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[Music Video] – Black Red Yellow

 

I may be biased, but this is by far the best version of Wiz Khalifa’s Black & Yellow I have seen yet.

 

Black Red Yellow,
That’s my team.
Old school,
Way before the blue and green.



Need I say more? Check out Terell Safadi’s cover below.

 

Black Red Yellow – Terell Safadi

 

 

[via HeadToTheNet]

 

 

later days,

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Halloween 2010

 

Sunday is Halloween. I’m ready. Are you?

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I don’t really have a theme for my decorations outside. It’s more of a mish-mash of all the things I can find accumulated throughout the years. It’s a good mix of scary and cute. Witches, skeletons, pumpkins, spiders and cobwebs outline the pathway to my door. Enter if you dare. And dare you shall – I’ve got lots of candy!

 

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Of course, I cannot celebrate Halloween without carving Canucks inspired Jack-o-Lanterns. It’s become a yearly tradition in my household and my neighbours and trick-or-treaters seem to think they’re pretty cool.

 

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HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

 

later days,

 

 

 

[Monster Mash — Twilight edition via Jib Jab]

AFRICAN NIGHTS: Fundraiser for Africa

Next Tuesday (September 21st), spend your evening indulging in drumming and dance. The African Nights Fundraiser hosted by Rose Charities supports education projects in Africa.

There are incredible bargains and over 100 items are being auctioned off, including a SIGNED ROBERTO LUONGO GOALIE STICK!!

Check out some of the items to be auctioned off:

  • For Canucks fans – a Roberto Luongo signed goalie stick.
  • Getaways: cabin on Sunshine Coast, waterfront cabin on Mayne Island, Hollyhock gift cert. $345.00
  • Cultural: Tickets to the opera and theatre
  • Restaurants: Burgoo, East is East, Aphrodite’s, Rangoli and Sweet Obsession
  • Clothing boutiques: gift certificates to  Wear Else, Hum on Main, Aritizia, Urban Rack
  • Hair cuts and color: Ego, Gliss, Suki’s, Black to Blonde and Eliane
  • Wellness: Le Petit Spa, 4th avenue Massage
  • Dental: Custom Teeth Bleaching  a $550.00 value, electric toothbrush
  • Art: jewellery, ceramics, glassware, photo, knit blankets, felted scarves
  • Classes: a session of Italian language, vocal with Lynn McGown, yoga at Yoga West
  • Wine
  • plus certificates at Banyen Books, Urban Yarns, and tons more!!

With a special performance by Jacky Essombe Village, food, bar, and a silent auction, you’re bound to have a good Tuesday night all while contributing to an important cause.

What: African Nights Vancouver
When: Tuesday, September 21st, 2010
Time: 7:00pm to 11:00pm
Where: Performance Works, 1218 Cartwright St., Granville Island, Vancouver
Cost: $30 Adults; $25 Students w/ I.D.

Tickets online at www.africannights.ca.

For more information contact Aisha at ayeesha_86@hotmail.com or tweet her @diamondnprinces.

later days,


My Adventure with Trevor Linden

 

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The clock alarmed at 7:00am. It was time to wake up. It was a Saturday.

Why would I wake up at an unheard of hour on a Saturday you ask?

Two words:

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Day Five



Today was an EPIC day. I met Trevor Linden. Yes, THE Trevor Linden.

He signed my photo — the infamous Game 7, 1994 Stanley Cup vs. NY Rangers photo. Also pictured is Kirk McLean.

I’m not going to say much now. I’ll save my story for tomorrow.



later days,


Canucks Day in VanCity

Mayor Gregor Robertson and the Vancouver City Council declared Tuesday, April 27th as “Canucks Day”.

Hundreds of fans dressed in their best Canucks colours gathered at Keep reading…


2009: Here’s lookin’ at you kid!

 

What a year it’s been! I don’t know about you, but 2009 treated me pretty well. I’d say probably one of the best years I’ve had inside this decade. In retrospect, I can’t remember a lot of it – somehow. Nonetheless, I know 2009 was a goody.

Without further ado, here’s a final look at my most favourite and memorable moments of 2009!

 

Snow, snow, and more snow!

While the rest of Canada hadn’t yet received even an inch of snow, Mother nature dropped a wallop of snow on the West Coast. We were knee deep in Vancouver, literally.

Despite all the snow, the mountains left us with an amazing snowboard/ski season. Of course, I took advantage of our local mountains.

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Cypress Mountain

 

Summer Heat wave

With early snowfall, comes a heat wave I will never forget. It was our turn to laugh at the rest of Canada. As they suffered through never-ending rain pours, floods, and cold, Vancouver was baking under the sun.

Fun times were had in the summer of ‘09.

BBQs, beach chill outs, PNE days, kayaking, hiking, biking, golfing, tennis-ing, and more!

 

The Weekend to End Breast Cancer fundraiser

My friends, Puma, ApuTheFish, and I – aka Team A.M.P. – decided to participate in the Weekend to End Breast Cancer. The object was to endure a two-day 60km walk to raise money to find a cure for breast cancer and other women’s cancers. Unfortunately, we never made our $6000 fundraising goal; thus, we were unable to participate in the journey.

We still had a tonne of fun working together to achieve our goal. Organizing our fundraising events were stressful and our training sessions were tiring, but we had good times. Most importantly, I learned a lot about each other: our work ethic, resilience, and friendship.

Thanks again to those who sponsored us!

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Birthdays!

In 2009, I turned 23. Too old, yet still too young. It’s the uncool age, I think. I’m the middle runt of all my friends; this year, my closest friends ranged from 21 to 25. Yeah, we’re a crazy bunch – that’s why I love ‘em.

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Twilight in Vancouver

How could this list of memories exist without my mention of Twilight? It can’t. Honestly, the 2nd and 3rd instalments of the Twilight Saga: New Moon and Eclipse being filmed in my hometown really made 2009 extra special.

Some would call me obsessed. I beg to differ. I wasn’t one of those people who would go out each and everyday looking for sets or hunting for the actors. I was lucky, really. I practically had to step into my backyard, so to speak, and I could stumble upon the Twilight actors.

Doing this was a lot easier when New Moon was filmed here in the Spring. No one cared too much that the actors were in town. You could probably only see two or three paparazzi or autograph hounds walking around at the most! The bigger stars like Taylor Lautner and Robert Pattinson could easily walk around without getting attacked.

In the Summer, everything changed. Taylor, Rob, and Kristen Stewart were on lockdown. Paparazzi, autograph hounds, and crazed Twilight fans from all around the world flocked to Vancouver when the 3rd instalment started filming just so they can catch a glimpse of their favourite star.

New Moon was actually fun in Vancouver. My partner-in-crime, TayloredMyPants, and I would always have lunch once a week in downtown – a weekly ritual if you will. After lunch, we’d take a walk and BOOM we’d see one of the actors.

 

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Eclipse was a different story. It wasn’t easy seeing any of the actors. However, TMP and I – during lunch – saw Peter Facinelli (Dr. Carlisle Cullen). It was the first day the cast was in town for Eclipse and no one knew they were here yet. Peter was merely 50 metres away from us. We decided not to approach him and we gave him his peace because we knew that his peace and sanity may go out the window the very next day. On a couple of occasions though, I saw Elizabeth Reaser (Esme Cullen), Nikki Reed (Rosalie Hale), Kellan Lutz (Emmett Cullen) and Cameron Bright (Alec); again, not approaching either of them. However, one day while shopping with my mom downtown, I spotted "the humans" and decided to actually get my picture taken with them.

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Basically, Twilight was a huge part of my 2009. Without it, the year would have been completely different. It wasn’t all about seeing the stars, I actually made new friends and acquaintances that I see from time to time during various other gatherings. Shout outs to RobbedMyHeart, Malicious Mandy, VampireMonkey99, LadyDispatcher, and everyone else who I’ve met throughout this whole ordeal!

 

Music – the food for my soul

The past year was an epic one for live shows AND for burning a hole through my wallet. Being a full-time student, it’s difficult to get out and watch live music when you barely even have a day off. However this year, if there was someone I really wanted to see, I had to go – no ifs, ands, or buts about it (maybe that’s why my GPA in ‘09 suffered? LOL).

Without a doubt, there was no way I was going to miss my favourites Jason Mraz and the Kings of Leon while they were in town.

This year I was opened to a door of new musicians. Most of the gigs I attended were at smaller venues and clubs, a far cry from my usual concerts at arenas like GM Place. Those were probably my most memorable shows.

Kings of Leon

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Jason Mraz with Bushwalla and K’Naan

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Bobby Long

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100 Monkeys with The Orphans and Thee Manipulators

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Justin Nozuka

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Sam Bradley
(photos taken on five separate occasions)

 

 

Hockey, eh!

They don’t call me canucklehead for nothin’ ya know. It seemed like anything I did in ‘09 revolved around hockey, specifically the Vancouver Canucks and some of the team members. See, I’m kind of best friends with some of them (or at least in my mind).

From watching the Vancouver Giants 2008-2009 season playoffs, invites to Vancouver Canucks private practices, meet-and-greets with Alex Burrows and Kyle Wellwood, being bff’s with Kevin Bieksa and Mason Raymond, getting to watch almost all of the Canucks’ December ‘09 games on home ice, to volunteering at GM Place, I can honestly say hockey was good to me in 2009.

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Friends – my 2nd family

I don’t know how I’d survive 2009 without you all. From the random hang outs, long talks, tears and jeers, there was never a dull moment.

The latter third of ‘09 was especially unforgettable. You all know why, I’ll just leave it at that.

You were hanging in the corner
With your five best friends…

Andrea, Sara, Erica, Mia, and Ivy – thank you for making my 2009 super memorable.

It is now 2010 and so let’s raise our proverbial glasses in a toast to making the best of the New Year.

Love you long time!

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HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

TWILIGHT Monster Mash


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With oodles of coursework and exams coming out of my wazoo for this week (*cough*Nerd!*cough*), I was not able to get a chance to celebrate Halloween with a bang. However, I tried to make the best of it anyway.

 

As usual, I carved my pumpkins.

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And of course, as a huge Canucks fan, I thought I’d give carving a Canucks pumpkin a go.

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I dub thee, CANUCK-O-LANTERN!

This was my first time carving a Canucks logo pumpkin. I did not use a stencil (this was all from memory) and the only tool I had was a steak knife. Not too shabby for winging it, I think.

 

 

 

 

I also decorated the walkway to my front door.

 

 

Of course, I needed a helper to hand out all the treats since I was knee deep in my work. Who better to help out than my ratty 20-year old bear, JR?

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Since it was Halloween, he suited up in his Canucks gear (circa 2006).

The trick-or-treaters who were 5 years old and younger were hilarious! They couldn’t take their eyes off of JR. They couldn’t even open up their treat bags because they were too enthralled into this bear. When their parents beckoned them to leave, they wouldn’t budge. Yes, JR puts everyone into a trance.

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Two large bags of lollipops, one box of Hershey bars, one box of Nestle Favourites, one bag of Butterfingers, and three bags of Maynards candy later, I called it a night.

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With about 80 trick-or-treaters coming through within the first two hours, it was probably my 2nd busiest Halloween ever.

We’re not stingy over here folks! Want boatloads of candy? Come to my house next year!

 

 

 


CLIP OF THE WEEK – 10/18/09

Hilarious NHL 2K10 ad for the Wii featuring Vancouver Canucks Ryan Kesler and Kevin Bieksa.



Ryan Kesler’s Answering Machine


Canucks Fans Rated One of the Best in the NHL


Hockey blogger Derek Felska ranks the top 10 best and worst fans of the NHL. Based on a special formula he concocted to tabulate his ranking, he finalized that Vancouver Canucks fans rank #5 in the NHL.

“I must admit, its somewhat painful to have to admit this but the Vancouver Canucks have some of the best fans in the league. Vancouver fans fill up GM Place each and every night and they’re a demanding audience. Not quite as vicious as Flyers fans, but Vancouver fans will not hesitate to let their team know they are unhappy whether on local radio stations or on the CDC Message boards.”

– Derek Felska

Good job fellow canuckleheads! Let’s reach for the #1 spot in 2010 eh!

To read the rest of the rankings, visit Felska’s blog here.