Me and my wife (yup, we got married recently :D) are planning to go to Thailand this year, so I’d better brush up on my Thai before I get there.

I’m just starting to learn the Thai language and, according to a language learning software (which I won’t name), I apparently have better pronunciation skills than she does — and she’s a native Thai girl! :s lol

My wife is vehemently protesting against the software, saying it’s buggy. I like to think I’m just good at learning new languages. :p

We’ll see when we get to Thailand… ;)


Line Of Trees
Visibility is quite restricted these days…

It’s been a week now since the fog has settled unto Vancouver — and it doesn’t seem to want to let up! Never have I seen fog last a whole day before, much less a week.  These past couple of days, Mother Nature has been tantalizing us with visions of clear blue skies, only to suffocate us all too soon with another dose of thick, heavy, humid fog.

Has Vancouver ever experienced bouts of “everlasting fog” before?  It’s kind of depressing… 2009 is off to a very gray start if you ask me!…

The guy on the right seems to enjoy the view. :s

Lion's Gate in the Fog #1
All the lights of the Lion’s Gate Bridge are not enough to cut through the thick fog.

Now would be a great time to go skiing, snowboarding or snowshoeing, above that layer of fog. Apparently, as evening sets in, the effect of the city lights in the midst of the fog makes for a good photo opp, too. There, I’m out of depression and thinking positive again. :)


Have you ever said to yourself: “This restaurant looks great, but I’ll go only if I get invited.”? If so, then now is the time to reconsider your position, as Dine Out Vancouver is just around the corner.  From January 14th to February 1st you’ll be able to enjoy “bargain prices” at some of the finest — or more casual — restaurants in the city.

Over 180 restaurants participate in this year’s event, each one offering a “Dine Out Vancouver” three-course menu costing either $18, $28, or $38 per person.

Book as soon as you can — I’ve already stumbled on two restaurants that were fully booked for my prefered dates.  Not all restaurants offer the possibility of reserving online, but if you can and/or want to, it’s a convenient way to book your spot.

Choose your restaurant here: Dine Out Vancouver