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Cupcakes Galore on a Sunday – S04E20

From Capital Cupcake Camp 2009
What’s not to love having cupcakes on a Sunday? I got to attend the first Capital Cupcake Camp at the Jack Purcell Community Centre. From what I heard, Cupcake Camp started in San Francisco, California in 2008 and today’s event make it the largest in attendance. It looked like it was an unexpected surprise because the crowds got bigger and bigger and I was told by a friend that they had to wait 45 minutes to get in. Luckily for my bro and myself, we arrived at the venue an hour earlier and it was nice that my bro got media access as a blogger and photographer. What amazed me was that there was over 3000 cupcakes for the event.

OK, I should stop writing and enjoy viewing the photos that I took on the cupcakes. I know there would be friends and strangers feeling jealous that I got a chance to taste some yummy cupcakes. There was too much sugar rush for today’s event.

Here’s the link to the photos, http://www.flickr.com/photos/lenny-wu/sets/72157616004012597/. [Account no longer on PRO]
Enjoy!

Written by Lenny

March 29, 2009 at 17:29

Ruby Jean and the Thoughtful Bees on Monday Night – S04E19

Ruby Jean and the Thoughtful Bees at Zaphod Beeblebrox
Monday night was a jam packed night at Zaphod Beeblebrox. There were 3 bands and the headliner being Ruby Jean and the Thoughtful Bees, which totals to four. Plus, it was a free Monday live show, so it was good to check it out at no cost minus the drinks cause I don’t drink. The three other that performed were The Gentlemen Husbands (from Cobourg, ON), The Sound Technicians (from Ottawa) and from the Netherlands, Venus Flytrap.
Onto Ruby Jean and the Thoughtful Bees, it’s my second time to check out Rebekah Higgs live but this time, she’s with this group and the style of music is electro/techno and trip-hop. All I can say that she still looks lovely and most likely one of the hottest Canadian indie female singers around. The group gave an exciting and stunning performance as Rebekah, I mean Ruby Jean kept coming down to the crowd to keep them dancing. I almost fell when she rolled to the floor and getting caught from the microphone cord. I could say that this would be one of my favorite for this year for now. The surprise I got was the group performing a cover song to Heart’s Barracuda. Another surprise I get from Zaphods is that the show went past the 11pm curfew since it was on a Monday and not much is exciting on a Monday night.
Here’s the link to the photos, http://www.flickr.com/photos/lenny-wu/sets/72157614997728997/
Enjoy!

Written by Lenny

March 10, 2009 at 13:26

Went to The Josh Reichmann Oracle Band Concert – S04E18

Glenn Nuotio at Zaphod Beeblebrox on March 6, 2009.
Last night (Friday), I went to Zaphod Beeblebrox for the Josh Reichmann Oracle Band concert. The two openers were New Teeth and Glenn Nuotio. I did not get to take photos during the headlining band because my brother used the camera throughout the whole time. The photo displayed is during Glenn Nuotio’s performance.
Overall, the 3 performances were excellent. The first band was pumped up because there was more of a female following. Glenn’s performance was mellower and then Josh Reichmann Oracle Band lit up their performance.

New Jacket
Before going to Zaphod’s, I decided to go to Roots in the Byward Market and shop for a new jacket. Thankfully, I got a $100 Roots gift card and what a good way to have a change in fashion come Spring. I went for this track jacket called Liard Track Jacket (link won’t be up for long, it will be temporary). What I didn’t know was that the jacket got the smell of Lush soaps. I couldn’t believe that Lush, next door to Roots can have a strong odor spread over to them. I hope I can I take photos of my new look soon. As you see from the previous entry that I have been wearing my green jacket for over a year. It’s nice to have a change.
Last thing, I didn’t know we have to change our clocks one hour ahead. Well, I am happy as usual because I like to follow Hong Kong time since it’s similar but at different timezones.

Written by Lenny

March 7, 2009 at 13:38

Finally Tried Street Fighter IV – S04E17

Playing Street Fighter IV at Friend's House
Yep, I finally got a chance to play Street Fighter IV on the Sony PlayStation 3 at a friend’s house on Thursday night. It was great to see my friend because we haven’t hung around for awhile due to his work and other things. There you see a lame photo of myself playing SF4. What did I think of the game? The graphics are nice and the moveset has been the same except for the changes to the Super moves. It was a confusing to know that there is a new combo called Ultra Combo and another new feature called Focus Attacks. Overall, it’s the same Street Figther and I was happy to Ken, Chun-Li and others. The question remains, which console system to get; PS3 or Xbox 360? I am still having a difficult time on what to choose because of Street Fighter IV.

Who Watches The Watchmen? It’s unlikely I will be getting a chance to watch The Watchmen in theatres because my bro is refusing to go see it with me and I think various friends will be watching it at their planned times. Plus, this friend of mine is still in Boston and wish to watch it with him since we are comic fans. Furthermore, I still haven’t read through my copy of The Watchmen (Absolute Edition) because it’s an oversized hardcover and I am very delicate in keeping my books in good shape.

TV Watching. I am still hooked on watching lots of Gordon Ramsay shows. From The F Word (Food Network Canada link) to Hell’s Kitchen, I am totally hooked on the famous chef swearing alot. I am also watching Survivor: Tocantins and for the life of me, why?! I guess there is not much to watch on Thursday nights but I don’t watch it LIVE because I just record it and watch it later. Thank goodness to PVR.
Another show I really enjoy is CBC’s Being Erica. It’s an excellent series because I wish I could time travel and fix up my own mistake. What’s surprising is that they play Pop music and it’s a Canadian show. It kind of bring me back memories knowing certain songs.

Written by Lenny

March 6, 2009 at 11:16

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