Music, Culture, Photos and Other Happenings in Ottawa

Date archives June 2007

Week In Review / WildWorks Blog

WildWorks Extra for June 30-July 1, 2007

July 1st, Happy Canada Day (Canada is 140 years old) and it is also the 10th anniversary of the Hong Kong Handover from Britain to China. A lot of happenings within the news for the past week.

Entertainment – Paris Hilton was released from jail on June 25. The media frenzy was abuzz. What’s next for Paris? A clean image, possibly
June 28th was when The Spice Girls have finally reunited and will have a world tour.

Wrestling – The biggest shock has been the death of Chris Benoit and his family. The aftermath is whether the WWE can withstand the criticism from the media.

Movies – Disney/Pixar’s Ratatouille released on Friday. Great movie. Good for the kids and it was funny all over.

Around Ottawa – Soccer has come to Canada. The FIFA U-20 World Cup is all over Canada. Ottawa had Czech Republic against Argentina.

TV – Chalk one up for another great season of Doctor Who. It ended Series 3 in the UK and was able to get the episode. In the words of the Doctor, it’s “fantasic!”

Here’s photos from another liondance performance. Taken on June 30.

Week In Review / WildWorks Blog

WildWorks Extra for June 23-24, 2007

Not much happened in the pop culture media. Another part to WildWorks Extra I forgot mention is a what’s in Ottawa section. This past week, I checked out a hip-hop dance at noon time. It’s b-boy and b-girl dancing.
On Saturday, The Ottawa Dragon Boat Race Festival happened and I took part in the opening ceremony part. Here are photos from the liondance performance.
Lots of events happening throughout Ottawa. There was the International Chicken and Rib Cookoff on Sparks Street Mall.
Canada Day is coming up on July 1.
Apology for the delay on this entry. There was a lot of things happening.

Photos from the Outdoor Bboy/Bgirl Cyphers. Although, it was indoors at the Canadian Museum of Civilization. Taken on Thursday, June 21, 2007.

Photos from the Ottawa Dragon Boat Race Festival on June 23, 2007. The opening ceremony part.

Week In Review / WildWorks Blog

WildWorks Extra for June 16-17, 2007

Finally, I decided to create WildWorks Extra. What is it? It is basically a week in review of sorts posted on Saturdays. It would be called the weekend edition. I try to write what happened in the media for the past week. I wish I had a video camera to cover topics and have it set in various locations in Ottawa. Although it would be difficult to do such tasks.
Let’s start off with technology.
This past week, Apple Inc. launched their WWDC 07 and the big surprise happened to be Safari for Windows. Now, the web browser wars is really heating up.

June 10 – It has been a buzz when the series finale of The Sopranos ended. Some people hated it and some people didn’t mind it. I didn’t really mind the ending except the silliness of Meadow having problems parallel parking.

June 15 – It’s the end of an era for Bob Barker as he retired as host of “The Price is Right.”

Not much to watch for the Summer months. The only TV show I would be intrigued would be “Hell’s Kitchen” on FOX.

WWE Raw had their 3 hour special which dealt with the draft. The biggest surprise was Mr. McMahon “killed” when his limo exploded. How dubious can it be?

Not much happening on the music scene as “Umbrella” by Rihanna is still #1 on Billboard’s Hot 100 Single and UK charts.

Happy Father’s Day to any fathers enjoying the day.

As for myself, it was an important day back on Tuesday, June 12 when I graduated from Carleton University. Again, I like to thanks friends who have given me a lot of congratulations. It made me feel proud and happy but in a way still not sunk in that I got my degree. 🙂

Due to a delay, I went to Montreal to check out the Body Worlds 2 exhibit. Here are photos from Montreal.

Specials / WildWorks Blog

One-off Special #2: Convocation – June 12, 2007 @ Carleton University

Yep, I am finally done with university and got my degree. It was great to see friends and classmates during the convocation on Tuesday. I couldn’t be any happier and also congratulating them as well. What my future plan holds? I am not sure. Hope to take things in stride.
It was hot waiting at the old gym. I nearly tripped and stumbled getting back to my seat.
Here are some photos from the event. Since several photos are currently up on Facebook.
Note: I couldn’t put alot of photos because the uploading took long.