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A day at the Cloverdale Rodeo

We had a fun time at the Surrey Cloverdale Rodeo this past Victoria
Day long weekend. Always enjoyed going to the fair since I was little
and this fascination hasn't faded. I think the kids also enjoyed
themselves (at least until the little one dozed off in the stroller
for most of the day).We bought cheap tickets across the street at London Drugs for $8 a
piece and kids were free. Parking was also free as I found street
parking alongside the Holiday Inn. As soon as we were in the grounds,
we dove in and started with the kid rides. My boy liked the Chochoo
Train ride and we rode it twice. I didn't like the Monster Truck ride
as it was hard on your derriere. I had to go with him on most of the
rides as he isn't too comfortable going at any on his own yet. The
only thing I didn't like was coming to the fair unprepared for the
ride tickets. They didn't accept debit or credit at the ticket booths
so I got dinged $3 plus additional bank fees to take out money at ATM
machines.We spent…

Post housewarming dinner party

We had dinner last night at our friend's new home and had a great
time. They moved a few blocks away from their previous townhome and
into a gorgeous house, right beside the river. Loved the bathrooms,
high ceilings, and the backyard was set up so that you never have to
maintain it. There was talk of a hot tub in the backyard in the near
future as well.We had a cozy dinner where dining room was expanded to include the
kids table. There was wine, pansit, salad, ribs, corn, baked peppers,
beets, and home-made desert. During dinner, an Apple iPad 2 and a
Blackberry Playbook was passed around for comparison. I got to try out
both devices firsthand and believe that I am now closer to making my
decision on which item to buy.After dinner, we played some of the Nintendo Wii sports games. They
had a great family room set up for this. I lost in boxing, skiing, and
tennis. I found out that I was basically 'unbalanced' as far as the
Wii was concerned. Kids enjoyed themselves running up/down the st…

Pacquiao vs Mosley pay-per-view event at my in-law's was a blast

We couldn't wait for the fight all week and when the event finally
aired on pay-per-view this past weekend, it was awesome. The fight
itself wasn't that great and as I predicted, would last past round 12
for a unanimous decision.There were tons of people there including family, friends, and
neighbors. Kids were running up and down stairs, and there were tons
of Filipino food prepared by killer combo of cooks Ava/Weng/Grace. The
Canucks playoff game was on another channel against Nashville which
provided a great filler while we waited for the main event. As you
know, we lost that but I'm not too worried. What is important is that
I won the pool that night by guessing a unanimous decision for our boy
PacMan. Cha-ching.The night was followed by a friendly game of poker and tong-its. There
was a few late-comers carrying case of beer that night, and it was a
great party. Kudos go out to Ava and Philip for hosting it.