Opulent self-indulgence or Claim to fame?

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Thank you Channel M Cantonese news, for now I know about the first city-wide Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival this year.

Half of me wants to groan because it sounds like opulent self-indulgence but the other half remembers how delightful it was to see streets lined with blossom-laden trees until it all “snowed” at the end of the season. The latter half reminded me a few days ago to have the camera handy this year!

The dates for events are a bit ambiguous so far with a kick-off date of March 7th or 8th at Burrard Station. Two other events that caught my eye were the NHK Japan Screenings at Robson Square (read: foreign flicks) and the announcement of the city’s must-see blossoms. The latter page is as-yet a bit sparse so stay tuned to those pages for further details.

1 Comment so far

  1. Maktaaq (unregistered) on February 28th, 2006 @ 11:50 pm

    UBC is by far the best. In fact, I am happy that I have an out-of-towner with me to whom I can show off our prettiest corner.

    Funny, when I lived in Japan, I was never so sakura-happy. I even developed an allergy to the blossoms to get me out of boring (and freezing) hanami parties. Damn me. How I miss those days.

    Luckily, thanks to you, Wynne, I can re-live those days here in Vancouver. Hurrah!



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