Friday, 30 September 2011

Third Charm



Usually it's said that the 'third one's a charm' but last night my third visit to the Italian restaurant of Trattoria on West 4th avenue was rather disappointing....
When Yeshey and I got there, Virginie and Aaron were already waiting for us by getting comfortable with a bottle of South African white wine, which i couldn't finish even 1/3 of the glass. Wine is not my forte as you can tell~


Then, we ordered the 'Anti Pasto' appetizers we always eat which had Egg Plant, Artichoke, Kobe Beef Balls, Mashed Potatoes, Patty, Salad, Mozzarella Stromboli, Crispy Calamari, Tiger Prawns and a few more i didn't know names to...

Then when the main course came, I ordered Spaghetti Fanciulla which had chicken, chick peas, eggplant peperoncino, garlic, olive oil. The waitress actually recommended it so therefore considering her knowledge of the food there i tried it. It turned out to be one of the most bland spaghetti's I've had this entire year not including the over cooked one i ate at Cafe Klein in Bhutan which was worse~ :( barely had 3 spoon fulls before i decided i'd indulge in dessert as they have great choice.

Not really a huge fan of fried banana's, i decided to try the classic Tiramisu... I was in a 'sweet' mood so was really looking forward to a great yummy dessert. Finally, when it came on my first bite itself i was disappointed. Either they took it out of the fridge before it was completed or they kept it out a bit longer than they normally should which made it watery and soggy...

So over all apart from the satisfactory food, the bill was a high $50 each and it was all worth it because of the awesome company of Virgine, Yeshey and Aaron.




 Virg, Yeshey, Aaron and Namzay @Trattoria, Vancouver

-29th September, 2011


Wednesday, 28 September 2011

Word for the Day

Dopamine:

a neurotransmitter that helps control the brain's reward and pleasure centers. Dopamine also helps regulate movement and emotional responses, and it enables us not only to see rewards, but to take action to move toward them. Dopamine deficiency results in Parkinson's Disease, and people with low dopamine activity may be more prone to addiction. The presence of a certain kind of dopamine receptor is also associated with sensation seeking.  

Tuesday, 27 September 2011

Less than a Globe Trotter


Places I have been in the world so far: 

ASIA
  1. Thailand
  2. India
  3. Bangladesh
  4. China
  5. Japan
  6. Taiwan
  7. Korea
  8. Hong Kong
EUROPE
  1. France
  2. Germany
  3. Austria 
  4. Luxembourg
  5. Belgium
  6. Netherlands
  7. Liechtenstein
NORTH AMERICA
  1. United States
  2. Canada


Saturday, 24 September 2011

My Transit Tour to Seoul, korea

Usually i love travelling by myself but today i feel rather lonley and i miss everyone back home esp. Shedrup alot :'( Just looking at pictures and listening to music makes the situation even worse... Not fun at all and somehow it sucks to be going back even if its just for 3 months... This time the travel is more depressing and i cant help but be sad, but ive been controlling my emotions and being strong just because of the fact that i am alone and i have to take care of myself....

Well landed in Korea from Bangkok and here are some of the random pictures: (unedited)
This is the Cheonggyecheon Stream located downtown Seoul. A long park that runs along both sides of the River Bank.

This is the wall of the Changdeok Palace, Seoul

The Tour Bus that i paid 40 dollars to take me to Seoul along with other people for the 6 hour tour :)

                                       The entrance gate to the Chandeok Palace, Seoul
This is supposedly the Queen's residence


A sign under a tree at the Insadong Market, Seoul


A busy street "Insadong" where traditional handicrafts and arts were displayed.

Under the bridge they had this sign and since i didn't have any Korean Won, i threw in some canadian Dollars and thai bahts....hehe threw many as first i forgot to make a wish ...



 

Tuesday, 13 September 2011

A Dusty Football Story


Karma Shedrup Tshering playing for BOC at the Departmental Football Tournament in ChangJij

A dusty match held at ChangJiji

A shot at the goal leaving the goalie on the ground after a good tackle

A player from Bright light Institute resting while his friends sweat it off
A kick indeed~

A Bhutan Football Federation Football