Sunday, May 25, 2008
Finally, May has become my favorite month of the year again because of the mild and cool weather and it is the start of the festival season in Ottawa. As you see from the photo with Masia One, I checked out CBC Bandwidth live at Ottawa Race Weekend. The live taping was on May 24, 2008 and it included performances by Hilotrons, Amanda Rheaume and Abdominal.
Photos from the event are on my Flickr, http://www.flickr.com/photos/lenny-wu/sets/72157605236760760/. It was a great "live" taping and I did not expect to meet Masia One because I have her on Facebook and I think still on MySpace. I had kept in contact in some form for a couple of years. What was unexpectedly cool was that she gave me a DVD and CD of her music video and upcoming tracks from her album (to be release in June). Abdominal is another surprise because I watched an episode of R3TV where he went to England and chowed down on unusual foods. Here is the link from Youtube and warning, it is not for the weak or full stomach, R3TV Episode #38 - "Un-Rapped: A Food Diary". I told Abdominal that I liked video and I did not get grossed out. I was like wanting to crave on the foods he ate.
At the event, I was so worried about getting sunburned as there was no shade outside Ottawa City Hall. My feet were partially sunburned as I wore sandals for the whole day. My feet looks like tiger stripes and I should go back to wearing shoes for the time being. It is my first time to check out Ottawa Race Weekend and I was astounded by the amount people being out for this event.
Other past happenings, I went to watch Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull on Thursday. How did I think of the movie? It was an enjoyable film but I found the plot about the crystal skull to be silly. Still, it is worth watching at the theatres.
I still haven't watch Iron Man yet. Do not expect me to watch it.
That is all for now.
Sunday, May 04, 2008
It has been an exciting Saturday to kick off May because I had a lion dance performance outside Parliament Hill. The performance was a rally planned by the university Chinese/International students associations in support of the Beijing Olympics. Photos from the event are on my Flickr, http://www.flickr.com/photos/lenny-wu/sets/72157604867054339/ At night, I went to the Rebekah Higgs (pictured on top) concert at Zaphod Beeblebrox. Even though her concert ended right at 11pm, it was a fantastic to say the least. The turnout was not as packed when I went to other gigs. Overall, she delivered a good concert.
What a way to kick off May. It started on Thursday, May 1st at The Bay in Rideau Centre for a lion dance performance to promote their Summer clothing and apparel for the 2008 Beijing Olympics.
Festival season in Ottawa has kicked off with the Canadian Tulip Festival. Our lion dance will be performing this Saturday (May 10). I don't know if Major's Hill Park is free to get in during The Canadian Tulip Festival.
I got my tickets for the Cisco Ottawa Bluesfest. I can't wait to see Feist again and check out the Canadian indie artists again too.
On Sunday afternoon, I was listening Brian Leung's program (in Cantonese) and I was so happy to hear Stay (Faraway, So Close!) by U2 and All Good Things (Come to an End) by Nelly Furtado. Stay is considered one of my favorite U2 songs. As for All Good Things (Comes to an End), it feels so 2007 and I haven't heard it for awhile.
Phew, that's all I have to cover for now.