Saturday, March 15, 2008

Power Outage at UBC

There’s a scheduled power outage today at UBC, which affects our home. So as of 7:30 am this morning, we are out of power, until 2:30 pm this afternoon. And so we’re going out to kill the time. What else would we do in a house without power?

On the way to the Bus Stop

We made our way slowly to the bus stop. We just missed the bus we intended to take, and had to wait a bit for the next bus. The #41 comes every 30 minutes on the weekend, so you really don’t want to miss it, if you can help it that is. We took quite a few pictures while waiting for the bus. You can check out photos here on our Facebook album.

We had a few things we wanted to get at Oakridge. The kids need new shoes. Melur needs a new jacket. It has also been quite cold lately, so we need to get new thermal underwear for the kids. Arman got his at Zellers as usual. But for Melur, we headed to The Bay. The Bay is slightly more expensive, but it has better stuff. It kind of reminds me of Jaya Jusco back home in Malaysia.

At The Bay

Coins in the Fountain

After we were done shopping, we took the bus and headed east to Fraser St, to try some Malaysian food at the newly opened Chilli Padi restaurant. Unfortunately, when we arrived, the restaurant was closed due to a private event. I was actually quite aware of the lunch outing organized by the Malaysia Association of BC, but thought we’d just drop by to see. But the restaurant was completely full. Hungry, we decided to take the bus back home, and maybe stop by McDonald’s at Kerrisdale.

At Kerrisdale, we dropped by “Please Mum”, a children’s clothing store. There was a sale going on there. The lady at the store was quite the salesperson. She managed to get us to buy new sunglasses and hats for Melur and Arman. Totally unnecessary, and an impulse buy! But they were quite cheap. And we got a $2 sweater for Nenek. Really cheap! We didn’t stick around too long, for fear we’d buy the whole place.

Lunch at McDonald’s

Hungry still, we walked a few doors down and had lunch at McDonalds. We took some pictures of the newly acquired merchandise, and headed home soon after, around 4:30 pm. And that was how we spent the day when our house was without power from 7:30 am to 2:30 pm. What another fun day for the family.

Home with the Merchandise

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