Yesterday, Ben, Nanzaro and I went to the Spring Lights Cherry Blossom Festival at Queen Elizabeth Park.
The Spring Lights Festival was from dusk to dawn. We arrived around 7PM and it was not dark yet. We were very lucky to find a parking spot right away. Traffic was bad when we left the park as there were many cars and people trying to attend this festival despite the rain.
There were three food carts at the festival. One of them was McDonald’s giving away free coffee. The line to the food carts were long. We did not get anything from the food carts as we just had dinner.
We walked around QE Park to wait for the sky to darken in order to enjoy the lights gazing upon the cherry blossoms. Continue reading
I was at Oakridge Mall and came upon the Langara’s “Brown Paper Couture” Exhibit in the East Galleria.
This exhibit showcase couture dresses made by local Langara students. The material used include corrugated cardboard, twine, dimpled packaging paper and wrapping paper. The decorations or accessories are made from coffee filters, cupcake papers, strings and thumbtacks. Glue gun and wire are used to stich everything together. What an amazing project.
I remembered seeing such exhibit in the PNE too.
Here are the exhibits for your enjoyment.
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.
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
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Ben and Suanne
Ben and I made a short trip back to Malaysia in December due to his Chinese visa limitation of 30 days stay. Here are some of the Christmas decorations taken in Malaysia.
Furama Bukit Bintang.
Berjaya Time Square. Continue reading
Wishing all chowtimes readers a very Merry Christmas 2012.
Here are some of the Christmas scenes in Beijing which I would like to share with the readers.
The grand staircase of Continental Plaza.
Night and day shot of the decor above the grand stair case.
Decorations which lined the sides the grand staircase of Continental Plaza. Continue reading