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Date archives December 2019

Season Finale / Series 14 / WildWorks Blog

Best of 2010-2019, The Decade in 2010 – S14E21 (Season Finale)

It’s quite the decade in the 2010s. This is a look back on how my blog evolved throughout the decade.

The Early 2010s
The integration of the radio show I had at the time made good use of the blog. It was used as a summary and continuing the coverage of Canadian music. 

My favourite thing from the radio show were interviewing Nat & Marie and musicians from the likes of Basia Bulat, Shad and various Canadian musicians and bands.

I had the opportunity to have people come in as co-hosts of the radio show. Shoutout to Lauren, Marzia, Erica, and Candice.

Past blog posts are linked via WordPress.com from 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2014.

2014 and Onwards
Due to the abrupt end of the radio show in early 2014, things changed with the blog with less coverage of Canadian music. I was able to cover the Polaris Music Prize Gala every September and enjoy the live performances as well as finding out who would win the prize.

Not all is lost when covering Canadian music as I’ve become a great supporter of Scary Bear Soundtrack.

There was more emphasis of a lifestyle theme in my blog posts. More links to social media through Instagram and Facebook.

Polaroid photos were used in covering the blog and social media accounts. It became an obsession to shooting Polaroids.

One of the fun memories was in 2017 and it was covering Red Bull Crashed Ice event. I got to meet two photographers/Instagrammers there. Shoutout to Andrew and Sudevi.

Past posts are linked through WordPress.com and WildWorks.ca – 2015, 2016 and 2017

Wrapping up 2019
Several Instagram meetups would define 2019. It’s been great meeting some photographers and Instagrammers at events.

To end 2019 and season 14, you will notice a makeover of the blog as I changed the theme layout. I hope you will enjoy the new look and going forward to the new decade.

Happy New Year and season 15 to be coming soon.

Series 14

Quite The First Week of December 2019 – S14E20

What a week to start the final month of 2019.

On the first Sunday of December, I went to Mochisuki 2019 at St. Anthony’s Banquet Hall. Mochi is one of those unique snacking delicacy in Japan. It was quite a fun and popular event by the Ottawa Japanese Community Association.  

On Tuesday, I attended Ottawa Tourism’s Influencer Party at Craft Ottawa in Lansdowne Park. It was great seeing the photographers and Instagrammers for another year. After the party, I shot some photos around Ottawa Christmas Market at Lansdowne.

On Thursday, I went to National Gallery of Canada for a get together with The Chinese Canadian Collective as we checked out the temporary exhibits. There was the Christmas Tree Lighting. 

On Friday, I attended a private party hosted by Instagrammers, ottstyle and jewelsforlunch. It was called Glitz & Glam. At the party, I got to use the Polaroid Lab by Polaroid Originals as well as the OneStep+. It was great seeing Ottawa Instagrammers and some I haven’t seen in awhile. All in a holiday fun.

It was quite the first week of December to attend these exciting events. Big thanks to Ottawa Tourism, Steph (ottstyle) and Harshita (jewelsforlunch) for holding these events. You can check the photos from below. Continue reading