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February 6, 2013

e.li 
has returned from paris and has prepared a fabulous lunch that i thought i’d share with you

more pictures, less words.
bon appetite.

behind the scenes. sit back and relax. enjoy the greenery.
left. ever seen deep fried herbs that were not burnt to smithereens? lol, well here they are, perfection.
right. madeleines fresh out of the oven! chaud! chaud!

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let’s begin.

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asparagus, summer pea and leek soup.

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pan seared scallops and pickled radish, garnished with marjoram.

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herb crusted halibut with grapefruit and green bean salad.

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ribeye with fig reduction, roasted pepper puree, and mini onion rings.

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my absolute most favourite part of a meal. dessert.
i’m in heaven.

madeleines, mango sorbet, and pistachio chocolate sticks.

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i hope your eyes enjoyed the meal.

book your private dining experience at e.li

next.destination,paris.

June 21, 2012

i’m finally here (&did i mention, reunited with mom)! it’s now my fourth day in paris now.
my sister kat will be here in three days! can’t wait:)

i was originally planning to blog once a week, but then i’d probably forget what i did during which days cause there’s just too many things that i do, places i go to, things that i eat, etc.
going to make my blogs short&sweet hopefully with less words and more pictures. YOU do the translating.
here’s what my life in paris looks like.enjoy!

okay… or not..
maybe i wont blog, not that i dont want to, but my mom’s laptop is acting up.

merci et au revoir!

who.holds.the.key.to.YOUR.heart?

February 15, 2012

perhaps…

the seine river underneath the pont des arts in paris
holds the key to your heart.

i visited paris last fall and didn’t see this bridge during my two weeks stay. today, i happen to come across a video online where a fence with numerous padlocks were locked to it. i had no idea where this was, so i asked a special someone who currently resides in paris, france. my mom.

i recognized that it was the seine river in the background and i had been there previously, but unfortunately didn’t get to see the pont des arts then… i will be returning this summer &will definitely go to see it in person.

so how does this work?

the padlocks are in a sense “love locks”, some have ribbons tied to them, couples’ names written on them, basically whatever you want to lock onto the fence with your padlock. once you lock your love lock onto the fence, you throw the key into the seine river which represents the love between two people or whomever can never be undone; eternal love. (well at least that’s my interpretation, how do YOU interpret this?)

i hope that some time in my future, a someone special will take me here to put a lock on this fence.
wouldn’t that be sweet?! heart melts*

my mom said to me today that she will take my siblings &i to the pont des arts when we visit in the summer. not exactly what i had in mind. lols, but it does make sense..
eternal love,
my mom. one of the few people on this earth who actually can provide this kind of love

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this picture was taken while having dinner yesterday.
hope you enjoyed this lovey dovey post valentine’s day post.

cheers.

eyes.wide.shut.

January 24, 2012

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ive been missing for the past two weeks.. new update coming soon!
stay tuned~

meanwhile, heres a picture of my cat mimi &i lazying on the sofa yesterday afternoon.

why does it sometimes feel like that you’re the only one who sees eye to eye with me?

pucker.up!

January 10, 2012

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another unintentional picture while i was having late lunch with my brother &sister.
After my first bite, I wiped my mouth only to reveal…

a set of wannabe valentines day kissy lips! hah (yes that is my iPhone cat case’s shadow).

talk about table manners~!

him.
so here’s your +1 bow tie that you asked for.
doesn’t it look like the one you drew?:p

devilish.smiles.

September 29, 2011

  

i feel like a cartoon today. i have a clown’s mouth HAHa!
&this is what boredom does to you.
my sister and mom always say that i look like a drawing, cartoon, or animal.
how is that even possible?

i really like the middle picture by momosu, but unfortunately humans dont look like this lols.
here’s my attempt to mimic her lips. i never knew my lips could look like this cause i only wear lipgloss and barely there colours.
it’s actually quite a shock to me. haha.
the first new colour i’m sporting is #78 phoenix in chanel’s rouge allure laque. i’ve never worn this colour out because.. well you can see why!
&spot the second new colour that i’m sporting. it’s blue black.

the colours in the photos above have given me some ideas of what to be for halloween!

also, my cat mimi is so annoying!
every morning we feed her dry food and one can of wet food.
she eats fancy feast, the trout kind ONLY!!!
the grocery store was out of trout, so we bought her a different brand.
at the end of the day, it was UNTOUCHED!!!
never feed her anything else, you might as well throw the unopened can into the garbage.
what a cat!
eek! eight days to go.

it’s.OUR.birthday!sort.of!

September 15, 2011

smile cause it’s good for you.
i saw this out of nowhere while sitting at the table, so i took a picture. say cheese!
byes!

love.at.le.louvre.

September 3, 2011

yesterday my sister and i shopped all day while mom was at school. it’s super hot here in paris, september and 27 degrees yesterday. as much as i love the sun, it was too stuffy & humid outside, boo. along with all the new things that i got, i also got a sandals and shorts tan! eww. hah.

sunshine makes me happy. what makes YOU happy?

today it was 29 degrees. when we left the house it was super sunny! after shopping for a few hours, we went back outside and the sky was completely grey! a thunderstorm was headed our way, uh oh!! and the story goes like this. we were first looking for a place to have dinner and it was suddenly really windy. then the wind picked up even more and the leaves and everything on the ground started to fly towards us. our hair was flying all over the place, sort of “lion style” haha. then lighting flashed several times but i didn’t hear the thunder cause the wind was too strong. i think this was the strongest wind i’ve ever felt, i squinted and turned my face to the side cause the dust and stuff was being blown at me. it started to drizzle, then rain, and eventualy it was pouring. everyone on the street quickly retreated to the limited undercovered areas. so we quickly decided on a restaurant near by. when mom opened the door, she had a small cherry blossom or flower stuck in her ponytail, lols! we were seated and began to dry off after 5 minutes. a few minutes later, it was pouring outside. a couple rushed to the door to seek cover from the rain. they stood outside for a few minutes and then decided to come into the restaurant. they were completely DRENCHED from neck to toe, from their necks down because they had worn helmets because they were on a moped/scooter/bike.

anyhoooo! this is my last update in paris cause my sister & i are headed back home to vancouver tomorrow morning.
here are some pictures from yesterday and the day before. enjoy!

…….destination arrived…………..inside le louvre…………………………………around le louvre……………………….

1. pavillon mollien
2. floral lampost
3. katkat
4. i like this pyramid better than the one outside!
5. taking a look back
6. this is what goes on inside my head

1. on. trying to walk on water
2. off. kat & i caught in flight. i think if i was a vampire flying, this is how i would look hah.
3. away. btw, this is paris not egypt!

 


here’s the mona lisa kiddies, be ready to play when i come back;)
a lit seat in a photobooth.
my real life cooking mama.

1. after going to 4 different swatch stores, kat finally found it.
2. super busy at dada, it was a week night too!
3. looking out the window while waiting for dinner. see how close cars park?
4. mom craving asian food again, so chinese last night, surprisingly yummy.

okay! too many pictures and too many words.
farewell france,
&see you in vancouver!

p.s. please check YOUR mailboxes & let me know if it made it to you. kthxbye!
<3

i.think.EIFFEL.in.love.again.

August 30, 2011

i think i fell in love with…

my daily life in paris,
which consists of…
eating
shopping
taking pictures
eating more desserts & sweets

be warned, there are many pictures.

left.left.
i call this cat the x-men cat, it keeps on appearing throughout the streets of paris
middle.
a gazillion people rollerblading across from the eiffel tower
right.
my sister bought some eiffel tower keychains from them. these hawkers were running away &hiding from police

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this area was soooo busy, many cars & people.
in the second picture, that was the longgg line up to purchase tickets to go up the eiffel tower

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along the seine river, there are these beautifully decorated houseboats.
would you want to live here one day?

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ever seen a camoflague tree? i’ve never seen one in vancouver
middle.
smelly shoes at one of the houseboats
right.
kat &the eiffel tower

1&2. i scream for vanilla & strawberry ice cream, mom screams for pistachio & chocolate ice cream,
we all scream for ice cream!… & chocolate crepes (kat)
3.kat & i <3
4. mom gone fishing
5. like my new shoe? wink wink*

left.left.
at this specific laduree store, there are sooo many dead pigeons across the street! eeks! :(
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macarons, yums!
right.
arc de triomphe, notice the people up at the very top
below.
a picture that i managed to take while on the metro for the first time

it’s night time, so time for something slow
this is what i’m listening to right now
metric-gimme sympathy (acoustic version)

“who would you rather be?
the beatles or the rolling stones?”

this.isnt.disneys.hunchback.of.NOTRE.DAME.

August 25, 2011

yesterday.
our landlady took us on a mini tour around the touristy places. here are some pictures that i successfully managed to take while in the car. we stopped by the notre dame cathedral to take some pictures.


 

1. hi! i’m a gargoyle
2. mom said we shouldn’t go there cause it’s unsafe, so we do the opposite hah, we’re wayyy down at the bottom
3&4. the notre dame cathedral looks pretty much the same since i was there last, except there are now new fences around the building
5. musée du louvre
6. paris night time, love ittt

today.
went back to one of my favourite places, the open market! bought a couple of types of caviar from this store to use for my tea party when im back in vancouver.
mom also bought me a silver three tier stand and a very pretty glass cake stand. i can’t wait to use them that day!

petite déjeuner with mom &kat. before leavingthe house, i had strawberries, a fig, a chocolate tarlette & a puff pastry with apricots. huge breakfast can you say? lols. parisians eat desserts for breakfast, &so do i; i guess i fit in pretty well here! chocolate croissants anybody?:)
1. what mom sees.
2. what i see.
3.  what everybody sees.

we did some major damage at fnac, just by buying cookbooks and recipe/dessert books!! faints*

bought a lot of things for mom’s new home. everyone was super tired, so we decided to fix dinner at home for the first time.
my sister &i went to the open market to pick up a baguette & a hot rotisserie chicken.
i would say that they constantly have 30 chickens on huge metal skewers along the wall roasting away AND! they are constantly being bought and new ones are being thrown on.

these past few days i’ve eaten soo much & so many diferent types of…
1. cheese; i feel like a spoiled mouse!
2. desserts & sweets; i feel like a sugar addict.

the coffee in paris is a gazillion times better than what we have in vancouver. i love it.

je suis très fatigue, bonne nuit~