I caught the covid :(

After almost 3 years of dodging the plague, I can’t believe I finally caught it.

I mean.. it’s kinda bound to happened anyways since literally no one takes this sh*t seriously anymore. Out of all my coworkers, only 3, maybe 4 are still masked up. It’s so frustrating that I’m doing everything I can not to get sick but there’s always covidiots out there that drag you down.

Quarantine life is boring omg. First day, I slept every 1.5 hour and can only leave my room to go the washroom. On top of that everything hurts. I get sleepy and tired so easily. 😦 No appetite and the only thing I can stomach are blueberries…

Couldn’t go to work but can’t really do anything for myself cuz I’m so tired =.= Sore throat and coughing came on day 2, still sleeping almost all day long but every 2-2.5 hours which is a bit of a progress from the day before…

Urg.. I just wanna be better already.

Another downside was that I am unable to go to SCANDAL World Tour happening in Van on July 18 😦 So SAAD, they never come to NA and Vancouver RARELY is a stop to JP bands. (Concert is postponed anyways cause Tomomi caught covid too.. 😦 )

Siiighhh… and just because I caught it now doesn’t mean that I’m immune to it.. Once this strain of Omicron, mutates, I can get it all over again.. FML…

July 2022 can’t get anyworse.. Weather is FINALLY getting better and I’m getting less and less seasonal depressed from all the rain… siiighhh fml..

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Officially lost all my sense of smell and tastes as of July 17 at 20:00. July CAN get worse.

But I guess it’s not too bad since I can go bother bb.. haha…

Here’s some pictures of some happy times prior catching the plague:

Found some cute waffle restaurant in Gastown. Super Cute
Some cute yummy waffle with ice cream
Mermaid Season! Pool to myself

I haven’t written on here for so long that the platform changed so much! wtf. It’s so user unfriendly. 😦

I’m done babbling…

Till next time,

xWish.

May 2022

Wow… It’s been a little bit over a year since I’ve updated on here. To be honest nothing much is worth to write a 100 pages essays on haha. I’m still alive.. still in the pandemic… but things are relaxing which is weird because everyone around me at work is getting sick with covid />_>/.

But… I’ve always wanted to update her the past year, aka the rest of 2021 after Pandemic Birthday #2, but life got other plans and I’ve been busy.

It’s a bit nice that I have a weekend to myself to recharge. Life been fast lately.

Hopefully I’ll remember to come here and post once in a while. People start travelling more now as countries are opening up… I guess I’ll post more of my travel if it happens in the summer…

Till next time,

xWish

2020 Year End Thoughts

It’s almost the 25th if December and I have two more full work day until I go on my Winter break. I CANNOT wait!!

I always wanted to write a end of year blog post to summarize all the wins and the life lessons I’ve learn over the year but then it seems I already made quite a few summaries from my previous posts during my city’s modified lockdown/social distancing/ whatever the health authorities call it these days…

Also, this nis my first time blogging on my phone since it is easier to edit pictures on my phone than goinf through multiple steps to uploading on pc –> insert watermark and edit brightness brightness on an app –> upload to here. So let see how I like this new system. Maybe there will be more blog post afterall. (Edit: pictures kept on failing to upload so back to the old school blog post edits)

Before I continue, let me tell y’all about the new festive donuts from Tim Hortons. And this year they have a polar bear donut! It was so hard to get one since they are seasonal and always the first to sold out. Imagine my excitement when I finally able to grab one at this one location. HOWEVER, JOKES ON ME BECAUSE THERE WAS NO FILLING WTF?!?! I felt so played :'(. (At first I didnt know that it had fillings until my friend and youtuber reviews told me about it).

So I went to search for another polar bear donut at another location to try again. It took forever, but I was able to get my hands on one that has FILLINGS!!!

Looking back at my tarot spread that I did at the beginning of the year, 2020’s theme is Temperance which is so true! Need to find balance in everything to not break down. Looking back, I definitely hit a few bumps and slowly I was able to learn to manage those challenges without causing myself emotional stresses. * pats self on the back * haha

Also September- October 2020 I started to focus on arts and crafts that made me super happy! I started an Etsy (DreamingInPastels) too so please take a look at my art if you like Harry Potter and anything related to the Wizarding World!!

I even made backing cards by myself!! I am so proud of myself even though I only have m5 customers so far!

Also, since there are no Anime Convention to go to this year, I figured I’d order from my friend KawaiiBoku‘s shop to fill the pins/stickers buying void… LOL. Thanks KawaiiBoku for your cute merch! Everyone please go check her shop out!

2020 Sh*tshow Continues

Just as I thought it couldn’t get any worse.. it did… So where did I left off from last post? September 2020… right…

October 2020
✧ Started quite ok. I ordered a really cute Ravenclaw dress from Blackmilk Clothing with the bestie (she ordered the Hufflepuff dress) and we wore them to take pictures at the Pumpkin patch! Since we never taken cute pics with pumpkins before, might as well this year. We woke up SUPER early to get dressed and got some Starbucks pumpkin spice lattes to wake up us since we were super tired from planning the the shoot the night before.

✧ My aliexpress order started to come in and I started making a few charms for myself and I officially opened a BigCartel and Etsy store!!

✧Neverland Tea Salon had a really cute pumpkin shaped cake for the Month of October so the bestie and I ordered it to eat it on Halloween day.

✧Little did we know.. BUNCH OF STOOPID PPL WENT TO DT TO CELEBRATE HALLOWEEN DURING THE PANDEMIC WHEN WE WERE TOLD NOT TO WTF IS WRONG WITH PEOPLE – NO SOCIAL DISTANCING, BARELY ANY MASKS WEARING PPL.. WTF

November 2020
✧ Mommy’s bday! We order a cake and ate it ourselves. Also not long after, the province’s health minister ordered a 2 week modified lockdown between regions, also no gatherings except with intermediate household. I can’t visit my bestie anymore (even though she only gets 1 visitor DURING THE ENTIRE PANDEMIC). WELP. Gonna miss you fren.

✧ Etsy store news: I MADE 1 SALE!!! YAYAY Though it’s from a person at work but still 1 SALE!! 🙂 I also added more stuff on Etsy.

✧ Modified ‘Lockdown’ (not even lockdown cause it’s not enforced) has been extended to December. Omg.. The last 2 weeks have been horrible. Staying at home during my off day with idiots increased my anxiety and depression level.

✧Went to RMT and finally, first Physiotherapy session… Got lots of things to work on ;_;

✧ Made another sale on Etsy! Yay!

I can’t believe it’s almost December!! It seems only yesterday that I came back from DisneyWorld!!!

-To be edit later with pictures if I can find picture to put on here….-

2020 So Far

Haha.. I thought I would blog more wayy back in March/April since I started to write about my Disney vacation from January… and I thought with the self isolation and everything, I’ll have more time… but it turned out I got lazy and got super unproductive and totally forgot my goal oops. Can’t believe it’s September and I HAVEN’T DONE ANYTHING, THANKS A LOT COVID

March 2020
Lockdown started officially on March 13. Slowly but surely my work place got reduced hours and there are some days I do work from home. It was pretty chilled for a while and I get to wear comfy clothes. Only things that was stressful was gearing up to go groceries shopping and wiping down literally everything upon entry into house. Also mom and I started sewing masks out of fabric and the craft store ran out of fabric lol. Bff celebrated my birthday quarantine style.

April 2020
April was still pretty ok. Bff got me into diamond painting so I bought a kit out of Aliexpress… Not going to get here till June LMAO. Also work has been super chill with reduced hours and the roads are super empty making driving not as stressful as before Yay. Been making soo many batch of bbt LOL cause I really craving bbt… Also ubereats bbt is kinda expensive with tax and tips…. so I made my own.

May 2020
The city is still in isolation mode/lockdown. Celebrated bff’s birthday quarantine style again. LOL. At this point I was slowly going insane being cooped up all the time which is a big deal, being the giant introvert that I am.

June 2020
My diamond painting finally arrived. I downloaded Harry Potter audiobooks while doing it… Really relaxing hobby.

The final product!

The city started opening up and a lot of people thinks COVID is gone which makes me SOOO ANXIOUS when I go out and do groceries cause the crowds!! I started becoming depress and anxious and I started going to counselling which wasn’t really helping cause my case was closed after 3 weeks…

July 2020
Started becoming more anxious and stress out cause work people are all worked up about something. Also July is usually happy, warm and sunny. Not this year. It’s raining and cold and gross.. Ew. Also, lots of COVID cases spiked CAUSE PPL ARE IDIOTS. I also took a mental day off and went to eat at Grams. cause I was missing Japan.

Fuwa Fuwa pancakes

Then there was this CCS thing I really wanted from Toreba and my friend helped me got it. Also, my game somehow glitched and I managed to win a figure. LOL.

Mini Dream Wand!

My complexe’s pool FINALLY opened and I went for a swim with my mermaid tails… The pool looks nice but it killed my tails due to the concrete bottom. At least I got cute pictures out of it. Luckily, every time I went, I got the whole pool to myself…

Bff’s and my Finfolk Productions Fabric tails.

Because I am so depressed being cooped up at home with no ppl to hang out with. I keep driving to bubble tea shop to get drinks… which are my 10 minute field trip of the day…

Yi Fang’s Doraemon Promo
i though the straw has Doraemon on it but turned out it was only for the packaging….

I also bought another Diamond painting kit lol…

August 2020
This was a sh*t month. Normally I would do lots of cosplay making but there is no anime convention at all this year since our convention centre got converted into an emergency standby COVID hospital in case the city run out of space at the hospital. WHICH WAS MAJOR DEPRESSING CAUSE I HAVE NO DRESS UP OR PUT ON MAKEUP AND SEE MY FRIENDS IN A LONG A$$ TIME. My depression and anxiety were spiralling so much that I have to seek out another counselor again.

Also, my sibling that I don’t get along called to say he is moving back like 4 days BEFORE HE ARRIVES and there was a sh*tshow drama at my house to get him to quarantine regardless he is from the same country cause plane rides are a risk… and he is bringing his s/o… In the end… my fam ended up self isolating so I didn’t see my 2 friends in my smol circle for 2 weeks. I WAS BORED AF… Luckily, my second diamond painting kit arrived… and I’ve been doing that and keeping myself occupied by researching on Mortgages, budgetting and looking for places to move out cuz I really can’t stand more family drama and my mental health hit rock bottom…

Frozen Diamond Painting kit framed!

I went out to get Starbucks and this stupid sign was out on August 16 2019. THIS IS TOO EARLY FOR PUMPKIN SPICE WTF SUMMER ISN’T OVER YET (even though it never came…)

Starbucks, seriously?????

September 2020
My mental health slowly went to sh*t. Luckily my annual vacation is almost here… I have planned soooo many things.. hopefully I’ll be better during then…

All the forest fire from the West Coast from the States is affecting Vancouver so much… It got all smoggy here on the 11th… The air quality went to sh*t. Also, there was a fire across the bridge where the harbour promenade caught ablaze (it was just renovated too) so the air got super toxic and gross… Urg.. Also, couple of shooting in my city.. yea so far.. 2020 is sh*t but at least I get to do a lot of arts and craft during my time off… Yay shrinky dinks and sketching…

ALSO… The annual vacay, I was suppose to fly to HK to visit my grandmothers and relatives but that didn’t happened because travelling is not safe and also required 14 days self isolation to and from which is basically my whole vacay wtf. ALSO… THE TIME THAT MY VACAY ALIGNED WITH A CCS EVENT IN HK AND I CANNOT GO WTF WTF F*CK YOU ALL YOU COVIDIOTS FOR MAKING INTERNATIONAL TRAVELING UNSAFE. I’m f*cking beyond disappointed.

On the plus side.. I finished reading KnY and rewatched the series cuz movie is coming out in Oct.

Hong Kong Disneyland 2019

Another 2019 post in the year 2020 cause 2020 never happened. LOL.

I wasn’t going to post this because I got lazy but since we’re all in self-isolation, might as well write a few blog posts even though they are so outdated.

Like the last post mentioned, I went to HK by myself and I decided to stop by Disneyland by myself but then, one of my aunt really wanted to go as well so she skipped work to go with me LOL.

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Taking the MTR to Disneyland!

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Got here after the opening cause my aunt was late LOL.

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Mandatory Mickey Mouse and whale fountain picture

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Card Captor Sakura Themed Dim Sum

April 19 2019 [Late post haha…Finally have time to post this!]

Last year I went to Hong Kong by myself to just visit people and do some shopping. Before I got scheduled to fly out from Vancouver my friend send me a Facebook link that there was a Cardcaptor Sakura themed dim sum pop up and said that I have to go! Because I am such as CCS fan, I immdediately forward that to  my aunt and she helped me made reservation. My aunt, uncle, and cousin got curious so they wanted to come as well – which is great news because I get to try many things on the menu!!

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OMG!!! CCS THEME RESTAURANT/FOOD!!!

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Didn’t take much pictures of the inside pop out restaurant…

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The windows are decorated with the characters!!!

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More characters, and there are big, clear cards in between the windows!!

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Clear cards!!

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Our table was Suppi and Kero~~~

Also, seating for dim sum is only for an hour so have to eat fast. WTF HK ppl eat so fast!!!

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Chopsticks wrapper is also printed~

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Other side… and before you asked.. Yes i brought the clean one home.. hahaha

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Placemat. I also asked for a new one to hoard. LOL

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I keep seeing people with fans, so I asked for one LOL… My aunt also wanted one.. LMAO

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The fan is double sided!!!

Onto the Menu~~~ I regret not taking pictures of every single page.. 😦 However, only half of the menu are Sakura themed, and the other half was normal dim sums…

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AHHH THE FOOD ARRIVED AND THEY ARE SO CUTE OMG OMG OMG OMG AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

 

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Sakura Taro Bun

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This is my favorite! Kero Steamed Egg Custard Bun!! HE IS SUPER BIG

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Sakura Shrimp Dumplings

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Deep Fried Spring Rolls stuffed with shrimp.

My aunt is like “if you want the character toothpick thingie I’ll go the washroom and wash it for you” LOLOL. Spoiler alert: I’m not that kind of hoarder… but they ARE CUTE.

I was tempted to the one that were on Popsicle sticks since they are cleaner…. hahahah but I didn’t…

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Character steam rice rolled with shrimp. I’m so glad they include Yuna D Kaito!

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Got a Sakura Lychee yogurt drink~ I immedidately took out the cup sleeves cause I didn’t want to get it wet/soggy… hahaha

Experience was super duper AWESOME and it felt too short. Also, the seating was kinda weird but I had fun!

The shopping center was really fancy as well! Hope to come back when they have another interesting theme!

DIM SUM ICON
The ONE
No. 100 Nathan Road
L308, 3/F
Tsim Sha Tsuim Kowloon, Hong Kong

 

 

 

Orlando Florida 2020 – Flight Back to Canada

Slept in a bit on the morning of January 14, but not really because Cera and I needed to get up kinda early to finish packing and head to a dumb presentation for TimeShare       _:(´□`」 ∠):_ When we were checking in a few days ago, this really SUPER happy concierge was babbling about how we get a gift card just by listening a presentation for a few hour and we agreed cause a) we wanted to get to our room ASAP and he was just going on and on b) free money for more merch shopping…

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White chocolate for early snack LOL… Didn’t finish my dessert from Be Our Guest Dining.

I remembered being tuned out and just disagree with everything and the saleslady gave up on me. Yep. She also asked us what time we need to leave to the airport and I guess 10:30 am doesn’t really registered with her.

We promptly left at 10:30 to head back to our rooms to grab our luggage and lo-and-behold, our key bands didn’t work and it seems like our room was locked and housekeeping was reading to clean the room. щ(ºДºщ)

W.T.F. We were told that our check out time can be push back if we agree to go to that dumb presentation but I guess concierge didn’t really COMMUNICATE with the rest of the front staff/put a note in the file…  So Cera went down, all the way to reception, to yell talk to the front staff and I stay guarding the door to prevent housekeeping from happening.

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Angrily going to the wait corner….

Somehow I have both of our phones so the communication line is down… HAHA we are so smart… Cera made it back and apparently the lock system automatically lock at 9 am as it is the regular check out time. ʕ •̀ o •́ ʔ Right…

We grabbed our luggages and off to the airport with Mears transport, this time the driver was super duper nice!

Got to the airport at 11 am, plenty time to spare with last minute shopping at Universal Studios store, go through TSA and walk to the gate…

Boy we were wrong…

Checking in went relatively well and we went to the Universal Studios store to get some some last minute merch like pins, overpriced journals, and luggage accessories. Store clerk was super nice and wrapped our purchase super well for us! He was just a bit chatty so early in the morning (even though it’s like 11 am ish LOL)

Then, we made our way to TSA and our carry-on suitcase got flagged… WTF. So we have to line up for examination which took &^#@(^ FOREVER. We were behind a couple with kids who also got their luggages flagged. Poor kid was crying since the TSA needed to swab baby formula… (; ̄Д ̄)

Throughout the TSA line, there was only ONE agent assign to do second examination… Like why?! And the lady was SUPER SLOW. щ(ಥДಥщ) whyyyyy

Cera and I have to sit in the corner with frustrated parents and their fussy kids for SO SO SOOOO LONG.

Finally, after what seems like forever, we got called. It turned out, the Time Turner was the item that got flagged because it looked suspicious on the scanner.. W.T.F. Also, luckily,  a new TSA agent checked our suitcase and he knew that our Harry Potter merchs are totally harmless and sent us on our merry way.

We stopped by the lounge to grab a light lunch. There was a candy bar with GUMMY BEARS!! 😀 Made me so happy after TSA stress.

We left the airport lounge about an hour before our flight to slowly head to the gate. We have to take the airport train to our gate. The sign told us to take the train on the right and we did, but it was weird, because it doesn’t seemed to stop at the gate that we wanted. SO we took the same train back and decide to ask an airport staff just in case.

While waiting for the next train, an airport staff said that there is a faster way to get to our termial/gate and that he can guide us through the shortcut. Great! Since this dude knows his way at the airport, we decide to trust him and hopped into the airport train on the left.

BIG MISTAKE.

The door that were suppose to open didn’t because the other side of the terminal had constructions going on so the only exit is to leave security…. The staff was really nice and tried to reason with the airport train staff to either a) open the door on the other side of the train or b) send us back with the same train.

BUT NOPE

This train is one way and one way only… and WE HAVE TO LINE UP THROUGH TSA AGAIN FFFFFFFFFFFF (ノಥДಥ)ノ︵┻━┻・/

The airport staff was really apologetic and convince one of the TSA agent to let us through the shortest line – the disability line *sigh*… Better than nothing. While in line, Cera was furiously unpacking her Time Turner from the suitcase, cause there is NO WAY we are letting that merch get flagged again. We don’t have time to waste because boarding literally started as we were waiting at TSA.

Cera refilled her empty Gillyweed water bottle from the lounge and because no liquids are allowed through TSA, the bottle was, unfortunately, got tossed out. RIP Gillyweed bottle. I guess we’ll get a new one in 5 years LOL.

So we made our way through the detectors…

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…angrily made out way through TSA.. AGAIN

And our carry-on suitcase and duffel bag came out the scanner without any trouble. Cera took the suitcase and Time Turner and went into a corner for speed packing, while I wait and grab my stuff, our shoes to be out of the conveyor belt so we can run to our gate.

We made it with 10 minutes to spare. I was not ready to cardio at the airport…

After a few hours, we landed at Houston, Texas for our super short layover. I also went to pick up a souvenir mug from Starbucks for mom cause she collect ridiculous heavy, mugs and she was being picky with the Disney mugs…

Went to the Centurion lounge again for snacks and coffee. I didn’t get drunk this time with free alcohol… yay me.

We got a nice doggo sitting in our aisle 🙂 The flight back was ok, was able to distract myself from a fussy kid that was sitting in the row behind. That kid, omg, was not disciplined well because she was having a severe tantrum THE ENTIRE FLIGHT. Cera almost turned around to yelled at the parents for their poor parenting. The poor lady was clutching her dog in distress cause she was SOOOOOOO anxious and annoyed.

Made it back to Vancouver to – 0 degree and SNOWING and it was SNOWING real hard to the point that there was a snow day, 2 days after we got back. I’m glad, I bought a warm jacket LOL

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Touching down at YVR airport…

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LANDED IN THIS CHAOS

 

 

 

DisneyWorld – Be Our Guest Dining Experience

January 13 2020

When Cera and I visited Disney World back in 2015, we tried eat at Be Our Guest but us dumb dumb didn’t realized that people literally made reservations for this restaurant 180 days prior. Us local food tried to wait at the standby line hoping someone would cancel last minute.. that didn’t happened.

HOWEVER,

I was prepared this time around and made reservation WAYYY back in July before EVEN getting flight tickets, accommodation, and park tickets…

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Got reservation super early so we can make our way to the Fireworks show without having to rush.

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Beast Castle

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There was a whole tile mosaic murale of Belle and Beast but we were too busy ooohhh-ing and ahhhh-ing that none of us took picture of it… So dumb… (we also didn’t take picture of the restaurant sign.. we’re super dumb when we’re excited-hungry)

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It is JUST LIKE THE MOVIE!!!

 

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We sat in the Grand Ballroom!! The back window has the winter scene from the movie and has snowfall scene!!

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Mandatory picture of the Menu. We chose the Three Courses Prix Fix menu which is $62 USD/person

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Starting with Baguettes and butter…

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I chose French Onion Soup as my appetizer

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.. And my entrée was Herb-Salted Tenderloin

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Cera went with the Maine Lobster Bisque as her appetizer..

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And her entrée was Spice-Dusted Lamb Chops

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The dessert trio is my favourite!!! Rose jam macaron (?), dark chocolate truffle filled with dark chocolate, Grand Manier ganage, white chocolate “Chip” cup with grey stuff and crisp pearls on top of edible paper (wasn’t good, don’t recommend LOL aesthetic only!)

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Chip!!! made of entirely of white chocolate filled with “the grey stuff!!!” Can we talk how cute he is?!

After eating, we went to explore the other 2 dining rooms at Beast Castle – The Rose Gallery and The West Wing.  Cera also told me to bring my camera to the washroom because we thought the washroom was fancy… it wasn’t.

The Rose Gallery is really cute! There are several pictures depicting Belle’s life inside Beasts’ castle with Lumière, Cogsworth, Mrs Pott and Chip…

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And in the middle of this room is a music box of Belle and Beast with a Rose motive light!!

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Music box from Maurice

The music box is similar to what they have at Hong Kong Disneyland (Royal Banquet Hall), except painted and WAYYYYY prettier…

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Pic taken at HKDL in 2019… The main couple on display there was Princess Aurora and Prince Phillipe…(way to play favourite HKDL)

The West Wing has the Enchanted Rose on display… The petal actually falls!!!

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The room has shredded tapestries similar to the moving. The room also have storm noises and when the thunder claps, the broken portrait will change… That only occur every 20 minutes and Cera and I stood in the room like weirdos just staring at the wall and other strangers eating their dinners…

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And after that, we went to The Study and took picture with Beast! Be Our Guest Restaurant is the ONLY place where you can meet and take picture with Beasts in DisneyWorld!! Sadly, he doesn’t sign autographs…

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Overall, it was a magical experience and I am so happy I was able to go before EVERYTHING SHUT DOWN CAUSE OF COVID19!!!!

It was a lot of food for $62 USD/person. We packed the desserts to go because we were sooooo full!!! Maybe next time, we will ask to go in just for a picture of the tile mosaic mural.