What a weekend we had! No, I did not have my first bubble tea but! I did have my first tapioca pearls. Blech!
So I have to brag about the gorgeous February weather we are getting. Yes, let the hate mail begin. Sorry folks, I fought with all my might to enjoy the warmish winter weather and I am going to show it off.
Reg and I went down to Jericho Beach for a beautiful walk, looking at all the rich people’s houses. That is a lot less painful now that I really do not want to own a house, LOL.
So many flowers were out but what shocked me the most were these magnolias in full bloom. Crazy!!!
The big festivities for Chinese New Year were this weekend and look, even Hello Kitty came out to play!
And dragons of course! Reg’s kung fu school performed at Parker Place in Richmond.
Right through the eyes Hello Kitty!
Before the performance I ordered a mango slushy with pearls. And boy, did it come with a lot of pearls.
I had always wondered about these and now I know, I do not like them. It is not that they are bad it is just that they really have no flavour. They are made with tapioca starch and are just chewy flavourless balls. After a while they started to stick to the back of my throat and there were so many, I got a stomach ache. Ack!
It must just be the texture people like because honesty, flavour-wise it did not add anything to the mango slushy. They weren’t even sweet so it was just all too weird. Like a wine gum with zero flavour.
But! I have now tried it which was a fun foodie exploration. I also know I never want to have them again.
I hope you had a great weekend too! Enjoy the dancing lion and check out Reg on the cymbals! His hair is getting so long. What a hippie!