Friday, June 27, 2008

His Work Friday

We went to the Surrey Art Gallery on Friday evening.

For Opening Reception of Arts 2008 (A Juried Exhibition of Local Art).

We actually went with Lew family. Surrey is like 30~40 minutes by driving from where we live.

First time for all of us to attend the gallery reception in Canada.

Entering the building.

There are quite some people in the gallery.

Time to see the local talents.

58 artists' work are in the show.

Justin and Ashley explored Art.

And so did Fiona.

The announcement and speech went pretty long...

By the way, Taddy's illustration is in the show.

It has been more than 12 years since he did his last illustration. He wasn't totally happy about what he created this time.

"Past Three Years" - Mixed Media 21.5" x 15"

As his style of illustration, the piece reflects his identity, imagination, and good memories.  Each element, such as figures (his families, Chaiwat, Fouquets, Paynes, Chi Ching, etc.), and the environment, comes from one of the four cultures that Taddy has tasted in the last three years.

All right, refreshments!

They served punch but no wine...

Inside the building is kinda cool.

So we just walked around.

Ashley and Justin explored the building.

Well, we had spent enough time in the gallery.

Came out of the building.

It was around 8:30 PM, but the outside was still warm and bright.

There is a big park near by the gallery.

So we took a short walk.

After we came back home, we ate snack and drank wine!

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Our Big Fat Greek Festival

So many people on this warm Sunday afternoon...

It's Greek Day on West Broadway.

We went to the last day of Greek Heritage Month.

Many food stand were selling Souvlaki, therefore the street was quite smoky because of the cooking.

Several blocks on West Broadway were closed for the event.

There's also a stage for live music performance.

In front of this store, there's some ethnic music performance.  Not sure which ethnic music was being played, but surely it's nice.

This is Greek doughnut.

Fun to try it for an experience.  It's not bad at all but we probably would not eat it again.  Too sweet...

Greek dance on the street.

And we found a nice store on the street.  

Most of the items are antiques and they are well displayed.

Prices are bit expe...

Some people wearing Greek costume, more slouvaki cooking, Greek cooking demo and some antique car.

...and that tall angel.

Fiona is buying Falafel wrap.

This is not the best Falafel we've ever had.  But alright.


Taddy cooked Curry for dinner.  There're potatoes, scallops and pork.

Spicy and yum!

Sunday, June 15, 2008

For Sale by Owners

We joined the garage sale organized by Lew family and some neighbors last weekend.

The first time for us to do the garage sale in Canada.

It's quite a selection, isn't it?

Lew family decorated the setting pretty good.

And this is our table.

We wanted to get rid of DVD player, computer keyboard, some DVD and VCD, shoes, and clothes.

However, we didn't sell much that day...


Next day (Sunday) was much nicer and warmer outside.
Expected more people to come, but not much different from Saturday...

See? Compare to other neighbors, we had a lot of stuff.

Well, at least we could sell that DVD player and computer keyboard!

By the way, Tu papa and Tu mama (Penny's parents) stopped by our garage sale in the afternoon.
After the garage sale, they took us to a Cantonese style restaurant near by their place for dinner.

Tu papa and Taddy had glasses of wine.

"Pretty good wine", that's what Taddy said.

This crab dish is their specialty.

Steamed crab rice (left) and crab leg.

And other dishes.

Fish, tofu, green vegetable, and soup... yummy!!

And mango pudding for desert.

This one looks pretty and was so tasty.

We had a pleasant evening.
Thanks to Tu papa and Tu Mama!!