Saturday, February 28, 2009

Disposable society

We are really living in a disposable society when a brand new umbrella sells for less than $3. Years ago I remember paying almost 10x for a miniature telescopic umbrella. Sure it was a Kanpp.

Friday, February 27, 2009

Niche market

This is located in Aberdeen Centre. It certainly caters to a selective market. It wasn't busy at all on the day this was taken.

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Service award

Didn't know they have such an award. Saw this in the Gilmore and Dawson location in Burnaby.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Is that ....

Yeah, that's what we had today, SNOW! This time of the year in Vancouver. Hard to believe.

On Victoria Drive

Was motoring along on Victoria Drive approaching 49th. This car came out of a side street and turned right onto Victoria. The "stop" sign wasn't even a consideration. The license plate says the vehicle belongs to a dealer. Notice one of the brake light isn't working. Will you buy a car from a dealer who can't maintain its fleet?

A rodeo of a ride

A little while ago took the Broadway B-Line on a Saturday morning. Don't know whether it was the driver, the other drivers, sate of the week or a combination of the above. It was the most unpleasant ride in a long long time. The driver braked very abruptly and sent whoever were hanging on to poles hurdling towards the front of the bus. Surprising there was no injury.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Canbie & Broadway

Need to come back here in a few months' time to see the station when it is completed.

Monday, February 23, 2009

Morning has broken

One of the benefits of being a morning person.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Coming soon

Coming soon? All depends on what soon is. In today's housing market soon may mean a couple of years if not longer down the road.

Saturday, February 21, 2009


Guess Bell puts working handsets inside their display case. Why else would this be empty during non-business hours?

Friday, February 20, 2009

Memory lane

Does anybody remember this record store in the Brentwood Mall? I don't. May be it is because by the late 1970s I had pretty well stopped buying LP's.

Thursday, February 19, 2009


Don't whether the horse's out-of-position is due to the dents and nixes on the hood or not.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

From 22nd Street

Looking south from 22nd Street station.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Am I correct to think this sign seems to say the alarm will sound if people stay off the track rather than the other way around?

Monday, February 16, 2009


Some personalized are really good. This one is okay.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Friday, February 13, 2009

Fox promo

Lunch time on the corner of Kingsway and Boundary.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Not sure

Was strolling through the mall the other day and saw a couple of elderly ladies pointing at the floor. Looked down and saw this. Not sure whether it dropped out of somebody's shopping bag or what. Don't seemed to be new since there is no price tag.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Block out bullying

Metrotown has been promoting this with ads in Skytrain stations, banners all over the mall and their own display cases. On the other hand London Drug is doing the same thing except the day is February 25 not Metrotown's February 28. Now people how about getting your collective heads together next year?

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Fat nails?

Please forgive my ignorance.

Monday, February 9, 2009

World games 2009

Didn't know a thing about this until saw this banner the other morning.

Sunday, February 8, 2009

In your face

Now this is loterally an in your face ad, for anybody waiting for this elevator

Saturday, February 7, 2009


A pair of cranes use for loading and offloading ocean freighters at the Vancouver dock.

Friday, February 6, 2009

Graffiti fighter

There is one of this at each and every intersection with traffic lights. They used to be painted grey and were hardly noticeable. The city in its fight against graffiti has taken to wrap them in colour mural paper which makes them very noticeable.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Business is slow

Was at this Richmond restaurant the other day for lunch. It is located in the city's restaurant row. This place wasn't busy. For the owner's sake hope we caught it on an off day.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Not for sale

Finally got around to take this photo.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

A good deal

For C$1.39 plus applicable taxes you get a morning paper, coffee, and muffin. Mac has switched blend. Gone is the watery, weak brown water they used to pass off as coffee. The new stuff certainly is superior to a few chain restaurants. More than good enough to give Timmy and the big guy a run for their money. Had I mentioned that you get free refill also?

Monday, February 2, 2009

Chinese New Year parade

February 1 was a wet and cold day. The weather didn't seemed to dampen the spirits of the crowd along the parade route.

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Yes, we're open

Close for renovation? What a revolutionary idea!