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2015 Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival Sakura Days

Welcome to Spring, Welcome to the 2015 Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival. Certainly one of the most favourite festivals of the year, when we all go soft in the knees admiring those delicate blush of pink petals that seems to cover all of Vancouver. This year, the Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival runs from April 2 – 29, 2015. This spring festival ... Read More »

Seaside South England – De La Warr Pavilion

The South coast of England conjures the most iconic seaside holidays From Bournemouth to Ramsgate, there are a string of charming off-the-beaten-track and trendy spots, including Brighton, Eastbourne, Hastings, Whitstable. Dotted along the coast are some magnificent structures that have in recent years been given a facelift. The De La Warr Pavilion in Bexhill on Sea is one gem. The ... Read More »

Blossom time in Vancouver

Early Blooms for Vancouver Cherry Blossoms 2015 According to AccuWeather, and a number of flowering trees, we’re having Springlike weather in the Pacific Northwest. Indeed, for the last day of February, a walk along the Stanley Park seawall was energized with full sun and plum blossoms and rowers on the waters. Flowering Plums, the trendsetter of blossoms are certainly showing ... Read More »

Welcome to Vancouver TED2015 Truth and Dare

Welcome to VancouverTED#2, TED2015 Truth and Dare TED 2015 March 16-20, 2015 Vancouver Convention Centre Are you visiting Vancouver for TED? Check out my local reviews. About TED ConferenceVancouver is hosting its second TED conference, TED2015 Truth and Dare. TED (Technology, Education, Design) is an annual conference that addresses contemporary ideas in business, science, technology, culture, research and entertainment. The ... Read More »

Chinese New Year Parade Vancouver 2015

Celebrating Chinese New Year Parade Vancouver 2015 Year of the Goat. Gung Hay Fat Choi! 恭喜發財! Gung Hay Fat Choi! (Happy New Year!) This year’s 2015 Vancouver’s Chinese New Year Parade starts at 11:00 am on Sunday, February 22nd, 2015, and takes two and a half hours to complete. The 1.5 km parade route winds through Vancouver’s historic Chinatown, starting ... Read More »

Celebrating a Milestone Birthday at Fairmont Kea Lani Maui

How do you celebrate a Milestone birthdays? Everyone is different, and different milestones are greeted with different regard. But whether 30, 40, 50, 60, 65, or 80, or whether quietly or splashy, we often remember those milestone days. If you want to create an unforgettably, special occasion stay, whichever your milestone, the Fairmont Kea Lani in Maui is a luxurious ... Read More »

First Batch – Getting my Makgeolli On Vancouver 막걸리

Today is day 9 of my first batch of craft Makgeolli home brew. It’s fremented. It’s bottled. It looks good. It’s ready to drink? …Well, yeah, but it isn’t White Lotus Makgeolli, that’s for sure. Makgeolli is a low alcohol (6-8%) rice wine made from ground rice and a fermentation agent. It has a soy milky texture and a sweetness, ... Read More »