random thoughts.

  • My friend Christina mentioned that while you always hear "How's your summer", you never ever hear someone ask "How's your winter".
  • I hope you all had a chance to check out a restaurant this month, participating Tourism Vancouver's Dine Out Vancouver. I'm always late in selecting a restaurant so all the ones I usually want to try out are sold out. I was in the mood for French, and surprisingly, Fleuri at the Sutton did not disappoint.
  • If you're ever in Naperville, check out Meson Sabika for some wonderful tapas.
  • If you're going to invest in one fashion trend this spring, I believe it should be the trench. While most designers were showing more deconstructed ones like at Burberry Prorsum, I still prefer a more structured (and cheaper) one, like the one you can find at Club Monaco.

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On Saturday, I had a chance to explore downtown Chicago. I'm staying quite a bit ways out from the city, so we had to pack alot of stuff in. Here is the day in point form.
  • Drove to the station at end of the line of the Metra, in Aurora.
  • Tried to pay for parking, but the meter didn't accept a credit card, and no change given.
  • Missed the express train, so an hour and twenty minutes later, arrived at Union Station
  • Bought an weekend pass for the CTA, and grabbed a bus to Art Institute of Chicago.
  • Got lost in the various galleries, for almost six hours.
  • Wandered around Millenium Park in the cold.
  • Went into the ubiquitous Wallgreens and spent the best eight dollars on gloves.
  • Hopped onto the EL Train, for the experience.
  • Warmed up with a warm beverage at Argo Tea
  • Bargain hunting at my two faves (Nordstrom / H & M), located side by side if you can believe it!
  • Back on the EL train, to Chicago station, where we walked to find the world famous hot dogs from Potillos.
  • Hailed a taxi back to Union Station.
  • A sleepy train ride on the Metra home.
It's cheezy, but when I think of Chicago, I think of ER. I felt a little bit like Luka when riding the EL train. I'll definitely have to go back to do more exploring, as I've only scratched the surface.



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happy new year.

One of my new year's resolutions is to take a minute to "be in the moment". 2006 went by so quickly, and I don't think I spent enough time being present to just take in the view. As I write this, I can't believe that it's already the second week of 2007.

I'm in Chicago for work (well actually in a suburb). I haven't been to the "windy city" before, so I look forward to spending some time this weekend to explore the city. For me, the novelty has not worn off and I always look forward to the opportunity of growing professionally and personally on these trips.

Here's to a great 2007!


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