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Old Posted Mar 13, 2018, 4:35 AM
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I wasn't thinking of going to see another Canucks game but scored free tickets in Club Section, so figured why not.





There were surprisingly many people at Rogers Arena on Friday evening despite Canucks' season being over already.





Our seats were on the 6th row, so view wasn't bad.







Of course, Wild did score several times during the night and was victorious.





It was a fun night, although Minnesota took the points home with a 2-5 win.
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"Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy, its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery", well, I don't know Churchill's era but nowadays it is more fitting into capitalism, not a philosophy of failure but a philosophy of sucks.
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^ I had a reflex of googling "winston churchill quotes socialism" at this signature.
The actual bit of speech would be truncated, and may be more like:

The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of blessings; the inherent virtue of socialism is the equal sharing of miseries.

In either case, fact checking is systematically necessary these days, cause there's a whole lot of BS from propagandists on those online networks.

Capitalism is good at producing wealth, socialism, or say social democracy that's more polite and less totalitarian better at sharing it.
That's about it. Nothing much hard to understand in there.
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We spent our Easter long weekend up in Sun Peaks. While there was no snow in Kamloops, the snow base up in the village was a nice 200 cm. It was only our second time to Sun Peaks and we did enjoy the non-crowded runs.



















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Looks so awesome! I didn't make it skiing anywhere this winter. First time I haven't in 4 years. *sigh* Hoping for a little ski trip while in Cali next winter.

Thanks for the great photos!
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Old Posted Apr 30, 2018, 1:07 AM
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Here are few photos from last Sunday's annual Sun Run event.



Downtown streets get flooded with runners and spectators alike.





There are all sorts of people and creatures running.





Crowds at the goal line.



After the event people are guided inside BC Place for drinks and some music.









Sun Run is a nice annual event in Vancouver and always a pleasure to witness when the weather is nice.
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Two weeks ago we spent the weekend camping at Nairn Falls nearby Pemberton.



The campground there is small but really nice and the forest around is lush.





Green River runs next to the campground.





On Saturday we hiked to Middle Joffre Lake. This trail has in recent years become very popular and is hence super busy. It's still a nice trail, but just too busy to our taste.







Pemberton has many nice places to eat lunch on patio while enjoying views of the impressive 2591 meters tall Mount Currie that overshadowing the entire town.



On Sunday we cycled a 20 kilometer route around Green Lake next to Whistler. It's a rough trail to cycle, but the views along it are nice.





Only air connection to Whistler is with sea planes or helicopter.



Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains across the lake.



What a scenery to be cycling in!

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I will really miss our penthouse apartment above the entire Metro Vancouver.







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I participated in Vancouver Marathon of 2017, it was alright, nothing special, but all right.
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Your photography is outstanding Klazu! Thanks for sharing.
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I participated in Vancouver Marathon of 2017, it was alright, nothing special, but all right.
Just curious, but what makes a marathon great instead of alright? Aren't they pretty much identical other than the scenery?
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Just curious, but what makes a marathon great instead of alright? Aren't they pretty much identical other than the scenery?
Yea let's see...I can think of a marathon that was greatly sucks...if I remember correctly it was Singapore Marathon 2015, you know way too many participants and sadly the start point was on a long-so-long but not-that-wide bridge so you could imagine and suffered the fact that 60% of runners were stuck on that bridge got nowhere to go but to wait and wait and wait for few hours delayed to start running. Runners complained and the organiser apologized many times via speaker but on wedsite it was stated as a marathon with great success.

So for me Singapore marathon was special...specially sucks.
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I guess I assumed organizers sort these things out. Thank you for the response.
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Raging wildfires made the air extra smokey this morning, but fortunately the weather improved slightly towards the evening. Rain still cannot return soon enough and here is hoping for some precipitation over the weekend!







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Vancouver's Yaletown has the reputation of being a lively neighbourhood that looks rather dull and gray from all the glass buildings. Recently a controversial 416 ft tall colorful mural went up on the side of a new 43-floor tower, bringing a splash of color to the neighborhood.

















This is what most people think of when they talk about Yaletown. Gray glass towers spot the waterfront.

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The annual Vancouver FlipOut Pinball Expo took place in Yaletown neighborhood last weekend and was a lot of fun! Hundreds of people attended the even to get a chance to play some of the over 100 pinball machines.











There was a constant line-up for the more popular tables but classic machines offered an interesting insight into the history of this entertainment form.





Table from a more simple era.







Some of the newer table have so many features that learning them will take several plays. I still liked The Hobbit a lot as there was all the time something new to discover.











Table art is often super colorful.



















We had a blast at the 3-day expo and plan on returning again next year!
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Old Posted Sep 16, 2018, 8:41 PM
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Whistler's latest attraction is brand new suspension bridge spanning 130 meters (427 feet) on top of the Whistler mountain. The bridge is so massive that it is visible all the way from the valley.





It's a thrilling walk between two ridge tops.



The bridge is made out of strong metal but it does still sway a fair bit when walking across.









We were told that the engineering team will have to assess ice accumulation on the bridge this winter, as there are two active double diamond runs just under it.





Another new attraction is a ledge hanging over the valley floor.







The new suspension bridge is longer than anything in Lower Mainland and it is also one of the highest in the world, being at 2200 meters (7200 feet) above sea level.





Walking in the sky among the clouds.







While at top, it is worth walking down along the service road and check out the legendary snow walls. While impressive in early summer, they tend to melt almost entirely by September. Comparison from our two visits (June vs. September).









Whistler is currently seeing big investments to become a year-round destination and with all the new summer attractions they are getting there. There are still big plans to build a lot of new things and it will be interesting to see it all take place.

Whistler is definitely worth the tip if visiting Vancouver.
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