not bad. It was lobster festival and they have the best lobster that I’ve tasted. This restaurant is based on their best seafood. So if your looking for steak or something, I wouldn’t recommend coming here. This is a nice place to go to on a sunny day, since it’s facing the Yaletown Coal Harbor.

Atmosphere: The atmosphere is a bit loud but not loud enough that you can’t hear your table. There is a patio seating here, so I recommend making reservations since in the summer the patio is very popular. When I first walked into this place it was more like family and elderly people. I like this that way because when there is young people, things get a little too loud. So if you prefer family time and just a romantic time with your significant other, this is a good spot.

Food: The food was awesome, we got the lobster festival three course menu and yes I do love three course menus. We had bread served to us when we were waiting for our order. You get to try their appetizers, entrees and dessert menu, which is good for family dinners! For our appetizers (top row) we had a Lobster bisque soup , Lobster salad and Lobster with smoked tomato gratin. I had the Lobster salad, it was pure meat which is what everyone loves! For our entrees we had the Lobster Thermidor, Whole Atlantic lobster (last rectangle) and Seared Lois lake steel head with lobster. I had the Whole Atlantic lobster which was filling, lots of lobster meat. For our dessert we had a strawberry cheese cake and a coffee creme brulee.

Customer service: I find the service a little rush during dinner time, our server seemed like he wanted us to older fast and quick. Every time when we finish one plate our table was cleaned which was nice because some people do eat messy. Water was given to us frequently in between dishes.

Price:  For this 3 course Lobster festival menu was $56 per person, it was a good deal and filling. I had checked the menu as well it wasn’t pricey, just like any normal restaurant a entree would be around $30.

Others: After dinner I recommend taking a stroll around the Yaletown seawall. You get to look at the boats, water view and see across Granville Island.

http://www.provencemarinaside.ca/

 

Ladies

The Meaning Of My Charms

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People always ask me what do my Pandora charms means but I always just give a short answer “Their just from my man and friends.” I don’t go in-depth with it because the charms go a further meaning than just from loved ones in my life. These charms represents what my heart holds, though there are other loved ones in my heart I hold but never gotten a chance to go get the charms. Like my cousin, best friend and a friend who went to heaven. When my man first got me a Pandora charm, I was more happy than recieving something else. It’s the little things I hold in my heart.

So what do my charms mean?

  1. Buddha: My religion that I follow and protected by. When I was younger going to the temple was fun, especially at the beginning of the year on Chinese New Years, it still is. If your really traditional, you get this nice feeling after praying and murmuring their ritual.
  2. Circle of Family: This of course represents my family of circle, my parents and my two sisters. The gold hearts between each family member represent the pure love I have for each of my family member.
  3. Circle of Hearts: This was given to me by my man on my 23rd birthday, my first Pandora from him. I look at this charms as also our 1 year of ups and downs. He picked it out because it’s was pretty but to me it means more than just a pretty charm.
  4. Blue Teddy bear: This one was heartbreaking when I picked it out, because it represent our son in heaven. Though he is not here he is still in my heart. It was heartbreaking to know that my baby boy wasn’t here but it was even more heartbreaking to hear the cashier say “Is someone having a baby?”
  5. Panda: Represent one of my friends. This also represent my man and my middle name in Chinese “Hung”.
  6. Winnie the Pooh: Represent one of my friend named Winnie.
  7. Kitty holding a present: This was given by my man on our 2nd Christmas spent together.

What does your Pandora charms represent?

Food, health

Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup

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This recipe had always worked for me since I started to take care of myself. We all hate being sick with the sniffles, coughs and the chills. But here is my secret to curing this cold. This recipe has a little twist of different kind of herbs and spice which brings out the richness in the soup to stop your cold. A lemon added in the end, helps fight the cold and the sore throat. It’s better to cook up some soup with helps than to take medications that make you drowsy and more sick.

I will take you step by step

  1. Cook your choice of 2 cups of pasta and set a side
  2. In a big pot add a dash of olive oil, saute half of an onion and garlic
  3. Add 1 can of chicken stock with 2 cups of water
  4. While your bringing it to a boil, your 5 drumsticks should be cut ( bone and meat)
  5. Add chicken : bone + meat. Add your herbs: rosemary, thyme, mint
  6. Let it sit and simmer for an hour or so
  7. Add in your veggies of choice: Carrots, broccoli, cauliflower, corn
  8. Let your veggies cook and then give it a taste
  9. Add a dash of : ground pepper, cayenne powder (paprika), chili powder and garlic powder and then give it another taste, adjust to your taste
  10. Add pasta, let it simmer for 30 minutes
  11. Squeeze a lemon and your parsley and give it a taste

As you can see this recipe does not require salt, I like to stay away from salt since it’s not that good for your body especially when you are sick. Your herbs and spices brings out the richness in the soup already. This serves about 6 people and it takes about 2 hours if you want a good tasty soup. I hope you get well soon!

health

Hemoglobin H Constant Spring

Processed with MOLDIVEveryone gets sick at some point in life, but what is it like being sick with a health condition called Hemoglobin H Constant Spring Disease? (Thalassemia) a form of anemia; This disease is not contagious, it’s inherited by your parents, their parents and through generations. A blood disorder which causes your body to have more white blood cells then red bloods. Which causes your body to run of breath easy sometimes. Some people are as minor as no symptoms and some make a huge impact in everyday life. I don’t like talking about my health problems, but since I don’t know you and you don’t know me I’ll explain what it is. For those that have this condition, you’re not alone and I know what it’s like to not get up sometimes.

I found out I had this condition when I was in 5th grade. One day I didn’t feel good while I was painting and suddenly I turned pale. I was really active and healthy before so I never felt like this. My blood result came back saying I have this blood disorder since I was a little girl. As a little girl at that time, I thought it wasn’t serious and I just carried onto what I did everyday. Fast forward to 5 years later, my health started to fall downhill when I got sick, being sick was nothing. But this time I couldn’t get up, I couldn’t eat and all I wanted to do was just sleep. My parents rushed me to the hospital when I started to hallucinate. My hemoglobin was sitting at 30, the edge of death and that was why i was hallucinating.

Staying in the hospital for a month, I had received 7 packs of blood transfusions, wasn’t a loud to go out the room, puking, coughing and fever constantly. In the end when I finally got discharge I couldn’t even walk, the only time I walked was to the washroom and it was really depressing being like this. Being hospitalized, all I worried about was school, work, and failing. I wanted to go back to the original me but I couldn’t, I was too weak. In my body was someone else blood, I didn’t feel like me, I was scared and I hated myself.

As time went on, I realize I’ve became weaker and weaker growing up. Blood transfusion every 5 years when the weather got cold was brutal. As things in life becomes more difficult, health became a bigger impact. There is no cure for this condition, but to take care of yourself. You may say iron pill, but iron pill becomes an overload in hemoglobin which becomes a chronic anemia and you can die. This condition is connected with other health conditions like bone problems, spleen enlargement, kidney stone and dark urine = urine tract infection. If your Asian I recommend you not to use moth balls in the house, it can block your breathing airway and causing you to faint because it’s one of the allergies. Another allergy is sulfa antibiotics, I use this antibiotics but if it makes you feel really dizzy and weak, it’s best to stop because your hemoglobin is going down. Instead ask for ammo antibiotics.

Through the years of dealing with light headed or feeling like fainting is to get to a bed, grab ice pack and cold water. If you can’t get to any of these the best thing to do is go outside and breathe the cold because cold help you breathe better when you’re at a stage of feeling light-headed. It’s always good to be with someone you trust when you feel this way just in case you faint. Vitamin D, Calcium and Folic Acid are your everyday friend. If you’re a woman, these things help for your future pregnancy. Go see

Sometimes you may think that a lot of stuff you can’t do, you can! You just go to protect yourself when it comes to competitive sports. Protect your spleen, your bones, and stay healthy. This does not change the beautiful person you are!

Advise, Just the beginning

Remember being young? 


Remember when we were young? How we all wanted to grow up? But now we just want to be  young again. Someone once told me live your young days to the fullest, don’t worry about being old or else your not living it right. It is true. We use to hate going to school, we use to just want to get out of there and start our life. But as we look back we think “I wish I never took school for granted.” Now what is so good about the real world. Nothing but being able to stay out late, legal to drink and get into clubs, paying bills and taking care of yourself. It’s not everyday someone takes care of our bills, our health or our problems. 

Now that we’ve grown up we just want to escape reality with no problems. And not live with those problems. We ask ourselves why are we put into these sticky problems? Why do we have to deal with it? Life sometimes throw obstacles in our life like a math problem, where we have this amount of money, how do we maintain it, now we have a kid with some milk money coming in, how do we save more of it, we have a spouse working two job with one working minimum wage and the other working part time getting paid $20/hr. How much can they save up at the end of the month altogether? Without English we wouldn’t be able to read, without math we wouldn’t be able to budget our money, without science we wouldn’t be able to cure our health, without cooking class we wouldn’t know how to cook, without sports we wouldn’t be able to be active, without music we wouldn’t know how to enjoy fun and without art we wouldn’t know details. 

So stay in school because what you learn will carry with you into the future. The future is filled with obstacles with different things stuck in one problem. You want to know how to problem solve so when life hits you with buying luxury things you know how to earn it, you know how to budget life and you know how to have extra money. You never want to fall out of the category of knowing how to get what you want. And you want to take this with you so you don’t have to live out on the streets.

Life is hard and crazy but if you know how to give life the craziest come back, it will be scared of you. People ask how do some people have their life so prefect with no obstacles? Well they don’t, their problems are more huge than others. The more you have, the more obstacles you got to deal with. Because in the end if they don’t know how to stay prefect they won’t be able to function what’s it like when things aren’t given to them no more. So take this as a life lesson and worry about your own life. You only live one life, why worry about someone else’s life? Do you, not someone else. 

Food

Vancouver Fine Dining – Minami 


What is a good spot when you are looking for Japanese fine dining, not too pricey but still elegant but most of all filling. I would say Minami is a go to spot. I’ve only been here with my girlfriends for lunch when it’s not too crowded and loud. All this was about $90 for three. We had a table set in the middle for us so we didn’t get a window seat. Since this restaurant is located on a strip of resturants and shops, I don’t think there is a view. But a view of branches. 

Atmosphere: I find this restaurant very casual in the day time. It’s elegant and dim inside. Not too loud, because no one likes hearing plates, glasses and people talking so loud that they can’t hear a thing their table is talking about. This resturant is one of the romantic fine dining to bring your significant other with. Since it’s a different atmosphere at night but I can be wrong because I’ve never been here for dinner. 

Food: The part you all been waiting for and who can forget about the food. My girlfriends and I thought the food was really good and filling for lunch. We had a three course lunch menu. We had miso soup as our first course, then we got our 4 bowls of assorted tasting entree. From left to right: A salad made with arugula and goat cheese, topped with a sweet dressing. 2 piece of salmon sashimi, 1 piece of tuna sashimi with a little bit of wasabi sauce added on top. Roasted beef with sauce, purple yam and potatoes. Last is the Saba with broccolini. Our next course was the assorted sushi, they were the bomb! You have to eat this slowly, to absorb the yummy texture and flavour. Next was the raspberry sorbet, with berries and a Japanese cracker on top. We also order a roll of sushi, even though we were full at this point we were able to finish it all. 

Service: Our server was really poilte, she took our order giving us suggestion on drinks to pair it with. Our tea we’re always constantly being filled and our server made sure our food was good. The service were fast, food came out in 5 mins. 

Cost: The pricing in this menu can be alittle pricey but not too pricey to a point that it is not satisfying and not filling. A roll was $15 that had 6 pieces. My ice tea was $3 with no refill. 

Location: This is located in Yaletown -Mainland, Vancouver BC. 

https://minamirestaurant.com/

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Some people never change…

No one is rich, everyone who got rich worked their ass off. Everyday everyone goes to work or school to get to where they want. Why do some people think it’s right to steal? What do you get out of it? You get nothing put being behind bars. It’s crazy how people think no one will find out. Like do you never think what are the consequences are when you steal? You lose your job, you get kick out of school, you can’t travel and worst you go to jail. Does that not scare people ever? I don’t know about you but that scares me. So why do people think it’s right to steal?

People steal because their lazy, they don’t want to work and just want to take the easy way out. But people don’t realize that the easy way out is actually the hard way out because what are you going to do now that your behind bars? When you take the hard way out from the beginning the easier it gets in time. The way I look at things, people who steal is don’t have a heart for the innocent people who never did anything, who mind their own business and who are hard working people. People assume a certain someone is rich because they have a house, nice cars and luxury things. People, they are not rich! Everyone just works their butt off.

It sickens me to see people who steals. But maybe it is true some people just never change, they will never grow up. I think to myself, don’t you feel bad for what you do? Don’t you want to be a better you? Today I realize some people just stay as who they are. I don’t feel sorry or anything for those people because they’re just selfish about themselves. I use to forgive everyone who had walked into my life, but as I start to get a bit older I asked why should I? If they respect me they wouldn’t go around disrespecting me. Karma is a bitch, sometimes people don’t know what will come to them when they choose the wrong route in life. Until they get caught. That’s when it’s justice.

Food

Steak with mash potatoes 

If your looking for something simple after a long day at work but healthy. Steak and mash potatoes, with an avocado is a go to but I don’t have any today. Bummer! Well anyways this is a easy recipe, my all time favourite. I like my steak rare because I don’t like hard dry steak. If your not use to eating rare or raw seafood don’t eat it rare, make it medium rare. Medium rare is most common favourite.

  1. Steak: I used a pinch of salt and sprinkled fresh ground pepper on both sides. I don’t recommend the steak sauce and all that creamy sauce because it’s all just fat. Use olive oil, it’s healthier than the rest of the other oil. I recommend marinating the oil with your steak. Why not just but the oil on the pan?! NO! Because your most likely to use too much oil and no one likes to eat a oily steak! Have your pan on hot heat. Cook each side for 5 mins if you like it rare. If you don’t like rare, 10 mins on each side for medium rare, but it depends how thick is the steak you chose.
  2. Mash potatoes: I like using red potatoes, but any potatoes are fine. Cook it until it’s soft. Stern the water and mash away! I use unsalted butter and homo milk. Everyone has their own taste to things, this is why there aren’t measurement because this is your dish and you can make it however you like. No one got time to pull out measuring cups when their hungry! If you like your mash potatoes soft had more milk. If you like your mash potatoes with more taste I recommend cutting one slice of butter the thickness as an iPhone 6s Plus. Please try not to use so much butter because it can cause blood clots and just fat! The one thing people always never do as their cooking is TASTE YOUR FOOD AS YOU GO! I don’t mean tasting a chicken that is clearly not cook, it’s common sense. Once the potatoes are done sprinkle with some fresh brown pepper.
  3. Last but not least! Finally eat! Cheers to good food.
Advise

Love yourself 


It was a normal day, a day without any predictions that today would fall down hill. Soon before I knew I was on the bed unconscious of what just happen. My head was pounding, all I could hear was “Babe, babe, babe” slowly I started to come back. Out of breath, unaware of what happen, and in pain. I had collapsed while I was opening the door, fell backwards hit my head on the counter and did a turn with my face on the floor. My legs were shaking. I felt like my whole body just became weak and numb.

Today I realize how weak I was, how fatigue I am and how something like this can happen to me. I can’t explain this feeling I have but a feeling that it was empty and all I wanted to do was cry. I was embarrassed, I was so sorry for what just happen, I was thankful at the same time that my man was there. In my mind all I could think was what if he wasn’t there. What if I was in public? What if i was driving? What if I was home alone? I just bursted in tears, my heart was beating to a point we just held each other tight.

He reassured me that if I needed to go hospital he would take me, that he would be there. He reassured me constantly if I was ok. He reassured me that he will take time off work for me. He reassured me with food and fluid to get my body back to normal. He reassured me that no matter how weak I am he will take care of me and his love won’t change for me but love me more. I felt more relax at this time.

Today was a warning sign that I needed to focus on my health. I needed to take care of myself more. I needed to start getting check ups. After today many things in my life didn’t matter having nice clothes, making money, driving a nice car what matters right now is my health, the love of my life and my family. It’s hard to explain until something happens to you. Take this as an advice to love yourself more, take care of your health and spend whatever what you have left with your loved ones. Because you don’t want to waste your precious moments on the most latest LV bags, the most latest updated fast cars or on stuipd materials. How can you have those things but not love yourself and those around you first.

Money is just a price, if money could buy good health wouldn’t people never get sick. There would be no hospitals. There would be no one dying from being sick. We would all be healthy and live long lives. But money can’t buy good health. As a Chinese saying “If you want beauty, you need to take care of yourself and not worry about beauty”