Saturday, January 31, 2009


Me think this driver got it backward. Most people would park as close to the post as possible in order to leave more room on the other side.

Friday, January 30, 2009

Is this necessary?

Passing by the Pacific Press office the other day and this struck me as odd. Can I take this to mean that firefighters in Vancouver have problem recognizing a fire hydrant when they see one? Is this the reason they used to take Spots long?

Thursday, January 29, 2009

The sign that lies

Saw this today and had to look more than twice because it is higher than when price was at its height last year.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

In the library

Was in the children section of the Burnaby Public Library the other day.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Bad name

Was behind this van one day. There was nothing the matter. The driver wasn't speeding or doing anything wild. Anyway the light was red and was visible from a long distant. Was truly surprised when it managed to come to a full stop on top of the pedestrian crossing. A check of its rear window revealed it is a taxi. My thought was "Okay, it is a taxi which explains it." It wasn't later before I realized the brakes may not be as good as it should be.

Monday, January 26, 2009

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Million bucks

At the height of Vancouver real estate surge this or houses in that area were going for a million $$$ or close to it. Wonder how many purchasers are having second thoughts?

Saturday, January 24, 2009


Will Blockbuster and its competitors join the rank of the dinosaurs soon?

Friday, January 23, 2009


Another us for old or damaged cd/DVD.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

The cost

There is a cost to everything in life. A look at the prices for organic and regular bananas indicate it is about 50% higher if we chose the high road. BTW that day they were out of organic bananas.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009


This fence is along a footpath. It seems people keep trying to take down or taking it down. No idea why.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Monday, January 19, 2009

More fog

First it was the snow. Now we have fog. It just keep rolling and some days just never disbursed.

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Wouldn't be long now

After all the snow we had this is a little reminder that we can look forward to streets like this sooner than we realize.

Saturday, January 17, 2009


This was taken yesterday at noon near the Lougheed Skytrain station.

Friday, January 16, 2009

Summer is over

"Summer is over" immediately popped into my mind the instance this swimming pool in Central Park came into view.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Central Park

Happened to pass by Central Park the other day and the entire site was enveloped in a thick and heavy mist due to the melting snow.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009


No sure whether this is a government or private agency. What caught my attention is the seeming extreme security measure the premises had taken. None of the surrounding business establishments come remotely close to what we see here.

Monday, January 12, 2009

West coast culture

One of the West Coast images people west of the Rockies has is us seating on sidewalk cafes sipping coffee. After all Starbucks did started its worldwide march in this part of the world. This overflowed bin on the corner of Burrard and Alberni seems to confirmed that Starbucks is still holds a commanding lead over its rivals.

Sunday, January 11, 2009


A great way to enjoy Canadian winter and snow is snowboarding. Many Lower mainland residents are fortunate that the North Shore powder snow is reachable by public transit.

Saturday, January 10, 2009


Took this while riding the Skytrain and standing by the doors. As far as I know nobody was aware of it, certainly not the person who was busy keying away on her Blackberry. I can see how security could be a major issue with the ever increasing sophisticated handhold units.

Friday, January 9, 2009

After the snow ...

...potholes! These two seem to be created by the snow removal equipment.

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Up, up, way up

Granville Street Skytrain station

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

More snow

It is raining so let's do another post on the snow before it is all gone!!!