May 15, 2016: Dinner With Ellen And Adam!  More Dark Matter Bts Pics!

Yesterday, Akemi and I continued our Goodbye Tour by hitting Lamesa Filipino Kitchen with two of our favorite fun new Toronto friends, Ellen and Adam.  Besides being super cute herself, Ellen shares Akemi’s affinity for super cute things so the two of them really hit it off.  As for Adam, he’s incredibly easy-going and down-to-earth. Akemi liked him the instant she met him which, honestly, is a rarity.  It usually takes her a while to arm up to someone but in Adam’s case, she was happily chatting away like they were old friends.

A super lovely couple.

May 15, 2016: Dinner With Ellen And Adam!  More Dark Matter Bts Pics!

Akemi and I prepare to feast.

Some of the culinary highlights…

May 15, 2016: Dinner With Ellen And Adam!  More Dark Matter Bts Pics!

Lechon Kawali: crispy pork belly, pickled papaya, sawsawan.

May 15, 2016: Dinner With Ellen And Adam!  More Dark Matter Bts Pics!

Arroz caldo verde: spinach congee, garlic, grana padano, oyster mushroom.

May 15, 2016: Dinner With Ellen And Adam!  More Dark Matter Bts Pics!

Duck Lumpia with sweet potato, cabbage, mustard, and banana ketchup.

May 15, 2016: Dinner With Ellen And Adam!  More Dark Matter Bts Pics!

Chicken Adobo: seared chicken thigh, soy vinegar jus, black garlic, chimichurri.

May 15, 2016: Dinner With Ellen And Adam!  More Dark Matter Bts Pics!

Yube Leche Flan: purple yam custard, puffed rice, figs.

In case you missed it over on the @DarkMatter_Show twitter feed, I uploaded a bunch of BTS pics from last season’s action:

May 15, 2016: Dinner With Ellen And Adam!  More Dark Matter Bts Pics!

I work reception at White Dwarf Technologies.

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The Marauder in pieces.  We remove the front of the cockpit to allow our cameras an easy, unobstructed view of our crew.

May 15, 2016: Dinner With Ellen And Adam!  More Dark Matter Bts Pics!

May 15, 2016: Dinner With Ellen And Adam!  More Dark Matter Bts Pics! May 15, 2016: Dinner With Ellen And Adam!  More Dark Matter Bts Pics!

Andy Mikita directs, in the greenhouse and in the White Dwarf lab.

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Wil Wheaton (Alexander Rook) and Melissa O’Neil (TWO) rehearse.

13 thoughts on “May 15, 2016: Dinner with Ellen and Adam! More Dark Matter BTS pics!

  1. Akemi is a gem 😊
    That array of food looks good, lots of different colours, and textures.

    I always love the BTS photos – cannot get enough BTS ‘stuff’!

  2. What a cute couple, Ellen & Adam are! They both have warm, open faces; bet that’s why Akemi liked them right away. They look like a fun couple to be friends with.

  3. I am glad to see you are eating well, and that you are sharing the photos of the lovely dishes! I hope you can get the same place to rent next year, so it will be less stress. I wish for you a safe journey home. And I like all the bts, with all the fast paced action, I am sure we will not get to appreciate the hard work that went into them. so thanks..

  4. Hopefully when you and Akemi come back to Toronto in the winter for Season 3, Ellen and Adam will still be there and Akemi can reconnect to her new friends.

    @Drea – My dad’s new chair was met with opposition. My mom wanted me to return it right away. Seems the physical therapist had poo poo’d the idea saying my dad would get weak using it. I took a day to get my defense together. Next day I calmly reminded my mother that I had been wanting to get my dad one of these chairs for years for Christmas or birthday and how at one time she even wanted to help pay for it, and tell the physical therapist dad could practice his strength training getting up out of bed, off the toilet, out of his wheelchair, or not using the lift feature to it’s fullest capability. Plus this was a gift from me to my father and I thought it was a good idea. If the physical therapist had any questions he could call me (if he dared!) and I would straighten him out. I got right in my father’s face and quietly told him the same thing reiterating this is a birthday gift from me to him and he will use it and he will like it. It worked. They both use it now and love playing with the controls.

  5. New friends make our lives that much richer….

    I gotta ask, how big is your’s and Akemi’s stomach? All that looked delicious!

    Continue to love the BTS pics.

    @Tam Dixon: Drove thru your neck of the woods today, South Haven/Olive Branch. 12+ hour drive to Daytona but we have finally made it! A complete Southern tour starting in Tn, then driving through Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia and Florida.

  6. Duck lumpia and adobo? I am sold! I love lumpia, and never get homemade stuff at potlucks anymore, now we’ve moved away from a military community. I have to settle for sad frozen food section stuff.

  7. The food is back, my poor empty tummy is so jealous, I want that chicken adobo and duck lumpia. I love the purple goodness of ube ice cream, interesting to see it as flan.

    Very creepy set up there at White Dwarf lab, run Portia run! How is it that the adorable Wil Wheaton can be so darned evil on screen?

  8. Such amazing menus! Half the dishes I’ve never heard of, yet my mouth waters at the sight and description of them!

    I quite enjoy being an adventurous eater and often buy food I think I would hate. It’s quite amazing what I’d miss out on if I didn’t do this!

    BTW, what’s a chicken adobe with chimchimeny? (Wasn’t that a song from somewhere?) Now that does look yummy!

  9. Maggie L80: Waves! Hope y’all have a safe trip!

    Ponytail: You are such a GOOD daughter! I hope the chair helps your dad.

    I took a big chance with my 80 year old mom and bought her an Fuji instamatic camera for her birthday. It’s like one of the old polaroid cameras but smaller pictures with more clarity. She kept complaining about having to take her digital camera into the store for the pictures, so I took a chance. It was a big hit! The film is more expensive but she’s having fun. It’s made for kids, so I thought it would be senior proof too.

    The food looks great but the Lee Restaurant, from yesterday, is more my speed. It was great seeing all those smiling faces! I’m glad that Akemi made such good friends.

  10. @ponytail That’s great that just a change in approach brought acceptance for the chair. Did the PT ever call you? I wouldn’t want to cross you.

    @TamDixon & @Ponytail You are both wonderful daughters.

    Adam looks like a cross between my friend Micah who is the lead singer in a rock band, and Owen Wilson. They look like a sweet couple. It’s nice to see that Akemi is still sporting the purple in her hair. It looks great on her.

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