Yesterday: Cooking workshop, nice walk

Geoff hosted a British food cooking workshop at Graduate House. That
was tons of fun, and I really enjoyed getting to know people. Calum
roasted the red peppers for the soup. I helped prepare soup and
dessert, meeting another Filipina – Cel(sp?) – in the process. I
promised to meet her next weekend so that we can explore Toronto, as
she’s never been to Chinatown. She had fun making the chocolate sauce
for dessert.

The dinner was excellent, and props go to all the people in the
workshop. =) I’m really, really glad I’m in Graduate House.

After coffee time, Lusine, Stefan, James and I enjoyed a brisk evening
walk. The only odd part was being accosted by an unnaturally friendly
person near Queen’s Park. The man insisted on getting James to repeat
his story about the Royal Ontario Museum’s pair of guardian lions
(dogs, James said), and kept walking with us until we reached the
park. I’m embarrassed to confess that I was afraid instead of more
tolerant, practically hiding in James’ shadow while the guy was
walking with us.

Still, this day was a day for much laughter, conversation, and good
friendship. It was just what I needed to get my mind off things and to
get a better perspective on some difficult issues.

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