What's Going On?

Board Games

10 Most Recently Played Board Games

My Board Game Collection

TV - Nov 28, 2017

  • Currently Watching : Youtube, Survivor, Star Wars - Rebels, Star Trek: Discovery
  • Was watching / Waiting for: Doctor Who, Attack on Titan (anime), Game of Thrones, Westworld, Running Man (Korean), Humans

My Current Guitar Rig - Jan 10, 2018

  • In rig: ibanez tube screamer mini → Strymmon timeline delay → TC Hall of Fame → TC Boost
  • Own: nano POG, ernie ball jr 25k volume pedal
  • Considering: compressor, 2nd overdrive - timmy?, 2nd delay - analog?

My Top Ten Lists

  • Jenny commented when watching me surf the net one day that I liked “top lists”… Like best movies of all time… best computer games of all time, etc… This is quite true… I can surf top lists forever… I wonder if creating top lists is as fun as reading about them… let's have a go!


What I'm Working On

Thu, Apr 6th, 2017 @ 10:22pm
Most of my interweb energy is going here!

· Thu, Apr 6th, 2017 @ 10:22pm · jackson

I Guess It's Finally Time to Grow Up

Sun, Mar 13th, 2016 @ 11:47pm
So it's official. I am a dad. It's hard to believe I am responsible for a full fledged family now. It's hard to describe how it feels to “have a kid”. Phrases like “a father's love” takes new meaning. I find myself thinking about John leaning on Jesus chest whenever I am holding baby Clara near my heart. My heartbeat soothes her and helps her sleep. I used to always picture John putting his head on Jesus chest and think, “that's kinda of a bit weird for a grown man to do to a friend”…

Or when Clara is screaming bloody murder when she is super hangry. I always tell her, “Calm down baby, the food is coming”. But she doesn't hear me, she just cries and screams. The milk is here, we're just getting it ready…

Or her dependence on us… We are to come to Jesus as children. For our needs and to clean up or messes… Someone needs to take care of the dirty diapers.

And I think I am just starting to get a glimpse of “a father's love”… skipping meals, losing sleep, jumping at each cry, smiling at each hiccup. And doesn't ones love only grow the longer you take care of something/someone? If I can love her this much after three weeks, how much does God love me after taking care of me for 37 years?

· Mon, Mar 14th, 2016 @ 9:02pm · jackson


Tue, Jan 20th, 2014 @ 7:05pm

  • Play some Hangman!
    • Do you remember what happens when you win the game?
    • It's actually harder now because most of the clues were submitted a while ago and are less relevant.
    • I just checked the script and it is still adding clues! :)

· Tue, Jan 21st, 2014 @ 7:06pm · jackson

Full year

Fri, Jun 14th, 2013 @ 5:55pm
I guess it really has been over a year since I posted a blog entry… :P I did create the lists above (in the mean time)! I know my updates have become pretty rare… so busy la…

Not too much new with me… trying this new cell group thing at our church… finally got to go to Orlando…. saw the Orlando house of prayer, Disney world, universal studios… mmmm… will post more later… hopefully not after another year. :P :)

· Fri, Jun 14th, 2013 @ 9:57pm · jackson

Calgary's Best Bakeries (IMHO)

Wed, May 29th, 2012 @ 9:12pm

Who doesn't like baked goods?

Some notes:

  • if I say “fancy” it means expensive or “high class” or decorated really nicely.
  • as always, most of these bakeries will have varying selection depending on the time you are there and what is seasonal etc. Saturday morning is usually your best bet for widest selection.
  • I don't buy plain bread etc, I buy fancy desserts.
  • I listed some of the bakeries I have been to and recommend checking out. I have also excluded the ones I don't recommend (like Yamato). Also excluding cupcakes and cream puffs as it seems like another genre.
  • we most certainly will drop in (to try atleast once) whenever we discover a new bakery.
  • 3 of the good ones are in close proximity to my house and that is why I am getting fat. :)

The Best / Most frequented

Éclair de lune: http://www.urbanspoon.com/r/15/1412707/restaurant/Northwest/Eclair-de-Lune-Calgary
Really fancy pastries. My favs are the “feature” ham cheese tomato square croissant, cheese sticks, 3 cheese croissant, and small macaroon cake (it has a different name). The owner is french baker who used micro financing to start his own business. Nice guy. I have spent way to much money at this bakery.

Diamond Bakery: http://www.yelp.ca/biz/diamond-bakery-calgary
Chinatown (under HKBC bank). Best chinese egg tarts in the city. The nice thing is you can pick up a bubble tea along the way from “Try Again”. This is also where I get my BBQ pork buns.

Bakery at the Crossroads farmer's market: http://crossroadsmarket.ca/home_page
It's only opened in Summer. I am not sure it's name but it is in the outside part by where they sell fruit in the little alley type part that has stores. It has a bunch of European square slices of various cakes like tiramasu. There's this white one that I really like. I know… this whole description is not very useful. :)

Still Good / Will Drop In If Convenient

Amadine: http://www.amandinebakery.ca/
Less fancy. Seems more like a regular bakery. Lots of bread and stuff. But the fruit cakes are really good. Icing is not too sweet and they layer the fruit in between so there is fruit in the middle of the cake. Very good for chinese taste.

Brulée: http://www.brulee.ca/
They have quite varied fancy good single desserts and expensive small cakes. Presentation of desserts is great if you need to bring to a party or such.

Orchid: http://www.orchidpastry.com/
Persian pastries. Pretty fancy looking small desserts but cheaper. :)

Yann Haute Patisserie: http://yannboutique.com/
Macaroon selection. This one is nice because it's right off of 4th St SW so it's a nice place to walk around. It's the yellow house.

Still need to try

Manuel Latruwe: http://manuellatruwe.com/
Very fancy. It's more expensive than the other fancy bakeries. Never bought anything because it didn't seem worth it. Still need to try.

Decadent Deserts: http://www.decadentdesserts.ca/
I've had some stuff from here but never been to the shop myself. Some people swear by this bakery.

· Wed, May 30th, 2012 @ 2:12pm · jackson

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