September was a quiet month for photo-taking. I suppose the more time I take photos for work, the less I yearn to take photos for fun, but really thatâ€™s just a cop-out excuse. Letâ€™s go over what little we did in this month!
A mom-and-pop take-out restaurant called Simply Kitchen opened up nearby. It offers a small yet varied selection of east-Asian dishes. I visited soon after it opened and the food was great. I made sure to take some photos of the food and upload it onto Google Maps, since I figured a new restaurant could use some wind in its sails during times like these.
On the subsequent visit, I was surprised to find out that the couple running the restaurant recognized me as the one who posted the photos and vowed to make the food â€œextra tastyâ€ for me. Truthfully I think the foodâ€™s good enough the way it normally is, but hey, my ego wonâ€™t complain about a little recognition.
Almost all of the activities this month involved food. We ate some take-out sushi from Taroâ€™s Fish at a nearby park. Weâ€™ve always liked the take-out from this Japanese fish market, and Iâ€™m glad it got a new location in Markham.
I also took a surprisingly glamorous photo of some bubble tea on the room of my car, which I rather liked despite how incredibly low-effort it was.
At home, I made some a lot of Japanese food including okonomiyaki, curry udon, gyoza and chicken cutlets. With the exception of curry udon, Iâ€™ve made all of these foods numerous times before, but Iâ€™m definitely seeing the improvement with each iternation. With the covid situation worsening here in Toronto, I suspect home cooking will be the hobby I will be leaning on in the colder months ahead.
Speaking of the months ahead, I finally officially cancelled the November plane tickets to Japan. To commemorate, hereâ€™s a fresh edit of a photo taken on the previous trip. I didnâ€™t think much of it before, but it stuck out during a photo slideshow on a smartphone, and Iâ€™ve definitely taken a liking to it. As for the cancellation, itâ€™s not something I would mope about now, given the far more pressing problems out there in the world. Whether youâ€™re concerned more about the health or the economic damage from the pandemic, I wish you all the best. Until next month!