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#FF Feature on…. @AspiringMedia!!

19 Aug

@AspiringMedia is one of the first “Twitter Peeps or Tweeps” I ever met! He is an inspiration man, having survived cancer, and he is truly a kind person. I wanted to let people know (if you don’t already) that this is a great person to follow. He does a lot of great work and you should know about it!

His twitter bio says: Vancouver based artist | Photographer | Railfan | Fuck Cancer

I wanted to know more about him… check out his answers to these HARD HITTING questions!

What’s your twitter handle? @AspiringMedia

Whats your real name? Stephen aka StevieG

What do you like to talk about on “the twitter”? Almost everything. Music,News,Cancer related events

What part of Vancouver or surrounding areas do you live in? Surrey,shhh tell everyone EastVan. Yeah

Favorite thing to do in the city? Photography,The seawall,ahhh Vancity

Favorite hole in the wall restaurant in the city? Bon’s off Broadway. $2.95 breaky and a great place for people watching.

Best place for a weekend getaway? Victoria. The Ferry Ride will blow you away. Instant stress reliever

Best place to make a new friend in the city? This is a trick Question Amy..sheesh. any good club with a vibe such as the Anza. because everyone loves music

Fav thing about twitter? meeting interesting people.

Someone we should all follow? Fav tweep is actually @letsfcancer because they are a great bunch of people out raising awareness of Cancer detection

Make sure to check out StevieG’s profile and follow him on this gorgeous Friday!

Miko Sushi on Robson St.

12 May

If you are a veggie sushi fan the way that I am, you will love Miko Sushi on Robson Street.

I was living only a block away from Miko for over a year and I never even noticed it! Nestled near waffles, bubble tea and Don Guacamoles it can be easy to miss.
I am so glad that I finally discovered this little gem!

When you walk through the door you are greeted by everyone in Japanese! Its like a hum of multiple Japanese voices all coming together. I was excited to sit down and opted for a booth rather than at the bar (they give you the option). The walls are covered with autographs, mostly from sports dudes who have visited over the years
The waitresses have the most amazing traditional outfits, and I was kind of obsessed with the big bow on the back.

As I mentioned, and in every other post, I am vegetarian. I always stick with avocado roll which is my most favorite. Having a large soft portion of avocado tucked in to a thin layer of deliciously fresh rice is such a treat! Most of the time either there is too little avocado or just TONS of rice. Miko sushi finds the perfect balance. I also ordered a yam roll (not on the menu but just ask) and was pleasantly surprised receiving a freshly fried piece of yam with a delicious asparagus. YUM!
Watching the chefs prepare the rolls was awesome. There was another Japanese man eating at the bar who was talking to the chefs. I really felt like I was in Japan for a moment.

Miko Sushi is amazing! For just $10 I was stuffed! I also have to mention that the wassabi is SO fresh I have never tasted anything like it! Make sure to make a stop Miko sushi when you’re craving some great sushi while you’re shopping! Also, they have two TVs and are always playing the Canucks games!

Miko Sushi Japanese Restaurant
1335 Robson Street
Vancouver, BC V6E 1C6
(604) 681-0339

Haiku Invitational Runs Now to May 31st

2 Mar

The Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival is an annual festival that celebrates the return of spring in our communities. Every year the Festival hosts the Haiku Invitational, a contest that awards the best haiku in five different categories including: Youth, British Columbia, Canada, USA and International. Since it began in 2006, the Festival’s Haiku Invitational has attracted entries from more than 36 countries in North America, Asia, Europe, Africa and South America. This year’s invitational opens March 1 and submissions can be made online until May 31 www.vcbf.ca.

The winning haiku for this year will be judged by an’ya, a widely published and award winning poet from Oregon; past editor of “haigaonline”, “Ribbons”, and “moonset”, publications that feature Japanese poetic forms. She is currently Oregon’s Regional Coordinator for the Haiku Society of America.

The theme and challenge for this year’s competition is to capture the inspiration experienced with the blossoming of the cherry tree and to celebrate Vancouver’s heritage as it reaches its 125th anniversary. The Haiku Invitational welcomes both poems of fewer than 17 syllables and haiku that follow a 5-7-5 syllable pattern, such as the 2009 winning Haiku by Katrina Sheperd of Scotland:

cherry blossoms
no need to decorate
the birthday cake

To celebrate this milestone year for the City of Vancouver, the Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival is pleased to announce the unveiling of the Haiku Installation, a textile installation celebrating festival haiku, designed and created by the local and honoured landscape artist, Jane Durante. The haiku will be in English and Japanese represented through images created by a Japanese shodo artist and a western calligrapher.

The Haiku Invitational has inspired other programs such as the Haiku Inspirations Exhibition that will be hosted at the Federation Gallery from April 12 to May 1 and an interactive Haiku Bench created by Harald Merk from Bing Thom Architects and hosted at Pacific Centre, Vancouver.

“Tears in the Dark” by Graph Gonzales

17 Dec

I just had to share this track! The latest and greatest from Graph Gonzales is a HOT song called “Tears in the Dark”. It was produced by local multi talented singer, songwriter, musician and producer Chin Injeti. This song will get stuck in your head immediately and make you want to get up and shake it.

I am really obsessed with this! I want an album out STAT so I can rock out to this 24/7!

Check out this other amazing song from her group Idle Warship (it includes Res and Talib Kweli) called “Bedroom Lites”

Learn more about Graph HERE

Fresh Air Cinema: FREE OUTDOOR MOVIES!

9 Jul

The moment summer comes along there are so many things to get excited for here in Vancouver.
The free outdoor movies is definitely one of those things.

The next one is taking place Wednesday July 14th around 9pm at Ceperley Fields in Stanley Park near second beach!
They are showing the AMAZING CLASSIC the Goonies!!!!

Remember to check out these dates as well:
July 22nd, 2010: Monsters vs Aliens
July 29th, 2010: The Karate Kid

Also, there will be another great 80’s classic coming to Yaletown on August 8th. Get all the info HERE

Visit www.freshaircinema.ca for more details!

New Larabar flavours!

20 Jun

I am so excited! My favourite bars in the world, Larabars, is about to launch some amazing new flavours this summer. Carrot Cake, Chocolate Chip Cookies Dough, Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip and Chocolate Chip Brownie.

The best thing about these bars, is that they are raw, all fruit and nuts and no sugar added and they taste AMAZING. I was once lucky enough to run in to one of the owners of Larabars who sent me TWO FREE CASES! I was very satisfied and ate them way too quickly! You can buy Larabars all over the place around town. Capers, Whole Foods and Choices are all good places to pic them up!

The new flavours wont be popping up in to stores until the summer, but you can order them online at www.larabarstore.com. Enter the promo code LARNEW10 and you can receive 15% off of the new flavors from June 15th – July 15th.

Follow Larabar on twitter at www.twitter.com/larabar
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