Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Old Montreal

A few snapshots of the historic district of Old Montreal.

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Indian autumn at Old Port of Montreal

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Place Jacques-Cartier

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We went to the Science Center, and played as if we were kids once again. There wasn't enough time for us. Make sure to allow yourself at least 2.5 hours inside the exhibition. The entrance fee is $12 per adult.

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Night shot of Old Montreal, rue Saint-Paul

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Totoro Giant Plush Slipper

I saw this giant Totoro plush slipper at the Market Village. Isn't it adorable? It's a great gift idea for Christmas, to keep your feet warm in winter while working at the computer desk.

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They have different characters to choose from. I got one for DB for $9.99.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Awesome Tourism Montreal Video

This video from tourism Montreal is absolutely amazing. It's a must watch!!!

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And for those who think this is a boring place, think twice before you speak.

Scroll over "What to do", and you'll get tons of great activities and events for all ages, with details of opening hours, map, contact numbers, rates, nearest Metro station, etc.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Best body moisturisers for winter

I haven't seen any reviews about this Glycerodermine moisturizer, although my family has been using it for many years. In my honest opinion, it's a lifesaver for the winter. If you have chapped, rough and very dry skin, or your fingers look like those belonging to a 90 year old,  then this Glycerodermine is for you. Apply on the dry or chapped area, and let the skin absorb for a minute. It's thick, but it works wonder. Your skin will magically feel smooth after the first application or two. That's how effective this product is. I've also tried the Glycerodermine in tube container, which is meant especially for hands, but it was not as good as the cream one.


Another favorite body moisturizer is Jergens Ultra Care. I use this daily after shower. It doesn't leave any oily residue and is quickly absorbed. I've tried many other brands, and this remains my favorite.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Supermarket Favorites

Finally, I've got some time to breathe this evening. I've never been so busy, work and house chores, and I'm way behind processing my photos. It's easier and faster with the small camera, so here are some of my favorites products from the supermarket.

Fresh Atlantic salmon:

This pack of fresh salmon heads is $2.69

 Salmon strips for $1.08. The flesh is tender and so fresh.


Dorade Royale, a mouthwatering fish with white tender flesh. It tastes succulent when steamed.


Tropicana 100% fresh juice, my favorite is the grapefruit mixed with oranges.

Danone Activia probiotic yogurt, so smooth and creamy.

California fresh persimmons. It's seedless, sweet and crunchy. A box of 20 pieces is about $12.



They removed the word "ice cream" and replaced it with "frozen dessert", as it is not made from 100% milk. Nonetheless, this Breyers dessert is creamy and is not overly sweet at all. It tastes great with fresh fruits, such as mango.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Pumpkin Festival

We finally made it to the pumpkin festival on the last day of the exhibition at the Botanical Garden. I was awed by the creativity of the kids, and the vibrant colors to dress up the pumpkins.

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Look at this one:

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If you've missed out, you'll have to wait for next October. Parking is $10, and entrance fee is $14 per adult, and slightly more expensive for non-residents (not sure why). The ticket package include the Insectarium,.