Dongwook’s first still-life painting in gouache at Collective Atelier.
With his skilled drawing background, Dongwook has been studying local colour in double primary palette with an understanding of warm and cool temperature transition. Observing through a small colour isolator, he carefully analyzed hue, value and saturation. Learning a new subject always comes with struggle and unfamiliar experiences. Kevin is glad that he has been enjoying this journey. Great work, @otonguk!
Started my day at 9:30am Sunday morning, showed over 13 houses to 4 buying/leasing groups - drove just over 600klm from Schomberg to Burlington & everywhere in between and finally finished my last offer at 3:45am with my alarm set for 7am to go again - but wouldn’t have it any other way!!!
🌄 The sun has set on another week. #Sundaythoughts "I am...." Words are powerful!
In this new week, we challenge you to listen to your internal monologue and practice self care.
What kind of words are you speaking; to yourself, about yourself, about others, on the way to the gym and in the middle of a workout? "The more times you say, “I am [insert adjective here],” the more you’ll start to identify with that trait or live that statement. “I am strong. I am beautiful. I am grateful” can muster confidence and contentment and keeps us motivated to keep doing what is good for us. But more often than not, we find ourselves stating things like, “I am unhealthy. I am fat. I am too busy.” Though there might be some truth in those statements, identifying with them as who you are — rather than a state you’re in — can make it challenging to truly love yourself.
It makes a big difference to our perception of ourselves and the power we have to change. It might seem silly to nitpick at words this way, but there's a difference between saying "I am fat," and "I have some extra fat on my body." Often, how you define yourself is what you become. Words can have more power than you may realise. So use them in ways that increase the amount of self-love in your life and those around you.
At UV, we love when our members focus on what they CAN do. Often we see people shift their focus from treating exercise as a punishment to treating it as an opportunity. "I AM..." (try it out and finish this sentence in the comments below)
Ps. This crew hit an evening 10KM run earlier this week! Awesome work kicking your goals team!
We are #UVStrong
@CrossFit @crossfitgames @crossfitaffiliates
📣 A Cacao70 Dip Shop just opened up in downtown Markham and we’re here for it @cacao70 📣
Thanks to @tofoodnoms we got to try their popular Earl Grey chocolate dip ice cream! They also have a variety of other chocolate dip flavours from black sesame to chai, and belgian waffles to go with it!
🐔Spicy Garlic Fried Chicken Wings (爆炸辣雞翼)
👌🏻Great place to chill with friends! Perfect place to grab a drink and snack away! Will definitely go back to try rest of their menu!
Paid: $12.95, Would Pay: $12.95
Red Curry with Chicken
Foodnotes: Good portion size (we'd already started eating by the time I remembered to snap a pic). I definitely prefer the Malay Coconut Curry, BUT this one was good too! A little spicier and more acidic. This dish had a good amount of lime, which made it more refreshing than sweet. Could still taste the coconut milk. There were bamboo shoots and sweet peppers, but they subbed the baby corn with broccoli and mushrooms. All in all, super yummy with rice! 🍚👍
Paid: $9.95, Would Pay: $8.95
Grilled Satay Beef Skewers (4)
Foodnotes: Been wanting to try these since my last visit (when I posted about their chicken counterpart back in June). The meat was so tender, juicy, and flavourful. I love love love their thick and sweet peanut satay sauce (spread) that goes well with the char. However, I left feeling like someone punched me in the wallet... 💸
p.s. You can see the chicken skewers in the back. Unfortunately, they were not cooked all the way through this time. Realized only while I was eating the last skewer. Owner was super apologetic and offered us a new plate, but we declined because we'd already finished everything else. They ended up serving us a free dessert and promising that their chef would be uber careful to make sure nothing else would leave the kitchen raw. Nice gesture - I feel they do deserve a second chance. Just take a moment to survey the doneness of your proteins before you go to town on your meal.
Paid: $4.50, Would Pay: $4.50
Gyoza (Pork Dumplings)
Foodnotes: An order of these babies takes a wee bit of time, so have patience. It's evident to me that they're handmade @sansoteiramen, but there's nothing super special about them. I loved that they were made to order; served piping hot with a juicy meat filling. Adequately oily, meat wasn't overdone, comes with a soy dipping sauce. Pan friend with an okay thin dumpling wrapper. Good app.
Paid: $5.50, Would Pay: $5.50
Gyudon (Rice Bowl with Beef)
Foodnotes: Such a good deal! Listed as a side on their menu, but could easily pass for a full meal if you order dessert or something small for the table to share *cue gyoza* 🥟 Beef was savoury and sweet, albeit a little dry; could have used a bit more fat/marbling. The teriyaki juices seeped into the dense and chewy Japanese rice and although I don't think that's your ideal texture, it was definitely filling! 🤷🍚 Kudos to @sansoteiramen for portion size and beef to rice ratio.