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.
The community kitchens in Richmond got together for a potluck to celebrate the end of 2016.
Lots of home-cook food for sharing.
Assortment of noodles dishes.
Japanese dishes. Continue reading
Chowtimes wishes all a very Merry Christmas.
Ben and I visited the newest mall in British Columbia on its first weekend of debut. We were there early, like just after 9:00AM. We did not have traffic or parking problem when we arrived.
We came to this new mall because we heard that it was of the largest mall in BC. It was a rainy day and we were looking for indoor walking space.
The mall has 1.2 million square feet of retail space and will have 200 retailers.
A sculpture at one of the many entrances.
The body of this bear sculpture is made with recycled items.
A tree like decor. Continue reading
Richmond celebrated the end of the summer with a big bag. The Richmond World Festival attracted more than 30,000 people.
The Richmond World Festival celebrates the city’s cultural diversity through food, sport, art and music.
There were over 40 food trucks showing the region’s flavour in the FEASTival of Flavours.
Here were just a few of them.
Ben and I had a heavy breakfast, so we did not sample any of the food.
However, Nanzaro did get a wrap from a Greek food truck.
While Arkensen got a Poke bowl from Hiko Sushi food truck.
I came here for the Vancouver Cantonese Opera performance. I simply love this art form. The costumes are colorful, intricate and unique. The costumes tell the characteristic of the character. It depicts the nature of the play. Continue reading