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Series 15

There Was Suppose to Be a Sunset at the Instameet – S15E04

There was another Instameet In less than a week. This one was at the rooftop patio at Andaz Ottawa’s Copper Spirits & Sights.

As usual, it was hosted by Instagrammers Ottawa (IgersOttawa) & The ByWard Market BIA.
Unfortunately, the sun didn’t appear due to the clouds covering up. The positive side was not enduring the harsh cold weather from Saturday.

It was great seeing the usual Instagrammers and new people coming out to the instameet. Always nice to connect with different people around Ottawa. It was quite tough to shoot Polaroids as cold temperatures can’t develop the photos in its entirety.

Apologies for the title of the blog post. You can check the photos and Polaroid photos below.
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A Photo Walk to ByWard Market and Downtown Rideau – S15E02

Instagrammers Ottawa along with ByWard Market hosted a photo walk on a cold Wednesday night.

Several sound and light installations are displayed throughout downtown Ottawa as part of Winterlude. 

The first installation we walked to was the art installation, Geometric Crystalline. It was created by Dems & Dolls from Ottawa. The installation captured the unique sound and lights from it.

Next was the art installation, Oscillation. Apparently, the power was turned off and will have to check it out at another time.

Last installation to check out was Cycle and it was quite an interesting art installation as people can walk on the art piece. Sound and light will go off on it.

We ended with hot chocolate at Mantovani 1946. It is Ottawa’s Top Gelato Cafe.

Following the instameet, I headed down to Chatime and got the Sakura Sweetheart drink. It has sago mixed with green tea matcha. It was a nice drink, started with very sweet to not so sweet.

Overall, it was great seeing the usual Instagrammers and braving the cold weather. You can view the photos from below.

Thanks goes out to Instagrammers Ottawa and ByWard Market for hosting the fun photo walk.
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Chinese New Year 2020 – S15E01

Happy Chinese/Lunar New Year, it’s the year of the rat to start the new decade. Due to what’s happening in the world with the coronavirus, a few of the lion dance performances were cancelled. 

My lion dance group was able to do some performances at Casino Lac Leamy, at a private school and RBC Royal Bank during Lunar New Year.

Here’s a YouTube from one of our performances. I started using Adobe Premiere Pro and put in a picture in picture for it.

What a way to start the 15th season of the blog with the new year festivities. You should notice a new look with the blog. Hope you will like the cleaner look.
Surprisingly, a blogger I know is celebrating 15 years for her blog, you can check her out here. I am not at year 15 for my blog.

恭喜發財 (Gong Hey Fat Choy), Happy Chinese New Year! You can look at the photos below.
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