This is Food Paradise

November blew me away with its briskness: I can't believe it's almost December! These pictures were taken at the beginning of the month when Frog and I hopped to Toronto to celebrate his birthday. We were really lucky because the weather was mild and sunny the entire weekend! How good did it feel to leave work on a Wednesday evening knowing that your weekend just started? Pretty dayum good!  Like a squirrel in anticipation of winter, we stuffed our faces with as much deliciousness as we could. For Frog's birthday, we went to an escape room with a bunch of his friends and we had so much fun. We didn't solve all the clues by the end of the hour but we were so into the game that we had completely forgotten about the time constraint.  It had been a while since I felt such an adrenaline rush :) Toronto, we're already looking forward to come back! 

Fall Into My Arms

For the past few weekends, Mother Nature has been very generous: showering us with plenty of sunshine and warmth. We couldn't have picked a better weekend to shoot at the Botanical Gardens with Ying Ying and Michael. Back in May, I had promised to take some photos for her after I came back from Spain & Portugal. Somehow, these plans slipped through the cracks until recently. When I asked Ying Ying if she was still interested, she replied with a lot of enthusiasm and exclaimed: "I'm super excited but Michael is not." Well... Michael did a good job of hiding it because he looked pretty happy and excited throughout the photo shoot. Ying Ying was a natural model and I didn't have to direct too much. She knew how to strike a pose and flash a genuine smile on demand. Michael who seemed hesitant at first, warmed up after a while :) In my experience, guys are always reluctant at first but they get over it quickly after seeing the results.  Ying Ying kindly treated us to a hot bowl of spicy pho after the photo shoot. Thank you for being my models and a special shoutout to Adri for helping me edit the photos (and holding their bags throughout the shoot)!