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And they were so complimentary, I wanted to remind both you and me how good I was…
Ever get the sense that the best events are exclusive to folks “in the know?” Consider yourself an insider… My brother’s church holds one of the best Christmas events in Vancouver. Go to this event to experience heart-swelling choral music, pageantry, the very best live Judeo-Christian entertainment to be had. (parking fills up, so go EARLY, or take the bus. Did I mention go EARLY?)
Donna Yamamoto, (board member) Ray Hsu (board member), Tetsuro Shigematsu, (Dramaturge), Raugi Yu (actor), JJ Lee (writer) , Richard Wolfe (director) and Joyce Lam (Founder and Artistic Director. It was a great night. JJ’s newest incarnation as a playwright was met with a warm reception, thanks to Raugi’s stellar performance, and Richard’s expert direction.
For those of you who are convinced I must be secretly gay, I realize this photo will do little to allay those suspicions, but Patrick Parenteau is such an incredible photographer, I am too immodest not to want to stand in the light of his genius. If you also want to be immortalized by him, let me know and I’ll be more than happy to connect you.
This is me beating my kid. Because I’m a bad dad. Read all about it on HuffPost,
Kinda bummed that the audio version of Arnold Schwarzenegger’s bio isn’t read by him. Couldn’t they at least find an actor who could do an Austrian accent? I mean every two-bit improv artist can do impersonate The Terminator can’t they? But still a fascinating account of The American Dream executed by a former Austrian Tank driver. Betchya didn’t know that did ya?
Turns out Mika’s preternatural hankering for sushi was due to an oversize hookworm, which I managed to extract here.
Ok, I realize as far as venn diagrams go, the number of people who visit this website,divided by the number of people who graduated from UBC, divided by the number of active alumni who actually attend alumni events… anyone left in the room? If so, come see me host this event. It’s about making people fall head over heels in lust with you within 7 seconds flat, and something about doing well in job interviews… Be there or be unemployed and alone forever. No pressure.
These “sexy” halloween costumes are scary in a whole ‘nother way…
Nothing like starting the day with a bit o’ fan mail…
This man is obviously quoting me from that dubious reality program I was on, The Deadliest Warrior, but I don’t even recall what I said. Which I suppose makes it worse.
The first thing you’ll learn in economics 101 is the “Diamond-Water” paradox – why do diamonds cost so much when they are very (unless this is you) non-essential and water is so cheap when it is essential. It’s got something to do with the overall demand for these goods in the population – you can read more about it here.
In London, they have the opposite paradox, as in, I can’t figure out why some things are cheap but others aren’t.
Here’s the rundown:
- Liquor: cheap. (unless you are from anywhere outside of Canada, you are leaping for joy when you see this:
- Clothes: cheap. You can get dress shoes for under 30 pounds, which is unheard of in Canada.
- Rent: stupid crazy stupid stupid expensive.
- Here’s the strange one – stationery: so expensive. I got a pencil the other day. Not an automatic one, just a crappy, run of the mill, wooden, sharpenable pencil like they used in the 1980′s. It was a pound – that’s $1.50 Canadian! I used to throw them away like confetti whenever they got to an “unsatisfactory length” and now I’m holding onto this one for dear life.
So some things on the list make sense, but I’m confused as to why clothes (which I consider less essential than school supplies) are inexpensive.
Then I forget about it and decide to forego buying 13 pencils to get that litre of vodka :)
As looters from the Vancouver Stanley Cup Riots are finally being brought before the courts, I recall of how Bahareh and I at ShiggyTV captured some of the most dramatic footage ever shot of the event. Seriously, have you ever seen a flasher AND a flashbang in the very same shot? I’m guessing that’s never happend in the history of the world.
It was just after the riots that my good friend, CBC reporter and author Betsy Trumpener AKA “Betsy of the North” tipped me off that my image was in the The Huffington Post thanks to this sensational photograph by ace photographer Matt Gibson. Now I write for HuffPo. Amazing what can transpire in a year.
Warrior Mika and our clan’s (partial) collection of swords. The family that fights together…
Rebecca is Shiggy’s Foreign Correspondent, freshly relocated to England. She’ll try to keep you informed on life across the pond.
I’m in the middle of a very turbulent math course. Yes, I’m struggling with math. Everything is backwards in this country, and I’m being heavily tutored by a trio of two Nicaraguans and a Mexican. Myself and another Chinese-American, fellow Rhodes scholar finalist. Asians. Being. Assisted. In. Math. By . . . I’ll give you a few minutes to let the irony of that sink in.
Here are some of the things I learned about London, specifically, in the last two weeks.
1) “Pants” means underwear. Easy to keep making that mistake.
That’s . . . about it. (I don’t get out much, too busy studying).
You will not miss home. I promise you, everything will be both deliciously new and comfortingly familiar all at the same time.
The real reason Luke Skywalker didn’t lose his cool in the Death Star’s trenchrun was because he never glanced in the rearview mirror to see THIS!
My brother is a pastor of a church in Vancouver. Occasionally, he talks about me in his sermons, usually as a cautionary example. Which is fine by me, I like to think of myself as Roger Clinton, or Billy Carter, the ne’er do well younger brother. But in this sermon, he is purdy effusive.
The Jeff O’Neil Show, the number 1 Cock Rock radio show in Vancouver, loved the HuffPo article I wrote; “Eating Sushi? You Are Doing It Wrong.” They invited me to come on their program and school them in the ways of eating sushi. They bent over, and then I tore them a new one. Fun was had by all.
Look at these beautiful people. Y’all need to check them out in these upcoming shows.
Sept 20, 21, 22 & 23
Studio 1398 on Granville Island.
Presented by Vancouver Asian Canadian Theatre.
Ima be there. Will you?