Vancouver Cantonese Opera at Richmond World Festival 2017

The Richmond World Festival is back. I was looking forward to this festival for one reason; live Cantonese opera performance.

There were many performances in 9 stages, zones and pop-up events. There is no shortage of food as there were 50 international food trucks for this 2 days event.

My heart is at the Bamboo Theatre Stage. The only problem was watching the performance under the afternoon heat. But this cannot deter me from my love for cantonese opera.

Here are some of the photos of the performances. I enjoyed the performances on Saturday more.

I’m glad to hear that the above young performer is only 20 years old. Vancouver Cantonese Opera is doing a good job in bringing younger generation to this traditional art form.

The above is a male scholar character, “siu sang”.

The female actress “fa daan” has more elaborate head gear. This is a scene about a prince meeting with his lover (who had became his sister-in-law and sacrificed her life in order to repair the brothers relationship) who is a goddess in his dream. Continue reading

2017 Honda Celebration of Light – Japan

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

Richmond World Festival 2016

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

PNE 2016

After the lunch at Hi Genki, we decided to go to the PNE despite of rain in the forecast.


We entered via the Playland entrance. Even though the sky was gloomy, but the Playland was a fun place.


It’s nice to watch people having fun on those adrenalin rushing rides.


Here are more photos from Playland and PNE.



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