August 2018: Summer Love

 

Did you know there are love locks at Queen Elizabeth Park?

According to the lunar calendar year, fall is officially here..

Summer went by so quickly filled with many joyous gatherings..

On August 29th I will be on Ms. Deborah Moore’s radio show on AM1470 Fairchild Radio 1030am sharp; I will be sharing some of this month’s highlights.

I would love to hear your suggestions and recommendations anytime; email me at goldenapron@gmail.com.  Meanwhile catch up on Instagram for most updates (OO)

 

Summer In Saigon: Anh and Chi @ Oh Studio

Thank you very much to Amelie of Anh and Chi, and Grace (eikcamceramics) for organizing a wonderful and heartwarming “Summer in Saigon” charity event; we also had the privilege to enjoy a surprise sneak preview of Anh and Chi’s short film documenting their family legacy.  Your entire team work was seamless and delivery was almost flawless.

Together with 12 other patrons, we enjoyed a 7-course royal feast with superb wine/cocktail pairings; 5 savory courses featured seafood prepared by Amelie’s Mom (Head Chef at Ahn and Chi) and delightful crew, plus 2 scrumptious desserts prepared by the talented photographer/blogger Vy Tran of beyondsweetandsavory; the entire evening was photographed and documented by Vancouver’s talented Norah of nomnomyvr.

It was an evening to remember; 4 hours filled with delicious food,  wonderful and interesting conversations, sharing our love and passion for food, for family and life.

Together we have raised a substantial amount that evening through the ticket sales (this is a non-sponsored event) and donations from all patrons, the ceramics created by Grace and used to serve the beautiful food were all auctioned off later; all proceeds went to YWCA’s Peace Fund.

On a very personal note: Watching Amelie’s family documentary brought back many fond memories of visits with my family to their family’s old restaurant Pho Hoang, originated on East Georgia in Vancouver’s Chinatown.

I was absolutely delighted to have met Amelie in person; thank you again to my dear teacher Grace, and Vy, I simply loved your dessert and Norah, it was so great to see you in action!  I sincerely hope all our paths will cross once again.

(Disclaimer: I attended this event as a patron, it was an honor to be a part of a charity event).

Ahn and Chi is located at 3388 Main Street, Vancouver, BC.  For regular menu information, please check their website.

 

 

 

 

60 and 88…It’s a privilege to grow old

Growing older perhaps wiser with acceptance or younger at heart?

This is perhaps the question I have been asking a lot lately..

What’s your take?

Attended a friend’s 60th birthday bash ….we had an awesome night celebrating a friend’s milestone and danced to the tunes played by the amazing Phonix dance band, rocking the Motown and funky dance tunes all night long…

Phonix Dance Band – Simply Awesome

During the Powell Street festival weekend, i was invited to volunteer at the Japanese Language School kitchen and helped to serve the beloved “Beiju” seniors (turning 88 years old) birthday lunch…Thank you Laura, so grateful for this opportunity to be a part of this special celebration.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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