Bon Bon - The Ultra-mod Japanese-French Girl

BANG! SHEBAM! BOP! WOOSH! New York, Milan, Paris, Tokyo...Bon Bon's on the go-go and the jet-set wants to know-know. Who's that girl? You know, it's Bon Bon - the ultra-mod Japanese-French girl who's ultra-mad about Vespas, Pop Art, space-age lounge, and 60's sounds! Always on the run for a little fun; up all night 'cuz it feels just right! So, where's she off to now? Only Bon Bon knows for sure!

Monday, March 27, 2006

Okonomiyaki

Tonight, I made okonomiyaki for dinner. It turned out pretty good if I do say so myself. I made some alterations to this recipe. Eating these takes me right back to Japan. Try making some - it's delicious.

Sunday, March 26, 2006

Successful Launch!

In honour of Will finally buying a place of his own and moving out of my parents' house, mom and I saw Failure to Launch. This movie was hi-frikkin-larious. I knew the storyline ahead of time, but there was a lot more slapstick comedy than I had expected. SJP was adorable and Matthew McConaughey was as good looking as ever. I'm looking forward to this one coming out on DVD.

As for the house, it's coming along. There's still tons of work to be done (so much wood panelling!!!). I'll post updates as they become available.

Saturday, March 18, 2006

Last night, after a huge meal and an obligatory pint of green beer, I decided to stop at the video store and rent a couple of movies - Thumbsucker and Proof. For me, Vince Vaughn (in Thumbsucker) and Jake Gyllenhaal (in Proof) were to 2005 what Jude Law was to 2004. These two were/are everywhere. I've seen them in so many movies lately - Be Cool/Mr and Mrs Smith/Wedding Crashers and Brokeback Mountain/Jarhead respectively. I liked Thumbsucker (but not as much as similar movies despite the somewhat famous cast) and I really (surprisingly) liked Proof. I really am pure nerd.

Friday, March 17, 2006

Happy St. Patrick's Day!!

Friday, March 10, 2006

Oh No!

Well, so much for those cherry blossoms :(

Wednesday, March 08, 2006

Toasty Toes

Oy vay...we are experiencing some wacky weather here today. It's been wet and windy for most of the day, then the clouds parted and it was sunny for a while, then it started raining when I headed for Stitch 'n Bitch, then I came outside and my car was dusted with snow, and now I can hear the wind howling and the wet snow pelting my windows.

Pictured are the slippers I finished tonight. What a perfectly chilly day to wear these! I followed the pattern in Knitting Pretty. Easy peasy lemon squeezy :)

Monday, March 06, 2006

L'Arc en Ciel

This is the current view from my window. Ooooh...Aaaaah...

Saturday, March 04, 2006

In Bloom

Exactly four years ago, I was in Japan for a month and I had the priviledge of experiencing the original home of the cherry blossom festival (or sakura matsuri). It was amazing. People were taking off from work and picnicing in all of the parks. Oh, happy days.

I've been noticing that the cherry blossom trees here are struggling to bloom. Just when you think they're about to, we get a really cold day and it seems like they crawl right back into their buds. Much to my delight, I recently discovered that Vancouver is also hosting a cherry blossom festival this month. I'm most looking forward to the plein-air blossom painting classes. Hurry up warm weather.

Friday, March 03, 2006

What I'm Listening To

Right now, these two CDs are on heavy rotation in my car. Funny that one has explicit lyrics and the other is made up of children's lullubies.

James Blunt's debut is fantastic. You're Beautiful is addictive. I saw him on Ellen a couple of weeks ago and I'd heard the song before, but it just hit me that I really liked it. Then when I started listening to the CD, I realized there were other songs I knew. I just didn't know the name of the singer!

I've adored Jack Johnson ever since I saw Ben Stiller in the Taylor video a few years ago. Who wouldn't love a surfer turned musician? Well, except those L-O-S-E-R-S on the Amazing Race! But they're not musicians as far as I know.

I've also been listening to a lot of baroque music ;-)

Thursday, March 02, 2006

Latest Project


I finished the hat last week and it turned out to be much easier to knit than I had aniticipated. I had some help, so I'll have to try to replicate it on my own.

I've now started on a pair of slippers; you know, the type your grandma used to make for you. I got this easy-to-knit-with purple Shetland Chunky from the Lewiscraft bankruptcy sale. So far, it looks like they'll be pretty easy to knit. Look out - if you're a friend of mine, chances are you'll be seeing a pair of these in your future! Oh, and I had to take these pictures in the bathroom because it has the best lighting (and that's the sink, not the toilet!).