Wednesday, June 15, 2011

unattempted rescue

(photo by yours truly.)

This summer looked out to be quite the lonely one. I didn't know if I had a job, could pretty much tell I wouldn't be able to travel as much as I had planned, etc. Life looked kind of boring and grim and all I wanted to do was pull the sheets over my head and wish for Fall to come back to me.

As if you couldn't tell by the beginning of this post, things have turned around. Summertime has been and is looking to be oh-so-wonderful and I am so excited to get back to blogging, fully. Now that all of the headache is gone, I have been itching to post fun photos and tell silly, lovely stories.

See also; I have always believed in this notion, but it always comes back to bite you when you least expect it. That, when you're not even looking or wanting someone, they enter your life. I should have known better considering Caela met her soulmate, Marisa well into her twenties. The universe is so random and surprising in how it has people come into your life and for reasons maybe clear or maybe not.

But more on that later. I want to tell you all about a first for me that happened last Friday..

 DIM SUM! It was amazing; I'd never had it before and now I may be a tad obsessed. I spoke on the phone with Caela right before about how the first time we'd tried to go, they were close - on a Wednesday! Every day of the week they're open, but Wednesdays. C said that she'd experienced something similar with a Thai place she and Danielle had attempted to go to one time. I mean, seriously, why would you be closed on a Tuesday or Wednesday, that's so bizarre, haha.
 S, - who grew up in California around a lot more ethnic food than myself - loves Dim Sum, (if you can't tell) and I let him order off the sheet. We had a couple different kinds of savory dumplings and then these delicious (and adorable as you saw in the photo above) steamed lotus cakes.
When I went, I'd just got off work and was starving. The picture above is of the wreckage that was left after the Asian treats had been consumed. I didn't think it was that bad until I saw the photo a couple days later, haha.

What is your favorite Asian specialty? Have you ever had Dim Sum? Any weird stories of restaurants being closed on random days of the week? Tell me!


  1. i <3 dim sum. i can't get enough. luckily, toronto is full of great dim sum spots. my favourite item has to be the football shaped crispy pastries with pork inside. some places call them "savoury pastries", some call them "footballs"!

  2. If it's Asian, I'll probably eat it. I love Dim Sum and I love sushi. Om nom nom!

  3. Ohh sounds like things are really looking up for you :)

    I love Dim Sum. They are delicious. There are a few restaurants that are closed on Mondays here. I usually don't realise until after we want to eat there.

  4. I've never had dim sum, but pho is pretty good. It's a Vietnamese soup dish, very tasty.

  5. oh lauren, it's just not nice of you to post pictures and stories of food when i'm sitting here with a growling stomach!

    i'm so happy that your summer is turning out to be exciting!

  6. i can't even begin to tell you how happy i am with your new happiness and your soul mate. it's the real deal, you just know it. It's an answer to a prayer you've had... that's exactly what m is to me :)

    s is the cutest! and YES on introducing you to a yummy new thing and hurray on getting there on a day their open :) lol! seriously, it sucks i never got to go to the boutique danielle wanted to go to cos they happened to be closed on a tuesday lol true story.

    cheers to endless fun with someone who gets you. that's the best feeling ever.

  7. i am so happy for you. and I love Dim Sum and it has been far too long since I had it last.

    PS I adore that Ferris Wheel photo...

  8. i love dim sum! i grew up eating dim sum - as a kid i'd go out with a ton of relatives, drink too much tea and my favorite dishes include chicken feet (yes, chicken feet), egg tarts, siu mai, ha gow, sticky rice w/ chicken that is wrapped in lotus leaf. anyway, that is really funny that the restuarant is closed on wednesdays. its too weird to be closed in the middle of the week.

  9. I love Dim Sum

    This is my first time visiting your blog.
    It is so inspiring and joyful.
    Thanks for a beautiful visit.


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