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:

poutine pizza

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:

celebration of lights fireworks 2011

Celebration of Lights 2011

The Positivity of June 16th – From Someone Who Helped Clean Up The City


I went to bed on June 15th feeling horrified and ashamed of the events that had befallen my city. I had been downtown when the riots broke out, and my friends and I chose to make a quick beeline for the SeaBus and watch the events of the riot unfurl from the safety of the evening news, rather than stay downtown and get in the way.

I woke the next morning still feeling terrible, so I grabbed a broom and garbage bags and met some friends downtown to help with the cleanup. We got there at 9 am, and so many people had already been working for hours to repair our beautiful city. Decked out in Canucks gear and great attitudes, the volunteers were everywhere.


All the major cleanup had already been done by these amazing volunteers, so we spent the day sweeping, picking up glass, and removing litter from the streets. I really feel the need to emphasize what a positive experience this was. Vancouver was full of hundreds of people who devoted their day to being part of a solution to a problem that they had nothing to do with in the first place…

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