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Going through these photos alone is enough to put a big smile on my face. Thank you for inviting me to your beautiful wedding.

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420: a joyous occasion.

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somehow i posted the photos to flickr but fell asleep, so didn’t get to write up this post =.=
they are from last sunday. i went to downtown to catch the first hockey game with canada playing against the US.

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street interview

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Why this? there’s a story behind it.
Around 3ish i left home and grabbed an apple w/ me. Half way through it i started feeling weird.. bowel-wise, but i decided to ignore it because i thought it might just be a false-alarm. By now you’ve probably figured out its NOT a false-alarm.
So everything was cool when i got to downtown. I walked around yaletown, looking for a good place to watch the game. Then I decided to grab some food first because i didnt have a proper lunch. So I went to McD and got myself 10 pcs nuggets. And yup i think that’s what started the avalanche.

I went looking for a washroom but all the stores were pretty anal (in a bad way) about it especially now. At one point i seriously considered the possibility of just doing it in the alley, because less desirable alternative was doing it in my pants… of course i didnt do it because i might have got arrested, and also because a homeless dude was already there, and i didnt think he would appreciate it very much.

I felt i was going to faint and had a temporary blackout. So as i passed through this furniture store, i had to go in and ask for the toilet. To my surprise the guy opened the door for me. That’s that, crisis averted. I am forever grateful, Functional Interiors.

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Back to the game in yaletown. Everyone was watching the game from the small ass tv with terrible reflection.

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When first period ended, I went lining up for Bell’s Ice Cube. The line
was short, only took me about 10 minutes.

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This was the (medium sized) crowd watching the game.

When we scored the 2nd goal.

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Expect to go somewhere to watch the game tomorrow, but still not sure where.

GO CANADA! What is important is not Canada winning the game, but USA LOSING the game!!!

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You too can be a starving photo artist!

  1. Resist your natural impulse to delete blurry, unfocused, or, in your opinion, shitty photos. This is the utmost difficult. But remember, in a world where everyone takes clear, focused, decent photos, the only way to stand out is to do the contrary. Why else would anyone buy your photos?
  2. Print them out with pride, the bigger the better. While you might be tempted to print out as poster cards for those who can’t afford your large prints, don’t do it. That’s what people want you to do, and if you do, you are selling out. It’s a dangerous slippery slope.
  3. Let someone else figure out the meaning for you. Art is subjective anyway. You are letting your patrons take ownership of your work.
  4. Embrace randomness. If they can’t figure it out, it simply means its too deep for them. It’s like an elephant talking to Plato in a refrigerator, and we all know what that means.
  5. If the size is right, people will buy.

Just finished watching U2’s Live concert on YouTube. What an amazing experience! For geeks, it’s social media’s moonshot. Few years ago this would be unimaginable. Glad to have caught it today.

They are doing rebroadcasting now: U2’s YouTube Channel.


@ English Bay, in the crowd, a over the head, hand held shot!

Pretty much the same every year, but different. Part of Vancouverites’ common memory.

So I’m freestylin’ this time.

And no, I’m not signing up. 😛

The world’s first music video in an Excel Spreadsheet!

“Basically, it’s come about because we recognized that a lot of people have fairly restrictive internet and security policies at work,” Clandillon told “What we really liked was that we could actually subvert the corporate firewalls by including AC/DC’s music in an Excel spreadsheet, because that’s allowed through every corporate firewall there is.” [Wired via gizmodo]

One step closer to corporate sabotage by active disengagement.

Watched this a long time ago but still funny. They are hilarious. 😀

Notice it’s a report not review.


Parking (停車) [Taiwan]

The Rest Is Silence [Romania]

Cuba: The Value of Utopia [Cuba, Ecuador]

Let the Right One In [Sweden]


Blue Gold: Wolrd Water Wars [Canada/USA]

Apology of an Economic Hitman [Greece]

兩部都是星期五(Oct. 10)早上跟中午,嗯要來就來吧,老實說我已經放棄約人了。


After School [Japan]

Secrecy [USA]


VIFF Schedule