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Thanksgiving 08 : Portland

For thanksgiving I went to Portland to visit my family. My brother and his wife live up there along with an aunt and uncle. It was a good time with dinner at my aunt and uncle’s place on Wednesday night. Thursday we had dinner at a nice restaurant. On Saturday we went to Powell’s, a huge used bookstore that was amazing. We spent 45min there and I probably could have spent another hour at least. Next time I’m bring an extra suitcase.

On Saturday my parents left and we spent the time with just my brother and his wife. My brother and I visited a few game stores and we then picked up Stephanie and had lunch at a nice French place. We then went on a tram in downtown Portland up to Oregon Health Science University.

Overall a fun trip and Portland is a beautiful city. I look forward to going up again and maybe visiting some of the mountains as we only saw Mt St Helens and Horn on the flight.

Date Night: The Aquarium

It has been a while since I posted in my blog because there has not been a lot going on. However, last weekend Stephanie took me out for a date. We went to the Birch Aquarium in La Jolla. I wanted to take pictures but my camera had died a few days before. We decided to stop at Cosco to get a new camera and some lunch but it was so crazy we just left.

We grabbed lunch elsewhere and went to the aquarium camera-less. We still had a lot of fun looking at the fishes. The next part of the plan was to go to Café Japengo, a nice Japanese restaurant that we have briefly visited for drinks when my family came down for Easter. However, we got out of the Aquarium at 4pm and the restaurant did not open until 6pm. I managed to convince Stephanie to drive down to Best Buy to get a new camera and we walked out with a 7mp Sony Cybershot.

This only managed to kill about an hour so we went to a bar next door to Café Japengo to get some drinks. The restaurant finally opened and we had a lovely meal. I was tempted by their fried rice but decided to try something new as fried rice (aka rice bucket) is reserved for my friend Jonathan.

Other than date night not a lot has been going on. Work has been fine and is mostly meeting and correspondence now. It is getting to the point where it is no longer my “new job” and now just “my job.”