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Ming & Yuka – The Week that Was, their Love that Is

July 29th, 2015  |  by  |  published in FEATURE, LITERATURE & VOCAB | Comments Off on Ming & Yuka – The Week that Was, their Love that Is

Ming & Yuka – The Week that Was, their Love that Is

| I used to work in a nice building downtown that was shown in a Tony Hawk game which means something to some and nothing to others. One summer there, I met a woman named Yuka. Mike: “Hey we’re gonna have a temp here for a week, a student from one of those ESL schools.” […]

Esther Lee and Remmington Chow Got Together

July 21st, 2015  |  by  |  published in FEATURE, LITERATURE & VOCAB | Comments Off on Esther Lee and Remmington Chow Got Together

Esther Lee and Remmington Chow Got Together

| 2010. Olympics year. 30 year. Back in Vancouver after nights and days in my “F”th floor apartment on Bangbae’s Café Golmok (방배 카페골목) thinking about culture shock and how I would ever bring myself to working in Canada. Here would be no there. English education isn’t a pillar of the Vancouver economy unlike Seoul’s […]

Kowloon Walled City, Greg Girard & RAG

June 23rd, 2015  |  by  |  published in FEATURE, SOCIAL SCIENCES | Comments Off on Kowloon Walled City, Greg Girard & RAG

Kowloon Walled City, Greg Girard & RAG

| Image Credit – Wall Street Journal | Vancouver is loaded with summer attractions! Inevitable time conflicts will force you to choose one over others. Saturday was one of those days and I opted for photographer Greg Girard’s exhibit at the Richmond Art Gallery (RAG) entitled Richmond/Kowloon (ending Sun. June 28) over (a) Granville Art […]

ArtWalk Granville & Fragrant Wood Gallery

June 22nd, 2015  |  by  |  published in ARTS, FEATURE | Comments Off on ArtWalk Granville & Fragrant Wood Gallery

ArtWalk Granville & Fragrant Wood Gallery

| So much to do, so little time! It’s officially summer today, Sun. June 21 and Vancouver’s event schedule is bursting at the seams. Jazz Fest, Car Free Day, Make Music Vancouver, Celebration of Light — just some of the events we get to enjoy for being here! As a followup to the Canadian Art […]

VAN HOP – Art Gallery Hop 2015

April 2nd, 2015  |  by  |  published in ARTS, FEATURE | Comments Off on VAN HOP – Art Gallery Hop 2015

VAN HOP – Art Gallery Hop 2015

Last night, the girlfriend handed me a sharp-looking pamphlet. I opened it up to learn there’s a not-for-profit charitable organization called the Canadian Art Foundation that links artists and art fans across the nation through a diverse program that includes interesting and free events like Gallery Hop. The event is on Sat. April 11 and […]

Review – Pallet Coffee Roasters – East Van

March 30th, 2015  |  by  |  published in FEATURE, FOOD | Comments Off on Review – Pallet Coffee Roasters – East Van

Review – Pallet Coffee Roasters – East Van

| Image Credit – Urban Spoon | Something I avoid is a packed eatery. Crowded restaurants seem more trouble than their worth for me: Congee Noodle House on Broadway, Sentouka Ramen on Robson, and Rangoli on West 11th (Is Vij`s any better?) to name a few. I`ve been to all these places when less busy […]

Women in Film Festival 2014 – Mattress & All the Time in the World

March 9th, 2015  |  by  |  published in FASHION, FILM & MUSIC, FEATURE | Comments Off on Women in Film Festival 2014 – Mattress & All the Time in the World

Women in Film Festival 2014 – Mattress & All the Time in the World

| I received an email from my cousin recently about a screening for a film she was recently in. Not knowing anything about the project, when I arrived at Vancity Theatre I was pleased to find that it was part of a 4-film program for the 10th Vancouver International Women in Film Festival, an event […]

Unscrolled – Vancouver Art Gallery, Institute of Asian Art

February 23rd, 2015  |  by  |  published in ARTS, FEATURE | Comments Off on Unscrolled – Vancouver Art Gallery, Institute of Asian Art

Unscrolled – Vancouver Art Gallery, Institute of Asian Art

Back in October, with the opening of the Vancouver Art Gallery’s Forbidden City attraction, the Vancouver Art Gallery launched their Institute of Asian Art and its premier exhibit entitled Unscrolled. The Institute, per a September report published by the Gallery, has been created to reflect the strong connections between British Columbia and China in a […]

Steven Tanaka Presents: Next Music from Tokyo

February 22nd, 2015  |  by  |  published in FASHION, FILM & MUSIC, FEATURE | Comments Off on Steven Tanaka Presents: Next Music from Tokyo

Steven Tanaka Presents: Next Music from Tokyo

Image Credits – Next Music from Tokyo and Toronto Star | Occasionally I will run searches on things I like that I normally can`t find in Vancouver to see if anything has changed around town. About 2, maybe 3, years ago I searched something like “Japanese band Vancouver.“ What I found: For the past 6 […]

VIFF – Hill of Freedom (Korea)

October 9th, 2014  |  by  |  published in FASHION, FILM & MUSIC, FEATURE | Comments Off on VIFF – Hill of Freedom (Korea)

VIFF – Hill of Freedom (Korea)

I went to the Vancouver International Film Festival (VIFF) recently and saw Hill of Freedom (자유의 언덕) by Korean filmmaker Hong Sang-Soo. A while back I wanted to know more about Hong’s work and asked a friend for a description. “Well…” and then she laughed. I wasn’t sure what that was supposed to mean and […]

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