This is one of our impromptu walk in Vancouver.
This time we headed towards Chinatown. I like the above Woodward’s Building which has trees planted on top of the building.
This is one of the heritage building in Gastown, Dominion Building.
A totem pole and longhouse on top of Skwachays Lodge on Pender Street.
Millennium Gate on Pender Street in Chinatown. Continue reading
Ben and I took the Canada Line to downtown to watch the Canada 150 Parade in Vancouver. The two hour parade was in the evening.
We got off the Vancouver City Center station and parked ourselves just across the Burrard Station of the Expo Line. Here are some of the photos from the parade. The parade showcase the multiculturalism of Vancouver.
A small group of our Malaysian and Singaporean met up for a picnic at Derby Reach Regional Park in summer.
Ben and I arrived first and we managed to get a table under the shades.
I made “Mui Choy” Braised Pork Belly to go with steamed rice.
For dessert, I made Young Coconut Agar-agar. Continue reading
My family used to go for the fireworks competitions in Vancouver every summer at Kits Beach when our boys were still young. We have not been back for a few years since our boys have grown up. Nowadays, Nanzaro will go watch it with his friends and Arkensen is not interested anymore.
Ben was lucky to find a free parking on a side street at W 5th ave and Burrard St. We walked over the Burrard St. Bridge to go the English Bay. From the Burrard St. Bridge, we could see leisure boats sailing towards the barge for the fireworks.
The view of the beach from Burrard St. Bridge.
The view of Burrard St. Bridge from the beach. Continue reading
Ben had a workshop to attend in the evening in downtown. Coincidentally, it was on the day of the Tour de Gastown. I went downtown with him via the Canada Line to catch a glimpse of the bicycle race. I enjoyed watching the Tour de France in July as I love to see the scenery and the historical buildings along the way.
It’s my first time to watch our own Vancouver bicycle race.
The thing about the Tour de Gastown is the riders just go round and round gas town.
The best seat at a restaurant over looking the route of the Tour de Gastown.
It’s very difficult to get a good shot as the riders were riding past so fast. Continue reading
Nanzaro participated in the BMO Marathon for the second time.
The start of the race was adjacent to the Queen Elizabeth Park. After seeing him off the run, Ben and I had our morning walk at the Queen Elizabeth Park.
Queen Elizabeth Park puts on a new look in spring. Here are some of the views in QE Park.
A pair of Canadian geese swimming in a pond.
Flowers blooming gloriously in the sun. Continue reading
On a weekend morning, Ben and I went for a walk in the International Buddhist Temple in Richmond. The temple has a serene garden.
Here were some photos from the garden.
A large water vessel. Continue reading
Chowtimes wishes all a Happy and Prosperous Rooster Year.
May the new year bring peace, good health and new hope.
Ben, Suanne, Arkensen and Nanzaro.
We had quite significant of snow falls this winter, not so much in Richmond, but other part of Metro Vancouver. Here are some photos taken from Burnaby Central Park with the winter wonder land feel. Enjoy.
It’s just mesmerizing to look at all those snow laden tree branches.
Chowtimes wishes all a Happy and Prosperous New Year.