British Columbia

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British Columbia (B.C.), Canada is definitely my next target after enjoying the tourist spots of Ontario, Alberta, and Saskatchewan. I was planning to travel last June 2012 but for some reason, it got pushed back from my bucket list.

Later on, my cousin, Jaime (a.k.a. Chancee), informed me that he’s flying to Winnipeg for a study tour and asked me if it’s possible for us to meet up. We both agreed to see each other in Vancouver and stay in one of our relatives place whom I haven’t met.

TheCuriousme & Chancee

Chancee

I was so pumped! I’ll be hitting four birds with one stone! Err… it would also be cute to say, with one airfare. Well, it’s surely worth it. I’ll be able to:
*** Chat with my cousin
*** Meet & bond with my new-found relatives
*** Take a well-deserved holiday
*** “Get to know” British Columbia

Indeed, God is good. Through His “magical hands”, the wonderful trip took place and it certainly paved the way to connect some of the missing links of my life.

So, what happened during the trip? Hmmm… I’ll let you know in a bit. :p

folkfest

I was still ill  (see related article ->sick & slow)  but it did not deter me to go to Folkfest with Roan yesterday. The Folkfest venue was just within the area but it took us 1.5 hours to reach the place due to heavy traffic. A lot of people decided to walk… either they left their car somewhere or they took a taxi and just got off few blocks away from the venue.

It’s really ironic because I don’t like going to such festivities when I was in the Philippines because I hate getting “mobbed” in a crowded place. Now, I’m doing it here in North America just to learn more about the other culture at the same time reminisce the Philippine tradition. And most of all, practice my limited skills in photography. Ha!

Below are the pavilions that we have visited:

Philippines Pavilion
I felt nostalgic while watching the Filipino traditional dances being performed. I used to dance this when I was in College.

caught the guy swaying!

“sayaw sa bangko”

“tinikling”

“Igorot dance”

Karpaty Ukranian Pavilion
I’m not sure on how they call their dance but they sure did bounce a lot! Whew! It certainly is a good workout routine.

Caribbean Pavilion
Their songs sound like reggae to me. It was cool and entertaining. Very modern, I must say. 🙂

steel band

fire eater

Brazilian Pavilion
Sexy eh? 😀

Chinese Pavilion
We missed the show because it was already 11 p.m. when we arrived in the pavilion. It turned out the performance was only until 10:30 p.m.. Argh! In any case, I just took random snapshots inside their pavilion.  Here you go:

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I love using the Canon DSLR camera! It’s not mine though. I just borrowed it from RJ (my nephew).  I’m slowly starting to convince myself in getting one. This will take a long time. 🙂
I definitely had fun at the folkfest! Hopefully next year, I will be able to visit all the pavilion with my new car and new camera. It’s free to dream! 😉 Until then! See yah!

P.S.
What do you think of my snapshots? Is it good for a budding photographer? 😉