Cranes for my sponsored child

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Cranes for my sponsored child

After writing my first letter to my sponsored child, I realized that her birthday is coming up in February. She’ll be 7 years old.

Even though, my letter won’t get to her in time for her birthday, I looked up what I could send to her as a gift. I sponsor through World Vision Canada, and they suggested to send only flatted [paper] objects. Origami could be flattened. 🙂
I hope she enjoys it.

PS. She lives in Bangladesh.

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You’ve gotta try, Poutine pizza!

A few days ago, I tried something called “Poutine pizza.” Yes. It is as exactly as it sounds – poutine on pizza (thin crust deliciousness). If you don’t believe me, see for yourself:

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The delicious thin crust poutine pizza

Plus, we got free cake. Because we crash their birthday party. It was great.
FYI, some free advertisement: it was at “Brado” on Commercial and Kitchener, Vancouver. Kinda in the shady area of town but the poutine pizza was worth it.

English Bay Aug06/11

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On my walk to beautiful English Bay, Vancouver, BC, I captured some shots of the water, of the ocean beaches… and of the Burrard Bridge. It was a gorgeous day. We were heading there to watch Canada’s night to display … Continue reading

*love: the beach

Had a day at English Bay, Vancouver BC today (Aug 3, 2011). It was gorgeous weather. The sun was brightly shining and the sky was clear. It couldn’t have been any better.

The firework show “Odyessy”, prepared by Spain, was interesting to say the least. The fireworks were beautifully choreographed with the music and they danced together seemlessly. However, I found the songs to not really flow with one another, but rather, it seems like they were just tracks playing side by side. So at times, the mood changed drastically. Although, this could have been the point.

Compared to last Saturday when China was putting on “China Storm”, the fireworks themselves were less spectacular. China really brought out the BIG ONES, while Spain seem to aim at harmony between the songs and used less giant fireworks. Also, I couldn’t hear China’s music as well as I heard Spain’s, so there may be some bias.

Regardless, the Celebration of Lights is a wonderful summer event and I absolutely love attending – despite the rush to beat everyone home afterwards! I can’t wait for Canada’s turn this Saturday.

I didn’t take any photos  of the fireworks because my camera wasn’t good enough. But I found this one online:

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Celebration of Lights 2011