Monday, December 19, 2011

Number 9

If you live in Richmond, and of Asian descent, or friends with someone who is, then you have been to Number 9. This is the only restaurant I know of that is open 24 hours! Seriously, if at 3am, you have a hankering for Chinese food, or any other food for that matter, well, this is the place.

The food is actually pretty good, too. It's not mall food (this is very important to me because I really hate mall food) -- well, the Asian food isn't, I never tried their "Western Food." The menu goes on forever, they boast 1,000 items!

I was there with my sister recently and we ordered a whole roast duck, crunchy on the outside, pillowy soft tofu with garlic and chili and crispy chow mein. The waitress  made me repeat my order 3 times because she couldn't believe that 2 little women could eat all that I ordered, but I wanted a lot of leftovers to take home.

I don't live in Richmond, but this is a good "go to place" if you are in the area (Lansdowne Mall), or if you don't feel like looking for parking. It's also right by the SkyTrain. Apparently, they deliver as well.

Friday, December 2, 2011

Romeo et Juliet

The Vancouver Opera

I am a newbie opera goer, so I can only go by how it made me feel. I am sad to say that it didn't make me sad. 

I mean, I am the biggest cry baby -- everything makes me cry -- commercials, the news, weddings, I cry watching The Lion King, Finding Nemo and a few of the recent shows that I went to (Blood Brothers, Penelopiad).
But not this Romeo et Juliet. It just didn't grab me. Of course, it's sad... but I just didn't feel it.

[I think I will always have in my mind, the original Romeo and Juliet that we saw in high school (from 1968, a Franco Zefirelli film -- ok, it was already an older by film by the time I saw it, I didn't see it in 1968 - I was probably busy being born. ]