Monday, November 30, 2009


We went and had our H1N1 flu shots this morning. We arrived about an hour after the clinic opened. There was no lineup. Consequently we spent most of our time there sitting in the recovery area.

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Garden Works

Was at Garden Works the other day looking for an indoor plant. No, didn't purchases any of these.

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Three trunks

It seems seldom do trees grow straight and tall with one single trunk. Is it due to a natural survival instinct?

Friday, November 27, 2009

Christmas trees

In the past few years every Christmas each mall seemed to have one of these stores that sell fiber optic Christmas trees. The light from these trees are so low and dim that the showroom is in almost total darkness. Very surprise that it is so bright in this photo.

Thursday, November 26, 2009


A cruise drove into the parking and slowly came to a stop in the middle of the lane with lights flashing. Then another one showed up from the opposite direction. Both weren't in any hurry as each took their time getting out of their respective vehicle. After snapped this photo and a short video I moved along. So had no idea why they were there.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Java war II

McDonald's is really serious about making a dent in Starbucks, Tim Horton's and other coffee bars' business. It is offering free morning coffee again.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Dollar Giant

It seems the Dollar Giant discount stores need to undergo a name change because this flash light and all other items are now $1.25. May be the price increase is limited to just that particular store.

Monday, November 23, 2009

On Gatorade

Are the flowers on Gatorade or just making use of an old bottle?

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Emily Carr

Was at Granville Island a while ago, actually a long long while ago, and took these photos of Emily Carr University.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Wouldn't have guessed it

This may be one of the narrowest elevator door anywhere. After a search, the button on the wall would give it away. Enough people must have missed it in order for them to paint the word "Elevator" on the door.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Fruit cakes

Without fruit cakes Christmas is not Christmas.

Thursday, November 19, 2009


Santa has arrived yet. It isn't stopping her from taking a closer look

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Photo with Santa

Santa hasn't arrived yet but the malls are getting the place ready. From the looks of it Richmond Centre is almost, if not already, there.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Greeting cards

Getting ready for Christmas.

Monday, November 16, 2009


My impression is McDonald's gives out refills. This impression had been correct until I visited this McDonald's in Richmond Centre. The girl there said they are just different.


What's better than a power snooze when travelling on a rainy day?

Sunday, November 15, 2009

In the morning rain

Saw the flashing lights from a distance. Initial reaction was a b&e at the mall on the street corner. As it turned out it was 3 cruisers boxed a car in between the first and second. Didn't see the driver in the car. Could be inside one of the cruisers. The RCMP did held a conference by the side of the first patrol car.


This piece of property had been designated for public park purposes. For years it had a dense growth of trees with a trail or footpath that local residents used as a short cut. The city now deemed the surrounding population has reached critical mass to warrant a park. The first step was to thin out the trees. Then widen and put gravel on the trail. Finally blacktop.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Click here

Was at Lougheed Mall the other day. Didn't realized how hi-tech it has become until saw this. Apparently the elevator wall where this is on is clickable. No, didn't tested it. May be next time.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Watch your fingers

She was at T&T's Chinatown store. At the time she was chopping up a barbecue duck. One of the servers at the hot food section asked her a question and she looked over.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Wild Rose Country

What caught my attention about this vanity plate is the colour, red on pink. A closer look disclosed it is from Alberta. Haven't seen one like this before.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Lest we forget

Passed by here yesterday. Looked like some private decided to do his/her respect before today's public ceremony.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Finished mural

This is the finished mural on Pender Street between Main & Gore. Happened to see them working on it a couple of months ago.

Monday, November 9, 2009


A typical Fall scene, leaves on the ground and in recycle bags

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Little Mountain

Just off Main Street on 25th

Saturday, November 7, 2009

More to come?

Will this be a familiar sight throughout the Skytrain system?

Friday, November 6, 2009


When will these shoppers realize that at the end they are the ones paying for any damages whether they actually take it through the scanner or not?

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Computung on the go

I think certain area of the mall has WiFi but don't think he was inside one the coverage areas. If he isn't surfing wonder what is so important that can't till he get back to the office?

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Tea Desire

Recently this neat shop opened at Metrotown. According to one of the workers they have a few other stores in BC with the nearest at Gilford Mall. Besides the variety of tea they also have some unusual shaped tea pots.