Max: An East Van Dog

Author: Shirley Wong

Max, the East Van dog, in her prime

“When the prison doors are opened, the real dragon will fly out.”

– Ho Chi Min

Mike checked his watch. 4 o’clock. Time to go home and feed Max. Wherever Mike was, whether it was hanging out at Metrotown, shooting hoops at Hastings Community Centre, or hitting tennis balls with his buddies – it was always the same.

When that hand hit the four on his watch, little Mike predictably waved goodbye to his friends. You could draw a dotted line from wherever he was to his journey home to East Van. This pattern occurred for several years to the point that it was mentioned in Mike’s grade 12 yearbook, “Sorry guys, gotta feed my dog.” Continue reading Max: An East Van Dog

Gordon Ramsay’s BURGR (Las Vegas)

Author: Shirley Wong

Unique menu BURGR Las Vegas
Shirley with Gordon Ramsay’s unique BURGR menu which patrons are allowed to take with them as a souvenir

“I still eat a burger at a counter with ketchup dripping down my face.”

– Scarlett Johansson

Sometimes you just get a hankering for a burger. The last time we were in Paris, one day I told Mike I just need a good cheeseburger. Maybe it’s disgraceful to admit I’d crave something so apparently mediocre in a true gourmet city such as the City of Light.

But believe it or not, we found a random Parisian bistro that made an awesome cheeseburger, with handmade beef patty, rustic bun and excellent hand cut cheese. So don’t look down at me for seeking out a great burger, no matter what city we are in! Continue reading Gordon Ramsay’s BURGR (Las Vegas)

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