Saturday, 23 June 2012

Richmond Night Market

Last night my family and I headed to the Richmond Night Market. We actually have two of them in Richmond, one which is the biggest in North America.  It usually runs  all summer every second Friday evening from from 7pm to 12am  Although some of my family has been to one before, this was my first time.

It poured with rain but we didn't let it stop us.  If we let the weather interfere with our plans, we'd never get to see anything, especially this wet year!  There was a really good band playing Celtic music and I could have listened to them all night.

There was a huge selection of street food where you could buy anything from grilled octopus on a stick to gourmet doughnuts.  I stopped by a Bubble Tea booth to wave at a friend who was working there.

There were rows and rows of vendors selling cheap imported goods, most from China.  Most of them are happy to barter for the prices.  I decided to be a cliche and a purchased a new cover for my iPhone.  There was also art on exhibit and some things I just can't explain.

Hopefully, I plan to return later this summer when it is a little warmer and drier.  If you get a chance to visit the Vancouver area on a Friday, I highly recommend visiting one of our night markets.

Monday, 18 June 2012

Erin's High School Graduation

Last week my daughter Erin graduated from high school.  After much nagging and gnashing of teeth from my wife, I finally have the pictures processed and online for the rest of my family to see.  Erin worked very hard this year and will be entering the nursing program at the University of Northern British Columbia this Fall.  We are very proud of her and we will miss her.

It seems like only yesterday I was enrolled in the Medical Laboratory Technology program, where I met my beautiful young wife.  It was and still is an exciting adventure.  I am satisfied that I have helped raise such a mature and responsible young lady.  No amount of money could make me feel richer than I am by her achievements.

Here is a little video of Erin's Grad.