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A hundred year’s sleep

As I was writing thank you cards, I re-read one from my aunt where she wrote in Chinese:

tee: ‘bat leen ho cup’?
a: ‘bat leen ho hup
tee: what does that mean?
a: a hundred years of being together
tee: give me another sentence with the word ‘hup’ in it
a: um…
tee: ‘hup an fun’? (which means to sleep)
a: … yes. may you sleep for a hundred years.

100 done, another … 60 or so more to go. Oh boy.

Tandem for one.

Ed visited Vancouver over the weekend where we spent a fair deal of time (but not enough, imo) eating and doing touristy stuff. The schedule went as follows:

  • Ed arrived at 9:00am
  • After much indecisiveness, I decided to go to Nu for brunch
  • We get there at 10, only to find that it doesn’t open until 10:30. fail.
  • We bum around until 10:30, get inside and sit on the pretty patio. I am freezing. Ed takes a total of two work phone calls while eating.
  • We finish eating and Ambrose heads off to do manly things while Ed and I decide to rent a bicycle and ride around Stanley. We head down Robson Street.
  • Find some random bike rental store on Denman and rent a tandem after perusing some of the sweet-looking ones outside. What they give us cannot even be called a lemon, it was so busted. Ed takes another work phone call.
  • Try to bike around the block on it and it’s a bazillion times harder than it looked. Most likely because our bike was old and the seats were all off and disproportionate to the handle bars. We were a danger on the road, and I thought we would die on several occasions.
  • Took the bike back to the shop and decided to get two single bikes. I requested a cruiser. They’re so much fun!
  • Made our way to Stanley and biked around, stopping at many random tourist areas and debated running through the water park. Ed got freaked out with all the rock sculptures. Ed takes three work phone calls.
  • The bike took us 2 hours, and then we walked down Denman to Mondo’s for 6 scoops of gelato.
  • Back home for a short bit, and then off to visit the Vancouver branch of his company.
  • We ate dinner at Samurai on Davie. He apparently loves wasabi to the point where its disgusting.
  • Hung out at night with some of his work people at Doolin’s.
  • Woke up bright and early the next morning to hike the grouse grind. I still suck at it. A lot.
  • Didn’t have time for ramen lunch, so we said our goodbyes and he went off to the airport all sweaty from the hike

I had a great time with him in town. Pictures can be found on the tab at the top of the page. :) Thanks for visiting!!!

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