Irreverent fun

… And there’s that very neat little place that just opened up, prime location, right across from the Gates, a bit small but then again they don’t get that many customers. It’s the perfect spot to go and watch that huge line up. You sit at the terrace sipping on some sinful nectar and the…

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The mission

This afternoon, I went on a mission. Multiple targets, time sensitive, low profile. I needed ink, paper, and chicken. The first part went as planned, after the bus had done a slight detour around the end of Burrard Street where the Santa Claus parade was going to end. I infiltrated Staples on Seymour, on time,…

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Morning fog

7:00 am. The coffee shop is busy, filled with people on missions, leaving a trail behind them like on a slow exposure. I catch glimpses of agendas, snapshots of the day to come, goals in the making. By the time they make it to the counter, most customers seem to have already awaken. They order…

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Fire!

A few weeks ago, I was attending an emergency preparedness session at work. Most of the talk was about our building’s emergency plans and everybody’s role in case of a major disaster. When the time came to cover the topic of fire, the speaker began with our work place but eventually ended up talking about…

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The Seawall reopens

Two days ago, almost a year after an unprecedented storm devastated Stanley Park, the entire Seawall was reopened to the public. It will have taken all this time to restore the northwestern section of the path after hurricane strength winds downed 10,000 trees in December 2006 and caused major landslides that forced the closure. Today,…

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