Lunch at Ikea, Richmond

Ben and I had lunch at Ikea in Richmond after church service on Sunday. We enjoyed browsing in Ikea while getting our daily walk.

We started off with the Ikea waffles as they were on sale for $1.99, celebrating Swedish Waffle day. I found the waffle doughy. I am not sure what was in the little round pastry, but it was pretty fishy to me. It’s just me because I do not like strong seafood flavour.

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Ikea Richmond

After the early dim sum, we went home to drop off Arkensen before we went out for our walk.


It was a beautiful time of the year. The cherry blossoms never fail to amaze me.


We walked from Costco to Ikea. It was a cloudy morning and the walk was very pleasant.


We stopped by the Ikea food court for coffee. I need my coffee fix since I did not have coffee for breakfast. (more…)

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New Ikea Restaurant in Richmond

The new Ikea finally opened on the 25th April. It was bigger than the original location which was the first Ikea in North America. We are very eager to visit the new Ikea but we did not go on the first day as we knew it will be packed due to freebies, etc.


We went to the Ikea Restaurant for lunch on the first weekend. The restaurant was packed with people. There was a line up as expected.


The restaurant is huge with various settings for different ages. I love the new setup.


I like the new food tray cart. It is very handy for family dining.


Ben and Nanzaro opted for the 10 piece Meatball Combo which is $5.99. We switched the mash potatoes with fries instead. (more…)

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The Abbotsford Airshow 2007 (and IKEA Breakfast)

One of our favourite event every summer in Vancouver is the Abbotsford Airshow. For this year, we made it a point to attend because Arkensen had taken an interest in anything air force ever since he joined that Royal Canadian Air Cadets. For me, this is a great time to use my 70-200mm lens.

We went to IKEA for their breakfast before the show since IKEA is located on the way to the Abbotsford Airport.


There is no better breakfast deal than IKEA. The breakfast is just $1. That includes scrambled eggs, hash browns, sausages and a croissant. Suanne does not like eggs, nor hash browns, nor sausages but when it comes to a dollar breakfast, somehow everything seem so tasty to her! Serious, she never ever makes eggs or hash browns for herself for breakfast.


As a matter of fact, everything is $1 during breakfast. The pair of Apple filled crepes were also $1. Coffee? $1 with free refill. So we ordered only one coffee to share between ourselves. Since it was free refills, I had several rounds and went hyper for the rest of the day.

There is only ONE item that is not one dollar … and that is the 99 cents juice. Don’t know why they do not just round it up to $1 so that everything for breakfast is $1. Strange, huh?

Anyway, for cheapskates like us, we love $1 breakfast.


The Abbotsford Airshow is held every mid-August since 1962. So that makes it the 45th show this year.


I felt that the crowd was a bit thinner this year. It used to be so crowded that we once took about 1.5 hour in bumper-to-bumper traffic from Highway 1 to the airport. (more…)

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