Archives for November 2014

Red Ginger Asian Cuisine

Sunday is family day. It's a chance for us to go to Church, have a nice meal together, and then enjoy a family activity with the kids. Each Sunday, we are always on the hunt for a creative restaurant that is kid-friendly! Some of the things we look for are good location, delicious food, reasonable prices, booster seats and high chairs, and of course other families with kids eating there … [Read more...]

Year-end Tax Tips by Financial Sensei

This is a guest blog post by Alireza Fadaie, a passionate father of a young boy and financial planner based out of Vancouver, BC, Canada. Ali's nickname is the "Financial Sensei." In this guest blog post, Ali gives some Year-end Tax Tips. Alireza Fadaie, Eng. PFP, CHS is the Financial Sensei. He has been working in the financial industry in greater Vancouver since 2004 and holds professional … [Read more...]

Family Fun at Disney on Ice

The perfect place to take the family on a rainy Wednesday evening!! With the kids all bundled up, umbrellas in hand, we ventured off to the Pacific Coliseum to see Disney on Ice for the first time as a family of four! Earlier this year, we had lots of fun watching Mickey's Rockin' Road Show and last year we saw Rockin' Ever After with just Rianne so we were looking forward to bringing Ryan along … [Read more...]

Strongbody Apparel

Usually, there seems to be a massive divide between fashionable clothes and high performance outfits. However, thanks to Quincy Samycia and Meghan Conyers, the co-founders of Strongbody Apparel, there is finally a solution! Even in my case, I live in Burnaby and my personal trainer is in Downtown. Usually, I will have an appointment before or after my workout and always wish I had more stylish … [Read more...]

Signature Mobile Spa

Why go to the spa when the spa can come to you? When I think of our lives now, there are a lot of adjectives that immediately spring to mind: busy, noisy, rushed, chaotic, fast-paced, etc. Since we have 2 young children (Rianne is 2.5 years old and Ryan is 1 year old), the words "calm", "relaxed", "peaceful", "serene", or "blissful" don't immediately come to mind. However, as parents, those are … [Read more...]

One Year Anniversary in our Apartment

Nov 15, 2014 - today marks our One Year Anniversary since we bought our apartment in North Burnaby! It was on this day one year ago that we took possession and got the keys for the first time. Our first 2 years of marriage, we were renting a Ground Level Suite in East Vancouver. However, we had a dream: a dream to own our own place! A dream to be home owners! A dream to build a home for our … [Read more...]

Chicken Squad Campaign

This is a guest blog post from my wife Anne Shetty who visited the Chicken Squad Farmers at Save On Foods last week! Make sure you follow along her blog at! In this blog post, Anne writes about the Chicken Squad Campaign which educates the public about how healthy the chickens are in our province. With all the food scare going on in the past few years like GMO crops, steroids, … [Read more...]

ManuLife #CentsAbility CheckOut

I checked in at the beginning of October, checked up at the middle of October, and checked out at the end of October for the ManuLife #CentsAbility Challenge. For the whole month, I tracked expenses, looking for unique tips for saving money on my trip to Toronto, in my business, with my wife and kids, and in our day-to-day living. For this post, I'm going to outline 10 Ways how I save Money in … [Read more...]

Harley Pasternak Power Blender

At the Blissdom Canada Conference last month, I was the lucky winner of a brand new Harley Pasternak Power Blender for winning a contest for Best Smoothie!! There were several bloggers who entered the contest and they narrowed it down to the 2 finalists and I ended up being the winner! No, I didn't bribe the judges - it's pure talent! LOL! :) For those of you who don't know, Harley Pasternak is … [Read more...]

Disney On Ice: Let’s Party

Rianne and Ryan have grown up with Disney all around them. From Mickey & Minnie Plush Toys, to the Mickey Mouse Club on TV, frequent visits to The Disney Store in Metrotown, and, of course, the live shows of Disney on Ice at the Pacific Coliseum. It's become an annual tradition in our household! This November, Disney on Ice is back with a brand new show called "Let's Party" with over 50 … [Read more...]

Ryan’s First Birthday Party

It was a short year ago that our son Ryan was born! November 2, 2013 was a day that changed our life all over again! Here's a link to Ryan's Birth Story: Ryan's Birth Story - Nov 2, 2013 Here we are, one year later! Our son can now crawl, stand, and will be walking and talking soon! To celebrate Ryan's first birthday, my wife and I organized a Superman Birthday Party at our home in … [Read more...]