With the end of Daylight Savings Time, now, instead of waking up at 6:00 a.m., Akemi is waking up at 5:00 a.m., thus ensuing that instead of waking me up at 6:00 a.m., she is waking me up at 5:00 a.m.  Suji, meanwhile, is not a fan and doesn’t understand why her meals and bedtime are an hour later.  I’ve tried explaining to no avail.

To make the most of what will probably be the last nice warm day before the cold descends on us like a blanket of frost locusts, Akemi and I made the 40 minute trek to Koreatown for shopping – and lunch.

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All in all a fine meal, but going out for Korean in Toronto REALLY makes me miss Vancouver’s Korean restaurants.


After lunch, we walked over to a little shop that makes Korean treats like – Akemi’s favorite – hodo kwaja (walnut cakes), chun buying (Korean senbei), madeleines, and – my favorite – hotteok (brown sugar-stuffed pancakes).  Akemi picked up a pack of 30 hodo kwaja.


Then, we stopped by my favorite mochi donut place where I ordered two of the day’s specials: the haupia donut (which I loved but Akemi found too sweet), and the Okinawa mochi with ube (that Akemi loved but I found not sweet enough).




Then, on our way home, we happened by a tiny place called Oni Guy that offers onigiri and spam musubi.  Akemi couldn’t resist and ended up getting three: the white miso salmon, the soy-braised pork, and the wakame tofu.  They will be tonight’s dinner.

And that was pretty much my day.  Since I was up so early, I put the time to good use by doing a rewrite on a pilot that has garnered a lot of interest over the years but has just never managed to make it over the finish line.  I’m hoping this polish will make the difference.

Got some notes on that SF comedy pitch I’ve been working on.  I plan to jump on that next and, once done…

I have to beat out the story for that near-future SF pilot.  It’s part of a two script deal I signed last year, the first script being that SF-Kpop series I’m impatiently awaiting word on.

Today’s Yes/No…

4 thoughts on “Trek to Koreatown!

  1. I mean, it’s purple, gotta love anything purple. I spent the afternoon working while a pleasant screeching saw sound wafted gently in the windows, music to my bleeding ears.

  2. I’m an early riser like Akemi. I awoke at 4:30 a.m.. I managed to stay quiet and read until 6:30. It was difficult. I’m a morning person.

    I’m trying to work Lucy into the new time, also. I’ve tried to wait until 5 p.m. to serve her dinner but it was a no go. She only lasted until 4:30 p.m.. Each day, I will stretch it out a few minutes longer. She is not happy.
    Lucy was so quiet when we adopted her. I’ve read that cats don’t vocalize for themselves. That meowing is a learned behavior to get a reaction from humans. When a meal is late, Lucy has become a shouter.

    The food looks incredible!

    Good luck on the projects!

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